Debate: Does 2 Maccabees 12 Teach Prayers for the Dead? (Albrecht vs. Truglia)

William Albrecht (Roman Catholicism) and Craig Truglia (Eastern Orthodox) debate: Does 2 Maccabees 12 Teach Prayers for the Dead?   2 Maccabees 12:39-46 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) 39 And the day following Judas came with his company, to take away the bodies of them that were slain, and to bury them with their kinsmen, […]

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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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Dr. Robert Fastiggi on Mortalium Animos

Michael, Erick and William discuss Mortalium Animos and the postconciliar approach towards non-Catholics with Dr. Robert Fastiggi. Peter Dimond from Most Holy Family Monastery calls in and asks Dr. Fastiggi questions from a Sedevacantism perspective.  

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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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