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August 24, 2017

My posts have been scarce as of late. Mainly, that’s because I am still getting a feel for the best ways to juggle work, family, and this blog, but I’m also preparing to attend Holy Apostle’s College, which has proven to be a bit of a time sink as well. Anyway, excuses aside, as I was reading one of the books required for the Catechism class, called The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis, a truly novel concept – at least novel to me – came to light.

One of the most common arguments that non-Catholics seem to u...

August 10, 2017

For months, I had been pestering my wife about getting a liturgical calendar for our home. You’d think that with all this Catholic talk I do, we would have a liturgical calendar in every room. After all, who cares if it’s national pancake day, I want to know who’s feast it is. More than that, I’m definitely that one guy who forgets about Holy Days of Obligation until it’s almost too late to get time off of work to go.

Luckily, I came across a liturgical calendar recently that really made sense to me. Anyone who knows me knows that I ha...

July 31, 2017

It’s no secret that the Church has been at war with the likes of Satan since it was founded by Christ some 2,000 years ago. Be it a heresy, an oppressive government, or even conflicting religions, Christ’s Church has managed to hold strong. As I’ve learned more about the different threats that have faced the Church over the millennia, I’ve come to understand that there are really only two threats that have ever faced the Church (more on that in a moment), and they’ve remained practically unchanged.

I’ve heard some people say...

July 8, 2017

After a Catholic bride and groom join themselves in marriage, the priest says, “What God joins together, let no one put asunder.” The official Order of Celebrating Matrimony shows the carefully drafted promises that encapsulate the essential elements of marriage. On the wedding day, these promises are witnessed by a representative of Christ’s Church, a priest.

However, as the years pass, the memory of those promises fades. One’s recollection can be refreshed only by watching the wedding video.

To help everyone remember the wedding p...

June 16, 2017

A couple weeks ago, we celebrated Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit rested above the heads of the disciples of Jesus like tongues of fire. I’m sure most of us have heard this story, no matter what church we were raised in. This story seems to transcend religious bias. But really, what does this have to do with us, and why is this biblical moment so significant? After all, isn’t the whole bible significant? Of course it is, but this one… well it seems to carry a special kind of weight. Heck, it even has its own feast day!

I received a que...

May 25, 2017

All The Small Things

The other day I received a question from somebody with regard to holding hands during the Lord's Prayer at Mass, and using the Orans posture in lieu of that. Both practices are incredibly common in the Novus Ordo Mass, but what's really the correct way to pray during the Mass?

When discussing this topic, somebody inevitably insists that God will probably not send us to hell for holding hands during the Lord's Prayer, and that following the "mundane" rules isn't a matter of faith and morals, therefore they are flexi...

May 10, 2017

My Own Struggle

As I’ve been mulling over some ideas for my next blog post (I’ve been suffering from writer’s block recently), I realized just today that there are surely not a lack of things I could write about. Rather, I’ve had trouble finding the inspiration to write about them. Lately, there have been so many heavy-hitting problems coming up in Church news that I’ve been overwhelmed by the chaos of it all.

The Gospel according to Matthew certainly hits the nail on the head when it says, "For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, t...

May 5, 2017

See how a simple word search reveals that the Catechism is filled with positivity (and a healthy dose of reality).

April 28, 2017

Over the past week, while visiting my wife’s family up in the Pacific Northwest, I had attended Mass a couple of times. First, for Easter Sunday, which was of course packed with people, and then the following Sunday for the Second week of Easter. The contrast in attendance was staggering and yet somehow not all that surprising. On Easter Sunday, there was practically not even standing room available. Not a soul was going to miss out on Easter Sunday. And yet, for some strange reason, that same love for the Mass (or for God) didn’t see...

April 14, 2017

This post has been a long time coming. Over the years, both in my own life, and in the lives of those close to me, the nagging problem (one that isn’t all-that new) of “co-habitation” outside of marriage has reared its ugly head. To be sure, the Catholic Church has been very clear on this. So before I put my own thoughts on the matter out there, and before we cover these 5 points, I want to offer what the Church officially says about relationships of this nature:

“The expression "free union" is fallacious: what can "union" mean when th...

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