Where Is the Love? Toward a Better Understanding of the True Meaning of Love 4

Fr José LaBoy

Fr José LaBoy

Upon coming into contact with so many cases of broken and dysfunctional families, the high percentage of divorce, child abuse, the fear of commitment you can’t help but ask: Where is the love?

John Paul II in his first Encyclical, Redemptor Hominis, insists on the fact that: More…

What Defines You as a Person? 3

This one is a tear-jerker, guaranteed to pull at least one tear from your eye, and as a bonus if you’re willing to take 7 minutes and a few extra seconds of your time to watch this video, a genuine smile to brighten your day and share with others. 🙂

That’s the important part. At least once a day, take time to stop and think — and think kindly — of others. That’s the lesson this short tale    More…

Advent Tip: Reach Out 1

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The world is smaller. We travel great distances easily; social media connects us; we know immediately everything that is going on. Yet, paradoxically, many people feel more lonely than ever.

Mary, after the Annunciation, teaches us a valuable lesson. She traveled through the hill county to bring the good news to Elizabeth, not an easy journey for anyone, especially a young pregnant girl. The joy and light of Christ needs to be shared.

It might be a good idea to stop and ask ourselves, More…

To Love As God Loves 11

By Br Ryan Harkins

Holy Week is a love story between God and his people.

If you have ever done the “Strengths Finder” test you know that there are around thirty-four strengths that are offered and they say that these strengths cover about every kind of strength a person might have.  One of the strengths I like very much is called “Woo.” More…

Where is the love? (2): The Essence of Love According to Karol Wojtyla 2

Many acknowledge John Paul II’s communication skills, but how many take into account his profound philosophy regarding the person? He has certainly delved profoundly into what it means to be a person. His reflections are not mere mental constructs, but strongly based on experience, especially in his pastoral ministry with married couples.

His book Love and Responsibility is, More…

Where is the love? Toward a better understanding of the meaning of true love 3

Upon coming into contact with so many cases of broken and dysfunctional families, the high percentage of divorce, child abuse, the fear of commitment you can’t help but ask: Where is the love?

John Paul II in his first Encyclical, Redemptor Hominis, insists on the fact that:

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. (n. 10)

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True Love Is Total Self-Giving 4

By Ryan Harkins, LC

In this heated debate over the use of contraceptives in general, I think it’s important to discover the real issue at hand: beyond the $30 a month it costs to have regular contraceptives, beyond the “rights” for women to do as they wish with their bodies, and even beyond breaking the system with new medical aid that frees women’s natural “suppression” of being pregnant every time they engage in the sexual act.

The issue here is not about any of that, but rather about the true meaning of both love and the engagement in the conjugal act.  For is this not what the whole debate is about? More…

Amelia’s Story: This Is Incredibly Sad Reply

When I heard about Amelia’s story, it immediately reminded me of the movie John Q. The protagonist, played by Denzel Washington, is a loving Father who exhausts all licit means to get his son on the list for a heart transplant operation, to no avail. He then resorts to hijacking a hospital emergency room at gun point until his demands are met. In the end, More…