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Lent: A Time for Building Habits

Published on February 8th, 2016 | by Ryan Kraeger

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ― Will Durant Thus Will Durant sums up Aristotle’s theory of virtue. It is a deft statement, encapsulating as it does ... Read More


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Theology of the Body in ‘Friends’

Published on February 3rd, 2016 | by Emma King

The classic TV sitcom, Friends, is iconic for its long run, humor, and relatable characters that made everyone feel they were part of the “gang.” Friends also pushed the envelope, dealing with themes that America was ... Read More


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In Defense of Chocolate

Published on February 2nd, 2016 | by Liesl Bee

Lent is just around the corner, which means blog posts galore will circle the internet telling you what you should give up for Lent. In recent years, I’ve also seen a number of posts and memes ... Read More


The Spirituality of the Parent

Published on February 1st, 2016 | by Angie Windnagle

Don’t doubt it: your vocation is the greatest grace our Lord could have given you. Thank Him for it. -St. Josemaria Escriva I know this might not be true for everyone, but I need to admit ... Read More



An Old Saint on a New Acquaintance

Published on January 31st, 2016 | by Rachel Zamarron

Some of us Catholics count our “Catholic credentials” by our knowledge of obscure catholic words; some of us by how many bishops we can name; but most of us use our knowledge of the saints as ... Read More



“A Single Bead” Book Review

Published on January 29th, 2016 | by Michele Chronister

I was recently invited to read and review A Single Bead. Written by Stephanie Engelman (who blogs over at A Few Beads Short) this beautiful little novel is a part of the Pauline Teen offerings. From ... Read More


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Trials of Trust

Published on January 27th, 2016 | by Marissa Standage

How many times have you said “I trust You” to God in prayer, and yet felt unsure of what you were saying? How often do we as Catholics profess unwavering confidence in Our Lord one moment, ... Read More



Choral Music in the Churches: Part I, Inculturation

Published on January 26th, 2016 | by Sean Connolly

When I imagine liturgists, this is what comes to mind: Inculturation, the adaptation of liturgical texts, languages, rites, and, most especially, of music, to respect or reflect the sensibilities of various peoples, while certainly a watchword ... Read More



Making A Murderer, Loving the Guilty

Published on January 26th, 2016 | by Nic Davidson

It is the heart of Christianity, though, to leave the safety of innocence and take the pain and suffering of someone else's guilt upon yourself...Fight to preserve the innocent, but fight just as hard to restore the guilty... Read More


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Work, Play, and Science

Published on January 26th, 2016 | by Nicene Guy

The other day, I saw an article making rounds through my facebook’s news feed about a brilliant young woman whom “Harvard believes is the next Einstein.” Having nothing better to do—I was recovering from a minor ... Read More



Your Vocation Is To Love

Published on January 25th, 2016 | by Amy Atkinson

I’ve noticed that so many young Catholics have an inordinate amount anxiety about their vocations. I definitely put myself into this category. When I understood that my vocation was to the married life, it felt like ... Read More



These Words are Fulfilled in Your Hearing

Published on January 23rd, 2016 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

The gospel of Luke is the most Marian gospel.  It provides the five joyful mysteries:  the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, the Presentation, and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple.  Luke says that he “investigated ... Read More

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