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.
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Christianity: A Bargain That Will Cost You Everything
by Joe Heschmeyer . June 30, 2017 . 3 Comments
Sometimes, when we talk about Christianity, we present it as a great deal. “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light,” Jesus says (Matthew 11:30). But other times, it sounds like Christianity is costly. Rememb...
St. Justin Martyr on the Eucharist and the Ancient Mass
by Joe Heschmeyer . June 01, 2017 . 1 Comments
Today's saint, St. Justin Martyr, laid out one of the earliest descriptions of the Mass in his First Apology, written between 153 and 155 A.D. It’s great, because it offers a simplified version ...
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...