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Stagnation

Summer can be a time of nonstop adventures – family vacations, working a summer job, or helping out with bible school at your church or a making mission trip. For others, summertime can be complete boredom or anxious anticipation. You might find yourself with nothing to do but simply wait for...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The stronger the community, the stronger the faith

The stronger the community, the stronger the faith Since Mission Evansville and the Source Summit follow-up, I have thought a lot about the community of the Church. After these diocesan events, I developed more of an awareness that the wonderful people I met truly motivated me to improve myself, and the support we continue to offer each other is in...
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Seeing the Lord in nearly everything

A great blessing of my husband is that I can bounce column ideas off him, and he gives me good feedback. However, sometimes that means that he encourages me to change or better process my topic. That happened this month, and I found myself somewhat reluctantly but humbly in search of a new topic. A...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Choose joy, not cynicism

Choose joy, not cynicism Cynicism sucks the joy out of every moment in life. It seems an unwritten rule that to be respectable or intelligent, one must first possess the imperious glance of a skeptic. People bond over their complaints and derision for minor inconveniences; and most heartbreakingly, they refuse even to see...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018

What are you waiting for?

I’m currently in a period of transition. It’s the summer before I start law school, and most of my friends and loved ones now live or will soon live in different cities. This time is wrought with a sometimes-chaotic blend of excitement, faith, uncertainty and a hearty dose of anxiety.&#...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Too Much

Too Much Too much.             My friends often kindly accuse me of being too enthusiastic about ballroom dancing and the sky. Another friend once told me long drives are good for “singing too loud and thinking too deep,” and I began to cont...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Love is strong

Love is strong As a culture, we sometimes consider abstract notions worthless. Though we value love, as seen in all of literature and art, we do not grasp the fullness of its power in our lives. Love is the material of existence, the essence of things concrete. Love is strong. In reading Song of Songs, I found ve...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

'The world' we vilify doesn't exist

'The world' we vilify doesn't exist Who is “the world” we so like to vilify? In a particularly involved student debate in my Catholic Morality class, some of my classmates kept referencing “society” as if it were an individual force acting on others. Eventually, I interrupted and asked, “What is society?...
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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Much has changed

Much has changed. I’m sure every new Mom can relate after coming home with her newborn. There have been many physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual changes and adjustments in the past month for me. An important category of change that I’ve been reflecting on is identity: how I...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Beauty of Catholicism

The Beauty of Catholicism I recently realized that many people do not see the beauty of the Catholic faith. The social stigmas concerning Catholicism blind people, asserting that faith and reason cannot coexist, or that the basis of faith is weak or flawed. Catholicism seems inflexible, dull or dry in its tradition. Some fr...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018