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Articles in 'Youth'
By The Prayerful Pilgrim
Life is a gift and it is a journey. There are those you journey with, some for a long period and some short, but each of us is called to a specific vocation which is ours alone. My journey thus far has been full of hills and valleys; moments of clarity and moments of confusion. During one particular deep valley, I realized the truth that God wrote on my heart at the moment of my conception.
Power in Weakness
By David Torkington
There’s always some wiseacre on the interview panel who suddenly says, “And what do you think your biggest weaknesses are, Mr Torkington?”
Mandatory Sex Education: A Scourge to Our Youth
By Rolando delos Reyes II
We hear it in the news – cases of child sexual abuse in the Philippines – rape, incest, pornography, prostitution. Added to these is the number of teenage pregnancies that happens in a year. Our government, through the Department of Education proposes a solution: mandatory sex education.
Care for Creation Series: Retiring in God's Abundance
By Jeff Sokol
When is the best time to plant a tree? I get this question often, and I always have the same answer, “20 years ago”.
Please Call Sin a Sin
By Dan Goddu
In between my attempts to earn an undergraduate degree, I worked full-time for a New England supermarket chain. There was a manager there whom I admired for his hard-work and, more importantly, his hard-hitting truth-telling.
5 Good Minutes with God: How does God share his grace?
By Steven Pulskamp
A small amount of yeast mixed into a lump of dough allows it to become a wonderfully sweet-smelling loaf of homemade bread. That seems a good analogy of how God often works. In order for God’s grace to have an effect we must actively accept it into our life - just as one would knead yeast into flour; we must need God in our life.
Catholic Millennials: Resolve to Experience the Power of YES in 2017
By John C. Connell
Want to become excited about the next generation of Church laity? Want a shot of optimism about how the corporate world will operate in the future? Are you a Millennial and want to get involved with one of the most exciting endeavors of the New Evangelization?
Ideas for New Year's Resolutions
By De Maria
How about, studying the Catechism? It's free, simple and effective. You get one email a day (MON-FRI) and cover the entire catechism in a year!
5 ways to get out of the Sign of Peace
By Albert Gedney
I’m not really going to preface this article except for the fact that a few friends and I were visiting a parish, singing at Christmas Mass, and the sign of peace was very long; so long in fact that it seemed that everyone had to shake hands with everybody in order for Mass to continue.
Christmas--Is it Really a Time for Miracles?--I Believe It Is. *
By Larry Peterson
During Christmas season I believe God’s loving hand sweeps down and touches many of us with a little extra something when we might need it most. Haven’t you ever, after having something unexpected and wonderful happen, blurted out, “I can’t believe it, it’s a miracle!”
Mother Mathilda Beasley; "The "Idol of the Poor"
By Larry Peterson
Oftentimes there is scant and/or inaccurate documentation with birth records, especially for people born into slavery. That holds true for Mathilda Beasley.
3 reasons why the Catholic Faith is True
By Albert Gedney
Have you ever had minor doubts about your faith? If I am being honest, there have been times when I thought to myself, “How do I know that Catholicism is the true religion?
How to Actually Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas
By Melanie R. Cameron
Ok, Now... The Real Deal. How do we celebrate each day of the Christmas liturgical season? Here are some great ideas for each day of Christmas...
ADVENTure Retreat: Keeping focused
By J.B. Kelly
In 2015, St. Joseph the Worker parish in Ozark, MO hosted its first ADVENTure Retreat, an event similar to a summertime ‘vacation Bible school’ but held in December.
My God, My Lord, My Savior
By Crysaly Aviles
Christmas is about the Messiah who came to live among us. The Messiah was prophesized in the Old Testament and came to pass in the story of Christmas.
The Faithful Are NOT To Use the Orans Posture During the Our Father
By Jason Izolt
Eight Things to Love About the Catholic Church -- Part III: Why We Love Mary
By Cynthia Trainque
A Closer Look at Our Lady of Medjugorje's Message January 2, 2017
By Kathy Lamb
I Must Stay Home from Mass
By Helen Losse
The Church is the Final Age, but...
By Scott Pauline