The Church’s Stance on the Death Penalty

I have to say: the issue of the death penalty baffles me in the Catholic Church. How we pride ourselves on being a people of life! How we claim that all life is sacred and should be protected!… Read More

Persist. Together.

The following is my┬áhomily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. The readings can be found here. I know that there are many people in the world that do not believe in miracles, but I had… 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

A Personal Encounter

The following is my┬áhomily for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. The readings can be found here. Growing up, I never doubted the existence of God; there was something inside of me that accepted that God… Read More

What Happed to the Liturgy at Vatican II?

“Vatican II is the reason for all our problems!” Welcome to 20% of the comments I receive on YouTube. I have to say… I find it a bit tiring. Besides just the nonsense of scapegoating in any situation,… Read More