The Naked Truth About Modesty

Modesty can look different for different people — I’m just seeking to offer a new perspective, drawn from my own personal experiences.

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How to Spend the “Best Date”

April 25 tends to bring clear skies and plenty of sunshine. Here are some ideas for how to get the most out of the “best date” of the year, as well as the entire spring season.

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We Just Grew Apart

Take heart – as with any relationship in life, no matter how peaceful, tumultuous, long, or short – that person was in your life for a reason, and vice versa. You may never understand in this life the impact that you had on each other, but you can hope to see one another in heaven (if not reunited before then) where everything will be as clear as day.

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Praying With the Women of the Triduum

If you stop to really look at it, there are many “hidden” figures in the Bible — the not so obvious people lining the details of our favorite stories in Scripture. These men and women may take on a minor role in the pages of your Bible but they have […]

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Hype Up Your Stations of the Cross this Lent

It may not seem like that big of a deal but, if you’re Hispanic like me, you know that we go hard on this solemn day. It’s more than just your VBS kind of play. Many of our parents and grandparents grew up experiencing huge reenactments of the Biblical narratives about Christ’s final hours of life.

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How to Say “I’ll pray for you” and Mean it

“Can you pray for me?” I remember getting that text from my best friend Austin one night. There was a sense of vulnerability and authenticity that came with it, as he was eager to open up his heart to me about a struggle he was facing. Of course, sleep deprived, […]

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Putting an End to Body Shame

What should’ve been an inconsequential comment ended up being the beginning to a long journey of body-consciousness. Over time, my “buff” body didn’t change and I became increasingly uncomfortable in my own body. I sucked at every sport I tried, never fit right in my clothing, and had a terrible sweet tooth.

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5 Old Testament Men and What They Teach us About Masculinity

This vision of true, Catholic manhood isn’t new, “progressive,” or “liberal.” It’s actually affirmed by the way Jesus lived and ministered in the ancient world — it precedes many of our “traditional” notions of masculinity by thousands of years.

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Why Comparison is Hurting Your Prayer Life

I was in the middle of working on my own prayer life, and it’s not worth any less just because it didn’t look like anyone else’s. It only seemed ordinary because I was used to it, not because it was any less than enough.

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