Fr. Christiaan Kappes – The Companion Qu’rans

#islam #apologetics #catholic

Michael Lofton, William Albrecht and Erick Ybarra discuss The Companion Qu’rans in the Islamic tradition and the impact they have on the reliability of the transmission of the Qu’ran today.

Rev. Dr. Christiaan Kappes is the Academic Dean of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. He also has taught and teaches graduate and undergraduate theology at other institutions in the USA and internationally. He graduated with a doctorate in Liturgy (liturgiology) from Sant’Anselmo in Rome and recently defended his PhD at Thessalonik, Greece in Orthodoox theology under Archbishop Elpidoforos of American on the Essence-Energies distinction in Palamas, Gennadios Scholarios, and the Latin tradition. His most recent book is The Epiclesis Debate at the Council of Florence (ND Press, 2019) and his forthcoming title will be on Gennadios Scholarios and the Essence-Energies distinction at the Theological School of Chalki belonging to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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Fr. David Sherry on the Society of Saint Pius X

#catholic #sspx #lefebvre SSPX priest Fr. David Sherry speaks with R&T about the SSPX. Discussion topics will include the following: 1. What is the SSPX 2. Who was Lefebvre 3. Was he guilty of a schismatic act when he ordained 4 bishops or was it necessary due to a state of emergency? 4. Does the Vatican […]

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Missa Sicca: A Mass for the Laity at Home

Since many people may not be able to attend Mass, I decided to repost a Missa Sicca that I put together in 2015 for Church Militant. It should be used by the head of the household as a private devotional or a substitute when unable to attend Mass. In case you are not familiar with the […]

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Elijah Yasi on Ecumenical Councils

Michael, William and Erick discuss Ecumenical Councils with Elijah Yasi. Topics include: 1. Can a Pope act without the consent of the bishops? 2. What is an Ecumenical Council? 3. What is the role of reception with Ecumenical Councils? 4. Can a Pope force his view on a council? 5. Did Constance teach Conciliarism? And […]

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Paper Catholicism

Michael goes over what he calls “Paper Catholicism” which is the concept that there is a major divide between Catholicism in theory and Catholicism in reality. Differences in liturgy, doctrine and canon law are discussed specifically.  

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On Heretical Popes

Michael and Timothy Flanders discuss the possibility of an heretical pope and what can be done in response to one. Timothy’s website: https://meaningofcatholic.com/ “Indeed the Church has the right to separate herself from an heretical pope according to divine law. Consequently it has the right, by the same divine law, to use all means of […]

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Fr. Peter Totleben on Palamism from a Thomistic Perspective

Can Palamism and Thomism be reconciled? Do the apparent differences rise to a dogmatic level? Michael and Erick discuss Palamism and Thomism with Fr. Peter Totleben who answers these and other questions. Fr. Peter Totleben is a Dominican Friar of the Province of St. Joseph and faculty member for Theology at the Josephinum Pontifical College […]

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Zachary Robert on Thomistic Questions

Michael, Erick and Dru discuss various Thomistic questions with Zachary Robert. Questions include: 1. How do Catholics avoid a modal collapse.? 2. Is God constrained to create if there is no real distinction between his essence and his will. 3. How do Aristotelians account for modern physics in light of Aristotle’s notion of act/potency? Zachary’s […]

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Erick Ybarra vs. Jay Dyer: The Papacy Debate

Michael starts out by discussing Canon 6 of Nicaea I and Roman Primacy with Erick. After an hour Jay Dyer joins the video for an impromptu debate with Erick on the papacy. The show then examines many issues including epistemology, the papal charisms, development of doctrine, etc.  

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Solutions to the Church Crisis (Round Table Discussion)

Are there any solutions to the crisis in the church? Michael Lofton, Erick Ybarra, Craig Truglia, Timothy Flanders and Dustin Quick discuss various methods that may help improve the condition in which the church finds herself. For more information visit: Timothy Flanders: https://meaningofcatholic.com Erick Ybarra: http://erickybarra.org Craig Truglia: https://orthodoxchristiantheology.com Dustin Quick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU01LxYSzVQ      

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Sample of Notorious Passages

Below is a translation of some notorious passages from the Instrumentum Laboris for the Amazon Synod translated by R&T contributor Jesus Florez Villa: 1- ) Last sentence of pr. 30 “The original diversity that the Amazon region offers, including biological, cultural and religious, brings to mind a new Pentecost”   2- ) Pr. 37 “Dialogue […]

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Abortion, Racism and the Declaration of Truths

Michael addresses the 13 year old girl, Addison Woosley, who advocated to end abortion at a North Carolina city council meeting, the racist/pro-abortion woman who shouted her down and Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider’s Declaration of Truths document, confirming the perennial faith against modern errors.  

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“Christus vivit” A first glance.

Guest post by: Jesus Florez On April 2nd, 2019, The Holy See released to the public the post-synodal apostolic exhortation “Christus vivit”. It comes as the culmination of the work started and conducted during the October 2018 ordinary general assembly of the synod of bishops. Its topic was “young people, the faith and vocational discernment”. […]

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Justification (Round Table Discussion)

In this episode, Michael Lofton, Erick Ybarra (Roman Catholic), Craig Truglia (Eastern Orthodox) and Dr. Brian Dellinger (Baptist) discuss the topic of Justification by Faith Alone.   Please excuse the technical difficulties with the video and audio at certain points.

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The Postconciliar Liturgy

In this video, Michael and Erick discuss the postconciliar (1969-present) liturgy in the Roman Catholic Church. Issues such as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, female altar servers and active participation are explored. For an audio only version,.

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The Road to Unity: The Obstacles to Full Unity Between Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians

Introduction Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics have many similarities. It can be argued that the two communions share much in common concerning of the Trinity, Scripture, Redemption, the Sacraments and Eschatology. The obstacles remaining between the two ecclesiastical bodies, however, are profound, and result in a lack of Eucharistic communion. These obstacles will be explored […]

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Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon

Taylor Marshall and Timothy Gordon are two Catholics who have recently been producing many great videos on just about every hot topic in the Catholic Church. From videos on The 3rd Secret of Fatima to being Red Pilled on Pope Francis, the TNT show (as it has recently been nicknamed) is incredibly insightful and engages […]

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Pope Francis, St. Paul and the Death Penalty

Recently, in an address to a delegation from the International Commission against the Death Penalty, the pope denied the moral goodness of the death penalty, saying: “in the light of the Gospel…the death penalty is always inadmissible because it counters the inviolability and the dignity of the person.” In the same address,, the pope condemned previous popes who maintained the death […]

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