“Jim: The James Foley Story” is deliberately ambiguous on questions of the murdered photojournalist’s faith.
In the burning desert heat, there stands a man dressed all in black. His
face is hidden. In his hand, he holds a blade. Kneeling beside him, dressed in
florescent orange and with arms tied behind his back, is Jim Foley, American
photojournalist and ISIS hostage.
This is, for many, the first image they saw of the captured American. It...
How do Catholics avoid reducing the faith to the pursuit of fundamentally secularist causes?
From the Church’s earliest beginnings, Christians have sought to make this world a better place. Whether through thinking about how to order the political realm more justly or by serving the poor in conditions of indescribable filth, great saints ranging from Augustine to Teresa of Calcutta exemplify this living-out of the Gospel message.
Like everything ...
The famous parable of Lazarus and the rich man is surely a renunciation of greed, but it is primarily focused on the evil of pride.
Readings for Sunday, Sept. 25th:
Am 6:1a, 4-7
Ps 146:7, 8-9, 9-10
1 Tm 6:11-16
As we hear the various parables from the Gospel of Luke it is good to keep two things in mind. First, the context of these teachings, which were given by Jesus...
Most schools today are geared toward college and career-readiness. These schools aren’t forming children to be saints, say classical education advocates.
Three years ago, Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan was a
failing school. It was down to 69 students in the entire K-12 program, employed
only six teachers, and was a financial “drain on the parish,” according to the
school’s provost, Zach Good.
This fall, h...
The Theology of the Body Congress will be held in Ontario, California this weekend.
The 2016 Theology of the Body
(TOB) Congress will be held Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25
(with a “Pre-Congress” Thursday, September 22) at the Ontario Convention Center
in Southern California. The event will include keynote addresses and workshops
by prominent Catholic speakers on Theology of th...