What do Catholics think about Halloween? Nick Alexander

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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... 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

[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... Read More

015: Tell the Good News! Five Approaches for Catholics

http://traffic.libsyn.com/prayermeetingpodcast/nap015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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... 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;... Read More

Make Christ King in Your Life

The world is ignoring Christ’s Kingship. Every year we see hints of Christ being downplayed in the world, whether it be in symbolic gestures of removing religious symbols in secular establishments, or raising up of all other religious belief systems... Read More

Update On My Latest Parody Songs

Performing a “newer” parody. More recent songs are being made. Hello… I’m acutely aware that the largest percentage of those who frequent my blog are interested in my parody songs. And I’m thrilled for that. My interests have vacillated... Read More

A Bittersweet Thing Happened To Me Earlier This Week

This past Tuesday I played for a charismatic healing mass sponsored by the Diocese of Hartford’s Office for Charismatic Renewal. But only recently did I discover that it was to be the last of such services. The Office for Charismatic Renewal is closing. After... Read More

Meeting St. Maria Goretti

It was only by chance that I came across a blog post advertising the tour of the relics of Saint Maria Goretti. For those who don’t know, Maria Goretti was an 11-year-old girl who had been targetted by a neighbor boy who had ambitions to rape her.... Read More

Pope Francis in Central Park

A couple of weeks ago, my father emailed me letting me know that he had access to four tickets to see the Pope in Central Park, that he would not be able to use them (he was going to be away)… would I like them? I told him give me a day, I’ll... Read More

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