On the Mass

One of the few nice things about our current era is how, despite its explicit rejection of family, religious, and political traditions, the realities these traditions so jealously guarded continue to be objects of desire for everyone. All still want to fall in love, experience the transcendent, and live a fulfilled life. Loyalty, duty, courage, […]


East Side – West Side: Part 2

In my last post, I summarized the origins of the various Rites of the Roman Catholic Church. Now I would like to elaborate on the differences between the Eastern and Western Churches, including the Eastern Orthodox Churches. Again, in the previous post I explained that the distinction between East and West is not exactly the […]


The Catholic Case Against Military Intervention in Syria

As America waits for the vote on military action in Syria, it is important for Catholics to understand why we must oppose any measure of military action against the Syrian regime. It is easy to jump to an emotional conclusion based on the tragedies and atrocities committed by the Assad regime. A reported 1,429 men, […]


The Holy One In Our Midst

“There is no surer formula for discontent than to try to satisfy our cravings for the ocean of Infinite Love from the teacup of finite satisfactions.” -Archbishop Fulton Sheen I just got home from a Holy Hour of Adoration at my local parish; an hour of praising, praying and singing to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. […]

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East Side – West Side: Part 1

A few weeks ago I went with a friend to the local Greek Orthodox church for their Sunday Divine Liturgy (which is their version of what we call “Mass”). My friend is interested in becoming an Orthodox Christian, and I wanted to see what the Eastern liturgy was like. Going in, I expected to be […]

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