2018-05_LT-GodTheFather

Encountering the Father Changes Everything

On Father’s Day, my family usually gets my dad a card that has a picture of a grill or a football or tools or beer (I’m probably not alone here). These popular images of earthly fatherhood are not entirely off base, but, of course, there’s more to fatherhood than what we see at the Hallmark store.

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2018-04_CatholicStuff

Getting to the Root of Catholic “Stuff”

Think about it: The Lord of the universe has blessed us with so many different means for devotion because He longs for us and yet, we reduce them to fashion statements. Are you kidding me?

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2018-03_LT-SinIsFun

Sinning is Fun

Even the Bible admits sin is fun. The Book of Hebrews talks about enjoying “the fleeting pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:25). Of course, the key word in that passage is “fleeting.” Sin presents itself as enjoyable, fulfilling, and exactly what we need. But the fun doesn’t last.

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2018-04_LT-JOYEaster

The JOY of Easter

The best part about Lent is that we know what happens next — the joy of Easter when Christ rises from the dead and we rise with Him!

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2018-01_LT-Mistakes

Mistakes You Need to Let go of

We all mess up. So, instead of beating yourself up about all the things you’ve done wrong, here are some things you should surrender to God and let go of

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2018-04_LT-4Saints

4 Saints you Need to be Friends with ASAP

Maybe these new friends can intercede for you as you take on Spanish class, or help you navigate life with Hispanic parents, holiday parties with lots of relatives, and abuelas who try overfeed you without understanding the concept of veganism (“What, you don’t eat pork?!”)

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2017-11_LT-8Confirmation

8 Things You Need to Know About Confirmation

Maybe you have recently been dedicating a lot of time preparing and learning about the Sacrament of Confirmation so that, in the next few months, you can count yourself as one of the thousands of Catholics that receive it every year. If this is the case, congratulations! Read on for some crucial facts that everyone preparing for Confirmation should know.

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2018-02_LT-ChurchFathers

7 Church Fathers You Need to Know

If there was a mixtape of the biggest hits from the first few hundred years of Christianity, it would be filled with tracks from the Church Fathers — the OGs of Catholicism.

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2018-01_LT-AlmostAtheist

Confessions of an (Almost) Atheist

I remember walking back to my dorm after Mass one Sunday, looking at the sky, and feeling distraught that the canvas of clouds and tree tops maybe hadn’t been painted by God and, instead, were just the result of a big, cosmic accident.

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2018-01_LT-DessertCultural

Don’t Skip Dessert: More Than a Cultural Faith

See, when I moved to the United States from Perú at the age of 13, I didn’t realize how ingrained my religion was in me. Whenever I had a form that asked me to check a box for “religion,” it was an easy answer — Catholic.

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