The Handmaid Of The Lord!

http://media.blubrry.com/catholic/p/www.joemcclane.com/downloads/The-Handmaid-Of-The-Lord.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat 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 […]

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Mary, the NEW Eve in a NEW Garden!

http://media.blubrry.com/catholic/p/www.joemcclane.com/downloads/Mary-The-New-Eve.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI 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 […]

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Saving Liberty

http://media.blubrry.com/catholic/p/prayerbreaks.org/_literature_149657/Saving_Liberty.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo 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), […]

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The Sacrament of Matrimony

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http://media.blubrry.com/catholic/p/www.joemcclane.com/downloads/The-Sacrament-of-Matrimony.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI 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 […]

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The Audio Stream

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 […]

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The Handmaid of the Lord, the intercessor of salvation history!

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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).

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Two Hearts Fused Into One!

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.

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