Category Archives: Countercultural

Christian versus secular values

Atheists and the Holy Spirit of Christmas

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com Most Christians are really atheists who feel trapped in their family’s religion. They need not be Christian to enjoy the holiday season. This cynical explanation is how David Silverman, president of American Atheists, rationalized the giant billboard … Continue reading

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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

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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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