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College Converts: 3 Students’ Paths to the Catholic Church
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College Converts: 3 Students’ Paths to the Catholic Church

From National Catholic Register by Meghan Schultz Taking classes, working part time, building a social life, and encountering the truth of the Catholic faith: That’s how these students are spending their college careers. Each in their own way, they’ve met the Person of Jesus and made the decision to pursue him as a member of the Catholic Church. Christ Chapel is where Aidan Cyrus (shown top left) went to Mass and had a life-changing encounter with the Eucharist. Andrew Dannemiller (shown bottom left) embraced the faith through St. Paul’s Outreach, Scripture and daily Mass. (photo: courtesy of subjects; Hillsdale chapel, Rosemary Surdyke) From Lukewarmness Aidan Cyrus ran a half-mile in the rain to get to the second Mass he had ever been to in his life. It was in the brand-new ...
Most Christian parents worried about kids’ spiritual health: poll
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Most Christian parents worried about kids’ spiritual health: poll

From The Christian Post by Ryan Foley An overwhelming majority of American parents are concerned about their children’s spiritual well-being, with concerns highest among practicing Christians, according to a poll released by Barna. On Wednesday, Barna released the results of a survey that asked 513 parents of children younger than 18 about their level of concern regarding their children’s spiritual development and their children’s relationships with their peers. Getty Images Conducted April 23 through May 5, 2021, the survey asked parents “how concerned are you about your child/children’s spiritual development?” A majority of respondents (73%) indicated that they were either “somewhat” or “very” concerned with their children's spiritual development. Conversely, on...
How To Live The Spiritual Life: Like A Sailboat Or A Motorboat
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How To Live The Spiritual Life: Like A Sailboat Or A Motorboat

From The Wanderer by Msgr. Charles Pope + + When I was about 10 years old I took some sailing lessons and then did so again when I was in my early 30s. Sailing involves a kind of romancing of the wind, wherein one observes it and then adapts to it, wooing it, learning its moves, its vicissitudes, its often subtle and changing signs. Sailboat off Ellos Scerige Oh, for the great times when the wind was with us! Catching the wind, the boat would speed along making a slick sound in the water. Oh, too, for those daring and thrilling times when the spinnaker was put out. The boat would almost strain as the proud winds filled her arcing sail. There were also difficult days, too, days when the winds were contrary and there was the hard work of tacking, beating, and jibing. Sailing ...
Got anxiety? 3 Tips from Jesus in Gethsemane to Use Prayer For Anxiety.
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Got anxiety? 3 Tips from Jesus in Gethsemane to Use Prayer For Anxiety.

From Aletia by Sarah Johnson Blessed Fulton Sheen, the beloved priest and popular 1950s TV personality, once expounded on what Jesus faced in the Garden of Gethsemane; how we see Our Lord’s two distinct natures (human and Divine) expressed that dark night in profound ways: One can dimly guess the psychological horror of the progressive stages of fear, anxiety, and sorrow which prostrated [Jesus] before even a single blow had been struck. It has been said that soldiers fear death much more before the zero hour of attack than in the heat of battle…Blessed Fulton SheenTweet Now if you’ve ever struggled with the emotions listed above — fear, anxiety, and sorrow — you’re probably familiar with the hurtful comments often made by well-intentioned friends. “Have faith,” has alway...