I want to start this article by saying that most of my friends and family do not know this about me. I’ve kept my story about suicide a secret for a long time. But recently I’ve noticed a growing number of people who suffer like I’ve suffered. I’ve also noticed many people who were not able to make it out of the dark night.
I write this for you. I write this so that you know you are not alone. You are noticed, you are loved and you are wanted in this life.
Kevin Cotter interviewed Dr. Sri on his book, "Men, Women and the Mystery of Love" and we're giving away 10 copies of his new edition!
Lent makes me uncomfortable. Every year, I am challenged to ask myself what sins and bad habits I’ve complacently allowed to remain in my life. This also applies to sins of lust.
For over a year, I had been writing letters to a death row inmate, and touching death row with my letters taught me so much. On the day of the annual March for Life, I hope my experience serves as a reminder that being pro-life is a part of every area of our lives and every issue in our world, not just that of the unborn.
The book Young Catholic America takes a compelling, well-researched, and detailed look at emerging Catholic adults (18-23 years old). So, why should you read this book? Here are just five reasons.
Most people have never heard of Jan, but you know his most famous disciple: the young man ordained on All Saints' Day back in 1946. His name was Karol. As in Wojtyla. Now Pope St. John Paul II.
What is the power of one discipler? It’s the power to change the world.
Sometimes those of us still in the dating phase of single life can unconsciously view marriage as the end-all-be-all goal. Just in case we need a reminder, that’s not real life.
I turned to some married lady friends for some wisdom for those of us still discerning — in particular, what they really wished single women knew.
Sometimes we feel God’s presence. Other times, though, it seems God has completely disappeared from our lives.
Either way, I tend to find myself telling God: “Hey! Speak up! Are you actually listening?”
Villains — or those who are on the “evil side” in our latest blockbuster stories — aren’t so evil anymore. At least, that line isn’t black and white. It’s pretty blurry. And even if they are clearly “evil,” we still root for them because they’re cool.
But there's something off about that.
The fact is, I had set up a golden-calf-shaped spot in my heart — and every time I felt bored, I thought that the hole could only be filled with my golden calf.
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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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