In 2002, John Paul II addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the beginning of its plenary session with “The Cultural Values of Science.” Eighteen years later, the truth of his words still resonates:
Imagine we’re writing the current chapter in a history of human relationships to government and God. This 2020 installment comprises a pandemic, social polarization, tragedies of life and livelihood, political paralysis, tragic urban violence, and countless souls in turmoil. The short-term solutions we forge from ad hoc policies and practices could lead to greater crises and disputes. We Catholics should be glad that we are “cast” and that a loving God is actually overseeing the real plot line.
The good folks here at Magis Center were gracious enough to suggest that I become a more regular contributor, so I’m looking forward to exploring some exciting topics in the coming months. And, in the spirit of a preliminary entry, I’d like to address the following, because I hope it will set a positive tone in the discussion going forward.
“Do you know what happened to my heart? When I saw you, my heart fell in love with you.”
From sports to politics, we are living in a world of extremes.
“You can’t handle the truth!”
This article is part of a three-part series on conversion first articulated here.
Lust within the context of the deadly sin refers to an intense and inordinate desire for sexual gratification.
This article is part of a three-part series first articulated here.
One of the deadly sins, gluttony is an excess intake of food, alcohol, or drugs. Gluttony is destructive, because it holds its victims in the spell of sensorial pleasure. Sadly, this spell prevents one from reaching higher levels of meaning and purpose in life.