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We are a family of passionate Catholic individuals looking to create spiritual warriors in this secular world.
We are driven to enflame and empower the young adult community in the Diocese of Cleveland to better serve the rest of the world.
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Are you a Grumpy Farmer or a Cheerful Farmer?
A simple secret to find some peace in a stressful day. "One secret to a sweet and happy life, is learning to live by the day. It is the long stretches that tire us. We think of life as a hole, running on for us. We can not carry this load. We can not fight this battle continuously for a half a century. But really, there are no long stretches. Life does not come at us all at one time; it comes only a day at a time. Even tomorrow is never ours until it becomes today. It is a blessed secret this, living by the day. Any one can carry his burden, however heavy, till nightfall. Any one can do her work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, until the sun goes down. And this is all life ever means to us - just one little day. “Do ... not weaken or distract yourself by looking forward to things you can not see, and can not understand”. God gives us night, to shut down our little days. We can not see beyond." -Fr. Lasance, My Prayer Book, p.51. Much more at www.imbeggar.com
What's the best thing we could want? Seriously.
How would all the money, pleasure, success, fame, shiny stuff, security, and good things in all the world compare to... Eternal life... if there is, eternal life. Would you trade one for the other? Forget about if you believe heaven and the afterlife exist or not, just think about the question. Wouldn't it change everything? Much more at.. https://www.imbeggar.com
Religion is just something for the weak... yeah, so what.
Is religion, Christianity, just something for the weak minded to cope with their lives, deal with their problems and make them feel better about themselves? Marx and Freud described religion as social-construct, a crutch for the week, the opiate for the masses: TRUE or FALSE? CURIOS GO TO CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGSmy2st0rb63fAkoO1aGyw?view_as=subscriber See much more at... https://www.imbeggar.com Yeah, so Im weak, who isn't. What are you doing about it? video transcript: a lot of us will say, I don’t believe in God because I think it’s just something for the weak. So they can cope with their lives, deal with their problems and makes them feel better about themselves…. to which I say - Yeah. Whats wrong with that. I’ll be the first to admit - I am weak. i’m lazy, unmotivated and indifferent, and most of the time, I really just don’t care Im either vain, self-centered - or a narcissist - i don’t know the difference - with a mountain of insecurities, an army of demons, and enough inner knots and confusion to keep me pre-occupied and mildly depressed for the rest of my life… The past hurts, the future scares me, and the present… well I kinda just try to keep the days passing by, remaining as - NUMB and DISTRACTED as possible Discipline - weak. Im pretty sure my emotions, my desires and my lusts have way more control over me than I do of them. I struggle to do what I know I should do, I do very easily what I know I probably shouldn’t - and everything else, I’m kinda just… (“meh”) My love? WEAK doesn’t matter what the relationship is, for me it always comes down to one thing - what am I getting out of it. could I be a better brother, better sister, better parent, better spouse, better friend, better human being… of course I could but I don’t bc its too hard. and Integrity, dignity, morality, virtue?… well I know OF those things. but it doesn't matter anyway because I'm usually too WEAK to do the right thing… instead, I just do what I think will get the most people to like me - Sure - I wish everything was perfect, I wish I were perfect, I wish these things didn’t BOTHER ME, and I was immune to it all, but then I suppose that would make me a ROBOT or DEAD - My ego tells me, I don’t want any help, I don’t need any help, i’ll figure it out on my own, I certainly don’t need any comfort or consolation - pause - Well that’s just a load of BULLSHIT. And problems, yeah, I got problems - who doesn't. money problems, relationship problems, work problems, future problems, past problems, social problems, family problems, marriage problems, addiction problems, parent problems, kid problems, life problems, and those hidden problems that only I know about… and thats just the small stuff - what about the really big ones, that come out of no where, that make no sense at all… the ones we fear are gonna bury us… [suicide, depression, addiction, disease, loss] I act like i’m strong, I look like i’m strong, I’ll pretend i’m stronger than you - but thats not strength - and besides, i’m getting so sick of the act! So yeah - I admit I am weak, - and I have problems - and I don’t have all the answers, its actually very liberating - And I’d bet that if your honest and not perfect, that you have weaknesses and problems too… and that’s one of the few things we can all say we have in common So the question is, what do we do about it? well there’s this type of coping… the kind where you just grind your teeth and take it. absorbing it all into that, little dark spot (grrrr…). ok - thats the worst kind of coping and only leads to - [SNAP] then theres this type of coping… (Drinking, eating, shopping, sex, porn, tech addiction, Binge tv, drugs) These help for a few minutes or a few hours… but just leads to more problems and more coping. and then there’s this type of coping, or this, or this, or this, or this, or this, or this, or this, (philosophy/self-help/Oprah/ psychology/astronomy/new age) - the kind where we are searching - for answers, for TRUTH, for something to make sense of it all, for a way out, a way through… for relief, for some kind of peace.
