Easter: Tomb as Womb

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality|

BY PCM | ORIGINAL SOURCE: National Catholic Register The Resurrection is not a metaphor for the need to “rise above” life's difficulties or a well-meaning myth about fulfillment. Rather, Christ's resurrected body is a solid thing. As mysteries of the Faith go, even apart from the Easter Bunnification of Easter, the Resurrection is one of the hardest [...]

Transformed By Beauty ebook

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|

The good people at Covenant Eyes have produced a thought-proving four-part ebook titled Transformed By Beauty, which points toward the antidote for compulsive (or causal) porn use. Edited by Sam Guzman and Amanda Zurface and strung across four interviews, I guarantee you haven't come across a treatment like this.  We dive deep with (in order) Father Thomas [...]

Four Takeways from the Holy Land

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality|

I just got back from a 12-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land with 30 on-fire Christians including our spiritual director Monsignor Charles Pope of Washington DC. And what a trip it was. Bathed in the clement Israeli sun, we saw Magdala, Capernaum, Caesarea Maritima, Cana, Nazareth, Bethany, Calvary, Qumran, Jericho, Bethlehem – stunning and quite impossible [...]

Father Michael Scanlan, a man in full

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality|

The news a moment ago that Father Michael Scanlan, TOR -- my beloved former boss and the president emeritus of Franciscan University of Steubenville has died -- brought with it a flood of Holy Spirit-tinged memories. I landed at Franciscan University of Steubenville, in the fall of 1994 as, in the University nomenclature, a "grad non-trad" [...]

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My last days on the air, and The New Show!

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: Spirituality|

As you may know, September 29, 2016, is my last day on the air as host of Catholic Answers Live. A lot of people have been asking how to help launch my new media platform PatrickCoffin.media. Go HERE to find out about the new media platform I’m building. The need is huge, urgent, and long overdue! You’re [...]

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Porn free!

By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|

A lot of effort is expended by Christians talking about the problem of pornography (we hear of the scourge of porn, the  and damages of porn ) and so little effort on what to do about it, at least on a personal level.       Last week on  Catholic Answers Live, I interviewed a young man [...]

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