Service: Being a Witness of Christ

I work at a local restaurant in my small town in Missouri. I just recently took off a week of work to go on a service trip with a youth group…

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Living on a Prayer: The Value of Prayer in a Pro-Life Lifestyle

When one thinks of being pro-life, you usually thinks of activities: participating in the March for Life, protesting outside abortion clinics, etc. For some, these important actions are not possible…

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Being a Pro-Life Feminist

Because of your race, religion, political affiliation, gender and background, people will develop snap judgments about you. It is often unfortunate, but inevitable in current society. Such assumptions about your…

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Pro-Life Heroes: Saint Gianna Molla

“Whatever God wants.” -Saint Gianna Molla If you haven’t heard Gianna’s story yet, she’s definitely worth learning about. Saint Gianna Molla is one of the greatest modern-day saints we have,…

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Matters for Teens

Physician-assisted suicide is attacking human dignity.  In a culture that says our value is based upon what we have and what we do, it is important to take a stand…

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What Van Gogh Can Teach Us About Human Life

A while back, I was visiting the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, Starry Night, resides. After scouring three stories of the building,…

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Out of Darkness, Light

One of the most beautiful sights during Holy Week is at the Easter Vigil Mass. After the Easter fire is blessed, the Paschal candle is lit and brought into the…

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Serving Others in Lent: The Power of Showing Up

I get to experience this Lent through the eyes of a new convert to the faith. Two of my friends, Riley and Nathan, are getting baptized at the Easter Vigil.…

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World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. It’s a day to promote awareness of the needs, challenges and successes of those with Down Syndrome. It is becoming sadly apparent that the greatest…

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A New Rise of an Old Evil: Why You Should Care about the Recent Surge of Anti-Semitism

Over the last few months there has been a rash of harassment and other incidents across the US that are rooted in anti-Semitism. Since January more than 100 Jewish schools…

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