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May 7, 2013

As a speaker with Catholic Answers, I fly a lot. Part of what I love about flying is meeting those sitting next to me.

On a recent flight I had an opportunity to share my faith with a woman who seemed to believe in everything except the law of non-contradiction: fairies, God, heaven, reincarnation, Catholicism, the law of attraction.

One thing she didn't believe in was hell.

In fact, after learning what I do for a living, one of the first things Mary said to me was that...

April 30, 2013

 I have always found the historical argument for the Catholic Church utterly compelling:

1. Jesus Christ established a Church (not several, or several thousand).

2. The only Church which can trace its lineage unbroken to the time of Christ and the apostles is the Catholic Church.

3. And therefore, Jesus Christ established the Catholic Church.

Why am I a Catholic? Because I wish to belong to the Church which Christ...

April 23, 2013

Many of you are aware that J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was a faithful Catholic.

I’ve often seen quotes on Facebook attributed to him without knowing if they were genuine. Turns out they were.

Here are three quotes from Tolkien on the Pope and the Church, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and The Eucharist.

The Pope and the One True Church

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April 14, 2013

For the past several years I have worked with those affected by pornography.

Allow me, then, from my experience, to offer three strategies that you as a parent can implement in parenting the porn generation.

1. Affirm the goodness of their sexuality.

Sometimes Catholic parents, especially when they themselves were brought up with a standard of chastity that focused on a list of sins...

April 5, 2013

This past Lent, my family and I were good (at least better than usual) at remembering to abstain from meat on Fridays.

Now that Lent is over, we’ve decided to make it a thing we do every Friday; a way to remember the Lord’s passion, and fast as a family.

My wife and I have three young kids. We have, in the words of Janet Smith, reached a point of chaos from which we will never return; and though I’d love to be the uber-pious Catholic family that gets together each morning to...