An Open Letter to Pope Francis

Your Holiness, I entered the Catholic Church in the year 2000 as an Evangelical convert through Anglicanism, and I come from a family line of Protestants that stretches back 500 years to the days of Martin Luther and Henry VIII. Words cannot describe the joy I felt on the Easter Vigil of 2000, upon being... Continue Reading →

What I Haven’t Told You Yet

In a previous essay I relayed the personal difficulty the 2002 homosexual-abuse and paedophilia scandal brought upon my wife and I just a few years after our conversion to the Catholic Church. We nearly lost our Catholic faith over it, but we managed to survive. Others weren't so lucky. Here in the Bible Belt, I hear... Continue Reading →

#CatholicMeToo: Adopt a Parish

In addition to encouraging victims to tell their stories of minor sexual-abuse or adult sexual-harassment by Catholic clerics (Email stories to Church Militant), the #CatholicMeToo movement calls for the disruption of funds to Catholic bishops across the United States. Of course first on the list is funding for the USCCB. Never give a dime to... Continue Reading →

The Heresy of “Don’t Judge”

It's a popular narrative from the eighth chapter of John's gospel (John 8:1-11). A woman is caught in the very act of adultery. She is dragged before Jesus by the scribes and Pharisees, so as to put Jesus to a test. They wanted to see what he would do with her. The Torah (Law of... Continue Reading →

What If I Have A Good Bishop?

By now you've probably heard the news that faithful Catholics all across America are closing their pocket books to all diocesan money drives. I've mentioned it here on this blog and on my social media channels. In addition, other Catholic media outlets have also come out with a similar message. Even EWTN is now covering... Continue Reading →

Inculturation — What It Is and Isn’t

In sharing the Gospel with the world, the Catholic Church has adopted a process called inculturation. This can basically be summed up as follows. The teachings of Christ have a central doctrinal core, which is based in Mosaic Judaism, but redefined according to Christ and his Apostles. Some things are essential and cannot be changed.... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Hebrew Catholics

I always get into trouble when I start up a topic like this, but the reason why I keep doing it is because I think its important. The topic is Hebrew Catholicism. Within the Catholic Church there appears to be two extremes of thought. The first extreme is the older one, which holds to the... Continue Reading →

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