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Genevieve Perkins is a writer, Franciscan University of Steubenville alumna, youth minister's wife, and always willing to brag about her big brother and their adventures growing up in Midwest America. She loves her faith, family, the Eucharist, her husband's puns, philosophical literature, and history. Vivi d'Amore!

what not to wear to mass

The Importance of Dressing for the Occasion: What to Wear to Mass

Dave Snelly points out that people have become more casual when dressing for mass. Jeans and t-shirts replace what had…

Advent and Christmas

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Priest or Seminarian in Your Life!

We always expect to see the priest at Mass, especially during the holidays. We watch the deacon assist during sacraments…


25 Ways to Be a Great Long-Distance Godparent

So you’re a godparent? Congratulations! But, your beloved godchild lives miles away… how will you ever have a strong spiritual…


5 Ways to Low-Key Evangelize Any Crowd

To evangelize you don’t always need to follow in the footsteps of the St. Francis or St. Irenaeus, who purposefully…

homeless how to help the poor

How Do You Respond To the Homeless?

Have you ever given a homeless man money and wondered what he did with it? Have you ever stopped yourself…


“But I’m Too Shy To Evangelize…” THINK AGAIN! Jesus Still Calls You to Bring Souls to His Church

If I were a dwarf in Snow White, I’d be Bashful—not knowing what to say or when to speak and…

Books of the Bible
History of the Church

Disputed Books of the Bible? A Quick Guide to a Big Topic (With Resources)!

Catholics have 73 books of the Bible; Protestants have 66. Christians are sometimes wholly unaware that this difference exists, completely…

Catholic Faith

More Than Just a Title: 7 Tips on How To Be a Godparent

When we are baptized, a special pair of adults are chosen in addition to our parents to be our spiritual guides….

God & Mystery of Evil

Are You Prepared to Face Persecution? A Thought Experiment (Especially for Catechists!)

Did you ever wish that the The Sound of Music was real? The heroes /heroines, the nuns saving lives, the…

Faith & Life

5 Blesseds Every Catholic (Especially Young People) Should Get To Know

How often have you met a young adult and thought “Wow, they are so holy”… or looked to them as…

do's and don'ts of serving the homeless

The Do’s And Don’ts When It Comes to Helping the Poor

We’re already halfway through the Year of Mercy, a time when the Church (that’s us!) is invited to discover God’s…


3 Things Christians Should Know About the Crusades

“But the Crusades… Christians in the Crusades did such-and-such… Terrorists? Well, if the Crusades hadn’t happened… The Catholic Church is…