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The Catholic Church has been devoted to spreading truth since she was founded by Christ 2,000 plus years ago. The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, “It is easy to find truth; it is hard to face it, and harder still to follow it.” Pray that Christ will lead you to find truth, and that your heart will be open to the truth wherever you may find it.
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Much of the pro-life movement focuses on the important task of changing laws. Others in the pro-life community emphasize communicating information, hoping to change minds. But there is a third approach that has enormous untapped potential -- working to change hearts. And when it comes to reaching people's hearts, movies are among the most powerful tools God has given us. Movies tell stories -- and its stories that engage us; a truth Jesus often used in telling His parables. Through well-drawn characters, emotional music, and a compelling story line, a movie can create a world that touches the human heart like no other form of communication. Alison's Choice is a feature length movie that will touch hearts and save lives by encouraging young people to choose life. Read More
Every century and culture has interpreted Mary in different ways. You could almost drown in the various ways that the Christian tradition has honored Mary! Consider the paintings, sculptures, icons, music, liturgies, feasts, spiritual writings, theologies, official doctrines. George Tavard wrote a book recently, and his title gets it exactly right: The Thousand Faces of the Virgin Mary.Cont.
Faith isn't one of the many components of life. It has everything to do with the happiness we were made for. Jesus didn't come to take away our "fun." In his own words, "I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete!" (John 15:11)...
When we are facing a tough, extreme, or tragic situation, our faith is either strengthened or destroyed. Consider the intensity of a fire. Most things can’t withstand its heat, as it can consume entire forests and neighborhoods in a matter of days. But the same fire doesn’t burn up gold. Instead, it purifies it.
When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego faced the furnace, they confirmed they would praise only the living God. It was a death sentence. They could have decided to save themselves by doing what the king wanted, but their faith would have been unreliable—burned up in the midst of danger. Instead they went against the king by keeping their loyalty to the Lord. Their faith was purified. Whether God saved them or decided not to, their faith didn’t waver because the holy object of their faith never wavers. (And God did save them in the most dramatic way: after they were thrown into the fire, they walked out unharmed!)
In an impossible situation, faith recognizes that the only hope is in God. If you are facing a desperate time, remember that your faith is being purified. If you don’t know all the answers, your faith is being developed. You may be overwhelmed by uncertainty and doubt, but your faith is being strengthened.
Dear Lord, Because you are trustworthy, I have faith in you. When I am desperate, I will turn to you. Amen.
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