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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

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...

Does Teaching Religion “Brainwash” Kids?

by Joe Heschmeyer . June 21, 2017 . 0 Comments

Is teaching children religion brainwashing? The question was posed at Debate.org, and an astounding 86% of respondents said yes. So why should Christian parents share the Gospel with their childr...

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...

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...