Claire Dwyer talks with Mark Hart of Life Teen International about making time for what is most important–and the dangers of sacrificing our prayer life on the altar of activity.
“Most of the time, feelings of depression and anxiety have psychological roots and need to be treated on the natural level. But our experience suggests that demonic obsessions accompanied by feelings of depression, anxiety and despair are more common than we realize.” – Monsignor Stephen Rossetti
“When news broke that the Supreme Court was planning on overturning Roe v. Wade, the protests began almost immediately. In some, women showed up at Catholic Masses dressed in the famous ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costumes in protest of what they saw as the Catholic Church’s misogynistic meddling in American politics. What they missed is the fact that the most famous woman called a handmaid is described by that Church as the Queen of Heaven and Earth.” – Taryn DeLong
“Most people like to think of freedom as absolute, as in, ‘No one is going to tell me what to do.” In the end, though, freedom is not absolute; it cannot be.” – Monsignor Charles Pope
Lori suggested I read Thérèse’s Story of a Soul. I ordered it to make her happy and to prove I didn’t need this Catholic nonsense. The next Wednesday when I got home from work, there on the coffee table was the book and a dozen roses from my husband. I called Lori. “I got roses!” She said, “Yes, I asked Thérèse to send you some.”- Rose Folsom
I read stories about people who while living as prodigal sons sensed ‘something missing’ only to find it in the Church and came home to great rejoicing. Yet I had lived my whole life in the Church, and still felt an absence, an emptiness, a profound lack of joy. Like the prodigal’s older brother, I wondered, “Where is my feast?” – Grace Abruzzo