Does Social Media Drown Out God? Or Does It Draw You Closer?

Social Media

Social media is drowning out God.  Young people need to find silence away from the constant "noise" of social media in order to encounter Him. That's the warning from Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.  Speaking to youth at Invocation 2014, a British discernment retreat for young people on July 4-6, the archbishop said: "Today there is so much noise, with social media, we don't understand the value of silence....  We … [Read more...]

“Have a Blessed Day,” She Said; So They Fired Her

Polly Neace (screenshot from Fox 19 video, courtesy of Christian Today)

Polly Neace had the same message for every customer at the Walton, Kentucky branch of U.S. Bank where she worked as a teller:  "Have a blessed day," she would say with a smile. And so they fired her. Neace, who had worked for U.S. Bank for more than twenty years, began offering her greeting in 2009.  Bank officials claim that they had received customer complaints, and they had issued repeated warnings to Neace to avoid any mention of faith. According to a report in Christian Today, … [Read more...]

Now North Carolina Students Have the Right to Pray, Just Like the Rest of Us!

School prayer

This week, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a bill which protects the religious rights of students in North Carolina schools. The new law, which takes effect immediately, protects student-led prayer--allowing students to pray silently, out loud, alone or with others, to the same extent as a student is permitted to reflect, meditate or speak on nonreligious matters. Students will be permitted to organize prayer groups and/or religious clubs. And students will be … [Read more...]