He Deals Honestly

Anyone who knows me know that I am obsessed with Wales. This month marks the fifth anniversary of my first trip there, meaning that it has been five years since I first expressed a desire to move to Wales and work with the Church there. God said, “No.” Or rather,…

Universalism: An Increasingly Popular Account of Christian Eschatology

The earliest promptings I felt towards Catholicism were motivated by ecumenism. The Creed says there is only one Church, not many. However, even after I decided to join the Catholic Church, certain teachings remained difficult for me to accept. I was very committed to the doctrine of apokatastasis (“universalism”), and…

Wrapping up the conversation

If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians, oh, I mean Joanne’s and I’s conversation series (I really don’t watch that show) you’ll know its been long and stretching. Here we are at the end ready to wrap it up. So at the end of the day, Joanne and I…

“Raptus ab igne manu.”

The man rushed forward, eyes wildly searching, panting as the soot and ash coated his sweaty face and bear arms, blackening him and his clothes. The heat was oppressive, washing over him in unrelenting waves, staking it’s claim on yet another victim. His filth covered skin felt as if it…

Jesus Found in the Humble

When news of the sexual abuse scandal first rocked the Catholic Church several years ago, a Catholic Priest I knew shared that he was, at times, ashamed to wear his priestly collar in public.  This admission has haunted me as a person of faith as it represents something that has…

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