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About Josh Altonji

Josh is a seminarian for the Diocese of Birmingham, studying at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He co-founded The Papist with Nathan Edwards in 2011 while studying at Vanderbilt University, where he earned his Bachelor's in Computer Science and Psychology.

Posts by Josh Altonji:

Painting: "The Annunciation" by Henry Ossawa Tanner

An Open Love Letter to the Church

Author’s note:  This is my first blog post as a seminarian, which seems appropriate. It’s based on a journal entry I wrote on my birthday while at seminary. As always, I am still in an ongoing process of discernment (and need your prayers!), but this letter is my attempt to sum up my feelings for […]

9/11: Day of Tragedy, Day of Hope

Today is 9/11.  It is the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks made by terrorists against the United States at the World Trade Center in New York City. To some, ten years ago was to be the day that America was forever overcome by darkness.  Terrorists hoped – if it can be called a […]

Letter to a Young Agnostic Catholic – “The Playing Field”

I am writing this letter for a friend but also, in part, for myself and for anyone who has ever had doubts about his or her Catholic faith.  So as not to keep you in suspense, I will tell you that I am indeed fully Catholic, and do not consider myself an Agnostic, but also […]

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