. . . the Protestant Editor of The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge Codex Alexandrinus, manuscript of the New Testament 088a – Romans 1 (5th century) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (2-13-14) *** Jerome Smith is an acquaintance: the brother of a good friend of mine, Martin Smith. The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (1992) is a marvelous resource, though with an excessive evangelical Protestant bias in the notes. Despite that flaw, it is probably the single best source… Read more

“Tradition!” Samuel Joel “Zero” Mostel (1915-1977) in 1964 as Tevye in the Broadway version of the fabulous Fiddler on the Roof. [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (2-12-14) *** [this article is written specifically for young people and beginners in theology: maybe of middle school age or a little younger] * * * * * Catholic tradition is the group of teachings and beliefs that were given by our Lord Jesus to His disciples, then passed on to the great Church… Read more

(2-4-14; revised on 10-1-15) Each title is linked to an info-page, which includes all purchasing options (paperback and several e-book formats).  * For more information, see my master books page (all books in all formats) and my e-booksite (deep discount e-books in four different formats: only $2.99).   * * * * * A Biblical Defense of Catholicism (#1; completed in May 1996; self-published: Oct. 2001; Sophia version: June 2003) Demonstration of the unique harmony of Catholic doctrines  with Holy… Read more

(2-2-14) *** My good friend John O’Connor has created an excellent e-book version of The One-Minute Apologist in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format (xls). It contains many hundreds of convenient hyper-links and many other impressive features unlike all my other e-books. It’s available on my e-booksite for just $2.99. The e-book version contains material that is not included in the paperback at all, such as source information for the citations (which I have documented on my blog). It also corrects some… Read more

127 pages. Completed on 22 January 2014 and published at Lulu on the same day [Cover design by Chad Toney, with input from Dave Armstrong]  —– To purchase, go to the bottom of the page —– TABLE OF CONTENTS Dedication (p. 3) Introduction (p. 5) [read online] 1. Foot-Washing (p. 11) 2. Rorate Caeli Website Hysteria (p. 23) 3. Atheist Salvation / Salvation by Works (p. 33) 4. The Blessed Virgin Mary at the Cross (p. 47) [read online] 5…. Read more

[cover design by Chad Toney] *** See the book information page for this volume. *** (1-22-14)  *** It seems that everyone wants to make the pope (like they often do with God Himself) into their own image. Those outside the Church do this in proportion to how “contra-Catholic” or secular they are: up to and including atheists; as well as dissenting modernists and theological liberals within the Church (the “cafeteria” / pick and choose types). These all want him to… Read more

Photograph by Andrys [Pixabay / public domain] I struggled for a bit with my faith, questioning Catholicism, . . . along the way, I found your site, fell into it, read I don’t know how much of your work, all of it, edifying, all of it, opening my eyes time and again. You turned me onto Chesterton! I wonder if you know how much your work . . . has influenced others – and in a very positive way…. So,… Read more

Original title: “Was Pope Francis Guilty of Blasphemy and Mariological Heresy in His Comments on the Possible Momentary Temptation of Mary at the Cross?” Photograph by “Zarateman” (18 August 2014) [Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license] *** (1-19-14) *** [Bible passages: RSV] *** [this is Chapter Four from my book, Pope Francis Explained: Survey of Myths, Legends, and Catholic Defenses in Harmony with Tradition] ***   Pope Francis gave a homily at Mass on the morning of 20 December… Read more

Geocentric system of astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (1-11-14) *** The first exchange took place at Michael Voris’ Church Militant TV website, on 1-8-14, shortly before Robert Sungenis and Rick were to be interviewed on the Mic’d Up show (under the trailer for The Principle). The second (after five asterisks) occurred on a thread on Karl Keating’s Facebook page on 1-10-14. Rick’s words will be in blue. * * * * * I want to… Read more

Portrait of St. Augustine (c. 1480) by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (1-7-14) *** This topic came up as I defended a humorous meme about Calvinism. Dr. Glenn Peoples [words in blue below], a Protestant, brought up the topic on his Facebook page, claiming (based entirely on the meme) that I didn’t “understand the view being critiqued” and  “Know your theology or look silly when joking about it.” The entire unfortunate exchange with him and a… Read more

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