Advice from Pope Francis

It seems that daily we are surrounded with tons of reasons NOT to be happy. But Pope Francis thinks there are a lot of things we can do to bring happiness back into our lives. In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly Viva July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to...

Don’t Think Little of Yourself!

Our guest blogger today is Jeremy Harrington, OFM. He coauthors the popular, free e-newsletter A Friar’s E-spirations. To subscribe, click here. I hate to see people suffer because they worry about the wrong things and misread what God thinks of them. They feel guilty for past sins—sins for which...

Keeping it Current

Monthlies are notoriously slow, especially in the digital age, when everyone has access to publishing commentary and analysis instantly. That’s not a problem in much of our magazine. The inspirational stories, the profiles of amazing people, the seasonal features, and our many columns keep our content...

One Small Step

This week marked two historic anniversaries: The Apollo 11 moon landing and the Scopes “Monkey Trial.” Both challenged our understanding of what it means to be human and even what it means to be a person of faith. There are still Americans who believe that the 1969 moon landing was faked. Fox...

Love Unconditionally

Our guest blogger today is Drew Savoy, a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana. He has a degree in communications with a journalism concentration. Loving strangers is hard; loving your enemies is harder. I work for a mental health facility that serves children, and I sometimes find it hard to show...

Grateful for Freedom

About two weeks ago, I heard the first of the street fireworks, signaling the beginning of summer and the fact that July 4th is on the way. You can’t buy much more than garden variety fireworks in this area, so the worst of what we have around here are the types of things that go “bang!”...

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