I don’t mean to be controversial, but the idea of God is not a good thing. Having a supreme being punishing you and also rewarding you for mistakes and successes. Why do we need two people doing such? For example, your boss at work and God, both can punish you and reward you. But, here’sContinue reading “Faith”

The Big Question

The big question debated among authorities in the Roman Catholic Church, Bishops, Cardinals, theologians, philosophers, and priests are on the ground working in parishes have been thinking about how to deal with the shortages of priests. Should these men be allowed to marry? Many traditional Catholics fear Pope Francis, especially considering his Jesuit background. BishopsContinue reading “The Big Question”

The Good and Bad Side of Indulgences

In the fifteenth century, Pope Julius II was seeking some of the greatest artists and architects of the age to build a great new basilica. The problem was finding the money to pay for the extravagant new church. Pope Julius sought indulgences, meaning he would grant spiritual blessings for the sake of receiving money toContinue reading “The Good and Bad Side of Indulgences”

The Power of Jesuits

The Society of Jesus is the largest congregation in the Catholic Church. It has over sixteen-thousand members. It was founded four-hundred and eighty -three years ago by Ignatius of Loyola. The first Jesuit Pope is the incumbent, Pope Francis. He is also the first Pope from Latin America, which is big for the Church. ItContinue reading “The Power of Jesuits”

My Method of Solace

People who are religious or believe in a spiritual practice of any kind typically have a method of seeking guidance from a particular God of a leader. I’m a Roman Catholic, but my way of believing is a lot different than traditional methods of praying and going to church regularly. My understanding of religion isContinue reading “My Method of Solace”