ignorance

Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ

There is a myth that we must lay to rest, once and for all – Protestants are all about the Bible, while Catholics are all about the Sacraments.  While I can’t speak for my Protestant brethren, I can say this with certainty – the Catholic Church has never tolerated any such “either/or.” Both Scripture and Sacraments are precious gifts from […]

Some Thoughts about Thinking

On a very cold night in late February, 2009, Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput delivered what may have been an even more chilling message to a near capacity audience at St. Basil’s Church on the campus of St. Michael’s College.  “We can’t build a just society with the blood of unborn children.” Canadians in the audience, who are familiar with […]

The Story of a Conscience

Last night, I dreamed of writing this article.  Oftentimes I wake up with a complete thought for an article or during the day something will come to me and I feel like the secretary–scrambling to start taking notes as I’m dictated the thoughts. But last night, I watched as I wrote this article in which I share thoughts and past […]

Admitting and Addressing Catholics’ Ignorance of the Faith

The September 28 publication of the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life lent itself to various surprising titles, many of which focused on how atheists and agnostics proved they had a greater comparative religious knowledge than Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Mormons. The survey polled 3,412 Americans 18 and older and asked 32 questions […]