Eavesdropping at the Cafe & the Year of Faith

True story. As I was working away at a coffee shop this week, I could not help but overhear a nearby conversation. I promise, I don’t make a habit of eavesdropping, but it’s hard to block out a loud conversation when you hear passionate phrases such as: “If the HHS mandate is only affecting Catholics, […]


The Church and Science Today

If you read my initial post for The Papist, you would know that my path to Catholicism actually has Dan Brown to thank (in part). It was his book The Da Vinci Code that led me into investigating the Church. Well, I still have a love for Brown’s writings (although at times his facts may be more […]

An Individual’s Life Begins at Fertilization

This isn’t a religious post. This is science. So if someone ever tries to tell you that life doesn’t start until the second trimester or the third trimester or birth, you can perform one of my favorite sprititual works of mercy: instructing the ignorant. Just like the basic building block for any element is an […]

The (Imaginary) Conflict Between the Church and the Scientists

If you ever find yourself in the mood for stirring up some controversy when hanging out with some of your non-believing friends, I would suggest that you bring up the topic of the Catholic Church and science. You can begin by saying something along the lines of, “I love how the Catholic faith has always […]

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