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St. Dominic Savio: What Have You Been Doing with Your Life?

Because God knew how far I could fall, he reached in and saved me from myself awfully early. My conversion was when I was 13, and since I don’t generally do things halfway, I was pretty serious pretty fast. I … Continue reading

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How to Stay Catholic in College

Apparently this weekend is college move-in weekend in Boston, which means parking is impossible and you can’t walk anywhere without dodging two guys in tank tops carrying a futon. Seeing all those wide-eyed freshmen and their anxious parents got me … Continue reading

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How To Evangelize (And How Not To)

If I knew you in high school or early college (or probably later college, God help me), I’m sorry. I’m sorry for judging you and lecturing you. I’m sorry for throwing my faith in your face at every possible opportunity.  … Continue reading

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Welcome Home!

Dear Tiber Swim Club 2013, I went to your homecoming party a couple of weeks ago but I haven’t had a chance yet to tell you personally–welcome home!1 All these years we’ve been missing you and now that you’re home, … Continue reading

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O Radiant Dawn

O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. I knew a girl once who had been raised Catholic but had rejected the faith. At 20, … Continue reading

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Why I Am (Still) a Christian

I’ve always been fascinated by conversion stories, the moments of grace and truth that pull people out of themselves and into the romance of faith.  Lauren Winner points out in an essay on staying Christian that learning about the great … Continue reading

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The Lost Sheep

“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it?And when he does find it, he sets it on … Continue reading

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The Glory of Confession

As a high school teacher, I’m supposed to be opposed to be peer pressure.  “Don’t worry about what other people think,” I’m supposed to say.  “Be true to yourself.  Follow your heart!” Sometimes your peers are less stupid than you, … Continue reading

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