Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin is the chair of the religion department at a Catholic high school on Long Island where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Empty Tomb Project: The Magazine.

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Love is Stronger than Death

The killing of police officer Jonathan Diller demonstrates the power of evil in this world. But there is something more powerful still.

The Ashes of Valentine

Since Valentine’s Day lands on the same day as Ash Wednesday this year, it is an invitation to consider what these two days have in common.

The Everlasting Revival

Movements of large-scale change and conversion cannot be manufactured; they must be caught and spread. Programs do not change people. People change other people. 

The Need for Anselm

St. Anselm (1033-1109) has much to teach our modern world about human nature and about the search for God.

The Case Against Contraception

Contraception is in Church news again, so it is pivotal that we know why the Church has always prohibited artificial contraception.

Will You Spend Time with Him This Summer?

The positives of summer are plentiful. Many people point out, however, that the summer months are lacking in prayer and God. Personal prayer for many in the summer can be borderline non-existent.

St. Barnabas and Parish Importance

Many parishes are not thriving in attendance, enthusiasm, or youth. St. Barnabas reminds us today that renewal begins with personal faith, but it must be ratified through action outside of oneself.

Truth to Roe

American politics is concerned far more with power rather than truth, making Pontius Pilate the model of modern-day politicians.

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Nancy Pelosi and Her Bishop

Nancy Pelosi continues to stand against her Church’s teaching on abortion by literally calling out bishops she disagrees with (even the one in charge of her very own diocese). Not only does she speak about abortion from a contradictory Catholic position, she also explains her opinions in a fashion that proves that she has an … Read more

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The Governor of New York’s Desire to Censor Pro-Lifers

New York’s new governor, Kathy Hochul, recently sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, calling on him to censor pro-life content on his social media platform because of the Heartbeat Bill in Texas. Her letter was framed in the context of Facebook’s trailblazing manner of quashing misinformation over the course of … Read more

Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows and the Heartbeat of Faith

Failure in Church leadership, a rejection of faith by the culture, and ruthless attacks on the dignity of the unborn are systemic in our age. Sorrow, loneliness, and fear for the future due to the present moment are all palpable feelings in the human condition for our current time period. When the societal storm waves … Read more

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The Anti-Human Attempt to Remove Sex from Birth Certificates

The American Medical Association House of Delegates recently released a statement calling for sex to be removed as a legal designation from birth certificates. Sandra Fryhofer, the chair of the board of the AMA, stated: “Designating sex on birth certificates as male or female, and making that information available on the public portion, perpetuates a view … Read more


St. John Vianney’s Roadmap for Crushing Evil

“If there were only three like you in France, I would not be able to set foot there,” said Satan to a future saint serving as a parish priest. St. John Vianney (1786-1859), also known as the Curé of Ars, is the patron saint of parish priests, and his deep sanctity sheds light on what … Read more

St. Benedict

Withdrawing From the World to Save It

When your country, society, and culture are turned upside down by ravenous forces of Godless philosophies, you must respond. Saint Benedict knew he had to do something to safeguard the Faith and cultivate his personal holiness, so he went to the desert and changed the Catholic landscape for centuries. If we want democracy rather than … Read more

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We Need the Freedom that Built America

Independence Day evokes a positive spirit among Americans. We view ourselves as “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” So much of our nation’s foundation springs from goodness, courage, and virtue. The freedom once fought for by the courageous men of the Revolution, however, is radically different from the doctrine of … Read more

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