Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Rediscovering my faith is helping me cope with a chaotic world Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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The first time I went to church as an adult, I had been up all night drinking in a friend’s living room. Tumbling home as the morning mist enveloped the common near my flat, almost nothing was visible but the church spire on one corner. Going to bed seemed a let down: I had finished Read more

Jordan Peterson’s reasoning can lead to Faith Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Nazi. White supremacist. Sexist. Canadian. These are just a few of the things that Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, has been called. He is a psychology professor at the University of Toronto who first became well-known for his opposition to the forced use of gender-neutral pronouns, Read more

Andrea Bocelli: Not having faith would mean living in despair Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is no stranger to speaking about his faith. Both in his music and in interviews over the years, he has shown that his Catholicism is important to his life. However, that was not always the case, as he mentioned in a recent interview with Fr Davide Banzato on an Italian television Read more

Hospitalised for depression. Faith helped me remember how to live. Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

When the Dean of the Washington National Cathedral and I were conspiring about when I might speak, I think he mentioned Feb. 3 as a possibility. A sermon by me on that date would have been considerably less interesting because I was, at that point, hospitalized for depression. Or maybe it would have been more Read more

Prince Charles praises persecuted Christians’ inspiring faith Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Prince Charles says Christians from the Middle East have shown “inspiring faith and courage” in the face of oppression and persecution. Making a plea for peace and saying “extremism and division” are not inevitable, Charles said he had been privileged to have met many people “with such inspiring faith and courage” who were battling oppression Read more

Stephen Colbert: why he returned to Catholicism Comments 0

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Late night USA television host Stephen Colbert is open about his faith but revealed in an interview that he became “convicted of [his] atheism” before returning to Catholicism. The CBS star told Father James Martin on his Catholic talk show “Faith in Focus” last Thursday night that there was a time in his life he turned Read more

Irish Traveller community speaks out at WMoF Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The itinerant Irish Traveller community today is strong, Missy Collins told the World Meeting of Families (WMoF) on Saturday. Speaking at the WMoF event in Dublin on Saturday, Collins said Travellers are “a people who have experienced injustice and persecution and are forced often out onto the margins of society, who found their strength in God Read more

Faith in the glitter of the Royal Wedding Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Negative reaction to John Murphy’s confession of having watched the Royal Wedding was interesting! I too, watched, without the slightest twinge of an uneasy conscience, one of the most fascinating television presentations that I have ever watched. I sent texts to many of my friends in the dead of night, which, alas, mostly went unanswered. Read more

The faith of Jimmy Carter Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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When Billy Graham died in February at the age of 99, commentators offered dueling perspectives. Was the world-famous evangelist “the last high-profile bipartisan evangelical,” as some eulogized? Or had America’s Preacher started a strain of Gospel-infused white nationalism that still exists today? But if Graham is either the foil or forefather of current evangelical politics, Read more

Faith, as taught by a puppy Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018
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The text message read, “Meet your replacement.” Soon after, the picture arrived. I saw a litter of puppies, most playing and roaming around in the background, except for one. One puppy stood firmly with his back toward the camera, but with his head turned over his shoulder staring directly into the lens. His two huge Read more