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COMING OF AGE | What are you waiting for? Trust!

Recently a colleague shared his experiences of the 2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and told us how he was re-energized by the powerful testimonies there. As I listened to him and looked into the event, the theme of the LA Youth Day prior to the congress caught my attention.

Nearly 13,000 teens who attended the youth day were asked, "What are you waiting for?" This theme challenged the teens not to delay living out their faith.

Have you ever put off a decision or action that you knew you needed to make? Did you reflect on why you hesitated to take that step?

FAITHFUL FAN | Hockey lovers score by filling gap for people fighting cancer

Sports and charitable causes often go hand-in-hand. Many professional athletes donate their time and funds for programs in their communities.

TWENTY SOMETHING | Evangelization by hitchhiking

The Little Poor Friars and Poor Nuns of Jesus and Mary, a new religious community with a long name, dress and live like St. Francis of Assisi: in poverty, entirely dependent on God's providence. They were founded in 1999 by a 25-year-old Sicilian and approved by the Catholic Church in 2014.

GUEST COLUMNIST | Spring and Easter cleaning

Bill Dodds

A bright morning sun came shining through the patio's sliding glass door and showed me what a poor job I had done vacuuming and dusting over the winter.

I try to keep the house tidy and uncluttered. Dishes done daily. Laundry done weekly. Bathroom scrubbed when needed. And, throughout a Seattle winter with its dark skies and short hours of daylight, the dust and whatever it is that shows up on carpets around the edge of a room were invisible.

Or I just never looked for them.

Out of sight, out of mind. But, apparently, not out of existence; certainly not growing smaller.

GUEST COLUMNIST | The cross and divine mercy

Maria-Pia Negro Chin

Do you wonder whether Jesus loves you? Think you don't deserve this love? If you want these doubts dispelled, pray the Stations of the Cross.

Based on scriptural accounts from the time when Jesus was condemned, leading to His death and when He was laid in the tomb, these 14 stations remind us of His sacrificial love.

BRIMMING WITH HOPE | Time for Catholic schools to show and tell in St. Louis

You surely know about two significant events that took place in St. Louis during the summer of 1904 — the World's Fair and the Summer Olympics. But you may not be aware of another important event that happened that summer.

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