To my fellow brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attractions . . .
Reading Time: 2 minutes For the longest time, I too felt as though I didn’t belong in the pews at Sunday mass. I too felt “too dirty” to sit in the Father’s throne room. How could our Creator, in all His perfection and goodness, ever desire a relationship with me, a broken and wretched sinner whose sexual attractions seemed […]
St. Joseph and Heroism
Reading Time: 4 minutes By Jonathan Cain, Franciscan University Men desire to be heroes. This is something each of us want – to be depended upon, to save the day, to have a unique and important role. Men who do not see that they have a role, or at least do not see that they are preparing for one, […]
The Story of a Scrupe: Confronting Scrupulosity
Reading Time: 13 minutes By Paul B. An Introduction to What Scrupulosity and Mortal Sin Are In ancient Rome, as part of their state religion, the Romans would offer lengthy sacrificial events, often lasting around three hours! If the people messed up even one small part of the ritual, they started the entire ceremony over again. An imperfect ceremony […]
The Trinity: Water, Ice, and Gas
Reading Time: 2 minutes The following was a college essay written by Joseph Giessuebel. It has been edited and approved by GraceAnne Sullivan. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Joseph Giessuebel, Catholic University of America In De Trinitate, Augustine […]
Reflections from the Motherhouse Gardens: The Father’s Love
Reading Time: 4 minutes By Nicholas Praetzel As the title suggests I work as a groundskeeper for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Those of you who garden know how serene working in God’s creation can be, and those of you who have heard nuns sing know how soothing of an experience it can be. As such, I […]
The Constant Calling
Reading Time: 5 minutes By Haley Buser, Mount St. Mary’s What does it mean to receive a call that is never ending? Why would someone want to pursue our hearts amid brokenness? What is holding us back from responding to this call? God is gently saying, “My son…” “My daughter…” “I am right in front of you, and yet […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Indulgences in the Year of Mercy explained.