About Adam Pasternack

Adam Pasternack is a graduate of the University of Dayton where he majored in Religious Studies. Subsequently he earned a Bachelor of Philosophy and MA in Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum. He currently resides in Buffalo, New York where he works as the Director of Evangelization at St Amelia Parish and is pursuing his PhD in Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Adam has a devotion to Bl John Paul II, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Dominic, and St Thomas Aquinas. He enjoys good bourbon, philosophizing, an occasional pipe, ultimate frisbee, singing, Ohio State football, hiking, cooking, reading, traveling, camping, playing, skiing, and of course, all things Catholic. @AJPasternack

Posts by Adam Pasternack:


The Rest of the Story: The Vatican Marriage Meeting that did not make the News

Given the media ripples created by the extraordinary meeting of the Synod of Bishops, it can be easy to overlook another important Vatican sponsored meeting that just took place in Rome. The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium, an international and interreligious colloquium was sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the […]


Me, evangelize!? No way!

  Upon hearing the truth that all baptized Christians are called to be missionary disciples and to actively evangelize, many people quake in fear.  Objections abound: “But I am not an extrovert.”  “I am not called to be a priest or religious.” “I am not a gifted apologist.” “I cannot speak clearly.” “I am too […]


Making Time for the Useless

Life is just too busy. Or at least that is the line I told myself every time I thought about joining a choir in the new city I just moved to. With everything that comes from beginning a new job, a new graduate program, and living in a new city I thought the last thing […]


ISIS and the Black Mass: What has religious freedom got to do with it?

Recent global and national events have brought the issue of religious freedom to the forefront of the media’s attention. In the middle east—Iraq, Israel, Syria, and elsewhere—religion seems to be a divisive force that continues to cause much violence, suffering, and death. Even in more geopolitically stable states such as Saudi Arabia it remains illegal […]


Lent & World Peace

Even thought Lent is very late this year, it always seems to sneak up on me.  As I have begun to pray and to think about how to make the most of Lent this year, Saint James has challenged me to a renewed conversion, particularly with these words from the fourth chapter of his letter: […]