Five Tips for Handling Criticism as a Catholic

My first boss at Catholic Answers, Jan Wakelin, told me during my first week on the job that everything would be different going forward. “You’re a public figure now, Patrick,” she said. I was slow to understand what she meant. But she was right. In previous career iterations, whether I performed impressively or poorly, very… Continue reading Five Tips for Handling Criticism as a Catholic

How to Stay Catholic

In the year since Pope Francis’s election, I have watched with mounting concern as conservative Catholics have become increasingly agitated over the Pope’s simpler papal style, his seeming lack of concern for precision in speaking and writing, the contrast between him and the Pope Emeritus, and his critique of ideologies that they hold dear. In… Continue reading How to Stay Catholic

Correcting Media Portrayals of Prince’s Faith

The recent passing of music icon Prince has motivated many people to look at a once little-known fact about his life: his faith. Though he was baptized a Seventh-day Adventist, Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness. He regularly attended services and even knocked on doors, as this CNN.com story illustrates: On one occasion Prince knocked on… Continue reading Correcting Media Portrayals of Prince’s Faith

A Simple Guide to the Catholic Faith – A must Read!

Introduction Faith is a word that is used to describe a person’s unshakeable belief in something without the need of proof. In Christianity, that faith is a complete trust in God, in all He does and in all that He promises.  Faith in its true religious context is the response to the loving invitation of… Continue reading A Simple Guide to the Catholic Faith – A must Read!

The Twelve Articles of the Catholic Faith

Below are the Twelve Articles of the Catholic Church listed and explained: Article One: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth: This declares our faith, trust and dependance on the one true God, the creator of the whole Universe. The three in one God (the Trinity). Article Two: And in Jesus Christ,… Continue reading The Twelve Articles of the Catholic Faith