Social Justice and Abortion

Social Justice and Abortion

Modern American society yearns for social justice; so much so, that we’ve designated some as Social Justice Warriors. Across all the lines which divide us—whether democrat or republican, conservative or liberal, various religious groups or atheists—we universally...
The Mass in the Early Church

The Mass in the Early Church

Dispelling the Rumors When I was in high school, I had frequent dialogues with my non-Catholic friends about Christianity. They would ask questions and make accusations which, at first, I had a difficult time answering. One common accusation was that “the early Church...
Scripture and the Eucharist

Scripture and the Eucharist

Jesus is really present in the Eucharist. That’s obviously a bold statement; and many Christians don’t believe it. It’s the official teaching of the Catholic Church, but studies show that many Catholic Christians don’t even believe it. Why does the Catholic Church...
Aquinas the Biblical Theologian

Aquinas the Biblical Theologian

Recently, I had the honor of presenting a paper at an academic conference centered on Aquinas as a Biblical Theologian. Academic discussions can seem disconnected from and irrelevant to our daily lives, but perhaps I can briefly attempt to persuade otherwise. Many of...