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As in a Mirror, Brightly!

Published on July 27th, 2015 | by Ryan Kraeger

In a recent post I talked about how much Evie hates her carseat, because she hates to be all by herself in the back seat. Well, recently a minor crisis came up and we had to ... Read More


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Are You Happy?

Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg

One thing all humans have in common is that we all want to be happy. In America, it is enshrined in our Declaration of Independence as an inalienable right to pursue happiness along with the rights ... Read More


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Missing Christ

Published on July 23rd, 2015 | by Megan Twomey

While visiting another parish for mass a few weeks ago, the priest spoke on this Sunday gospel: Hence, he went into his own country; and his disciples followed him. [2]And when the sabbath was come, he ... Read More


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Life as a Catholic Dad

Published on July 22nd, 2015 | by Bob Waruszewski

What is it like to raise a Catholic family in the 21st century? Hundreds of Catholic mommy bloggers will happily answer the question for you but they only tell one side of the story. What about ... Read More


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Discernment Games

Published on July 22nd, 2015 | by Emma King

Perhaps, we should emphasize less praying for discernment and more praying that God’s will be done... Read More


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Living in the Noise

Published on July 21st, 2015 | by Liesl

Recently, I went to a Sunday night baseball game to cheer on my beloved Washington Nationals.  When the Nats play on Sundays, the local parish offers an extra Mass for baseball fans coming to the game, ... Read More


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The Moon, the Stars, and My Smartphone

Published on July 21st, 2015 | by Michele Chronister

We recently visited my in-laws, and they sent us home with a treasure from my husband’s childhood – a telescope. We brought it home, and my husband spent a whole evening re-assembling it. The following night, ... Read More


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The Relevance of Worship

Published on July 21st, 2015 | by Sean Connolly

This coming Sunday is the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, and it was with a quote from the Secret Prayer of this Mass that the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council began their discussion of the Sacred ... Read More


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What to Do When You Struggle with the Church

Published on July 19th, 2015 | by Lauren Meyers

I would like to say that my faith is uncomplicated — to say that I accept and embrace every teaching of our Church with a gleeful smile and without a shred of doubt. There was probably a ... Read More


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Just the Small Sins

Published on July 18th, 2015 | by Morgan McFarlin

I’ve never had a major crisis of faith. I don’t have a massively soiled past. If you ask my friends, they’d be able to tell you of a stage I went through in college where my ... Read More


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Spiritual Direction: For Saints and Sinners

Published on July 18th, 2015 | by Lianna Mueller

Can you recall any saints that ascended to holiness all on their own? It’s hard to think of saints as solo travelers. We usually think of St. Francis and St. Clare as a pair and St. ... Read More


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Choosing Contentment

Published on July 17th, 2015 | by Rachel Zamarron

A few years ago, a mission trip took me to a small church in Africa. The sights the smells and the culture will forever shape my life. The experience was life-altering in ways I can’t begin ... Read More


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The Necessary Virtue of Hope

Published on July 16th, 2015 | by Abigail C. Reimel

During any phase of transition, the importance of the theological virtues of faith and love are always emphasized. One is counseled to have faith that God will bring the best result out of the situation, while ... Read More


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The Silence of Christ

Published on July 16th, 2015 | by Cristina Montes

(SPOILER WARNING: This article refers to climactic plot points in Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence.) I am a pessimist by temperament and as I observe a world in which living consistently with one’s Catholic beliefs becomes more ... Read More


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