Life got you down? A little perspective–and gratitude–helps. Just ask Army Lt. Nick Vogt.
Pope Francis, the “Pope of everyday life,” has been on the job just six months. But his message is clear: Depend on God’s mercy. Live God’s mercy. Give God’s mercy.
Moms need mentors too. Our fast-moving consumer culture under-appreciates the value of shaping a child’s heart and soul—and moms feel keenly that lack of support. Catholic moms, committed not only to raising their children well in secular terms, but also to raising them right in the eyes of God, are looking for something akin to spiritual mothering.
That will be the huge task confronting the next Pope: to defend not only God but also the dignity of the human person, in a world that has so lost sight of God, that it no longer understands its own humanity.
Do Catholics you know insist that President Obama still has their vote? If so, maybe it’s time to talk “sin” and “co-dependency.” They’ve got to let go.
Nick Vogt: “I love to be alive!”
Lt. Nick Vogt–heart-stopping injuries and inexplicable survival testify to his family’s tenacious faith and the power of prayer. We thank God for life—no matter how broken and vulnerable—and beg healing, and strength for Nick, his family, and our military.
Popular culture normalizes sexual perversity. Our teens need us—and the Church–to give them words to defend the truth. If they don’t hear the truth from us, whose messages will they heed?
Mary died unexpectedly. But when she died, God didn’t read her obituary, he read her heart–a heart that grew in love every time she asked, “What’s your will for me, Lord?”
One writer scoffs that nobody keeps altruistic New Year’s resolutions—or does anything good for selfless motives. One family’s compassion proved that false; altruistic New Year’s Resolutions followed.