R&T Comedy Night: Showdown with Pastor Bruce Bennett with William Albrecht and Michael Lofton

Michael Lofton and William Albrecht review Albrecht’s debate with Pastor Bruce Bennett (available for Patrons only at https://www.patreon.com/reasonandtheo…). During the show, Pastor Bennett joins the chat and accuses Lofton and Albrecht of slandering him and joins the live stream for a lively discussion!

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Orthodoxy and Women; Moscow Schism; Vatican II & Nicaea

Michael Lofton discusses Eastern Orthodoxy and its relation to women in the liturgy, especially deaconesses. He addresses the schism between Moscow and Constantinople in Eastern Orthodoxy and also shows some similarities between the ambiguities of Vatican II with Nicaea. He then takes live questions on a wide rang of questions.

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Can Dogma Develop?

Michael Lofton answers whether dogma can develop and in what sense a theologian may speak about the development of dogma. References are made to documents from the International Theological Commission and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Examples are also given from Boniface VIII’s Unam Sanctam to Pope Pius IXth and Lumen Gentium of the Second Vatican Council.

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Bishop Barron, Tim Staples, Pope Francis and Eastern Orthodoxy

Bishop Barron, Tim Staples, Pope Francis and Eastern Orthodoxy Michael Lofton addresses Bishop Robert Barron endorsing Fr. James Martin’s new book. He also engages Tim Staples who claims the Vatican’s clarification vindicated Pope Francis and also answers whether Eastern Orthodoxy is a valid alternative to Catholicism in light of its scandals.

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