2015-11_LT-FreeFromFear

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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2015-09_LT-PopeEmoji

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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2014-10_LT-DontTakeClothesOff

He Doesn’t Need Your Sext: A Response to Jennifer Lawrence

Secondly, it’s false. She says men have two options: 1) look at porn, or 2) look at you.

And by “look at you,” I assume she doesn’t mean, “look at you while you’re praying the rosary on your evening walk together.”

No, she means either a guy will lust over you or someone else. It’s like saying, “either your boyfriend will be obese or he’ll be anorexic.” Isn’t there a third option? Like, maybe he’ll be healthy? And there is such a thing as sexual health, we call it chastity. Though chastity may conjure up images of either uncomfortable belts or the notion of repressing sexuality in the name of “abstinence”… chastity is neither of these things but so much more.

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Jesus Was a Feminist: Catholicism and Gender Equality

An ideal feminism incorporates the virtue of humility. It’s saying we all have something valuable to offer whether male or female but neither of us have everything, therefore we respect our differences and build each up. We need each other (Genesis 1:26-28). Gender equality is a universal partnership of brothers and sisters.

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2017-03_LT-Solidarity

Our Hurting Body: Solidarity and Prayers for the Middle East

If one part of the body is hurt, does not the whole body feel its pain? We must use this as an example, for our brothers and sisters in Christ across the world. We must feel their pain, and as their fellow Christians we must unite in solidarity for Holy Mother Church.

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Losing is Not an Option

hen comes the worst part, when they show the faces of the losers. The faces of those who missed finishing third by mere hundredths of a second or whose artistic interpretation earned them a score that left them in fifth place. Frozen tears running down their cheeks, I often find myself crying along on the couch, not because of the medal they missed out on that day, but of all the moments in life they’d missed to bring them to that point.

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