Sister Caterina, The Pope & a Decision

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Through the parted curtains leading to the sanctuary, Father Morelli could see Sister Caterina standing there. An hour ago he had done the weekly midday Mass and after the visitors had left, he remained there at the altar, praying and thanking God for helping him to get through the service. …

Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

Celibacy & Abortion

Father Kiesler was in his office with Bishop Haas. The bishop had just completed his pastoral visit. He seemed quite pleased. "Father Kiesler, you're doing a fine job with the school and the parish," he told him. "As fine a job as the late Father Schmidt." "Thank you, Your Excellency." "Is there something on your …

Where are the Girls?

“If abortion is about women’s rights,” asked abortion survivor Gianna Jessen at a 2015 House Judiciary Committee Hearing, “then what were mine?”Source: Hillsdale Collegian Photo by SHAHBAZ AKRAM on Pexels.com Can you imagine that China has has 30 million more men than women? This staggering statement was made by Chinese journalist and author of One Child, Mei Fong …

Too Dark

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I used to believe that until the words began to wound me. They pierced my heart. I'm nineteen and in college. Other students stare at me and make remarks like, "She's so dark", "None of my black guy friends would date her because …

To Vote or Not to Vote

Heather sat at the table, still reeling from what just happened.  One minute Linda and she were sitting in a cafe, having coffee, got to talking about the elections and then she got up and walked out after a heated argument ensued.  Heather had never been so humiliated in her life.  This was one of …

Makena’s Story

I'm an only child.  I was 12 years old when my mother died.  My father was devastated.  A Catholic priest told him that I would be better off living in an Italian orphanage where I would have a good Christian education.  The father believed him because he was a priest.  He was a missionary sent …

Matt’s Story

A couple of years ago, my world as I knew it was turned upside down.  I was 17 and at my cousin, Rose's wedding.  At the reception, a relative who had way too much to drink, put his arm around me and said, "I don't know about the rest of the family but I'm sure …

From Self-harm to Self-love

Neeha always wore long sleeves even when it was hot and humid outside because she didn't want anyone, especially her friends to see the ugly cuts on her arms.  She wanted to stop cutting herself but she couldn't seem to.  It started when she became pregnant and told her mother who said, "Unless you get …

Mia’s Story

Ours isn't your typical love story.  I was a victim of human sex trafficking and he's an FBI agent.  My name is Mia and I'm 28 years old.  I was 18 when I ran away from home.  I was having problems with my mother who always made me feel like I was no good and …

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