A Patristic Argument for the Assumption of Mary

Orcs who randomly commit cannibalism are a thing… Some time ago now, I wrote an article entitled,  A Biblical Defense of the Bodily Assumption of Mary where I made a joke about the alternative being worms eating our Blessed Mother’s flesh because… I guess I’ve read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings too many... Continue Reading →

Isaiah 7- The Sign

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 During the time of Isaiah, Israel was continually at war with each other. Jersulem was once again under siege and it says “the heart of the people were moved... Continue Reading →

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin MaryBy Fr Francis Xavier Weninger SJ (1805-1888) (Excrrpt) Today’s Festival is called the Presentation of Mary, because on this day, Joachim and Anna, the holy parents of the Blessed Virgin, Consecrated their little daughter to the Divine service in the temple at Jerusalem and Mary Consecrated herself to the... Continue Reading →

The Virgin Mary Through History

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Mike Aquilina and discuss the Blessed Virgin Mary throughout history. He wrote a great book on the subject titled "History's Queen". We touch on some aspects such as what those in the Apostolic age thought about her, how she brought comfort through the plagues, and how she... Continue Reading →

Mary In Typology: Keys To Understanding

I recently had the opportunity to interview author and speaker Steve Ray. We discuss a few titles for Mary such as the New Eve, Burning Bush, and The Daughter of Zion. Steve discusses how these titles have their beginnings in the Old Testament. It is an enlightening conversation. Be sure to visit Steve's website at... Continue Reading →

Mary Mother Of God…Updated

On my journey into the Catholic church there were three things that had the potential to derail me.  Mary, Mary, and Mary.  One of the objections I had, which sprang from my Baptist days, was the title of Mother of God for Mary. After all God is eternal and has always existed.  That title, at least in... Continue Reading →

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