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S+L BLOG: holiness



The problem with holiness is that we don’t think it’s for us. We believe that we are made for Heaven. We believe that God wants us to go to Heaven, but how many of us would say that we belong in Heaven? How many of us would say that we are going to Heaven? Sure, ...read more
After looking a what it means to be called and the meaning of discernment, last week we looked at the most misunderstood vocation: The Vocation to the Single Life. There are many people who, while they are discerning, are very clear that they are not called to the Married Life, but are also not sure ...read more
If there is anything that we learn from reading Scripture is that God calls people. Consistently, every story in the bible, involves a call: Abraham, Moses, Noah, Gideon, Jonah, Samuel, Ruth, Esther, Mary, Paul. Everyone gets called. God may not ‘call’ us the way He called Moses or St. Paul, or the specific way that ...read more
The last several months, the phrase “The New Evangelization” has come up in many different spheres here in our Salt + Light office. I cannot comprehensively cover all the ins and outs of our efforts on this – as this is in some sense what we do everyday! What I will say is that this ...read more
The longest serving cardinal in the Catholic Church was buried yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. Cardinal Eugenio Sales died last Monday and his requiem mass took place yesterday at Rio’s Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. During the ceremony a dove landed on the casket and stayed there for almost an hour. Cardinal Sales was made cardinal ...read more
Do you want to be holy? As Catholics, our first impulse is (or should be) to say, “Of course!” But if we’re honest, we can probably recognize some hesitancy in our response. We fear that radically pursuing holiness will be stifling or exhausting. Would my friends still be able to relate to me? Are these ...read more