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Born in Texas, I fell in love with evangelization when I was 18. A former NET member and a Franciscan University of Steubenville Alumnus, I am now living in Rome and studying for the priesthood.

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Music and Art

Is It Ok for Catholics to Get a Tattoo? 5 Things to Consider

In today’s video, Fr. Mike Schmitz gives us some things to consider before getting a tattoo. If we do choose…

Marriage monogamy
Controversial Subjects

Is Monogamy Outdated and Overrated? This Viral Wedding Photo Responds

There is a widespread presumption today that the Catholic Church’s vision of marriage is antiquated and in need of an…

Love and Friendship

How Far is Too Far? Straight Answers to Teens’ Toughest Questions on Dating and Sex

In this high school assembly, Jason Evert and Crystalina Padilla (not yet married at the time) offer straight answers to…

Desire for Infinity

Don’t Like What God or Church Teaching is Asking? This May Help.

From the moment that we were called into existence, we received a call to cross the desert of life. And…

Apostolate

Why Did Jesus Need to Wash Peter’s Feet? An Urgent Question for Any Christian Living in the World

Jesus comes to Peter to wash his feet. Peter says to him, “Lord, do you want to wash my feet?”…

Holy Thursday
Lent

What 4 Events Do We Remember on Holy Thursday? Let This Icon Explain

On Holy Thursday, we are invited to remember and celebrate four events: the Last Supper, the Washing of the Apostle’s Feet…

Advent and Christmas

Delightful Muppet Parodies of the Christmas Story! The Path to Heaven and the Bethlehemian Rhapsody

Whether it be to bring a little joy to do your day or lighten up your talk about the Advent…

Evangelization

“Silence” Director Martin Scorsese Moved by the Vatican’s Response to His Film

Set in 17th century Japan, the film “Silence” revolves around the lives and struggles of Portuguese Jesuit missionaries. It is…

Advent and Christmas

Online Conference: Chris Stefanick Presents How to Share the Gospel and his New Book “Joy to the World”

We are entering the hustle and bustle of the Advent season, preparing our hearts to celebrate the birth of our…

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Love and Friendship

What Charlie Chaplin’s Tear-Inducing Ending Taught Me about Prayer and Christianity

Roger Ebert once said that if only one of Charlie Chaplin’s films could be preserved, “City Lights” (1931) must be…

4 Proposals for Divorced and Remarried Catholics and Receiving Communion

The synod of the family held a few years ago was a great opportunity for the Church to listen and…

Family

The Importance of Making a Spiritual Communion and How You Can Do It Anytime, Anywhere

Spiritual communion is a great way to cultivate our love for Christ in the Eucharist for those times when we…