If our modern society had a list of banned words (heck, we might be close), at the top of the list would probably be obedience. In our world of self-assured decision making and an “I can do what I want” attitude, suggesting the idea that human beings must submit to an authority is basically an equivalent of […]
The following homily was given by Deacon Kirby Longo at SS Cyril and Methodius Parish on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C. When I was playing basketball in elementary school, the coolest tournament to go to was always Gillette – not because it was the biggest or most prestigious, and certainly not due […]
“Google it, but be careful.” – John Hall Our amateur canon law expert, John Hall, discusses the nuts and bolts of what makes a marriage valid or invalid, while Matthew Petesch and Matthew Sewell make sure he doesn’t use too many big words. Listen below or click here to listen on iTunes.
This post was originally published on Aleteia. It has been shared with permission. Bishop George Leo Thomas of the Diocese of Helena, Montana, often jokes that God is always tweeting His wisdom at us through his favorite messengers, the elderly. I encountered this truth first hand while working with the Little Sisters of the Poor […]
Loosely based on the post “If you died tomorrow, where would you go?” our inaugural podcast has Matthew Sewell and Matthew Petesch talking about life’s most important questions, the fragility and sometimes suddenness of death, and what Mountain Catholic is all about. We also have a little teaser for the next episode…when the august John Hall […]
This post originally appeared at Crisis Magazine. It has been reposted with permission. One need not recount again the abominable details of Brock Turner’s “20 minutes of action,” or those of his trial and recent conviction on three counts of sexual assault. Enough ink has been spilled in outrage (rightfully so) over his woefully short prison […]
“The new evangelization in which the whole continent is engaged means that faith cannot be taken for granted, but must be explicitly proposed in all its breadth and richness” – St. John Paul II After two weeks of planning, building, and brainstorming, the day is finally here. Popular blogs The Campion and (the old) Mountain […]
The Daleiden case saw a new development yesterday, as one of the two charges against him was dismissed by a Texas judge. Though the Center for Medical Progress and some pro-life media outlets instantly spun the decision as validation of their actions and proof that the whole case has been politically motivated, the dismissal has […]
Because Marriage existed as a part of God’s natural plan for human beings before Christ elevated it to the level of a sacrament, it can be hard to understand what makes a marriage valid and sacramental, valid and merely natural, or invalid all together. A lot of what happens when the Church thinks about particular cases […]
Fr. Garrett Nelson’s Homily from June 6, 2016.
I’ve experienced some truly wonderful things in my short life. I’ve married my beautiful wife, visited Rome, and seen Ken Griffey, Jr. hit a home run, but nothing compares to the joy of seeing the birth of my son. There is nothing in this world that I could possibly do that would eclipse the awesomeness […]