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What if There is No God?

Occasionally I’ll wake up in the morning thinking, “I’m not sure if I believe any of this! What if Christianity has it wrong?  What if Jesus was just a regular man?  What if the Bible is just a book of stories?  What if my prayers are nothing more than me talking to myself?”  Everyone has […]

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Chicago, the Holy Spirit, and “Albert”

It was a hot Chicago summer day four years ago. I was at Navy Pier deciding what to do. My friends had just left on a four hour Segway tour of the city on which I was unable to accompany them because of some physical limitations that I have. I had some time to kill, […]

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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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On Letting Ourselves Be Loved

“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.”  -Victor Hugo Have you ever suffered an injury and needed to be taken care of by someone else? Our culture, our self-determining, go-get-’em culture, instructs that it is a sign of weakness to […]

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