detraction

Love in a Time of Social Media

A recent post here on Integrated Catholic Life echoed what I have been thinking about social media lately. Sister Laus Gloriae reminded us of the many sins of the tongue and gave us remedies for overcoming them. As I looked over the list, I thought of how many have been exacerbated, expedited, and assisted by social media. I was speaking […]

How to to Overcome Sins and Faults of the Tongue

Photography © by Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

To Speak or not to Speak—That is the Question Dear Sister, There is a lot of noise around me—constantly. So much chatter. It seems to me that conversations in general are getting more superficial. I’m reminded of the title of one Shakespeare’s plays. It seems to fit what I am trying to say—Much Ado about Nothing. What are your thoughts? […]

The Vatican Goes YouTube

 C. S. Lewis, the most widely read apologist for Christianity of the 20th Century, brought attention to its power of drawing people away from merely gossiping about God.  The sad state of affairs in the contemporary world is that mere gossiping about God has become rampant.  Gossipy questions abound such as:  Does he exist?  Is he dead?  Has he been […]