Many films over the years have featured the character of the 'monster-mentor,' the tough elder who pushes a directee onto excellence. If we see the value of this in regard to other fields though, shouldn’t we see it in regard to the spiritual life? Fr Robert Barron discusses the movie "Whiplash" in this video.
Off the southeast coast of Sulawesi's sprawling limbs, I experienced a warmth and sense of belonging that I knew I was unlikely to find again on my journey through the South Seas. However, in a village where people are defined by their ability to catch fish, I also discovered a traditional belief system that left its disabled people badly isolated.
Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” is the most surprising Hollywood movie of the year, not because it subverts the traditional fairy story, but because it presents it as a deeply Christian tale. It is also a great lesson on the importance of "courage and kindness". In a world where people are pushed to be aggressive in the way they deal with others, "Cinderella" is a refreshing change. Watch this film review by Fr Robert Barron for more.
Boys are not doing as well as girls in today's schools. But why?
Warnum artist, Shirley Purdie's interpretation of the 16th Station of the Cross is one of the highlights and outstanding works featured in the Australian Catholic Universities' unique Easter Art Exhibition at ACU's McGlade Gallery.
Unlike non-religious student groups such as the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance or Greek fraternities, the Cal State system now refuses to recognise any religious group that requires that its leaders share the group’s mission and beliefs.
We don't learn who we are by looking at ourselves and everything that is going on in our lives. We learn who we are by turning our eyes to our Heavenly Father. Get out of your head, put your eyes on Him! Watch this video by Christopher Stefanick for more.
Archbishop Tommaso Caputo of Pompei said that his diocese has welcomed the Pope’s recent condemnation of organized crime and has several initiatives in place to help affected families. “The Italian church has always taken into great consideration the problems relating to the South of Italy,” where mafia activity in its various forms is deeply seated, Archbishop Tommaso Caputo told CNA Feb. 28. Visit this article to read more.
Could you imagine giving up Facebook, TV, or sweets for 40 days? We are in the midst of Lent when Christians traditionally fast. The young leaders of a Catholic youth group came up with a special challenge. Instead of simply refraining from eating meat, they invented a new concept for Lent to get teenagers excited about spirituality.
Of course, anyone who knows an atheist knows that a faithless person can have meaningful experiences of life, and more, that they can be virtuous, empathetic, and generous people. However, it’s important to note that all of that isn’t because of their atheistic worldview. It’s despite it.
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