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Authentic Witnesses to the Faith

Dear Friends in Christ, A Pre-Synodal Meeting of Young People recently took place in Rome inviting more than 300 youth from around the world to participate, and an additional 15,000 took part online through Facebook groups on the topic of “Young People, the Faith and...

Stay Close to God

Dear Friend in Christ, What is that one bit of advice you would like to share with the next generation more than anything … a message that would 1) help guide a young person throughout their life, 2) serve as a safety net in a world of unknowns, and 3)...

When He Catches Your Gaze

This gospel passage I read recently hit me, y’all. Which I guess is a good sign, all things considered. Scripture should affect me. If I’m being honest though, I have three possible reactions when I read the Gospels. One: feel uber loved, cherished, and at peace. Two:...

The Eternal Backpacker

I called it the Turtle Shell. A monstrosity of a backpack. It was huge. Like the freshmen in high school who managed to fit their entire locker in their backpack. This was bigger. If I turned around too quickly I could knock someone over. And let's just say I wasn't...

Come and See

An excerpt from the gospel reading for the second Sunday of Ordinary Time- John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, "Behold, the Lamb of God." The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw...

PROCLAIM your LOVE for JESUS

With your help, we’re reaching Catholic youth, along with their families, across the United States with an important message – that Jesus loves them! Join us in spreading the Gospel message to more people and share this message with all you know and love today! Here’s...

Blind Faith in the Face of a Murderer

Alright, confession moment: I love words of affirmation. Like, a lot. If you want to love me well, all you’ve gotta do is list off all the good things you recognize in me and I’ll be one happy camper. Sometimes, though, I crave praise too much, to the point where if I...

You Know His Name

“Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you, and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 164) I invite you to sit with that message a little while. Read it again. This message is what...

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