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Author Archive: Justin McClain

A lifelong resident of the Archdiocese of Washington, Justin has taught theology and Spanish at his alma mater (Class of 2000), Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland, since 2006. Justin has written on various aspects of the Catholic faith for Aleteia, Ave Maria Press, the Engaging Faith blog at Ave Maria Press, Catholic365, Catholic Exchange, Catholic Stand, the journal Church Life, EpicPew, the journal Human Life Review, the National Catholic Education Association's blog NCEATalk, Our Sunday Visitor, and Wipf and Stock. His books include "Called to Teach: Daily Inspiration for Catholic Educators" (2016, Ave Maria Press) and "Our Bishops, Heroes for the New Evangelization: Faithful Shepherds and the Promotion of Lay Doctrinal Literacy" (2017, Wipf and Stock). Justin is active in pro-life ministries, and serves on the volunteer board of directors for the Forestville Pregnancy Center. Justin holds a B.A. (2004) in Spanish Language in Literature and a B.A. (2004) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland - College Park, an M.A. (2008) in Spanish Language and Culture from the Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, and an M.A. in International History (2008) from Staffordshire University, England. Justin has studied philosophy and theology at Seton Hall University, and is pursuing a Certificate in Church History from the University of Notre Dame's Satellite Theological Education Program along with an M.A. in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Justin, his wife Bernadette, and their children live in Bowie, Maryland, where they attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church. You can follow Justin on Twitter (@McClainJustin).

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If You Like Game of Thrones You Will Really Like the Bible

September 16, AD2017 0 Comments
If You Like Game of Thrones You Will Really Like the Bible

What series am I describing? Murder. Kingdoms. Thrones. Vengeance. Games. The rise and the fall of civilizations. Swords. A cast of profoundly varied personalities and nuanced characteristics. Power struggles. Misguided ideals. Dominion. Plots and subplots and pretext and context. Multiple popular literary genres. An array of different languages, cultures, tribes, and legal systems. The intricacies […]

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The Catholic Church’s Commitment to Counteracting Racism

August 16, AD2017 16 Comments
The Catholic Church’s Commitment to Counteracting Racism

As an African-American Catholic, I revel in the opportunity to share that my father, a convert to the Catholic faith, was initially drawn to Catholicism through the witness of President John F. Kennedy Jr., our first – and, to date, only – Catholic president, who contributed to the setting of the civil rights legislation that […]

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