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Is Religious Life Repulsive?

January 18, AD 2014 33 Comments
Is Religious Life Repulsive?

The vows of religious life are repulsive, at least according to an article Br. Justin Hannegan recently wrote in Crisis Magazine provokingly titled: Sacrificing Religious Life on the Altar of Egalitarianism. He writes: All forms of religious life, at their very core, consist of three vows—poverty, chastity, and obedience—and each of these vows is repulsive […]

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Distance Learning with Holy Apostles College and Seminary

January 6, AD 2014 0 Comments
Distance Learning with Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Holy Apostles College and Seminary (HACS) is one of two non-residential Colleges recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society—a huge honor and privilege for any school making the short list. See that recommendation here. With a robust catolog and an honorary team of professors, HACS is the best kept secret in Catholic education. A humble size of online students […]

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Opening Hands

October 6, AD 2013 2 Comments
Opening Hands

Before I left for college, I wrote about how my tendency to control and plan every aspect of my life often hurt more than it helped, leaving me frustrated and stressed because I was counting on my own strength instead of God’s.  As the weeks leading up to college quickly passed, I made a daily […]

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Letter to a Young Discerning Catholic

April 13, AD 2013 0 Comments
Letter to a Young Discerning Catholic

Dear Discerning Young Catholic, Underachieving in the realm of morality has become so commonplace in our world that we have begun to pretend that sin is transcendent behavior just to make ourselves feel better. There is nothing transcendent about sleeping with someone on the first date, but these days an astounding number of romance movies […]

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Religion: Virtue of Temperance

December 18, AD 2012 7 Comments
Religion: Virtue of Temperance

A little over a month ago, I decided to give up drinking until I was 21 years old; until I was of age to legally drink. Now, I’m not a huge party person or even a big drinker. I don’t even think I’ve been drunk before. (I think.) I just enjoy going out with my […]

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Dear College Students

August 29, AD 2012 4 Comments
Dear College Students

“Honestly, I don’t think Jesus was against beer or alcohol. But I definitely think he would have a problem with Natty.”

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Yearbook of Saints

August 21, AD 2012 3 Comments
Yearbook of Saints

It’s that time of year again. Yellow school buses travel the roads bringing happy and cheerful students to school. There, students gleefully and attentively participate in their classes, led by amazing and energetic teachers. Right? Although some of that is exaggerated, it is the time of year for school to begin. Life once again is […]

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Faithful learning

March 12, AD 2012 18 Comments
Faithful learning

When older sister and I were finishing up middle school, my parents decided that the local public high school (in a very liberal town) nearby would be better for our faith than the nominally Catholic high school nearby. Better to experience a frontal assault on our faith than to absorb a watered-down version that would […]

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Education = Virtue?

November 7, AD 2011 7 Comments
Education = Virtue?

“The more money we spend on schools today, the less we’ll have to spend on missiles tomorrow.” New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote that in his column today, praising a man whose charity has opened 12,000 libraries around the world. That’s a staggering and laudable accomplishment, but it may not contribute to world peace, […]

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Back to school

September 5, AD 2011 7 Comments
Back to school

For the first time in my life I am no longer a student — in the formal sense, at least. Whether you’re starting a new year of school or trying to learn on your own, here follows a reflection from The Imitation of Christ (Thomas a Kempis). As the academic year begins, it’s important to keep […]

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