Browsing the October 2019 archive of Apologetics

Halloween a Mix of Religious, Secular Traditions

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 10/28/19

I love Johnny Cash. My parishioners know it, and certainly the kids know it, since my “Ring of Fire” ring tone goes off occasionally while I am visiting their classrooms.

I have always loved Johnny Cash, even when I was really young. I saw him in concert for the ... Read More »

Arguing about Religion Can Be a Good Thing

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 10/11/19

You may have heard it said that in the history of the human race, religion has been the cause of war more than anything else. Honestly, I do not believe that. As an amateur student of world history, I think land has been the biggest reason for war between peoples.

Whatever the biggest reason has been, I think we all can agree that religion has been a major cause of conflict, both on an international level and a very personal level. I would guess that every person reading this column has at one point or another been in conflict with another over religion. It happens, and it happens a ... Read More »

Rediscovering a ‘Beautiful, Ancient Prayer’ On Oct. 7: The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 10/07/19

October is the month of the rosary, but there is good reason to focus on the rosary in the month of April as well.

 The last day of April is the feast day of St. Pius V, A Dominican pope who was very much devoted to the rosary and ... Read More »

Exploring the little known other side of St. Francis

Posted by Samantha Laveau on 10/04/19

October includes the feast day of one of the most popular saints in the history of the Catholic Church, St. Giovanni di Bernardone. This super popular saint is better known by his nickname, Francis, and his feast day is Oct. 4, which happens to be the day after the ... Read More »