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 three children. They live in Shreveport, Louisiana, where Micah teaches Scripture at Loyola College Prep.
My views on NFP are pretty middle of the road. Though I’ve taken some extreme views to task, I’ve also published about the need for trust in Divine Providence when using NFP. I can’t believe God decided so soon after that to test how much I really meant what I had written. (Scratch that, yes […]
A Facebook page I subscribe to had this to say before deleting it. (Nevermind, they just changed it. Updated version below.) The admin is very orthodox, which made the post a surprise; however, and since it may be a common opinion, I want to share it below with my response. The original post: “The pope, […]
I’m a fairly traditional Catholic and my readers know that. I’m certainly orthodox. I’ll even admit that, despite my virtual poker face, I was a bit concerned when Pope Francis was elected. But the reason I won’t vote for him isn’t what you might think. TIME’s Person of the Year is not meant to be […]
Confession: I haven’t read Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation. I had no idea it was even coming. When I saw it released yesterday and a couple stories already on New Advent expounding its major points, I felt shockingly behind. Had I missed something important over the weekend? How could I not be in the loop […]
As the screening for Mary of Nazareth approached, I was in the grips of anticipation. I was even worried last night that I might not be able to attend when my son seemed to be developing an illness. Happily, he was all better this morning and I had the chance to watch it. Mary of […]
This Fall marks a decade since I entered the sophomore year of college, no longer a seminarian. I look back on my time at the seminary with more appreciation than I had for it at the time, but I also recognize that I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t had the […]
A tweet from New Advent caught my eye this morning. Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to address “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” Excellent. Edited: Though some commentaries on this announcement center around the topic of divorce and Communion, it seems to […]Click here to read more articles from Micah...