Fr. Mike points out the false lesson of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a movie that fails to show that freedom to do whatever you want has consequences. He teaches that true freedom is the ability to do what one ought to do. This is the Christian idea of freedom found in the Bible, and it was the idea of freedom the founders of the U.S. knew could not be abandoned if their country was to survive. This Independence Day, and every day, let’s live by the Christian, and only true, idea of freedom.
Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension:
Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up about the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD.
(L-R) Clinton Foundation Chair Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the Biden administration and anthropologist Jane Goodall all took part in the Vatican's Health Conference May 6-8, 2021. (photo: Wikimedia Commons)
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, boats continue to litter the landscape on November 2, 2012 in Freeport, New York, United States. With the death toll continuing to rise and millions of homes and businesses without power, the U.S. east coast is attempting to recover from the effects of floods, fires and power outages brought on by Superstorm Sandy.