2017-05_LT-MaryMom

Seeing Beyond the Poop: Mary’s Perfect Love

These images of Mary that peer in from the stained glass windows and stand stoically as a statue in the corner are indeed accurate and true. But, what we see is only the exterior.

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The Church Can be Strong No Matter What

We can’t let those struggles and trials and people hating on the Church discourage us, but rather motivate us.

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Stop Complaining About God When You Don’t Know Him

It breaks my heart a little bit to hear those complaints because that’s not the God I know and love.

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You Don’t Need to be Old to be a Saint

Sainthood isn’t just for the old or religious!

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The Martyrdom of St. Stephen is a Perfect Reminder of Why Jesus Came

As much as I don’t want to look at the face of death in this beautiful time, St. Stephen’s story is as much a story of hope and faith as any other, and I’m impressed by the lessons we can learn from this first incredible saint.

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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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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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15 Amazing Padre Pio Quotes on the Spiritual Life

I want to share some of that wisdom with you. Here are a couple short quotes from his letters that have left a lasting impact on me.

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