Without getting into the weeds of heavy theology, sin is an offense against the love of God, Who has established eternal law to govern all of existence. Incidentally, eternal law defines what is in conformity with human nature and what is not. Therefore, a sin, while an act against God and eternal law, can also be seen as an act against our own human nature. There are a few...
I had the opportunity in the past month to visit a few places that emphasized to me the importance of scale. A business trip took me to Maui, and a few weeks later while visiting another town I got to attend Mass at a rather large downtown cathedral, while passing by a so-called “megachurch.” Reflecting on these trips, I am struck by the messages that God sends us in letting us live...
I’ve dealt with this issue more at CatholicVote (e.g., here and here), but wanted to mention something about the morality of just wages and labor in general in Catholic Social Teaching here at T&C, spurred on somewhat by Matt’s reflections on the uncertainties of the current job market.
I’ll start with a summary of my own understanding of Church teaching: workers, because of...
As almost none of you know, last year I departed my very unstable line of work for greener pastures. Actually the work departed me for the West Texas desert. After four years of job instability I decided to pursue a new career
For the past 9 months, I have largely spent my free time taking classes, volunteering, and interning to gain the necessary experience. After having applied for scores...
Our family experienced a significant loss on Divine Mercy Sunday, so we ask that you pray for us. The situation made me reflect on the Church’s teaching on suffering, highlighted recently by Blessed John Paul II’s Salvifici Doloris. Some excerpts, in the hope that it will provide you comfort if you find yourself in a similar situation:
2. …[W]hat we express by the word...
by Jackie Vaughn
The news of a Jesuit being elected Pope sent shock waves through my system, as I’m sure it did to many others. The Jesuits have garnered an ambiguous reputation this past century, especially in conservative Catholic circles, much due to a loosening grasp on their origins. At least in America today, Jesuits are equated with higher education. They are the thorn in the side of...