Just as his predecessor Blessed Pope John Paul II had done with teaching us all how to die with dignity. Pope Benedict XVI has given the Church a new expression of fully living the Paschal Mystery – that of dying and rising with Christ. It is an amazing example of putting everyone else in front of you in line, so that all humanity can be served. This Pope’s decision was “fearless.”
Author Archives: Randy Raus
At first I was irritated that someone would have enough nerve to come up to me and say that I should be going to daily Mass. After all, wasn’t Sunday Mass enough? But it got me thinking, “Why would I be irritated at someone suggesting I go to Mass every day?” I realized that the reason I was irritated was because she was speaking the truth and I did need to be going to Mass more often.
Have you messed up Lent this year? Ever make a New Year’s resolution and not keep it? Ever tell a teacher you would hand in something at a certain time and not do it? How about telling a friend you were going to meet them at some event and in the end decided to not attend without telling them? Did you start out this Lent making a resolution that you would sacrifice something and have already spoiled the sacrifice by not doing it? Let’s face it: if were completely authentic with these questions, Read more [...]
Hey teens! Life Teen President Randy Raus dropped by and gave us this Christmas letter for all of you. It’s okay, you can open this one early. – LifeTeen.com
What is the best gift you can give this Christmas? In one word, it is “Joy” – something others need to see. Not a false or manufactured type of joy, but the joy that comes from within, and cannot be dismissed as anything other than a joy that comes from having God dwell within us…
Next Monday over 450 teens will attend our annual Life Teen Leadership Conference. This year our conference is at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. If you are heading to Kansas for the conference – here are 5 ways you can make sure you have one of the best weeks of your life.