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
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&...