Everyone wants to give the perfect gift…something unique, something personal, something meaningful. Accomplishing this task always seems harder than we anticipate it will be. Well, dear FOCUS blog reader, let me assist you in this daunting task by presenting Catholic Christmas Gifts 2013.
While writing Through the Year with Pope Francis, Kevin Cotter read almost everything that Pope Francis read or said. Check out what insights he gained in the process.
Men without heads, figuratively speaking, is a plague we are dealing with. I was one of them. I am trying to never be one again. On a positive note, we can fix this and get our heads back.
In the battle against pornography, it’s important that we not only feed our souls, but our minds. The fourth step I want to suggest is that educating yourself on the destructive nature of pornography will help convince you to break free from it. If you missed the other articles in my series, you can read them beginning here. Here’s what the Catechism has to say about it:
The second step I want to suggest is for you to become accountable.
It’s my hope that you are convicted of the destructive nature of pornography (if not, click here), and that if you have a habit of viewing it, these five short articles will motivate you to change, grow, and heal. To that end I would like to propose five helpful steps (one step per article). Well, I call them “steps,” but they don’t need to be taken in order—they’re simply five approaches to healing that are proven to work.
In today’s culture, being in your 20’s means carefree living without any responsibilities or regrets. As Catholics, we know we are made for more than comfort. We were made to make a difference, both on earth and in heaven.
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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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