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God is the heart of Sopia and Nate's romance

Sophia Roth and Nate Winnie look like an average teenage couple. They smile and laugh, sharing inside jokes and memories. Nate offers a compliment, boasting how beautiful her choir voice is, while she talks about his accomplishments on the football field.

But Sophia and Nate, both headed into their senior year at Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor, talk differently than most teens. Rooted in their Catholic upbringing and scholarly endeavors, the two show uncommon respect for each other, and have vowed not to rush their relationship emotionally and physically.

Amber and Neil, 10 years later

Remember these two? In 2003, Neil and Amber were dating when they appeared on the cover of FAITH’s teen issue. They talked about the challenges of dating and teen relationships. What ever happened to them?

“A few years after the teen issue, Amber and I finished schooling at Lansing Community College (LCC). After LCC, I acquired a teaching degree in industrial technology, and Amber received her degree in travel and hospitality,” says Neil.

And then, seven years ago, they got married. Today they have a 5-year-old daughter, Brianna, and a new baby.

Catholic mentors at MIchigan colleges and universities

As a Catholic, I thought I was part of a minority on campus at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.

I knew that Sister Lucia, O.P. a Dominican nun in the writing department who traversed campus in her habit was Catholic, but I was unaware of any Catholic professors until my junior year at Grand Valley State University. With this being said, I can’t explain my excitement when my journalism professor casually mentioned attending Mass or when my college dean opened up about his Catholic journey.

AJ Michalkin, star of Grace Unplugged, has it all

A musical and acting career and a strong faith to keep her focused on what she needs

Grace Unplugged is a movie about Grace Trey, who has just turned 18 and aspires to do more than sing in her church’s worship band, which is led by her father, Johnny Trey (James Denton), a one-time pop star who gave up his life in secular music when he became a Christian.

As Grace begins to taste the kind of success she’s always dreamed of, she feels pressured to compromise her Christian values and learns not everyone who says they’re on her side really is.

Jennys daughter was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting

How is her family moving from horror to healing

Catherine Hubbard was only 6 when she was killed in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 children and six teachers last Dec. 14. Catherine’s mother, Jenny, her father, Matt, and her older brother, Freddy, 8., are members of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, Conn., where Jenny is co-catechist for Catherine’s first grade class. Jenny talks about the tragedy and her family.


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