Wise Things Abuelitas Say

From then to now, I have been fortunate to be completely loved on by my beautiful grandmothers — but I’ve also learned A TON from their tales and nuggets of wisdom!

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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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7 Tips for the Best Quinceañera of all Time

In case you, like our friend below, are unfamiliar with what a quinceañera actually is, I’ll give you a brief explanation.

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

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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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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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