Each day our desires come face to face with challenges, and the mess of feelings in the middle doesn’t make the spiritual life any easier. Yet these three things are important to pay attention to.
My name is Andy Otto. For two and a half years I was a Jesuit in the Society of Jesus. It has informed and transformed my life. I have a BA in Communication and a minor in Psychology. I love travelling, swing dancing, Disney, and have lived in Boston, New York, DC, Jamaica, and Orlando.
Rooted in practical reality, Pope Francis’ exhortation on love is one of the most beautiful gems on marriage ever written by the Church.
Our Western culture lacks something so much a part of Eastern culture: reverence and humility, displayed in the gesture of the bow.
Sometimes giving others dignity is not just about offering money or healing, but about making eye contact with them and becoming friends.
Like Chip from Beauty and the Beast, we all have imperfections that are simply a part of who we are.
It’s a simple question that can be a powerful discernment tool.
If we’ve rejected God in life, does God give us another chance after death? Who’s in hell? Why do we picture heaven as a “reward”? Can God’s infinite mercy mean no one is in hell?
God’s messages seem to come in threes for Teresa, and in the little creatures of nature.
What is the purpose of the Year of Mercy, which begins today? Here are some ways to live out our God’s universal invitation to mercy and peace.