Embracing the Darkness to Find the Light: Audrey Assad on Faith, Doubt, and “Breaking Bad”

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“For God judged it better to bring good out of evil than not to permit any evil to exist.” While searching for inspiration for her first indie album, Audrey Assad came across that quote by St. Augustine. Those words struck a chord inside her, maybe because she had spent the previous few years trying to [Read More...]

Father Jonathan Morris on Optimism versus Pessimism

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In this week’s video message from Father Jonathan Morris, he shares his thoughts on optimism versus pessimism. Specifically, he explains that optimism isn’t looking at life through rose-colored glasses and believing nothing will ever go wrong or that we’ll never experience pain. Instead, optimism is rooted in our faith in God and the Biblical promise [Read More...]

A Call to Holiness: Reflecting on Pope Francis’s “America” Magazine Interview

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Much is being written and said about Pope Francis’s comments during an interview published yesterday in several Jesuit magazines, including “America.” Of course, everyone’s interpretation is filtered through their own beliefs and biases, so unless you read what the Pope said in context and in its entirety (much like the way you’re supposed to read [Read More...]

Is Joss Whedon’s Bleak Worldview Responsible For His Hopeful Storytelling?

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One of the reasons I’ve been a fan of Joss Whedon’s work on TV shows like “Buffy,” “Angel” and “Firefly – and movies like “The Avengers” – is that his stories convey a sense of hope. That hope is often hard-won because it involves enduring struggle, suffering and sacrifice for the sake of loving another [Read More...]


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