Pope John Paul the II

Hot Takes from the Saints

Our generation may have coined the phrase “hot takes,” but I would argue that some of the hottest takes came from the saints themselves.

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Still Finding Hope in Easter

Maybe by now, you’re used to quarantine. Maybe it’s a bit of a roller coaster, with good days and bad days. Or maybe you’re still pretty shell-shocked. Regardless, it’s safe to say that this is an Easter unlike any we have ever experienced.

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We Still go to the Cross

The Lord went to the cross for this moment. He went to the cross so our pain and suffering didn’t have to be the end of the story. He went to the cross so He could be united with us, on Earth and in Heaven, and empower us to carry our crosses in this life until we meet Him in the next.

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Life as a Catholic Teen According to Gifs

In this era of the Internet and social media, we’re able to stay connected with our brothers and sisters all over the world. We may be in different locations, but we’re all connected under one body in Christ and in the experiences that we share. And these experiences can either be expressed in words, pictures, or even memes.

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Catholic During COVID-19

Loving God and loving neighbor will look a little different during this season than it has in the past. It’ll involve a lot more social distancing and a lot fewer liturgical gatherings. But just because it will look different doesn’t mean the commandment has changed.

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Is Evangelization About More Than Conversion?

When we hear the word “evangelization,” it can be tempting to jump immediately to the topic of conversion. We might assume that to evangelize someone means to convert them to Catholicism, perhaps even to “score” them for the Catholic Church. But, the process of evangelization is more complex than that.

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5 Underrated Women in the Bible

While Mary is certainly the pinnacle of women who have helped to achieve God’s plan (I mean, Mother of God, you can’t get a better title than that), there are many other biblical women who were strong, brave, and courageous in giving their own “yes” to God.

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St. Patrick Wasn’t Even Irish

If you are a fan of busting myths, then this post is for you. I’ve taken the liberty of debunking myths about five of your favorite saints. Don’t feel too sorry that these holy men and women are having some of their biggest secrets unveiled. They are probably having a laugh about it together in heaven!

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Stop Running from the Darkness

What if there was something, like my experience of a blackout in San Diego all of those years ago, that can flip our understanding of darkness? That it would give us a new way to look at the darkness so that we could face it head-on, to be still, be quiet in it, and embrace it as an opportunity to see and welcome the light of Jesus that exists in it?

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How to Survive a Boring Homily

The hope is that we gain new insight from each homily we hear, but that isn’t always the reality. So, here are some tips for what to do when you find yourself sitting through a homily that you just can’t seem to connect with.

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