Insomnia is a gift sometimes. Last night, thanks to my bout of insomnia I caught a middle of the night talk show discussion on EWTN abut a 12 step program. I was so excited to learn that the Catholic church had an organized approach to helping the hurting, the lost, and the habit consumed …
In the not so distant past, I actually yearned for silence. Maybe Peace is the better word, but I thought it was silence I wanted. I am finding out that it is not at all what I thought it would be and I find only bits of real peace in the silence of my …
very well done. Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee…..
Author: Julia Nguyen – 12th grade apologetics student
One day during my freshman year, I was waiting at my piano instructor’s house for my younger brother who was finishing up his lesson when I encountered a woman who was also waiting for my brother to finish up because her son was next. I soon learned that she worked with my father, so I asked her if she attends the Vietnamese mass at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
“No, I don’t,” she replied. She explained that she goes to a different church because she is Lutheran, not Catholic.
I wasn’t aware of the many differences between these two kinds of Christianity, so I asked, “How are our beliefs different? Do Lutherans believe in Mary?”
“We believe in Mary, but we just don’t worship her like you Catholics do.” she answered.
The conversation ended as my brother finished his lesson. As we walked…
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wise young man. I only pray more would think this way and realize the importance
Author: Don Hanna – 12th grade apologetics student
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and take a look around once in a while, you may miss it.” –Ferris Bueller.
The only problem with looking around from a teenage perspective in this decade is that it is littered with things that teens may be better off missing. More and more frequently sexual intercourse is being thrown at teenagers as something that is “of the norm”, and I fear it is becoming that. Sex is a gift to be reserved for marriage, but to fully understand why this is important it is crucial to understand two main things: love and human dignity.
First, we should attempt to answer the question that has been asked by the band Haddaway for two decades: what is love? Love comes in many forms; this is undeniably true. One hopes that no one loves his…
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