Did you ever stop to think about exactly what God’s goal is for you? Do you ever wonder what he is doing in your life to change you? What is his plan for your ultimate future?
When a baptized Christian finally gives himself over to Christ fully and sincerely in faith, God is thus allowed, given permission, to work in his soul. The graces of baptism and the activities of the Holy Spirit are thus “realized.” The experience is a powerful “flourishing” or “unfolding” of the Holy Spirit in the person in which the gifts and fruits of the Spirit are unleashed.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Church and the Christian life. All the Church’s vitality and energy flow forth from it. It’s the source of love, healing, redemption, and salvation because it is truly Christ himself, Savior and Redeemer of humankind.
Could barren churches be just one reason why young people leave the Church in droves? After all, what is beautiful and attractive about such a space? Not only did I find it uninviting, it was most inhospitable to the very Person of our Lord, Jesus, who had been relegated to some area behind a wall, almost apologetically.
The dream of God is a dream of unending, divine love. His only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, sacrificed his human life for this Dream: the redemption of humankind and the gift of eternal life and perfect happiness. Heaven is the divine dream that is not a fantasy but reality! Its gates are open through the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has become a leading figure in championing respect for human life, dignity, and support of the common good. Given the recent episodes of school violence, Gov. Bevin makes this well-reasoned point: it is naive and delusional to think that adding gun-control laws is itself an adequate solution to these problems.
Harmful anti-Catholic myths are promoted when people are misinformed and/or misunderstand what the Church teaches about same-sex attraction and homosexual behavior. Read on to learn what the Church really teaches about these issues.
Catholics do not believe in the Resurrection merely because we have been told it is so; we believe in it because the living community of the Church has witnessed it. We are a people who have witnessed the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Resurrection is, then, a historical event in the life of the People of God.