A Seminarian’s World Youth Day Pilgrimage

Walking.  Praying.  Beholding. Thousands of words could be written that would give a detailed account of the week-long pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day.  Instead, I want to offer some brief vignettes under the thematic words I have provided above.  My reflections will relate to how I experienced World Youth Day from the … Continue reading A Seminarian’s World Youth Day Pilgrimage

Top 7 Non-Biblical Beliefs of ‘Bible-Believing’ Christians

One of the common questions that begin a challenge to Catholic teaching by non-Catholic Christians is: "Where in the Bible...?"  The question is usually asked in good faith with a genuine interest in wanting to know how Catholics justify their beliefs. But, this phrase makes two presumptions made by the one inquiring that I want … Continue reading Top 7 Non-Biblical Beliefs of ‘Bible-Believing’ Christians

The Best of the Catholic Web

For many, it is not so much a lack of choices that keep us from encountering the best, but their overabundance that can overwhelm us and paralyze us.  Western Culture has made choice one of the many gods of this age; to choose for the sake of choosing instead of choosing what is the best … Continue reading The Best of the Catholic Web

Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball

"I've tried them all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out is the Church of Baseball."  -Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham, 1988. "Baseball is like church.  Many attend, few understand."  --Leo Durocher, former MLB player and manager. Pastime  n.  an activity you enjoy doing during your free … Continue reading Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball

From Narnia to Middle Earth: An Unexpected Journey into the Catholic Church

"It's--it's a magic wardrobe.  There's a wood inside it, and it's snowing, and there's a Faun and a witch and it's called Narnia; come and see." --Lucy, from 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis   The Wardrobe to Narnia Since my childhood, I always loved Lewis' stories about the adventures in … Continue reading From Narnia to Middle Earth: An Unexpected Journey into the Catholic Church