I was greatly blessed to give this talk on Mary as the New Eve tonight at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, CA. Our Lady stood at the base of the Tree of Life and said YES in her silence, saving the world! I will be giving two more talks on Mary tomorrow, and Wednesday [...]
Do me a favor… please listen to this beautiful song by my friend Michael John Poirier. On Tuesday we have an opportunity to express our faith in the public square by voting. Let’s not forget the critical issues of LIFE (from conception to a natural death), Liberty (standing up for religious freedom), and the pursuit of happiness (which is only [...]
Anyone who wants to interpret scripture MUST get to the context of a given passage. You can never take a passage out of context… it never stands alone. In other words, you can not take a passage out of scripture, set it all by itself and say, “see, this MUST mean this or that”. Its imperative that you [...]
I was greatly blessed this week to be asked to teach an RCIA class at St. Edward Catholic Church, in Spring, TX, on the Sacrament of Matrimony. It was a great joy to share the Churches teaching on Marriage, especially since my wife and I are celebrating our twelfth year of marriage this coming week. Download the outline to this [...]
Great news! Fullness of Truth Catholic Evangelization Ministries is now streaming their conference talks 24/7 via their website. Working with some of the best Catholic scholars, evangelists and speakers, Fullness of Truth has been hosting family, and evangelization conferences, events and more through out Texas, and beyond, for over eleven years now. This is a great [...]
We will discuss how and why we form our conscience. We will also discuss the 5 non-negotiable issues we can not ignore this november.
There is a pattern in scripture that repeats itself all throughout salvation history. One that I think will help shed some light upon the Mother of Jesus, serving as the “Handmaid of the Lord.” You may have noticed this before, especially if you have gone through the covenant mediators in salvation history. When a key figure commits grave sin, he allows that sin into his home and it always has devastating affects upon his family. Case in point… when Adam chose to save his skin, and forgo his and his brides souls’, by cowering to the threats of the ancient serpent and partaking in the forbidden fruit, he opened wide the door of destruction and allowed his sin in to wreck havoc upon his marriage, and his children (c.f. Gen.3).
Often, as I pray, kneeling before Mass, I close my eyes and envision Jesus, crowned with thorns, standing before me in white and golden vestments. We are together, in a darken room, almost a corridor of sorts, and I am staring at Him intently, longing for His forgiveness. I can see His thorns, prominently on top of His head , looking almost regal, like a mighty King. I can see His lips being swallowed up by His shaggy beard, and even His rough, wounded hands, but never can I see His eyes! His eyes are always covered by the shadows of the darken room, seeming to hide from me.
Well IF (noticed I tried to use a big IF) that’s true, then it would seem to me that St. Paul must have missed a whole bunch of memos from the home office. I mean if I were St. Paul, and I was the “consumate Protestant”, rejecting the Catholic Church, holding up doctrines such as “the bible alone”, “faith alone” , “once saved always saved”, “there is no purgatory”, “the Eucharist is only a symbol”, “pastors are free to marry” and so many others… then I would have NEVER written verses that seemed to suggest anything to the contrary of my beliefs.