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Human Person

A field of wheat

Vocation and the Purpose of Our Lives

Each human life is unique and unrepeatable, possessing a meaning and vocation meant only for you: a vocation is a calling from God with our name on it.

Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput
Jan 10, 2021
The University of Toronto and Toronto Skyline

Institutionalizing a Catholic Culture in Professional Schools

The mission drift experienced by so many Catholic professional schools is rarely intentional, and the proper response is to institutional mission.

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Dec 22, 2020
Statue of Christ over the Sacristy Door, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican

In the Likeness of Christ

To imitate Christ is to put on the mind of Christ, imitating his interior dispositions and grasping the broad principles by which he worked out his life's task.

Dr. Don J. Briel
Dec 5, 2020
A hiker overlooks a cloud-filled valley

Schola et Labora

Dr. Michael J. Naughton and Msgr. James P. Shea discussed the importance of leisure for human flourishing and its relationship with work, as well as Dr. Naughton's book on this subject.

Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Msgr. James P. Shea
Dec 4, 2020
Light Shining on a Dark Road

Being a Christian Counselor in a Secular Environment

Christianity offers the answer to all questions of human existence. For counselors in a secular environment, this demands patience and trust that Christ will bring healing to those who suffer.

Dr. Kristi Bitz
Dec 4, 2020
A Nurse in Protective Gear

The Vocation of Nursing

Dr. Marie T. Hilliard sat down with Msgr. James P. Shea to discuss her broad experience in bioethics and of the vocation of nursing, offering insights into difficult ethical questions.

Dr. Marie T. Hilliard
Msgr. James P. Shea
Dec 4, 2020
A Man with a Messenger Bag and a Book

How Virtuous Capitalism Reins in Selfishness

Once we grasp the distinction between selfishness and self-interest, we are able to see that virtuous capitalism is directed to serving the needs of others and assisting in human flourishing.

Dr. Karel Sovak
Dec 4, 2020
Sunset at Cape Sounion, Greece

Scrupulosity

Whether arising from fear, pride, or a psychological disorder, scrupulosity forms a serious obstacle to our ability to recognize and rejoice in God's mercy toward us in our weakness.

Rev. Robert Shea
Dec 4, 2020