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
Symphony (n): sounding together. But for a long while they sang only each alone, or but few together, while the rest hearkened; for each comprehended only that part of the mind of Ilúvatar from which he came, and in the understanding of their brethren they grew but slowly. Yet ever as they listened they came … Continue reading Catholicism: The Faith Symphonic
I recently saw two movies that could not be less similar in story and genre: Gone Girl and Annabelle. While these movies in many ways differ greatly, the themes of family and married life are prominent in both. In light of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family currently taking place in the Catholic Church, there … Continue reading Gone God: In Movies and Marriage.
“The earthly city glories in itself, the Heavenly City glories in the Lord.” ― Augustine of Hippo, City of God "I want to be the best in the World. I want to win gold. This is more than just some piece of medal. It's about what the medal represents. The virtues it requires to attain … Continue reading Foxcatcher and The Two Cities
The first year of seminary is complete. The first of two years of study in Philosophy. The first of six years overall to prepare to become a priest of Jesus Christ. What can be said of this experience? What happened? What changed in my life? What was seminary life like? A lot of these … Continue reading “What happened?” A Question for Easter Witnesses and Year One Seminarians.