To believe in God is the most fundamental affirmation of our faith and everything we do should flow from this belief. But we don’t just believe in one God among many, either as preference, or in exclusive relationship, or even as one above all other gods. “I am God, and there is no other …”Continue reading “CATHOLICISM BY THE NUMBERS: One God”
Author Archives: Catholic Campus Ministry Asheville
Consecration to Mary
This year (2022) we consecrated our Campus to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. You can actively participate and renew this consecration daily through a short consecration prayer to Mary, found below, a spiritual practice I highly recommend. And if you’re interested in reading/praying the Campus Consecration, you can find that on this page as well.Continue reading “Consecration to Mary”
A Holy Week Reflection by Sr Thea Bowman
About three weeks before she died, Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, wrote a meditation for Holy Week as part of a Mississippi Catholic Lenten series. She dictated it to Sister Dorothy Kundinger, her companion. This was probably her last public writing and was published April 6, 1990) Let us resolve to make this week holy byContinue reading “A Holy Week Reflection by Sr Thea Bowman”
In support of our LGBTQ+ Community
As the Catholic Campus Minister at UNCA, I affirm that all LGBTQ+ persons are loved, affirmed, and welcomed by Catholic Campus Ministry, and that LGBTQ+ members of our UNCA Catholic Community are unequivocally valued. We are committed to be more accepting and to ensure the inclusion, voices and perspectives of those who our society andContinue reading “In support of our LGBTQ+ Community”
Discord Q&A: Are sins not forgiven until you go to confession?
New Question from our Discord Community Channel: Are sins not forgiven until you go to Confession? which in a lot of ways is also the question “Is Confession necessary for the forgiveness of sin?” Below you can watch a video answering the question, or read my written response.
Discord Q&A: “Birth Control” as Health Care
As Minister to college students, who stay up way too late, I sometimes wake up to questions from our Discord Channel about the faith that definitely shouldn’t be addressed before the first cup of coffee. On the blog I’ll share some of those questions (anonymously) and my slightly edited answers. QUESTION: If I were toContinue reading “Discord Q&A: “Birth Control” as Health Care”
Discord Q&A: Buddhist Meditation
QUESTION: If Buddhism is technically a philosophy and not a religion, is it a sin to meditate in a Buddhist temple? How much could one practice Buddhism without renouncing the Lord?
Discord Q &A: Cain and Abel
Our Discord channel is our own little Areopagus where students come to ask questions “We wish to know therefor what these things mean?” regarding matters of faith. From time to time, I publish here their questions with my slightly edited and expanded answers. QUESTION: Abel was the first person to die in the Bible, soContinue reading “Discord Q &A: Cain and Abel”
Discord Q&A: Good Christian Movies.
On our Discord Chat, students ask a lot of wide-ranging questions about the Catholic faith and its place in their lives and the culture. I publish some of the broader or more interesting questions here on the CCM Blog. QUESTION: Why can’t we have a good Christian Movie?
Discord Q&A: Punished by God?
Students by their very nature, are curious creatures, and they often have questions regarding the faith. Our Discord Channel is a popular forum for Bulldog Catholics to ask their questions, often very good ones, and I do my level best to answer them. QUESTION: How would someone know if God were punishing them?