What do Catholics think about Halloween?
Somebody had asked on Quora: Why don’t Catholics celebrate Halloween and what do they think about that day?
Here’s what I wrote:
Halloween CAME from the Catholic Church.
Halloween is short for “All Hallows Eve”. In other words, the night before the Feast of “All Hallowed”, or “All Saints”. All Saints Day. Nov 1. Holy Day of Obligation.
As to how it... Read More
Everybody Seems to Have a Jack Chick Story. Here’s Mine.
Jack Chick, the anti-Catholic evangelist/comic-book artist provocateur, has passed away. He was 92.
My First Encounter with Chick Comics
I was raised in a mainline Protestant church in New York City. I had been bullied a lot in my early school years, but things began to turn around the week before I had entered high school. I had found Christ.
My first two years of faith I... Read More
[Q:] How Can I Become More Mature in my Catholic faith?
How can I become more mature, Lord?
Someone asked “How can I become more mature in my Catholic faith?” This was my response.
Jesus simplified the Christian life for us when He reiterated the Greatest Commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and all your strength… and the second being to love your neighbor... Read More
What Made You Decide That You Wanted to be Catholic?
I initially didn’t want anything to do with Catholicism. I had seen the fruits of those who had claimed to be Catholic, and all I saw was hypocrisy and apathy. I was a Protestant who had a born-again deeper experience the week before I had entered high school. And my public high school did have a Christian Bible Study as a school club, where in my senior year I had become... Read More
015: Tell the Good News! Five Approaches for Catholics
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Many Catholics—both those in religious life and the laity—have a desire to evangelize.
They take it to heart the words of Pope Paul VI, that the Church exists to evangelize.
The problem is that most Catholics—myself included—are quite fearful of stepping outside our comfort... Read More
[New] Parody Video for Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar”
It is with great pleasure to introduce a parody video that I had a hand in helping bring to life.
A few months ago, a songwriter named Skip West contacted me for help on his idea of a country song parody, this one being a celebration of local parish life. We worked on it for a couple of drafts, and it ultimately became “I Love St. Bart’s“.
He then... Read More
I’m Trying Snapchat
Follow me on snapchat!
After catching up on the enthusiastic raves from the likes of Cliff Ravenscraft and Ray Edwards, I have decided to give snapchat a try.
To put yet another social media platform is daunting, but there are some aspects to this which I find quite intriguing. Mainly, a way to create content that is fun to watch, but also can be uploaded to my YouTube channel’s... Read More
What I Love About the Tenebrae Service
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My Periscope thoughts about the Tenebrae service, and why I love it.
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Parody Video: Holy Thursday
Here is my latest parody video. It is a parody of The Mamas & The Papas classic “Monday, Monday,” called “Holy Thursday.”
The purpose of the song is to share all the goings on that occur at Church on Holy Week, especially as one enters the Triduum (the three days from Holy Thursday evening to Easter Sunday morning). There is a lot of activity, to... Read More
My Latest Parody Video Is Nearly Here…
http://traffic.libsyn.com/prayermeetingpodcast/nap013.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI have a new parody video being released!
It will be my first parody video in six years.
When I created the first video, I had a team of professionals come and help me craft it. But it also cost me more money than I had, and I was determined that if I was to do this, I should learn... Read More
Funny Parody Song About Lent
Wednesday starts the beginning of Lent. In honor of Ash Wednesday, I, once again, draw attention to the video and parody of This Time of Forty Days.
Please consider passing this along in your own circles. Thank you!
This Time of Forty Days
Parody of “King of Pain”
Written by Sting
Peformed by The Police
There’s a little black spot on your head today
I guess it must mean... Read More
Thoughts about 2015 and Moving Forward…
Is it too late to talk about the impact of 2015?
The events of the past year, for me anyway, have been… well… I am undergoing a “period of adjustment.” Some good changes, some unfortunate ones. I’m not complaining; if anything, I’m grateful for the clarity. I’m even more resolute than ever to provide quality content–both... Read More
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