The Real Celebration of Love

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You might think I’m crazy, but I think we should look at Lent in the same way that a lot of people look at St. Valentines’ Day. Yep…you heard me. In fact, I find it quite apropos that in most years, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the “ominous” shadow of Lent. Why? Because all the […]

The Tragic Beauty of the Cross

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There is only one way to be saved….period. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” These words of Christ in John 14:6 are some of the most famous in all of Scripture. But what most people don’t realize is that Christ declares them […]

064: Holy Week Special – Meditations on the Sorrowful Mysteries

Holy Week is upon us. Hasn’t Lent flown by? It seems like Ash Wednesday was just a couple weeks ago. And oftentimes we get to this point thinking we could have done a lot more…So let’s do something about it. In this episode of the Art of Catholic, we’re not going to just talk about theology. We’re […]

034: How the Cross Actually Saves You (and how it doesn’t)

Perhaps the most dramatic and gut-wrenching moment of the crucifixion is Christ’s cry of dereliction: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” But many people have no idea what it actually means. Like so many other converts to Catholicism, I was raised with a misunderstanding of how the Cross of Christ actually saves me. […]