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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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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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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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common for people to identify as spiritual rather than religious, which makes it tempting to think of the Church as an outdated way of relating to God.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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2017-06_LifeTeen-LiarLunaticLord

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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