Month: June 2021

crisis of friendship, loneliness, mike aquilina, fathers of the church

A Crisis of Friendship

Sociologists at the University of Arizona and Duke University conducted a longitudinal study on social isolation from 1985 to 2005. In 1985 they found that most Americans could name three people they considered very close friends and confidants. By 2005, however, one in four Americans reported having no close friends—no one in whom they could discuss their thoughts or struggles. The number of the self-identified friendless had doubled in twenty years. 

Lift Up Your Hearts Virtual Conference Schedule – July 2021

Monday July 12th, 2021 4:00–4:45 p.m.            Travelers Mass – Glessner Auditorium 5:00–5:45 p.m.            Pre-Conference Workshop – Dr Ralph Martin 7:45–9:00 p.m.            Welcome Session I – Dr Scott Hahn   Tuesday July 13th, 2021 8:30–9:45 a.m.              Conference Session II – Dr John Bergsma 10:15–11:15 a.m.          Mass – …

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Matt Fradd, How to Be Happy, can stuff make us happy

Can Stuff Make Us Happy?

What’s the secret to happiness? Every many on the street will give you an answer. But one of the most common traps we fall into is thinking that earthly possessions can make us happy.