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September 3, 2018

How did Aquinas see evil in relation to Anselm? What, to them, was the nature of evil? This article hopes to answer some questions about the relationships between the theologies of both men regarding evil.

May 29, 2018

Originally submitted as a term paper for Holy Apostles College and Seminary, this paper seeks to analyze the Catholic teaching on Marriage in light of modernity.

March 28, 2018

“For the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many” (Mt. 7:13, RSV). This is the warning in the Gospel of Matthew for anyone who seeks to make light of the hard work ahead of the moral person.

You would think that such strong words would call for discernment and sober introspection. In most cases that’s probably the case, but not for Fr. Bryan Massingale. He believes that the road to heaven is easy, and the way wide. At least, that was the implication of the opening prayer he gave...

February 28, 2018

The following paper was submitted to Holy Apostles College for the Fall 2017 Semester; It was originally written on November 29th, 2017.

       “In the eyes of the just God, before his judgment, those who share in the suffering of Christ become worthy of [his] Kingdom.”[1] This is what Pope John Paul II, and all of Christendom before his time, saw in the reality of human suffering. What His Holiness writes about here is nothing more than a parroting of something that the Church had understood since its inception two-thousand years befo...

January 8, 2018

Often, protestants argue that baptism is purely symbolic, that the graces given from God at baptism are solely based on faith, and that the ceremonial baptism, water and all, is simply figurative. This, of course, is in stark contrast to the Catholic understanding of baptism, which views the ritual of baptism as an essential part of the Sacrament. The whole practice, again, water and all, serves as a holistic expression of God's grace and respects the real Tradition of the Church Christ founded. In this non-exhaustive response to the...

December 27, 2017

Submitted November 09, 2017; How the Liturgy fits into the Sacramental Economy.

The sacramental economy refers to that part of the sacramental life of the Church in which “Christ now lives and acts in and with his Church,”[1] and how he “acts through the sacraments”[2] in order to communicate “the fruits of [his] Paschal mystery in the celebration of the Church’s sacramental liturgy.”[3] This economy is part of an even greater economy, the economy of salvation, which broadly deals with the “mystery of Christ” as it is “revealed and ful...

December 18, 2017

A short review of Mariology in the Catholic Church with special regard for Mary’s perpetual virginity (CCC., 499-501; 510), a weekly discussion post; submitted September 28, 2017.


God has made apparent over the course of salvation history, indeed, in all of biblical history, that order and structure are intimately woven into his divine plan. Perhaps in one of the most significant ways, this order and structure is expressed perfectly in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the subsequent conception of Our Lord in h...

November 24, 2017

On whether consecration, particularly vocational consecration, is scriptural, liturgical, and prayerful; submitted October 25th, 2017.

Consecration—particularly personal consecration to the service of the Church—is, in and of itself, something divine: “the person who surrenders himself to the God he loves above all else thereby consecrates himself more intimately to God's service and to the good of the whole Church.”[1] In that way, with special regard for the faithful, consecration is indeed scriptural, liturgical, and prayerful; Scri...

November 8, 2017

On ARTICLE 10 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) - I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins, II. The Power of the Keys, CCC 981-83, 86-87; submitted November 3, 2017.

“[The Church] has received the keys of the Kingdom of heaven so that, in her, sins may be forgiven through Christ’s blood and the Holy Spirit’s action.”[1] This is perhaps the most important argument for the legitimacy of the Church and the divine license by which she operates. All at once, Saint Augustine affirms the long-held Tradition of the Church’s apostolic s...

September 26, 2017

My wife and I are always looking for new Catholic products to bring home. It’s always a safe bet that, after Mass, I’m at the Catholic gift shop to see if there are any new arrivals. Often, I manage to add to my collection of sacramental and trinkets; but lately, I’ve found a lot of really cool stuff online.

For a while, I was relying on Etsy to find cool Catholic small businesses that I wanted to support—that’s how I found the first review item I wrote on. Recently, however, I was turned onto PetersSquare.com, which is an Etsy-type on...

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