Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

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It is the question of a game

“Businesses, are, in reality, quasi-religious sects. When you go to work in one, you embrace A New Faith. And if they are really big businesses, you progress from faith to a kind of mystique. Belief in the product, preaching the product, in the end the product becomes the focus of a transcendental experience. Through ‘the […]


Pope emphasizes ‘indissolubility of Christian matrimony’

Vatican City, Apr 25, 2014 / 02:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on April 25 stressed the need for bishops and priests to give a “consistent witness” to Christian moral teaching, including the lifelong nature of Christian marriage, and to teach these truths “with great compassion.”“The holiness and indissolubility of Christian matrimony, often disintegrating under […]


Brain laundered or washed or dry-cleaned

People within anyone group will see themselves differently than those who are looking in from outside.  The closer knit the assembly, the more in agreement they are with one another, the greater the criticism that can be thrown at them.  In a secular culture, religious groups will be an easy target and the majority can […]


Resist the Spread of Secularism

Rome, Italy, Mar 2, 2009 / 08:19 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor is calling on the Church to resist the spread of secularism. At a conference at the Cathedral of Westminster the cardinal said, “the Church in our society has great vitality and a crucial role to play, more importantly even now […]