emotions

The Law of Gift

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles written by Dr. Edward Sri on Saint John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. The series is reprinted here with permission and originally appeared in the September/October 2005 issue of Lay Witness magazine. © 2005 Catholics United for the Faith / www.cuf.org/Laywitness/index.asp Love & Responsibility: The Law of Gift How does a person know if he […]

How Could Mr. Right Turn Out to be So Wrong?

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles written by Dr. Edward Sri on Saint John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. The series is reprinted here with permission and originally appeared in the July/August 2005 issue of Lay Witness magazine. © 2005 Catholics United for the Faith / www.cuf.org/Laywitness/index.asp Sense and Sensibility: How Could Mr. Right Turn Out to be So Wrong? Many […]

We’ve Lost that “Loving” Feeling Too

Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man

Before we start, put the following question in the back of your mind and let it sit there until we pick it up near the end. Gentlemen, don’t fall into the temptation of answering right away, because anything you say can and will be used against you, and that could get ugly! Who is more free, the single man or […]

We’ve Lost that “Thinking” Feeling

Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Angelic Doctor

When I first begin a new semester of teaching Philosophy, I always begin by asking students for their opinions on certain moral and social questions. In almost all cases the student’s response begins with: “I feel that…” These three little words are indicative, I think, of why there is so much confusion in our society. As stated in a previous […]

Mobilizing one’s whole being

Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing Pixar’s Inside Out.  I was pleasantly surprised by it, not expecting it to be as thought-provoking and multi-faceted as it was.  One of the themes—and I don’t think I’m spoiling anything, given that it was mentioned in the first ten minutes of the film—was the purpose of the emotions. As Joy was […]

Daily Quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.” (Archbishop Fulton Sheen) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and the Recommend buttons below and via email. We […]

Improving Your Prayer

Ask a Carmelite Sister… Question: Dear Sister, My prayer experiences don’t seem good enough or holy enough, long enough or intense enough. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can pray better? Answer: Dear Friend,  Yes, I do have a few suggestions. That’s easy… First of all, I suggest not using the expression “prayer experiences” at all. Hit […]