14 Reasons I Stay Catholic #WhyRemainCatholic

Durer's "Adoration of the Trinity" captures some of the grandeur of Catholic faith

1. Jesus is Lord The incarnation is the pivot point of history. God became man so that man could become God. Once you understand and accept this it’s like a thunderclap. I spent a long time not believing it. When I found myself no longer able to deny it, it was like door being opened [Read More...]

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What Happened at the Secret Synod Planning Session?

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Edward Pentin has done some first rate reporting on the factions forming to push through radical change in the Church’s unchangeable moral teaching. He has a new story in the National Catholic Register* about a secret meeting that took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Monday with “the aim of urging ‘pastoral innovations’ at the upcoming Synod of [Read More...]

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Are You A Welcome Light?

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There’s a prayer in the Divine Office that asks Teach us to work for the good of all, whether the time is right or not; make your Church a welcome light for the whole human family. Am I a welcoming light? When I speak and write and teach about the Church, do I draw people [Read More...]

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Bishop O’Connell On His Recovery, the Synod, and More

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I had a chance to interview the Most Reverend David O’Connell, Bishop of Trenton, about his recovery from an emergency amputation, his Lent, the synod, and his diocese. An excerpt: Has [your recovery] given this Lent any added meaning? It’s something that has been part of my own movement into Lent. I’m conscious of this [Read More...]

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The “Coexist” Bishop

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The Most Reverend Julian Leow will be installed as the 4th archbishop of Kuala Lumpur tomorrow. Here is his coat of arms: Let’s take a closer look at the bottom right symbol: The symbol is called the “Tree of All Religions,” and here’s how they explain it: Well that’s just bullshit. Indifferentism is a heresy, [Read More...]

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Being Catholic Online

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Internet Catholicism has been a true boon for me. As someone who works at home, it plugs me into a network of people who share my faith and help me figure it out and build it up. It will take years to understand its true impact as an evangelization tool, but I think it’s an important [Read More...]

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“The Rule” Documents a Benedictine Success Story in Newark

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I’m working on a story for the Register about a film called The Rule, which documents the monks of St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark and their success in applying the Rule of St. Benedict to the education of at-risk youth in Newark. This is a film that needs to be seen and a story that needs to [Read More...]

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We Broke The World

As I read about the horrors unfolding this week–capping weeks of inconceivable violence aimed at Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities–I found myself utterly unable to express anything about it in words. I’ve held off several posts on topics that seemed trite in the midst of such events, finally just Going For Cute as a [Read More...]

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