Where are Catholic Teachings in the Bible?

It is often said by fundamentalist Christians that Catholic doctrines are made up, that we’ve disregarded God’s Word to follow the laws of man. It’s utterly ridiculous. Catholics were the first Christians, and we were the ones who… Read More

We Are A Strong, Driving Wind

The following is a homily for the Feast of Pentecost, Year A. The readings can be found here. For those who are still wondering if God has a sense of humor, I point you to today’s Gospel. Here… Read More

The Horrifying Truth about the Porn Industry

There is no doubt that pornography is obscene. The idea of filming people performing sexual acts on one another is the essence of perversion. Television and movies have limits to how much of this sort of content is… Read More

What is a Mortal Sin?

Do you know what really grinds my gears? Finding parish or youth group websites posting lists of mortal sins. Not only does no such list exist in the magisterial teaching of Catholic Church, it would be impossible to… Read More

Are Marian Apparitions Real?

It is not an uncommon experience for me to get a message from someone asking about the prophecy of Mary or some saint. Generally, they’re terrifying. Mary is nothing like the docile, “do unto me according to your… Read More

You Are a Temple of the Lord

Today’s video is my homily for the 3rd Sunday in Easter. The readings can be found here. Once again, I find myself a bit behind posting videos to the blog. Here is a video I posted on Friday:

Bible Overview: What is it all about?

As most people know, the Bible is less of a book than it is a library. Consisting of dozens of books from different authors written at different times for different purposes, it is hardly a cohesive work. Add… Read More

YouTube: An inspiring, weird world

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4.12._YouTube.m4a Network television and major production companies can create awe-inspiring works of art, but they are often limited by industry standards, engrained expectations, and bottom lines. Not YouTube. On this platform, creators are in charge, meaning the world… Read More

Greed, Inequality, and a Pandemic

“All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need.” Is this from the Communist Manifesto? Did Mao Tse-Tung write this? No…. Read More

What does it mean to be Catholic?

At the root of our faith are principles that guide how we engage the world and where we look for answers

Do Not Be Afraid

This Easter, maybe more than any other, we are able to identify with the Christians of the first Easter. Like them, we are celebrating in our homes, behind locked doors, confused, heartbroken, and a bit afraid. Jesus had… Read More

Battle for the greatest sports movie (A Bracket)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4.10._Sports_Bracket.m4a In a previous episode, Br. Tito and I discussed some of the greatest sports movies of all time and why we liked them. Given our love for sports, we thought it was a great episode, revealing how… Read More