October 21, 2021
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Tag: Choices

We Are Left to Choose—in Freedom

Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the Kingdom that he promised to those who love Him? (James 2:5) This is, obviously, a rhetorical question. The answer is a resounding “YES” In any age of the Church...

Our Creative Choices

The last several Sundays we were given choices. They were all choices between self-fulfillment and Life on the one side AND self-destruction and death on the other. We are to choose between giving God the produce of our work of bearing the fruits of...

We’re Supposed to Say…

Once there was a woman who tried very hard to be a good and successful mother to her young son. She read up on all the latest parenting techniques, including one which we might call “defined choices.” Instead of simply telling her son what to do...

A Better Balance for Our Lives

Once there was a young man—we’ll call him William—who was determined to make himself a successful businessman, regardless of the cost. He established his own small company, and because, in addition to the 60+ hours he worked each week, he was always...

Master, To Whom Shall We Go?

In the Gospel of John (Chapter 6), the Lord Jesus reveals Himself as the Bread of Life that came down from heaven. Now, since the Eucharist is truly the summit, the center, the heart and soul of our entire existence on this earth, we are expected to...

Remembering a Foundational Teaching: “Malum In Se”

In Catholic social teaching, there is a foundational teaching that is ignored and rejected by many Christians, even Catholics striving to practice their faith. It is a teaching that deserves to be reckoned as among the most important contributions...

The Alabama Republicans’ Dilemma

The special election in Alabama is over, with Democrat Doug Jones having defeated Republican Roy Moore, but the dilemma faced by Christian Republican voters remains a fascinating case study in ethical decision-making. The contrast between the...

Trending Toward Hot

In 1985, a band called The Power Station released a song that immediately became a best seller. With a snappy tune and fast-paced lyrics sung by the British singer, Robert Palmer, the words described a swath of the American culture. We want to...