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Author Archive: Kasia I.

Kasia is a young lady striving to live out her Catholic faith as fully as she can. She enjoys writing, reading, singing, and having fun with friends. She welcomes your comments on her work.

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Reflections of Reality

August 21, AD 2016 0 Comments
Reflections of Reality

It’s interesting how one thing makes you think of another, and before you know it you have a fantastic and seemingly-non-connected chain of thoughts. A while ago, I was looking at the light of our living room lamps reflected in our old TV, and I started thinking about reflections. We see so many reflections of […]

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Pilgrimage to Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Cincinnati

July 16, AD 2016 0 Comments
Pilgrimage to Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish in Cincinnati

The moment we arrived at the imposing gate on the sidewalk and started to climb the flights of concrete steps, we could tell this wasn’t a characterless church. As we stood at the highest point in Cincinnati and admired the city spread out below us, eventually filing into the church after the dark wooden doors […]

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Try Not To Obsess

July 1, AD 2016 3 Comments
Try Not To Obsess

I tend to obsess over certain things or situations. I spent a day at Cedar Point a couple weeks ago. Around lunchtime, I stepped into a cutesy pastel-colored establishment set up to look like a fifties diner. After waiting in line for fifteen minutes, I ordered a cheeseburger and waited five more minutes before the […]

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Thoughts on Captain America: Civil War

May 21, AD 2016 2 Comments
Thoughts on Captain America: Civil War

  (The article below contains a few minor spoilers. Continue only if you don’t mind or have already seen the film!) Yet another installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and yet again stores and the Internet are bursting with promotional materials. It seems that nearly everywhere we turn we come across another image of Captain […]

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“Too Perfect”?…Striving for Virtue

April 23, AD 2016 5 Comments
“Too Perfect”?…Striving for Virtue

A while ago, I and a couple others were talking animatedly about the upcoming release of some highly-anticipated superhero movies. I mentioned Captain America (one of my personal favorites, however trite the movies he appears in are becoming). “Oh, Captain America,” one of the girls said, waving a hand dismissively. “He’s too perfect. I like […]

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On the Suffering of Christ

March 26, AD 2016 1 Comment
On the Suffering of Christ

Maybe you can remember some of the most unpleasant feelings in your life. Heat so scorching that your skin burns, your head throbs, and any water you drink is a poison instead of a cure. Pain so intense that you remain suspended and twisted in an agony of body and ineffectiveness of mind. Humiliation so […]

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The Negativity Fast

February 27, AD 2016 0 Comments
The Negativity Fast

In the time of an explosion of suggestions of what to do for Lent, I put forth yet another idea: the “negativity fast”. The negativity fast consists of refraining from saying anything negative for the duration of your choosing. Forbidden negativity includes, but is not limited to, complaints, pessimism, criticism, and even ostensibly harmless sarcasm. […]

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The “I’m ‘More Catholic’ Than You Are…” Problem

January 30, AD 2016 5 Comments
The “I’m ‘More Catholic’ Than You Are…” Problem

I will be the first to admit that I love knowing (often useless) bits of information. Trivia games excite me, as I like to impress people with my knowledge. Who doesn’t enjoy looking intelligent? However, just as I can get prideful over the facts that I know, many of us Catholics can get prideful over […]

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Oplatki and Christmas Traditions

January 10, AD 2016 0 Comments
Oplatki and Christmas Traditions

Every year my family eats a special Polish Christmas Eve dinner. We start at the traditional moment, which is right after spotting the first star in the night sky. We leave the customary extra place setting at the table to welcome any stranger who might visit (in case you wonder, in all the years we’ve […]

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Evangelizing With Joy

December 9, AD 2015 1 Comment
Evangelizing With Joy

“Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words.” We live in a time when many people spend most of their lives in stressful and often-dull routines. Most people’s lives are also racked with troubles from familial tensions to personal depression. Just take a walk down the street and count how many people smile or even […]

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Tidbits from St. Therese: Anecdotes, Books, and Prayer

October 10, AD 2015 2 Comments
Tidbits from St. Therese: Anecdotes, Books, and Prayer

When I was little, I decided that I was going to take a new and unusual saint for my confirmation patron. I wanted to stand out from the crowd and show off my knowledge of hagiography at the same time. But when confirmation time did come, I didn’t know how I could choose anyone other […]

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Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder

September 12, AD 2015 0 Comments
Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder

Recently, I attended a talk about beauty. After asking his listeners about various things that they found beautiful (stars, music, the ocean), the speaker—a priest—presented us with online images of two works of art: an abstract composition by Piet Mondrian and the Transfiguration by Raphael. “Tell me which you think is more beautiful,” he said. […]

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