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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

Rembrandt and the Queen of Heaven

by Joe Heschmeyer . November 21, 2017 . 1 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 . 6 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...

Do Catholics Make Christianity Too Difficult?

by Joe Heschmeyer . September 26, 2017 . 2 Comments

A common complaint against Catholicism is that its view of the spiritual life is too difficult, that it over-complicates Christianity and doesn’t trust enough in the finished work of Christ on the Cross. That&...

Does the Immaterial Exist?

by Joe Heschmeyer . September 06, 2017 . 14 Comments

One of the most common arguments from atheists is that matter is all that there is, and that the immaterial (God, angels, the human soul, etc.) simply doesn’t exist. This position is generally called “philoso...