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Raising awareness of mental health issues Print E-mail
Guest column
Thursday, May. 28, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Cathy Lins

Along the mental health continuum are three major mental health states in which individuals can be located at various times in their lives.

At the "healthy" end of the continuum are individuals experiencing well-being, a state of good mental and emotional health. These individuals may experience stress and discomfort resulting from occasional problems of everyday life, but they experience no impairment to daily functioning.

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2015 World Meeting of Families Print E-mail
Guest column
Thursday, May. 28, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Andy Galvin

First in a series of articles on the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia in September.

The World Meeting of Families (WMOF) is a week-long international event of prayer, catechesis, and celebration that seeks to strengthen the bonds between families and to witness to the crucial importance of marriage and the family to all of society.

There are three parts to the WMOF: a Theological Adult Congress and a concurrent Youth Congress, the Festival of Families, and a Papal Mass.

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The Avengers and Nietzsche Print E-mail
Word on Fire
Thursday, May. 28, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their colleagues in the Inklings wanted to write fiction that would effectively "evangelize the imagination," accustoming the minds, especially of young people, to the hearing of the Christian Gospel.

Accordingly, Tolkien's Gandalf is a figure of Jesus the prophet and Lewis' Aslan is a representation of Christ as both sacrificial victim and victorious king. Happily, the film versions of both The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia have proven to be wildly popular all over the world.

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