The Coming Storm and How to Prepare

I originally wrote the following essay on October 17, 2016. Though the election is long since over, it seems even more relevant now... A storm is approaching. We've been watching it build on the horizon for decades, and now it's here. The first sprinkles of rain have already hit us, and with the wind now... Continue Reading →

My Current Thoughts on Pope Francis

In a recent jet-presser at 30,000 feet, Pope Francis commented that he felt "honored" that some traditional-Catholic Americans were attacking him. Why does this not surprise me? It seems obvious to me that he doesn't care for those Catholic Americans who consider themselves "orthodox" or "traditional." On the flip side, I think it's fair and... Continue Reading →

Do Catholics Worship Statues?

Living in the Bible Belt of the United States can be a bit amusing at times, especially when some Evangelicals refer to Catholic statues and icons as "idols." At the same time, however, I have sympathy for these folks, because I too was once as confused as they are. I have to admire their zeal.... Continue Reading →

Liberal-Modernism Kills Authentic Ecumenism

  I think this is a topic that needs to be broached. How much do the antics of liberals and modernists in the Catholic Church harm authentic ecumenical relations? When I say "authentic" ecumenical relations, I'm referring strictly to those that lead to unity with the Catholic Church, as opposed to "superficial" ecumenical relations, wherein... Continue Reading →

The Truth About Married Priests

Before I begin this essay, allow me to give full disclosure. First, I am not a priest. Second, I am married. Third, I don't want to be a priest -- ever. Fourth, I will probably never be a priest and that's just fine with me. Truth be told, I enjoy my freedom as a Catholic... Continue Reading →

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