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Dress Up for Mass!

Society is growing more and more casual. I have seen people shopping for groceries in their pajama pants and fuzzy slippers. I’ve been to world-class classical concerts where people are dressed in Hawaiian shirts and jeans.  In fact, it’s hard to think of anything people will dress up for anymore. Even weddings and funerals are getting more…


Your Teens Could Have Been the Apostles

When you think of the apostles, do you picture old, gray-haired men? People very different from your teens? It’s time to change that opinion. The Apostles as Teens Consider this: the apostles, except for Peter, all very well may have been in their teens. Recall the incident of the temple tax (Matthew 17:24-27). Men, aged…


Pope Francis: Be courageous, go to confession

Vatican City, Feb 19, 2014 / 04:57 am (CNA).- During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter’s Square to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. “Everyone say to himself: ‘When was the last time I went to confession?’ And if it has been a long time, don’t lose another day! Go, the priest…


God’s Ocean of Mercy

Chris Stefanick has a timely reminder that no matter how big our sins are, the ocean of God’s mercy is infinitely bigger. This Lent, how can you remember and seek out God’s mercy?


Fickle Fasting or Fruitful Fasting?

How is your loyalty to, interest in, or affection for fasting  coming along? When I was a kid in grade school, I gave up desserts during Lent because… well because you’re supposed to give something up for Lent, right?  As I grew and my understanding didn’t, my Lenten penance was definitely fickle—not much loyalty, interest…