Here is the fourth and final post in our World Cup Preview: your quick-guide to soccer stats and the Universal Church!
Here is Part 3 of our World Cup Preview: your quick-guide to soccer stats and the Universal Church!
Here is Part 2 of our World Cup Preview: your quick-guide to soccer stats and the Universal Church!
There’s something truly amazing that happens when world-wide events like the Olympics or The World Cup take place. They are a great reminder of our global community and of all of the different countries and cultures across the world.
In Matthew 28:18, Jesus tells us to make disciples of all nations, and the World Cup is a great reminder of all the souls in the world who need to be His disciples. In light of this, we hope you enjoy our preview of the different groups and countries involved in the World Cup. Check out all of the country, soccer, and religious statistics below, and continue to pray that the gospel may reach all people.
Pope Francis' was very busy during his trip to the Holy Land. Check out all of the news coverage.
“The Almighty deserves better advocacy than he gets in this typically ham-fisted Christian campus melodrama.” – Scott Foundas, Variety
In a nutshell, most critics I read were put-off by the film because non-Christians were demonized, the arguments were unintelligible, and it was overall unrealistic. My take? Yes and no.
It’s easy to see how digital communication can feel more soul-sucking than life-giving at times. Many of us tend to apologize for our overuse or “addiction” to social media. Sometimes it seems like it would just be easier to delete my various social media accounts entirely rather than try to get a grip on all the craziness... which leads me to ask the following question:
I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I forget that when Jesus says something, He really means it. Like when He says, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever,” He really means that. Or when He says, “Your sins are forgiven,” they actually are forgiven. It’s just so easy for me to forget that.
As many of you know, Curtis Martin is part of the EWTN series, Crossing the Goal. The Crossing the Goal team has filmed over 100 episodes and the show has become one of the most successful on EWTN.
This is a passionate time of year for the pro-life movement. We hear conflicting reports from newscasters about numbers that we know are deflated. We see people protest and treat us with anger and disrespect. We're told repeatedly that we're marching against women, instead of for life. It's tempting to feel like victims fighting against an oppressive regime. But there’s a subtle yet crucial difference between marching for life and marching against secularism. We’re not here to retaliate, we’re here to stand for life.
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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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