Is anyone else as creeped out by martyrs as I am? As a Catholic convert, I still find parts of the church strange and alien,…read more
Exploring the tension between faith and reason is just one of the many interesting elements of the television series, Bones, currently in its sixth season on Fox, and one that keeps me watching each week. The partners do more than just examine crimes, they inform each other and the viewers about the dichotomous worlds from which they approach life.
Booth, a former altar boy, attends Mass every Sunday but doesn’t put much thought into understanding his faith on a deeper level. He doesn’t need to be convinced to believe; he just does. Dr. Brennan, is the polar opposite. Being a forensic anthropologist, she believes that all things can be proven logically thus negating any need for a god. These partners hash out the faith vs. logic debate as they work together solving murders for the FBI.read more
It’s good to clarify that Mary herself does not perform miracles; all miracles are an act of God. That said, Catholics do believe that Mary…read more
In Captain America: Civil War, it’s hero against hero as moral lines are drawn and crossed– friends become enemies, enemies become friends, and some of…read more
When I learned of Osama bin Laden’s death, my immediate reaction was indifference. I didn’t share the jubilant response that seemed to be sweeping the…read more
God save my Franciscan education, but there has been a distressing trend in the history of our Church. Various popes in our nearly 2,000-year history…read more