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THE DANGER OF MATERIALISM IN EVANGELIZATION

Read­ing Time: 6 minutes 14th Sunday of the year © July 3, 2016 – (Ref. Text: Luke 10:1–12.17–20) “Con­stantly expos­ing your­self to pop­u­lar cul­ture and the mass media will ulti­mately shape your real­ity tun­nel in ways that are not neces­sar­ily con­du­cive to achiev­ing your Soul Pur­pose and Life Call­ing. Mod­ern soci­ety has gen­er­ally ‘lost the plot’. Slav­ishly fol­low­ing its false gods and idols makes no sense in a spir­itu­ally aware life.” “Any­thing you can­not relin­quish when it has out­lived its use­ful­ness pos­sesses you, and in this mater­i­al­ist­ic age a great many…

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UNDERSTANDING THE BEATITUDE (Part II)

Read­ing Time: 7 minutes “The blessed ones who pos­sess the King­dom are they who have repu­di­ated every extern­al thing and have rooted from their hearts all sense of pos­sess­ing. These are the poor in spir­it” (A. W. Tozer). The First Beatitude (Matt 5:3) Some sus­tain that the first and third beatitudes refer to the poor, but we shall treat them sep­ar­ately. This beatitude is also found in Luke 6:20. But there is a dif­fer­ence. While Mat­thew says blessed are the poor in spir­it, Luke simply says blessed are the poor,…

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ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF SUPERIORS GENERAL (UISG)

Read­ing Time: 21 minutes Paul VI Audi­ence Hall Thursday, 12 May 2016 First ques­tion For a bet­ter integ­ra­tion of women in the life of the Church Pope Fran­cis, you said that “the fem­in­ine geni­us is needed in all expres­sions in the life of soci­ety… and in the Church”, and yet women are excluded from decision-mak­ing pro­cesses in the Church, espe­cially at the highest levels, and from preach­ing at the Euchar­ist. An import­ant obstacle to the Church’s full embrace of “fem­in­ine geni­us” is the bond that decision-mak­ing pro­cesses and preach­ing both have…

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