Good Friday Timeline

Whenever a loved one asks for prayers, it's common that we may respond with a question such as, "What's his name?" or, "What day are you traveling?" or, "What time is the surgery?" Something about the details makes us feel connected... especially if we are thinking about that person on the specific day, at the specific time. For me, the events of the Triduum are no different. Here's an approximate timeline of the events of Good Friday.

Passover Proves the Eucharist is Necessary for Salvation

Most Catholics believe that the Eucharist is necessary for salvation...it's probably even one of the main reasons they are Catholic. However, many Catholics fail to give their Protestant peers a solid answer as to why we believe this to be true about the Eucharist. While there are multiple arguments and reasons to support our belief in the New Testament, today's post highlights some support from the Old Testament

Where is Lent in the Bible?

"It's not in Scripture." "It's a tradition of man -- and the Bible explicitly condemns traditions of man." "You've got something on your face..." If you're Catholic, it is not uncommon to hear these phrases around the beginning of Lent. In fact, as a practicing Catholic with a Theology degree living in the Bible belt...... Continue Reading →

How Jesus Saved His Mother

Every single one of us needed saving from sin -- including Mary. It just so happens that God saved her outside of time. This post provides an explanation and an analogy to help understand the Immaculate Conception.

it’s ok if you’re not ok

“Remember --sin hurts!” he would say as the last bell of the week rang and his high school juniors would race out the door. My co-worker was a fellow religion teacher, in charge of our morality curriculum, and had a personality that lightened the mood of any tense situation. He could say difficult things to... Continue Reading →

Mary’s Birthday = the Dawn of Salvation

“The New Testament lies hidden in the Old, and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.”  ~St. Augustine This is a fairly well known quote from Augustine, and also, a fairly well known truth. This mysterious “intertwining” is one of my favorite things about Scripture. It catches my attention, locks me in, and leads... Continue Reading →

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