The United States is home to the fourth largest population of Roman Catholics in the world, and Catholics here are naturally very excited that Pope Francis is visiting our country this week.
It seems like self promotion and brand awareness are key to success whether you are managing a business or running a social/political campaign. But let’s be honest, those things are also pretty annoying, not to mention arrogant, conceited, egotistical, high-and-mighty, pretentious, pompous, etc., etc., etc., etc.
I got a little surprise last weekend when I found out that my favorite confection of all time, the doberge cake, was a New Orleans dessert. I thought everyone in the U.S. could enjoy this delicacy.
Sometimes we can lose sight of the ultimate goal, especially when we are in the thick of the fight. The current political debate in Louisiana on government budgets and economic growth is a good example of this common mistake.
As Christians we are always praying about or for something.
Why is it that we turn to prayer when we are in need out of instinct?