“Restore to us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” Psalm 80: 3 RSV  We hope this issue of the Church Today finds everyone well – safe and healthy with your families.  These are unprecedented times, and information changes daily and rapidly.  The Steubenville South Conference office has been praying and…

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Father Louis Sklar joined the Communications Office to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about priests and the priesthood.  See his answers below.  Q. What do priests do on a daily basis? A. Daily, priests make a promise during Diaconate Ordination to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.  Many priests begin their day…

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By Kevin Boudreaux Guest Contributor  Self-care can be thought of as regularly giving the proper attention and care it takes to maintaining our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellness.  For most people this involves engaging in activities that are enjoyable and rejuvenating, such as exercise, hobbies, prayer, or social gatherings.  These things we do…

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Like many in my community, Jesus made His first appearance in my life – rather, I first opened my eyes to Him – at a Catholic youth event.  This life-altering experience was the beginning of my lifelong commitment of faith to Christ.  Almost 300 youth and adults recently attended our diocesan Beyond the Limits Junior…

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By Chris PadgettGuest Contributor We all want to be seen.  We want someone to really “get” who we are, and yet, there is a fear of truly being ourselves.  Why are we afraid to simply be ourselves?  Because there is an undercurrent of fear that threatens our confidence.  That fear has to do with acceptance.…

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By Angela McCannGuest Contributor  Truth and beauty come from the Lord.  Music can be a collision of truth and beauty made manifest for the glory of God while edifying the human spirit. Music can heal hurts, augment prayerful repose, or ignite a flaming passion within our already grateful hearts.  One of our great Doctors of…

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By Jeannette AdamsGuest Contributor  Summer is an exciting time to break from the normal juggle of work and school obligations.  It is a time for families to prioritize rest, fun, and reconnect with one another.  It also provides opportunity to reenergize your family’s faith.  Steubenville South, VBS, Faith Camp, Cove Crest, and gatherings in between…

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It’s not easy to decide which summer events to offer your teens.  It can be cumbersome having to pick and choose which summer events your teen can attend in addition to family time and just getting into the summer routine.  It can be extremely difficult, time consuming, or even annoying to have to take time…

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By Kim LyonsGuest Contributor  The majority of us are among the population of people who “hold jobs,” particularly, jobs where we are called to engage with other humans in the form of customers, patients, the general public, colleagues, co-workers, bosses, subordinates, the list goes on and on, and stay at home moms are not exempt.…

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By Ragan SavedraGuest Contributor  “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.”  (3 John 1:4)  I was 20-years old the first time I was asked to be a godmother.  I was honored, thankful, and also quite intimidated.  I was excited to be a special part of that…

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