13 02, 2017

How God Loved Your Soul Before It Existed

By |2018-07-13T02:27:34+00:00February 13th, 2017|Theology|

Last night, a spiritual directee in Europe emailed me a quick question on Scripture and philosophy.  I typed out a medium-length answer, but it hit me that this might actually help my other readers to understand God's love in a new way.   I normally don't publicize emails to me, but she gave me permission and I changed her name.  The above picture is Aristotle, and you'll see how he fits into the answer. Happy Sunday, Padre! I have questions. Souls don't exist before our bodies, right? At conception, is when God first creates the soul and joins it to the body. Right? That's when we first 'began' but the soul has no end. I don't fully understand [...]

12 02, 2017

Mary’s Relationship to the Trinity

By |2017-02-12T01:21:10+00:00February 12th, 2017|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

Here's a few things you probably did not know about the Mother of God, especially in her relationship to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.  It's a talk I gave to some families in Louisiana today, on the feast of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary (when she appeared to St. Bernadette in Lourdes, France.)

5 02, 2017

5th Sunday After Epiphany: Ecclesiology

By |2017-02-05T19:01:38+00:00February 5th, 2017|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

How can the Catholic Church be so dirty and yet “the Bride of Christ without blemish” at the same time? This is a sermon on Ecclesiology, which is defined as the study of the Church. The most difficult topic to explain in Ecclesiology is how the Church can be both human and divine at the same time.

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