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!
This week, word came from various sources that the Vatican has asked several validly ordained Chinese bishops to step down so that bishops selected and approved by the Chinese government (but not validly ordained and recognized by Rome) may take their places. It’s a move that has been seen by many as a slap in … Continue reading “Faith is much more precious than life”: the Underground Catholic Church in China
Why Fulton Sheen is a Role Model for Our Time In the late months of 2012 and into the early days of 2013, I scrolled through Facebook and my news feed was filled with quotes, images, and links to Catholic articles. I wasn’t Catholic at the time, and I hadn’t even firmly decided to sign … Continue reading Why Fulton Sheen is a Role Model for Our Time