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Category Archives: Apologetics

The Head-Slapping Criticism of Pope Francis

The criticism coming from the self-identified “loyal opposition” Catholics in the media who feel obliged to fraternally correctRead more »

What Apostolic Succession Is and Why It’s Absolutely Essential

Catholics believe that Jesus gave special authority to his Apostles to rule and guide the Church. These Apostles then ordained and passedRead more »

Jesus Is Lord: Series Introduction

Over the past couple of years, I have had friends, family, and acquaintances ask me about my parish program, Jesus Is Lord, a course thatRead more »

We’re Talking About Eternal Salvation Here! 3 Need-to-Know Dogmas You Never Hear About

It is said that St Francis Xavier baptized 30,000-100,000 people A dogma is a teaching of the Church that has been proposed infallibly byRead more »

My “Let It Be” Stage on “Gay Marriage”

Last year when Obama said that his views on “gay marriage” were evolving, I wrote that my views had also evolved on theRead more »

6 Bad Arguments You’ve Of Course Never Used Before

Laugh at the stupidity, cry at the fact that these arguments are used regularly by millions of people, feel vindicated that you’veRead more »

That Grace May Become Ordinary

Being an individual can be fun, but God asks us to worship in common. Maybe it was just me. But as a Protestant, I squirmed when it cameRead more »

Protect Babies and Women – Stand With Prolife Texas!

I’m not from Texas so you might be wondering why I would be all enthused about something that is happening in the Lone Star State.Read more »

Catholic Women and Faith in the Workplace

Photo courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net The number of women in the workplace today (full-time or part-time) has risenRead more »

Damnable Heresies, part 2

In response to a Bible college friend’s posted problems over Catholicism’s “damnable heresies” (which are actually doctrines traced back toRead more »

No, We Don’t Worship Mary: What The Differences Really Are

The first rule of debate is to be sure you correctly understand the position of your interlocutor. Any Catholic who has engaged inRead more »

If we err by thinking we are the center of the Liturgy, the Mass will lead to a loss of Faith ~ Cardinal Raymond Burke

Mass Confusion: Interference

Earlier today I was driving down the road listening to my local Catholic station. Every so often a popular rock station would bleed in andRead more »

Damnable Heresies

On the day of Pope Francis’ election, a Bible college friend posted this ill-tempered update: “Feeling cynical about Catholicism and theirRead more »

Not a Garden Gnome: Understanding St. Francis

The name, St. Francis, is on everyone’s lips these days – ever since our new Holy Father took Francis as his official name. With thisRead more »

The Church Lumbers On

The Church’s umpteenth Lent–and my twelfth one–is drawing to a close. The Triduum, followed by the blessedly long seasonRead more »