Author: Shaun McAfee

2014 Was Epic

This blog post might seem like a bit of bragging. That’s not to poison the well because I had a lot of breakthrough in 2014. But, just as well, my 2014 did not go as expected, and I’m always an “aim high” kind of guy. I just did not imagine so many things coming to fruition so quickly, so many doors opened, and blessings galore. Of course, the year wasn’t perfect, after all, Peyton Manning did choke, the USA was beat in Sochi, I got my first book rejection… 2014 was in many ways like a self-reflecting version of...

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“Is This Supposed to be Funny?”

If content can go “viral,” this Tweet from Religion News Service, 40K followers, has certainly made me sick. Does something look wrong in this Tweet to you? If atheists had Christmas cards . . . http://t.co/T7xFFPaODQpic.twitter.com/8JWIDlgp1M — Religion NewsService (@RNS) December 15, 2014 The Tweet was supposed to promote an article at RNS, 10 Anti-Christmas Christmas Cards if You’re not Feeling Holly and Jolly. Patrick Madrid was the only popular Catholic voice to make comment on it. @RNS Is this supposed to be funny? — Patrick Madrid (@patrickmadrid) December 15, 2014 And it backfired somehow:   This is concerning for...

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Same-Sex Policy Versus Archbishop’s Objection in Omaha

I’m concerned about an article that I found while roaming Twitter. It says that the President of Creighton University, a Catholic Jesuit University in Omaha has altered it healthcare policy to include benefits for same-sex spouses. The Archbishop disagrees with this move. I’m troubled by this report, though I am not at all shocked. This is my Archdiocese so I’m naturally concerned. Here’s the main statements from the article which includes emailed statements from the President, Rev. Timothy Lannon and Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha. One might be persuaded in this situation to side with Creighton as an employer,...

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Why Are Converts So Appealing?

I love apologetics. I love studying ways to defend the faith. So does everyone else. Why? Also, I love studying and reading about other converts. But, why? It’s the mark of a child to keep asking “why?” but this is a good question. Why are we so attracted to converts? We love the life-long Catholics, but there is a special power, it seems, in the testimony of the convert. Indeed, in Church history and in our time, there are many who end up converting through the inspiration of converts. Countless souls by the Apostles, numerous academics by Augustine, and...

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