Great Posts from the Week
Afraid You’ll Meet Jesus at Eucharistic Adoration? by Jonmarc Grodi (Aleteia)
You see, people are comfortable with “morality.” They are comfortable with “church.” They are comfortable with “causes,” and “values,” and “goodness,” and even “God,” to a certain degree. However they are not comfortable with Christ Himself
There and Back Again: A Vocation Journey by Thomas Saywell (Restless Press)
I’d spent most of my three years in seminary formation assuming I was going to be a priest (which is wise) but never placing that decision before the Lord (which is unwise). The seminary, as a place of discernment, needs to be a time of constant seeking. It was only towards the end of this year when I went to God and asked, “Is this how you want me to love? Is this the path of love by which you want to make me a saint?”
The Best Comfort Movies for a Sick Day by Haley Stewart (Carrots for Michaelmas)
Sick days often merit some snuggle time with a good movie. Tis the season of comfort movies, amirite?! Which made me wonder….what movies are comfort movies for other families?
An Orthodox Response to John Calvin on Icons: Icons and Idolatry by Gabe Martini (On Behalf of All)
If God could become truly man—being the very image of God—then true depictions of other images of God are not only possible, but also acceptable. Without image-making, there is no salvation. God fashioned an image according to his own for our salvation.
Study: Young, Nonreligious Women Give More Than Christians by Maria Cowell (Her.menuetics)
Women without religious affiliation are the next generation’s top givers—more generous than religious women and unaffiliated men, researchers at Indiana University’s Lily School of Philanthropy found. Their levels of giving were at least double most of the other demographics’.
Between #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter by Fr. Sam Sawyer, S.J. (The Jesuit Post)
The reason #BlackLivesMatter matters as a hashtag is because in reality, all too often, black lives haven’t. #AllLivesMatter calls our attention to the principle, with which we already agree, rather than to the problem. But #BlackLivesMatter challenges us to conversion. It confronts us with our failure rather than congratulating on us on having good motives.
“Popes haven’t had crosiers like this before, so why now?” asked one blogger. “It’s gotta be to sell more merchandise. It’s Christmas season after all and the Church could be using this as a way to sell more of their line of papal action figures.