08/23/16

Personal Identity is Not Chosen – Crisis Magazine

Brexit and the Trump movement, with their emphasis on the decisive importance of national identity, show that explicit identity politics has spread to all points of the political compass. That’s not surprising, since identity is radically contested today. The questions relate not only to who gets placed where, or the common concerns of this group or …

Source: Personal Identity is Not Chosen – Crisis Magazine

08/22/16

Appreciating your spouse: Sometimes you have to write it out to see it – Top Stories – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

(Practicing Mercy #34):  Make a gratitude journal for your spouse and jot down little things he or she does that you’re grateful for. Bite your tongue and go write in it (or at least read it) the n…

Source: Appreciating your spouse: Sometimes you have to write it out to see it – Top Stories – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

08/22/16

10 Olympic athletes who were not afraid to share their faith – Lifestyle – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Olympic athletes have a unique opportunity every four years to inspire the world with their physical strength, graceful movements and mental stamina. This year many Olympians have added another att…

Source: 10 Olympic athletes who were not afraid to share their faith – Lifestyle – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

08/19/16

Olympic Signs of Contradiction – Crisis Magazine

Just before the 2016 Olympic Games began in Rio, Cardinal Orani Tempesta blessed the Olympic torch at the feet of the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Images of Jesus with arms extended were beamed into homes around the world. This was not supposed to happen but there it was. Father Omar Raposo, rector at the …

Source: Olympic Signs of Contradiction – Crisis Magazine

08/18/16

The Abolition of God and the Annihilation of Man – Crisis Magazine

“It is not true, as is sometimes said, that man can organize the world without God. What is true is that, without God, he can ultimately only organize it against man. Exclusive humanism is inhuman humanism.”   ∼ Henri de Lubac, The Drama of Atheist Humanism “If God does not exist … everything is permitted.”   ∼ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, …

Source: The Abolition of God and the Annihilation of Man – Crisis Magazine

08/14/16

Leo XIII Knew Socialism Would Fail Because it was Evil – Crisis Magazine

It is generally held that Catholic Social Teaching begins with Pope Leo XIII’s masterly encyclical, Rerum Novarum (1891).  That, as I’ve tried to show, is a dreadful mistake.  Pope Leo considered it his duty to apply to current concerns the constant teaching of the Church and of the word of God.  Like Thomas Aquinas, the …

Source: Leo XIII Knew Socialism Would Fail Because it was Evil – Crisis Magazine