Sr. Helena Burns, FSP

Sr. Helena Burns, FSP

Sr. Helena, fsp, is a Daughter of St. Paul. She holds a Masters in Media Literacy Education and studied screenwriting at UCLA.  Twitter: @srhelenaburns

The weather is getting warmer, and that means… tick season. Tick season means… Lyme disease. Lyme disease is extremely “controversial.” People with Lyme are often deemed to be perfectly healthy, are misdiagnosed or dismissed with “it’s all in your head.”

Not long ago, there was a round table discussion produced by The Daily Wire that included Dennis Prager (Jewish), Jordan Peterson (raised Christian, open to belief in Jesus) and Jonathan Pageau (Orthodox). For want of a better word, The Daily Wire, along with these particular men, is known to be “conservative,” in wanting to conserve what’s good in the culture.

No doubt you’ve heard about the sold-out, international “SatanCon” that took place in Boston over the weekend of April 28-30. Of course, the “Con” stands for “Convention.” It was put on by The Satanic Temple (not to be confused with The Church of Satan — I guess even Satan’s followers have denominations).

Is it possible to abuse the gifts of God? Absolutely. Does it make them any less a gift just because they are open to abuse or we abuse them? No. Thomas Aquinas said that just about anything can be abused, even Gregorian Chant! But what happens when we abuse a gift whose sole purpose is to keep us from abusing God’s gifts?

10 rules for Catholics looking to date.

Google is in a panic. It finally met its match and has a competitor. A code red was issued to staff members at the tech behemoth. What’s all the fuss about? 

There are heroes everywhere these days. Today, many of them are heroic just for the simple act of speaking a basic objective truth and refusing to retract, back down or apologize for it. Others go further and back up their conviction with action. 

A workman came to the convent the other day and we began talking about the problem of evil. 

Jesus said: “There is nothing covered up that will not be uncovered, nothing secret that will not become known” (Luke 12:2-3). 

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) a good thing? The Oxford Dictionary defines AI as “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and translation between languages” …and a whole lot more.