The 7 Commandments of Seminary Crashing

Stephen Codekas Article, Holy Orders, Men, Satire, Sin, Testimonial 1 Comment

You might be asking yourself, what exactly is seminary crashing?  Is that even a real thing?  Are you off your meds, again?   (Editor’s Note: Answer the question.  We can’t afford another Helsinki Incident.)   Anyway, you may have seen the movie, “The Wedding Crashers”.  If you haven’t, seminary crashing is virtually identical; you attend an event (in this case …


What Kind of Priest Do You Want to Be?

Scott Francis Miller Article, Holy Orders, Sacraments Leave a Comment

What kind of priest do you want to be?  It’s not as simple a question to answer as you might think.  During this whole time you have been discerning what potentially is a call to the priesthood and you are certain without a doubt in your heart that this is what God is calling you to do with your life.  …

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Why You Should Vote For Us

Stephen Codekas Article, Satire 2 Comments

Shall I count to thee the reasons why you, Catholic 2.0 avid fan and reader, should vote for us in the upcoming Fisher’s Net Awards for Best Catholic Blog?  Is it perhaps our cool, cutting edge layout?  Our user friendly design?  Our competent authors?  Our entertaining articles?  Our informative articles?  Perhaps none of these reasons.  Perhaps all of these reasons. …


God Does Not Tire

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Confession, Pope Francis, Sin, Vatican 1 Comment

Recently, Pope Francis made remarks that, “Priests can now forgive women who have had abortions” which readers from numerous news sites and media outlets have taken to mean that abortion, once an unforgivable sin, can now be forgiven by the clergy. Don’t believe me?  Here are some examples: from Buzzfeed, “Pope Francis Allows Priests to Forgive Women Who Have Had …


20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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This past Sunday’s Gospel reading continues with John’s discourse on the Eucharist, and paints a vivid scene for us of what transpired between Jesus and His followers.  We see Jesus standing before us, ready to give us Himself, God made flesh, and we turn away, confused.  Jesus, almost with outstretched hands, years nothing more than an intimate communion with us, …

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Taking the Plunge

Scott Francis Miller Article, Holy Orders, Sacraments, Young Adult, Youth Ministry 2 Comments

No, this is not an article about marriage!  Rather, this is an article about discernment, more directly related to my discernment process.  At this moment in my life, I am currently discerning my priestly vocation with the Paulist Fathers.  I have been on this journey with them for 2 years and am currently in the process of applying to their …


Musical Theology: Honey I’m Good

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Time for another musical theology article! My last article was Maroon 5, and I have been using music videos and songs to teach in Faith Formation. The students like them a lot, but it actually gives them time to understand the lyrics and what they are actually singing along to. So I decided to make it a “thing” in class! …


Gospel Reflection: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jonathan Jergens Eucharist, Reflection, Sacraments Leave a Comment

The readings today are a continuation of last week’s Gospel account. In this Gospel, the Jews are starting to realize, in a particular way, who Jesus claims to be. The Jews murmur to one another – “Who is this guy? We know his parents…why is he saying he came down from heaven?” No prophet of the Old Testament ever claimed …



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CatholicRAW is a new podcast offered by Catholic 2.0 and Stephen Codekas, one of Catholic 2.0’s authors. Catholic 2.0 viewers get the first release early! Please check out the audio link and tune in, and like the Facebook Page here. We will post these podcasts every Sunday, so check it out! Make it your Sunday time with Christ after Mass. …