Author Archives: Bryan Mercier

About Bryan Mercier

Bryan Mercier is a thirty-eight year old speaker and retreat leader. He has spoken to adults and teens for the last fifteen years on a wide variety of topics; ranging from catechetics and faith formation, to morality, spirituality, and apologetics. He has spoken at youth and adult retreats, workshops, seminars, Catholic schools, parish missions, local, regional and national conferences. He has spoken in front of crowds ranging from thirty to three-thousand and has been aired on both TV and radio in different states. Bryan also runs the R.O.C.K. (Revival Of Catholic Kids) Ministry Team that puts on all-day retreats for teens. He is going for his Masters in theology and working on writing numerous books and tracts.

Catholic Idolatry? (Do Catholics Worship Statues?)

Do Catholics worship Saints, statues, images– or Mary? Is it Catholic idolatry? I have this image to the left in my house painted on a piece of wood. Anti-Catholics think I pray to this piece of wood and worship it … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Sexual Abuse (Exposing the Lies, Defending our Priests)

With the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI from the papacy, CNN and other news media outlets raged with stories about corruption, the papacy, the problem of priestly celibacy, and countless conspiracy theories.  “The Catholic Church needs to change!” News stations … Continue reading

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Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust

Did Pope Pius XII do nothing to help the Jewish people in World War II? Did the most powerful man in the world sit back idly while watching millions of Jews die needlessly? Did Pius XII make deals with Hitler … Continue reading

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Religion and War (Is Religion the Cause of War and Violence?)

Religion and War! Is religion the cause of all war? Does religion by nature cause violence? Are not most of the world wars attributed to religions arguing over who is right, about whose holy book is correct? Perhaps if they … Continue reading

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How Important is Sexual Compatibility for Marriage

Are you sexually compatible with you future mate? How important is sexual compatibility for your marriage and does it make a difference? Will it help you to have a truly happy marriage?  The wisdom of today proclaims that couples must … Continue reading

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Does God Want Me to be Happy?

Does God Want Me to be Happy? By Victoria Clarizio I’ve been sharing my story over the past few weeks and today I’m going to take you back to the beginning of my call to discern religious life. In July … Continue reading

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Does God Trick Us?

Does God Trick Us? By Victoria Clarizio As I shared in my last post, from the time I was in high school, I felt called to discern religious life. When I went to visit the community I ended up joining, … Continue reading

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