CBB Giveaway: Behold Your Mother

This week one lucky winner will receive a copy of Behold Your Mother - A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines by Tim Staples (you can read my review of the book here)  sponsored by Catholic Answers. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me. The contest begins now and ends next Thursday 4/20 with a winner chosen later that day, enter below!a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Rejoice in God’s power, not your own; Angels: Day 263

If you want to impress people with your power, says St. Augustine, your priorities are all wrong. You have far more real power if your will  is in line with God’s. Instead of doing what an angel does, you can be what an angel is.Those who seek God through those powers that rule over the world, or parts of the world, are removed and flung far away from him—not by distances in space, but by difference of affections. They try to find a path outwardly, and abandon what is inside themselves, which … [Read more...]

Enrich your knowledge of the Mother of God

Don’t know much about Mary? Maybe you have a great devotion to Mary, but you still have a lot of questions? The Church has been quite clear in her teachings and dogma in which the teach the faithful the importance of Mary and her role as Mother of God. These teachings and tradition have spanned the churches 2000-year history and can be hard to piece together for the average person. In his latest book Behold Your Mother - A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines, Tim Staples c … [Read more...]

Like angels on earth; Angels: Day 262

St. Ambrose tells us that the death and resurrection of  Christ actually changed human nature, making us capable of  sharing the grace of  a new creation. We don’t have to wait until we die: through Christ, we can live like angels on earth.This is why his grace and goodness have been formed upon us in Christ Jesus: so that, though we were dead according to works, we could be redeemed through faith and saved by grace, and receive the gift of this great deliverance. Our very nature, raised in h … [Read more...]

Off the Shelf Episode 018 with guest Tim Staples

If you missed this past Saturday's show you missed out on a great discussion about Mary. But never fear, the archive is here! Tim Staples and I discussed Marian dogma and his book Behold Your Mother - A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines.We take a look why some find Mary to be such a challenge during their conversion process and an overview of a number of the Church approved dogmas on Mary.You can listen to the show below or download it here. … [Read more...]

We can be almost angels – if we want; Angels: Day 261

What if you found an enormous diamond—but  you threw it away because you thought it was a doorknob? Wouldn’t that be a huge loss to you? In the same way, says St. John Chrysostom,  you’re missing an enormous treasure if  you don’t realize what your human nature is capable of.The devil was incorporeal, but he became a lion—look, it says, “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8).But we were corporeal, and we become angels.If so … [Read more...]