What are the Four Marks of the Church?

Introduction October is the month of the Rosary and a time when Catholics continue their 2,000 year old tradition of fighting to protect the life of the unborn through 40 Days for Life. October 2017 also marks the 100th anniversary of the final Marian apparitions at Fatima.—an event witnessed by more people than Jesus’ resurrection! For…

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…

Revisiting a Baptist Service

Introduction I don’t go to Easter Sunday mass. I tried that once: the Easter I was confirmed. Never again. Nope. After the intensse beauty of the Easter Vigil mass, there’s simply no need to fight the crowds of “Holiday Catholics” making their bi-annual pilgrimages. So this past Easter I went to a Baptist service (naturally) with my wife…

Visitor Guide: Protestant Churches

Series Introduction It is my opinion that having some familiarity with various religious movements and worship services that differ significantly from one’s own is helpful in promoting inter-religious dialogue and understanding. To that end, I have visited several services of Christian and non-Christian sects, and have found the experiences very interesting. In this series, I offer a preview…