Who are you?

“Who are you?” It is a question – perhaps the definitive question – of identity. In The Power of Identity Manuel Castells defines identity as “people’s source of meaning and experience” (Castells 6). On a superficial level, the identity question is one question that has many answers; it is a situational question of meaning and…

Judge not?

It is common knowledge that the Catholic Church and other Christian churches teach us to live a life of forgiveness, love, and respect for the dignity of others. It is part of the foundation of Christian beliefs. Here are some biblical references to this point: Stop judging, that you may not be judged.For as you judge,…

Daily Prayer Intentions

For our pope, bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated religious and secular religious, that their ministries will be guided by the hand of God … I pray to the Lord. For all pursuing or discerning a call to the priesthood, deaconate, religious life or secular orders, that God’s grace will help them respond to His call ……

Catholic Teachings: Countercultural Necessity

Many of the teachings, traditions and practices of the Catholic Church are in contrast to the beliefs, habits and norms of modern American society. The Church’s teachings are rooted in sacred scripture and philosophy and theology developed over the past 2000 years. While these teachings have evolved with science and society, many of those who…

Do we suffer alone?

In His time of greatest suffering and greatest need, Christ was abandoned and even denied by those closest to Him. At the times when we suffer our greatest and deepest pains, are we as misunderstood as Christ was? Are we, in an earthly sense, alone? Christ is with us in our sufferings, but often He…