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4 Things You Need to Know About #GivingTuesday

4 Things You Need to Know About #GivingTuesday

#1 What is it? #GivingTuesday is a national day of giving to kick off the giving season on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and…

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You Don’t Know Jack … About Halloween

You Don’t Know Jack … About Halloween

Fr. Jack Collins, CSP, hits the streets of New York City's scary Greenwich Village, asking young adults what they know about the origins of Halloween -- how it began, why people wear costumes, and the two Catholic holidays surrounding All Hallow's Eve.

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5 Spooky Saints to Help You Celebrate Halloween

5 Spooky Saints to Help You Celebrate Halloween

The celebration of Halloween (or All Hallows’ Eve) comes just before All Saints Day and the Feast of All Souls (or Commemoration of All the…

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7 Ways to Keep the “Hallow” in Halloween

7 Ways to Keep the “Hallow” in Halloween

Hey, folks! Did you know that Halloween (or “All Hallows’ Eve”) has Christian roots? The evening of October 31 is the vigil of the Feast…

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I Lied on My College Application — Here’s What I Learned

I Lied on My College Application — Here’s What I Learned

In the spring of 2000, I — a guileless goody-goody of a Christian girl — lied on my application to a prestigious Christian college.  It…

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Which Saint’s Way Should I Follow?

Which Saint’s Way Should I Follow?

  Question: Ignatian spirituality, Benedictine, Carmelite, Franciscan — I love them all. Love the thoughts, prayers; but how do I know which “way” fits me…

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Waiting for God: How to Keep Listening When God Seems Silent

Waiting for God: How to Keep Listening When God Seems Silent

I’m not a patient person. Little frustrations like sitting in a traffic jam or standing in line at the bank have me grinding my teeth…

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On Belonging: How Adoption Is Like a Sacrament

On Belonging: How Adoption Is Like a Sacrament

Every instance of belonging is a mystery. People assume birth into a family secures belonging. We believe birth within a country’s border makes you a…

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The World Is Noisy; Mass Is Not

The World Is Noisy; Mass Is Not

I have recently become aware that my attention span is spotty and fragmented, like my Jack Russell’s jumpy focus. I started to read a topical…

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How to Deepen Your Faith as a Single Person (When Everyone You Know Is Getting Married)

How to Deepen Your Faith as a Single Person (When Everyone You Know Is Getting Married)

Elated announcements of fairy-tale proposals populate my Facebook newsfeed. Dreamy wedding photos from high school acquaintances radiate pure joy. My sister and her boyfriend actively…

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