This article was cross-posted today at the Word on Fire blog.
You probably know the pattern. A smart and gifted boy leaves home for school. He makes new friends. They spend most of their time partying, chasing girls, and embracing new philosophies. The son becomes drawn to a trendy religious cult. Eventually, he moves in with his girlfriend and they have a child, without being married. The boy’s mother can only sit by in despair, heartbroken over his choices and helpless. The only thing she can do is pray.
That’s the story of many Catholics today – and maybe your story. Parents think they’re alone in facing these sorts of troubles, but this pattern isn’t a new one. It stretches back for centuries, and in the case above, even more than a millennium. It’s the fourth-century story of St. Monica and her young wayward son, Augustine.
“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine
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Thanks to Plough Publishing, today I’m giving away FIVE copies of a new book which includes talks on marriage by Pope Francis, Rick Warren, N.T. Wright, and teachers and leaders from several different major religions. It’s titled Not Just Good, but Beautiful: The Complementary Relationship between Man and Woman and it’s based on the extraordinary Humanum conference.
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New research shows that 7% of Catholics contribute 80% of all donations and volunteer hours. It’s easy to cater everything to this group. We know they’ll sign-up, they’ll show up, they’ll subscribe, they’ll buy books, they’ll give.
But every Catholic needs to ask this question: what am I doing to reach the other 93%?
I’m sure you know that we live in a post-Christian culture that constantly attacks the beliefs of Christianity. Many times these attacks are directed at the Bible itself.
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