From the time of the apostles until the 9th century the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist was unchallenged. It was accepted as fact, and the faithful never questioned it. Paschasius Radbertus and Ratramnus were the two central figures in this first eucharistic controversy. St Paschasius was abbot of Corbie in the early 9th century, and... Continue Reading →
St. Polycarp is a personal hero of mine. We can learn so much from his life, but why is he often overlooked? There are a couple reasons for this, but perhaps the most important is that only one of his writings has survived. St. Polycarp Bishop of Smyrna Importance of Polycarp St. Polycarp was bishop... Continue Reading →
These covenants are a part of salvation history that prepared the world for the coming of the Messiah. Each one of these covenants was important and significant, and each one was fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. This covenant is known as the new covenant, and it is everlasting.
If the Church had multiple heads its teachings would devolve into something ugly–like the multi-head monster in Greek myth– the hydra. In a similar way, the center-post in a tetherball game provides stability for the game to happen.
In this week's episode Catholic apologist Gary Michuta comes on to discuss his book Hostile Witnesses. We discuss a few historical figures and events that had the opposite effect than intended. We discuss Pontius Pilate, Gamaliel, the Quran, and Martin Luther and how they proved the Catholic faith. Check out Gary's book on Amazon.
It is also good of those of us who have been around and I’m sure you will discover something that you didn’t know. The book is well written and is written in a style that everyone will be able to understand it. Check it out!
Though we celebrate the liturgy of the Eucharist everyday at Mass, there is a tendency to get complacent. Have we taken this great gift of Christ for granted? This seems to be our human nature, because if we do something enough we tend to go through the motions. Have We Taken The Eucharist For Granted?... Continue Reading →
The Church is universal in that it embraces people from every nation, language and race. As Catholics, we must remember that all are created in the image of God. Jesus came into this world, born of the Virgin Mary, was beaten, crucified, and resurrected on the third day for ALL of us. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thepursuitofholiness/2020/06/701-racism/
With public Masses slowly starting it is important to understand what is happening. Maybe we took it for granted. Author Charles Johnston joins me on the program today to discuss the importance of the Eucharistic prayer. Check out his book titles "The Beauty of the Mass" on Amazon. https://youtu.be/_9gIwd8-tfY