Why Sleepy Prayers Have Value

Published on May 4th, 2015 | by Michele Chronister

My husband and I are always amazed when we see a child asleep in an odd place – stretched out across a pew at Mass, in a store, or at a park. While neither or our ... Read More



Paul Among Us

Published on May 3rd, 2015 | by Rachel Zamarron

As the stories progress a man named Paul – once Saul takes center stage. We hear of his hatred for the early church and his approval of St. Steven’s martyrdom, his murdering Christians, and his subsequent conversion. ... Read More


Bernard Toutounji

10 Steps to Beat Pornography

Published on May 2nd, 2015 | by Bernard Toutounji

Pornography is a big problem in modern society. Actually, no. Pornography is a huge problem in modern society. Did you know that 10-15% of all search engine requests and 20% of smart phone searches are for ... Read More



On the Romance of Ritual

Published on April 29th, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

Rituals are a forgotten art—we have forgotten the art of practicing them, while at the same time losing sight of the fact that we practice them. About once a week, I join other members of the ... Read More



The Secret to Prioritizing

Published on April 29th, 2015 | by Julie Machado

I feel like I have finally figured it out. I’ve been getting stressed out about to-do lists for years, but the last year (since I’ve had a baby), prioritizing has been particularly agonizing. I have been ... Read More


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The Trinity: How to Not Be a Heretic

Published on April 26th, 2015 | by Luke Arredondo

Thanks to the mysteries of the internet, I’ve wound up befriending Stephen Bullivant through Facebook over the last couple of years and this January he asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing his forthcoming book ... Read More


Look Him in the Eye

Published on April 26th, 2015 | by Morgan McFarlin

How often do you walk by someone who is homeless or in need, asking for change on the street? This is often more common in larger cities, but even where I live in a college town, ... Read More


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Resurrection People

Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Lianna Mueller

Christ’s Resurrection is one that will never be repeated. That Resurrection is the ultimate victory of light over darkness. In our lives, we wait for resurrections, lowercase r. We live in many tombs; some are created ... Read More



What is the World?

Published on April 18th, 2015 | by Jordan Haddad

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the ... Read More



Baptism is Everything

Published on April 18th, 2015 | by Michele Chronister

When I gave birth to each of my girls, I remember falling instantly in love with them. I remember the first time I laid eyes on my oldest, after a long and challenging labor. She was ... Read More


Theresa Williams

Give Fairy Tales a Chance

Published on April 17th, 2015 | by Theresa Williams

Fairy tales (especially princesses and Santa Claus) get a lot of crap. From comments such as, “princesses teach girls that the only way to attain happiness is to find a man” or “telling your kids a ... Read More



A Couch Is NOT a Promise

Published on April 16th, 2015 | by Siobhan Benitez

Not too long ago, my best friend moved in with her boyfriend. It’s a big deal: this is her third long-term, serious relationship, but the first one she felt confident enough in to say, “Hey, I ... Read More

Women's Issues

Mary Proffit Kimmel

Reflections of a Sidewalk Counselor

Published on April 14th, 2015 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

Every Friday morning, my mother and I visit the local abortion clinic.  Women travel from three neighboring states to terminate their pregnancies.  The doctor flies in from New Jersey because abortionists are so hard to find. ... Read More

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