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Caroline A.
Caroline A.

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Caroline is a 2020 graduate of the University of Texas with a B.S. in Chemistry. A true Texan and Catholic convert, Caroline wouldn't have dreamed of leaving her beloved state post-graduation. However, upon meeting the Culture Project at SLS20, she felt God was showing her what she never knew she needed. The radically different lifestyle of missionaries spreading a message of authentic love made it easy for Caroline to say yes to joining the family! "In each of our histories, we can identify exact moments when someone failed to love us. I'm excited to invite others to reflect on these moments and share with them the truth: they're worthy of a love flowing from their identity as God's beloved."

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Caroline A.
Who Told You That You Were Naked?
By Caroline A.  •  July 14th, 2022

There’s a picture somewhere from my childhood of me with 3 friends at a kid’s pool party. Despite how long ago it was, despite having forgotten the names of those girls, I can never shake that image from my mind. At a certain point, I stopped looking at the joy on our faces. All I…

This Goes Out to our Extended Family Members…
By Caroline A.  •  June 30th, 2022

I am not the girl who gets asked “how are you still single?” Instead, I get asked, “why are you not doing more to put yourself out there?” Both questions just grind my gears, but there’s at least an implicit compliment in the first question that doesn’t even exist in the second. Is anyone else…

Taylor Swift’s Guide to Theology of the Body
By Caroline A.  •  June 16th, 2022

While her lyrics aren’t meant to be considered doctrine, most missionaries at the Culture Project think that Taylor Swift has many beautiful things to share with us. My friend Alex recently shared Taylor Swift’s Guide to Confession, and I want to take it one step further with Taylor Swift’s Guide to the Theology of the…

Boundaries for Guy-Girl Friendships
By Caroline A.  •  June 2nd, 2022

Once as I was walking to a college class with a guy friend, we ran into my very best friend on campus. As I was introducing them, he said “Hi! I’m Caroline’s boyfriend!” …Um, hello? He definitely wasn’t–especially because I had an actual boyfriend in a different city at that time. What about our friendship…

[Single] Life is Worth Living
By Caroline A.  •  April 28th, 2022

In 1952, a Catholic bishop named Fulton Sheen won an Emmy Award for “Most Outstanding Television Personality.” His show appealed to as many as 10 million viewers each week. The title was simple, yet profound: Life is Worth Living. Through all sufferings, through all the impossibilities and fears which live rent-free in our mind, your…

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Push Others Away
By Caroline A.  •  July 13th, 2021

Have you ever heard people reference the idea of “putting up walls,” or creating emotional boundaries? Sometimes they come from healthy, prudent, and well-discerned intentions or are even necessary when relationships become toxic and unhealthy. On the other hand, I commonly see these “walls” arising in a self-protective way that prevents vulnerability in new friendships.…

God Doesn’t Break His Promises
By Caroline A.  •  July 8th, 2021

Do you ever get tired of waiting? Maybe you feel let down because something you desire hasn’t happened yet. The struggle of a second semester senior trying to figure out what they’re called to do with their life is #rough. Prayer might even be a bit dry this season, like you’re wandering through the desert…

How am I supposed to choose?!
By Caroline A.  •  April 20th, 2021

Do you feel you’re at a crossroads in life? Maybe you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. It can be difficult to make any sort of decision, especially big ones, so intentionality in discernment is key. Here are some things to reflect on that I hope will help you in making the choice!…

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