Believing in the Possibility of a Happy Ending: Fairy Tales, Parables and “Once Upon a Time”

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Envy, jealousy and murder. All the makings of a good children’s story, no? If you don’t think so, consider the children’s classic Snow White in which the Queen, who is envious and jealous of Snow White’s beauty, tries to kill her with a poison apple. The reason the story is popular, however, is because love [Read More...]

Before You Go Out and Buy Jesus a Wedding Gift…

Reporters are abuzz with the possibility that 2,000 years of Christian tradition could be disregarded because a scrap of papyrus from the 4th century has been found linking the words “Jesus” and “my wife.” Of course, there’s more to the story and actual archaeologists are now weighing in. From the Associated Press: ROME (AP) — [Read More...]

“Maybe the Point of All of It is to Try to Live a Good Story”

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I came across a funny and interesting blog post by Brianna Heldt, a Catholic blogger who considers herself an introvert. She’s comfortable writing about her faith, but feels awkward talking about it. Actually, as with most introverts, she feels uncomfortable talking in general. As a person with introvert tendencies myself, I know where she’s coming [Read More...]

God Exchanged My Pain for Purpose: A 21-Year-Old Cancer Survivor’s Wake Up Call to Young People

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Twenty-one-year-old singer/songwriter and author Paige Armstrong Omartian knows that life is precious because she almost lost hers to bone cancer at age 10. Sharing her story and what she’s learned is at the heart of her new call-to-faith-and-action memoir, “Wake Up, Generation.” Paige first discovered she had a problem while playing Helen Keller in a [Read More...]


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