The Catholic Renewal

The Catholic Church, especially in North America and Europe, is in a demographic nosedive. The writing is on the wall, and it cannot be denied anymore, at least not by any reasonably informed person. Throughout the United States, for example, parishes are closing. Congregations are being merged, and dioceses are downsizing. Our bishops today have […]

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Pastors, NOW is Your Moment — Don’t Miss it!

This is addressed to all of America’s Christian pastors, both Catholic and Evangelical; NOW is your moment to shine. Don’t miss it!!!!! Allow me to explain. Something very big is happening right now in the United States, and it’s the result of many different factors, but the big catalyst (and perhaps the final straw) is […]

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The Plan

In recent weeks we’ve seen a remarkable Marxist coup unfold before our eyes. What began as a credible public-health threat from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus, has been hijacked into an attempt by Marxist leaders around the world to seize control of the people, business and economies for the purpose of “restructuring” according to […]

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Do We Really Need Schools After Quarantine?

Here in Missouri, Governor Parson has issued the quarantine order announcing that all public school students are expected to complete their school year, even though the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Different Missouri school districts are responding to this challenge in different ways. Some are using […]

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The Rise of Militant Catholicism and Rules for Retrogrades

The world has radically changed in the wake of the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) and with it the Catholic Church has changed too. The worldwide quarantine, of both the sick and the healthy, has spawned the birth of something new. Or maybe I should say the rebirth of something very old. The rise of Militant Catholicism […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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