A Christian Goes Ghost hunting

Introduction: Do Christians Believe in Ghosts? In late June 2013 I went on my first ever (official) “ghost hunt” with a friend at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, KY – a location famed for ghost sightings. I learned a lot about the techniques and equipment involved (examples), and while we did not encounter anything too out of…

On Everest and Evil

Introduction This life is one of suffering to some degree. Now, no one enjoys suffering, and we often spend the majority of our lives avoiding it. God promises us a complete end to suffering if we die in His grace – so why does God allow so much of it in this life? Suffering helps keep…

Is Lent Biblical?

Introduction While researching online the other day, I ran across a popular Protestant website called Got Questions? (which I used to write for) that gave some doctrinally confused responses to some reader’s questions on Lent. These mistakes are revealing and, when properly understood, can actually be beneficial to Catholics as well as to our separated brethren. By…

Why I Changed My Mind on Infant Baptism

“Let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits; and with one accord make our prayers unto him, that our children may lead the rest of their lives according to this beginning.” (Anglican Ministration of Holy Baptism) Introduction On August 14th, 2011 (several years before I came into full communion with the Catholic Church), my…

Why 40 Days?

Why 40 Days of Lent? The Lenten season includes 40 days of fasting (46 days minus Sundays) in preparation for the celebration of Easter. While a proper food fast is only obligatory on certain days, other goods (such as sweets) are often given up as well.  In this way, we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection…