My Last Day with Catholicism. Our Last Day with Project Conversion.

The first time I stepped into a Catholic church was November 30th of this year. It was the feast day of St. Andrew, and I was told that he was the first called of the disciples of Jesus. During the homily, it was said that Jesus cherished the friendship of Andrew. Auspicious? Perhaps, but either […]

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The Eucharist: Symbolic or Reality?

I saved the subject of the Eucharist for last because I’ve spent most of this month trying to wrap my mind around the concept (thanks Mentor Jason for being patient with me!). Honestly, it’s nearly as frustrating, amazing, and poetic as the nature of the Trinity. Indeed, when St. Augustine tried to understand the Trinity […]

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The Church, Huh, Good God. What is it Good For?

Few organizations or groups are teased or scandalized like the Catholic Church. On the other hand, with 1.1 billion members of the Church (1/6th of the global population) which constitutes the largest faith community on the planet, I suppose it’s a big target. As with many other things, size matters. The Church is described as […]

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The Fight for Life. A Catholic Perspective.

We’ve all heard the jokes about Catholics and their policy on birth control/contraceptives. Even though I support this policy this month, it’s still a tough pill to swallow. Every time I think about the sanction against birth control, I get this image in my head: The two kids I have now help me understand some […]

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The Protestant Reformation: A Divorce for Christianity

With a split-up this epic, it’s a good thing kids or alimony wasn’t involved. The Protestant Reformation, as it is with many great stories of history, began with one character. In this case, a monk named Martin Luther. Most Christians recognize Martin Luther and his famous “The Ninety-Five Theses,” however what may come as a […]

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