Archives for May 2015

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #172)

This week: A new video apologetical series from a young person’s perspective. The USCCB’s video call to prayer. The crazy, surreal world of those choosing separation from God. Setting the middle east toward nuclear destruction – our biggest policy blunder ever. Lumen Entertainment presents Skiff and AJ’s latest video. From the CJ automotive desk – […]

Memorial Day

Heavenly Father, On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with […]

Elsewhere: Catholic charities

People are overwhelmed by the number of worthy, charitable causes in the world. Researching, selecting, contacting and donating can be time consuming. This is one big reason why charities like the United Way are successful. Here in the United States, two big efforts operated by the bishops’ conference (USCCB) are Catholic Relief Services and the […]

Understanding mercy

Pope Francis recently said “I am convinced that the whole church – that has much need to receive mercy because we are sinners – will find in this jubilee the joy to rediscover and render fruitful the mercy of God, with which we are all called to give consolation to every man and woman of our time.” Mercy is absolutely central to who we are as Christians. It is what Jesus merited for us upon the cross. It is also commanded of us. That second sense of mercy is often poorly understood.

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #171)

This week: How exactly DO WE go to heaven? Huggies produces a surprisingly good, pro-life (although probably not intended as such) commercial. Racists come in two forms, one you know, one you may not. A car that squeezes into the tiniest parking spaces. A self-driving concept at the other end of the automotive spectrum. The […]

A Spiritual Relationship

Guest contributor:   Ed Trego Can you imagine maintaining a relationship with your spouse based on visiting for about one hour a week? The rest of the week you go about your own life with no interaction whatsoever. Oh, you may think of them occasionally but you rarely have time to actually communicate with them […]

7 Quick Takes Friday (set #170)

This week: The May issue of New Evangelists Monthly awaits your perusal. A video of encouragement for all you overworked moms from Igniter Media. A beautiful video tribute to a mom from Teleflora. The joy of…   cows, when released to pasture for the first time after a long winter. An Australian emergency ward has […]