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 […]


How to Misinterpret Pope Francis

A few weeks ago, Pope Francis gave a three part interview to Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, an Italian Jesuit journal. The interview was published earlier this week in all the Jesuit journals around the world. Everything was fine and dandy until the mainstream media decided to report on it […]


Modernizing the Church?

Following Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation and in the days leading up to Pope Francis’s election, I saw a number of media outlets pushing the idea that it was a “perfect time for the church to modernize.” By “modernize” they apparently mean it’s time to accept abortion and homosexuality. These media moguls employ the idea that […]

Living Catholic, Living Social

“Young people in particular, I appeal to you: bear witness to your faith through the digital world!….Employ these new technologies to make the Gospel known, so that the Good New of God’s infinite love for all people, will resound in new ways across our increasingly technological world!” – Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City, May 20, […]

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