• Amoris Laetitia,  Pope Francis,  Where Peter Is

    Mortal Sin: the Consequences of Confusion

    A common confusion I see among Catholics is a misunderstanding of mortal sin that conflates mortal sin and grave matter. This misunderstanding has serious consequences for that distort the very heart of our faith.  Concerning mortal sin, the Catechism says: “Mortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him….For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: “Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and which is…

  • Diocesan,  Theosis

    The Conquering Healer

    One of my favorite books in high school was Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” There was one detail of the story in particular that intrigued me. Dracula, even though he was spectacularly powerful, couldn’t enter someone’s house unless he was invited in.…

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    To whom shall we go?

    “Do you also want to leave?” That’s the question that Jesus poses to Peter and the apostles at the end of the Gospel reading today. In light of the horrors detailed in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report of the unimaginable…

  • Diocesan,  Lumen Fidei

    The Supernatural Vision of Fr. Kolbe

    I believe it was sometime in June when I signed up to write the reflection on this particular day. To be honest, I wasn’t really paying attention to what the readings were or the feast day, I just picked a…

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    Transgenderism – An Apology

    I want to apologize. Back in 2015 I attended a conference hosted by Courage, a Catholic apostolate for persons with same-sex attraction and their families. One of the talks during that conference was by Deacon Patrick Lappert, MD, a plastic surgeon,…

  • Humanae Vitae,  NFP

    I was on a podcast!

    Back in January, I was invited by Mary Ashley Burton to talk about NFP on her podcast Fishers of Men. That episode was published today so I wanted to share it. You can listen to it here: Now, podcasting doesn’t lend itself to…