Guiding Teens Into Christian Maturity

The following is an excerpt from the book What Teens Want You to Know But Won’t Tell You by Roy Petitfils. Teens want and need adults to be grounded in being adults. When your goal is to be liked by young people you risk losing sight of the bigger goal, which is to journey with them into Christian...

The Face of Innocence

“What’s Wrong?” I asked my best friend as she called me crying one day. “Jade is being abused by her boyfriend,” she cried. My best friend Sandie and I have been friends practically all of our lives. We are godmothers to each other’s children, even witnessing their...

Expanding Our Faith

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a fourth-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. Last week, my parish went through a huge change that a lot of other parishes...

3 Hard Words: ‘I forgive you’

We’ve all been dismayed by stories of callous shootings and escapes of murderers from prisons in recent weeks. It’s enough to knock the wind out of anti-death-penalty arguments, one might think. Then we hear the actions and prayers of the family members, person after person, of those nine...

A World of Love

Our guest blogger today is Heather King who resides in Los Angeles and speaks nationwide. This blog is adapted from Heather King’s book Stumble: Virtue, Vice, and the Space Between (Franciscan Media). Her blog can be found at shirtofflame.blogspot.com. There is no braver, more difficult, or more radical...

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones…

Today’s guest blogger is Teresa Tomeo, author of Walk Softly and Carry a Great Bag If anyone thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this man’s religion is vain. —James 1:26 Will someone please tell me what happens to our conscience when we decide to lash out...

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