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Joe Heschmeyer

Seminarian for Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS

Until May 2012, Joe Heschmeyer was an attorney in Washington, D.C., specializing in litigation. These days, he is a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, and can use all the prayers he can get. Follow Joe through his blog, Shameless Popery.

Joe Heschmeyer Latest Blog Posts

What Eye Has Not Seen: Divinization and the Saints

by Joe Heschmeyer . May 03, 2017 . 4 Comments

There's a promise in the Bible so shocking that most modern preachers and homilists steer clear of it, for fear of sounding like they're blaspheming: it's the promise that we will be divinized. Because of our squeamishne...

The Strangeness of Biblical Imagery

by Joe Heschmeyer . April 05, 2017 . 1 Comments

One of the difficulties of accepting Christianity is that some of the things described in the Bible are just… weird. Within the first few pages, for example, you’ve got a talking snake. And even wh...

Are We Living in the Matrix?

by Joe Heschmeyer . March 21, 2017 . 1 Comments

On Monday, the New Yorker suggested that “the bizarre finale to Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony brought to mind the theory—far from a joke—that humanity is living in a compu...

The Evangelical and Pastoral Heart of Francis de Sales

by Joe Heschmeyer . January 24, 2017 . 0 Comments

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), one of the most well-rounded saints in Church history who played a major role in returning tens of thousands of Calvinists to the Catholic Church. You'll ...

3 Simple Ways to Debunk Relativism, Skepticism, and Materialism

by Joe Heschmeyer . January 13, 2017 . 12 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...