Envisioning Growth by Thinking Big

Envisioning Growth by Thinking Big

People always have the opportunity to want more and be more. If you are unhappy with the course that your life is taking, you should not just accept it as it comes, if you do not want to. If you think you deserve more, then you should not hesitate to want more. If you want a better chance at life, then by all means, go for it. And while you are at it, you have to learn how to dream…

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Embracing Positivity in Your Life

Embracing Positivity in Your Life

If you want to thrive you have to embrace positivism in your life. The truth is, there is too much negative energy in the world and they will come to you from all directions. Through your life, you will meet a lot of people who make it their business to intrude and put you down. They will make you feel bad and they will keep you from achieving the things you want to achieve yourself. Most of the time without…

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Long Lasting Local Weddings Celebrated at Catholic Mass

Long Lasting Local Weddings Celebrated at Catholic Mass

Numerous local couples are celebrating their long-running weddings at a particular mass sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. The church’s yearly Marriage Jubilee Mass was held Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington. The diocese’s retiring bishop, Paul Loverde, presided over the mass. Among those that participated are 150 couples celebrating their 25th anniversary and 109 couples celebrating their 50th anniversary. That is more than 9,000 years of union united. Original story from the Associated…

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Should Confession be Evaluated by Our Catholic Church?

Should Confession be Evaluated by Our Catholic Church?

Much has been written (thanks, PG faith writer Peter Smith) lately concerning the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh’s six-county 2018 reorganization and consolidation of its staying 192 parishes. This will be executed to counteract the loss of parishioners, deficiency of priests and growing debt in the diocese. Named “On Mission for the Church Alive,” this restructuring, for me, is a temporary repair that does little to address the continuing and accelerating attrition of practicing Roman Catholics in the Pittsburgh Diocese. And,…

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New Horizons for Catholicism in India

New Horizons for Catholicism in India

President Barack Obama’s red carpet this week the first state visit of Obama’s presidency, for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is clearly calculated to deepen ties with among the world’s emerging superpowers. With a huge population of 1.2 billion, India has consistently been a possible world-wide titan, but now it’s increasingly using that ability. An underappreciated stage about India’s rise, nevertheless, is that it’s also home to some of the remarkable increase in Christianity everywhere on earth. That contains the…

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