Defending Catholicism: Confession

One of the greatest treasures of the Church, her ability to heal people of their sins, is constantly under attack. This world obviously craves the miraculous release offered in this Sacrament - look no further than the sudden proliferation of psychologists and psychiatrists  over the last fifty years  and the corresponding increase in prescriptions for psychotropic medications. Mankind replaces with drugs what God offers for free! Instead of accepting God's release from our addictions, we discover all new ones.  Nonreligious people seem to have long ago dismissed the idea of sin, so what would they be confessing? Confession - even contrition - has become incomprehensible to them. That is,  apart from the historically aberrant need for psychotropic medications described above.  More often than not, the Sacrament of Confession is attacked by Protestants and such on Biblical grounds. This is somewhat strange given the strong foundation for the Sacrament - all Sacraments fo Read More November 17, 2017

Proving the Existence of God [COMIC]

"Why are you singing Christmas carols? It's too early for that!" Are you one of those? Just the other day, I saw my own daughter, bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh, plugging her ears with her little fingers as I was singing "White Christmas" to her. Anyway, nothing quite puts me in the Christmas spirit like Burl Ives, so here's a comic I drew starring the Burl Ives as "incarnated" in snow:  'Tis the season for proving the existence of God and his Incarnated Son!  You might be asking yourself, what's the "Cosmological Argument"? If so, here's a great article by Trent Horn explaining this very influential philosophical proof for God:  New Support for the Cosmological Argument by Trent Horn One of the most interesting and widely discussed arguments for the existence of God is the kalam cosmological argument, which attempts to prove that it is impossible for the universe to have an infinite past. If the a Read More November 10, 2017

Is the Thor Myth Based on Jesus?

In the final battle of the last war between good and evil, the Son of the Father-God will defeat evil in the form of a serpent but , in doing so, will   give up his own life . Sound familiar? There are some striking parallels between the Norse myth of Thor at Ragnarok and the Biblical prophesies of the Messiah. Is it possible, since Christ preceded the Norse myths, that Norse myths were actually informed by the Gospel?  Excited for the release of Thor: Ragnarok? Check out all the eerie similarities between the myth of Thor and the life and prophesies of Christ below! 1. A Tale of Two Serpents The Bible refers frequently to the ancient serpent, the Devil. He appears in the Garden of Eden in the beginning and reappears at the end, waiting to devour the child of the Virgin Queen in the Book of Revelation. There is also a great serpent in Norse mythology. It is called the  Midgard Serpent or    Jörmungandr .  Jörmungandr simply means "huge monster" in Old Norse Read More November 02, 2017

Unhappy Reformation Day! [COMIC]

It's the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther (NOT) nailing it. Here's a comic I drew up about the Luther Bible which removed several key books from the Christian Bible. Why would the Father of Sola Scriptura remove books from the Bible? Books which conveniently did not match his Protestant theology? See below for a quick answer to "Why do Protestants Bibles have less books"? All Christians everywhere had been using the same version of the Old Testament for 1500 years ... and then Martin Luther comes knocking at the door. Guess which version of the Old Testament, i.e. the Jewish Scriptures, Jesus and the Apostles used? The same pre-Luther version. Why would Luther and, subsequently, John Calvin change this, especially with their emphasis on Sola Scriptura, the doctrine of authority residing in the Bible alone? It doesn't make any sense.  The version of the Old Testament used by Jesus, the Apostles, St. Paul, and all Christians until the 1500s was the Sept Read More October 31, 2017

The First Halloween ... in the Bible? The Catholic & Biblical Origins of Halloween

It’s that time of year again! All the traditional sounds filling the cool night air: Autumn leaves crackling underfoot, the hum of children in costumes racing from house to house, and ... howls of Christian indignation over Halloween.[1] Can traditional Catholics participate in this spookiest of holidays? Isn't it all just derived from devil worship?  First off, have you ever noticed the reference to Halloween in the Bible? This one is pretty spooky! Also, we'll discuss how, yes, traditional Catholics can, with all respect to tradition (and redundancy), celebrate this traditionally Catholic celebration. Join in the discussion and don't forget to comment below! First off, some quick  background :  Background on the Feasts of All Saints & All Souls The word “Halloween” is a Scottish shortening of the phrase “All hallow-even,” literally meaning “All Holy Evening” and dates to the 18th century. The English have a similar phrase, “All Hallows’ Eve,” with the same Read More October 26, 2017