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 Year of Faith, Thomas Aquinas, and the Argument Haters

As we settle into the Year of Faith it is most helpful to recall that Pope Benedict’s challenge to us is twofold: First, develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ by encountering Him daily in personal prayer and, when possible, in the Eucharist. Second, grow in a deeper and more systematic understanding of the Catholic […]


Eavesdropping at the Cafe & the Year of Faith

True story. As I was working away at a coffee shop this week, I could not help but overhear a nearby conversation. I promise, I don’t make a habit of eavesdropping, but it’s hard to block out a loud conversation when you hear passionate phrases such as: “If the HHS mandate is only affecting Catholics, […]


What Are People For?: Les Miserables Musings

Last Sunday when viewing Thomas Hooper’s recent film Les Miserables, I was struck by its rich meditation on the human person. At first I assumed the French Victor Hugo must have been a practicing Catholic, though after a bit of research it seems like the Catholic influence came from his wife and her family. Hugo’s own […]