Month: June 2014

Narthex Episode 3

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2911676/height/50/width/350/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”50″ width=”350″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode of The Narthex I continue my experience of conversion to the Catholic Church and how my wife is soon to follow me. Check out the latest episode of The...

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Narthex Episode 2

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2900258/height/50/width/350/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”50″ width=”350″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] In this episode of The Narthex I discuss my conversion to Christianity and how I was introduced to Catholicism. Check out the latest episode of The...

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My Dream Has Come True

If 10 years ago you were to have told me I would be a Christian, I would not have believed you. If five years ago you were to have told me I would be a Catholic, I might have puked. If on the day of my confirmation to the Catholic Church you were to have to me I would author books on the Catholic faith, I would have laughed. From the moment I picked up the Cross and began following Jesus I wanted to influence people. I didn’t want acclaim or praise, I just wanted to help make disciples. Then, years later, my faith began to take a turn. My eyes and ears and heart were turning toward Rome. How little did I know about the Eucharist, the Church, history, and the many weeds of lies that I was told about Catholicism. A friend of mine handed me Rome Sweet Home by Scott Hahn. The book was not the treatise on theology I thought it would be, and I don’t think it was meant to be. What happened, though is I began to ask myself, “Could this be true? And if it is, this changes everything.” After I read it and the books Scott suggested, then more books, there was no other choice. It was Catholicism or nothing. It was because I realized that following Jesus meant following His...

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The Narthex

[iframe style=”border:none” src=”http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2887705/height/50/width/350/thumbnail/no/theme/standard-mini” height=”50″ width=”350″ scrolling=”no” allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Check out the latest episode of The...

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Sr. Cristina Scuccia Wins Italy’s “The Voice”

In evangelism, there are no “I told you so’s”, no bragging rights for being correct. That’s because everything we do, we do in order to glorify Jesus, to set the world on fire, and to bring the gospel at all costs to the world. I wrote a bit ago about the Ursuline nun who entered into the Italian version of “The Voice. Well, Sr. Cristina Scuccia won Italy’s television show and I could not be more happy. In her months long journey she has endured a media war with her as the central figure, and a lot of Catholic voices curious and sometimes beggared by her choice to enter into the competition. Should we be so surprised that she entered, endured, and eventually won though? Why should we be? Why is this so rare? Catholics being brave to use the talents given to them? We know in America of several Catholic politicians, athletes, and entertainers who are Catholic in every way but do not allow it to take a form or presence in their public life. Perhaps it is our culture but that’s a lame excuse Pope Francis recently said that half-hearted Catholics really aren’t Catholics at all. I couldn’t agree more. If I wear a cowboy hat, it does not make me a country singer. If I wear a jetpack, it doesn’t make me the Rocketeer. And just cause my dog tags...

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