Columnists
Jean Elizabeth Seah

The Beggar on the Bus

One afternoon, I was on a bus to the city when a disheveled young man boarded the bus. He was in gray pajamas, barefoot, and

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Columnists
Larabeth Miller

A Lesson for a Chaotic Soul

Recently I learned a hard lesson. It was a concept that I knew was coming, as people close to me had informed me of the

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Dating
Cristina Montes

Romantic Thoughts for Ash Wednesday

“Terminate torment Of love unsatisfied The greater torment Of love satisfied.” — T.S. Eliot, Ash Wednesday Can Catholics celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, considering that

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Columnists
Jean Elizabeth Seah

Movie Review: “King’s Faith”

The Christian movie King’s Faith (2013), available on Netflix, is a beautiful and moving story of faith and redemption. Best of all, it manages to

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Family
Theresa Curley

Cuisine or Chaos

Some memories stick with you forever, for good or ill.  The mind is such so that even if you can laugh about sad moments a

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Columnists
Jean Elizabeth Seah

Degrees of Sin — Separation from God

Sin is not wanting too much, but settling for too little. It’s settling for self-gratification rather than self-fulfillment. — Scott Hahn, First Comes Love: Finding

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J.J. Tissot, "Zacchaeus in the Sycamore Awaiting the Passage of Jesus"
Columnists
Jean Elizabeth Seah

Listen and Ask Before You Give

Lawyers are taught to listen carefully to what our clients say and to ask questions, because a client might think that one issue presents the

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Columnists
Jean Elizabeth Seah

Sacramentals: holy gifts

The lady on the bus Since watching Touch, my boyfriend has had a habit of reading number plates and, now that he’s Catholic, relating them

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Columnists
Cristina Montes

A Vicarious Grief Observed

On the recent Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, my priest-uncle-spiritual-director, Father Jim, suddenly lost his brother Allan. Father Jim was abroad teaching a

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Columnists
Rebekah Andrews

The Vocation of Motherhood

One of the most insidious and harmful ideas that mothers labor under is the idea that we can raise flawless children. Rationally we know this

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Life
Ryan Kraeger

Witness to Love

A few years ago I had the opportunity to give a talk at John Paul the Great Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana. While I was there

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Columnists
Rebekah Andrews

Not the man of my dreams

It is a gift to grow up in a happy, healthy marriage. By the time I truly started to pay attention to how my parents

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Family
Rebekah Andrews

Of Mountains and Molehills

One of my favorite throwaway phrases is “first world problems.” It never fails to make me laugh. Whether it’s my sister and a friend complaining

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