Facebook is a powerhouse of social media that not only reflects our culture but leads it. “Friend” used to be a noun until Facebook turned it into a verb. Getting "tagged" has a whole new meaning. Now friends aren’t assessed by what they have in common or how much they like each other; they are simply numbered and measured by what they “Like.” Getting an account on Facebook is a rite of passage for many 13-year-olds. And when your young teen registers, he now has 56 “custom gender” options to choose from to present his “true, authentic self” to the world.
Every year on Valentine’s Day my parents would usually give each one of us kids a small box of chocolate and a holy card image of Jesus’ Sacred Heart. It always put valentines in the right perspective for me as a child. I knew that love was something so beautiful and needed. My parents showed us kids that Christ’s love is the only true love.
Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! Visit this article written by Sr Helena Burns to read some suggestions of romantic flicks for a Valentine’s date night or just to get in the spirit of things.
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours-what could go wrong? Mums' Night Out is an endearing, true-to-life family comedy.
Ashley Crouch is the PR manager and contributing editor of a new women's fashion magazine with a much talked about policy: no digital alterations to models' real appearances allowed. “Whereas other magazines Photoshop to achieve the 'ideal' body type or leave a maximum of three wrinkles, we never alter the body or face structure of our models with Photoshop,” reads the description on Verily magazine's website.
Last week a report with the latest statistics on gambling around the world was pusblished. According to a summary of the report published by the Australian Associated Press, the annual per capita gambling loss averages in the country total $1,144, for an annual total of $21.5bn. The majority of the gambling is done on poker machines and Australia is in first place in the world for gambling per person. Visit this article by Fr. John Flynn to read more.
Outside the wooden doors of St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church in Chicago, the piercing crackle of hundreds of firecrackers ushered in the lunar new year.
Each week Fr. Robert Barron welcomes questions through Facebook and Twitter (using the #AskFrBarron hashtag) and through his blog at WordOnFire.org. Stay tuned for new answers each week! This week's question is: What are your five favorite books?
Is it possible to read Bob Dylan as a "spiritual poet". According to Fr. Robert Barron, yes you can! In fact the Bible is a constant theme throughout many of his songs. When you listen to his lyrics, a multitude of spiritual themes emerge. Take a look at today's feature for more!
Catholic Mission launches appeal to help communities turn away from witchcraft
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