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Finding God in Moments of Great Love and Great Sorrow
Last edited 11th February 2016

When were you most in Love? More specifically, when were you most in Love with God? Do the words of Ron Rolheiser fit with you, that, 'except for rare, graced, moments we still believe in a God who is hyper-serious, wired, intense, pained, disappointed in us, disappointed in the world, and far from the unconditionally forgiving... Yet the deep struggle of all religion is to enter into the joy of God'. So I'll ask again, when were you most in Love?

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The Lenten Sacrifice: How It Can Save Your Life
Last edited 9th February 2016

Last year, Pope Francis said, "Lent comes to us as a providential time to change course, to recover the ability to react to the evil that always challenges us." Indeed, Lent is a time to "turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel."

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Confessions of a Girl Who Sucks at Praying
Last edited 8th February 2016

Look, I’m by no means an expert here but I know I got hung up on the idea of there being a right and wrong way to pray and obsessing over that made me scared to pray for a long time. It can be too easy to psych yourself out and think you don’t have the right words or the right location to pray and then what happens is your just end up not praying! Jesus just wants to talk to you! He knows you might not always say the right thing but as long as you make the effort to converse with Him then you’re heading in the right direction! The more you pray the better you get at it and if you do it every day, you’ll be awesome at it in no time!

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"Church-speak" - Strange Things Church People Say
Last edited 4th February 2016

Msgr. Charles Pope from the Archdiocese of Washington writes:

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Things to Remember When Everything is Falling Apart
Last edited 1st February 2016

I’m writing this for myself. For the days when outside the sun is shining but inside my heart is gray and stormy. For when I can’t imagine that everything can be normal again. This is for the days when no one understands and the pain feels too heavy. When my thoughts won’t stop spinning, creating a tornado of emotions I’m not quite sure how to handle. This blog is for those days. I hope you remember to come back to this, to memorize these truths, and internalize them so deep in your heart that you always know you can turn to them. I’m writing this for me, but I know you might need it too someday.

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The Pros and Cons of Long Distance Relationships
Last edited 1st February 2016

On August 15th, 2015, my wife and I accomplished what many people think is impossible – what started as a long distance relationship ended in marriage. Sure, this is one of the two ways that a long distance relationship can end, but as someone experienced in long distance relationships, I wanted to offer some thoughts (and warnings, and encouragements) in case you too might be considering dating long-distance.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Adoration
Last edited 26th January 2016

I walked up the hill to this tiny little chapel, opened the doors, and stepped inside. It was dark, chilly, and extremely quiet. I slid into a pew, knelt, and began to pray. I thought I could hear myself thinking. I looked down at my watch... 3 minutes had passed. 3 minutes? I could hardly believe it. I looked next to me at the only other person who was in the chapel - a monk, who was sitting, barefooted, eyes closed, and smiling. He made it look so easy, so peaceful. I, on the other hand, was in agony. I had promised myself I would stay in adoration for an hour - since that's about how long Mass was. I closed my eyes, tried to relax. "Pray, Caitlin," I coached myself, "it's not that hard." I opened my eyes. Another 5 minutes had gone by. 52 minutes to go, but who was counting?

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Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day: What's in a name?
Last edited 26th January 2016

To many, Australia Day is a day of celebration of the values, freedoms and pastimes of our country. To some, it represents new beginnings and gaining citizenship in a country of relative peace and freedom.

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Locking in Love for the Year of Mercy
Last edited 21st January 2016

Marriage is on the horizon for Adam Burns and there’s a third person he’d like to publicly thank before tying the knot.Mr Burns will place a heart-shaped padlock on Brisbane’s newest love-lock sculpture situated outside St Stephen’s Cathedral with fiancé Jade Henkes as a sign of their love for each other and the third person in their relationship – God.

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8 Reasons Why Living With a Boyfriend Won't Lead to Marriage
Last edited 21st January 2016

I see a lot of single women in my office, women who — despite being smart, successful and attractive — complain that the dating world isn't being kind to them. To be sure, both single women and men must navigate a dating world that often seems long on narcissists and nutjobs, and short on nice and normal.

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