July 30, 2021

***SATIRE*** “Man, this is all so unprecedented!” says local activist Mitch Stryker while carrying a jerry can of gasoline on his way to Saint Michael’s Chapel. “It’s hard to believe all these church fires across the country are seemingly happening all at once! But there can be only one explanation for all of them…….CLIMATE CHANGE!” “I mean, every year we see more and more forest fires lighting up whenever the weather gets hot for long periods of time!” continued Stryker… Read more

April 10, 2021

It is well past the one-year anniversary of our 2-week lockdown here in Alberta, Canada, and things are already appearing to be reverting back to where we started as we enter a third wave of the pandemic. In the wake of this, many businesses, retailers, restaurants, sports and entertainment venues as well as places of worship have been bending over backwards in order to comply to public health regulations as best as they can. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said… Read more

March 5, 2021

After I published my last article ‘Is Cancel Culture The New Inquisition?’ I received much criticism for my use of blocking on my Facebook page. This is one of those examples where my critics would say that I’m not practicing what I’m preaching. I think it’s a valid conversation to have since, in the digital age, it is impossible to talk about cancel culture without talking about how we use the internet. I think a good place to start is… Read more

February 9, 2021

A recurring theme that often comes up in your average Bible study is the verse from Ecclesiastes, ‘There is nothing new under the sun!’ What it means is, no matter what kind of trends or issues happen in the world, a similar occurrence has happened at some point in history. Whether it’s wars, genocide, corruption or revolution, the events we see nowadays often have parallels in the past. Nowadays, the latest trend that seems to catch the ire of social… Read more

February 4, 2021

***SATIRE*** A groundbreaking study has revealed there is a correlation between the type of profile picture you use on social media and your impeccability. It is believed if you use a picture of your favorite saint or pope, you automatically acquire an astronomical amount of holiness. We don’t know where this study came from, but it was briefly mentioned on the RETVRN TO TRADITION podcast, so it has to be legit. “I don’t have to worry about whether the way… Read more

January 12, 2021

As a guitarist, I would explore as many influential artists as I could in order to refine my riff-making skills. A couple of heavy metal bands I used to frequently listen to were Slayer and Pantera — mainly because of their aggressive styles of guitar playing. But as I got older and eventually had children of my own, I began to realize the vulnerable curiosity they had towards my own words as well as the lyrics of music I would… Read more

January 5, 2021

With the conclusion of the season finale of the television series The Mandalorian, it is without a doubt one of the best examples of visual storytelling in the Star Wars universe since Return of the Jedi. But it is not just the aesthetics and attention to detail that make this series an instant classic, but the morality behind the protagonist’s character that makes it a force to be reckoned with. Before you proceed to read the rest of the article,… Read more

January 4, 2021

***SATIRE*** In a bold move, modern scholars have decided to update the language in the American English translations of the Holy Bible. After U.S. Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver ended the opening prayer with ‘Amen and A-woman,’ an entire theological can of worms was opened up that nobody saw coming. In the wake of the controversy, an outspoken atheist critic weighed in on Twitter, “What kind of a loving sky-daddy only gives one flavor of manna? Torturing people with feeding them the… Read more

January 1, 2021

After first blogging in the winter of 2016, I never thought I’d still be doing it nearly 5 years later. In the late fall of 2018, I was fortunate enough to get in touch with Patheos manager Rebecca Bratten Weiss — thus beginning my new adventure in becoming a regular contributor to Patheos Catholic! Oddly enough, some of my articles from previous years have continued to gain traffic, which tells me there is a significant level of recurring interest in their… Read more

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