Author Archives: Mandi Stirone

A light in the darkness for vocations

For years now, the church in the U.S. has been dealing with a shortage of priests. Vocations to the priesthood seem to be at a low and many parishes are being forced to share priests or combine with other parishes … Continue reading

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The beauty of the past

In order to move forward, it is important to know the past. Things in the past can provide us with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration that makes moving forward a little easer, or at least better. It’s something people tend … Continue reading

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A journey with God

Life doesn’t always happen according to our expectations. Sometimes, we have to put our dreams in God’s hands and believe that whatever happens, God knows what’s best. That is the story behind Joanne Dow, a 44-year-old female racewalker from New Hampshire. Despite … Continue reading

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Catholic youths combating poverty

The theme of World Peace Day 2009 is going to be ‘combating poverty,’ as directed by Pope Benedict XVI. It seems like there is no end to potential service outlets for Catholics, especially Catholic youths. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Catholic weekly … Continue reading

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