materialism

Surrogate Gods, Surrogate Parents

The Virtual Family: Connected or Disconnected?

It is a gross understatement to say that we live in trying times.  The Church and religious liberty are under attack around the world, our country is divided, atheists are one of the fastest growing groups in America and our families are under siege.  My intent is not to depress you, but focus your attention on today’s realities.  In times […]

Marx, Atheistic Materialism and Class Struggle

If ever someone challenges the truthfulness of the concept that “ideas have consequences” it would be good to remind them of our next philosopher in this examination of the causes of our modern “God is Dead” morality. Besides Karl Marx, no other writer has written anything that has caused so much bloodshed in the history of ideas. As a result […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed John Paul II

  “Christ alone can free man from what enslaves him to evil and selfishness: from the frantic search for material possessions, from the thirst for power and control over others and over things, from the illusion of easy success, from the frenzy of consumerism and hedonism which ultimately destroy the human being.”  (Blessed John Paul II) Please help us in […]

A Simple Christmas is not so Simple

As the days draw nearer to our celebration of the birth of the Christ child, every Christian home is preparing a way for the Lord, right?  Yeah, right. I’m betting most are pounding the mall pavement loaded with packages, fretting over gifts and trying to figure out when they will have time to write the annual Christmas letter. The Contamination […]

Avoiding the “Super Catholic” Syndrome this Christmas

Those of us who are doing our best to try and follow the teachings of the Church know enough to not take our cues from secular society, especially in regards to what the world says is important at Christmas.  We try not to get sucked into the culture of consumerism and commercialism and what has become society’s idea of the […]

New Material Girl Clothing Line Sends the Wrong Message

So there you are shopping for back to school clothes with your daughter.  You’re trying to find fun and at least somewhat fashionable clothing that won’t make your innocent child look like she’s ready to hit the beach instead of the books if you get my drift.  It’s tough enough trying to keep within your budget and hang on to […]