I have little original to offer for Memorial Day, and indeed I desire only to unite my thanks and prayers, with every other American, to the men and women who have served our country, especially those who have given their lives in that service. I’ve been Catholic for twelve years now, and in that time [...]
Author Archive: Devin Rose
Devin Rose is a Catholic writer and lay apologist. After his conversion from atheism to Protestant Christianity in college, he set out to discover where the fullness of the truth of Jesus Christ could be found. His search led him to the Catholic Church. He blogs at St. Joseph’s Vanguard and has released his first book titled “If Protestantism Is True.” He has written articles for Catholic News Agency, Fathers for Good, Called to Communion, and has appeared on EWTN discussing Catholic-Protestant topics.
So you wanted to be a monk, or a nun, but God called you to married life. Not to worry! The next best thing to being a monk or nun, is living next to a monastery or convent. The benefits of living in close proximity to religious are numerous. Imagine, waking up in the morning to the [...]
In a recent blog post, I said we should “flee to the fields,” quoting the eponymous book of essays by the founders of the Catholic Land Movement. Many understandably took that to mean: isolate ourselves from the “evil’ society, bunker down, hoard guns and food stores, and prepare from the Parousia. But I did not [...]
Here are two great questions to put to your Protestant friends: Apostolic Confession? In John 20:21-23, Jesus gives the Apostles authority to forgive (or retain) sins. Since your Protestant friend likely objects to the Catholic practice of confessing sins to a priest (since, the dichotomy goes, only God forgives sins), tactfully ask her how she [...]
Like many, I was deeply saddened and disturbed by the murders of our ambassador and other Americans last week. The brutal pictures showing him being dragged, whether alive or dead I don’t know, through the streets by Islamist thugs were horrible. Over a decade ago, when Bush was president, I was for going to war [...]