I have to confess what my initial reaction was to hearing about Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts of aborted children:
I avoided it.
All mission trips are created equal...but may not look the same.
Kyle Emanuel, former FOCUS student and the 17th pick in the 5th round of the NFL draft, answered some questions about living his faith on and off the field.
Daredevil is not a superhero. At least, not quite like the superheroes we normally think of.
Dear Nerds, Enthusiasts, and Fellow Geeks:
Ten minutes before I started typing these words, I looked up the current overall gross income of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” flick, the most recent of Marvel’s hyper-productive studio features. The results? $875.26 million worldwide. And it hasn’t even opened in Japan or China yet.
Some of us reading this blog might be the good kid that never did anything bad. Others of us might be the exact opposite. In a world that encourages us to do whatever makes us feel good, sadly, a lot of us have…for a long time.
“Skinny shaming” seems to be the new “fat shaming.” I don’t know about you, but both are still shaming.
As if life weren’t rushing at you at 100 m.p.h. already, it does so even more after graduating. Graduation is a crazy, crazy time, and life afterward is a huge transition.
I stutter. It’s tough a lot of the time; I’ll be speaking, and then my mouth can’t form the next word... here's the kicker though: I wanted to speak.
As a catalyst of the New Springtime in the Church, St. John Paul II called for “new methods, new expression, and new ardor,” in proclaiming the hope of the gospel. Greg and Lizzy Boudreaux take this to heart in their work as artists and musicians.
Recently, Pope Francis has echoed this sentiment in his apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel: “Every expression of true beauty can thus be acknowledged as a path leading to an encounter with the Lord Jesus.” Here, Greg and Lizzy share about the journey expressed through their music–one that promotes this “culture of encounter,” so vital to the life of the Church. –Katie O’Donnell
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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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