My First Trip to Rome!

The earliest Christians have always been a great inspiration to me--in fact, learning about the early Church and the early Church Fathers is, in part, what led me to Catholicism. I’m talking about the first, second, and third century Christians who were at the very least ostracized and at the very worst, martyred in some … Continue reading My First Trip to Rome!

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The Problem with the Trend of “Pastoral Circumstances”

I’m noticing a really disturbing trend among certain churchmen lately--Cardinals, archbishops, people in generally high places in the Church. It seems like in the realm of sexuality and marriage, some folks are increasingly putting that which is orthodox Catholic teaching at odds with what is “pastoral.” At the very least, they’re being VERY ambiguous. Certain … Continue reading The Problem with the Trend of “Pastoral Circumstances”