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Keep Christ in Advent

Published on November 29th, 2015 | by AnneMarie Miller

Stores across the country have pulled out their Christmas displays full force, and several people I know have started blaring Christmas music in their homes or cars. With holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving in our past, ... Read More



Mary’s Yes, and Yours

Published on November 29th, 2015 | by Lianna Mueller

Advent has come upon us. We watch and wait with Mary, as her fiat, her “yes” to God’s will comes to fruition. The Annunciation isn’t an event that makes sense on a purely human level. Mary ... Read More



Our Misguided Obsession with Islam’s Perspicuity

Published on November 27th, 2015 | by Editor

In the wake of the Paris attacks, voices across the West are once again debating whether or not Islam is an inherently violent religion.  One side, represented by Muslims, Western Islamic scholars, and political liberals, argues, ... Read More


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Feasting on Advent

Published on November 25th, 2015 | by Emma King

In his stunning work, the Spirit of the Liturgy, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI states that worship requires that God “give back” and reveal Himself to us, otherwise we are simply “clutching empty space” when we try ... Read More


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Getting to Know Jesus

Published on November 25th, 2015 | by Fr. Edward L. Looney

In my work with our parish’s Confirmation students, I try to convey that Jesus Christ is more than a nice guy whose life is recorded in the Bible. Jesus wants us to know Him and to ... Read More



Open Letter to Life 97.3

Published on November 24th, 2015 | by Molly Milroy

The following is an open letter to the radio station that I listen to for most of the year. Dear Life 97.3, That time of the year is upon us, the time when I most want to have ... Read More


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Attending Mass While Traveling

Published on November 24th, 2015 | by Cristina Montes

When planning a trip, Catholics must consider when, where, and how to insert Sunday Mass into the itinerary. During these times, the duty imposed by the Third Commandment of God and the First Commandment of the ... Read More


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The Beauty of (Our) Fall

Published on November 18th, 2015 | by Emma King

We as Christians are called to a life of death and resurrection. Dying to ourselves, dying to our sin, dying to our desires... Read More



It’s Not About the Results

Published on November 16th, 2015 | by Michele Chronister

I was recently doing some research for a project I’m working on, and I came across this quote (said by Jesus to Faustina) in St. Faustina’s diaries, “I do not reward for good results but for ... Read More



Heroic Sanctity: Not For Everyone?

Published on November 16th, 2015 | by Ryan Kraeger

I have been thinking about saints a lot recently. Not any particular saint, but just saints in general. You see, a few years ago I started jokingly (but also half seriously) saying that my New Year’s ... Read More


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St. Peter’s Fall

Published on November 13th, 2015 | by Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg

Have you ever wished that you had been born in Ancient Israel and had been of the age to see Christ in person? Can you imagine being a disciple of Christ and witnessing all those miracles ... Read More


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Take Care of the Body, Take Care of the Soul

Published on November 7th, 2015 | by Theresa Williams

Last month I joined a Beachbody challenge group with some women from college. I have some weight to lose and have some other fitness goals—not to mention that regular exercise and healthy eating are great ways ... Read More


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Pope Francis, the Good Politician

Published on November 4th, 2015 | by Julie Machado

Pope Francis is a celebrity, taking over mainstream magazines and news stations, generating talk all over the globe about his actions and the Catholic Church. Yet he is also an enigma, a wild card, a man ... Read More



No Generation Exists In a Vacuum

Published on November 3rd, 2015 | by Nic Davidson

My in-laws are moving in. Within 24 hours, they will reside in our residence. The lives of the Davidsons and the Dales are about to take a giant leap in proximity and, hopefully, community. They’re not ... Read More

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