I’m Hispanic… but I Don’t Speak Spanish

I often felt I didn’t fit in a cultural box. I wasn’t Hispanic enough, and I wasn’t American enough. This was especially difficult with my family.

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Welcome to “Trench” — an Album Review

Hold onto your hats, folks, because Twenty One Pilots is back. After the massive success of their 2015 album Blurryface, TOP just dropped Trench.

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The Book You Should Read Right Now!

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.” -George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons Have you ever read a story or finished a movie only to be wanting for more of the narrative? Have you ever felt so moved or […]

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When Leaders Fail

It seems like lately, in both Church and State, the people in charge have failed us — and, in many cases, hurt us — in big, awful, terrible ways. That leaves the rest of us in a bit of a mess.

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Radical Authenticity in a Filtered World

We have all heard the saying, “be yourself” over and over again. From elementary school all the way through high school, we have heard our teachers and peers say, “Don’t be afraid to show who you really are!” Despite this, most of us feel like we can’t be ourselves, that […]

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The Holy Spirit Speaks Every Language

The truth is, there is a tension that non-native-English-speakers in this country face: If we don’t speak English at all, we struggle to communicate and understand. If we learn just enough to get by day-to-day living, we are told it is not enough.

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God the Father, Where you Least Expect Him

Although God created fatherhood through His example, there is no denying that our idea of fatherhood — for better or worse — is shaped by our earthly father figures.

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Summer 2018 Recap

If you’re anything like me, you might need to take a second to process everything, good and bad, that made the summer of 2018 an unforgettable one. So before we dive into back to school sales and the busy month of September, let’s look back at some of the biggest moments of summer 2018…

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What to Make of What’s Going on in the Church

Regardless of your exposure to all of these things, the fact of the matter is that our Church is sitting in a moment of great darkness revealed, which means we’re living on the hinge of unprecedented renewal in the Church.

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Kneeling for the Anthem: a Catholic Reflection on Protest

Knowing that we’re all one body in Christ we have to see our duty in all of this; we ought to work to prevent injustice in our world and this case is no exception.

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