Chase Padusniak

February 22, 2016

Are You Living The Spirit of Lent?

The spirit of Lent defies us. We might give up Facebook, but fill our extra time with more TV or food. We, putting ourselves in the
February 8, 2016

Lent, Fasting, and Catholic Solidarity

Lent is coming, and with it comes both a renewed commitment to our Christian way of life and a continuation of the struggle to carry our
January 26, 2016

The Pro-Life Movement: Transcending Boundaries

The 2016 March for Life has come and gone, but one thing (aside from the mammoth snowstorm) seemed different this year: I read multiple articles, all
January 11, 2016

New Year, New You?: the Transformative Power of Baptism

Having stayed up a bit later than usual on Saturday evening (in order to finish a long movie), I found myself waking up late and only
December 31, 2015

Piers Plowman: A Medieval Poem Speaks to the Modern Secular Age

As many readers might not know, my “day job” is as a medievalist, specifically as a graduate student working on the literature, philosophy, and theology of
December 28, 2015

Alone Together: Bl. Charles de Foucauld & 21st-Century Living

Over the last day or two, my thoughts have wandered to Bl. Charles de Foucauld, a man whose life has served as a constant source of
December 14, 2015

Learning from Diversity: A Roman Catholic Attends a Byzantine Liturgy

A couple of weeks ago I decided to attend a Saturday-evening liturgy according to the traditions of the Ruthenian Catholic Church; although something I had wanted
November 30, 2015

On Planned Parenthood, Terrorism, and Concupiscence

Not long ago, our nation experienced another tragic shooting; this one perpetrated at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado. In the aftermath of any such violence, even