The Daily Bread was started in August 2018 by Rocky Hanoman, Marc Mollenthiel and Dike Ramdeen. Individually, we had each been trying to find ways to engage people about issues of faith, religion, philosophy and ethics, but we had been finding it difficult to be effective in getting our messages out to a wide audience.
We decided it would be a good idea to start an online journal where we could express our opinions and thoughts on matters concerning faith and morals. We have found that many people, both Catholics and non-Catholics, struggle with understanding the Church’s teaching on many issues. We think that we can help clarify some of their misconceptions and out-right false ideas using our study of philosophy, theology, economics and the social sciences. An online journal allows us to put our thoughts in article form, making for a more convincing and coherent dialectic. It also provides our friends, families and acquaintances with a trusted source of information related to Christianity, one that they can access from the comfort of their homes.
The articles in the journal will be in four main styles: opinions, essays, answers and meditations. The Opinion pieces will be commentary-style articles seeking to provide solutions and shed light on urgent issues that effect people and society at large. Essays will be more intellectual, for persons who are seeking to deepen their understanding of philosophy and theology. Our Answers section, will provide information on a specific issue or topic. In this section we will especially be addressing those parts of the Church’s teaching that people struggle with, such as abortion, contraception or the death penalty. The final category of pieces will be our Meditations. These pieces will be short meditations that help deepen one’s prayer life and engage the heart and will.
We do hope this website can be of use to you. St. Paul says, “Let love be your guide” (1 Corinthians 14:1). Our motivation in creating this website is our concern for others. We want to share our faith and our love for Christ, so that others may come to know and share in the happiness that is a life in relationship with God.
May God bless you.
– The Daily Bread Editors