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Have You Abdicated Your Throne?

November 19, AD2014 0 Comments
Have You Abdicated Your Throne?

In just a few days, the Church will celebrate the feast of Christ the King. I never used to be good at remembering feast days or even knowing about them before they happened, but now it’s kind of my job — which has been a huge blessing for my own personal prayer life. I have […]

On Antiphons and Music in Mass

November 15, AD2014 16 Comments
On Antiphons and Music in Mass

This was a difficult article to write. I have felt the pull to write it for quite a while, but I’ve been hoping that someone else would say these things so I wouldn’t have to. I wish to make clear from the get-go here that I support the Catholic Church, my priest, and bishop in […]

Our Bodies are Living Cathedrals

November 15, AD2014 4 Comments
Our Bodies are Living Cathedrals

When someone talks about a cathedral or church, we often think about a building. Stained glass windows, candles, crucifixes and tabernacles might come to mind. Words like “chapel” invoke different imagery for different people, but there are similar themes and descriptors. These physical places of prayer are important. However, Christians sometimes forget there is another […]

The Test of Self

November 14, AD2014 7 Comments
The Test of Self

Recently, I started a site called Restless Press, an Australasian site with contributors from around Australasia and the Pacific. Things in my life had been going great. I’d come back from a Catholic New Media Conference. Family life was good. My prayer life was going great, I was progressing well and was in a good […]

Remaining Tethered to God

November 14, AD2014 9 Comments
Remaining Tethered to God

Recently, I had the privilege of caring for the newest member of our family. Jacob Alexander is two months old, and his mother was returning to work. Since he is the first addition to our extended family in the past 5 years, there are some adjustments being made. We have slowly become accustomed to more […]

The Grace of Final Perseverance

November 12, AD2014 8 Comments
The Grace of Final Perseverance

In this month of November, when our thoughts naturally turn towards the souls in Purgatory and the fragility of life, it is fitting that we should take some time here to consider a great source of consolation when our own time here draws to a close: the grace of final perseverance. What is “Final Perseverance”? […]

Infallible Does Not Mean Sinless

November 11, AD2014 38 Comments
Infallible Does Not Mean Sinless

A quick reminder that infallible does not mean sinless. Here are some quick facts about the papacy: 1) All of the 266 popes have sinned, including the first pope, St. Peter, who committed among the worst of sins: He denied Our Lord three times during the Passion. 2) While all of the popes have been […]

Living The Pro-Life Blessing

November 10, AD2014 11 Comments
Living The Pro-Life Blessing

A few years ago when a journalist interviewed me for an article on Mother’s Day for our city’s major paper, she asked me if I ever regretted not using my degree to pursue a career. I simply stared at her in shock for a few moments, my mind blank. “No”, I finally stuttered, “the thought […]

The Attractiveness of the Christian Message

November 10, AD2014 50 Comments
The Attractiveness of the Christian Message

I know this is old news now, but so is the resurrection of Jesus. The Extraordinary Synod on the Family that ended on October 19, 2014, was extraordinary not only because of it’s session being a necessary preliminary discussion of issues in preparation for the Ordinary Session next year, but for the extraordinary difference in the […]

Time For Catholics to Leave the Democrats?

November 7, AD2014 16 Comments
Time For Catholics to Leave the Democrats?

The Humanae Vitae Schism Now that the election is over, the post-game analysis and forecasts for the coming sessions will occupy the media for at least the next week or so. It’s also a good time to consider whether it makes sense for faithful Catholics to remain tied to the Democrat Party. Catholicism is the […]