Columnists
Jean Elizabeth Seah

Bringing Good out of Evil

After going to Confession at the Cathedral, on several occasions my boyfriend and I have been blessed to be able to bring blessings to others

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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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Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen as a Gardener
Columnists
Jean Elizabeth Seah

Sin, Slavery, and Identity

“Abuse (and the trauma that results from it) causes not only the anxiety of meaninglessness and the anxiety of guilt, but also the anxiety of

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Religion
Editor

A Journey Home

By guest writer Louis Felix Figueroa. My body was strung out on the couch and pain filled every part of me. This was the changing

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Prayer
Mary Proffit Kimmel

Anointing His Feet

If you do not forgive others, neither will your Heavenly Father forgive you.  Jesus could have said this to the scribes and Pharisees accusing the

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Sacraments
Oliver Llewellyn

God, The Father of Mercies

Have you ever had that experience of walking away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation with an almost overwhelming sense of guilt? A sense of, “Do

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Life
Megan Twomey

Spiritual Deep Cleaning

I am not a natural deep cleaner. Extensive projects that involve organizing minutiae, inordinate scrubbing, and rubber gloves are just not my thing.  Now I’m

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Life
Amanda Sloan

The Beggar In Me

I’ll be honest, more often than not when I pass a homeless person or someone begging on the side of the road I give them

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Columnists
Cristina Montes

An Open Letter to Priests

Dear Fathers, In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis wrote, “The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven

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Prayer
Amanda Sloan

Cross My Heart

It was a debate, a debate that dominated my prayer the night before, my getting ready the day of, and the drive there on that

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Columnists
Shaun McAfee

A Biblical Look at Confession

A friend of mind had just learned of my decision to join the Catholic faith. He was nice about it, that is, he didn’t give me

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Columnists
Theresa Noble

A Defense of Indulgences

When I first heard about indulgences I was pretty skeptical; they can sound so cold, clear-cut and strangely precise in an imprecise world. Now that

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