Blessed Bios: Francis Xavier Seelos

Soon, the New Orleans Saints might be adding one more to their number. Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos is gaining plenty of notoriety, and not just here in Louisiana. His cause for canonization should have several miraculous healings to choose from. Miracles seem to be pouring out of his National Shrine on Josephine Street in New Orleans. The shrine, its museum, and St. Mary of the Assumption church are all worth a visit, especially if you or someone you know is in need of a miracle. The life of Father Seelos, as he's most often called, was full of amazing historical confluences for such a uniquely humble man, including encounters with other saints and even President Lincoln. His final days, too, were remarkable for the palpable taste of heaven on earth, an experience which captured the attention of the entire city of New Orleans.  I've also included his intercessory prayer at the end.  Make sure you learn about this remarkable man, so he can intercede for you as he has for so ma Read More November 21, 2017

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