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About Mike Zimmerman

Mike is a convert to the Church who “Swam the Tiber" back in 2007. Growing up in a Methodist/Jewish household, Mike would later convert to Mormonism, study Eastern Philosophy and then find his home in the Catholic Church by researching to find what Christ left for us and what His disciples believed and did. This religious pursuit would cause him to change his major in college and subsequently receive his Bachelors in Religious Studies, his Masters in Theological Studies, a second Masters in Catholic Pastoral Education and is currently pursuing his PhD in Catholic History. Having lived all over the United States, Mike has found his home in Nashville, Tennessee where he lives with his beautiful wife and two young children. Read his personal blog at Rants and Random Thoughts of Mike.

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Ash Wednesday – Things I Need to Know

Here is you go-to list for things you need to know about Ash Wednesday. This much loved and feared day seems to come out of nowhere each year and leaves many Catholics saying, “Oh, man, is Lent already?” and others asking, “What should I be giving up for Lent?” We have already had a wonderful […]

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Catholic Appropriation

Diversity. Appropriation. Equality. Privilege. It seems that our culture has taken a shift to embrace everything that has been traditionally marginalized. Folks don’t know what to say anymore. Words can hurt. Actions speak even louder. Micro-aggressions speak loudest of all. Just by being, we may be of offense to someone else. But rarely do you […]

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Looking for some Catholic Memes?

Check out our new collection of Catholic Memes. Some are funny, some are pointed, but heck, they’re all fun! Here is our new collection of memes. If you have one you would like to submit, reach out to us! http://thepapist.org/catholic-memes/ Tags » Catholic, catholic memes, fun, memes, sharing, social media

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The 12 Days of Christmas is Actually a Catholic Song

As we are in the 12 days until the Epiphany, I thought this was very timely. Everyone knows this song. But as another writer said, “What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?” The best […]

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Even Protestants are Catholic Around Christmas

You read that right. I was listening to a Catholic apologist on a podcast today and he made a stark observation that I was surprised I had never made before. So many Protestants are quick to bash the Catholic Church, not on doctrine or theology that they disagree with (which they do), but  are quicker […]

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