Melissa Guerrero

Melissa Guerrero is a freelance writer. The Los Angeles, CA native holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles and has completed part of an M.A. in Biblical Theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University. Writing under the pen name "Melissa Cecilia," she is the author of the Will and Lina series. In her spare time, you can find her trying to beat her Goodreads record, out and about with a camera, tweeting at @MelissaCeciliaG, or blogging over at Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer.

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4 Tips for Catholics During Politically Turbulent Times

We’re living in a politically and socially turbulent time. Of course, this isn’t something new. There has always been unrest where politics and governments have been concerned. However, with how widespread and widely shared news stories are in our hyper-connected age, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Many of us don’t know where to start or …

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6 Surprising Facts About Catholicism and Soccer

With the 2018 Soccer World Cup being only a week away, it’s fitting that the Vatican released a new document on sports. In “Dare il meglio di sé” (‘Giving the Best of Yourself”), there is an emphasis on sports meeting humanity from a Christian perspective. While this may the Vatican’s first document on sport released, it’s …

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Discover These Underutilized Catholic Websites and Resources!

There is a plethora of good Catholic websites and resources available through digital means. If you need a prayer request, you can send one through Twitter or any Facebook group you’re a part of. When you need to access prayers, you can either search online for the specific prayer you’re looking for or you can …

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Here Are 4 of the Longest (And Most Powerful) Novenas

Oh, novenas. Catholics know them. We (sometimes) love them. We can also fail at keeping up with them. Once we get used to them, we can get addicted to praying them. Prayed over 9 consecutive days, novenas (from the Latin word “novem” meaning “nine”) are usually done for big intentions weighing heavily on a person’s …

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4 Spiritual Life Hacks for the New Catholic Graduate

There’s nothing like the euphoric high that comes with graduation. It’s exciting to be officially (finally!) done with all the hard work you put into education and degrees. If you’re a new graduate you have have so many options: work, more education, and, for some, the beginning of a vocation. But once the hype dies …

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How (And How Not) to Read Gaudete Et Exsultate

This week’s big news in the Catholic world is the publication of the latest apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate. If you’re especially active on social media, your timeline might’ve been flooded with quotations and opinions since day one. However, many of us who have a packed schedule and have not had the chance to read …

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