The Great Schism

A few years ago I took a class on Church history. Naturally, one of the major topics of study was the schism between the Churches of the East and West known as the “Great Schism.” But rather than… Read More

5 Myths About The Priest Shortage

We know that there is a crisis. The problem is knowing what exactly that crisis is.

Happy Second Monday of October!

Every second Monday of October, residents of the United States celebrate “Columbus Day,” a commemoration of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas in 1492. For many who live in this country, it marks the beginning of our history,… Read More

What Was Vatican II?

In January of 1959, Pope Saint John XXIII shocked the world when he announced the convening of the 21st ecumenical council of the Catholic Church. From 1962-1965, the bishops of the Church met to discuss the Church’s understanding… Read More

Against a Mob Mentality

When the world around us is prone to a mob mentality, we are called to act as a Church