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"Catholics are such hypocrites," says a friend. "They have all these rules, they break them and then they show up for Church on Sunday." I think carefully. "Do your parents have rules?" I say. "Yes," she responds. "Do you break any of them?" I ask. "Yes," she says. "Do you still show up at the dinner table?" I say. "Yes," she answers. "Well," I respond. "Our parents set a value system ...
DVD movie review Spotlight (2015, USA) is eye opening because it illuminates issues in the Catholic Church. If you have lived in the United States in the last fifteen years you probably would have heard, read or seen stories about the sex abuse scandals there. Spotlight is the story of a newspaper investigation into the abuse scandal in Boston and is up close in the way a movie can. Com ...
Separation of church and state is often triumphed by self-labeled liberals in the US when it comes to keeping religion out of the law. When it comes to keeping the state out of faith, self-labeled conservatives will themselves fall back on the separation of church and state, the United States Constitution, specifically the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. Fortun ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gEDiOJuRRc The good stuff. Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart , which recently scored a series-record 3-million total viewers in Live+3 day ratings for its Season 3 finale was honored with the prestigious Spirit Award at the 67th annual Christopher Awards held in Midtown Manhattan ...
There has always been a significant difference between spiritual and ritualistic Catholics. The gap; however, is widening. In large part, due to the excellent shepherding example of Pope Francis. Pope Francis continues to dispel the notion of the so-called 'Ritualistic' Catholic, in favor of the 'Spiritual' Catholic. The difference? A ritualistic Catholic may go to church each Sunday, per ...
In winter, we spend inordinate amounts of time inside, dwelling, stewing, stagnating in enforced inactivity. When our hibernating energy finally re-awakens in the spring, it is with a pronounced case of morning breath. After the dust, the must, the rust of winter, a thorough spring cleaning is called for. The promise of renewed life prompts us to prepare a sacred and auspicious way for i ...
An unprecedented number — nearly one fourth — of Baby Boom women chose not to bear and raise children. But we were archetypal Mothers, nonetheless. We gave birth to something of our passion — a business, a career, an art form, a political involvement, a spiritual practice — and nurtured it to keep it alive. We created our own ways of being and served as role models, mentors, and teachers to th ...
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