A Church in Crisis

The Crowning with Thorns

(The Crowning with Thorns by Caravaggio)

Dear Brother’s and Sisters in Christ,

The Church is in crisis. I do not mean that she is at a breaking point, as though she were about to collapse under the intense weight of sin; but, rather, I mean that She is in crisis because she has reached a critical point in Her life, if we want to use such terms. Read more

Divine Mercy Sunday: Oh What Wondrous Love Is This!

Look Into My Heart

I’d like to first give a shout out to my mother and my father, who are celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary this day. I have been so very blessed to have these two beautiful people as my parents, showing me how to love God in their love for me and for one another. I have learned so much about patience and mercy from my mother, and I have learned so much about commitment and respect from my father; and from both of them I have learned love and sacrifice. They have showed me, in their own way, that Sainthood is possible for ordinary folk like us, and I hope and I pray that I and they will enter gloriously into the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Read more

If the Mass Has Infinite Merits, Why Doesn’t One Mass Empty Purgatory? PT. 2

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Now, Purgatory. Now, the word Purgatory is never explicitly stated in Scripture, but then again, neither is the word Trinity, but that does not negate its presence in the Scriptures; and I’m sure that every Christian will agree that the Trinity is made apparent in the Scriptures. What exactly is Purgatory? Many believe that it is an in-between of Heaven and Hell. Now, this contains kernels of Truth, but I would say that it is more accurately described as a precursor to Heaven for holy, yet imperfect, souls. But, in order to get a more definitive answer, let us look towards the Catechism: Read more

Porn Stars are People too

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This article comes to you from someone who has struggled with the addiction of porn, who has, through his own selfishness, objectified woman, and man consequentially. It is only because I know the struggle and because I know the damage that this addiction can cause in one’s life that I give to you this exhortation. Read more

Whether the Existence of God is Self-evident: Thomas Aquinas

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The existence of God and the understanding of who God is has dwelt in the mind of man since the beginning of time. We see this in our history books when we see the various pagan, polytheistic religions of the ancients; and we see it in various world religions of today. Yet, the question still nags at us, goading us on in hot pursuit of the truth. Is there a God? And if so, who is He? These are some of the most fundamental questions that man must ask himself, and these are the basis for all Christian Theology. Read more