Chase Padusniak

July 11, 2016

In Tough Times, Try This Poem

Without question, the last week (or year perhaps) has been difficult for Americans; division, violence, and hardened hearts have all arisen—all, of course, things that we
June 27, 2016

Confession: Why Is It So Difficult?

“Humility is the only thing that no devil can imitate.” – St. John Climacus I cannot speak for others, but I have always found confession very
June 21, 2016

In Tragedy, Always Pray for the Dead

Another day has seen another massacre on American soil, the most deadly shooting in the history of our nation—Orlando, Florida, the site of such destruction. In
May 18, 2016

Pentecost: Remembering, and Beginning Again

Occasionally, I have heard Pentecost called the Church’s birthday. There is truth in this understanding; the day on which the Apostles received the Holy Spirit is
May 3, 2016

What is the source — and purpose — of our freedom?

Much political and social discourse today focuses on freedom, whether the freedom to do something or the freedom from some force, institution, or person. In truth,
April 18, 2016

The Miracle of the Jesus Prayer

As I wrote about a while back, I’ve recently spent some time in Byzantine Catholic churches. It is not always possible for me to make it
April 4, 2016

Easter’s Joy

This year I attended my first Ruthenian Catholic Easter liturgy (a topic worth writing about all by itself). But more than the new textures and sounds
March 21, 2016

An Iraqi Martyr and Holy Week

Earlier today I chanced upon a video that changed my day, really my entire Holy Week; there could be nothing more fitting for the beginning of