Prayer

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Human Devices as Reminders of God’s Presence

Published on March 17th, 2016 | by Cristina Montes

Part of the battle to live Lent is to not forget that it is Lent. It is especially hard for busy Catholic professionals caught in a daily whirlwind frenzy of work, social life, current events, and ... Read More


Spirituality

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The Transcendent Joy of Etty Hillesum

Published on March 16th, 2016 | by Erin Cain

“Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning.” ― Etty Hillesum Etty Hillesum was born in the Netherlands in 1914 to Jewish parents. She died on November 30, 1943, in Auschwitz. She experienced unimaginable loss ... Read More


Life

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Let Him Serve You

Published on March 14th, 2016 | by Amanda Sloan

My husband – much like his father – gets things done on his own time schedule. If I ask him to fold the laundry or wash the dishes, he will do it, but perhaps not in ... Read More


Life

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Lessons from a Lent Past

Published on March 8th, 2016 | by Theresa Williams

Being in the thick of Lent, I’ve been reflecting on Lents past and how differently I approach Lent now. Lent the year I was sixteen immediately came to mind—it was the first one I approached with ... Read More


Family

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The Importance of Childhood

Published on March 8th, 2016 | by Thomas Clements

A very wise teacher once told me that “good things are hard.” While rich with fulfillment and abounding with joy, parenting is definitely something that fits the bill as a great good while being extremely difficult ... Read More


Books

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10 Great Books to Read During Lent

Published on March 7th, 2016 | by Angie Windnagle

Easter is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean these last weeks of Lent can’t be filled with even more intense prayer. One of my favorite ways to enter into the season is through spiritual reading. ... Read More


Married Life

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Marriage, Parenting and Drifting Standards

Published on March 7th, 2016 | by Ryan Kraeger

“Many of us have had the experience of living in some local pocket of human society – some particular school, college, regiment or profession where the tone was bad. And inside that pocket certain actions were ... Read More


Columnists

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The Three Falls of Christ

Published on March 5th, 2016 | by Sean Connolly

Like Christ, we are condemned to suffer and to die because of sin. He suffers willingly and innocently; we suffer, in the beginning at least, unwillingly and guilty. If we suffer as unwilling criminals to the ... Read More


Columnists

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Salvation through Wrinkles

Published on March 3rd, 2016 | by Russell Brewer

“I prefer a family with tired faces from generous giving, to a family with faces full of makeup that know nothing of tenderness and compassion. I prefer a man and a woman, don Aniceto and his ... Read More


Family

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The Sensitive Child and Lent

Published on March 2nd, 2016 | by Michele Chronister

Lent is one of my favorite times of the Church year. There is a lot of richness in these forty days, and so much opportunity for family and personal faith development. But, Lent and Easter can also ... Read More


Entertainment

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Fuller House and John Paul II

Published on March 2nd, 2016 | by Luke Arredondo

Between the release of the official teaser trailer and the full-blown trailer to Fuller House, the two videos have racked up over 18 million views in the last few weeks.  Very clearly, this show has some ... Read More


Entertainment

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Risen Movie Review: A Jerusalem X-File

Published on February 29th, 2016 | by Editor

Every Lent and Easter brings up movie adaptations of Jesus’ life, and this year’s new installment is Risen, produced by Sony’s Affirm Films faith-based division. Recently I was able to attend a premiere screening of Risen ... Read More


Prayer

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Temptation and Triumph

Published on February 27th, 2016 | by Mary Proffit Kimmel

I am entering the Church this Easter with a motley crew of candidates in RCIA.  Hilda, an elderly black woman, hails from the Bronx and used to be Episcopalian.  Stephanie, a nurse who wears seven-inch heels, ... Read More


Life

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The Negativity Fast

Published on February 27th, 2016 | by Kasia I.

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 ... Read More


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