Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fr. Longenecker

On Sunday, some friends of mine (that are at the beach with me), and myself visited with Fr. Longenecker!

You can read more here on his blog:

Monday, May 25, 2009


I received this email (prayer request) from a friend.  Please pray!

Hi Prayer Warrior friends,

If anyone has it in their hearts to say some extra prayers for a stranger, a
friend of mine's niece in New Orleans needs a huge miracle or a great deal 
of grace to carry an enormous cross. She has triplets who are about a year 
old. She found out she is pregnant with another child. Last night the 
triplets were crying and her husband went to get them. He was carrying all 
three, tripped down some steps and fell. He did so in a way to save the 
babies from injury but injured his leg in a severe way. He was taken to a 
hospital where he was operated on and some complications occurred with his 
heart. He is now on life support and not expected to live for more than a
short time

  He needs some kind of miracle. He is a chef in New Orleans and not of
great means. I know Our Lord with look mercifully upon any prayers you can offer.
Thanks and blessings to you all!


We are now leaving for the beach!!!

Just thought I would rub it in a little :)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Update from SC

Greetings from Greenville, SC!!!

What a good week it has been!

I spent the week with my family (most especially my niece).

On Tuesday I met with Fr. Kyle and we were talking about the seminary and what is going to happen this fall.

I had to work on Wed. (not many people get paid to go swimming. I was cleaning the pool).

On Thursday I spoke at Theology on Tap in Dayton, and it was very interesting. I thought I was going to get punched, but luckily I didn't:

Also on Thursday, I went down to the seminary and had lunch with some of the men down there. I also spoke with Fr. Smith (the rector) about this fall. It went very well!

Then on Friday, I started heading down to Greenville, SC to stay with my friend for the weekend (it is the meeting point for all of us). The cool thing about the drive down, was that my sister and her friends where driving home from SC (her boyfriend graduated from basic), and we saw each other on the highway in NC, so we waved to each other. Tomorrow, we are all going to Charleston, SC for the beach! It is our last time together before most of us split off into different directions.

Since I have been down here, we have just hung out, gone swimming, fishing and eat (man do they love cooking and eating down in the south)!!!

Today, I went to St. Mary's Catholic Church for Mass. It was one of the most beautiful Masses I have gone to! After Mass, we came back to Jon's and watched a movie, then we went over and visited with Fr. Longenecker. (There will be pictures next week, when I have my laptop to put them on).

If you didn't see the pictures from graduation, you can see them here:

I won't be able to respond to your emails until next weekend. But I will be praying for you, and please pray for me!

-- In Christ,
Chris Osgood

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Theology on Tap

Well, Theology on Tap on Thursday went very well. There were a good number of people that showed up and I think most of them really enjoyed my talk.

I will say that the high-light of the talk was not anything I did or said, instead it was some angry guy that tried to disrupt everything. He came up front and asked if he could say something, and then went in the back and was yelling. He finally was kicked out. So please pray for him!

As soon as I figure out how to add talks on the blog, I will add it for you to listen to (if you so wish).

Well, I have to go. I am in South Carolina for the week, so there will be very little blogging (but that's not really different from normal).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Theology on Tap

Hey everyone! If anyone is going to be in Dayton, OH on Thursday May 21 at 7 PM, you should come to Theology on Tap!

I am going to be speaking on how to grow intimate with our Lord (through the Sacraments).

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Oregon Express
Street: 336 E Fifth Street
City/Town: Dayton, OH

This will also be recorded and if someone can teach me how to put them up on the blog, then I will!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pictures from Graduation

Here are some pictures from graduation at Liberty University on Saturday May 9 at 10 AM.
Mom, Sister, Me and Dad (my other sister couldn't make it):

Cousins and me:

Group of friends:

Roommate and I from my Sophomore year:

Roommate and I from my Senior year:

Ben Stein:

Co-founder of Liberty (Dr. Elmer Towns):

Pastor of TRBC (Jonathan Falwell):

Monday, May 18, 2009


Greetings from OHIO!

Hey everyone! It has been a very busy week. I have traveled from VA to KY to OH.

