Stories of Grace: The Healing of Desire

Posted by Anthony Smyth on Oct 30, 2020 7:04:00 AM

It was nearing the end of my sophomore year. I had a pretty similar life to everyone around me. I’d wake up in the morning earlier than what was healthy so I could get to my 7:30 AM class at my school 30 minutes away. My dad would usually have eggs and bacon ready for me by the time I was out of the shower and my mom always made me a smoothie that tasted exactly how it looked—like slop. I finished up classes for the day, and then came my favorite part of the day: hockey practice. Playing hockey was the one thing that got me through the school day because I never felt more free than when I was skating, with the cold air against my face while my feet glided across a smooth surface of ice. 

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Topics: healing, human dignity, pornography, reconciliation, stories of grace, White Ribbon Against Pornography Week

The New Beginning

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Apr 5, 2020 7:19:00 AM

Editorial note: This blog is the final installment in a six-part series featuring our free Lenten resource, "A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent," written by Lenny DeLorenzo.

This is the end of the end and the beginning of everything else.

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Topics: healing, Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, downloadable resources, liturgical year

The Limits of Hope

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 29, 2020 7:47:00 AM

Editorial note: This blog is the fifth in a six-part series featuring our free Lenten resource, "A Scriptural Pilgrimage to Christ Through Lent," written by Lenny DeLorenzo.

There is no limit to hope because Christ has gone beyond the last horizon.

There are times when we put ourselves at a great distance from God, due to our own sin and our own neglect. Like a sheep who has wandered from the flock, I find myself alone and isolated. It is all my own doing. I rejected the care of the Shepherd, and now I have no one to care for me.

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Topics: healing, Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, Hope, downloadable resources, liturgical year, truth, vulnerability

The Depths of Mercy

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 22, 2020 7:26:00 AM
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Topics: healing, Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, downloadable resources, liturgical year, truth, vulnerability

The Hidden Life

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Mar 15, 2020 7:06:00 AM
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Topics: healing, Lent, leonardjdelorenzo, downloadable resources, liturgical year, truth

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