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An Open Letter To Young Catholics

Stephen Codekas Article, Reflection 1 Comment

There’s no reason for you to remain a faithful Catholic.  Ireland and the US recently legalized gay marriage, Planned Parenthood is on the march, Bruce Jenner steals the spotlight and your leaders stay silent.  Don’t stay in the dark ages of Rome, come into the light of Progression. That’s what the world wants of you.  Let me tell you what God …

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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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Gospel Reflection: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Scott Francis Miller Reflection Leave a Comment

The Gospel of Mark, 6:30-34 This Sunday’s gospel, from the book of Mark, is, in essence, a continuation of the gospel story from the previous Sunday.  Last week, Mark tells the story of Jesus officially commissioning his apostles, the “Twelve”, to go out, in pairs, and preach the Good News and carry on Christ’s mission.  This weekend, Mark has the …

March for Life

Planned Parenthood and Abortion

Jonathan Jergens Article, News, Sin, TOB Leave a Comment

If you have watched the news in the last 24 hours, you have probably seen the latest story about Planned Parenthood, a pro-choice, abortion provider who performs thousands of abortions a year. They are a non-profit organization and are funded in part by the federal government. If you haven’t seen the story, the Associated Press article is linked here. To …

Heroic Priesthood

Jonathan Jergens Holy Orders, Men, Sacraments, Video, Young Adult Leave a Comment

Discerning the priesthood is sometimes seen as something for only the holiest of people. Some people even think that the priesthood means “giving up” everything unique about a person. It’s as if the priesthood means losing your identity. As the video shows, the priesthood takes all kinds of people. Each priest is an individual, with their own strenghts and weaknesses. …

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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 …