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October 28, 2018

I had promised a drink to one of my former students when he turned 21 years old. The time had come. Instead, he asked for an iced tea (he had drunk too much the night before) and a request: “Can you help me convince my girlfriend to get off the birth control Pill? I’m...

June 3, 2018

The students asked me to come up with a list of actions which are considered objectively evil according to the teachings of the Catholic Church when it pertains to the New Age Movement.  These violations would be under the first commandment. 

For a short and sweet...

June 3, 2018

A former student asked:  

Is it wrong for Catholics to believe in the law of attraction? Part of me sees that a lot of it has to do with self and being in control, but part of me believes that it’s really just positive thinking. The way I see it is that you’re just...

May 30, 2018

The students asked me to come up with a list of actions which are considered objectively evil according to the teachings of the Catholic Church when it pertains to life issues and sexuality.  Violations against the 5th, 6th, and 9th commandments, specifically. Remember...

April 2, 2018

The Crusades are among the top five questions I get from my students in university. Here's are two quick resources to refresh your memory from class or for anyone interested: 

1. The article "A Crash Course on the Crusades," by my former professor Steve Weidenkopf.  He'...

March 28, 2018

A new and wonderful friend of mine wrote me an email looking for resources that talk about understanding God's plan. In short, discernment. She wrote, "people often say "x,y, and z happened and it all worked out because it was God's plan." 

The first thing I recommend i...

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