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  • 10 New Awesome Saints for Confirmation and or Baby Names (Part I)

    10 New Awesome Saints for Confirmation and or Baby Names (Part I)

    Being the son of a theologian sometimes has its advantages, one of them being that I was confirmed before I was fully able to say the name John Chrysosystum. (still can’t). You might be surprised to find out that my brother and I never attended......

  • 10 New Saints to Name Your Babies After (Part II): St. Thorlak Thorhallson

    10 New Saints to Name Your Babies After (Part II): St. Thorlak Thorhallson

    The Crossroads Pursuit has taken it upon itself a great and necessary task in the Church: to broaden our baby naming  horizons. Seriously guys, I have 5 friends named John Paul. JP II was awesome, but man. Lets give some of the other 8,000 Saints some love! The same goes for Confirmation......

  • 3 Crazy Ways Christianity & Islam Are Totally Different

    3 Crazy Ways Christianity & Islam Are Totally Different

    Most Americans tend to think of religion as something rather fluid. It’s very common for us to say things like “all religions are basically the same,” and “we’re all just pursuing god on our own path.” What a religion ACTUALLY BELIEVES is just not seen......

  • 3 Really Good Reasons to Forget Buzzfeed & Get Married Early

    3 Really Good Reasons to Forget Buzzfeed & Get Married Early

    “Settling Down.” You hear the phrase all the time. Images of Bryan, the soulless office drone, hunched over a computer while fluorescent lighting flickers overhead. He’s working the ol’ 9 to 5 grind to provide for his nagging wife and their four-year-old nightmare. Once, he dreamed......

  • 3 Thoughts to Get You Out of the Chapel and Into Your Vocation

    3 Thoughts to Get You Out of the Chapel and Into Your Vocation

    Imagine you’ve just been hired at Google. You know you always wanted to work there, that it’s going to be the best thing ever, but there’s one problem: you have no idea what your job description is. So you come in on your first day......

  • Advent Season of the Wild-Haired, Crazy Man john the baptist

    Advent: The Season of the Wild-Haired, Crazy Man

    Isn’t Advent great? Welcome to the season where the only song we sing for four weeks is O Come, O Come, Emmanuel! It’s the best! Advent is my favorite season, and not just because, as a music minister, I get to play more songs with minor keys. Advent is my favorite......

  • An Open Letter to the Lost & Hopeless

    An Open Letter to the Lost & Hopeless

    To my friends who are feeling lost and hopeless in their journey of faith right now: I FEEL YOU.  God and I weren’t always on the best terms. I made a lot of bad choices, because I thought God had abandoned me and I didn’t......

  • Be Different, You're Catholic

    Be Different, You’re Catholic

    The Church is Universal, that means it’s cool to be different. So, be different. But, isn’t that the opposite of Catholicism? Isn’t being different bad? Most people in America – scratch that – most Catholics in America, when they hear the word “Catholic,” think: “American-style home parish Roman Catholic”.......

  • Broken Vases, Eternal Vessles

    Broken Vases, Eternal Vessles

    “Be very careful with that vase, you know who it belongs to, right?” I asked my 6-year-old daughter as her tiny fingers traced the delicate hand painted flowers on the pink glass. “Your great-grandmother!” she replied, already knowing the answer. “Yep, the one that you’re......

  • Catholic Capitalist, a Walking Contradiction? Part III

    Catholic Capitalist, a Walking Contradiction? Part III

    The day has arrived. The much awaited day of wreckoning (yes I misspelled that on purpose) between Paul, the Free Marketeer, and Josh, the Chestertonian Distributivist. This is the third and final part of our three part series, so those of you who haven’t caught up......

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Marcellino and Anthony, sons of well known Catholic Theologian and Speaker, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, have launched the youth branch of Crossroads Initiative. They are Catholic Youth Speakers and Musicians who have been called to spread the mission of the New Evangelization. Their talent for speaking and for opening up the hearts of even the hardest youth has made them sought after youth speakers and worship leaders at conferences, retreats, and parish missions around the world. They currently serve as youth and young adult ministers at St. Francis in Frisco and on the SMU college campus.

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