YouTube: An inspiring, weird world

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4.12._YouTube.m4a Network television and major production companies can create awe-inspiring works of art, but they are often limited by industry standards, engrained expectations, and bottom lines. Not YouTube. On this platform, creators are in charge, meaning the world… Read More

Call No One Father?

Jesus says to call no one father, and yet Catholics do it anyway. What gives?

Fasting Before Communion?

It is a very strange situation to be in: you’re standing outside of mass greeting people as they arrive, and someone walks in drinking coffee or finishing some food. It’s rare, but it happens. Far more common is… Read More

What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?

Have you ever looked around and wondered what God’s plan for you was? It can seem like a daunting question to answer. Of all the millions of things to do in the world, how am I going to… Read More

Why Do Christians Worship on Sunday?

It may seem like an extremely simple question. Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Of course we go to Church on Sunday. And yet, when I asked someone recently about how our Sunday obligation related to the Sabbath, they… Read More

Is Cremation Allowed?

For centuries, it was absolutely against Catholic law for someone to be cremated. Why was this, and what changed the Church’s stance today?

Praying the Liturgy of the Hours

In this week’s Catholicism in FocusĀ 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

The Saints were GIANT Sinners

I once saw a statue of Mother Teresa without wrinkles. No lie. It was like the Hollywood actress version of the saint, free of any blemishes or imperfections. It was one of the most bizarre things to witness,… 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

An Open Letter to Christians

There’s something every Christian needs to hear

What is the Real Presence?

Christ is really present in the Eucharist. But what do we mean by “real”?

Do Catholics Celebrate Magic?

The mass might seem magical, but is it really “magic”?