St. Maximilian Kolbe is one of my heroes… so every year I “bump” this post in his honor. If you’ve ever studied World War II, you’ve probably heard of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was initially a concentration camp that later became the largest of the Nazi death camps, where almost 1.1 million people -mostly Jewish- died. One of these 1.1 […]
I came across a quote a number of years ago that is often (erroneously) attributed to Mother Teresa: “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” I’ve used it in the past when I’ve presented or answered questions on suffering – largely because it’s a comforting […]
At Catholicymblog.com, one of my favorite websites, D. Scott Miller posted a fantastic quote a couple years ago discouraging youth ministers from sharing a “Christian varnish” with our youth. (The quote comes from Jean-Baptiste Chautard’s Soul of the Apostolate.) Here it is: “Take my advice, do not be afraid to aim as high as you possibly can, and you […]
…the problem of pornography isn’t what you’d think. It isn’t about the fact that someone has ‘bared all’ for the world to see, or that a couple has somehow shared with everyone their most intimate gift of self… the problem is that images and recordings can never transmit the whole person or a whole relationship.