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Beyoncé’s Grammy Performance, Motherhood, and Being Pro-Life

I want us to have such an understanding of the profound gift of motherhood that we can look at the young moms, single moms, working moms, and stay-at-home moms in my life with awe at the radical beauty that is their motherhood.

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Dear Young Friends: Pope Francis Quotes from World Youth Day 2016

Gut Check: Welcome Ceremony “So I ask you: Are you looking for empty thrills in life, or do you want to feel a power that can give you a lasting sense of life and fulfillment? Empty thrills or the power of grace? To find fulfillment, to gain new strength, there […]

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What Football Has Taught Me About My Faith

Five years ago, if you were to have asked the question, “Do you want to watch football?” I would’ve turned my nose up at you and probably said, “ugh.” (That’s a direct quote.)

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Hope in Darkness: The Tension of Jesus’ Birth in a Violent World

These events remind us how fragile life is and how vulnerable we are. They frighten us. They leave us asking, “What is going on, Lord? Can’t you come and make this right? Can’t you come and fix this now? What are you waiting for?”

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Free From Fear: Reacting to Global Violence

As a Catholic, how should I respond? How can I help see good in this? How can I help be good in this?

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Are You Christian?

“Are you Christian?” This is the question Chris Harper asked, with gun in hand, to a class filled with college students at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College. I cannot begin to imagine what thoughts and fears ran through those students minds as he asked that question. These are college students, just […]

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Pope Emojis Just Became a Thing.

I used to have no Catholic emojis. Who are you Apple and why don’t you understand me?!?!

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“I’m the Best Player in the World”: LeBron James and Humility

If you havn’t heard, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, LeBron James was asked about his confidence level after losing one of the most pivotal games of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. “Nah” James replied. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s simple.”   Most […]

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Setting Captives Free: What You Can Do About Sex Trafficking

A teen girl led a Life Night on a Sunday night at our parish, and a room full of people learned more about an issue they hadn’t know much about before. Then those people went home, learned more, spread the word, and prayed.

And in the middle of the week that followed, that same teen girl got a message from a missionary named Ebie, working in the Philippines, who said that a local pimp had a change of heart for no apparent reason, and hand delivered three young girls to the doorstep of their mission house.

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Come Lord Jesus: What Ferguson Taught Me About Advent

Last Monday I watched protestors fill the streets of Ferguson, most peacefully protesting, some looting and burning businesses. I watched people from all over the world come together in protest. I saw the video of the death of Eric Garner.

That day, I fell apart.

I stopped what I was doing, grabbed my Bible and a journal, found an open door to my parish church and sat in the quiet darkness of the church.

That day I felt the need for Jesus to come like I had never felt before.

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