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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Relationship and Religion: why Both are Necessary

Nowadays, it’s common for people to identify as spiritual rather than religious, which makes it tempting to think of the Church as an outdated way of relating to God. Or maybe even to think of her as a barrier between God and us. If I know Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him, then why have the Church at all?

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Identifying Truth in a World of Counterfeits

In my pursuit of truth, over and over I’ve arrived at truths, only to find out they were already upheld by the Catholic Church. This really helped me see how my previous perspective about the Church “forcing” truth onto people was off the mark.

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Evil, Death, and Christ’s Victory: an All Souls’ Day Challenge

Halloween might be a spooky time of year for most, but for Christians it is a time of great joy and rejoicing!

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Using a Ouija Board… Literally the Dumbest Thing you Could do This Halloween

Ouija boards claim to help you contact people who have died by asking the wooden board a question and watching the pieces spell out an answer. This might sound like innocent fun, but here’s a few reasons you should think twice about phoning a friend on the other side this Halloween…

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Celebrating Death: the Tradition of Día de los Muertos

Unlike the more terror-inducing traditions that happen on and around Halloween in the United States, Día de los Muertos attempts to instead demonstrate the joy that can be found when death isn’t dreaded, but embraced.

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Was Jesus Really God? A Reasonable Explanation

Perhaps you’ve even wondered if Jesus really is God, and not just a “good teacher” or the figment of people’s imagination.

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Seeing Beyond the Poop: Mary’s Perfect Love

These images of Mary that peer in from the stained glass windows and stand stoically as a statue in the corner are indeed accurate and true. But, what we see is only the exterior.

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The Church Can be Strong No Matter What

We can’t let those struggles and trials and people hating on the Church discourage us, but rather motivate us.

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Stop Complaining About God When You Don’t Know Him

It breaks my heart a little bit to hear those complaints because that’s not the God I know and love.

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