Tag: Faith

  • Mary is Our Guide

    Mary, Virgin and Mother; help us to bear radiant witness to generous faith, justice, and love of the poor; that the joy of the gospel may reach the ends of the earth. Scripture I am the Handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word. Luke 1:38 Prayer Just as Pope […]

  • What You Should Know About Purgatory

    What is meant by the final purification? Understanding the Catholic notion of purgatory requires knowing the difference between a temporal consequence and an eternal consequence; this difference has nothing to do with damnation and salvation. Some people reject the idea of purgatory because they misunderstand its purpose. In this video, Fr. Mike explains why purgatory […]

  • Who First Proposed the Big Bang Theory?

    Georges Lemaître. Duncan Aikman of the New York Times spotlighted Lemaitre’s view in 1933: “‘There is no conflict between religion and science,’ Lemaïtre has been telling audiences over and over again in this country …. His view is interesting and important not because he is a Catholic priest, not because he is one of the […]

  • 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment

    Bishop Dowd of Montreal wrote the following while participating in the Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment in Rome in October 2018: The 4 basic questions I believe constitute the corners and edges that anchor the puzzle. These questions are: Who is God? If God is good, why is there evil […]

  • Qualities of Friendship

    Below is a list of traits one would like to find in a friend: joyful helpfulcaring creative spontaneous humble courageous fearless brave leader caring good listener gentle merciful just honest faithful sympathetic fun fair understanding sensitive accepting sensible responsible prudent non-judgmental generous giving sharing peacemaker knowledgeable good-looking athletic loving smart in control funny talkative soft-spoken […]

  • Be Hopeful

    Theme 1: What keeps us going? Outcomes Students will define hope and its role in Christian living explore the ways prayer nourishes hope identify people who model Christian hope find hope for their own lives in the death and resurrection of Jesus Key Concepts “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter […]

  • What Being Human Means

    Survey: [polldaddy type=”iframe” survey=”408C13A7B8C3327D” height=”auto” domain=”dsader” id=”being-human”] Discuss Explain these statements: All other natures on earth are commands; only human nature is an invitation. Guilt is one of the many qualities that separate humans from beasts. Baby : cub = acorn : marble Whatever makes us grow as knowers and lovers is good; whatever makes […]

  • We are all one

    All living species are tied together in one greaat, interdependent network. The smallest subatomic particles are joined together in a cosmic dance, and evey living thing has evolved together on this world. There is no aspect of this amazing creation – chemical, biological, or material – thatis not interconnected. Pope Francis says that our failure […]

  • Faith Shared at School, Home, and Parish

    Judith Dunlap, When You Teach in a Catholic School(2004) states that yes, religion is taught but faith is caught by being around people who are confident and willing to share their faith. We can touch the heart through rituals, by creating an influential environment and again, by being a personal witness. Rituals bring people together; […]

  • Faith is Relational

    Faith is relational; people influence us all the time. It is our baptismal duty to pass on the faith in how we car for one another. Judith Dunlap, When You Teach in a Catholic School(2004) writes, that we need to affirm our youth that they are loved no matter what; God’s love is always steady. […]