Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

A drowning man prayed for help. God sent a floating tiki bar filled with priests Comments 0

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

When Jimmy Macdonald found himself drowning in the waters of Lake George in New York next to his tipped kayak, he thought he might die. He had been enjoying a relaxing August day on the lake with his family, meditating and snapping pictures. He kept his lifejacket in the boat – he didn’t think he Read more

Making meaning Comments 0

Monday, July 20th, 2020
Making meaning

People living in the fulness of the Catholic Faith will have the light of Christ Jesus in them, and this can attract people who have no religious background. We remember how Malcolm Muggeridge, a proclaimed atheist, became a Catholic after meeting Mother Teresa. Curiosity about our Faith doesn’t usually have such a dramatic result. Still, Read more

Faith, not efficiency, at heart of church’s mission Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Faith, not efficiency is at the heart of the Church’s mission, Pope Francis said in a message to the pontifical mission societies after their recent general assembly was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Tagle, says Francis “is not against efficiency and methods” that could Read more

103-year-old Italian says ‘courage, faith’ helped beat virus Comments 0

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

To recover from the coronavirus, as she did, Ada Zanusso recommends courage and faith, the same qualities that have served her well in her nearly 104 years. Italy, along with neighboring France, has Europe’s largest population of what has been dubbed the “super old” — people who are at least 100. As the nation with Read more

How strong a role does religion play in US elections? Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
faith and the us presidential election

On March 17, Joe Biden took firm control of the Democratic nomination process, winning primaries Florida, Illinois and Arizona by significant margins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, having reshaped voters’ worries and expectations, but the role played by religion in Biden’s resurrection should not be overlooked. Indeed, Biden’s comeback began in South Read more

It’s official: Religion faith makes you feel healthier Comments 0

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Religious faith

Having a religious faith makes people feel healthier, the latest government figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) today published data linking religion and health in a bid “to understand the circumstances of people of different religious identities”. It found that people aged 16 and over who had no religion were significantly less likely Read more

A.I. could bring a sea change in how people experience religious faith Comments 0

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Michigan-based company Covenant Eyes markets itself to Christians who want to stop viewing pornography. Its software takes screenshots of a user’s screen activity, uses A.I. to scan it for pornographic imagery, and then sends regular reports to the user and a designated “ally” who has agreed to hold him accountable. The company’s name comes Read more

US bishops urged to bring people back to the Church Comments 0

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles did not just bemoan the fact many young people are leaving the Catholic Church. He told the US Bishops church leaders need to make it a priority to bring them back. The bishop, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, who is known for his Read more

My Catholic identity has been challenged and enriched by social justice Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Social Justice

I’m often weary these days. These are dark, painful times for our church and country. The White House is occupied by a president who demeans people with rhetoric and hurts those on the peripheries with cruel policies. A former cardinal of Washington, D.C., has been defrocked for sexual abuse. As a Catholic writer and commentator Read more

Look towards science; a good thing Comments 0

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

It’s not uncommon for science and religion to be framed as two opposing forces. The Catholic church has famously struggled to accommodate scientific research in its past, but recently there has been evidence of a healthier relationship developing. In many ways, Pope Francis has embraced science as a way of learning about the world. Notably, Read more