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

An Open Letter to Christians

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 100 times: truth without charity is not truth. Those who follow me on Twitter know that I get my fair share of inappropriate comments and “hate mail.” On a regular… Read More

The Struggle With Sin

Sometimes, even when all we want to do is please God, we find ourselves in sin

The Unforgivable Sin

So many Catholics are outside the Church with no way in

Sin, A Social Problem

While sin is primarily a result of an individual’s misconduct—the consent in thought, word, or action to something contrary to the Eternal Law of God (see previous post)—there are clearly effects of sin that disseminate far beyond the… Read More