Author Archive: Edmund Mitchell

Edmund Mitchell is a Catholic youth minister with a passion for Jesus, evangelization, and rugby - especially when all three happen at once. For now he enjoys being a Catholic hipster, until too many people start enjoying it with him, then he'll probably go mainstream. He blogs over at CatholicYouthMinister.com and tweets at https://twitter.com/EdmundMitchell.

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The Annoying “Yes” Lady at Mass

The Annoying “Yes” Lady at Mass

[ 10 ] October 4, AD 2013 |

Due to many scheduling conflicts a few Sundays back, I went to Mass by myself without the wife and kids. Over the past month or so we began to notice a curious and regular disruption at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. The weird part was, I began to take a strange pleasure in it. It went […]

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What If I Were Drunk All The Time?

What If I Were Drunk All The Time?

[ 1 ] May 17, AD 2013 |

Waiting on four pepperoni HARs (hot and readys) to be…well…ready (Little Ceasar’s was back-logged) I moseyed over to the bar next door to find a bar bathroom. I found and entered a small closet with two urinals and a stall and an older gentleman followed close behind and grabbed a urinal before I did. Now […]

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Fr. Mitch Pacwa Epic Debates

Fr. Mitch Pacwa Epic Debates

[ 5 ] December 28, AD 2012 |

I want to make sure all you great Catholics out there are aware of what is, in my opinion, a few of the best Catholic debates of all time – Fr. Mitch Pacwa on the John Ankerberg Show. I learned a heck of a lot from Fr. Mitch Pacwa watching him handle these tough Protestant […]

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Dual Wielding the Bible and Catechism

Dual Wielding the Bible and Catechism

[ 5 ] November 30, AD 2012 |

If you want to be a good Catholic, you gotta read your Bible.  But the Church advises us: “sacred tradition, Sacred Scripture and the teaching authority of the Church… are so linked and joined together that one cannot stand without the others” (Dei Verbum Par. 10). Combining Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition is a deeply Catholic […]

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We Need More Death

We Need More Death

[ 9 ] November 2, AD 2012 |

Mary Magdalene with the Smoking Flame, Georges de La Tour  You will die. A friend of mine sells life insurance. He told me that every time someone new sits in his office, he asks them: What are your chances of dying? The poor soul will usually guess something like a 2% chance, or maybe even somewhere between 5% and 10% (the realists). […]

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God and Dice

God and Dice

[ 10 ] October 5, AD 2012 |

This is not how you use dice. You roll dice. In games with dice, the dice and chance are the masters of the outcome.  We become willingly dependent upon them to tell us the fate of our turn with a roll. In a way, this is part of the fun of games of chance. Where […]

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Love Like the Movies

Love Like the Movies

[ 5 ] September 25, AD 2012 |

  Why do we love movie romances so much, and why do we desire for the love stories in movies to happen to us? Really, why do all of us want to be in love like the movies? “But in the movies they’re not in love at all…” We can never be in love like […]

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