On Monday I left Lynchburg and headed toward Louisville, KY for a fundraiser for Ignite Your Torch:

Tuesday was a very interesting day. It was some evangelism with a fallen away Catholic. Just some word of advice, if you tell me that you are a Catholic and not going to Mass, don't be a car salesman when I'm around:

On Wed. I was able to spend some time with good friends from Louisville. We had a lot of fun and went out to eat and then put-put.

Thursday I went to St. Catherine's (where IYT is going to be). Then I spent more time with friends at the community.

Throughout the week, I watched a number of different saint movies with my great aunt (all where very good)!

Friday I spent time with my family (mostly my niece).

Then on Saturday I spent my day at the Coming Home Network Conference on the Catholic Paul. It was very good!

Now I am planning a trip to Charleston, SC with some friends!

Prayer Request:
  • I am speaking this Thursday at 7pm at Theology on Tap in Dayton, OH.
  • For safe travels for the trip to SC.
  • For some friends that I have spent time with that really need God and help in their life!
-- In Christ,Chris Osgood

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Catholic Paul?

Yesterday was a long day for me. I got up around 6am and went up to Columbus for the Coming Home Network Conference "The Catholic Paul?"

It was very action pact and really good. They had Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins, Marcus Grodi and Fr. Mitch Pacwa to name a few.

I think the highlight of the entire conference was Fr. Mitch's homily during Mass. It was amazing! He was talking about how many converts from Islam are coming into the Catholic Church! There are roughly 16,000 each day (mostly from Africa). The Church truly is alive!

Throughout the rest of the day, I spent some time with some good friends that I met at the last CHN Conference in Oct. Overall it was a great conference and a great day!

When I came home on Sat. night, I spent some time with old friends (from high school) and my sister (who turned 19).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday in KY

My great aunt and I went to Bardstown, KY yesterday.  And while she was doing some things, I had some free time.  And well, with all the traveling I do, I figured I need a new car.  So I went to the used car lot to look around.

While I was there, I met the car salesman, and found out that he is a fallen away Catholic.  So he started talking about the different cars, and I started talking about the Catholic Church.

I wasn't really interested in any of the cars he showed me, but he asked me if I wanted to test drive one (bad mistake on his part).  I said that I would be very interested, and so we went for a drive.

While we were in the car, he tried to explain how nice the car was, and I tried to explain how nice the Catholic Church is.  He finally asked why I love the Church so much and I told him because I am a convert!  

After some time went by, he told me that he is engaged and is living with his fiancee.  I congratulated him on his engagement and recommended him to a couple of very good priests I know of in this diocese.  I knew that they would bring him back!

After the long drive, I ended up thanking him and told him that I was going to look at some other cars before I buy one.  He was happy and thanked me for the talk.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ignite Your Torch Auction

After my long car ride on Monday (of 10 hours), I finally arrived in Louisville, KY.

I was just in time for the Ignite Your Torch Auction Fundraiser that they have every year.  It was a lot of fun to see old friends and meet new ones.

The Auction was a BIG success and raised a couple thousand dollars for the conference!  However, there is still need for more funding to cover other costs.  (If you would like to help donate money for this cause please let me know).

This conference means so much to me!  After all, if it wasn't for the IYT Youth Conference, I would not be Catholic today, nor would I have been able to do or meet anything/anyone I know today. 

Last update from Liberty!

Greetings from Kentucky!!!

I am sorry for the late update, and I do apologize that this will be a longer update with no links to the blog.  I have been very busy this week!

Most of last week was spent with friends, studying and packing.  On Wednesday I had lunch with one of my professors (I had to read an anti-Catholic book for extra credit).  Well, during the lunch, we didn't talk to much about the book, instead he was asking questions about Catholicism and what would it take for me to leave the Catholic Church.  It was a long but interesting conversation and I think I made it clear that I will not leave the Church.

On Thursday I went to the prison for a volunteer lunch they had.  We didn't get to see any of the prisoners, but it was still fun.  After that, I went to the retreat center and helped Deacon out with some things.  Then my family came into town!  So we met up and spent some time together.

Friday, I realized that I forgot to do some quizzes for one of my classes, so I did them real fast and then went to the party!  There was a really good turn out for the party (and I hope that all of you who came had a lot of fun)!  It was tough saying good-bye to people, but I know I will be back to visit!

