The wellness industry is redefining purity as a form of escapism from one’s own moral impurity. Diet has become a substitute for a genuine attempt to be a better person.
The joy of marriage is getting overshadowed by the pressure for increasingly expensive and elaborate weddings. Parish priest could gently remind couples that it does not have to be this way.
The livestreamed Mass was a godsend to a recent convert during the height of the pandemic. But the importance of a parish community and in-person encounters quickly became obvious.