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How the Catholic Church Saved my Refugee Family

The community literally carried my family until they got on their feet. This is real, living, radical mercy.

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Hope for the Sinner

Just as sin can rewire our brain and change the way we tend to react, virtue can rewire us for greatness.

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Fasting Has Taught Me How to Love

Your vocation, your relationships, and your friendships will not work unless you learn how to love through sacrifice.

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“Stop Checking Your Phone During Mass”: A Note to Myself

I love God and I also love football. You might be able to see why Sundays are, in my opinion, the absolute best day of the week.

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2016-10_lt-notredamefootball

How Being the Notre Dame Leprechaun Prepared Me for Priesthood

Whether you’re a leprechaun or a priest, you don’t get to hide when the heat is on against Christ and His Church.

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The One Devotion That Totally Changed My Prayer as a Woman

The mysterious feeling that kept flooding my heart was femininity.

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Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters to Happen?

I continued to look back and forth between the TV, which was showing all of this destruction, and the window, through which I could see nothing but blue skies. It was an unsettling feeling and left me with a question you’ve probably asked a time or two: Why does God allow this to happen?

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What I Learned by Failing at Evangelization

He wasn’t listening. So eventually to keep up, I started to respond louder and sassier. People started staring at us.

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2016-9_lt-faithfield

Keeping Your Faith on the Field

With the pep rallies and pom-poms though comes a tough fact: it can be a struggle to balance your playing time with your praying time.

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Calling on Mercy

Before an exam, at the end of the day, whenever the world seemed to spin a little too fast… “Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus, I trust in you.”

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