Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Cultivate common ground regarding faith in public life

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

“We make our own history,” Eleanor Roosevelt said. “The course of history is directed by the choices we make and our choices grow out of the ideas, the beliefs, the values, the dreams of the people. It is not so much the powerful leaders that determine our destiny as the much more powerful influence of Read more

Faith can be a wellness tool

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Lieryn Barnett sometimes is so depressed, all she wants to do is sleep, she said. Other times, she’s so full of energy, she’ll be up in the middle of the night, singing or playing guitar. Or her mind will race at the same time her body won’t have the energy to do anything. All are Read more

Doubt in an age of deconstruction

Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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We are living in an age of deconstruction, and it’s affecting faith. Every ideal is picked apart. George Washington has his mural painted over because he owned slaves. The aspiration for e pluribus unum (“out of many, one”)—from the Great Seal of the United States—is being shredded by the chronic subdividing of increased tribalism. Even gender Read more

Rediscovering my faith is helping me cope with a chaotic world

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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