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Musical Theology: Honey I’m Good

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Time for another musical theology article! My last article was Maroon 5, and I have been using music videos and songs to teach in Faith Formation. The students like them a lot, but it actually gives them time to understand the lyrics and what they are actually singing along to. So I decided to make it a “thing” in class! …

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Maroon Five and…Christ?

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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 …

Not Alone

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The debate on gay marriage has not been kind to Catholics. Many times, it ends with accusations of hatred or bigotry. What the other side doesn’t seem to realize though, is that we are people too, and words hurt. It will be increasingly difficult to live fully the truth of our Faith in the future, but remember that you are …

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

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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 …