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For All Time and Eternity

There is one phrase from the Latter Day Saints that I have kept with me all these years since I was Mormon. Even though this phrase and the manner in which the LDS use it are theologically troubling, I do like the sentiment. When the LDS get married it is a very big deal. This […]

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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, […]

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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 […]