New Documentary on Our Lady of Guadalupe to Air on ABC This Fall

Knights of Columbus production to run between Oct. 11 and Dec. 10 NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A new documentary film narrated by actor Jim Caviezel offers original insights into the details, story and impact of the 16th century apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe — one of the most recognizable religious icons in the American [Read More…]

A Presbyterian Writes with Some Questions

Sez he: So I am a Presbyterian, but a bad one, and I have been reading the Orthodox Study Bible, and have taken the day to study Judith (I do weird things like this every now and then).  In reading about it, and doing some homework, I stumbled upon one of your articles and thought it [Read More…]

Tom McDonald and I Chew the Fat on the Miraculous Apparition of Donald Trump in the Margarine Tub

and segue seamlessly into a discussion of claims of private revelation: For some reason, this one got a huge number of hits. No idea why. You can find out more about how the Church looks at Private Revelation by reading Mary, Mother of the Son. Or, if you prefer to get it on Kindle, you [Read More…]

Mary, Mother of the Son is Now Available on Kindle!

Many readers have written to ask when they could get Mary, Mother of the Son in Kindle form. Behold! Mary, Mother of the Son is now available on Kindle! Revised, unabridged and now in a single volume, brimming with hypertext links to theological resources, chock full o’bibliographic goodness and with a beautiful new cover: Mary, [Read More…]

A reader has a Protestant friend who is worried about Mary

She writes: My evangelical friend is struggling with Catholic devotion to Mary. In particular he has a problem with what St. Louis DeMontfort said when he said: Devotion to our Blessed Lady is necessary for salvation,and that (even in the opinion of Oecolampadius and some other heretics) it is an infallible mark of reprobation to [Read More…]

Hey Western Washington! Mark Your Calendars!

To celebrate Alleluia Catholic Book Store’s new location at 12545 -116th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA, I will be there at 7:00 PM on June 3 to talk about Mary, Mother of the Son and do a book signing. Hope to see you there! [Read more…]

Truth or Consequences

… and the mistake of assuming Marian teaching is disposable are under discussion over at the Register. For the full meal deal on Mary and her involvement with the whole warp and woof of the gospel, see Mary, Mother of the Son. [Read more…]

On the Development of Doctrine–for a Perplexed Reader

A reader writes:  I converted to the Catholic faith in 2000. I accepted the fact that revelation, from the Church’s viewpoint, includes both Scripture and Sacred Tradition. At that time, however, I understood that Tradition came from the Apostles. It does.  But it often comes in seed form and is most assuredly not fleshed out [Read More…]

Good news on Mary, Mother of the Son

The conversion of the book into e-book format is complete and Marytown Press is now in the process of readying it for availability on line.  As soon as it’s up, I will let you know. Meantime, dead tree version is available here along with all my other books. [Read more…]

A reader writes a very kind letter about Mary, Mother of the Son

Sez he: I am a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Seattle starting my first year of the theology at Mount Angel Seminary. I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for your trilogy, Mary Mother of the Son. Even though I grew up praying the rosary every night with my family and [Read More…]