Then on Saturday I GRADUATED!!!  The graduation was a lot of fun (but way to long, I mean, they made me skip lunch...).  A funny thing happened when they gave me my piece of paper (not diploma).  Dr. Towns (co-founder of Liberty) was handing out the pieces of paper and asked everyone, "What are you going to do now?"  When he asked me, I told him, "I am thinking about becoming a Catholic priest."  He busted out laughing (he had no idea I was really Catholic).

Then when I got off the stage, there were 4 anti-Catholic professors that I had, that jumped right up and came over to me and said, "Congratulations!  We are so glad you are graduating!"  I thought that was hilarious.  Only 1 professor that congratulated me was really happy that I made it through Liberty, the rest were happy to get rid of me.

Well, that is about all I can remember from last week.  I do have a lot of pictures, so I will put them up on my blog later on this week and send them out in the next update.

In Christ,
Chris Osgood

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What a long week thus far!

So it is only Wednesday but I am so tired.

I have an average of about 4 hours sleep for each night since last Friday (some because of being with friends, others from studying).

I haven't had time to eat nor shower in the last 2 days (I know its gross), but that's what you get when you are busy studying.

I have just finished packing and cleaning my room. It had to do be done by 7 tonight for inspection. I am now getting ready to take a quick shower before inspection (because I really smell).

Then I go to the Knights of Columbus meeting tonight, and then over to my friend's house to finish baking the cakes we started on last night (for the grad party).

I am so tired though. But, the good news is, I'M DONE WITH FINALS!!!

PS: I was told today by one of my professors not to worry about doing a homework assignment I was working on because I passed the

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What to do before a final?

Well, it is the night before my one of my finals. Now I know, your asking yourself, "Why is he typing this when he could be studying or sleeping?"

Well, I am sick of studying and I am really tired, but I need to study more. So how do I get pumped up to study more? Being done for the year? No more homework? Graduation? Or something else...

Yes, the something else!!! All the other reasons are good, but this is the best! I have watched this before every test and it gets me PUMPED UP BABY!!!

If you watch it before a big event, make sure there are other people with you and start yelling at you (it works better, cause they are cheering for YOU)!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

1 week left!!!

Greetings with the love of Christ!

I hope this letter finds you all very well. It is hard to imagine what a change I have gone through while attending Liberty University. I am now done with classes and have 2 finals coming up!

This has been a very busy week and this upcoming week will be just as busy. Not with the school work, but with saying the good-byes. I have been trying to spend as much time as possible with my friends here before we move on to bigger and better things.

On Monday I went down to Elon, NC for an interview and also to visit a good friend. We went out to dinner and had a great time catching up (I wish we would have been able to spend more time together this year, but it has been busy for the both of us).

On Tuesday they made me take down the swimming pool in the dorm room :-(. Also on Tuesday Josh spoke to the Catholic class at Liberty and did a great job! The students and the professor really enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the prayers!

Wednesday I received an email from my academic advisor saying that I couldn't graduate because my old advisor didn't transfer my govt. class right. Well, after spending 3 hours walking all over campus 3 times and talking to 6 people, we finally got it straightened out and I can graduate!

Thursday night a group of us snuck out of the dorms at 3 am and went to IHOP (it has been a tradition of mine every semester). It is actually funny because every time I do this (always during finals week) there are a ton of Liberty students there.

Then Saturday night I went the prison for the last time. It was really sad (most guys are happy to get out of prison, I on the other hand was sad to leave). It was a good service as always, but they moved us into a different room and we couldn't hear that good. Hopefully, next week they get the normal room.

Besides all of that going on, my entire week was spending time with friends. Sorry for the no posting on the blog last week. There prob. wont be any posts this week either, because there is no free time.

Remember the party is this Friday from 5-8 PM at St. Thomas More for anyone who wants to come:

Prayer Requests:

  • For Liberty University, there was a professor that died this week and some other professors have gotten in trouble.
  • For the Catholics at Liberty.
  • For friends who are looking for jobs.
  • For finals.

-- In Christ,
Chris Osgood

Friday, May 1, 2009


Sorry for not blogging much this week. I am just enjoying my last week with friends here at Liberty before they leave for the summer!