Jesus sees the world differently and invites us to see it differently too. How does a Christian see the world when it comes to voting? Our Bishops have provided us with four basic principles:
1) The right to life of every human person.
2) The nature of marriage between a man and a woman, which must be protected and defended.
3) A special love for the poor, vulnerable, and those in danger or distress.
4) Stewardship of Creation.
This is how Christ sees the world. And remember this: only those who vote are allowed to complain about the government. [click post for audio content]
A blog post recently started me thinking (always something dangerous!). I was thinking that Catholic thought on the body and soul can be applied to the whole spectrum of monsters we see in popular culture.
By way of introduction, Catholic thought sees the human being as a creature composed of the union of a [...]
Sunday, October 17, was a great day of joy for the whole Church, as the Pope “canonized” six people, enrolling them in the list of the saints of the Church. The process of being declared a saint involves a thorough investigation into the life and writings of each person, to determine that he or she [...]
It is hard to say ‘no’ when children beg. Can we not trust our Heavenly Father to give us what we need when we beg Him? Our readings teach us about prayer. First of all, we have to pray with persistence. Moses prays persistently and the Israelites win a battle. Second, we have to be patient. The Chilean miners show us what it means to patiently wait for rescue. Finally, do we want our children to only ask us for things? No. In the same way, God wants a friendship with us. The real fruit of patient, persistent prayer is friendship with God. [click post of audio content]
This is a statue of Our Lady of Fatima that travels about from house to house in my Diocese, and I had the joy of being her host for a month. It seems to me that the message of Our Lady of Fatima is just as important today as it was when it [...]
Most of us have said, “There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” But there are — there is enough time to accomplish everything that God has planned for me to accomplish. We trust God about the big things that we have no control over, but we have a hard time trusting God with the everyday things. When Jesus says, “Faith the size of a mustard seed,” I think he is talking about faith in small matters like our everyday events. If we have faith in small things, great things are possible. [click post for audio content]
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