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Love Is Our Mission: Who Is The Church?

June 29, AD2015 1 Comment
Love Is Our Mission: Who Is The Church?

This column is the ninth in a series of introductory essays on “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” the preparatory catechesis for the eighth World Meeting of Families that will take place in Philadelphia September 22-27 with Pope Francis. (Page numbers referenced in parentheses.) The first essay on the first chapter is here. The […]

This Father’s Day: Vow to Be a Committed Catholic Father

June 29, AD2015 2 Comments
This Father’s Day: Vow to Be a Committed Catholic Father

It is mid-June, so it is time for the annual national “head nod” to fathers on Father’s Day. For many, Father’s Day will pass unrecognized; for others, Father’s Day will be celebrated with “man-gifts” (e.g. tools, sports gear, etc.) and perhaps with a pleasant BBQ with family. But how many will ponder the dismal state […]

The Relevance of Paul in the Modern Era

June 29, AD2015 1 Comment
The Relevance of Paul in the Modern Era

When controversial writers in the Bible are discussed, Paul is often one of the first mentioned. For years, Christians clung to his words about faith, fruits of the Spirit, and redemption. However, modern audiences have been less inclined to support all of his views. After all, readers might only remember him as belittling the role […]

Why Do You Remain Catholic?

June 27, AD2015 18 Comments
Why Do You Remain Catholic?

Eight years ago now, I converted to Catholicism, because I found the Truth, and when you find that you don’t need to search any further for lesser truths. Today, I just want to dig deeper and deeper into that Truth –  to learn the teachings of the Catholic Church, to read her writers both ancient and […]

Pope Francis Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Catholicism AGAIN

June 25, AD2015 74 Comments
Pope Francis Has Single-Handedly Destroyed Catholicism AGAIN

I’ve previously written about how Pope Francis had single-handedly destroyed Catholicism, and now it’s happened AGAIN. I’m sure you’ve heard about Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato Si’, in which the Holy Father commands that every Catholic, upon pain of excommunication, MUST believe that climate change/global warming is a scientific reality, caused entirely by Catholics, and that only the Democrats […]

My Answers To Questions About Gay “Marriage”

June 24, AD2015 208 Comments
My Answers To Questions About Gay “Marriage”

With regard to gay “marriage”, here is a list of the questions I come across most often, with my brief answers: -1- “Why are you against gay marriage?” It’s not that I am against gay “marriage” per se, it’s that gay “marriage” is an ontological impossibility. It’s like asking why I am against square circles. […]

Letters to Pegleg 2015

June 24, AD2015 2 Comments
Letters to Pegleg 2015

(This contemporary letter and reply are inspired by CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters) Dear Pegleg, You have a tough project to be sure. Wormwood wasn’t up to it. He’s been banished to the Noise Pit for now. You hadn’t heard that yet? Ah. It’s a juicy story. One of our very own, Wormwood, was actually being tempted by […]

Rosary For the Persecuted (and Their Persecutors)

June 23, AD2015 1 Comment
Rosary For the Persecuted (and Their Persecutors)

Christian persecution is spreading like a plague! Across the globe and on every continent, the Body of Christ is being oppressed, kidnapped, jailed, tortured and killed. However, take heart, hope is never lost. God has a plan to deal with the evil unleashed in this world. Inspired by The Lord’s appearance to an African bishop […]

Naked City: Appreciating Human Stories

June 22, AD2015 3 Comments
Naked City: Appreciating Human Stories

Stories of the human experience can be on a gigantic scale encompassing large populations. They can be about great dramas of the past or heartbreaking contemporary life. There is now a pending issue in our country that will cause the rippling effect of a virtual earthquake, not on our faith, but on how we practice that faith. We await […]

One Simple Way to Follow Laudato Si

June 20, AD2015 23 Comments
One Simple Way to Follow Laudato Si

The new Encyclical Laudato Si is being widely discussed, and obviously contains some controversial sections. I would like to draw attention to a totally positive point, which easily escapes attention. Here’s the final part of paragraph 26: “Investments have also been made in means of production and transportation which consume less energy and require fewer […]