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Our Beautiful New Church

June 9th, 2016 | by Cristina Montes

Last year, I wrote about how excited I was for the construction of our new parish church. Now, I am


Why Sacrifice for Lent?

February 24th, 2016 | by Marissa Standage

It’s two weeks now since Ash Wednesday, and most Catholics have given up some desirable thing as a sacrifice. For


Feasting on Advent

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


The Beauty of (Our) Fall

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


Pope Francis is Human

September 12th, 2015 | by Abigail C. Reimel

Last month I wrote a post analyzing the National Geographic cover story entitled “Pope Francis Remakes the Vatican”.  I read the


Pope Francis Remakes the Vatican?

August 17th, 2015 | by Abigail C. Reimel

  The August 2015 edition of The National Geographic Magazine features a lengthy article on Pope Francis, written by Robert


Your Parish Home

June 19th, 2015 | by Lianna Mueller

In the “olden days”, the parish was a central part of a community. Parishes were split up based on boundary


A Church for Sinners

March 18th, 2015 | by Shannon Lacy

We walked into the large sanctuary of a southeast beach parish and slipped into the back pew. The room was


Reflections from the Crowds

January 16th, 2015 | by Cristina Montes

I volunteered to be part of the “human barricade” in one of the scheduled events during the current papal visit


Why I Got Married in a Church

December 15th, 2014 | by Lauren Meyers

I’ve been to some beautiful weddings in some ugly churches. Either the carpet was old, the tabernacle was weird, the


Charismatics in Context

January 30th, 2014 | by Matthew Olson

“Certain signs point to a weakening in the sense of mystery in those very liturgical celebrations that should be fostering



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