Jesus calls all people to Himself while teaching and showing us how we are to live.
You are designed to “be perfect as the Heavenly Father is perfect” (Mat 5:34). But that’s impossible. You are designed “to pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17). But how? The ancient monks of the Egyptian Desert discovered a long-forgotten—and surprisingly easy—way to do both.
Spend some time listening to what it means to be hopelessly devoted. Many Catholic young adults spend most of their time thinking about it, after all. Rachel Leininger – a formerly single person – shares from some of her own experiences on how to develop an undistracted devotion… to the Lord.
J.R.R. Tolkien is universally known for his Middle-Earth Legandarium (primarily the Lord of the Rings), and is somewhat known for his devout Catholic faith. Just how much did the latter influence the former?
No Salvation Outside the Church – Where did that theological idea come from, and does the Church still hold it today, and if so, what does it mean?
In this talk, we’ll look at the origins of this idea in the 3rd century, and its development through three major theological phases. We’ll explore why, today, we can neither hold the idea in its plain sense nor simply abandon it without ceasing to be Christian. Underneath it all the key question will be: when we talk about salvation and Jesus, what kind of God do we think we’re dealing with?