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March 19, 2020

Masses are canceled in dioceses across our land due to a pandemic that needs no introduction, but apparently the other causes of death in the U.S. need re-introduction: heart disease - about 655,000 deaths per year; abortion - about 638,000 per year; cancer - about 600,000; the common flu - about 59,000; pneumonia, which has a death rate of 10 perc...

March 5, 2020


Just as a refresher, I'd like give a brief overlook of what Rambling Spirit magazine is about, and its unique role in young adult communities and the new evangelization.

Catholicism is not just about faith and morals -- it's not something that can be confined within our church walls on Sunday -- rather, our religion offers a full worldview that s...

February 15, 2020

One of the criticisms I've gotten about Rambling Spirit is that it will inevitably have a slant or spin to it, like so many publications do. But I say that doesn't have to be the case. Our foundation is Catholicism in its full form. If we sway from that foundation, it certainly is possible for us to become slanted and spun. To believe my words thou...

December 21, 2019

Catholic culture is an elusive term. It is -- by definition -- the most nuanced, most diverse, most complex culture on the planet. Catholics practice their faith freely in some areas and underground in others. They're among the poor and the rich. Indian Catholics are completely different from American Catholics. In fact, Filipino Catholics have dif...

October 30, 2019

A man walks down the main street of a traditional American town. He sees a pharmacy, a bank, a few restaurants, a police office and a church. Does it occur to him that a grand history of ideas has come together in the place that is right before his eyes? Or does he just see it all working together by chance? 

We could go into deeper detail abou...

September 29, 2019

Many of us millennials chose a profession at a young age, pursued the pertaining academic path, and then began a career in that profession that will consume the greater part of our life. We went to college to learn a trade, not to become educated. Our true education will come from life experience, because our academic education just gave we what we...

December 31, 2018

The Giants lost yet another close game to end their season 5-11. As upsetting as this is, there are still some positive things to remember. I strongly believe that those who have gone through adversity together grow stronger together. Seven of the Giants' 11 losses this season were by one score or less; so if any team knows adversity, it's this 201...

October 29, 2018

What do you do when your sports team is doing poorly? The easy answer is to find something else with which you can occupy your mind and your time, but what if you're just not interested in anything else? What if you decided to plunge into your love for your team as a last act of desperation in attempt to avoid the eminent abyss closing in behind yo...

October 13, 2018

As any good argument should do, I will begin this rebuttal by defining the terms "conservative" and "liberal" in the way I will use them in this article. I will then offer my premise and the valid logic that follows that premise. 

Defining Terms

Conservative: tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions. (Merriam-Webste...

August 30, 2018

In regards to the child sex abuse allegations directed at the Church, there are two problems that are often overlooked, two problems that would in no way compromise the truth if a person were to point them out, but which would be devastating to the mainstream progressive—and a large part of the Catholic—media's narrative of the whole scandal; devas...

February 9, 2018

People often say the Bible is a love story between God and humanity. It's a very beautiful, heartfelt analogy. However, what isn't often acknowledged is the fact that if the Bible---and subsequently life itself---is about a romantic relationship with God, then why don't we talk more about how our hearts can be broken by God? Many of us have learned...

November 15, 2017

Heart, mind, and soul, when you get to the truth of the matter, are one and the same. Why do we separate them? Why do we appeal so much to the heart one day, the mind another day, and our moral sense another day? If we're trying to attract people to the Christian faith for the first time, we take the heartfelt, emotion-driven approach: "Just give y...

October 14, 2017

The search for truth is not like any other search. When looking for something, we usually know when we’ve found it. But truth plays tricks on us, does it not? There are so many factors that influence our impression of the truth, not the least of which being our inclination to simply believe what we want to believe. So when searching for truth, it b...

March 11, 2017

Catholic media is thriving in America, and it has a great opportunity to save secular media. In a culture where relativism prevails, Catholic publications can provide a bold voice that leads people back to the powerful, tangible realities of truth, goodness and beauty. We live in an age of seekers, and the time is ripe for Catholic journalists to s...

March 5, 2017

It's a Friday evening and Tim has just finished work. On his way home he decides to go a half hour out of his way to check out a Catholic young adult group a friend  told him about that allegedly meets every Friday night at 7:30. Like many things in his hectic life, he only decided to go last minute. When he arrives at the church at 7:30, he's disa...

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