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Dating + Discernment

How do you KNOW if you are supposed to date someone? This is a common question Christian college students (and others) ask when trying to discern their call in life in the midst of their current situation. Dating can be a big issue with many Christians, because of the culture and expectations that go along […]

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5 Myths About Indulgences & Purgatory

5 Myths About Indulgences & Purgatory MYTH #1 – The Catholic Church no longer has indulgences. This is just not true. Indulgences are a good thing and are still part of the Church’s teaching. The Catechism of the Catholic Church’s answer to the question, “What is an indulgence?”: 1471 “An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment […]

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Believers Who Love Others Share Their Faith!

A conviction I have every time I see this video – we need to evangelize more! We need to share our faith! If you have never seen it, the following video is from Penn Gillette, who is an atheist and no friend of Catholics (or Christians for that matter). He is part of the Penn and Teller duo […]

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Dunking Your Ring

There are quite a few Aggie Traditions that all Aggies are proud of. They include: Silver Taps Muster The 12th Man Uncovering in the MSC Saying “Howdy” Elephant Walk Midnight Yell and many more But, there is one unofficial tradition that stands out on a day like today (when many students are receiving their class […]

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Aggie Catholic Easter Vigil Pictures

Easter Vigil is the greatest liturgy we have in the Church. The beauty of it cannot be matched. Here at St. Mary’s, we finished in just under 4 hours, while we welcomed into the Church 59 new Catholics, 26 of whom were baptized (we also have an initiation in the fall where another 20-30 new […]

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The Disturbing Fact of The Resurrection

The Disturbing Fact of the Resurrection Bishop Robert Barron  The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the be-all and the end-all of the Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, all bishops, priests, and Christian ministers should go home and get honest jobs, and all the Christian faithful should leave their churches […]


How to Make Holy Week Truly Holy!

Holy week is just that – the holiest time in the year. So, don’t waste the opportunity to saturate yourself in God’s graces! Pray hard, love others, serve, give, and spend tons of time with Jesus in prayer! To start us off, here are some insights into Holy Week and the Triduum from Pope Francis: […]

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Why Jesus Is Harsher On Pride Than Any Other Sin

While talking about my work with young men who struggle with purity, my spiritual director once told me something that has stuck with me for years; she said, “Jesus is harsher against pride than he is against any other sin, including lust.” I have been thinking about this for a while and it is very true. […]

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12 Reasons To Come Home To The Catholic Church

If you have left the Catholic Church, for any reason, here are 12 reasons why you should come home to the Catholic Church (there are even more reasons and further explanations in the links embedded in the answers): 12 Reasons To Come Home To The Catholic Church 12 – You can learn who you truly are. […]

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3 Obstacles to Discernment and How To Overcome Them

If there is one constant in working with college students, it is that they are all trying to figure out what life has in store for them. Many are discerning big questions – “should I be married or celibate”, “what career should I seek”, “where should I live”, “what should my major be”, and many […]

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