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Baptizing the Culture

“And when [God] says, ‘Be not much with a strange woman,’ He admonishes us to use indeed, but not to linger and spend time with, secular culture.” – Clement of Alexandria, The Stromata, Book 1, Chapter 5 As Christians, we are asked to detach ourselves from secular culture, but still, we are also commanded to […]

The Story of Humanae Vitae

Ladies and Gentlemen!  Due to popular demand, you all want me to tell you a lovely short story about Humanae Vitae. A story that I think most of you believe is going to be about sex and scandal and contraception. The turmoil and the evil, the predictions and the good. However, you are wrong if […]

Habemus Chill Pope

Thousands of Catholic families from around the world gathered at the Vatican over the weekend to celebrate the Year of Faith with Pope Francis. While representatives from more than 80 countries addressed the pope, a little boy walked onto the stage to say hello. Pope Francis was visibly amused when the child stayed on the […]

A Poetic Essay in a Style Distilled from the Collective Ideas of Shakespeare Pope Eliot Browning Barrett-Browning Keats and Dunne on the Aristotelian and Thomastic Concept of Being Applied (With Occasional Frivolousness) to a Number of Physical and Metaphysical Realities within the Sum of all Existence

“I do not think there is anyone who takes quite such a fierce pleasure in things being themselves as I do. The startling wetness of water excites and intoxicates me: the fieriness of fire, the steeliness of steel, the unutterable muddiness of mud. It is just the same with people…. When we call a man […]

Blessed Pope John Paul II, Pray for Us.

Blessed Pope John Paul II Feastday:  October 22 Patron of World Youth Day (Co- Patron) 1920 – 2005 Everyone knows John Paul II: his face, his characteristic way of moving and speaking; his immersion in prayer and his spontaneous cheerfulness. Many of his words have become indelibly engraved in our memories, starting with the passionate […]

Fools For Christ: Part II of II

Alright, so perhaps you have read the preface to this post, if not it is here: http://wp.me/p3PuwI-bJ Anyways, this post is my idea, as to how to respond to Pope Francis’ call to the New Evangelization. People do not fall in love with the rules of things, they fall in love with it’s beauty. That is […]

Fools For Christ: Part I of II

One day, while walking down the streets of Cuajimalpa, Mexico, after a long day at work, my roommate and I had gone to the market. We had just finished buying some mangos and apples, and decided to change up our normal diet of tacos and salsa, so we got some pizza. As we stood in […]