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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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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. …

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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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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 …

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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 …