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Pardon Our Dust!

If you visited the blog over the weekend, you may have been surprised at what you say. That’s because I’ve decided to undertake a long-overdue site redesign. I have three goals in undertaking this redesign: To cultivate a space for beauty. Beauty and truth belong together. In the words of Pope Francis, “In every age […]

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From Abel to Zechariah: Did Christ Confirm the Protestant Canon?

Michelangelo, Zechariah the Prophet, Sistine Chapel (1512) Did Jesus confirm the Protestant canon of Scripture in Matthew 23:35 and Luke 11:51? Several Protestants scholars have claimed that he does, and their argument is convincing… on the surface. For example, F.F. Bruce said: It appears that the order of the Hebrew Bible which has come down […]

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Romeward Bound!

Yesterday morning, I checked my e-mail to discover that I had been accepted by the Pontifical North American College in Rome. This means that, beginning next year, I’ll be studying theology from some of the best minds in the Church in the heart of the Church, the Eternal City. I don’t know that many details […]

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The Feast of the Presentation: a Smoking Gun for Mary’s Sinlessness

Hans Memling, The Presentation in the Temple (1463) Do the Virgin Mary’s actions at the Feast of the Presentation prove or disprove her sinlessness? Here’s the passage in question (Luke 2:22-24): And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they [Joseph and Mary] brought him  [Jesus] up to Jerusalem […]

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The Vocation Boom Interview is Up! [FIXED]

As I mentioned earlier, I had an hour-long interview on Vocation Boom on EWTN. The first part is my vocation story, and the second part is Q&A on vocations-related questions. If that sounds interesting to you (or you just want to hear how weird my voice sounds), check out the audio below: http://restlesspilgrim.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/JoeInterview.mp3 Your browser […]

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