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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.

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...

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...

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...

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 10, 2017

The Real Definition of Radicalism

What does it mean to be “radical?” One would have you believe that radicalism is always a bad thing. In fact, radicalism is often likened to terrorism, evil, and any sort of over-the-top “crazy” behavior. But what if I told you that Jesus was considered a “radical” person? Further, what if I told you that Christ loves us radically? The reality is far from the conception, the idea that radicalism in itself is problematic. Concisely stated, it’s not. In reality, the first actual definition of “Radical” i...

March 24, 2017

A Need for Trust in God

In a world that’s inundated with natural evils, it’s no wonder why so many people rely on the providence of God. Without it, it would be hard to reconcile sickness, famine, violence, natural disasters, and any other hard fact of life. Even when it comes to tough questions, like deciding whether to take a different job, or discerning how many children God intends for us to have, God’s divine providence can reassure us in our decisions and reminds us that we are not in control.

The other day, I was discussing with...

March 21, 2017

When faced with a serious moral decision, people make that decision based on several things. First, they must educate themselves on the situation at hand; second, they need to be able to read their conscience; and third, they need to consult their faith. One of the greatest gifts that God gives us is the ability to develop a well-informed conscience that can help to guide us through our more serious moral dilemmas. It is possible, however, to have an underdeveloped conscience that can be detrimental to the spiritual life.

Historically,...

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