More Than a Trip: The Do’s and Don’ts of Camps and Conferences

The do’s and don’ts of camps and conferences. How to get the most out of your youth group trip.

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30 Challenges to Make This the Best Summer of Your Life

Don’t let these precious, sun-filled days fly by in such a way that you look back and realize you’re the same person you were before.

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5 Stereotypes About Religious Life That are Totally Wrong

Perhaps there was a time in your life where a little old lady looked up at you and told you that would make a great nun or priest. Your face might have looked like this:   And if you’re anything like me, you probably had billions of reasons why you […]

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I Am More: A Note to the Man Who Catcalled Me

You looked at me and all you saw was a thing — an object for your viewing pleasure. In your mind I was a set of body parts and nothing more.

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Calling the Chosen: A Q&A with a Vocations Director

They are not signing their life away, and ultimately, my interest is their eternal joy and salvation, and if it is not as a priest, or a priest for my diocese, I want them to figure that out.

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4 Ways To Transform Your Teen Years

Looking back on my teenager years, here is the advice I wish I could have given myself on my 13th birthday…

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Keeping Faith During Finals Week

“God will still love me, even if I fail this test.” I’ve said these words often, especially every time a Chemistry test comes my way.

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One Garden, One Word

“But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you […]

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You Can’t Make Me Be Catholic: When Faith is Forced on You

I’m kind of a quitter, guys… I think, in my childhood, I tried almost everything once, and then quit almost everything. There was soccer, in 2nd and 3rd grade. I was the goalie because I hate running… Turns out, even the goalie has to run at practice. That was about […]

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That Prom Pressure

I’ll never forget my senior prom. A bunch of us rented a limo and took our dates to a fancy restaurant for dinner, nervously ordering from a menu that never told us the prices of the options we were choosing from. Fortunately I could afford such a classy place, having […]

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