Let me propose to you this thought: Gratitude isn’t a feeling. What if I told you that gratitude is a virtue you can put into practice? And that we’ve listed 18 ways to do just that?
How are artists supposed to navigate between these two worlds? The problem at the root of this question is the assumption that we are supposed to separate them.
We talk about the concept of “women’s health” a lot, but we don’t seem to be on the same page about what that actually means. But ladies, I think we’ve been sold a pack of lies about what it means to care for our bodies.
We hear stories like this all the time, and all the while we wonder how someone can fall into that kind of relationship. But it’s not just the woman suffering domestic abuse that falls for it.
Every single one of us does.
St. Thomas Aquinas calls St. Mary Magdalene the “apostle to the Apostles.” And she's a stellar role model when it comes to learning how women can change the world in a unique, dynamic way.
Martha doesn’t get that Jesus wants her to be interiorly at His feet, undisturbed by how much seems to be on her shoulders — finally able to move those dang mountains by His power instead of her own.
I don’t really remember how it happened.
All I know is that afterward, everything changed. I was so used to the neatness of my own life, and then wham! — everything was different.
A friend of mine told me he knew the perfect woman for me. I had cold feet...so I made several excuses for why it wouldn’t work.
And then my friend looked me in the eye and challenged me: “Go for it.”
Every time someone mentioned that porn was “just a guy problem,” I squirmed. I attended countless chastity talks where I constantly heard just that.
But I was proof of how false that statement was.
So what do we do when we feel stuck? The answer is simpler than you think.
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Since the pontificates of Pope Paul VI and John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has been commissioned to engage and embrace the world with God's message of love once more with ‘new methods, new ardor and new expression.’ It has come to be phrased, 'the new evangelization.'
For FOCUS, this means meeting college students across the nation where they are and challenging them to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives. Through personal relationships and friendship, we offer college students the true peace and fulfillment they seek in the good news of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic faith, inviting them to answer His calling in their lives.
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