My name is Loye Young. Welcome to my site.
This blog is dedicated to explaining and defending the Catholic faith, in the hopes that it will lead the reader to know and love the Truth. The Truth is a person — Jesus Christ — and the Truth will set you free.
To paraphrase St. Teresa of Avila: “In all that I shall say [on this site], I submit to what is taught by Our Mother, the Holy Roman Church; if there is anything in it contrary to this, it will be without my knowledge. Therefore, for the love of Our Lord, I beg the [readers hereof] to look at it very carefully and to amend any faults of this nature which there may be in it and the many others which it will have of other kinds. If there is anything good in it, let this be to the glory and honor of God and in the service of His most sacred Mother.” Way of Perfection, Protestations
It is said that “Wisdom comes from experience, and experience comes from making mistakes.” By that measure, I should be a very wise man, for I have made many colossal mistakes. Unfortunately, I am a slow learner, and wisdom has come slowly to me. to I hope I am not as foolish as I once was. Gradually, by the mercy of God and the patience of my confessors, I seem to be making some progress. Let the reader be the judge.
I gave my life to Jesus in 1969, at the Gardendale Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, during a revival preached by the “Chaplain of Bourbon Street”, Bob Harrington. I was baptized the next Sunday, February 23, at the age of 6 years old.
I graduated from Paris High School in Paris, Texas in 1980. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) degree in 1985 from The University of Texas at Austin, and was awarded a doctorate in law in 1988 from The University of Texas School of Law. I was an associate editor for the Texas Law Review.
In college, I became an Episcopalian because I was drawn to the historical roots of the Christian faith and believed that the Anglican communion maintained a connection to the faith of the Apostles. Sadly, it became clear by 2003 that the Episcopal church, and indeed the entire Anglican communion, had no intention of staying true to the Catholic and apostolic faith, and probably never did.
By God’s grace, I was received into the Roman Catholic Church on Easter Vigil, March 26, 2005, at St. Mary’s Church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
I married the former Sue Ellen Miller on April 25, 2015. Sue Ellen and I were admitted to the Lay Dominicans (Order of Preachers) as novices on August 8, 2014. Sue Ellen and I made our three-year Temporary Promises to the Order on June 20, 2015. Sue Ellen working on her Master of Theology degree at Catholic Distance University. (She is smart.)
My wife and I currently live in Dominic Texas (about 3.5 miles southeast of Rochelle, Texas), and attend St. Patrick Church in Brady, Texas. Dominic Texas is a portion of the old Troy Smith Ranch in eastern McCulloch County.
You can read about my work history on LinkedIn.