Clearing the Heart to See the Truth


Dr. Troy Hinkel

Ph.D. KU, Modern European History, MA Theology, Franciscan University.

Troy is an instructor and formator with the Holy Family School of Faith, a public association of the faithful in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS whose mission is to form Catholic School teachers, Deaconate Candidates, School of Religion teachers, Spiritual Mentors, and adult Catholics in the doctrines and spiritual wisdom of the Catholic Church. The Holy Family School of Faith answers directly to the Archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, the Very Reverend Archbishop Joseph Naumann.
Troy ceased practicing the faith while stationed in Panama in the Army Airborne Infantry in 1985. Upon returning to the faith after a powerful conversion experience in 1989, he discovered his passion for the Catholic faith and the clarity of its truths and beauty of its practices. He especially discovered the power of daily meditation to transform the fallen desires of the heart, which so often cloud a person’s ability to see and live according to the truth. The mission of this blog is to encourage the practice of daily meditation in the lives of its readers while offering powerful insights into the truths of the faith as they intersect with politics, morality, philosophy, history, and catechesis as a fruit of this prayer.
Having grown up in the suburbs of Denver Colorado, Troy and his wife and family relocated to Kansas in 1999, where he currently resides.  Troy and Laura, his wife, are co-founders of a new Catholic lay movement with the Apostles of the Interior Life called “Collaborators of Your Joy”. Troy and Laura have six children and reside in Lenexa, KS.

Dr. John-Mark Miravalle

Dr. John-Mark Miravalle received his doctorate in theology from the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Besides teaching adult parishioners and Catholic school faculties, he also offers classes to University of Kansas Students at the St. Lawrence Center. He is the author The Drug, the Soul, and God: A Catholic Moral Perspective on Antidepressants, and has published articles in The Thomist, The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review, as well as in other journals. In 2010 he debated the atheist activist Dan Barker on the topic of God’s existence, which was recorded and is available for online viewing. John-Mark and his wife Jessica have three children and reside in Lawrence, Kansas.

Clearing the Heart to See the Truth

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