Philip Kosloski

Philip Kosloski graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and Catholic studies and a master's degree in theology from the Augustine Institute. He is currently a spirituality writer for and has been featured on such places as The Huffington Post, Crisis Magazine, The Catholic Herald, Catholic Exchange, National Catholic Register and EWTN Radio.

What’s the Point of Fasting and Abstinence?

At the surface level, fasting from food, like Catholics do each Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, can appear to be a strange, backwards practice with no clear benefit. While...