2018-04_LT-Guns

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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Straddling two countries, two cultures, or two languages is an exhausting balancing act many “minorities” grapple with.

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2018-02_Dreamers

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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Searching for Real Love on Valentine’s Day

Thus, through the fire and flames of going through puberty and Valentine’s day simultaneously came the name “Singles Awareness Day.”

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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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Getting Honest and Uncomfortable About Race and Discrimination

Racism exists. It still exists. This is a nasty and humbling truth that we must face. However, I think it would be faulty to talk about racism, politics, and systems, without talking about ourselves first. It’s easy to point at groups of people on Twitter and be too prideful to […]

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20 New Year’s Resolutions… That Aren’t Losing Weight

Before setting your resolution for the year, examine your heart. Are you trying to fix something because you dislike yourself, or are you trying to improve because you love yourself and want to glorify God in all that you do? Invite the Lord into your intentions!

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Room in the Inn: Turning Christ Away

When Jesus knocks—which He always does—do we close the door? Do we call out, “Sorry, I’m busy!” or, “There’s no room for you here.”? Is our floor cluttered and messy? Are we prepared to let Him in, or do we send Him away, onto the next home?

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Mi Morenita: What Guadalupe Taught me About Culture

While I was busy being a self-absorbed brat, I completely failed to realize the absolute gift Guadalupe is to my people of Mexican heritage. In addition to the beautiful story of how she appeared to St. Juan Diego and the incredible facts about the tilma itself (which you can read more about here, her mere presence was a sign of love to the Mexican people.

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