Life

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A Fool’s Freedom

Published on May 29th, 2015 | by Nicene Guy

What makes us free? There are, on the whole, three true types of freedom and one false one. Among the three true types, one is beyond our control, one is ultimately determined by conditions in the ... Read More


Sacraments

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God, The Father of Mercies

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by Oliver Llewellyn

Have you ever had that experience of walking away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation with an almost overwhelming sense of guilt? A sense of, “Do I really deserve to be forgiven?” Considering we are taught that ... Read More


Family

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How Mary Leads Us to Jesus

Published on May 27th, 2015 | by Bob Waruszewski

One of the most enjoyable parts of parenthood is learning about God through our daughter Lucy. Two weeks ago at Mass, we experienced one of those moments. It was a typical Mass. We caught parts of ... Read More


Prayer

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Four Short Prayers for Struggling Young Catholics

Published on May 26th, 2015 | by Maria Montemayor

Often, young Catholics encounter struggles in their day-to-day lives. These struggles can range from arguing with parents to doing poorly in school, or to having difficulty finding full-time or part-time jobs. Whatever the struggle may be, ... Read More


Entertainment

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Would Jesus Watch “Game of Thrones?”

Published on May 26th, 2015 | by Ryan Kraeger

The news media briefly turned its attention to the Hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones” last week after US Senator Claire McCaskill (Dem, MO) tweeted that she was done watching the show because of a rape ... Read More


Life

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Toddler Spirituality

Published on May 23rd, 2015 | by Nicole Cox

As a mom of a two year old girl, I’ve become aware of the struggles of “normal” toddler behavior. One of the more frustrating aspects of the toddler psychological profile is the tendency to heed the ... Read More


Spirituality

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The Dawn of Sainthood

Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

I thought this morning that holiness comes like a sunrise.  The Holy Spirit hovers over the waters, filling the earth with goodness and light.  A sinner becomes a saint as an acorn becomes a tree or ... Read More


Columnists

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Jesus and the TV Screen

Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Lianna Mueller

Recently, I had an experience where my eyes were opened firsthand to the influence that media has on children. A child doesn’t understand the damage that the images and sounds in the media can imprint upon ... Read More


Life

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Waiting for Pentecost

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Erin Cain

There is a difference between willpower and passion. You can learn all the rules of basketball and put all your effort into being the best on the court, but if you don’t truly love the sport, ... Read More


Mary

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Mary, Help Us! A Litany

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by Dcn. Edward Looney

“Mary, Help Us!” This has been the continuous cry of Christians who visit Marian shrines throughout the world. Typically a pilgrim goes to a Marian shrine with a heavy heart and fervent plea in which they ... Read More


Life

Living Life As It Is

Published on May 16th, 2015 | by Morgan McFarlin

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5 – ... Read More


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What Temperament Are You?

Published on May 15th, 2015 | by Bernard Toutounji

I remember when I was engaged to my now wife Jane, one of the biggest discoveries I had to process was learning that she was an introvert. We were at a social function with people we ... Read More


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