Father Longenecker has observed that parents frequently tell him that their kids have either left the faith or have a bored disinterest with the faith. This sad reality illuminates that Catholics are abandoning the faith of their parents and grandparents at a record rate. A Pew report revealed that Catholicism has experienced a greater net … More The Joy of The Faith
The great stories that grip our imagination and captivate our interest tend to depict that classic struggle between good and evil. Many writers stress the need to present various aspects of the conflict of good versus evil in their narrative lest the audience drifts away from boredom. This cultural attraction to the drama played out … More Life Over Death
With another tragic school shooting, people are beginning to see the connection to a swelling mental health problem in our world. Given that half of the entire human experience is built around a mental framework, this topic remains incredibly urgent. The field of psychology is the primary avenue mental health is viewed. Interestingly, the word … More How Catholicism Heals Mental Illness
Here, we are in the month of May, and fittingly as the weather warms and spring flowers begin to bloom, we celebrate Mother’s Day. Why is it timely that we honor mothers during the height of spring? As nature blossoms into a dressing of a beautiful array of color and life, the landscape begins to … More The Beauty of Mary and Moms
In June 2003, the deadliest porch collapse occurred in Chicago. An overloaded balcony collapsed during a party in an apartment building, killing thirteen people and seriously injuring fifty-seven others. The ensuing investigation was highly critical of the way the balcony was built, finding a large number of errors in its construction which ultimately resulted in the collapse. However, … More The Law And Love
Given that we recently celebrated Catholic schools week it’s fitting to reflect on the magnitude Catholic education has in molding a just society. From all levels – elementary, middle, high-school, and college Catholic education strives for excellence in cultivating the intellectual, spiritual, and moral advancement so one can become closer to the person God made … More Why Catholic Education Matters
In 1873 Hans Christian Anderson wrote a children’s story called, The Emperor Has No Clothes. The story is about a vain emperor who loved wearing the latest style of clothes. The emperor had a different coat for every hour of the day and spent countless hours in his dressing room putting on his clothes and … More The Church Is The Power Of The Powerless
Probably the most pressing question of an ardent seeker is – What does God want me to do? This question probes to the heart of our human actions. More precisely put the questions asks – Do my actions correspond to God’s plan for me? Desperately craving to know the answer, we pray for wisdom to … More What Does God Want?
Corporations spend millions of dollars in disaster management. What smart business leaders have learned is that encountering bad news is a constant occurrence. In fact, it is considered a gross blunder if a CEO fails to acknowledge bad news, downplay it, blame it on someone else, or simply lie about it. One of the most … More What Is The New Theology?
In 2017, National Geographic ran a report on the science of why people lie. In the article, researchers candidly acknowledged, “Being deceitful is woven into our very fabric so much so that it would be truthful to say that to lie is human.” While this passage may seem like a depressing picture, this honest assessment … More Removing The Acting Game