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Are you looking for ways to apply your Faith to your daily life and become a saint? We publish practical Catholic reflections on ordinary life every week.

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Charity and Clarity: Rethinking Our Individual Response to Abortion

Charity and Clarity: Rethinking Our Individual Response to Abortion

Abortion is one of the most heated topics of discussion in our country. Anytime abortion comes to the fore in current events, it generates a communications firestorm. As Catholics, we have a responsibility to set the example in how we talk about abortion as well as when and where we talk about it.

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Delving into the saints, sacraments, and various teachings, devotions, and traditions that make up the fabric of life in the Catholic Church.

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Drawing close to others through Christ and helping them on the road to Heaven.

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Bringing our Faith into the secular world and letting it shape and inform us regarding college life, entertainment, mental health, and other areas of struggle.

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Short reflections reminiscent of those “Ah ha!” moments we all have when something clicks with us.

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Choosing to Enjoy Life Amidst Anxieties and Troubles

Choosing to Enjoy Life Amidst Anxieties and Troubles

“Do you know,” said Anne confidentially, “I’ve made up my mind to enjoy this drive.  It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

In this scene, eleven-year-old Anne is facing the prospect of being sent back to an orphan asylum because…

Choosing to Enjoy Life Amidst Anxieties and Troubles

“Do you know,” said Anne confidentially, “I’ve made up my mind to enjoy this drive.  It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

In this scene, eleven-year-old Anne is facing the prospect of being sent back to an orphan asylum because…

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