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Putting academics before faith leads to unfulfilling path

By Anthony Hailey, Published: June 16, 2021   

After recently becoming a part of the Catholic High alumni, I’ve had a lot more time to reflect on the previous four years. After having many nostalgic moments and asking myself, “How did this all happen so fast?” I began to look at... More 

How do you know if your career is a calling or a job?

Published: June 7, 2021   

Dear Dave, When it comes to your career and profession, how can you tell if you’ve truly found your calling in life? Tony   Dear Tony, I don’t think it’s common for most folks to feel like they’ve experienced some... More 

How to really help your children get back on their feet

Published: May 27, 2021   

Dear Dave, Our daughter recently moved back in with us after she lost her job and her apartment. She hasn’t been able to find full-time work yet, and she had nowhere else to go. My husband and I are nearing retirement age, so we want to do the... More 

Love Christ by reaching out to the most vulnerable

By Ardyn Townzen, Published: May 26, 2021   

As a nursing student, I’ve worked with every vulnerable person you could imagine: refugees, the mentally ill, those without homes, the elderly, even people who are simply lonely. While I enjoyed caring for them and helping them in the hospital setting,... More 

Children are worth more than any amount of money

Published: May 13, 2021   

Dear Dave, My husband and I are both 29, and we have good jobs that allow us to bring home $100,000 a year combined. Recently, we began talking about starting a family. We live on a budget, but we still have about $15,000 in credit card debt and student... More 

Choose the simple route of singular devotion

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: May 7, 2021   

In our era it is quite common to hear conversations about multi-tasking. We sometimes wear it as a badge of honor that we are able to juggle multiple projects or tasks at home or at work. We regularly catch ourselves watching television and simultaneously... More 

After inheritance: Live like the money isn’t there

Published: April 29, 2021   

Dear Dave, I’m 24, single, and I make $60,000 a year. I’m also debt-free and live in an apartment, plus I have about $550,000 in a brokerage account that’s made up of 75 percent mutual funds and 25 percent single stocks. The money in... More 

Praise for school staff, parents who made school year work

By Theresa Hall, Published: April 23, 2021   

Alleluia! Alleluia! Words that are not said or sung during Lent remind us of the 40 years of the Israelites roaming the desert. Lent is a time to focus on our prayer life. The 40 days of wandering in our own spiritual journey for repentance of our... More 

A pandemic lesson: Dying to self for Christ

By Gianni Squillace, Published: April 23, 2021   

“... The son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:44)  Upon schools closing because of the COVID 19 pandemic, panic quickly set in. Fear of the unknown was looming over society as the future became very obscure.... More 

Believing myths about money and debt can mess you up

Published: April 8, 2021   

Dear Dave, In your mind, what are some of the biggest mental and emotional obstacles preventing people from addressing their financial problems? Roger   Dear Roger, This is a great question! There are always circumstances beyond our control... More