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Seven Quick Takes Friday: 7 Marian Hymns & the Rosary

Given that the month of October is dedicated to the beauty of the rosary which was given to us through St Dominic in 2006, I have decidedRead more »

If Facebook Cost You, Would You Use It?

A friend recently posted a little meme, which, of course, I can’t find now, about Facebook: essentially, if Facebook cost money,Read more »

White Martyrdom, Red Martyrdom, and a Rainbow

Listening to the homily during the 4 p.m. Mass, our priest gently reminded us that white martyrdom was coming to a close; soon toRead more »

Take Me to Church…the Mega-Church, That Is

My best female friend is a non-practicing Catholic. Like many lapsed Catholics, she attends Mass twice a year (Christmas and Easter).Read more »

Be ready!

One of my favorite verses in the Bible is 1 Peter 3:15. …always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reasonRead more »

7 Quick Takes – the Seven Sacraments

I was rolling quite a few ideas around in my head while the calendar days were being scratched off much more quickly than I cared to seeRead more »

On the 5th Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me….light.  On this 5th day of Christmas, I am challenged to seek the light that Christ gave us for Christmas.Read more »

Destination Eternity: The Vacation of a Lifetime

A funny thing happened during a hike on my family vacation this past summer.  Or, you could say it was a God thing.  You decide.  I willRead more »

On Video Proof, Oral Tradition and Written Tradition

1st Generation iPhone, 2007 In 2007 Apple launched the iPhone, and at the time it was the best device of its kind to easily take and shareRead more »

Why we DON’T use Birth Control

Yesterday, the popular website, Buzzfeed, gathered 22 female employees for an article highlighting why the women use contraception. OtherRead more »

The Crisis of Fluffy American Homilies

I’ve wanted to write a piece about strong preaching for a while, but needed a catalyst to get the ball rolling. Low and behold, this gemRead more »

Purgatory 101: Part 1

This is the first in a three-part series on purgatory. This article discusses the purpose of purgatory and addresses some common objectionsRead more »

John Calvin

Why I Don’t Accept Reformed Theology

John Calvin 1554 I could use these one thousand words to explain Five Point Calvinism (TULIP) and put together an essay refuting itsRead more »

Why Religion Matters More Than Science

I just finished writing a thesis about the late Father Stanley Jaki’s work for a Master’s degree in Theology, and my brainRead more »

What Happens at Mass, Stays at Mass

Unless you don’t have television and haven’t for a long time, you have probably seen the wildly popular campaign ad from Las Vegas “WhatRead more »