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Joe Heschmeyer

Previously a litigator in Washington D.C. and then a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Joe Heschmeyer now works as an instructor at Holy Family School of Faith. He blogs at Shameless Popery, and alongside co-host Chloe Langr, has a weekly podcast called The Catholic Podcast. 

Joe Heschmeyer Latest Blog Posts

The Immaculate Conception: A Gift for You

Mary isn’t chosen because she’s so great; she’s so great because she’s chosen.

by Joe Heschmeyer . December 07, 2018 . 0 Comments

One of the tragedies of the Protestant Reformation is that it resulted in a lot of Protestants squeamish about talking about the Virgin Mary, and a lot of Catholics squeamish about talking about grace and predestination ...

Rembrandt and the Queen of Heaven

Mary reflects and magnifies the image of God in a singular way.

by Joe Heschmeyer . November 21, 2018 . 0 Comments

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) is the greatest and most famous painter of the Dutch Golden Age. While he’s perhaps most famous for paintings like The Return of the Prodigal Son, he also is believed to have pai...

Preparing for Battle: 7 Tips from St. Paul on Evangelization

by Joe Heschmeyer . October 19, 2018 . 0 Comments

In the face of seemingly endless scandals in the Catholic Church, a lot of non-Catholics are asking some variation of “Why are you still Catholic?” to their Catholic friends and loved ones. Behind this questi...

Nothing’s the Matter with Atheistic Materialism

by Joe Heschmeyer . October 05, 2018 . 0 Comments

The central problem with atheistic materialism is nothing, really. Metaphysical nothing, to be exact. Any worldview, including atheism, should be able to give some sort of coherent answer to the rudimentary question of...

3 Simple Ways to Debunk Relativism, Skepticism, and Materialism

by Joe Heschmeyer . September 07, 2018 . 15 Comments

Gorgias the Nihilist, an ancient Greek philosopher, was said to have argued the following four points: Nothing exists; Even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; and Even if something can be known abou...