Christ in the General Population

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog Christ in the General Population The Catholic Church has not had a simple history with astrology. From the beginning, even in Judaism, divination has been banned, and so it is today. And yet Christ’s own birth was...

The Miracle Closet

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog The Miracle Closet There is a certain argument I’ve seen skeptics on the internet use over and over again when confronted with the supernatural, though it’s rarely laid out explicitly. It goes like this:...

The Plutonium Idol

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog The Plutonium Idol The thing with idolatry in ancient Israel wasn’t that the Holy People did not worship the LORD. Far from it–they simply worshipped everything else, too. It is such idolatry that remains to...

The Laborers in the Vineyard

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog The Laborers in the Vineyard There is a common belief among most Protestants that the reward of all the just is equal in Heaven. This is not the teaching of the Church, and indeed it was one of the hardest teachings to...

Why I prefer the generic he to the singular they.

Matthew P. Schmidt My Blog Books About FAQs Blog Why I prefer the generic he to the singular they. This aforementioned principle of mine is sadly no longer about grammar; it is about a whole host of partisan issues. But I’m going to ignore all of those and talk...