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God Does Not Tire

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Confession, Pope Francis, Sin, Vatican 1 Comment

Recently, Pope Francis made remarks that, “Priests can now forgive women who have had abortions” which readers from numerous news sites and media outlets have taken to mean that abortion, once an unforgivable sin, can now be forgiven by the clergy. Don’t believe me?  Here are some examples: from Buzzfeed, “Pope Francis Allows Priests to Forgive Women Who Have Had …

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Reflection Leave a Comment

This past Sunday’s Gospel reading continues with John’s discourse on the Eucharist, and paints a vivid scene for us of what transpired between Jesus and His followers.  We see Jesus standing before us, ready to give us Himself, God made flesh, and we turn away, confused.  Jesus, almost with outstretched hands, years nothing more than an intimate communion with us, …

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Evil, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing.

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Sin, Theology, Young Adult 1 Comment

The greatest argument atheists have against God is the existence evil in this world. Suffering. Pain.They can throw all the philosophical arguments they want, but pain is the great human connector. But will it connect us to the Divine, or to nihilism? Do not mistake me. This humble article here before you will not seek to completely solve it away. I …

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Is God Calling?

Scott Francis Miller Article, Catechist, Holy Orders, Men, Sacraments, Young Adult, Youth Ministry Leave a Comment

Have you ever considered life as a priest, nun, or member of a religious community? Do you have what it takes to commit to that life? Is God calling you? These are not easy questions to answer. As someone who has been trying to answer these questions for 25 plus years, I can honestly say that they are not and …

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Maroon Five and…Christ?

Jonathan Jergens Article, Catechist, Music, Young Adult, Youth Ministry Leave a Comment

Christopher West, a prominent “Theology of the Body” theologian, is known for saying that contemporary culture speaks often of Jesus, even when they don’t know it. Culture speaks of universal longings that come out through movies, literature, and music – especially music. Regardless of what religion a composer is, or their willingness to adhere to it, humans all long for …

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Catholic 2.0 Additions

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We have added a lot of content in the last few days. In addition to our posts, we have added forums, as well as the ability to sign up. Click register on the top menu bar to set up an account. This will allow you to post to the forum, as well as message other users on the site. Students …

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Sponsorship – The Other Side of the Coin

Jonathan Jergens Article, Catechist, Confirmation, Sacraments, Testimonial Leave a Comment

Hopefully in the near future there will be a ton of posts about why people chose our faith. Whether they were Confirmed last year, or converted to Catholicism, those stories are truly “our stories.” Each of us has one, and they are all special. What I want to share with you however, is the other side of the coin; that of …

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The Power of Forgiveness: The Feast of St. Maria Goretti

Jonathan Jergens Article, Catechist, Saint, Young Adult, Youth Ministry Leave a Comment

The 7th of July is the Feast Day of St. Maria Goretti. Few people know about her, she is just another name of a feast day in our Church. We have feast days all the time, for many saints. All of them are special in their own way, but all to often we overlook them. Most of the time, we …