Category Archives: Countercultural

Christian versus secular values

I was a pagan, hedonistic, man-hating feminist. But now I’m Catholic. This Is my story

by Catherine Quinn How I found happiness in the place I least expected Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to God, or the Catholic Church. I knew that my grandparents were Catholic, but no one talked about this, and I didn’t … Continue reading

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God’s Gift of Your Body

 Featured on CatholicMom.com Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? (1 Cor 6: 19) The Temple was the holiest of … Continue reading

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Who owns your body?

For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body. (1 Cor 6:20) Our permissive culture subtly deceives us is into believing that our bodies are our own. It gives us permission to use them to … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Are we firelights for Christ?

1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-130; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 In the first reading young King Solomon, Kind David’s son, begged God for wisdom and understanding to care for the people of Israel. We could ask God … Continue reading

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You are being watched!

Featured on CatholicMom.com In your neighborhood, at work, school and on the soccer field; at the movies, at the mall and at church, curious eyes are on you. You are being watched. Why you? Because everyone around you craves something … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-23-17

  Butterfly Bumps Your true north   Friars Corner: The joy of being fed by Jesus

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Me? An evangelist?

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Did you know that when you were baptized, you were anointed to be an evangelist? Yes, you, I and every Christian are meant to bring others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. How do we do … Continue reading

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The promise of Lent and grace of Eastertide

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 1:6) As the end of Lent nears, we see how far we have come. And we see … Continue reading

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