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Think Big, Act Small: How You Can Change the World

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – St. Augustine of Hippo The world…


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…