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Stephen Codekas

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I am 25 and a lifelong learner of Theology and Philosophy. I'm a HUGE Peter Kreeft and Christopher West fan boy. I enjoy cooking, eating, wine, the Socratic Method, cigars and listening to the Blues. Like my writing? Tell me so! Hate it? I want to hear that too! Can't get enough of my work? Then give my podcast a listen at http://catholicraw.podbean.com/

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Reflection Leave a Comment

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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An Open Letter To Young Catholics

Stephen Codekas Article, Reflection 1 Comment

There’s no reason for you to remain a faithful Catholic.  Ireland and the US recently legalized gay marriage, Planned Parenthood is on the march, Bruce Jenner steals the spotlight and your leaders stay silent.  Don’t stay in the dark ages of Rome, come into the light of Progression. That’s what the world wants of you.  Let me tell you what God …

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Evil, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing.

Stephen Codekas Article, Catechist, Sin, Theology, Young Adult 1 Comment

The greatest argument atheists have against God is the existence evil in this world. Suffering. Pain.They can throw all the philosophical arguments they want, but pain is the great human connector. But will it connect us to the Divine, or to nihilism? Do not mistake me. This humble article here before you will not seek to completely solve it away. I …