30 04, 2020

Catholics Facing a Police-State

By |2020-04-30T16:37:24+00:00April 30th, 2020|Theology|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJgRk1p8ktY In the above 10 minute Fox News segment from this week (April 2020) Tucker Carlson says: "People in power abuse their power. That may be the lesson here. The arrival of a terrifying new virus from China gave our leaders more power than anyone has had in the history of this country. Six weeks ago, America was something resembling an imperfect democracy...But suddenly everything has changed. Now, this is an oligarchy managed by bureaucrats and tech-moguls, none of whom are accountable to voters. Our leaders are making decisions that will affect your family forever with no oversight or accountability. And of course they love it. We shouldn't be surprised [...]

22 04, 2020

Christ Has Conquered Your Fear of Death

By |2020-04-22T16:35:37+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Theology|

VOA news recently reported on the coronavirus: "The most contentious debate over Orthodox Easter occurred in Georgia [former USSR] where church leaders and the government agreed to allow parishioners to attend dusk-to-dawn Easter vigil services. The agreement meant worshippers were allowed to attend overnight services in large cathedrals despite a curfew, but they were required to maintain a distance of 2 meters. Those who attend small churches had to remain outside. Dozens went to the main cathedral in Tbilisi, where Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II said that the virus had caused fear among many people.” Despite a global fear of death over a virus, these Georgian worshippers stayed up all night worshipping the [...]

21 04, 2020

A Catholic’s Rights Before a Totalitarian State

By |2020-04-22T16:22:57+00:00April 21st, 2020|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

A cop (Ruben Nava) and a priest (Fr. David Nix) discuss an individual Catholic's rights of self-preservation before a hypothetical liberal totalitarian government.  Has the World Health Organization implied that a police-state is needed to end COVID-19?  There's some compelling evidence from the WHO, Gates and even the Vatican that such is the case.  I'm sorry about the bad sound quality on my end for some of the podcast.

12 04, 2020

Resurrection and the Problem of Pain

By |2020-04-13T17:52:24+00:00April 12th, 2020|Theology|

I have thought a lot about "The Problem of Pain" this Lent. The Problem of Pain is the modern atheist's main objection to believing in God:  How could an infinitely good God who is infinitely powerful allow so much evil on earth?  Indeed, there have been many books written to defend the existence of God and the goodness of God. But the one line that kept returning to me this Lent was: "Why must we suffer? Because here below, pure love cannot exist without suffering."—St. Bernadette. This sounds like an oversimplification of an answer to the Problem of Pain, but it is the most perfect explanation I have ever read [...]

9 04, 2020

When Does the Church Have to Obey the State?

By |2020-04-22T16:22:05+00:00April 9th, 2020|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

On today’s podcast, civil attorney Marc Zarlengo and I discuss the separation of Church and State from constitutional law, the Magisterium and Church history.  We will look much farther back in history than simply our current debate as to what is considered essential and non-essential commerce as we continue to hunker down for C19.

5 04, 2020

Predictions for 2020 Based on the Old Testament

By |2020-04-22T16:21:17+00:00April 5th, 2020|Podcasts, Sermons, Talks|

On today's podcast, my lawyer friend Marc Zarlengo and I discuss the causes and effects of a country and a Church effectively shut down. We discuss everything from the prophet Jeremiah to Bill Gates' proposal for digital medical certifications for Americans.

4 04, 2020

In Mary is the Way and the Truth and the Life?

By |2020-04-04T14:03:18+00:00April 4th, 2020|Theology|

Many good Catholics are often hesitant to share with Protestants the Marian writings of heavily-Marian saints like St. Louis De Montfort and St. Maximilian Kolbe.  I would number myself among such Catholics, at least at initial conversations with Baptists, Pentecostals and "non-dommers."  Our Catholic giants of Marian theology write so much of "surrendering our life to Our Lady" that such vocabulary could be confusing to someone who has already surrendered his or her life to Jesus Christ (as well as Protestants and Catholics alike both should have.) Even the old Divine Office seems to ascribe too much to Mary, the Mother of God.  In the set of Psalms called None [...]

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