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Don’t Diss Me ‘Cause I’m Young

Angela Santana, my Catholic new media sister, just wrote a great article titled “Don’t Diss Me ‘Cause I’m Young”. In the article, she laments something both of us hear pretty often: “But you’re so young!”  Now, nobody means to offend by that–and, meant as a great compliment, it doesn’t offend us–but we find it interesting how little is expected of … Continue reading

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati – "The Ordinary Christian"

Last year, I spent a lot of time reading about two particular saints: St. Therese of Lisieux and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. They were the two perfect people to spend the year with as both of them died when they were just 24–the same age I was all of last year–and they both shaped my life in many ways. But … Continue reading

My Year with Therese and Pier Giorgio

A month or so before my 24th birthday last May, I considered how the Church designates a theme for certain years (i.e. the “year of St. Paul” or the “year for priests“). I thought that was a great idea and decided to do something similar in my own life. So I set out searching for a good theme. After considering … Continue reading

What I’m Reading

Here’s a peek at my current reading: The Writer’s Digest Writing Clinic(Kelly Nickell)Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: An Ordinary Christian (Maria Di Lorenzo)The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism(Fr. Robert Barron) The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age(Sven Birkerts)The Face of God: The Rediscovery of the True Face of Jesus(Paul Badde)Fatima For Today: The Urgent Marian Message of … Continue reading

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