Should you keep your Lenten fast on Sundays? Therese and Jonathan weigh in...
My last post about dating addressed one huge obstacle when it comes to dating as Christians: the extremes.
Still trying to figure out what you want to do for Lent? Here are some ideas.
“That girl has everything – she’s good looking, caring, funny, and smart. All the guys want to ask her out.”
True art is an expression of beauty, and beauty has the power to move our hearts and shape our souls.
Film is one of the most influential mediums in art, and there are so many films that have left me better person for having seen them.
Well, I signed up for what seems like an impossible and regrettable task – name the top 24 Catholics to follow on Twitter (plus one Protestant). Impossible because there are so many great people to follow and I’m only naming 24. Regrettable because surely I’ll leave off some very important and influential people.
I was going to say that these are 15 good reads for 2015, but then I realized that would be a pretty ambitious time frame. If you can get through all of these in a year, then I don’t know whether to be impressed by your determination or concerned for your social well-being.
There are many words I use every day that I’ve realized I know little about. Grace, infinite, love, and the subject of this post: dignity. Sure, it sounds like a simple and common word—but what does it actually mean? Attach a qualifier to it, and the question becomes even bigger. What is human dignity?
One of my favorite lines in the Hobbit is the slightly ticked-off response Gandalf gives to the dwarves when they discover, with grumbling, that bumbling Bilbo Baggins will be a part of their team. Gandalf says, "I have chosen Mr. Baggins and that ought to be enough for all of you… There is a lot more in him than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea about himself.”
Jonathan and I adopted our first child in November.
Since that time, one comment we've heard fairly often is, "You guys are amazing! What a great thing you've done!"—or something along those lines.
But here today, in this post, I want to set the story straight.
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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.'
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