Keeping Your Kids Catholic

As a trained catechist, and Catholic apologist, I'm frequently asked by Catholic parents how to keep their kids Catholic. Let me begin by saying you have to do it yourself! You can't trust Catholic schools or parish catechism programs to do it for you. We have 50 years of failed history as an example. If... Continue Reading →

A Benedict Option Community — In the Ozarks

I've written many times in endorsement of Rod Dreher's book The Benedict Option. It's a great read, and I highly recommend it. So does Archbishop Charles Chaput. The book is geared mostly toward Evangelicals, as Catholics (especially traditionally-minded Catholics) already possess many of the characteristics Dreher suggests are necessary to persevere in the current crisis,... Continue Reading →

Use the Baltimore Catechism

Some time back I went through a catechist training program through Dayton University. I enjoyed the program and I'm glad I did it. Today, I simply use what I learned therein to teach my own children the faith. As a homeschooling father, I am particularly sensitive to the needs of Catholic parents instructing their children.... Continue Reading →

No Fate Except for What We Make

It's a line from the science-fiction Terminator films: "There is no fate except for what we make." While this may be a popular culture cliche from the 1980s, there is an element of truth to it, and it most certainly ties back to the Christian faith. Humanity has a tendency to default back into the... Continue Reading →

Why Christians Should Hate

Hate. It's a pretty strong word. Webster's Dictionary defines it as "intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury" and "extreme dislike or disgust." In today's politically-correct society, the word "hate" is generally unacceptable, and is used by political Leftists as a weapon to demonize their political opponents. It's generally... Continue Reading →

Reclaiming Christmas from Commercialism

We've all heard it a million times. Christians decry the commercialization of Christmas (and rightly so) then feel offended when "Merry Christmas" is replaced with "Happy Holidays." I fully understand the reason for this frustration, but at the same time I think while we're desperately fighting to save a hundred-year old tradition of Christmas shopping,... Continue Reading →

School Shootings Cannot Be Stopped

I know the title of this post is depressing, but it's a reflection of reality. School shootings cannot be stopped. They are just a regular part of life in America now. We might as well get used to it. Catholics parents need to get their kids out of public schools now! There is no reason... Continue Reading →

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