What a loaded question to ask Jesus: “Lord will only a few people be saved?” And typical of the Master, He doesn’t answer the question directly. This is a question that evokes extremes. If you asked Catholics before Vatican II, the question of hell and mortal sin preoccupied their souls. If you ask Catholics today, very […]
Matthew & Matthew interview Fr. Mike Schmitz of Bulldog Catholic and talk about challenges to faith on a college campus, crazy conversions, and the Olympics (among other things). bulldogcatholic.org ascensionpresents.com/videos_categories/fr-mike-schmitz
This the debut column for a new Mountain Catholic feature called “Dear Catholic Girl…” Send your own questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. ****** Hey Catholic Girl, So my girlfriend has been with guys before me, and I’ve been with girls before her. And I’d really like to marry this girl, but we have so much baggage. How do I […]
Click play to listen or read the full text below. Whenever Jesus begins to grow in popularity, he says something very difficult in order to purify our motives for following him. The gospel today is a great example. Jesus asks, “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on Earth?” I think […]
Unless you happen to live under a rock, you know that there is an election coming up in a few months here in these United States. On top of the usual furor and anxiety that this season usually brings to our people, this year’s choice of candidates is causing a level of consternation that’s unusual, […]
Flyfishing and hiking…they’re just like the spiritual life.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s clandestine visit to Montana. While serving as the Archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla came to America to participate in the Eucharistic Congress held in Philadelphia in the summer of 1976. At the conclusion of the congress, Cardinal Wojtyla traveled off the beaten path […]
Though it’s been 14 years since the Church sex abuse scandal initially broke, many people are still asking important questions about the progress of reform and the steps being taken by the Church prevent such a crisis from ever happening again. This is especially because the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church was so […]
Sometimes we talk about serious stuff. Featuring special guest Marina Olson of the Eating Peaches blog over at Patheos. Here’s the link to the blog post referenced in the podcast.
In 325 AD, because there was much strife in the Church, Constantine called all the bishops to gather at a council in Nicaea. At this council, there was a solid contingent of what we refer to today as Arians. They were those who deny the true divinity of Christ. A catch phrase of theirs would […]
After opening up Facebook the other day, one of the site’s ever-so-regulated trending stories caught my eye. The headline had to do with Donald Trump’s running mate, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, specifically an op-ed he supposedly wrote in 1999 about Disney’s Mulan being a piece of liberal propaganda in favor of allowing women into […]
A version of this article first appeared on Aleteia. ***** “Do we convert souls by diluting and capitulating?” “I hope Jesus doesn’t lower His standards in hopes of making us more committed” “Here we go, changing our values to meet the needs of those who want it their way and not the way of the Catholic church.” […]
Photo: Deacon Kirby Longo skiing through fresh powder somewhere in Montana. “Love of money is the root of all kinds of evil,” John Locke, the great English political theorist would probably have picked that passage from Timothy as his least favorite in all of scripture. For Locke thought money was the greatest thing human beings […]
Poopy diapers can teach us a lot about the spiritual life. Click below to listen to our latest podcast on fatherhood. Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anieto2k/