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A Sneak Peek at Ascend

Ascend is a lectionary-based resource that walks any reader through the Sunday Mass readings (from the first Sunday in Advent all the way through Christ the King). Ascend provides clarity to the readings by overviewing important connections, word definitions, background information, and challenges the reader to reflect on the readings through prayer, journaling, and action. Ascend successfully educates and empowers us to be fully ready to receive the Word of God at Mass on Sunday.

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Sex in the News: How Can we Change the Headlines?

As long as it feels good and there’s consent, does it need any boundaries? Labels? Conventional standards? Please, that is so backwards. This is 2017, right?

But then, when people say and do things that are so obviously wrong and offensive, we’re shocked and offended.

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He Even Gives Gifts in Storms

His disciples pleaded for anything but the cross, and maybe we aren’t so different. Perhaps, Jesus stands before us and tells about a grand trial approaching, and we say to Him, “God forbid, Lord! Anything but that!”

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Crushed by a Crush

So yeah, being rejected sucks. If you’re in the midst of a rejection, you know what I mean. And tbh, it will probably always sting. But here are some things to remember that will make it suck a lot less…

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I Just Went on Retreat… Now What?

The fire of the Holy Spirit that makes you feel so alive does not have to go away or die out when you leave from a retreat. The fire and life of the Holy Spirit is always alive in our hearts.

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How God Loves my Feminine Heart

As a kid, I thought, “How can both men and women be in the image of God? We don’t look the same!” Part of me started to worry that only men truly had that privilege and that I, being a girl, would never find my place in God’s plan or in the Church.

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“Why Summer Missions?” Former Missionaries on Why You Should Answer the Call

We are still looking for more men to apply to serve on summer staff at Life Teen’s 2018 summer camps. There are so many reasons for why you should apply and experience a life-changing summer through Life Teen summer missions, but don’t just take my word for it — listen to these guys who have lived it:

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If You’re Broken You Belong

His love and mercy offered through the Church is for those of us who still need healing, not for those who have figured it out on their own. Still, though, despite this direct statement, many have been deceived to believe that the Church is where you go when you have it all together, not when you’re a work in progress.

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Where is God in Sutherland Springs?

It’s Monday morning and this is what I know: twenty-six people are dead, by a shooter with an unknown motive, and all this took place in a church — the place where God’s peace is meant to reign — all of this incredibly challenging my faith in God.

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Why are you Waiting to ask God for a Miracle?

When we recognize our own limits and acknowledge God’s limitless power and love, His power and love are shown to us all the more.

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