As usual, Pope Francis celebrated morning Mass at the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta Chapel. Just days before the Church celebrates Pentecost, the Pope talked about the Holy Spirit. He explained that the Holy Spirit reminds us of God. Through the power of memory, the Spirit sheds light both human miseries and human graces.
Do we have the right to change what is right and what is wrong? Years ago, Pope John Paul II warned us not to fall into the temptation of following moral relativism. Why? Watch this short video for more.
Christians ruin mind-blowing concepts by hollowing them into a phrase, titling their banal rock albums after them, and otherwise extracting from them their philosophical fiber, leaving behind the rattling husks we call cliche. We did it to “Jesus saves”, we did it to “God loves you”, and I’m afraid that — if I don’t write this blog post right now – it will happen to the phrase, “Life is a gift.”
More than a half century ago, the British literary critic and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis warned that science could be twisted in order to attack religion, undermine ethics, and limit human freedom. In a recent collection of essays, The Magician's Twin: C.S. Lewis and the Case Against Scientism, a number of scholars explore Lewis's prophetic warnings about the abuse of science.
Check out Angela Santana's honors thesis about new media and the New Evangelization.
St. Teresa of Avila was well aware that the primary need of souls seeking God in prayer is not to find the ideal method, but to do God's will always and everywhere in the nitty-gritty of LIFE. In tweet-style prayer could be summarized thus: "You Pray How You Live.
How as Catholics can we stand up for the Church while also respectfully educating those who post about misconceptions or issues they have on Facebook?
The Pope met with members of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which is a group of scientists and experts who are responsible for advising the Pope on issues related to science. Every year, they all get together at their Vatican office to discuss different topics. This time their annual meeting dealt with the Complexity and Analogy in Science. Including the theoretical, methodological and epistemological aspects.
A recent Pew Forum study talked about the rise of 'nones' in America - i.e. those who are not affiliated with Religion. As passionate anti-religion commentators applaud this as a triumph of freedom, they are forgetting that the freedoms and rights that we hold come from Christianity - and are all due to the Church's focus on the value of every human life. Watch this video for an interesting discussion about the growth of aggressive secularism, and how we can resist this widespread view.
A theoretical physicist from the Californian Institute of Technology called Sean Carroll, in which he argued that science in on verge of explaining everything, and there is no need for God. However, although the sciences can help us understand the physical aspects of our world, they can never answer questions about the meaning of life.
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