conformity

Raising Independent Catholic Kids in an Age of Conformity

Sexting, drugs, alcohol, cyber-bullying, teen suicide, rampant materialism, technology addiction, and me-first mindsets – the list of challenges to young people today can seem overwhelming.  As parents of two boys, ages 14 and 18, I feel like my wife and I are on the front lines of a never-ending war for the very souls of our children.  I would love to […]

On Being Authentically Catholic in Today’s World

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

I had an interesting encounter during a talk I gave this week to MBA students at an Atlanta public university.  We were discussing Advanced Linkedin strategy and I commented several times on the need to connect with others on this helpful social media tool who share our backgrounds or interests.  I cited my own example of seeking people on LinkedIn […]

Raising Independent Catholic Kids in an Age of Conformity

Catholic Teen Volunteers

Sexting, drugs, alcohol, cyber-bullying, teen suicide, rampant materialism, technology addiction, and me-first mindsets – the list of challenges to young people today can seem overwhelming.  As parents of two boys, ages 12 and 16, I feel like my wife and I are on the front lines of a never-ending war for the very souls of our children.  I would love to […]

Going Deeper – Greater Than Gravity

By Sister Marie-Aimee, O.C.D. Tall ladders, ski lifts, and narrow trails with steep drop-offs awaken a deep fear in me. I am not afraid of heights or even of falling. It is the conclusion of the fall, the inevitable rendezvous with the ground that worries me. Whether I like it or not, as long as I remain a resident of […]

The Rise of Cross-less Catholicism

I read a very good article this morning by Fr. James  Schall, S.J. on the rise of Cross-less Catholicism in the world.  His points are spot on as he writes about schools, especially Catholic schools, watering down the perceived “negativity” of our faith.   He describes it as “Faith being transformed into a social movement” and warns of the dangers of […]

Takin’ Out the Garbage (Dumpster Diving Part II)

Complete conformity to the will of God can be challenging. It involves a type of death—a death to self, to self will. Your will must decrease if you want God’s will in your life to increase. God’s will for your life is that you become holy, be a saint, and go to Heaven. In order to achieve these most magnificent […]