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Author Archive: Colleen McCrum

Colleen is a Literature major at Christendom College where she enjoys serving as an RA, leading the Students for Life club, writing for the Rambler, and enjoying the beautiful setting of the Blue Ridge mountains.

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10 Reasons Catholics Should Vote For Trump

July 25, AD2016 202 Comments
10 Reasons Catholics Should Vote For Trump

1.) He’s not Hillary Clinton.  We know exactly who she is, what she is, what she stands for, and can pretty well guess what she will do to our country. We can’t risk her getting into office. If you can’t vote for Trump, vote against Hillary. The only realistic way to do this is by […]

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My Experience at a Pro-life Rally

April 9, AD2016 0 Comments
My Experience at a Pro-life Rally

“Separation of Church and State! Separation of Church and State!” At 10 am, on Wednesday morning, on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court, I was surrounded by a sea of people dressed in purple chanting, “Separation of Church and State!” The purple people were paid pro-abortion activists, and they were chanting this to […]

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Lourdes: Bittersweet and Beautiful

February 2, AD2016 4 Comments
Lourdes: Bittersweet and Beautiful

“Could we have a second round of cappuccinos please?” I asked the French waiter. Amused, he asked if we were American. I suppose we were propagating the stereotype that Americans expect massive portions, but we didn’t mind because we wanted the caffeine. Europeans need to get over their stinginess when it comes to the serving […]

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The Dress Code Debate

September 11, AD2015 106 Comments
The Dress Code Debate

I came across an article recently condemning a public school’s dress code policy. The school is Woodford County High School, and the article is on the Huffington Post. This dress code does not allow girls to show their collarbones, thighs, or shoulders at all. The students and parents have been protesting the dress code. Some of […]

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Become as Little Children

July 31, AD2015 1 Comment
Become as Little Children

“What are you even doing with your life?,”  I teasingly asked one of my 11 year old campers. The question was meant rhetorically, the expected response was an embarrassed chuckle and then a sassy comeback. Without hesitating, he said, “Trying to be the best I can be.” I was so taken aback, I didn’t respond […]

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Spiritual Poverty in Peru

April 29, AD2015 3 Comments
Spiritual Poverty in Peru

Over spring break I went on a mission trip to Peru with my school, Christendom College. It was an amazing and unique experience, even in the realm of mission trips. I went into it expecting to do dramatic things and change people’s lives and come away with warm, fuzzy feelings. But the blessings God had […]

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