The Horrifying Truth about the Porn Industry

There is no doubt that pornography is obscene. The idea of filming people performing sexual acts on one another is the essence of perversion. Television and movies have limits to how much of this sort of content is… Read More

5 Tips to Being Evil

What is the utmost goal of every Christian? Or, at least, what should it be? As far as I can tell, the clear answer is “holiness.” We seek to be like the one who came to be like us…. Read More

Remember Who You Are

The following is a homily for the first week of Lent, Year A. The readings can be found here. On Ash Wednesday, I had the great opportunity to distribute ashes on campus. Myself and a handful of students… Read More

What Makes Something a Sin?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sin is “an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods. It wounds… Read More

The Struggle With Sin

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

The Church’s Moral Standards Are Too High

Some say the Church’s moral standards are too high. I think they’re right where they need to be.

Calvary: A Call for Repentence

The following contains spoilers to the movie Calvary (2014). Last night, I went to the movies with two of my classmates to see Calvary. Last night, I was hit by a train in the theatre. Calvary is about the turmoil of… Read More

Redefining Freedom

Freedom is a word that is thrown around a lot in this country, used to justify a political agenda or distract from the true issues at hand. “Fight for freedom,” “let freedom ring,” and “don’t take away my freedom”… Read More

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

Sin, A Relational Problem

Sin is a difficult topic to speak about in today’s world. On the one hand, due largely to theologians such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, there are those that can see nothing but humanity’s sinfulness, believing that… Read More