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 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

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

History of the Stations of the Cross

During Lent, and especially on Good Friday, many Catholics pray the stations of the cross. It is among the most popular devotions in the whole world, ranging in style and content from place to place. But where did… Read More

Examining Your Conscience (Well)

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

Do Catholics Worship Idols?

Fundamentalist Christians don’t have a lot of nice things to say about Catholics. According to them, we know nothing of the Bible, create false doctrines, are wolves in sheep’s clothing while being the embodiment of whore of Babylon,… Read More

The Sign of the Manger

The following is a homily for the Christmas mass during the night. The readings can be found here. The manger. Is there a more important symbol of Christmas than the manger. As Easter has the cross, Christmas has… Read More

Is Christmas Jesus’ Birthday?

For many people, December 25 is the most important date of the whole year because it is the date on which Jesus was born. Interestingly enough, most early Christians would disagree. For one, the celebration of Jesus’ birth was… 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

Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

In this week’s Catholicism in Focus I share about the official common prayer of the Church, the Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office.) It is an ancient prayer that people of faith have been praying… Read More

Books That Were Left Out of the New Testament

This week on Catholicism in Focus, I take a look at how the New Testament was put together and what books were left out of the final edition. In it, I talk about the Apostolic Fathers, works written… Read More

Do I HAVE to Confess My Sins to a Priest?

One of the most common complaints waged against Catholics (and Orthodox) by Protestants is the sacrament of confession: “Why do you need to go to a priest for confession? Why can’t you go straight to Jesus?” While seemingly… Read More