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One day, as I was riding my bike to a 7:30 a.m. class, I hearkened back to the end of my first semester. It was freezing cold by Arizona standards, and I passed a girl whom I saw most mornings on my way to that class, clad in roughly the same attire I had seen her in the first week of class: daisy dukes and a belly-revealing shirt.
As an economics student and a believing Christian, I have often found myself conflicted as to how I ought to balance my educational influence with my theological influence.
In an Oct. 24 article in the Phoenix New Times, freelance writer Michael Lacey criticized Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, for removing the Anti-Defamation League’s sensitivity training from Diocesan schools for what Lacy termed “abortion politics.”
On an early summer night just a few months back, a group of friends and I piled in my car and headed down to Mill Avenue. Our intention? To offer rides to any incapacitated individual we might find, despite the fact that the car was filled to capacity.
Atheist Friedrich Nietzsche once stated, “He who has a why to live for can endure any how.”
As a culture, whenever we think of dangerous addictive practices, there are a few usual suspects that come to mind. Drugs, alcohol and gambling, just to name a few, can create addictive consumption patterns that harm the well-being of the individual and society at large.
Whenever I hear Macklemore’s "Same Love" on the radio, I am continually amazed by the incredible quality of the song. The sheer musical beauty is enough to make its listener tune in and relax as the piano, violin and trumpet waft across the dial.
Perhaps you’ve read the details of the Kermit Gosnell trial, which sounds like something straight out of a "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" plot.
Recently, a German family fled their homeland for America because of persecution for choosing to home-school their children.In Germany, all children must attend public school or pay a fine.In this particular case, the children were forcibly taken to school on one occasion.
This Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, the foundational moment of the Christian faith. It is the culmination of Holy Week, the final leg of the 40-day Lenten road. During the six weeks of Lent, Christians seek to draw closer to Christ through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Ironically, this time of sacrifice is one in which Church attendance swells significantly.
Rob Clements, Director of the All Saints Catholic Newman Center at ASU, said that attendance at Mass during Lent is greater than “any other time in the year.” Because church attendance increases during certain seasons in the liturgical calendar, some churchgoers who only attend on Christmas and Easter are labeled "CEO," or “Christmas and Easter Only.” This reveals a deeper truth about human nature, beyond the humor in the phrase itself.
In the very near future, the College of the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church will convene inside of the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope.
I think most people would agree that our mental health care system is beyond messy.
Two years ago, I attended the Youth and Young Adult Rally for Life at ASU.
At some point in our lives, each one of us will be confronted with the question: Who am I, and what is my purpose?
Reality can be a tough pill to swallow. The fact is there is not a more certain reality than the perpetual mediocrity of the Arizona sports market.
Four years ago, President Barack Obama ran on the platform of hope and change, a progressive mantra that defines his liberal ideology. As Paul Gigot wrote last week in the Wall Street Journal, “In his more candid moments, Mr. Obama has said he wants to be the progressive version of Reagan, that his goal is ‘fundamentally transforming’ America.”
During the United States’ 276-year lifespan, the people have spoken. This underappreciated privilege — the right to speak and be heard — is a fundamental feature of our American republic.
Last week’s Vice Presidential debate between Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden was indeed “historic,” as moderator Martha Raddatz stated. It not only pitted two Catholic individuals against each other, it pitted two ideologues regarding the role of faith in the public square.
History is fraught with the hero character.
What is the common good?