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Is the Eucharist Just A Symbol? Does Scripture DISPROVE the Real Presence!?

Scripture I. Old Testament (a). Foreshadowing of the Eucharistic Sacrifice Gen. 14:18 – this is the first time that the word “priest” is used in Old Testament. Melchizedek is both a priest and a king and he offers a bread and wine sacrifice to God. Psalm 76:2 – Melchizedek is the king of Salem. Salem […]

Is the Hail Mary Biblical? Is it in Scripture?

Why do Catholics Worship Mary? (Or Do They?)

Why Don’t Catholics Have Bibles In Their Pews?

Biblical Evidence that Mary DIDN’T Have Marital Relations With Joseph

Mary is Ever Virgin – In Scripture Exodus 13:2,12 – Jesus is sometimes referred to as the “first-born” son of Mary. But “first-born” is a common Jewish expression meaning the first child to open the womb. It has nothing to do the mother having future children. Exodus 34:20 – under the Mosaic law, the “first-born” […]

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The Ultimate Advent / Christmas / Winter Song Collection

On Advent, Christmas (Holiday), Christmas (Secular), and Winter Music It’s no secret: I love Advent.  I find something terribly saddening when people start playing Christmas music in October (or earlier), and then cease playing it on December 26th, thereby messing up the entire Advent season and Christmas season.  Not because I dislike any of these songs, but […]

Book Review: How NOT To Share Your Faith – The Seven Deadly Sins of Catholic Apologetics and Evangelization

In today’s world, Catholics should be able to cleverly and boldly defend their faith.  However, with relativism and religious confusion running rampant, Catholic apologists and theologians face seemingly greater challenges than ever before.  Christians, Catholics in particular, face higher levels of open hostility than in the past. Mark Brumley sheds light on what not to do in […]

The End of Advent (First Things)

The following is one of my favorite pieces to read every year as Advent approaches.  It is here reproduced in it’s entirety. hristmas has devoured Advent, gobbled it up with the turkey giblets and the goblets of seasonal ale. Every secularized holiday, of course, tends to lose the context it had in the liturgical year. […]

Book Review: Finding God in the Hobbit

The book up for review this month is Jim Ware’s Finding God in the Hobbit. Kurt Bruner writes the introduction, and muses upon the sadness of a childhood that didn’t involve hobbits when it could have.   I have to agree.  As an only child of a single mother, such fantasy books did not populate my […]

Pope Francis, President Obama, and Social Justice

With all the talk during the Conclave about a pope from the United States, I’m sure President Obama breathed a sigh of relief when that did not happen, especially since Timothy Cardinal Dolan had given him more than a few headaches about his unconstitutional (and unjust) contraceptive coverage mandate.  I imagine he was also excited […]

Many Parts, One Body: In Defense of Silent Worship

I hate to say it, but recently, for the first time ever, I left a retreat genuinely disappointed.  I had some things on my heart, chief among them being unhappiness with my job.  These are things for which I usually feel uplift and consolation during retreats.  This time, it was different, but not because of the […]