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For the Conversion of All Sinners

At the beginning of Lent, I picked up my dusty copy of St. Faustina’s diary. This book transformed my spirituality when I was a college student. As I read the saint’s diary this morning, I was struck by Jesus’ words to her during Lent “Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the […] Read More

Preparing for Advent with C.S. Lewis

November is a great time to meditate upon our final destiny. Catholics are often reminded of the four last things which lay always before a soul on Earth: death, judgment, heaven, and hell. The souls in Purgatory have already faced these and during the month of November we pray for them; but we are also […] Read More

In Need of St. Joseph’s Intercession

Is there any doubt that we are living tumultuous times? I think that for most Catholics this has been a painful summer as we have watched our culture reap the fruits that it has sown. There have been Supreme Court rulings, adultery scandals, and a very graphic expose of what happens inside of Planned Parenthood […] Read More

Why They Leave, Why We Stay

Big news this week from Pew Research, huh? Seems everyone is talking about the decline of Christianity in America. But I wonder if this really is a decline. Raw Material There’s something curious about the reasons people give when asked why it is that they chose to leave the Catholic Church. The reasons that feature […] Read More

The Eucharist which I was Denied

As a protestant, I always had questions as to why we celebrated communion and why there were so many camps of belief in taking it. Why did it matter how often we took it? Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly – why the fuss? And what exactly was I missing that everyone seemed to get? I get that […] Read More

I Changed My Mind About My Conversion

This month marks the seventh anniversary of my decision to seek full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.  That decision was both easy and very difficult.  On one hand it was a choice between admittance to the Blessed Sacrament or a life without the Eucharist.  An easy choice, to be sure.  However, on the other […] Read More