Catarina é uma rapariga de uma pacata vila do litoral norte de Portugal e é através do seu diário que partilha connosco alguns dos momentos mais marcantes da idade a que ela mesma chamou «do azar». Com treze anos, Catarina não gosta do seu corpo, acha que tem um pai demasiado controlador que não a deixa fazer nada, quer ser uma detective implacável quando crescer, esforça-se por ter boas notas a Matemática e apaixona-se sempre pelo rapaz errado! Mas é também ao longo deste ano que aprende que a vida consegue ser ainda mais dura do que aparenta: a súbita doença da irmã Verónica e a gravidez aos quinze anos de uma amiga da escola vêm abalar a visão do mundo que até então Catarina tinha, obrigando-a a fazer descobertas importantes acerca de si própria e do universo que a rodeia… As alegrias, os desgostos, as dúvidas e os medos contados na primeira pessoa, na idade em que, apesar de tudo, o sonho ainda domina.
Saint Irenaeus was the first great Christian theologian. Born in Asia Minor in about 130 A.
D., he became Bishop of Lyons and died as a martyr early in the third century. His main work, Adversus Haereses (Against the Heresies), is as relevant today as it was eighteen hundred years ago. It is a critique of Gnosticism, the 'anti-body' heresy, which, far from dying out, continues to flourish as the main threat to the Christian faith in our own day. With serenity and good humor, Irenaeus unfolds the unity of God's purpose in creation and redemption, in Old and New Testaments.
The flesh and blood which Gnosticism so despised has been assumed by God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and glorified in the Resurrection and the Eucharist.
From Pop Warner up through the pros, people just can’t seem to get enough of their gridiron gods. Nowhere is this truer than in Buffalo, New York, where the fans are desperate for a winner. The Buffalo Blizzard of the North American Football Association (NAFA) have teased and tortured their fan base for well beyond a decade. Long past is the franchise’s heyday in the mid- to late-‘90s when they lost four consecutive Mega Bowls. However, this just may be the year (2015). Jack Driftwood, a 17-year NAFA veteran (all with the Blizzard), is back for number 18 and one last shot at Mega Bowl glory. But the Blizzard haven’t been to the playoffs since Driftwood’s rookie year when they lost in a blowout in Mega Bowl 33. Blizzard General Manager Donald Allen Fegel Jr, through a series of shrewd moves and backroom dealings, has brought the franchise back from the dead and into contention. Team owner Gerald Wainscott III is no spring chicken, and he has recruited his daughter Gerry to take over the franchise when he is gone. Gerry’s arrival throws a wrench into the lives of both Driftwood and Fegel, but for entirely different reasons. Driftwood and Fegel clash on and off the field in a truly no-holds-barred fight to the finish. Yet they each desire one thing above all: A Mega Bowl victory for the city of Buffalo.
In order to become a healing presence for others, we must first be healed ourselves—through an active relationship with the great Healer, Christ. Drawing on the teachings of the Fathers and saints of the Church, Dr. Rossi gently points the way toward deepening our love for God and for each other so that others may experience Christ through us.