Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ignatius insight - TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014




TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 | St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor and Mystic

ESSAYS and POSTS about Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, from anti-Catholic atheist to Church-loving convert, Uganda and homosexuality, the "Green Pope", and more!



From Anti-Catholic Atheist to Church-Loving Convert | Catherine Harmon | An interview with Jennifer Fulwiler about her new book, Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It.

Images of the Priest in the Life and Thought of John Paul II | George Weigel | Pope John Paul II demonstrated that a true priestly vocation begins with a commitment to radical discipleship.

Saint John Paul II, Alive Among the Saints | Douglas Bushman | The great Polish pope constantly emphasized the universal call to holiness as demonstrated in the lives of the saints.

Two Patron Saints of Christian Unity | Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille | John XXIII and John Paul II were responsible for historic advances in overcoming the problems of division and estrangement between Catholics, Orthodox, and Protestants.

Two Saintly Popes: How John Paul II and John XXIII Modeled Virtue | Fr. Robert Barron | Saints exist, not for themselves, but for the Church. They are models and intercessors for the rest of us here below.

John XXIII and John Paul II Inscribed in the Book of Saints | Vatican Information Service | 500,000 attend ceremony in St. Peter's Square, including 20 Heads of State and delegations from over 100 countries.

The Holiness of John XXIII and John Paul II | CNA | Secretaries to both popes recount sanctity, charity, and lives devoted to prayer.

John Paul II's Vision of Family and Marriage for the New Evangelization | Rolando Moreno | The family is an active and vital agent in establishing a civilization of love and the renewal of Christian culture.

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill: Conflict and Context | Dr. Anne Hendershott | Concerns about morality, AIDS prevention, and civil rights converge as Uganda passes its controversial anti-homosexuality bill.

The “Green Pope” and a Human Ecology | William L. Patenaude | A new collection of Benedict XVI’s eco-centric homilies, letters, and addresses offers much to ponder and perhaps even act on.

Catholic Radio Returns to Los Angeles | Jim Graves | After a long absence, Catholic programming will again hit the airwaves in LA and Orange Counties and the surrounding areas.

Resurrection and Witness | Carl E. Olson | The readings for the Solemnity of Easter show how the faith of the first Christians was squarely based on historical events and objective truth.

An Interview with Robert Ovies | Ignatius Press Novels | Robert Ovies is the author of the new novel, The Rising, which tells the story of a young boy who mysteriously gains the ability to bring the dead back to life.

How to Help Cohabiting Couples | Fr. Ted Martin | I would like to point out what I believe to be the via media, whereby these our brothers and sisters in Christ can both be welcomed and challenged to live the call of their baptism.

The Empty Labeling of Popes, Canonization Derangement Syndrome, and Other Silliness | Carl E. Olson | A new edition of "Carl's Cuts," with observations about labels, saints, and the omniscience of Maureen Dowd.

John XXIII, John Paul II, and the Quest for Peace in Africa | Allen Ottaro | The two newest saints have a deep history with Africa, and their teachings offer guidance today and for years to come.

Jesus Christ, the Personification of Mercy | Carl E. Olson | Life is not a game, nor is divine mercy a rule. It is a reality, a gift from the heart of Jesus Christ.

Jesus and His Rainbow Horse | Nick Olszyk | The film, "Heaven is for Real", is easy and simple, affirming the faith of believers but not posing much of a challenge to its critics.

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John Paul II and The Blessed Sacrament | Jason Evert | The late pontiff's sixty to ninety minutes of private prayer before Mass were the best part of his day.

Holy Thursday, Footwashing, and the Institution of the Priesthood | Leroy Huizenga | Interpreting Scripture for its moral import alone, while common and understandable, can cause us to miss the deeper meaning of Christ's actions.

Serving the Church through a “Second Vocation” | Jim Graves | Ordained in their 40s, 50s, or 60s, these men offer a unique pastoral perspective to their flocks.

Human Sacrifice Among the Ideologues | Mark P. Shea | You can’t purge an outsider. Scapegoating fury is reserved for an insider.

How Catholic Social Teaching Can Ruin Your Life | Adam A.J. DeVille | Real Christianity, when lived out fully, makes you look like a weirdo, a misfit, and a loser in the eyes of many.

Why Jesus is God: A Response to Bart Ehrman | Fr. Robert Barron | An agnostic (and former Fundamentalist) breathlessly presents an old thesis as though he has made a brilliant discovery.

Cry Room Survival 101: What to Do When Mass Is a Near Occasion of Sin | Carrie Gress | The cry room, or as I lovingly refer to it, “the penalty box,” comes with a cost.

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