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Jose Rodriguez on faith, podcasting, and teaching junior high

Where Peter Is · Jose Rodriguez on faith, podcasting, and teaching junior high I’m very excited to share this episode of Peter’s Field Hospital! David Lafferty and I were joined by our good friend Jose Rodriguez, host of the podcast...

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Race and Catholicism in America: A Coat of Many Colors

I was recently asked to give a presentation on Black Catholicism and social justice for the California Chinese Catholic Living Camp (CACCLC) 2020 retreat. It, like everything else for now, was virtual, which gave me the opportunity to present from...

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Saint Peter: First Among the Twelve

On the 2018 Easter Vigil, I became a Catholic Christian. After many years of intense theological debate and challenging my stubbornness to believe, my faith journey finally culminated that evening in our city’s cathedral. As with most converts, one of...

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Multiplication of Loaves and Fish: A Miracle Within the Miracle

A reflection on the Sunday readings for August 2, 2020  The multiplication of loaves and fish is the only miracle found in all four Gospels, and—surprisingly—twice in the gospels of Matthew and Mark. On the peripheral level, it can be...

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Warrior Nun: When Catholic Motifs Meet Pop Culture Vacuity

I had never heard of Warrior Nun until my fellow Where Peter Is contributors started talking about it earlier this month. I watched the trailer (language warning) and it looks utterly absurd. People dressed like nuns and priests, and a...

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Why Catholics can’t ignore the reactionary fringe

Where Peter Is · Why Catholics can’t ignore the reactionary fringe Continuing our conversation about conversion and growing in the faith, Adam Rasmussen, Rachel Dobbs, and I discuss how a distorted understanding of the faith has been widely promoted by...

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The conversion journey: challenges, temptations, and stereotypes

  For this new edition of Peter’s Field Hospital, I had a conversation with two of my fellow WPI contributors, Rachel Dobbs and Adam Rasmussen. Both Adam and Rachel came into the Catholic faith as young adults, but through very...

The Rest of My Life: Before and After Conversion

As I reflected today on my upcoming move to be nearer to most of my family and to some of my roots, I have had a strong feeling of denouement. Sixteen months ago, I went looking for Jesus’ Church in...

Catholicism at the Intersection of Blackness and Self-Discovery

“To be Christian is to be Catholic.” I’m sure there was a time when this was uncontroversially true. Perhaps not now, but it’s a considerable thought to ponder. Even today, to be Christian is to be inextricably linked to Catholicism,...

Thoughts from a former dissenter

“Many therefore of his disciples, hearing it, said: This saying is hard, and who can hear it? But Jesus, knowing in himself, that his disciples murmured at this, said to them: Doth this scandalize you? If then you shall see...

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