Original Articles

Amoris Laetitia: A Complete Guide for Chapter VIII on Communion

Ever since Amoris Laetitia came out, there has been confusion about how to interpret chapter 8. I have written extensively on this document and with the second half of my more academic take came out this week, I think it is time to put together everything I’ve written for a complete guide. This guide will […]

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15 Last Minute Ideas for Lenten Sacrifices (from Twitter)

All of us adult Catholics probably now have a habit of giving up something for Lent or doing something extra to grow spiritually. We should offer a little sacrifice to unite ourselves with Jesus and to prepare for Holy Week. Some people have the same thing they give up every year but those of us […]

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Bold New Catholic T-Shirts & Mugs (Launching a RedBubble Store)

As I have written online things, a few times I’ve had ideas for interesting shirts, mugs, etc. Recently, I decided to put some of these into action and opened up a Redbubble store where you can buy these items. All are available on a wide variety of products. I will explain each of the five […]

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Open Letter to Priests and Bishops: Resign If You Need to

Dear fellow clerics and religious in Christ, I know that most of you are hard-working and striving for holiness like I am. Most of us have our little sins we strive to conquer but sometimes fail. Maybe even a few among us are saints, although I doubt I am. Every day, we pray and we […]

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Amoris Laetitia: Communion for the Divorced & Remarried?

Those of you who follow me, may have noted that I have taken a clear stance on Amoris Laetitia. Today, the first half of my more academic take on the topic came out. This is one of the most complete explanations of chapter VIII to date. The document does not allow Communion for the Divorced […]

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Dear German Bishop: Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality Can’t Change

Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen recently wrote an essay titled “Overcoming prejudices: The Catholic Church must change its view of homosexuality.” Although well-intentioned, this is incorrect. Let me respond in three parts: distinguishing homosexual inclination from homosexual acts, quoting the bishop, and pointing out why Church teaching cannot (and should not) change based on scripture and tradition. Distinction […]

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Tweet: "This mother almost aborted her daughter but is clearly glad she didn't. #MarchForLife"

Pro-Life Tweet Gets 2 Million Views But Many Misunderstand It

During the March for Life this year, I posted a tweet about a mom who chose life over abortion. This tweet blew every tweet I’ve posted ever out the water for most viewed. However, many – especially those contrary to the pro-life message – misunderstand it and the pro-life message. I want to set the […]

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14 Mind-Blowing Signs at March for Life 2019

On Friday, January 18, thousands in the pro-life movement marched in DC for an end to abortion. I took pictures of some of the best signs. Here you go (titles link to Tweets). 1. This woman is glad she walked out of an abortion clinic 2. The way we respect different forms of life should […]

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The Limits of What a Church Can Do With a Misbehaving Priest: The Case of Fr. Tetherow

Fr. Virgil Bradley Tetherow was forbidden from saying Mass and removed from the clerical state. However, he was recently celebrating Mass in public, at a rogue chapel disconnected from the Catholic Church. This story obviously has some unpleasant details: I present them because I think the story shows us some lessons, not to be salacious. […]

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Burning Questions about Catholicism: Theology Q&A on CuriousCat

People have asked me a bunch of theological questions online. I collected the best on my CuriousCat recently and am posting them here as a Q&A. This is the third in a series: the other two have been on prayer but this is theology. Hopefully, you enjoy these theological questions on laicization or defrocking, free will, fate, […]

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