Big News: The Campion is Merging with Mountain Catholic

“The new evangelization in which the whole continent is engaged means that faith cannot be taken for granted, but must be explicitly proposed in all its breadth and richness” – St. John Paul II After two weeks of planning, building, and brainstorming, the day is finally here. Popular blogs The Campion and (the old) Mountain … Read more…

3 Things I’ve Learned From Being a Father

I’ve experienced some truly wonderful things in my short life. I’ve married my beautiful wife, visited Rome, and seen Ken Griffey, Jr. hit a home run, but nothing compares to the joy of seeing the birth of my son. There is nothing in this world that I could possibly do that would eclipse the awesomeness … Read more…

Women Deacons? That’s Not Nicaea!

The deaconesses are coming! If you’ve been following the news, you’ve probably heard that Pope Francis has established a commission to investigate the role of women deacons in the Church. This decision came during a conversation between the pope and the International Union of Superior Generals, a group of women that serve as heads of … Read more…

10 Books That Will Help You Discern Priesthood

Before I got married, I had actively discerned a vocation to the priesthood for about four years. During that time I read a number of books that aided me in the discernment process. Most of the books on this list have been recommended to me by seminary formators or spiritual directors. None of these books is exclusively … Read more…

5 Ways to Get Spiritually Fit in 2016

The year 2016 is upon us, and you know what that means – it’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions. As you’re choosing your new fitness program and life style improvements don’t forget to include a spiritual component to your New Year’s checklist. After all, there is nothing more important than your spiritual well-being. … Read more…

Pope Francis’ Top 10 Tweets of 2015

Pope Francis has tweeted a lot of inspiring things in 2015. Here are our favorites: 1. 2.3.4.5.6. 7.8.9.10.    

Practice Makes Perfect: Fundamentals to Make You a Slugger at Holiness

How do you become a saint? This question was once posed to St. Thomas Aquinas who responded, rather bluntly, “Will it!” As terse as it is, Aquinas’ answer is perfect. Sanctity is fundamentally simple in essence – if you choose to do holy things you will inevitably grow in holiness. The problem of course is … Read more…

5 Flannery O’Connor Stories That Everyone Should Read

“All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.” These words of Flannery O’Connor give us the interpretive key to understanding her fiction. At the heart of all of her short stories is a moment of grace, where a character is faced with a decision to either accept or … Read more…

The Chicago Cubs and the Virtue of Hope

The wait is over! For the first time in seven years the Chicago Cubs are in the playoffs and one step closer to winning the World Series; a feat that has escaped them for over a century. Cubs fans finally have something to cheer about. With manager Joe Maddon at the helm and the sensational … Read more…

10 Novels Every Catholic Should Read

Have you been searching for your next favorite novel? Look no further! Here are ten novels every Catholic should read. You’ll notice that there is no mention of Chesterton, Lewis, or Tolkien. I left their works out, because most people have already read them. Enjoy! 1. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor In her first novel, O’Connor … Read more…