Is Ecumenism a Waste of Time?

Throughout the middle ages, it was easy to have a rather “isolationist” approach to people of other faiths. They either lived in other countries than most Christians, or in the case of Protestants, didn’t exist yet. When everyone… Read More

Well That Didn’t Age Well…

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/everydayliminality/5.1_Censoring_the_Past.m4a Have you ever watched a movie from your childhood or revisited a television series that you once loved and found that you were now… a bit underwhelmed? What seemed so great in years past now seems out… Read More

Sell All You Have

The following is a homily for the seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. The readings can be found here. Our readings today play heavily on the idea of desire. In a dream, God tells Solomon to ask… Read More

Leave Judgment to God

The following is a homily for the sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. The readings can be found here. As someone who grew up in the suburbs, I have to admit that it is very rare that… Read More

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

Why Can’t Women Be Ordained Priests?

The question of ordaining women to the priesthood is not open to debate. At least, not according to John Paul II. In his 1994 letterĀ Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, he states, “I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to… 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:

A Church without Sacraments?

Without the sacraments, some feel that the Church will fall apart. I don’t think so.

Fasting Before Communion?

It is a very strange situation to be in: you’re standing outside of mass greeting people as they arrive, and someone walks in drinking coffee or finishing some food. It’s rare, but it happens. Far more common is… Read More

What Makes Something a Sin?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sin is “an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods. It wounds… Read More

I’ve got some good news… and some bad news

It’s amazing what a month can do. Per usual, I took some time over Christmas and the New Year to step back from making videos, to relax and plan ahead. By this time of year, I’m usually a… Read More