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. …

Jesus Knocking

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 …