The Darkness of Scandal and the Light of Christ

Even in a time like this, we can maintain bold faith in Jesus, in the goodness of the Church He established, in the goodness of the authority He established, and in His desire to defeat these dark distortions of that authority with His light.

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The Royal Wedding and Our Longing for Love

But why were 29 million of us so drawn to this wedding? To this marriage? To this love? Quite honestly, it comes down to our heart’s inherent longing for love.

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13 Reasons Why is Just a Symptom

Although this season does have a more balanced approach than season 1, season 2 comes with a cocktail of darkness that brings a lot more to the surface than audiences anticipated.

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Winning Souls Through the Met Gala

As I, faithful-passionate-devoted-Catholic-Katie was watching E! and gazing upon these dresses and suits covered in Catholic imagery, so were literally millions of other people, who perhaps themselves are not Catholic.

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Top 15 Tweetable moments from #GaudeteetExsultate

Pope Francis, in his most recent Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), discusses the Universal Call to Holiness in today’s world, and focuses especially on “middle class holiness”–that is, “holiness found in our next-door neighbours, those who, living in our midst, reflect God’s presence” (7). Gaudete et […]

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It’s Not Just About Guns

Initiatives are not bad in and of themselves, but if I believe for a second that they’re enough to turn things around, I’m in for an awful awakening.

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Citizen of Heaven: a Dreamer’s Story

Aside from me being identified as a Mexican immigrant, Hispanic, a microbiologist, a DREAMER, what matters the most is how I identify myself first: a daughter of God; a saint in the making; a citizen of my true home, heaven.

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Hope in the Shock of Parkland

God did not create us for a life where mass shootings are an unsurprising reality. He did not design us for a world where such evil has any say over our lives.

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Sexual Crime: How the Church Responds

Where it might be tempting as a Catholic to spiritualize or minimize sexual crimes because of our faith we now have a duty to take them more seriously than ever.

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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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