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March 10, 2019

 Photo by Katie Moretta

Calvary flattens me.

When I look upon the cross, all the crutches of my own self-reliance start to splinter. I feel my own incapacity to return God’s love so acutely that the only relief is to look away. But I can’t look away.

In the fall, the Sist...

“Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been...

February 9, 2018

Lent is a season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving in which we emulate the 40 days that Christ spent in the desert in preparation for his passion, death, and resurrection. Once, I used this season to diet, under the guise of penitential fasting. Never again! Instead,...

February 3, 2018

 Photo Credits to Katie Moretta 

“Hmm, I really should have gone to bed earlier last night, I’m exhausted! I wonder what kind of donuts they’ll have after Mass. I hope it’s chocolate dip. Wow… that kid is really cute.”

These are some of my thoughts from last Sunday’s hom...

January 4, 2018

As someone who has been in the depths of self-hatred and has crawled out the other side I can now come across as somewhat of a self-love billboard. At my best, I will listen to your woes and offer a comforting cup of tea or shoulder to lean on or place to stay. At my w...

November 19, 2017

One of my favorite family traditions of the Holiday Season is attending the Thanksgiving Mass at my local parish. To be honest, the only highlight of that mass used to be the performance put on by 1st Grade CCD students singing songs of Thanksgiving to our Lord. Howeve...

November 11, 2017

 Photo via Enjuley Evers

The more I explore my Catholic faith and grow deeper in my relationship with Christ, and the more I access the sacraments and spend time in prayer, the more I realize just how sinful I am.

I don't think it's that I'm becoming more sinful, just th...

October 14, 2017

 Photo Credits to Enjuley Evers 

I grew up “Catholic.” Catholic is in quotes because I’m not sure that the Church would agree that what I was doing (or, more accurately, what I was not doing) was Catholic at all. I received the sacraments and went to mass only because I...

September 17, 2017

 Photocredits to Enjuley Evers

As a kid, Sundays seemed kind of boring.

Sunday meant mass in the morning, which I never protested, but found dull. Though still the weekend, the evening held none of the delights that Friday and Saturday nights held, those of a later bedti...

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The Catholic Millennial

"Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity." 

-1 Timothy 4:12

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