This is turning out to be a Lent we’ll never forget. How ironic, as we carry our unique crosses with various sacrifices this Lent, we also have the reality of a pandemic that is causing heightened panic across the globe. Churches are shutting down, people are isolating themselves, store shelves are becoming desolate, and public … More How should Catholics deal with the Coronavirus?
In her book, How Catholic Art Saved the Faith, Elizabeth Lev articulates that Catholicism expresses its foundation as the true church of Christ in that it showcases the formula of: the true, the good, and the beautiful. That is, people can comprehend that the Church is the one true church Jesus established in that she … More Should the Church sell all its riches for the poor?
Bishop Fulton Sheen tells the story of a wealthy man named James. In his retirement years, James came to the faith. He consequently donated much of his wealth to the Church and began traveling the world speaking to people about the beauty of the Catholic faith. He was journeying in Mongolia hiking through the Altay … More Want to be happy? Try volunteering
In God’s creation, there exist two modes of reality blended together. There is the physical realm and the non-physical or metaphysical realm. In Biblical terms, we call the non-physical element the spiritual realm. The spiritual world is the mysterious avenue that some have access to while others, for whatever reason, do not. In this spiritual … More The Harry Potter Problem
The Thanksgiving holiday is slowly turning into an after thought as each year Christmas decorations are popping up well before turkey day. This, coupled with the secularism of our present culture may have turned the focus of Thanksgiving more towards feasting, football, shopping and a four day weekend. Nevertheless, we must not forget the history … More The need for Thanksgiving
If you’re a plugged-in Catholic you might be asking why has the Church been rocked with repeated scandals the last 50 years. In his book, Infiltration, Taylor Marshall provides a profound analysis. Marshall gives a detailed historical account that illuminates the there have been demonic forces that have infiltrated the Catholic Church in order to … More What lies behind the Amazon Synod?
New research from Pew published this month indicates the sad fact that only 26% of US Catholics under the age of 40 believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Even more troubling is this study suggests that close to 70% of Catholics across the spectrum don’t believe in the most fundamental teaching of the … More Why don’t Catholics Believe in The Real Presence?
As America celebrated its 4th of July with Trump’s salute to America, many pundits have signaled that the patriotism displayed was too over the top. Is patriotism a form of nation worship? Let’s go to one of the Doctors of the Church for this question. St. Thomas Aquinas addresses the topic of patriotism when he … More Is America a Catholic Nation?
In the Star Wars series, we witness the slow transformation of good to evil with the character of Darth Vader. Before he became a disciple of the dark side, Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker, a good-hearted Jedi and hero of the Clone Wars. While he was considered one of the most powerful Jedi in the … More The dark side’s sneak attack on kids
Of the seven Sacraments, probably the most misunderstood among Catholics is confirmation. People routinely mistake confirmation for “Catholic graduation,” or some sort of coming of age ceremony akin to a bar mitzvah. These common misconceptions of confirmation miss the mark, and, consequently, confuse people about what confirmation actually is. In order to fully understand confirmation, … More What is Confirmation?