In these tough economic times, Santa Claus has to do a lot more than dress up in a red suit and promise the world to long lines of eager-eyed children; these days a good Santa has to know how to gently set limits to what kids can expect to find on Christmas morning.
“Anger, hatred, resentment, bitterness, revenge – they are death-dealing spirits, and the will ‘take our lives’ on some level. I believe the only way we can be whole, healthy, happy persons is to learn to forgive.”
Mother of a murdered child
How have I seen anger, hatred, resentment, bitterness and revenge prove to be death-dealing spirits? Have I let them into my heart in regard to somebody? Am I willing to forgive so as to deal death to them?
Today on the radio program, we had several callers who are struggling this Christmas season. For those beset with the problems and reversals of life, the holidays can be a time of great sorrow. Read the rest…
Church officials are planning to review the case of an 18 year-old Catholic Pakistani girl named Mariah Manisha who was shot to death for refusing to submit to rape, a forced marriage and conversion to Islam.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the University of Georgia (UGA) have developed an experimental cancer vaccine that reduced tumors by 80 percent in mice models that mimicked most pancreatic and breast cancers, even those that were resistant to standard treatments.
“Guilt is not just the breaking of a love; it is the wounding of someone who is loved.”
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
What love does guilt break? Who is the loved one that experiences wounding? How does morbid guilt break a love and wound the loved one?
A new report by the Parents Television Council (PTC) has found that the top four reality shows on MTV – Jersey Shore, Real World, Teen Mom 2 and 16 and Pregnant are teaching young girls that it’s hip to be self-denigrating, mean-spirited and promiscuous.
VQ writes: “Please write an explanation of winter solstice celebrations & their compatibility to Catholic Christian or incompatibility.”
“The forgiveness of God is one thing, but the proof that we want that forgiveness is the energy we expend to make amends for the wrong.”
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
To what extent do I expend energy to make amends for a wrong to God, to others, to myself? How does this help me reconcile guilt and demonstrate remorse?Â
Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), is using his time in prison to terrorize his flock by demanding that they promulgate a bizarre series of doomsday prophecies and ordering them to cease having sex and to turn over all assets to the community or face instant excommunication.