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The Church of Jesus Christ

April 18, AD 2017 0 Comments
The Church of Jesus Christ

To love and believe in Jesus is to obey Him.1 When one searches the Scriptures, it is readily apparent that Jesus established a Church founded on the rock of Peter,2 a corporeal and spiritual community to which all His followers were to belong. Examining history,3 we see that it is the Catholic Church which alone […]

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Purgatory: The Antechamber of Heaven

November 2, AD 2016 10 Comments
Purgatory: The Antechamber of Heaven

“Our souls demand Purgatory, don’t they? Would it not break the heart if God said to us, ‘It is true, my son, that your breath smells and your rags drip with mud and slime, but we are charitable here and no one will upbraid you with these things, nor draw away from you. Enter into […]

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The Time I Didn’t Evangelize My Doctor

June 22, AD 2016 4 Comments
The Time I Didn’t Evangelize My Doctor

A couple of weeks ago, while traveling for a friend’s wedding, I suddenly developed what can only be described as a mini Mount Vesuvius on my knee. The random, swollen, fluid-filled monstrosity eventually became bad enough (because my “oh, it’ll go away….duh!” mentality didn’t work), that when we got home I went in to see […]

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The Power of an Invitation // Do the Incredible

May 25, AD 2015 1 Comment
The Power of an Invitation // Do the Incredible

As I watch this video, I wonder how many men are bored with their lives. I remember I was. I was still in the Air Force, hungry for something more, but I didn’t know what it was. I wanted my life to mean something. I think all men want to do something great with their […]

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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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If the Church Is Boring or “Redundant”, Is Marriage Too?

November 20, AD 2013 3 Comments
If the Church Is Boring or “Redundant”, Is Marriage Too?

The Catholic Church is often times accused of being too “redundant” and “religious”. Let me respond to this by offering a comparison analogous to marriage. When I was a newlywed (only five years ago) I often wondered when the buzz would wear off. It didn’t seem to for the longest time. See, newlywed is so […]

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Marriage: Getting There

June 27, AD 2013 3 Comments
Marriage: Getting There

How interesting it is to be a young, newly married, Catholic in light of the quickly changing moral code of our country. The Supreme Court’s decision left me unsurprised but filled with dread. How can our country stand in the midst of moral and financial collapse and what can we do about it? Perhaps we […]

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What Should We Do?

December 17, AD 2012 1 Comment
What Should We Do?

We are soaked in blood. I am soaked in blood. There is so much blood everywhere we look, that we”ve stopped recognizing it. I”ve stopped recognizing it. I have not noticed its slow drip, drip, drip into my soul, choking out the love of God and neighbor that should be growing. Sowing instead seeds of […]

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Squeaky Clean

December 9, AD 2012 0 Comments
Squeaky Clean

I had the interesting experience of going to both confession and the dentist back to back this week. On Thursday I had my semi-annual tooth cleaning, and on Friday I went to confession before the vigil Mass for the feast of the Immaculate Conception. There’s nothing quite like being scrubbed and scraped clean, both physically […]

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Secular Society Should be Grateful for Confession

December 2, AD 2012 2 Comments
Secular Society Should be Grateful for Confession

So once again in Australia we see the inner workings of the Catholic Church being dissected by an audience that has little understanding of, or care for, matters of faith. Interestingly while commentators are usually quick to point out perceived trespassing by the Church into the domain of the State, there doesn’t seem to be […]

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In Blackwater Woods

November 12, AD 2012 2 Comments
In Blackwater Woods

November is, for me, a month associated with death and dying. On November 1, we celebrate the feast of the all the Saints. In addition to celebration, I remember the due date of the baby we lost. He would have turned three on November 1, 2012. How fitting that the 2nd is a day of […]

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The Rosary Explained

October 21, AD 2012 5 Comments
The Rosary Explained

  Many people are wondering why Catholics hold those beads called the Rosary in their hands and what’s the real inspiration behind them. In this little booklet I’ll attempt to give quick answers to some of the questions and doubts often raised by people. Click to Download Your Copy Now (PDF 326.9 KB). Never be […]

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Open Hands, Empty or Full

October 15, AD 2012 6 Comments
Open Hands, Empty or Full

“There”s nothing harder than learning how to receive.” -Over the Rhine When we started out as newly marrieds, learning NFP, we didn”t know anyone else who was married with children. Nearly all of my friends were single, and none of Atticus” married friends lived nearby. We were basically on our own. It was both good […]

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3 Reasons Why Jesus Would Be Rejected

August 28, AD 2012 14 Comments
3 Reasons Why Jesus Would Be Rejected

Are three reasons why people reject the Catholic Church today. I've been thinking about this for some time, ruminating about the common objections I hear against Catholicism. They can be summarized in three distinct yet overlapping categories: ontological, moral and epistemic.

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The Power of Beauty

August 19, AD 2012 8 Comments
The Power of Beauty

“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves.” — CS Lewis We were sitting in his parents” basement. […]

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