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Stopping Slavery and Seeking Justice

‎”The trade in human persons constitutes a shocking offense against human dignity and grave violation of fundamental human rights.” – Blessed John Paul II One of the most grievous human rights abuses in the 21st century is human trafficking, or modern-day slavery. Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. It is second […]

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After Seeing This, How Can Anyone Doubt?

As I set out to write my newest article, I wanted to write about a saint. Among these inspiring people, how does one choose?  Well, I decided not to talk about one saint, but a bunch of saints.  There are a good number of saint who can belong to the group who would be called, […]


How to Enjoy the Mass

If I could get you to do three things to improve your spiritual life, they would be to 1) pray every day (for a set amount of time), 2) read the Gospels, and 3) enjoy the Mass.  The first two are straightforward enough, but the third can seem tricky. Matthew Kelly once joked that the […]

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Christmas means going home and going home means spending time with those who know you best. Those who know you best also have the talent of frustrating you the most. It’s a lot easier to be holy at college than when you go home. At least, that’s the way it is for me. When I […]


Saint Cecilia

Last week’s Thanksgiving Day was also the feast day of St. Cecilia. Saint Cecilia is inspiring to many Catholics for her love of God and her role in converting many people to Catholicism. She was given to a man named Valerian in marriage, but had already vowed her virginity to God. Cecilia told her husband […]

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