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Some Small Thoughts on a Big Problem

In their recently published book The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It, psychologist Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan make the case that video games and online porn are largely responsible for spawning a new generation of socially awkward and emotionally removed males in today’s society – men […]

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The Crux of Faith

If someone claims to be a follower of Christ, a Christian, then it should matter to him or her greatly if he or she is following Him correctly. To view all of the feuding denominations of Christianity can be disheartening, but I can help narrow down this field of choices quite simply. The central aspect […]

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“Are Y’all Born Again?”

The other day, someone online asked me the following question about Catholics: “Are y’all born again?” At first, I considered giving my typical sassy response: “No, we were born right the first time.” After a moment of reflection, however, I thought, “You know, we really are ‘born again!’ ” and I’m here to tell you […]

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 […]

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Can the Church Grow with the Times?

In a fast-moving secular world, many people’s complaint about the Church is that it is old fashioned. While I can understand their point (and perhaps at times this is actually what draws me to the Catholic Church), upon closer inspection, the Church does have innovation and newness to her, you just have to look. Recently, […]

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