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Man and Morality: The Truth that Sets us Free

August 10, AD 2016 1 Comment
Man and Morality: The Truth that Sets us Free

The human person knows by nature that there is a certain code by which he must live.  Man also knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that he wants to be happy.  As fallen human beings, we often sense a strain between the natural law and our innermost need for happiness.  In the world today there are many […]

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The Little Saint of Great Mercy

July 6, AD 2016 0 Comments
The Little Saint of Great Mercy

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Maria Goretti, the Little Saint of Great Mercy. Her story reminds us that we are never beyond hope, that no one is beyond the reach of God’s grace. By forgiving her murderer and praying for his conversion, she not only kept herself from falling into sin; she reached […]

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Purity of Heart

April 15, AD 2016 2 Comments
Purity of Heart

“Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.” – Matthew 5:8 For most of my life I thought that the “purity of heart” line from Matthew was just a reminder to practice chastity in romantic relationships. In fact, it seemed like that was the standard line of thinking for most young Christian […]

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Book Review: The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

August 21, AD 2015 2 Comments
Book Review: The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

The Thrill of the Chaste:Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On by Dawn Eden Ave Maria Press, $15.95 One gets the idea that a fruit of the Spirit needs better PR when even practicing Catholics seem skeptical of the topic of chastity. Whenever I mentioned reading Dawn Eden’s newest book (an updated Catholic version of […]

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Modesty: More Than Meets The Eye

August 6, AD 2015 1 Comment
Modesty: More Than Meets The Eye

“Modesty is more than a fashion statement, it’s a daily decision to dress like the child of God you are…” In order for one to dress in a spirit of modesty, we must first understand why. Why should I care about what I wear and how I wear it? When we hear the word modesty, […]

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When Waiting is Really Hard

February 20, AD 2015 6 Comments
When Waiting is Really Hard

In reaction to the increasing physical immorality spreading through society today, and in an attempt to counter the message  constantly being sold through advertising, movies, music, and even best-selling books that says sexual intimacy is not only okay, but expected, outside of marriage, the Catholic online world has been buzzing with all sorts of articles […]

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The Single Best Way to Reduce Abortions

July 26, AD 2014 3 Comments
The Single Best Way to Reduce Abortions

When Lisa Selin Davis told a cabdriver she was going to have an abortion, he pulled the car over on the Brooklyn Bridge in a blizzard. He begged her not to do it. Davis, then a 22-year-old aspiring filmmaker, had conceived the child with a married man she met at a film shoot. But she […]

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Why Chaste People Should Get Uncomfortable

June 28, AD 2014 18 Comments
Why Chaste People Should Get Uncomfortable

Ten years ago, I crossed a modest stage in a well-lit gymnatorium at a private, Protestant school. I was one of 14 high school seniors who wore royal blue caps and gowns and breathed happy sighs of relief upon being given what meant more to us than diplomas: Freedom. For me, freedom meant transition. It […]

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Finding Freedom from Porn Addiction — Part II

May 5, AD 2014 3 Comments
Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Finding Freedom from Porn Addiction — Part II

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God….” –Matthew 5:8 One of the paintings that is most dear to my heart is Diego Velazquez’s The Temptation of St. Thomas Aquinas. For anyone who has struggled with sexual sins, I think this work has the power to evoke many different feelings. In it I […]

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The Application of Style

April 23, AD 2014 0 Comments
The Application of Style

In my previous article I explored a philosophy of style that will allow us as Catholic women to live in the modern world in such a way as flatters our womanhood but still appeals to those living around us. By doing so, I argued that we as women may more fully make Christ known in […]

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Sacramental Marriage: Why Settle for Less?

April 21, AD 2014 12 Comments
Sacramental Marriage: Why Settle for Less?

Chatting with a friend recently, we remarked that having children had made us each realize the value of a Catholic spouse. We both marveled that we had once considered the possibility of compromising. In college, it was easy to flirt with the idea of dating—and even marrying—someone who did not share our faith. I went […]

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A Philosophy of Style

April 9, AD 2014 3 Comments
A Philosophy of Style

As Catholics, we know that we have a call to be “in the world, not of the world.” I find that many use this catchy phrase as a way to relieve some of the burden of living in the world, reminding us that living in the secular world is temporary and we can make it. […]

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