Category Archives: Talks

Taking The Hill With St. Ignatius of Antioch

image of St. Ignatius of Antioch being eaten by the lions in Rome. 107 AD

This was the second talk I gave at the Amarillo Catholic Men’s Conference in October of 2013. The first talk I gave recounted how God saved me from a lifetime of pornography addiction through the Catholic Church. In this talk we look to the heroic example of St. Ignatius of Antioch, the first century Bishop who “took the hill” for Christ and His Church!

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A Life Truly Worth Living

image of Joe McClane speaking in Worcester

It’s been an incredible Lent so far! The Lord has allowed His “mangey donkey” to speak for His glory at three Catholic Men’s conferences so far! I gave this talk at the Worcester Catholic Men’s conference at the DCU center. It was an amazing event with some great guys. I shared my testimony and tried […]

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Leave No Man Behind

image of the Men Of Christ event

On Saturday March 9th I was honored to speak at the 7th annual Milwaukee Men of Christ event. It was an amazing opportunity for me, and the men blew me away with their courage and commitment to Christ and His Church! In my talk, “Leave No Man Behind”, I shared a bit of how God, […]

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What Is Truth?

Image of the Eyes of Christ

God is good! I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to speak to the confirmation class at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Houston, TX today. I challenged them to prepare themselves to live the faith, to make it their own and not their parents or teachers… to be fully Catholic. Why? Because its […]

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Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant!

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We wrapped up the 3-day mission on Mary at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, CA last night with this short talk on Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant.  I had an amazing time there, and can not begin to thank my amazing hosts for such wonderful hospitality.  Mary is the NEW Mercy Seat, where […]

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The Handmaid Of The Lord!

What a grace! The Lord was too gracious to me tonight, the mission at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in Cypress, CA went much better than I deserve. Tonight, my talk was on Mary as the Handmaid of the Lord… the intercessor of Salvation History.   Download my outline Read my article on The Handmaid Of The […]

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Mary, the NEW Eve in a NEW Garden!

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 […]

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The Sacrament of Matrimony

image of Joe & Michelle on their wedding day

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 […]

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The Holy Eucharist: the source and the summit of the Christian faith!

This is a presentation on the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, given to an RCIA group at St. Edward Catholic Church in Spring, TX.  It is the “source and summit” of the Christian faith. It is the body, blood, soul and divinity of the Jesus Christ, given to us as food for our journey through the wilderness […]

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The Sacrament of Baptism: Creation, Death and Rebirth!

This is a presentation on the sacrament of Baptism which I gave to an RCIA group at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Spring, TX. Baptism is the Gateway to all other Sacraments, we enter into the abyss, the death of Christ, only to be resurrected, through the water and spirit, with Christ in glory. Truly, “it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me…” (Gal. 2:20)!

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