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Find Your Greatness

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LOVE this new Nike Commercial-

Cost Effective

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Procrastinating on a term paper: a bit stressful

Sifting through numerous online feeds and post-event Olympic programming: a bit tiresome

Being able to watch the US volleyball team and the Williams sisters both dominate their opponents on live programming at the same time: Priceless

Olympic Sacrifices....

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cool commercial-- a small window into the many sacrifices great athletes must make to compete at a world class level. Wouldnt it be awesome if our souls were as fit as the bodies of these athletes?


Of All the Vows a Woman Could Make....

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Kristen Stewart Cheats On Robert Pattinson: The Longing of the Human Heart 101

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The entertainment world is abuzz with the news that Twlight Star Kristen Stewart has cheated on long-time boyfriend and Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson (couple at left) .

Apparently photographers caught Stewart in several compromising positions with married movie director Rupert Sanders.

Fans of the Twilight series are "outraged" and disgusted with Stewart following her actions. "How could she do it?!?" many exclaim. "Robert Pattinson is so handsome and he loves her, why wasn't he enough?"

It's interesting that little is made of the fact the Sanders is married with children, while Stewart was only dating. In reality, Sanders has far more to lose (below right with wife). He entered into a sacred covenant with someone, and has two children as a fruit of that covenant. He will bear far more weight even though Stewart is more famous.

Yet, what we really see on display is the deep longing of the human heart. Our hearts continually long, no matt…

Beware of robots!

Hmm...a taco sounds good....i think... :)

Faith on Fire Northwest

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Those of you in the Pacific Northwest who are looking for an awesome conference to attend will definitely want to check out the Faith on Fire conference being held in Anacortes, WA on August 10-12.

Speakers this year include Steve Ray, Jesse Romero and Mary Beth Bonacci.

Grab your friends and go! You will love it!

check out their website at www.faithonfirenw.org

The Virgin Diaries...

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*This post contains mature content and is not for children*

The TLC network aired another installment of the show titled, The Virgin Diaries, which apparently chronicles the lives of several people who are technically virgins. The promo for the current show heavily features Skippy, a 30 year-old mormon man who lives in his parent's basement and collects his own belly button lint. Sweet....

Dr. Drew Pinsky on the HLN network featured a brief interview with Skippy and a woman featured on the show, Karissa, who is virgin as well. While Skippy is saving his virginity because of his religious beliefs, Karissa is waiting because she hasn't found the "right" person yet.

Dr. Drew expressed his concern for Skippy (below left), as to whether Skippy properly desired women, while Dr. Drew's co-host Simone Bienne, asked Karissa if she engaged in "self-pleasure" and enjoying her own body because Bietta claims, "if a person isn't enjoying their own body, the…

Leader of the LCWR speaks out...

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The head of the LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious), Sr. Pat Farrell spoke out yesterday on NPR.

What do you think? What do you think of the logic she gives on pro-life issues?

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/17/156858223/an-american-nun-responds-to-vatican-condemnation

Archbishop Aquila

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Archbishop Aquila was installed today in Denver.

Congratulations to him and the entire archdiocese!
http://www.archden.org/

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=695139

Summer Dreams...

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Hope you all are enjoying the summertime and finding some enjoyment in the warm days and the beautiful nights.

I think there is something about summertime that has the potential to bring out the kid in all of us. Whether its the warmer weather or the vacation time or more extensive "playtime", summer can be very magical.

As we get older and inherit more responsibilities, it's easy to forget what brings joy in our lives. It seems to me that the answer can be hidden in the desires of our heart, in the young places of our heart.

My mom was just telling me the other day about a study wherein doctors gave older patients relics from their childhood. They gave the patients similar clothes to what they had when they were young, had them watch favorite TV shows from their youth and play games from their childhood. The result? It took years off the hearts of the patients and much joy flooded forth.

What brought you joy as a child? What were some of your happiest times and mem…

Fr. Michael Jordan, R.I.P.

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Our SOLT community received the sad news this morning that our dear priest Fr. Mike Jordan died this morning in a car accident. His companion in the car, Fr. Ed Roche, is hospitalized at this time and is undergoing surgery.

Fr. Mike was a well-known and beloved priest in the SOLT community. He will be remembered for his joyful service, tireless pro-life work and willing heart.

Details of his funeral will be forthcoming. Please keep Fr. Mike and his friends and loved ones in your prayers as well as Fr. Ed.

UPDATE: Fr. Mike was laid to rest on Saturday in Corpus Christi, TX. Hundreds of mourners filled the cathedral for the funeral Mass as well as over 40 priests. Fr. Mike will be missed and never forgotten.