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Author Archive: Shaun McAfee

Shaun McAfee is a veteran of the Air Force and current civilian in the Army Corps of Engineers as a Contract Specialist. He blogs at ShaunMcAfee.com. Currently he is pursuing a Masters in Dogmatic Theology with Holy Apostles College and Seminary where he also serves as the Social Media Director. He also works for Patrick Madrid's Envoy Institute as the Social Media Administrator. A convert to Catholicism, he loves learning, explaining, sharing, and defending the faith. He is married and has two boys named Gabriel and Tristan. They live in Omaha, NE.

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My Dream Has Come True

June 18, AD 2014 2 Comments
My Dream Has Come True

If 10 years ago you were to have told me I would be a Christian, I would not have believed you. If five years ago you were to have told me I would be a Catholic, I might have puked. If on the day of my confirmation to the Catholic Church you were to have […]

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Six Reasons It’s Totally Fine to Never Get Married, a Response to Huffington Post

May 21, AD 2014 10 Comments
Six Reasons It’s Totally Fine to Never Get Married, a Response to Huffington Post

The Huffington Post recently released an article titled “10 Reasons It’s Totally Fine to Never Get Married.”  The reasons are as bad as you might be thinking. Reasons like: – “For men, being married could be connected to being overweight.” – “Most people aren’t in a hurry to get married anymore.” – “Marriage can present a […]

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Mark Driscoll’s Lies About the Apostles Creed

April 24, AD 2014 5 Comments
Mark Driscoll’s Lies About the Apostles Creed

I haven’t watched a Mark Driscoll video in so long because it’s like a drinking game: take a sip each time he makes something up, adds to history, or condemns another Christian denomination because they disagree with his interpretation. Here’s a quote from one of his videos. “The Apostles creed was a summary doctrinal statement […]

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A Different Take on Singing Italian Sister Cristina Sciuccia

March 28, AD 2014 13 Comments
A Different Take on Singing Italian Sister Cristina Sciuccia

By now everyone has seen the Italian Ursuline Sister, Cristina Sciuccia, on the Italian show equivalent of “The Voice.” Go here if you need a refresher. Everyone seems to have voiced his or her opinion in a combox or bloggers in their own blog. I’m fine with most of them but I haven’t heard anyone […]

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Seven Inspiring Movies for Lent

March 27, AD 2014 4 Comments
Seven Inspiring Movies for Lent

Lent is a great time to be inspired. If you haven’t given up your television, laptop, media, or internet, try and find one or more of these titles. Watch, pray, be inspired. The Way – Currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime (March 2014) (Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez) A deeply Catholic movie. Tom (Martin Sheen) finds […]

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Five FREE Activities for Lent 2014

February 27, AD 2014 2 Comments
Five FREE Activities for Lent 2014

Need something to do for lent? How about these FREE activities. Some are from the best Catholic Universities and Colleges, others are for you and your family. Enjoy 1. Lenten Journey with Jesus: A Virtual Tour of the Geography of Jesus (March 5 – April 17, 2014) Absolutely free course offered by Holy Apostles College […]

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Marriage as a Vocation

January 30, AD 2014 0 Comments
Marriage as a Vocation

Following the continuation from What Evangelical Catholics Can Learn from Protestants… Protestants don’t typically acknowledge any of the Sacraments except for the older denominations. Though they have valid baptisms, which the Church recognizes, they do not participate in the other Sacraments. While their marriages are not sacramental, most Protestants still uphold the traditional view of marriage […]

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What the Evangelical Catholic Can Learn from Protestants

January 22, AD 2014 55 Comments
What the Evangelical Catholic Can Learn from Protestants

The word “evangelical” is familiar to most Protestants, but it is an idea that more Catholics ought to be acquainted with as well. The title of George Weigel’s book Evangelical Catholicism communicates the intersection of these two seemingly disparate concepts immediately. The reality with too many with Catholics is a more privatized faith – Catholics, […]

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Why Was Jesus Baptized?

January 10, AD 2014 0 Comments
Why Was Jesus Baptized?

This coming Sunday is the Baptism of Jesus, which one of the most confusing topics for Christians. We have Jesus, the Man-God, a person of the Trinity, who sought baptism. It confuses people today and confused John the Baptist as well. Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by […]

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Distance Learning with Holy Apostles College and Seminary

January 6, AD 2014 0 Comments
Distance Learning with Holy Apostles College and Seminary

Holy Apostles College and Seminary (HACS) is one of two non-residential Colleges recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society—a huge honor and privilege for any school making the short list. See that recommendation here. With a robust catolog and an honorary team of professors, HACS is the best kept secret in Catholic education. A humble size of online students […]

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Catholics and the “Extra Stuff”

January 2, AD 2014 1 Comment
Catholics and the “Extra Stuff”

Recently I had a conversation with a close friend and non-Catholic. Talking about his family’s history in differing denominations, I soon found out that some of his relatives and ancestors are or were Catholic. So I ask him plainly, “Why aren’t you Catholic, what made you decide otherwise?” His answer was a very truthful and sincere, […]

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A Biblical Look at Confession

December 16, AD 2013 33 Comments
A Biblical Look at Confession

A friend of mind had just learned of my decision to join the Catholic faith. He was nice about it, that is, he didn’t give me the “whore of babylon” reaction. He dropped me off after a slice of pizza and said, “You know, there’s just one thing I could never do.” “Whats that?” “Confession. I could never […]

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