Thursday, September 27, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness

"We should not serve the poor because they are like Jesus, we should serve the poor because they are Jesus." ~ Bl. Mother Teresa

From Canada comes this inspiring story from a rider on the Winnipeg transit system:
The ride was, as usual, long and uneventful, until we reached the corner of Portage and Main.  That’s when the driver pulled over. This of course surprised all of the passengers on the bus.  But, what happened next still brings tears to my eyes.
The bus driver jumped off the bus to chat with a man that looked to be down on his luck; by all accounts, a homeless man. I first thought the driver was going to offer the man a ride until...
I know you're now in suspense....goal achieved.  haha Read what happened here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Women Speak for Themselves

Below is a video made by Women Speak for Themselves, started by Dr. Helen Alvare in response to the contraceptive mandate included in the new government healthcare plan.  Dr. Alvare has put together a letter in opposition to the mandate giving women an opportunity to express our belief and support of religious freedom.  Click here to sign the letter and to learn more about what Dr. Alvare has put together.

Child 31

New film coming from Grassroots Films, the makers of The Human Experience:

All By Grace

Please click here to read the Theology of the Body testimony of one of our graduates, Kelli.

Kelli studied TOB here at CCM for three years and completed an internship at the TOB Institute last year.  She's basically awesome.  It's a great read so click the link!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Joy of Chastity

Chastity is not a restriction.  It is the freedom to be joyful.

Jason and Crystalina Evert shared this video of a girl who listened to one of their chastity talks when she was in middle school and promised to live a chaste life.  This is a glimpse into the joy such a decision brings:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Rich Gift of Love is here!

It's here!  The video series "The Rich Gift of Love" with Sr. Jane Dominic has arrived on Newman Connection:  click here to watch the first video in which Sister talks about family and society.  These videos are great and it's an amazing opportunity to learn about Theology of the Body and the gift of self from an awesome teacher on the topic.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Few Good Men

Five young men who recently began study for the priesthood at the Pontifical North American College in Rome - all from different backgrounds, all different stories, one call:

Mother Teresa, Pray for Us

Today is the feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Much could be said about this extraordinary woman, but to hear it in her own words is often much more powerful: