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Being Spiritually Active in Everyday Life

July 23, AD2017 1 Comment
Being Spiritually Active in Everyday Life

I was pleasantly surprised by the response that my previous article, entitled The Devil Preys on Idle Souls, received from viewers. As a result, I want to continue this theme and offer insight into one specific method when it comes to defending ourselves daily against the devil’s tactics. A strong defense is just as essential […]

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The Devil Preys on Idle Souls

June 24, AD2017 2 Comments
The Devil Preys on Idle Souls

Early within The Acts of the Apostles, angels gain the attention of Christ’s chosen through a provocative question. As the eleven stare in amazement at Christ’s Ascension into heaven, they soon hear the following words, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?” (Acts 1:11)  This brings to light the fact […]

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Marriage and Contemplative Prayer

April 20, AD2017 2 Comments
Marriage and Contemplative Prayer

Marriage tests us in ways we never thought possible. This vocation challenges us to die to ourselves and at the same time inspires and encourages us to rise to a new life united to another. This is a journey that finds its ultimate reality in God. St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the […]

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Submariners, St. Joseph, and Lent

March 28, AD2017 2 Comments
Submariners, St. Joseph, and Lent

Lent is often a struggle for me. Trying to find just the right ways to prepare can sometimes leave me unsettled. What should I give up? How much time should I spend in prayer? How much should I donate? Who should I give it to? What else could I be doing? How do I know […]

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Apologetics: Tackling Belief, Truth, and Moral Relativism

February 15, AD2017 0 Comments
Apologetics: Tackling Belief, Truth, and Moral Relativism

Today’s secular society operates on an array of levels when it comes to belief, truth, and moral relativism. For this reason, it becomes necessary to examine these entities in our world to provide an adequate response to moments when their meanings become convoluted. Belief and truth can convey deeply held convictions of an individual or […]

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Vocations, Lifestyles, and Doing God’s Will

January 19, AD2017 0 Comments
Vocations, Lifestyles, and Doing God’s Will

Today’s society is more preoccupied with encouraging its members to pursue attitudes and careers that lead to personal, self-gratifying fulfillment, rather than the universal, selfless service found in vocations. The results are disturbing, as many lose sight of what truly matters in life (and it is not simply about one’s own individual happiness and pleasure). […]

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Merry Christmas and Thank You!

December 28, AD2016 1 Comment
Merry Christmas and Thank You!

[Editor’s Note: This article was published on Catholic Stand on December 25, 2015. We are republishing here for your holiday enjoyment, since the message is inspiring and relevant.] Christmas has always been a time to celebrate with the ones we love. Each year, many anticipate reuniting with family members and friends and look forward to […]

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Living the Season of Advent

December 16, AD2016 0 Comments
Living the Season of Advent

It’s that time of year, Advent; time to begin making out our lists for family, friends, and even ourselves. The cards, the presents, the food – nothing is to be overlooked. However, we must also be sure not to get lost in the festivities of the season. In looking for ways to prepare to commemorate […]

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Strong Catholic Institutions: Offering Hope To A Fallen World

November 22, AD2016 0 Comments
Strong Catholic Institutions: Offering Hope To A Fallen World

Catholic colleges and universities offer unique and rewarding opportunities for today’s undergraduate students. They exist to enlighten, inspire and motivate. They also strive to nurture a desire within that seeks knowledge and purpose beyond the halls of academia. Many have witnessed memorable moments of spiritual enlightenment and fulfillment within such institutions. Sadly, however, others have […]

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Abortion: A Person Can Live Without It

October 19, AD2016 2 Comments
Abortion: A Person Can Live Without It

The most basic understanding, when it comes to civil rights, revolves around the necessary and equal treatment of individuals, regardless of sex, race, or religion. When do these rights begin and who has the right to decide who receives them? During a 2008 Democratic Compassion Forum at Messiah College, Mrs. Clinton was asked the following […]

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“I Used To Be Catholic”

July 14, AD2016 10 Comments
“I Used To Be Catholic”

If you speak with enough Catholics, you will eventually become familiar with the phrase, “I used to be Catholic.” Sometimes, it seems as if being Catholic is more a matter of ancestry than anything else. Just as some choose to celebrate certain traditions that pertain to one’s ethnicity, so too, they accept only certain teachings […]

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Planned Parenthood: The Price of Justice

August 17, AD2015 0 Comments
Planned Parenthood: The Price of Justice

  Recent videos, recorded by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), will continue to add to the mounting disapproval of Planned Parenthood’s (PP) methods of providing what they refer to as women’s healthcare. It appears the winds of change might begin to blow are blowing in a new direction now, and though this is cause […]

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The Blessings of New Beginnings

May 19, AD2015 0 Comments
The Blessings of New Beginnings

These past few weeks have been filled some wonderful examples of “firsts”. For starters, our family attended this year’s Easter Vigil, where we witnessed the newly initiated as they became full members in the Catholic Church. Soon following this was the first Communion of our daughter. She had been looking forward to this day for […]

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Contemplating The Mystery of Mercy

April 18, AD2015 2 Comments
Contemplating The Mystery of Mercy

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis recently released, Misericordiae Vultus, his Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. In this document, he lays out his plans for this upcoming celebration of our Lord’s incredible love and mercy towards His people.  In addition, he encourages us to begin preparing ourselves now for this event through […]

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What Does March Madness Have to Do With My Faith?

March 23, AD2015 5 Comments
What Does March Madness Have to Do With My Faith?

What is it about the NCAA College Basketball Tournament that we love so much?  Each year, college fans everywhere (from the casual watchers to the true die-hards) embark on a roller coaster ride of emotions. For two and-a-half weeks, they follow their teams’ competition, while encountering numerous, memorable moments.  We marvel at the talent, passion, […]

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Embracing the True Meaning of Lent

February 19, AD2015 2 Comments
Embracing the True Meaning of Lent

We know that Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Each year, I try to find creative ways to make Lent a memorable one. It is more than just giving up something you will simply return to at the end of 40 days. During this time, we are called to grow deeper in […]

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Theology: To Teach or Not To Teach

November 27, AD2014 10 Comments
Theology: To Teach or Not To Teach

Teaching Theology is a challenging job (perhaps the most challenging of all the disciplines). During my years, I have become familiar with many of the duties that teaching entails, such as creating lesson plans, moderating discussions, assigning papers/projects/presentations, and last, but not least, issuing grades. In addition, there are the interactions with students and parents […]

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The ‘School’ of Life!

October 30, AD2014 1 Comment
The ‘School’ of Life!

Schools serve a unique and necessary role within society. Their main purpose is to educate and inspire, yet they also serve as places for safety and community building. Schools are environments where students can expand upon their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities while receiving careful supervision that nurtures strong, healthy relationships, and leads to ongoing […]

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The Catholic Church Is All About Rules!

October 2, AD2014 20 Comments
The Catholic Church Is All About Rules!

How many times have you heard this statement before? The Catholic Church is mentioned in conversation and all anyone can say is, “The Church is about rules! Rules, rules, rules!” This comment is usually made by someone who feels they are perfectly capable of making decisions without the interference of religion. When I was teaching […]

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Witness: “Viva Cristo Rey!”

September 4, AD2014 3 Comments
Witness: “Viva Cristo Rey!”

In a time when organized religion and freedom of conscience seem to be dwindling on a daily basis, we as Catholics must make every effort to remain undeterred. We know that during times of great difficulty, the Church has always responded with great men and women, who rose to the occasion. Blessed Miguel Pro is […]

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