Justin McClain

Justin and his wife Bernadette have three children (John-Paul, Mary Christine, and Thérèse), and they live in Bowie, Maryland, and attend Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Justin has taught theology and Spanish at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland, since 2006. He has two B.A.s from the University of Maryland - College Park, an M.A. from the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), and an M.A. from Staffordshire University (England). Along with EpicPew, Justin has written for Aleteia, Ave Maria Press, Catholic Exchange, Catholic365, the journal Church Life, Our Sunday Visitor, and various other publications. Catch up with him on Twitter: @McClainJustin.

Justin McClain

10 Bible Passages Every Catholic Should Know to Promote Chastity and Reconciliation

Here are ten scriptural passages, from the New Testament in particular, that every Catholic should know in order to stand up for the faith in these challenging times. Please note that these are subsequent to Christ’s own teachings on the commitment required for the good of marriage and chastity, as recounted in Matthew 19:1-12 and reflected in …

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10 Underrated Quotes from Pope Francis on the Importance of Fathers

On Fathers’ Day, we celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives who have made us who we are. Would that we celebrated fatherhood throughout the entire month of June, just as we need to celebrate motherhood throughout the month of May. It is important for Catholics and everyone of good will to recognize …

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10 Quotes That Show Saint Jerome Seriously Hated Heresy

Saint Jerome (A.D. 347-420) is “one of those saints.” He is the saintly equivalent of your crazy uncle, who causes you to ask “Did he just say that!?” However, unlike your crazy uncle, he is actually on-target. Admittedly, Saint Jerome is not renowned for having had the warmest personality, and he has been regarded as irascible. However, …

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10 Encouraging Quotes from John Paul II to Catholic School Educators

Pope St. John Paul II was a remarkable man for multiple reasons. He served the kingdom of God as a holy priest, rising all the way to the papacy. In his multiple roles, he drew his flock closer to the Lord Jesus Christ. In effect, he was a master catechist—a teacher who transmitted knowledge of …

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