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The Hardest Part of Being a Seminarian

When I was on my CRS trip we had Mass with the Apostolic Nuncio of Lebanon Gabriele Giordano Caccia and he put his finger on something that I had been thinking a lot about this past year when he explained the relationship between knowledge and belief. It seems to me most people don’t really know […]

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6 Things I learned from Syrian Refugees

I had the privilege of going on a week-long trip to Lebanon and Jordan with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) at the beginning of June. The point of the trip was for seminarians and priests to better understand what CRS is and the work they do so that in the future parishioners would better understand CRS. […]

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What Makes A Perfect Wedding

“I want the wedding to be so beautiful that it converts everybody.” That was my sister’s wish for her wedding that happened last week. I had been to a wedding before, but that was a while ago, and I was too young to realize how moving a marriage is. When my sister came down the […]

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Angry Atheists and Closed-minded Christians

“Debates” about God’s existence between famous atheists and theists must take up half of all videos on YouTube. There’s hundreds of videos, each with millions of views, and I think that there’s two common threads in most of them: 1. the atmosphere of the “debates” is intense – there’s a lot of anger and hurt […]

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What HBO Knows That Pro-Lifers Don’t

Growing up Catholic, being Pro-Life was just natural. In church, we were told that life begins at conception, and that it’s not OK to “abort” (which is really just a euphemism for “kill”) a baby. On top of it being breathed into me by Catholicism, I never came across a good logical reason to refute […]

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The only way out of “Big Little Lies”

Big Little Lies is a new HBO series detailing the drama of a community of grade school moms in Monterey which is the epitome of a paradise. Everyone’s rich, powerful, beautiful, and have way too much time on their hands. It’s the lives that HBO seems to think that everyone wants. Everyone wants an ocean […]