Micah Murphy

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Micah Murphy

A cradle Catholic from Omaha, Nebraska, Micah’s work in Catholic New Media began when he was still a teenager. After spending 9 years in Catholic school, he entered public high school to find himself challenged in his faith by his non-Catholic classmates. Seeking the truth, Micah scoured his parents’ Catechism, read Patrick Madrid and Catholic Answers, and learned the faith by debating it through online apologetics. At the same time, he began to appreciate the patrimony of the faith as he studied Latin.

Excited to serve the Lord, Micah became a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Omaha. While studying at Conception Seminary College, he grew in his love of Catholic tradition through his exposure to monastic life and study of Biblical Greek. He also grew in his experience of Catholic New Media with the online apostolate Phatmass. Discerning a call to marriage, he left for a very fruitful year getting acquainted as a student with the work of FOCUS at the University of Nebraska, which inspired him to make evangelization his life’s work. After transferring to Franciscan University of Steubenville, Micah graduated in 2007 with a BA in Theology & Catechetics (with a Latin minor).

Micah married his wife, Jennie, in 2007, and they have four children. They live in Shreveport, Louisiana, where Micah teaches Scripture at Loyola College Prep.

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Moments of Grace in Teaching: Generosity or Obedience

We don’t use Lifeteen resources at our school, except that we like their pretty thorough examination of conscience. As we have a penance service tomorrow, I was going over it with students, which lists neglect of the poor under the 7th commandment. “Mr. Murphy, what if I haven’t been generous with my money because my […]

How Does God Treat Men Who Destroy His Temple?

A single verse from the second reading this last Sunday caught my attention as a bloggable text. Here are the fruits of that investigation: If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy. – Corinthians 3:17 In context, St. Paul was writing about the […]

Bishop Duca Blasts Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Apparently it’s big news today that the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has hit the shelves. My wife and I heard some talk about it on the radio and I remember thinking how disgusted the female radio host must have been to hear her male coworker talking about his experience with it. The big talk […]

Gay Marriage? Contraception? Kinda the Same Thing.

I was reading Matt Walsh’s piece on the unfortunate hypocrisy of pro-traditional-marriage divorcees when my memory kicked in and I realized that I still hadn’t written about a topic I’ve been meaning to write about for some time. Here it goes: Gay marriage and contraception are kinda the same thing. No, really. They are. I mean, they […]

Facebooks’s New App Uses Tech to Normalize Gay Marriage

Despite my pride in being unplugged and off-the-grid as much as possible, I’m a huge tech junkie. Just about any new technology fascinates me. So when I saw that Facebook was producing Paper, a new app that organizes your feed into “into sections to let you follow your favorite interests — just like a newspaper,” […]

Rolling Stone Dissed Pope Benedict? Why I’m Not Worried.

So apparently Rolling Stone did a cover on Pope Francis in which it felt the need to emphasize how “The Times They Are A Changin’,” a negative jab at Pope-Emeritus Benedict – and not the only one – which Vatican Spokesman Federico Lombardi has criticized as “superficial journalism.” Meh. Wanna hear what Rolling Stone had to […]

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