Therese Aaker

Therese Aaker

Columnist

Who’s your favorite evangelist?

We can learn a lot from people around us and the men and women who went before us in sharing who Jesus Christ is with other people. Evangelizing might not […]

First and foremost, faith is a relationship

The Catholic Church is more known to the world by her doctrines; what’s not as widely known or understood, is that the Gospel, the heart of Catholicism, is an invitation […]

Why does the Church have boundaries on cremation?

Last October, the Vatican released an instruction on cremation stating that, while the Church does allow it, the body must still be buried in a cemetery or other sacred space, […]

Six ways to transform your suffering with Stations of the Cross

Holy Week is a perfect time to reflect on Jesus’ suffering and what his passion means to us in our own. We can’t ever escape suffering in this life, but […]

How the Good Friday liturgy can change your life

Most of us aren’t strangers to the Good Friday service, or Good Friday itself, for that matter — but sometimes we go through the motions and miss the richness behind […]

How can you tell if a problem is spiritual or psychological?

While it seems that culture still tends to fight the stigma of mental illness, Catholic psychologists say that it is lessening. A giant step. However, for Catholics, because the spiritual […]

What you need to know before you talk to your loved one about porn

The statistics today are overwhelming. According to Fight the New Drug (FTND), a non-religious and non-political organization whose aim is to change cultural perception on pornography through the simple facts […]

What does “bearing witness” to our culture look like?

Bearing witness to our culture hangs on this deeply personal question: “Are we convinced that what has been given to us will satisfy the human heart?” It’s a question that […]

perspective

Here’s what’s actually in “Beauty and the Beast.”

Well, that was exhausting. After all the media hype surrounding the “exclusively gay moment” in Disney’s latest live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” it turns out that the hype […]

4 things you need to know before you get married

Marriage is a beautiful vocation. Too often, though, many see it as the fulfillment of personal happiness or just a life milestone to reach — but it’s so much more […]

Going crazy for classical education

With Our Lady of Lourdes school’s wild success after implementing the classical education model, other Catholic schools are also taking the leap to try it out: Frassati Catholic Academy launches […]