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 homily 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 homily 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

Remembering the Greatest Saint

When you look at the life of St. Francis, there is hardly anything remarkable to behold. In almost every way, he was an ordinary man. Compared to other saints, I cannot think of a single superlative that we… Read More

Lying At Our Door

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Cooking Up Something Good

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/3-3._Food.m4a Shows about food are among the most popular on television. We love to watch people cook, eat, have disasters, and travel. But why? For a medium that plays so heavily on taste and smell, what is so… Read More

Did Jesus Claim to be God?

One of the most common things I hear from non-Christians is that “Jesus never claimed to be God.” While people like Peter and Paul professed his divinity and later councils defined what that meant, Jesus never speaks of… Read More

Do Sweat the Small Stuff

The following is my homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. The readings can be found here. “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” Last weekend I was at the wedding of one of my college friends, and… Read More

An Open Letter to Christians

There’s something every Christian needs to hear

Read the Fine Print

The following is my homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. The readings can be found here. They say that you should always read the fine print before you sign anything. I… have not always been… Read More