A Jesus Christmas card.
Remember Jesus Christ this Christmas. Wishing you, and all those you love, a very warm, peaceful and merry Christmas. More at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGSmy2st0rb63fAkoO1aGyw?view_as=subscriber From https://www.imbeggar.com Image Credit: The Annunciation, Henry Ossawa Tanner, American (active France), 1859 - 1937
What is, love? (and how do i know)
What is God's love? What is my love? And what's the difference? Inspired by the many implications of Jesus' commandment to love one another. What is love? And how do I know. Much more at https://www.imbeggar.com Is there one place I can look to know what it is. Watch the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaLtnrqq9t72JmbINA1DS0QmPecgUpXn Video Transcript: I love I you. now before you laugh or make fun of me, or just think I'm weird, let me tell you what I mean by that first. I don’t mean it in some fake, warm and fuzzy, sentimental kind of way. And I’m not saying it just to be nice, or to look good, or to get you to like me. What I mean is, at the very least, I only want what is good for you. At the very most, I mean, i'll give myself, my life, in any way I can, for your good. And I don’t care how I feel, or how I look, or what Im getting out of it, or if I feel like it or not. Love doesn't go this way. Only this way. And who are you? Well you could be anyone. my friend, my family, my spouse, person I like. well thats easy, anyone can love the people they like. What about the person I don't like, the person who doesn't like me, the person nobody likes, what about the person I totally disagree with, the person who's completely different from me, there person I want to hate, the person everyone hates, the person who repulses me. DOESN'T matter. Love doesn't pick and choose who to love, just like the sun doesn’t pick and choose who to shine on, it just shines. And what is your good? Well it's all those little things that are gonna help us find the one thing that we all want, that we’re all searching for, happiness. as much as we can find here in this life, but more importantly, the full happiness that we can only find in the next life. and I'll love you no matter what you do, but that doesn't mean I’m going to love everything you do. Love has to be tough, sometimes even fierce. If you do anything that's gonna harm, impede, poison, delay or divert your good, or the good of anyone else's, I have to stand against it, not you. Even if it's awkward, even if it's unpopular, even if it's gonna turn you against me, for a little while. But even when love is tough, Love is always patient. That's why we have a whole lifetime. love is always gentle, kind, tender, loving, never pushy, preachy, pointing fingers, rigid or mean. and I don’t care what you’ve done, or how big you've screwed up, or how vast our differences are, or if your life is a giant, global sized disaster. love is bigger than all these things. And I don't care how worthless, or flawed, or unlovable, or insignificant, you think you may be. love breaks through all these. and if you get hurt, which we do, or get into trouble, which we do, or get beat up by the world, which we will. and you're tired, and angry, and bitter, and miserable, and scared, LIKE THE REST OF US, and feel like you’re, drifting all alone in a sea of, suffering… ill suffer with you. and if we disagree and get into those epic fights, which we will, and even if you betray me, and laugh at me, and make me look stupid, and walk away a thousand times, Ill forgive you, a million times, because nothing that could ever happen in this tiny little universe, could ever be more important to me than you. Not even myself. This is what I mean when I say I love you… but this is not my love… my love is weak, and self-centered at best. this is his love. and he said, he commanded, go out there and love one another as I loved you. so I'll say it say again even though I know i'm gonna fail at it a million times today. [I love you]
Why is sin bad?
Before we ask, what is sin, and without talking about heaven and hell, we need to ask, why is sin bad, for me and my life, right now. Or in other words: what does sin do to me, my psychology, the way I think, my heart, my relationships, those around me, and my relationship with God. Then we can begin to understand why sin is God’s greatest heartache. CURIOS, go to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGSmy2st0rb63fAkoO1aGyw?view_as=subscriber Now you may be thinking... Sin is just some tool used by some groups to control people out of fear. Yeah, maybe at some point, 600 years ago. But sin is sin, and the consequences of sin are real, and damaging... God simply wants to protect us from these consequences.
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"Catching Fire has radically changed the way I carry myself in everyday life. I would not be the same person I am today without the amazing group of individuals"
Joe Vicario - Catching Fire Co-Founder
“Catching Fire is the answer to my prayers. The group is filled with good friends, who are strong in their faith and push me to be the best version of myself. Catching Fire inspires young adults to be bold enough to live on fire"
Christine Smyth - Founder of The Smyth School of Irish Dance