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The Case for Purgatory

Non-Catholic Christians are often skeptical about certain teachings of the Catholic Church.  One teaching commonly under scrutiny is Purgatory.  Non-Catholic Christians argue that since Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice of death on the cross and conquered our eternal death, making it possible for us to join God in eternal life, therefore Purgatory is unnecessary.  Jesus […]

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Are You Really Catholic?

Engaging in conversation about faith and morals with non-Catholics can be difficult or intimidating at times; but I sometimes find it to be easier than speaking about these matters with other Catholics.  One of the most frustrating things for me as a Catholic is when I am discussing faith with people who identify as practicing Catholics yet […]

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You Are Beautiful

Our American society today is obsessed with physical beauty.  It pressures people to be thinner, fitter, younger, sexier. The plethora of products, treatments, surgeries, pills, crash diets, makeup, and programs designed to change our appearance to fit the impossible standards of “perfection” is vast and ubiquitous.  Everywhere you look, be it TV, magazines, the internet, […]

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The Spirituality of…Surfing? Finding God in the Waves

“You call me out upon the waters, the great unknown where feet may fail.  And there I find You in the mystery.  In oceans deep, my faith will stand.” There are many times and places in our lives where one is able to encounter Christ.  The most obvious are places where Christ and spirituality are […]

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Mary Lost Her Son

Today, Good Friday, is the most solemn day of the year in the Christian household. At 3:00 in the afternoon, Jesus died for our sins. For me, I always knew that Jesus was the Savior and that he had to die for my sins and I knew how he died.  But as I got older […]

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