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What Happened to Headcoverings at Mass?
I got an email recently, the lady writing asked, “Can you point me towards a good reference for why women are no longer required to wear a head covering during mass?”
I thought I’d take the email I sent her and turn it into a blog. So, Here’s my answer.
Throughout history it has been common for women to wear head-coverings. This is something which has... Read More
Dear Single People, Stop Looking for Your St. Joseph/Virgin Mary
Okay. I have no idea where I’ll be going with this post. That’s not true, I have some idea. I have the title. I want to share with you some thoughts that are beginning to bubble in my mind. I then want to ask you to leave a comment in the comment section (obviously) to help me grasp what I’m trying to say/beginning to understand.
Let’s hope by the... Read More
Responding to Transgenderism With Logic and Charity
In a recent interview with Dianne Sawyer, Bruce Jenner (whose name you probably know by now) announced that he is a woman:
“Are you a woman?” asked Sawyer.
“Yes, for all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” Jenner replied. …“I built a nice little life. Again, Bruce lives a lie. She is not a lie. I can’t do it anymore.”
Despite what Jenner may think—I’m... Read More
5 Amazing Quotes from True Devotion to Mary
St. Louis de Montfort. Demontfort (1673 –1716).
Today is the feast of St. Louis de Montfort. Demontfort (31 January 1673 – 28 April 1716) was a French priest whose work, True Devotion to Mary, is still generally thought to be the best single volume on devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Saint John Paul the Great once recalled how, as a young seminarian, he “read and... Read More
What is Pascal’s Wager?
Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician and philosopher who lived in the 17th century. In his Pensees (paragraph 233) he writes what has come to be known as “Pascals Wager.”
There are many blogs and video’s out there which claim to show Pascal’s wager spurious and childish. I disagree, I think it has merit, and so in this post I’d like to... Read More
How To Explain (and Not Explain) The Trinity
The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the “central mystery of [our] faith” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 234). It is therefore the most fundamental. If we get it wrong, then everything else gets obscured or perverted.
The Catechism summarizes the Trinity in this way:
We do not confess three Gods but one God in three persons, the “consubstantial Trinity.” The... Read More
What I’m Working on This Year
Me wearing a hat. #YoureWelcome
The Lord is risen, Alleluia!
Thanks for being here. I wanted to give you an update on what I’ve been doing and some of the projects I plan to accomplish this year.
My wife Cameron and I just bought our first home in Georgia, north of Atlanta. Since we were married nine years ago, we’ve moved eight times. Eight times. Eight times.... Read More
What You Didn’t Know About The Good Thief
St. Dismas: The Good Thief.
The good thief, as he is commonly referred, is an unnamed character who appears in all four Gospels— though it’s his interaction with our Lord in the Gospel of Luke that’s made him famous.
Though he’s never been officially canonized by the Church, he is believed to be a saint by virtue of Christ’s words, ““Truly,... Read More
One Mediator Between God and Man: A Socratic Dialogue
One of my readers wrote to me today and asked if I would briefly explain how to respond to a protestant who says that since Christ is the one mediator between God and man, going to the saints for intercession is inappropriate.
Since I’m sitting on a plane, flying home to Georgia, with little to do (except drink really bad coffee—It’s like they brewed it through... Read More
The 8 Attributes of God
Depiction of God the Father offering the right hand throne to Christ, Pieter de Grebber, 1654.
St Thomas Aquinas, in the first part of his Summa Theologica, after having enumerated five proofs for the existence of God, proceeds to outline and explicate his attributes, of which Thomas says He has eight:
1) Simplicity, 2) perfection, 3) goodness, 4) infinity, 5) ubiquity, 6)... Read More
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