Recently, I had a conversation with someone who disagrees with the Church's teaching on justification and the use of any kinds of work and grace on our part to merit salvation. Afterwards, I did a little bit more research and realized that I was causing confusion because of the Protestant vs. Catholic understanding of justification. … Continue reading Justification & Grace
A news bulletin from AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (UK) Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian women who spent more than a decade on death row after being unjustly convicted of blasphemy, has left Pakistan and flown to Canada, according to reports. At Aid to the Church in Need we were privileged to welcome some […] … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Asia Bibi, united with her family in Canada — Catholicism Pure & Simple
Hey everyone! I got back from retreat yesterday afternoon. It was amazing! We had talks, Mass Saturday and Sunday, opportunities for adoration twice on Saturday, and time for silence and reflection. The theme was "Holy Eucharist and Carmel." Our retreat master, Father Francis, who is a priest with the Order of Discalced Carmelites, centered the … Continue reading Retreat Reflections: Holy Eucharist, Carmel, and Everyday Life
Hey y'all! Just a quick reminder that I'm leaving this afternoon to go on retreat. I will be keeping all of your intentions and all of you, whether you reached out to me or not, in my prayers. Please keep me in your prayers as well. If you email me or comment on a post … Continue reading Retreat Day!
Today, May 2, is the feast day of a great saint, a champion of orthodoxy, and one of the patrons of Lumen Fidei Ministries. St. Athanasius was born of a Christian family in Alexandria, Egypt and received a classical education. He became the secretary to the bishop of Alexandria, Alexander, and eventually succeeded him as … Continue reading St. Athanasius, Doctor of the Church
I'm sure that all of you have heard of the HBO show Game of Thrones, even if you don't watch it. I don't, but just like everyone else, I've heard of it and the racy content that it contains. Graphic violence, nudity, and sex scenes are a big part of the storylines, and for Catholics … Continue reading The “Game of Thrones” Phenomenon and Christian Entertainment