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:


John Paul the Great

This past weekend some friends hosted a party in honor of Bl. John Paul II.  We were blessed to have Fr Andrew with us to celebrate the Holy Mysteries followed by a potluck and much joy and celebration. The occasion reminded me of the large role John Paul II has played in my life and […]


Dante and the Vestibule of Hell

One of my favorite parts of summer vacation is the extra time of leisure it affords. In addition to the joys of extra family time, euchre tournaments, sangria, days on the lake and cooking, being able to read whatever whenever with no deadlines in sight is a delight! One of the books I brought this […]


On the Importance of St Dominic For Our Times

The Feast Day of St Dominic is of special import to Catholics seeking to pursue Christ in 21st century America. There are many striking similarities between Dominic’s own time and our own. After several years as a canon regular, a priest who lived in community with other priests and devoted themselves to study, the solemn […]

Che Papa

Walking with Pope Francis

When Pope Francis was first presented to the world I was deeply moved and overjoyed, but he was a man shrouded in mystery. When Pope Benedict XVI was elected I had been familiar with the man Joseph Ratzinger for some years, already grateful to him for the spiritual and intellectual formation he had provided. Since […]


What Pope Benedict XVI Teaches us about the New Evangelization

As Pope Benedict officially lays down the Office of Peter according to the stated requirements of canon law, many of us have experienced a great sorrow. Not the sorrow or despair of God abandoning His Church or of failed leadership, but the deep sorrow of the loss of a faithful servant of God who so […]