Catholic Church

A Man of Both Conscience and Prudence

The Church, in Her wisdom, gives us many great Saints to venerate and imitate, spread throughout all times, places, vocations, and professions so that the omnipresence and catholicity of God’s salvation might be shown to the world. One great example of this marvelous diversity of the Saints is the man whose feast day we celebrate […]

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Ecology, Pantheism and the Church

“Where’s Jesus these days?” The thought has been occurring to me with some frequency lately, not least upon reading a story at National Catholic Register about a recent Vatican workshop on ecology.  The workshop, entitled “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity” was sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of […]

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The Importance of Theology and Philosophy in the University

The University of Notre Dame is no stranger to controversy, and it is once again making a few headlines due to its decennial core curriculum review process, which began recently. While no concrete recommendations or proposals have yet been made, one change clearly being considered is a reduction of the theology and philosophy requirements in […]

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On the Mission and Vocation of the Laity

Text of a talk I gave to St. Michael’s Young Adults group during Spirit and Spirits, on Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Irish Bred Pub in Opelika, AL. Tonight I’ll be talking about the mission of the laity in the Church. I hope that by the end of this talk we will have arrived at […]

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The Pope and the Mafia

I’m a convert, so naturally, I have an affinity for all the little trappings of the faith. With that, I know the journey that I went through to get here and in a way, I feel protective of my Church. I feel reverence for the Blessed Mother, for her husband Joseph, and especially for our […]

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