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 letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, he states, “I declare that the Church has no authority whatsoever to… Read More

The Ascension of Jesus, Body and Soul

The following is a homily for the Feast of the Ascension, Year A. The readings can be found here. Technology is amazing these days, isn’t it? Despite being trapped at home, away from everyone we know, we can… 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

Sports Without Fans?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4.8._Sports_without_fans.mp3 One of the obvious casualties of the coronavirus shutdown is the loss of all sports. No NCAA tournament. No NBA. No NHL. No MLB. No nothing. Because of the immediate health risk to fans, nothing can take… Read More

Examining Your Conscience (Well)

The key to making a good confession is putting in the time to examine your conscience

The Fall of Skywalker

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4.4._Fall_of_Skywalker.mp3 Okay, so I realize that everyone is always disappointed in the most hyped movie of the year. Super fans will always set expectations too high, demand too much, and will never be happy. Everyone knows this, and… 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

Enter the Desert

The following is my homily for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A. The readings can be found here. Have you ever been out in the desert? I mean, like, really out there. I drove cross country once from San… Read More

The Church Has Let Me Down

I’m going to be completely honest with you: this video was made out of frustration. I have been stewing over something for months, and this video is my indirect response to it. You see, I believe that we… Read More

What is Franciscan Theology

What does it mean to think like a Franciscan? When people imagine our spirituality, I imagine many picture a tree-hugging hippie communing with nature, a jovial cartoon character with a big belly, or a humble beggar with tattered… Read More

Popular Portrayal of Catholics

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/3-2._Catholic_Portrayal.m4a It’s not news to anyone that the Catholic Church has been the butt of a few jokes in popular society. If all you ever knew of the Church was from popular movies and television shows, your opinion… Read More

An Open Letter to Christians

There’s something every Christian needs to hear