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
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
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.
"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