[Parody] Becky Did You Know? Nick Alexander

Apologetics

[Parody] Becky Did You Know?

Just now, I was prodded by an online friend on facebook to craft a parody song on “Mary Did You Know?” a Christmastime staple.  I remember hearing this song first way, way back in 1990, by Michael English (before his multiple personal... 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,... 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... Read More

Why Most Catholics Don’t Evangelize

I delve into my Catholic history books and read up on the saints such as St. Patrick, St. Francis de Sales, and St. John Bosco. These were men who knew their faith and were bold in sharing it with others. These were individuals, emblazoned by the Holy... Read More

How to Read C.S. Lewis Audiobooks For Free

We can agree that reading is a seminal part of our internal growth. We are called to continually learn about our faith, to continually grow. One of the Great Commandments is for us to “Love the Lord with our Whole Mind”, and we do so through many... Read More

Ten Insights from Pope Francis on the New Evangelization

After listening to the free Evangelization Conference talks, I was inspired to read the papal encyclicals for myself, in regards to the New Evangelization. My first document was to be Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (“The... Read More

How I Discovered the Real Presence.

This past week was the feast of Corpus Christi. I look at this week, and I think to myself about the tremendous gift and power of the Eucharist. But it wasn’t always this way. Early Beginnings I was raised in the Episcopal Church, but it wasn’t... Read More

Three Glorious Benefits of Reading Classic Devotionals

A few days ago I posed a question to an online community about the viability of finding ways to encourage people to read some of the greatest Christian classics that have ever been penned. My suggestion was quickly panned. People have no time, they said.... Read More

Getting the “Nones” Off the Bus

            Much ink has been spilled as of late for the latest results of the [Pew Survey](http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/). You know, the one which indicates that there is a current downward trend towards... Read More

The Challenge of Catholic Evangelization

Much ink has been spilled over the need for lay Catholics to bear witness to the faith, to their friends, their co-workers, and (gulp) their own families. St. Pope John Paul II declared it to be the time of the “New Evangelization.” Sherry Weddell... Read More

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