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Help Your Catholic Tween With These 5 Quotes

Two kids making funny faces on top with the title of the article written below Help Your Catholic Tween with These 5 Quotes

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There’s something about a catchy quote that makes us stop and think.  As adults, we like and share these quotes on social media.

We decorate our homes with them.

We might even write them in a journal.

Our attraction to these small bites of wisdom often begins in our youth.

During my first year as a teacher, I had two students (both boys) ask permission to put a quote or “fun fact” on the board once a week or once a day (I can’t remember exactly).

I allowed them – and they came up with some good ones.

I’ve noticed many teen inspirational coloring books are filled with inspiring quotes.

I have observed what is posted on Instagram by scrollers of all ages.

Our kids are seeking truth and wisdom.

Let’s help them find it.

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man in sweatshirt sitting on a rock by the sea, looking sad. Text: 5 Remedies for Sorrow from St. Thomas Aquinas
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You Need to Read these 5 Remedies for Sorrow from St. Thomas Aquinas

man in sweatshirt sitting on a rock by the sea, looking sad. Text: 5 Remedies for Sorrow from St. Thomas Aquinas

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This article was written by Eileen Tully (learn more about her ministry at EileenTully.com)

Suffering and sorrow are a part of life in this fallen world.

In Romans 8, St. Paul says, “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now’ and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:22-23). 

But while we are waiting for this redemption, how do we handle this experience of sorrow? 

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How Can I Read and Write More Great Catholic Fiction?

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This post was written by Catholics Online member, A.J. Cattapan.

A.J. Cattapan is the author of Angelhood,  and 7 Riddles to Nowhere

Do you love to read Catholic fiction but just can’t seem to find enough to satisfy your bookish delight?

Or maybe you’re an aspiring author, and you want to contribute to the world of Catholic fiction!

Back in May, Amy Schisler wrote a blog post you will love: “Dear Catholic Author: Get Out There and Write That Novel.”  My name is Amy J Cattapan, and as a Catholic novelist and the chairperson for this year’s Catholic Writers Conference Live, I want follow up to Amy’s post, adding my own encouragement for reading and writing Catholic fiction.

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How the 7 Sacraments + 12 Steps Can Help Bring Healing to an Alcoholic

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This post was written by Catholics Online member, Erin Broestl.

If there is one book this year that I wish I could give to everybody, this is it!

The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments on Amazon

Like most people, I struggle with a family member who is an alcoholic. I struggle to understand them, reach out, and have any kind of a conversation with them.

They have been wounded by alcoholism and depression for more than 20 years, and our lives took radically different turns. They have also been through several different AA or AA-type programs, plus a long stint in rehab, and are still drinking.

Enter: a really useful book that helped me start to understand where they are coming from and the things they have suffered.

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