Posts tagged ‘Catholic’

Stories to Live By

Besides having the narrative of our own lives to deal with, other narratives are constantly being urged upon us, begging for our notice – often with all kinds of tricks to demand our attention. Buy this new car, shown driving up a mountain (which few of us will ever do). Then there’s the Star Wars saga, sucking us into multiple sequels and prequels, and littering the house with “memorabilia” of things that never happened, that many, even so, reorganize their lives around. And there is Disney’s monetizing of childhood; the hours spent binge-watching Breaking Bad. Or buying something guaranteed to “change your whole life.” We add such things to our own life story sometimes reasonably, often enough not so much.

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Followers of this story are the real heroes, not the fictional ones who in our jaded culture have to be upgraded to “superheroes” in order to make any impression. They are actual women, men and children, clergy and religious, who follow Christ.

This truth should lead you to ask yourself: Who are you surrounding yourself with? What are you reading today? What movies are you watching?

Stories to Live By

A good way to cultivate popularity, in politics or religion, is to preach constantly against the sins to which we are not tempted.

Amoris Laetitia

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Christian Marriage

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Appreciating our Elders

Father Jonathan Morris Says Taking Care of Elderly is Like Taking Care of Jesus

Seeing the elderly only as a burden “is ugly. It’s a sin,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience.

“We must reawaken our collective sense of gratitude, appreciation and hospitality, helping the elderly know they are a living part of their communities” and sources of wisdom for the younger generations, the 78-year-old pope said March 4 at his weekly general audience.
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“If we do not learn to treat the elderly well,” the pope said, “we won’t be treated well either” when the time comes.

Ignoring, abandoning the elderly is a sin, Pope says

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Karol Wojtyla sings Ave Maria

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Justice Clarence Thomas 2013 Interview

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