Catholicism and the Papacy – Podcast [Video]

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew


Please check out this new podcast of videos my friend Chris Lofton and I are producing. The topics will be widely expansive, but there will certainly be a concentration on the truth of Catholicism viz a viz Eastern churches (Orthodox/Oriental) as the two main Red Woods of Christian History. Videos will be 20 to 30 minutes, so that it is digestable for average listeners.

This here is the first launch. Many more to come, God willing.

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On This [Heretical] Rock, I Will Build My Church?


“Denial of Peter” – by Carl Heinrich Bloch

Without a doubt, the current state of affairs in Catholicism, and the Papacy in particular, has struck one of the greatest challenges for her apologists. Many people are driven to  think there is a massive problem with the coherence of Catholic ecclesiology with regard to the Papacy. The problem can be illustrated by citing one of the Catholic Church’s most astute contemporary theologians today. Continue reading

Priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter silenced by +Bishop Steven Lopes?


Fr. Vaughn Treco

There is a report going around, of which I have no further confirmation other than a post from a blog site entitled “The Stumbling Block” (access the post here), which states that +Steven Lopes, Bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter,  has made an intervention into the ministry of a certain Ordinariate priest, Fr Vaughn Treco, in order to request a recantation of the content of a certain homily he gave in the recent past. Bishop +Lopes insisted he renounce or he would lose his position as Pastor of the parish and would require Catechesis on the theology of the 2nd Vatican Council. I encourage all of you to listen to the sermon for yourself, and then read my take away below. Continue reading

Making Liturgy Normal Again: Three Anecdotes

A dear friend of mine who has been quite the student of liturgical scholarship for years has taken up a task which has long been on his mind but for whatever reason has taken this long to put into writing. The subject has to do with the problems of liturgy and worship in the West. And I do not just mean beginning with the 20th century, but even long before that.

Here is a first part, I’m sure, of more to come. It begins:

“I’d like to share three anecdotes, cutting across ecclesial boundaries, to highlight a serious problem in the Roman Catholic Church I have been reflecting on for a while, before sharing my own reflections and welcoming further input…….”