Holy indifference is an important element of the Christian life. By its practice, we are less controlled by the spirit of the world and freed to a greater extent to do the work of God.
My grandparents played an essential role in handing on the heritage of faith in my life. Since I was young, they have stood as living emblems of a faith well cultivated and preserved, serving to guide me along the path of Christian life.
Is the papacy a human invention? Protestants claim it is. 16th century Protestant revolutionaries like Martin Luther chose to not only deny the authority of the pope but to reject the office entirely. However, the Bible tells a different story.
“Dear God, why do I believe in you?!” I cried out in prayer. I was not crying out in disbelief, rather I was longing for words to describe my strong belief in the Lord our God. While I know that I love him, it seems I can rarely find the words to adequately explain this mysterious, delightful bond.
America’s celebration of its victory in the battle for freedom and independence should serve to remind us all that true freedom is under attack today. Secular humanism and the “culture of death” continue to undermine an authentic human freedom.
Unfortunately, the more that is revealed by whistle bowers, the more the laity are discovering again and again that the hierarchy cannot be trusted.
The June 2019 General Assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore listened to Bp. Barron gave a presentation on the serious problem of the millennials’ mass exodus from the Church. How many are leaving, and why are they leaving?
This morning the dome of heaven is swaddled in heavy, gray clouds, but the air is light and crisp and paper-thin, like the translucent veil which divides the Church Militant from the Church Suffering.