As internet pornography continues to make inroads into the daily lives of millions, greater numbers of young women are making the decision to participate in its production, with some even seeing it as a “path of empowerment” for themselves. They may hear about the “success stories” of porn stars, one of whom declared during a media interview a few years back that her breast implants were the best investment she had ever made, making her a multi-millionaire.
We are now getting into the teeth of Lent. How are you doing? This is a good time for us to revisit our Lenten promises. Maybe we have already fallen off the horse. Maybe we realize that our promises were a bit too easy and we feel called to go a bit deeper.
Mr. Adam Lucas, who is “newly married with a baby on the way” (mazel tov!) and “has a Master’s in Theology,” speaks for a depressing number of Gen Z Catholics when he writes on the Crisis website that “the world of the 1960s is gone, and with it any real relevance of Vatican II.” The Council, he concludes, should just be ignored: “After all, aggiornamento demands it.” This is so mind-numbingly wrongheaded that one hardly knows where to start in responding to it.
MOBILE — The Archdiocese of Mobile Office of Catholic Schools announced two principal hires for the 2023-24 school year. Andrea Williamson has been named the next principal of St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope and Deborah Ollis has been named the next principal of Little Flower Catholic School in Mobile.
The Archdiocese of Mobile Office of Catholic Schools announced two principal hires for the 2023-24 school year. Andrea Williamson has been named the next principal of St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope and Deborah Ollis has been named principal of Little Flower Catholic School in Mobile.
At the beginning of February, the Church in the U.S. celebrates Catholic Schools Week. I would like to take this opportunity to sing the praises of Catholic schools and to invite everyone—Catholic and non-Catholic alike—to support them. I attended Church-affiliated educational institutions from first grade through graduate school, from Holy Name Elementary School in Birmingham, Mich., to the Institut Catholique in Paris. That years-long immersion massively shaped my character, my sense of values, my entire way of looking at the world. I am convinced that, especially now, when a secularist, materialist philosophy largely holds sway in our culture, the Catholic ethos needs to be inculcated.
Families are under a great amount of pressure today. We could compile a long list of reasons for this pressure but the fact is that our families face challenges of many types. As people of faith we have a special role of seeking to strengthen and support our families.
MOBILE — Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi is pleased to announce that Chad Barwick has been selected as the next Superintendent/Director of Catholic Education for Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Mobile.
Stewardship withstands the test of time. Jesus called us to be His disciples and the path to being a disciple is through living a life of stewardship. Jesus tells us exactly how to achieve this in St. John’s Gospel when He says, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 14: 34-35).