Today is the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, whose life with Jesus of Nazareth teaches us many important elements of Christian discipleship. One that stands out above all others is the way in which her life was totally transformed by an intimate relationship of communion with Jesus Christ.
The contemporary danger is this: if as Catholics we have become complacent, if we are merely “going along to get along” out of fear of division, hurt feelings or governed by false tolerance, then we lack the courage which the Spirit gives and we have in fact laid down the cross of Christ.
Contrary to the popular musings of Steven Hawking and others, it is not possible for the physical sciences to prove God does not exist.
Deism is today the “common sense” religion of many Catholics and other Christians in America. On a subliminal and personal level, it has fused itself with Christian beliefs, forming a new kind of faith based on feel-good dogmas and relativized sexual ethics.
Have you ever wanted to become a new person, and live out a new, exciting and fulfilling life? Has the universal human experience of dissatisfaction and emptiness in earthly life given rise to a thirst for change within you?