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.
Pope Francis' visit moved many hearts with his attentiveness to people, and Mother Teresa had a similar awareness of people. So what's stopping us from being a witness, what's blocking our awareness?
Let me propose to you this thought: Gratitude isn’t a feeling. What if I told you that gratitude is a virtue you can put into practice? And that we’ve listed 18 ways to do just that?
I was there. I got to see him in person.
I did, however, miss out on quite a bit of his other speeches and footage. So if you want a recap, need to catch up on his speeches like me, or just want to go back and re-read his genius, here is everything he said on his U.S. visit.
I thought that to lead Bible study, my students would expect me to be perfectly holy and knowledgeable — yet at the same time, I feared they would completely write me off as a no-fun goody two-shoes. While I was freaking out, I realized I was completely missing the point of what it meant to lead a Bible study.
I have a long commute, most of it on the D.C. metro. This past Lent, I decided to dedicate one leg of my commute to praying a rosary. This was inspired by my mom, who prayed the rosary when we commuted together during my college internships.
But I gave Mom’s practice a twist.
The big takeaways for me were these four realizations that were a game-changer in outreach — and they can help you, too.
I remember looking at the girls with me. Our disbelieving eyes met as if to say, “Is this honestly happening right now?” Funnily enough, it WAS.
Evangelization is a huge buzzword these days...but most of us don’t quite know what that means practically. So if you’re not sure how, we’ve got 10 practical tips for you!
It’s been a month since the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, requiring all 50 states to allow same-sex couples to marry. Within that month, conversations have dwindled.
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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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