The Problem of Catholic Celebrities

  “Praise often creates in us a false impression that we deserve it.” -Ven. Fulton Sheen   “How can I do what you do?” Whenever Jackie or I get this question after a talk or an event, we sometimes respond with a tongue-in-cheek, “What?  Share the Gospel with other people?”   No, silly.  “Travel. Be a speaker. Stand on a stage…

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Should You Date While Discerning?

 by Bobby Angel No, probably not.   It’s one of the toughest struggles, especially for a young person seeking to do the will of God in their lives, to adequately discern a religious vocation while desiring to date.  I tried to walk that line in college and failed more than a few times, hurting several friends in the process.  …

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Vocation is Your Gift

I think Jackie and I both have been struggling to find time to be creative.  Songwriting and crafting blogs all too easily take a backseat to binge sessions on Netflix, especially when we are tired after a day of chasing a toddler and keeping her fingers out of the electric sockets. I’ve been wanting to write more particularly about discernment and…

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Prayers for Baby #2

Jackie wrote an article recently on The Joy of Life and how, even in the midst of great suffering, we always have cause for hope and joy.  It was printed on St. John Paul II’s feast day, the saint we greatly credit for bringing us together.   A great cause for current joy is that we are pregnant with Baby…


Ascension Presents: Marriage & Family

“Today, there are those who say that marriage is out of fashion… They say that it is not worth making a life-long commitment, making a definitive decision, ‘for ever’, because we do not know what tomorrow will bring. I ask you, instead, to be revolutionaries, I ask you to swim against the tide; yes, I am asking you to rebel…

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My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale

My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale by Jackie Angel Also titled, “How you can marry the man of your dreams and still want to punch him in the face sometimes” A few years ago, as a single woman, I sat across from a young engaged couple at a Theology of the Body retreat during lunchtime. Curious about their “love…


Why Men Bear Responsibility for Abortion

Women don’t spontaneously get pregnant. As a guy, I don’t know much, but I’m pretty sure that’s not how it works. Nor does any woman, I believe, naturally desire the death sentence for any child conceived within her womb. No woman walks into an abortion clinic because of her choice, but rather because of a perceived lack of choice. She…


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