This blog has been pretty quiet over the past few weeks. That isn’t because I don’t have anything to say or write. To be honest I am working on the biggest paper I have ever written. It is titled “The History and Theology of the Roman Canon”, but more on that in a future post. A more accurate reason would be that I have been in a period of discernment.
A few weeks ago I had an incredibly vivid dream. In this dream I was part of a Non-Profit group in Tucson where my family and I call home. In this dream I was writing, creating, and talking to small groups of people about the faith. As the dream ended I say a banner that said the event was presented by a group called the Tucson Institute for Catholic Apologetics. Upon waking I couldn’t stop thinking about this dream. Over the next couple weeks the dreams became even more vivid and occurred nightly. They got more detailed and I started to pray and ask the Lord if this is something I should do. I then spoke with my wife and she didn’t hesitate to support the idea to support the church in the New Evangelization.
Long story short is that I officially filed the paperwork to incorporate the Tucson Institute of Catholic Apologetics as a Non-Profit entity. The goal of the organization is to create content such as podcasts, videos, books, pamphlets, and brochure to assist Catholics in Southern Arizona to learn and defend their faith. The organization will also go to parishes and other groups to hold talks, seminars, and retreats at no cost (of course offerings and donations will be accepted but not expected). If a group outside of Southern Arizona wants to participate I will only ask for the cost of travel (even if it is only $20 for gas). The ultimate goal is to hold weekend classes where people will have the opportunity to earn certificates in Catholic Apologetics and Theology, but that is a ways down the road.
I humbly ask for your prayers as I embark on this journey, and will share the various social media pages for the organization in a separate blog post. The website, which is not functioning yet, will be tucsonapologetics.org. God bless you all.