Why everyone should watch the dopest, most religious show on TV right now: History Channel’s Vikings. Remarkably few spoilers. http://www.history.com/shows/vikings
Pope Francis just started Year Three of his papacy, and commentary has been rife with predictions and analysis of what’s still to come, the meaning of his first two years, whether he’s been good or bad, and on down the line. The quality of any article on this particular pope, given his personality and wide-ranging appeal, typically runs […]
When St. John Paul II walked out onto the balcony after being elected pope in 1978, the first words out of his mouth were, “Be not afraid!!”
Those were strong words back then, when many Christians across the world, including in his home nation of Poland, were being severely oppressed under Communist rule. Under those conditions, operating without fear was a tall order, and likely felt impossible for many. However, St. John Paul instilled in people a knowledge that there were greater powers at work, and that “the power of Christ’s Cross and Resurrection is greater than any evil which man could or should fear” (Threshold of Hope, 1994).
Over the past several years, a fair chunk of people have been asked to resign or been fired from Catholic workplaces for conduct which, in one way or another, violated Church teaching. Nearly all of the incidents involved either unwed pregnancy or sexual orientation (or both), and nearly all have also included a massive public […]
When September rolls around, I often joke to friends, “Two things happen on Sundays in the fall: Mass and Broncos football.” As a lifelong fan of the Orange and Blue, the fall Sunday ritual has been a mainstay for as long as I can remember. For most of my life, I lived and died from […]
I ran across a graphic the other night while perusing my Facebook news feed proclaiming loudly that the U.S. Government hasn’t, in fact, banned prayer from public schools. All that’s forbidden, the graphic states, is school-sanctioned prayer, but students can still lead it if they so desire. The reason? The government wants to favor education over […]