Open Mic with Mike | 07/16/2021

Michael addresses the new Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes by Pope Francis and answers questions from concerned viewers.

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The Consequences of Clerical Incompetency

A Memorial Day I Will Never Forget On this Memorial Day, I find myself thinking about the last conversation I had with my mother. I had sent her a picture of my youngest son months before, and it was on this day she responded and acknowledged his existence. Her message was followed by the usual […]

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Debate: Is Vatican I Papacy Biblical? (Fr. Patrick vs. Suan Sonna)

Debate: Is Vatican I Papacy Biblical? (Fr. Patrick vs. Suan Sonna) Suan Sonna is a philosophy student at Kansas State University whose main interests are the metaphysics of God, moral and political philosophy, and ecclesiology. He currently runs the Facebook page, podcast, and YouTube Channel Intellectual Conservatism. Fr Patrick attended University of Waikato in Hamilton […]

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Stefanie Lozinski – Christian Femininity and Modesty

What is the standard for Christian modesty? Is the Virgin Mary the standard of femininity? Is there a connection between chapel veils and the Tabernacle. What do you say to secular women to challenge them to be more modest? Why does the Latin Mass make people feel the need to dress more modestly? These questions, […]

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Fr. Christiaan Kappes – The Companion Qu’rans

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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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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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Examples of Doctrinal Development in Eastern Orthodoxy

In an effort to develop common ground between Catholicism and Orthodoxy, I have decided to briefly discuss the concept of doctrinal development and its existence in Eastern Orthodoxy. Some in Orthodoxy object to the concept of doctrinal development, as evident by the work of Fr. Daniel Lattier, an Orthodox priest and theologian, who lists the […]

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The Charismatic Movement: Is It Historically Christian?

Introduction As we explore the charismatic movement and consider if it is historically Christian, it should be noted I have a background in the movement. For approximately six years, I was a member of a non-denominational charismatic church. I have also been to many kinds of charismatic churches, from African American to Caucasian to a […]

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Brief Thoughts on Reactionary Theology

In the many years in which I’ve done apologetics, I’ve noticed some groups that develop their theology in a reactionary way. What do I mean? Instead of developing theology according to what Scripture and Tradition says, some build their theology by standing against what another group says. In order to make this more concrete, I’d […]

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The Greatest Evil in History is Here

On a daily basis, I hear people decry the evils of the holocaust, chattel slavery and maybe even the mass killings by communist governments since the early 20th century. As evil as these things were, and as much as they should be denounced, the fact is, many people who abhor these things are guilty of […]

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