Meeting St. Maria Goretti Nick Alexander


Meeting St. Maria Goretti

It was only by chance that I came across a blog post advertising the tour of the relics of Saint Maria Goretti. For those who don’t know, Maria Goretti was an 11-year-old girl who had been targetted by a neighbor boy who had ambitions to rape her.... Read More

Pope Francis in Central Park

A couple of weeks ago, my father emailed me letting me know that he had access to four tickets to see the Pope in Central Park, that he would not be able to use them (he was going to be away)… would I like them? I told him give me a day, I’ll... Read More

What To Do If You Stop Feeling God’s Presence

For a couple of times this past week, someone had posted on the Christianity board on Reddit about their personal relationship with God, how they had once enjoyed feeling His Presence, and that currently that had gone away. They were tempted to see this... Read More

Why Most Catholics Don’t Evangelize

I delve into my Catholic history books and read up on the saints such as St. Patrick, St. Francis de Sales, and St. John Bosco. These were men who knew their faith and were bold in sharing it with others. These were individuals, emblazoned by the Holy... Read More

My Thoughts on Jon Stewart

After sixteen long years, Jon Stewart’s tenure as host of The Daily Show has finally come to an end. After such an assignment, he has left a legacy that has changed both comedy and culture forever, for both better and worse. If you could not tell... Read More

Ten Insights from Pope Francis on the New Evangelization

After listening to the free Evangelization Conference talks, I was inspired to read the papal encyclicals for myself, in regards to the New Evangelization. My first document was to be Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (“The... Read More

The Worst Thing About Quality Christian Rock

It has been 18 years since I last attended a seminal event in my twenties; the Cornerstone Music Festival. Dubbed “The Christian Woodstock,” it was something to truly behold in wonderment. An annual event where Christian music fans camped out in the... Read More

Read Laudato Si Yourself

Yesterday, the English text for the latest papal encyclical, Laudato Si was released. The title is taken from a prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, which translates to “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs... Read More

How to Stay A Faithful Catholic in Your 20s

Recent trends dictate that there is currently a mass exodus from church attendance, especially when one hits their twenties. Even worse, most Catholic parishes are unable, unwilling or ill-prepared to reach out to this generation. More than once I have... Read More

The Challenge of Catholic Evangelization

Much ink has been spilled over the need for lay Catholics to bear witness to the faith, to their friends, their co-workers, and (gulp) their own families. St. Pope John Paul II declared it to be the time of the “New Evangelization.” Sherry Weddell... Read More

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