1. How can we make these shootings stop?

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    June 13, 2016 by Alex Johannigman

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    When mass shootings happen, we are quick to use them to further our own political values. But what can we do to really help people in need after tragedies like this weekend’s in Orlando?

  2. Pray the Stations of the Cross Through the Eyes of the Homeless

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    March 25, 2016 by Alex Johannigman


    The Stations of the Cross can feel so far removed from our 21st century world. This Good Friday, I invite you to experience Christ’s passion through new eyes, the eyes of our homeless brothers and sisters living in our own neighborhoods.

  3. We aren’t made to be happy in this world


    February 9, 2016 by Alex Johannigman

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    The death of a great man who was a part of my life for just a brief moment reminded me that I often fail to grasp one of the greatest realities that Christianity shows us.

  4. God’s Command to Welcome the Stranger Still Applies


    November 18, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

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    The refugee crisis in the Middle East presents a difficult predicament, how do we care for those fleeing persecution while keeping ourselves safe? Jesus’ answer is pretty straightforward.

  5. All That Catholic Proposal


    October 28, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    She said yes!

    After all of the talk from Pope Francis and Catholic bloggers about marriage and the family in recent month, I decided it was time to try it out for myself.

  6. Reexamining Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?”

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    September 22, 2015 by Alex Johannigman


    We’ve all heard that quote thrown around and if you’re like me you’re probably getting sick of the quote being used to downplay the gravity of sin, particularly sexual sins. But I wonder if there’s more to that famous quote than many of us have noticed.

    We tend to focus on the word judge. It often gets associated with Jesus’ quote “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” But what if the word that Pope Francis had on his mind when he uttered that now famous phrase wasn’t judge, but I?

  7. How to “Enjoy” Mass More

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    July 13, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

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    If we are bored with the Mass and stop paying attention to it, we miss out on what is the entire miracle of being a Catholic Christian. We enter the sanctuary of a Catholic church and sacramentally step in to the presence of the Almighty Divine. We come to Mass to worship God, not to be entertained. And when we acknowledge that reality, our actions and attitude in prayer change.

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