One of the greatest mysteries in Church history was where exactly was the final resting place of Saint Peter? Tradition had always told the Early Christians that Peter was buried on Vatican Hill under what is now known as St. Peter's. John O'Neill is my gust this week and he uncovers the details of the quest to find the final resting place of Peter's bones. It involves a Pope, a Texas oilman, and the quest of a lifetime. Join John O'Neill and I as we discuss his book The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search.

One of the greatest mysteries in Church history was where exactly was the final resting place of Saint Peter? Tradition had always told the Early Christians that Peter was buried on Vatican Hill under what is now known as St. Peter’s. John O’Neill is my guest this week and he uncovers the details of the quest to find the final resting place of Peter’s bones. It involves a Pope, a Texas oilman, and the quest of a lifetime. Join John O’Neill and I as we discuss his book The Fisherman’s Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican’s Secret Search.

Listen to Off the Shelf Episode 073 exclusively on Breadbox Media below.

Bio

John O’Neill is a lawyer and #1 New York Times bestselling author. He has spent much of his life visiting and researching early Christian sites. He is a 1967 graduate of the Naval Academy, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and senior partner at a large international law firm.

 

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This week we have a recap of the recent Rebuilt 2018 Conference held at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, MD. In segment one I had a chance to interview Rebuilt co-author and Church of Nativity pastor, Father Michael White on site about the days events. Co-author Tom Corcoran and I chatted recently to round out this episode on the mission of Rebuilt, how parishes can take advantage of the lessons learned by Church of Nativity and their book Rebuilding Your Message: Practical Tools to Strengthen Your Preaching and Teaching (Rebuilt Parish Book).

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Michael White earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland and his graduate degrees in sacred theology and ecclesiology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. After being ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, he worked for five years as personal secretary to Cardinal William Keeler, who was then archbishop. During that time, White served as the director of the papal visit of Pope John Paul II to Baltimore.

During White’s tenure as pastor at Church of the Nativity, the church has almost tripled in weekend attendance. More importantly, commitment to the mission of the Church has grown, evidenced by the significant increase of giving and service in ministry, and much evidence of genuine spiritual renewal. White is the coauthor of Rebuilt—which narrates the story of Nativity’s rebirth—Tools for Rebuilding, and Rebuilding Your Message.

Tom Corcoran received his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Maryland and studied theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Corcoran has served Church of the Nativity in a variety of roles that give him a unique perspective on parish ministry and leadership. First hired as a youth minister, Corcoran has also served as coordinator of children’s ministry and director of small groups.

Corcoran is associate to the pastor and is responsible for weekend message development, strategic planning, and staff development. He is the coauthor of Rebuilt—which narrates the story of Nativity’s rebirth—Tools for Rebuilding, and Rebuilding Your Message. When he is not working, Corcoran enjoys spending time with his wife, Mia, and their seven children, who are homeschooled in Parkville, Maryland.

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The well-known author Dr. Peter Kreeft joins me on Off the Shelf. We take a look at his book Forty Reasons I Am a Catholic. Dr. Kreeft tells us  why If you leave the Church, you are making a mistake. His reasons for staying include the power of the real presence, the hierarchy of the Church, and the ability to have his sins forgiven. Dr. Kreeft also believes that the Church has the ability to save us from our worst enemy…ourselves! It’s possible we may even talk about the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox…..you don’t want to miss it!

Show Notes

The well-known author Dr. Peter Kreeft joins me on Off the Shelf. We take a look at his book Forty Reasons I Am a Catholic. Dr. Kreeft tells us  why If you leave the Church, you are making a mistake. His reasons for staying include the power of the real presence, the hierarchy of the Church, and the ability to have his sins forgiven. Dr. Kreeft also believes that the Church has the ability to save us from our worst enemy…ourselves! It’s possible we may even talk about the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox…..you don’t want to miss it!

Listen to Off the Shelf Episode 071 exclusively on Breadbox Media below.

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Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and also at the King’s College (Empire State Building) in New York City. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 55 books. Dr. Kreeft is a convert to the Catholic Church from reformed Protestantism. He earned an A.B. degree from Calvin College, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University, followed by post-doctoral work at Yale University. He has received several honors for achievements in the field of philosophy, including the Woodrow Wilson Award, Yale-Sterling Fellowship, Newman Alumni Scholarship, Danforth Asian Religions Fellowship, and a Weathersfield Homeland Foundation Fellowship.

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Brad Hahn is a deeply committed Catholic who helped found Solidarity Healthshare with Chris Faddis. He now serves as the ministry’s CEO and secretary. He’s a member of the Arizona Bar, the Canon Law Society of America, the Catholic Medical Association and is an Allied Attorney for the Alliance Defending Freedom. Visit solidarityhealthshare.org.

On this episode Brad Hahn returns discuss Solidarity HealthShare’s ethical and morally acceptable alternative to traditional healthcare. We talk about what healthshare plans are, how they work and what exactly they provide. Brad provides us with an update since the last episode on Solidarity and shares some success stories of how people have saved serious substantial healthcare costs through the programs Solidarity Healthshare provides. Listen to this episode of Off the Shelf and see how Solidarity HealthShare just might benefit you.

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Sonja Corbitt is the Bible Study Evangelista and creator of the magnificent LOVE the Word Bible study method. She’s a Catholic Scripture teacher with a story teller’s gift—a Southern belle with a warrior’s heart and a poet’s pen. She is the author of Unleashed, Fearless, and Alive.

Sonja Corbitt returns to Off the Shelf this time to discuss her fascinating book Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism. This book is PACKED with information and particularly focuses on the role of the Tabernacle. Sonja shows how the Old Testament layout of the Temple and it’s components translate into what we see and do at Mass today.

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Christopher Carstens is Director of the Office for Sacred Worship in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, instructor at Mundelein’s Liturgical Institute, editor of the Adoremus Bulletin, and a voice on The Liturgy Guys podcast.

Have you ever paused to consider what exactly is happening during the Mass? Do you sometimes feel as if you are going through the motions during Mass? Join Christopher Carstens and I as we take a deep dive look at the Mass from the drive there to the drive home which he lays out in detail in his book A Devotional Journey into the Mass: How Mass Can Become a Time of Grace, Nourishment, and Devotion.

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