Tuesday, August 30, 2022

On Becoming a Saint

On Becoming a Saint: By Regis Martin - It is an axiom of membership among believing Roman Catholics that nothing matters more than the pursuit of holiness.

Monday, August 29, 2022

When Did John Lose His Head?

When Did John Lose His Head?: Some nominal Catholics want it both ways: acquiescing in, if not promoting, the contemporary ethic while having some sentimental moments about old John the Baptist.

Pope Francis opens Holy Door of Celestinian Pardon in L'Aquila

 Pope Francis opens Holy Door of Celestinian Pardon in L'Aquila - Vatican News https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-08/pope-francis-opens-the-holy-door-of-st-mary-in-collemaggio.html

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Don’t Talk to Your Children

Don’t Talk to Your Children: It’s hard to be a kid these days.  Your blue-haired teachers appear on Libs of Tik-Tok videos bragging about selling you into sex slavery, and people go “Ho-hum. How cute. Don’t judge.” If you’re a girl, the federal government and institutions like Boston Children’s Hospital will promote “gender affirming hysterectomies.” And, of course, also on …

Real Marriages Are Founded on God, Not Government

Real Marriages Are Founded on God, Not Government: The recently-approved government definition of marriage is meaningless and built on a house of cards.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Surveys show that the average American receives some 5,000 external stimuli per day and spends more than eight hours a day in front of screens — television, computer monitors, cellphones, gaming consoles, and so on.

 

Surveys show that the average American receives some 5,000 external stimuli per day and spends more than eight hours a day in front of screens — television, computer monitors, cellphones, gaming consoles, and so on. 

Where in earlier ages people worked in their gardens, played an instrument, went fishing, read books, entertained guests, or engaged in conversation with family or friends, they have become passive and speechless consumers of canned content. These screens help produce a people that is losing its language. 

But more importantly, these people no longer see structures in their world but rather a bewildering juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated events. 

Vicarious living and proxy experiences are the deeper problem with our students’ loss of language.

https://www.crisismagazine.com/2010/loss-of-language-loss-of-thought

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Christ Reorients Webb

Christ Reorients Webb: Even a casual glance or two at the astounding images being released from the Webb Space Telescope, that penetrating eye in the sky, can rapidly lead one to a crisis of orientation, a disorientation of meaning, of personal identity, of individual existence.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

The State of Catholicism in England (Guest: Gavin Ashenden)

The State of Catholicism in England (Guest: Gavin Ashenden): Catholicism has a rich and turbulent history in England, and Catholicism has played an important role in England’s history. Today we’ll take a look at the current state of Catholicism in England with a special guest.

Friday, August 5, 2022

The Case Against Contraception

The Case Against Contraception: Contraception is very much in Church news again, so it is pivotal that we know why the Church has always prohibited artificial contraception.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

China’s new morality guidelines describe how to eat right, lower carbon footprints — and think just like President Xi

China’s new morality guidelines describe how to eat right, lower carbon footprints — and think just like President Xi https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/10/30/chinas-new-morality-guidelines-describe-how-eat-right-lower-carbon-footprints-think-just-like-president-xi/?tid=ss_tw https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/asia/china-morality-xi-jinping-intl-hnk/index.html