I just returned from one of my favorite annual activities – 4 days spent in Pomona, working with second year osteopathic medical students. My job was to supervise and direct their enthusiasm, idealism, and energy, as they tried to learn some of the intricacies of cranial treatment. I also tried to unobtrusively probe their commitment to Christian values.
The Faith & Values Awards gala is in Los Angeles today. I'm sure some great family-friendly movies and TV shows are among the nominees. Here is a small list of resources to find other family-friendly and Catholic DVDs and film guides.
Pop quiz for all of you who have lived in the Diocese of Phoenix for some time: You'll find the following headlines and news makers in our archived January issues in what year?
Hint: it was the same time local Catholics celebrated a diocesan Year of the Family.
The U.S. is nearing another anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Life Teen and EWTN offers reflections and discussions about the topic from a Catholic viewpoint. Plus a chance for Arizona's youth to create their own media piece that might be used by Arizona Right to Life.
Need to recycle your Christmas tree now that the feast of Epiphany has lapsed? Here are some options. Some city schedules for tree removal services even cater to Catholics who leave their tree up through the Baptism of the Lord celebrated Jan. 12 this year.
Today is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She founded the Sisters of Charity in the U.S. and Arizona Catholics have been served by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill since 1933. Sr. Barbara Einloth traces the order's ministry in the Grand Canyon State.
One of the many perks about being Catholic: you don't have to wait for New Year's Eve to roll around again to resolve to do better. Every moment, especially after the sacrament of reconciliation, is a chance to start anew.
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