The Hunger Games forces us to wrestle with lots of questions. Among them are these: “When is killing ever okay?” and “Which lives are most important?”
It would be easy to say that we as a culture are prone to jump on an altruistic bandwagon, but I think the popularity of #PrayforParis reveals so much more about the human heart.
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.
The problem lies in our view of intimacy — and intimacy is so much more profound than just sex.
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.
Whether you know someone going through this right now — or whether this time it’s you — here are some helpful tips when it comes to recovery.
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.
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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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