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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

The Evangelical and Pastoral Heart of St. Francis de Sales

by Joe Heschmeyer . January 24, 2018 . 1 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 ...

A House of Prayer for All People

by Joe Heschmeyer . November 28, 2017 . 1 Comments

Why do Catholics call their Church the Catholic Church? Why not just call it the Christian Church? Is the Catholicity of the Church important? Is it Biblical? What does it even mean to say that the Ch...

Rembrandt and the Queen of Heaven

by Joe Heschmeyer . November 21, 2017 . 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...

In Defense of Exaggerated Marian Devotion

by Joe Heschmeyer . November 06, 2017 . 2 Comments

Protestants aren’t the only ones who find Catholic devotion to Mary a bit over-the-top sometimes. A lot of Catholics find other Catholics, including great Saints like Alphonsus Liguori and Louis de Montfort, to be ...

5 Ironies About Celebrating “Reformation Day” Today

by Joe Heschmeyer . October 31, 2017 . 9 Comments

Today, for most of us, is Halloween. But a lot of Christians are disturbed by the way that Halloween seems to celebrate evil, and many Protestants choose to celebrate Reformation Day instead. While I respect the desire t...