When Being Christian Stops Being Cool

I soon learned that people that weren’t at youth group weren’t coming because they didn’t want to be there — they weren’t there because they didn’t think youth group was “cool.”

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Find Your Calcutta

If you can build a house in Mexico, you surely can clean your house and help your parents. Yeah, I know. The truth can be sassy sometimes.

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Steubenvilles, Social Media, and Blessings: Summer Reflections from a Life Teen Apprentice

I’d like to believe that even when my praises for God feel dried up or His blessings for me feel finished, that I’ll remember the truth about who He is. I’d like to tell myself I’ll always see God’s goodness in even the most difficult of situations. But I’m human and stumble more than I’d like, failing to recognize such things.

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Offer it up: Letting God Redeem Your Pain

As Catholics, we believe that Christ invites us to unite our suffering with His Passion and that, when we do this, our suffering takes on redemptive power.

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Why “Maybe” Could be Hurting Your Relationship with God

You weren’t made for “maybe.” God wants all of you – Jesus asks us to jump in with both feet.

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I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me

We have become so absorbed with ourselves and our image that we forget about the other person right next to us.

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When the Saints Seem too Cool for You

The saints lived incredible, heroic, nearly unbelievable moments because their love for God was just as radical in those moments as it was in the most un-incredible moments of their lives.

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The Tools We Need to Fight Spiritual Battles

May you live in the truth every day that God has already claimed victory. By His death and resurrection, we can live in true freedom.

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Blessed the Beggar: Who Are the “Poor in Spirit”?

This is one of those Scripture passages that many people 'know' (meaning, they've heard it before) but countless people fail to understand. My own parochial school teacher taught us that it simply meant God loves poor people 'more.'

Ummm, to put it as charitably and bluntly as possible . . . no, that's not what it means . . .

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Jesus’ Heart has Transformed my Own

No matter what you’re feeling, trust me, the Lord sees your heart. He already knows. But have you asked Him to see His?

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