Did Jesus Have Brothers and Sisters?

Jesus Christ

I was brought up as an Evangelical fundamentalist Christian and when we read the verses in the Bible that spoke of Jesus’ “brothers and sisters” we concluded that they were the other children of Joseph and Mary. What I didn’t know is that this idea was unheard of in the early church, and that even [Read More...]

Mary Queen of Heaven: The Bible Tells Me So

queen of heaven

Calling Mary the “Queen of Heaven” seems to most non-Catholics a title too far. How can the simple girl from Nazareth be “Queen of Heaven”? Isn’t that a pagan term? In fact, isn’t the “Queen of Heaven” actually condemned in the Bible? In Jeremiah 44 the Hebrews are blamed for turning back to false gods [Read More...]

My Conversion Story

Is now posted at the Why I’m Catholic website. Go here. You can also read other versions of my conversion story at the Archived Articles section of this blog here, and you can download audio versions of My Journey to the Catholic Church and the story of how I ended up as a Catholic priest [Read More...]

Great Ones

TS Eliot

T.S.Eliot was a hero of mine ever since I read his biography in our World Book Encyclopedia when I was a kid. Here was an American who went to England and stayed there. I was intrigued. Funny how early in life something opens up. There’s a desire or a calling of some sort. I was [Read More...]

Immaculate Deception?

immaculate_conception

I had been on the path to becoming a Catholic for nearly twenty years. Coming from an Evangelical, Protestant background I had become an Anglican priest, learned to pray the rosary, understood and accepted the Catholic understanding of the Church, the sacraments and the priesthood. I spent a lot of time in Catholic Benedictine monasteries [Read More...]

Welcome New Readers

Since moving this blog over to Patheos I am aware that there are a good number of new readers on board. Welcome! I hope you come often and stay to look around. My story is this: I grew up in Pennsylvania in a devout, conservative Evangelical home. After high school I went to the fundamentalist [Read More...]


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