Heaven on Earth: "Field of Dreams" at 30

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Oct 23, 2019 9:36:02 AM

Thirty years ago, we stood with Ray Kinsella in an Iowa cornfield, where we heard a voice say for the first time, “If you build it, he will come.” Hailed by sports and cinema enthusiasts alike as one of the greatest baseball movies of all time, Field of Dreams has consistently moved audiences precisely because it’s about so much more than baseball. It’s about hearing, accepting, and sharing a call. It’s about perseverance in uncertainty and adversity. But more than anything, it’s about reconciliation.

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Topics: faith, movie review, vocation, Field of Dreams, faith on film

Rooting Daily Decision in Faith by Practicing Observance

Posted by Teresa Coda on Oct 8, 2019 7:07:00 AM

Over a kosher breakfast several months ago, a good friend and I—both new mothers and in transitory phases of life—speculated about where we might eventually settle down and what our ideal geographical and social living situations would look like. 

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Topics: Practice, faith, family life

Developing anti-fragile faith

Posted by Maggie Garnett on Feb 15, 2019 12:17:55 PM

This January, I attended a talk by Fr. Mike Schmitz on “Anti-fragile Faith.” In it, he posed a simple question: When you face difficulties in life, how will you face them? With a faith that is fragile or a faith that is anti-fragile?

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Topics: faith, spirituality, inspiration, universal call to holiness

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The McGrath Institute Blog helps Catholics live and hand on their faith in Jesus Christ, especially in the family, home and parish, and cultivates and inspires everyday leaders to live out the fullness and richness of their faith in the simple, little ways that make up Church life.

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