Posts in Fully Alive
Arguments and Reconciling

Two of the most intertwined aspects of a married couple’s life together are their spirituality and their marriage. Two aspects that affect a marriage crucially are arguments and the sacraments. Arguing and the Sacraments are what have been on my heart to write about. Specifically, the sacrament of Reconciliation is what has been gnawing away at me lately, and I’d like to share a recent experience of this sacrament.

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Marriage: Sacramental Beauty

By: Andrea Quinn

When a couple loves each other in such a deep and pure way, their love, in a way, becomes inclusive instead of exclusive. We are drawn to them. The love they give and receive from each other spills over in love for others and in its greatest intesity, brings forth new life.

 

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Against the Modern Church

By: Stanislaw Grygiel

The sound of trumpets of modernity bursts into marriages and families and, as a result, also bursts into the Church that is born in them. It destroys the moral walls behind which scared people seek shelter. Even many apostles abandon the via crucis or even flee from beneath the cross to take refuge in the hiding places offered by modernity. The worse is that some of them have snatched the trumpets and theologically sound the same pagan hymn of joy and happiness.

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Chained to the Truth like a Rock

By: Stanislaw Grygiel

Cardinal Carlo Caffarra had been formed by the same experience and he was therefore really the perfect executor of the will of St. John Paul II. The encounter of these two great priests began their friendship without authority and left in the life of the Church indelible traces that no force can destroy because they have been imprinted not only on paper, but above all in the hearts and minds of people.

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I'm not a Saint...Yet

By: Katie Mathes

"I am not a Saint yet. I am waiting for God to do His work in me. I am waiting for Him to fuse the pieces of my soul back together, closing Himself inside. I am waiting for Him to mend my broken heart. I am waiting for Him to draw me to Himself, to reveal to me all that I am by showing me all that He is."

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Why Don't Catholic Churches Look Like Coffee Shops?

By: Chloe Langr

Why don't Catholic churches look like coffee shops? Why are Catholic churches often easily recognizable places of worship? In a recent video, Father Mike Schmitz discussed why we don't drink coffee at Mass and how the Mass calls us to not simply watch, but to worship. But what about the architecture of the church itself? Does the design of the building where we worship matter? 

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Woman Warriors

By: Jessica Ball

Fierce. Valiant. Brave.

Unwavering in mission. Descendant of an epic lineage.

In the past few months, Wonder Woman has captured our hearts. Guys cheer for her, girls want to don her armbands and wield swords. She has given us an image of womanhood—one of physical strength and fearless leadership.

 

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Project Finding #1: Family Based Evangelization

By: Brian Limas

"What were we researching? What methods were employed? What did we find? Well, this is the first of many post that are “sneak peaks” into a book in the works to be released in February 2018. I wish we could say that we have all the answers when it comes to healing the family; actually no I don’t. But what I will say, is that in hopes of finding many solutions to the needs of the family, we now have more questions."

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How "This Is Us" Radiates The Heart of the Family: PART I

By: Brian Limas

So I literally could not wait to write this blog as I have a new favorite show on NBC titled "This Is Us."  Now with most programming, it honestly can be depressing to find it filled with relativism, pornography, and just about everything under the sun that is not good for the soul. It is very rare that you find something that not only moves you on T.V., but has the capacity to captivate something invisible to man; the soul.

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