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I Hated Christmas Until One Stranger Changed Everything

I hated Christmas. I wanted to love it so badly. I loved everything that came before Christmas day…

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What Christmas Means for You

You’ve been freed from bondage. Your shackles have been broken by Another. Your chains to sin are gone.

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Five Christmas Gifts That Don’t Come In Boxes

Temperatures are going down, lights and trees are going up, and that one Mariah Carey song is all over the radio. All of these things can only mean one thing: Christmas is almost here! This holiday season, you can pretty much count on a couple of things: Elf will be […]

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Do Catholics Worship Mary?

Mary, Queen of Heaven, willingly takes our messy, imperfect prayers and purifies, sanctifies, and beautifies them; placing them on a dish of gold before our King, Jesus.

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Hope Doesn’t Always “Feel Good”

My mind reeled uncontrollably, worrying that I’d forgotten important to-dos, obsessing over interactions from the day, spinning with everything that could go wrong between now and the morning.

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You Can Go Home to His Arms

God has proven time and time again that He’s not going anywhere. Why, then, do we fear the path ahead? Don’t we know He will be waiting for us at the end of the journey, without fail?

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11 Life Hacks for Advent

So… besides there being more flames present at Mass, what else changes during the Advent season? Well, I’m here to provide you with a few Advent life-hacks, to help you enter a bit more fully into this liturgical season:

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How I Got Out of the Darkness of Doubt When I Thought God Didn’t Exist

I thought to myself, “I don’t think God exists.” as I walked out of my college classroom.

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Can Non-Catholics Go to Heaven?

As Catholics, we believe that those who die in God’s grace and friendship, those who chose to accept salvation, will reach heaven.

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More Friends Than You Can Count: Why Catholics Pray With the Saints

I am doing the same thing that the saints do for me when I ask them to pray with me to Jesus… to join their prayers to mine, en route to Christ. Since they’re closer to Him than I am, it actually makes even more sense for them to pray for me, than for my earthly friends to pray for me.

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