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Writing about faith, life, church, society and everything in between in an unapologetic Catholic perspective with Christ at the centre.
The Pope We Have Always Wanted

The Pope We Have Always Wanted

Written By: Kennedy Hall I hesitate to write on the fall out of the recent scandal with any detail, many competent Catholic journalists have already done so.  My goal here is not to go off on a tangent about Pope Francis, or to offer an apologia for the Church. ...

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Are You A Human Being Or A Human Doing?

Are You A Human Being Or A Human Doing?

Written By: Sandra Walfisz It’s funny to see the places God will bring you to in order to tell you or show you something. For me…it was 8 hours up north, on a canoe, in the middle of a huge lake. This past weekend I went on a camping trip with a group for a few days....

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Abortion, Slavery, and Racism

Abortion, Slavery, and Racism

Written By: Kennedy Hall Since the election of Donald Trump, race and things associated with race have been at the forefront of the news.  My goal here is not to make a case for Donald Trump or to make a definitive argument about issues pertaining to race, but I hope...

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Did the Virgin Mary Die?

Did the Virgin Mary Die?

Written By: Gregory Watson “For which reason, after we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the light of the Spirit of Truth, for the glory of Almighty God who has lavished his special affection upon the Virgin Mary, for...

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Why Do We Run Away From Silence?

Why Do We Run Away From Silence?

Written By: Sandra Walfisz “Unless souls are saved, nothing is saved; there can be no world peace unless there is soul peace. World wars are only projections of the conflicts waged inside the souls of modern men and women, for nothing happens in the external world...

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A Poem To Our Lady

A Poem To Our Lady

Written By: Catherine Spada Litanies of despair, novenas of rage Broken vows publicly made, crack open. Bare floor, bare wood, prostrated pride. The Cross weighted on shoulders guilty of crucifying, of denying. Nails pierce open hidden places She emerges from beneath...

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There Is No Such Thing As An Evil Person

There Is No Such Thing As An Evil Person

Written By: Sandra Walfisz It’s hard not to see all the evil in the world when we look around, and especially throughout history. World wars, genocides, terrorist attacks, the list goes on. When we think about the key players in these catastrophic events, it’s hard...

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You Play To Win The Game

You Play To Win The Game

Written By: Kennedy Hall Anyone who is even a casual sports fan and over the age of 25, will remember an iconic press conference with former NFL coach Herm Edwards.  Edwards, who is a devout Catholic, was very fired up during a post-game interview when a reporter...

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Start With Why

Start With Why

Written By: Michael Smolders I’m currently reading a great business book by Simon Sinek called Start With Why.  Simon theorizes that when companies have a deeper understanding of “why they do what they do”, their corporate culture and brand is more authentic and will...

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God’s Bullies In A Chaotic World

God’s Bullies In A Chaotic World

Written By: Patrick Sullivan Some things were never meant to be forgotten, like our names or our oaths, but some things (though they have fallen out of memory) cannot seem to stay that way. Such can be said, for example, about that ancient and erroneous opinion...

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