By Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents - Gossip may seem like one of those sins that the Bible doesn't directly condemn, but in this video, Fr. Mike points out that the Psalms, Peter, and James all strongly advise us to be mindful of the things we say. These words of wisdom aren't just in Scripture, either. The Greek philosopher Socrates also gives guidelines to avoid gossip with his "test of three."
By Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald - This is why Abortion Matters, edited by Anthony McCarthy of the SPUC and published by Philos Educational Publications, is important to read. The British Medical Association would like to see abortion decriminalised; universities are under pressure to ban pro-life groups; there is a strong current of opinion that wants to “normalise” it
By Miriam Diez Bosch, Aleteia - Millennials are people born after 1980 and before the year 2000. It’s a generation that… lights and shadows, and is “worthy of respect and admiration in many ways,” although it needs “to mature and be given a push in many regards… no generation has ever had it so easy and so hard at the same time” because they are “immersed in a shifting fog created by the generation that preceded them, the materialism and selfishness of the world around them, and the uncertainty that’s part of the air they breathe.”
By Deacon Greg Lambert, Catholic Stand - Discipleship, which has no franchise fees or operating expenses, only requires old-fashioned “sweat equity” and time. Hours, days and weeks, once extremely scarce, are now available to serve God and neighbor in these latter years. The irony of time becoming more available as physical and mental ability lessens is, on the surface, troublesome....