40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic–Postscript

I hope you enjoyed my series of posts for Lent.  The whole idea actually started as my Lenten penance.  It was quite a challenge to post every day for almost six weeks.  Thanks to the Holy Spirit I was able to pull it off, even if some posts were written late in the day.  The […]

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic #1 Jesus Died for My Sins

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.  John 3:16 COOL!

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic #2 The Eucharist

“Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.”  John 6:53 I think Jesus is speaking very clearly here even though many of those who heard Him speak didn’t know what to make […]

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic #3 The Blessed Mother

“Hail Full of Grace, the Lord is with you.” When the Lord spoke these words to Mary, her life was changed forever.  She was to become the Mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  When she went to visit her relative, Elizabeth, who was also with child, even in her old age, her words were prophetic […]

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic #4 The Holy Trinity

In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, amen. There are some things in life that we have to take on faith.  The Trinity is one of them.  How can God be one God but three persons?  A lot of people much smarter than me have attempted to explain it […]

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic #5 The Holy Father

Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood* has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.  And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.  I […]

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic–BONUS POST

Here I though I had everything planned out.  40 days of Lent.  40 posts.  Everything was just fine until I got to this weekend and realized that there are a lot more than 40 reasons for Catholic coolness.  But the list got shuffled over the last few weeks and here I am with five days […]

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic #6 Bishops

If priests are cool then bishops must be cooler.  Right?  Again, this is not a scholarly dissertation on these men who are directly descended from the twelve Apostles.  There are plenty of places to find that kind of material.  This is about why bishops are cool and we’re lucky to have them.  However, I am […]

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic # 7 Priests

The day before he suffered he took bread in his sacred hands and looking up to heaven, to you, his almighty Father, he gave you thanks and praise.  He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:  Take this, all of you, and eat it: this is my body which will be given up for you. When supper was ended, he took […]

40 Reasons Why It’s Cool to be Catholic #8 The Internet

Now, wait just a minute, deacon.  The Internet is NOT  Catholic.  Wasn’t it invented  by Al Gore? Bear with me for a minute and I’ll tell you why I think the Internet makes it cool to be Catholic.  When Jesus formed His Church, just before his death and resurrection, there were only the twelve Apostles […]