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Teresa Tomeo is considered one of today's leading contemporary Catholic thinkers and teachers. Here you will find her popular Eye on Culture column published through Our Sunday Visitor newspaper as well as her thoughts and reflections on issues of the day.
Today we said “arreverdci“ to St. Claire and St. Francis and their town of Assisi, and headed to Cascia to learn more about St. Rita. St. Rita was an Augustinian nun who experienced the stigmata. Numerous miracles are attributed to her and she is the patron saint of impossible situations as well as a patron for troubled marriages and estranged families.
The cliché “God’s Country” isn’t normally associated with a great place to visit. But it takes on an entirely different meaning under the Tuscan sun. This truly is God’s country, because there is no other explanation for the breathtaking and awe inspiring beauty, and the way He continues to reveal himself through nature and through his saints.
I am not a singer by any means. But ever since the first full day of our WINE (Women in the New Evangelization) WINE and Shrine Pilgrimage began, I can’t get that familiar tune out of my head and my heart.
Every time it rains
It rains pennies from heaven
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven
You'll find your fortune
Fallin' all over town
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down.
The argument against God quite often comes back to the issue of suffering doesn’t it? If God is so loving and wonderful why does He allow this, that, or the other thing? Why does he allow war, murder, terrorism, disease etc? When people ask that question it might be because they are in the midst of a painful experience themselves, or perhaps they are either ignoring or unaware of God’s greatest gift: free will. Often, if we’re honest with ourselves, and this was a major moment of clarity for me in my own walk with God, we can see that in some ways it has been the bad choices we’ve made that have brought on the rough and tumble patches in our earthly journey. Sometimes, however, the suffering is often brought on by the bad choices of other people. Horrific accidents are caused by drunk driving for example. How many times do we hear about other tragedies such as boating accidents, train wrecks, or plane crashes where those at the controls are texting or not paying attention and risk the safety of others? Or perhaps greedy industries have been contributing pollution for years through industrial waste, poisoning the environment and causing all sorts of health issues for entire communities? God doesn’t want us to suffer, but He will never interfere with our free will.
I had never heard of the best-selling book “Me Before You.” But I found the trailer for the film at first very captivating. It looked like a warm, even family-friendly, love story between a paralyzed man and his caregiver, leaving a strong impression that the two are going to live happily ever after. But just before the movie’s release, I started seeing very strong commentaries against the film coming from disability activists. That’s when I realized I had been had.
When speaking in Germany in 2006, Pope Benedict XVI addressed a growing crisis — one that was impacting Catholics as much as the rest of the world. He was referring to the problem of too much noise. The noise, he said, was preventing believers from hearing the voice of God.
“Put simply, we are no longer able hear God; there are too many different frequencies filling our ears.” The pope emeritus probably isn’t aware of it, but he has an unlikely kindred spirit in an American country music star. Kenny Chesney makes his living off of music carried across the vast technological landscape, but if you listen to the lyrics of his latest hit single — appropriately entitled “Noise” — Chesney most likely would give a thumbs-up to Benedict’s concerns. Apparently, even an award-winning country singer needs a little quiet now and then...
This is an excerpt from Teresa Tomeo's article “'Stop the noise' Country singer points out our culture’s obsession with gadgets and technology has gone too far” published at "OSV Newsweekly" on May 11, 2016. To read more Click Here.
As Catholics, we hear over and over again — especially during an election year — that we have to vote our conscience. Unfortunately, according to a new and extensive survey, even Catholics who say they pray daily, attend Mass at least once a week and “consult their conscience,” it appears they have no idea what “voting one’s conscience” means — or what conscience itself means.
It's amazing how long it took me to really appreciate the gift of the Communion of Saints. For too many years I put and kept the saints somewhere off in the distance on say, a spiritual shelf of sorts. They were also, quite literally on a shelf growing up in a traditional Catholic and Italian American home. There were the ever present statues of the Queen of all saints, the Blessed Mother, along with St. Anthony and of course, the ever popular St. Francis of Assisi.
It’s my solemn hope and prayer that every post-abortion healing ministry, every pregnancy resource center in this country, along with every other pro-life organization out there, will see Donald Trump's statement Wednesday on punishment for women who have abortions as a huge teachable moment. When I first learned of Trump’s comments concerning post-abortive women I immediately thought that this would do a lot of damage to the pro-life movement.
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