Our duty of educating ourselves is one that has no end. There is no definable goal we are trying to reach; we do not stop learning when we think we know enough, or when we feel comfortable. There is always more for us to learn.
As our tumultuous election cycle in the United States draws to a close, we have a special responsibility as Catholics to promote peace, understanding, and tolerance in response to whatever results the election gives us. In this spirit, we invite you to pray a novena for tolerance with us, beginning today, Election Day, and ending on the International Day for Tolerance, November 16.
In the Book of Revelation, St. John writes,
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:1-2)
I am a failure! There is no other way to put it. Why am I such a failure? Let me explain. I wrote a blog recently, and in the comment section, Patrick asked the following:
“A topic of interest to me is how to be a good Catholic man in the secular 'guy' world. i.e. How to be relevant and have influence by being 'one of the guys' while still being true to your faith and evangelizing effectively.”
Over the past 5-8 years a good number of family and faith based entertainment resources have been made available. I admit that I may have more access and awareness because of my role at CatholicTV, but all over there is a heightened appreciation for the revenue that Christian and family friendly media can generate. Christians seem to be a hungry audience!
We are hungry, but not desperate.
This past weekend, Pope Francis travelled to the Holy Land, where he walked the steps of Jesus, prayed with Muslims and Jews for peace, and met with the Archbishop of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Hi everyone! I hope that your day is going well. In fact, that is what I want to write about.
I want to be clear that I am not talking about depression, which is so debilitating, but just a random bad day.