Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it. This, as has already been said, is why Christ the Redeemer fully reveals man to himself (John Paul II
Forgiveness was seen throughout the ordeal, as the victim’s father, whose name is also Tim, hugged Mavima as he walked out of court after the sentencing.
Can we ever be proud of anything? Sure, we can be proud to be called Sons of God. Saint Paul said, “Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God” and again, “Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord.” For it is not the man who commends himself that is accepted, but the man whom the Lord commends” (2 Cor 10:17- 18)
Love creates equality, says St. Augustine of Hippo in one of his sermons. St. John of the Cross reiterates the same principle in his Spiritual Canticle: “It is the property of love to place him who loves on an equality with the object of his love.” Love creates equality. This is an important spiritual principle.
The shooting at the Family Research Center needs to be watched closely. Perhaps it was the act of a man with psychological problems. Perhaps, it reflects something more ominous. When defending marriage is called “hate speech”, the very future of western culture is placed at risk. The Family Research Council does wonderful work and deserves our prayers and full support.
A Georgia worker is now suing his employer after he refused to wear a 666 sticker that he says represented the Mark of the Beast in Revelations. Billy E. Hyatt is suing on grounds of religious discrimination. The sticker he was asked to wear represents the number of days the plant had been accident free.
“Vice Presidential Candidate Ryan is aware of Catholic Social Teaching and is very careful to fashion and form his conclusions in accord with the principles mentioned above. Of that I have no doubt.A Catholic conscience can never take exception to the prohibition of actions which are intrinsically evil. Nor may a conscience well-formed by reason or the Catholic faith ever choose to vote for someone who clearly, consistently, persistently promotes that which is intrinsically evil. However, a conscience well-formed according to reason or the Catholic faith, must also make choices where intrinsic evil is not involved. How best to care for the poor is probably the finest current example of this.”
Fr. Orsi from Ave Maria School of Law gives profound insight on how to fix the system that has sentenced his former classmate, Monsignor Lynn, to 3-6 years in jail.
“‘The whole thing started when I found the first baby, a little girl back in 1972 when I was out collecting rubbish. She was just lying amongst the junk on the street, abandoned. She would have died had we not rescued her and taken her in.”