Corrupt Church History, Saints Reading Minds, and “Mary Did You Know?”

Father Josh answers questions about how to talk about corruption in Church history, whether the saints know our thoughts, and whether Mary knew that Jesus was God.   SHOWNOTES Glory Story (2:05) Feedback (3:59) Do Saints Know Our Thoughts? (9:04) Dear Fr. Josh, In one of your podcasts, you said that the Devil does not know … Continued

Give High Schoolers the Big Picture of Salvation History in Just Eight Weeks

Imagine walking into your high school classroom or youth group and feeling completely prepared.  You have a clear plan for what you’re going to teach that day. You know that your students will be engaged with the content.  Instead of staying up late figuring out details, you have time to look up specific questions from … Continued

What is the Most Quoted Bible Verse in History?

Have you ever realized how much of the Bible we say during mass? Today, Jeff talks about the most quoted verses in the Bible, including the most quoted verse in the entire world.  “Of all the verses in the Bible, God has brought one to the mass that we say over and over.” Jeff’s Favorite … Continued

The Rosary Campaign: Changing the Course of History

Fr. Mark-Mary and Fr. John Anthony Boughton talk about the influence The Rosary has had throughout history. It ain’t just your grandma’s prayer! The Rosary has influenced many conversions and led to massive victories for the Church against her enemies. One of these victories came on October 7th, which later became the feast day of … Continued

The End of the World: What Does the Church Teach?

In Acts 1, we are told of these miraculous truths of Christ: “After His suffering, He presented Himself to [his disciples] with many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a span of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.” And after those forty days were complete, Jesus stood … Continued

God’s Story Is Your Story, Part 4: Salvation History

The challenge we face today is reading the Bible so the basic story line of salvation history is clearly seen and understood.

A Catholic Response to Our Colonial History

My local newspaper recently published an invitation to a demonstration for the removal of a monument on our city plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The monument, erected after the Civil and American-Indian wars, once referred to Native people as “savages.” A brave individual chiseled away that horrific language long ago, to great celebration by the community. … Continued

The One True Church: Part 1

When my wife and I were newlyweds and had just rented our first place, we were fortunate to find a friendly and vibrant parish nearby with a very evangelical pastor. Yes, he was Catholic! Maybe a better word would be “evangelistic”, and that’s because he understood the call our Lord Jesus gives us, reiterated by … Continued

Ephesus and Ephesians: Windows into What It Means to Be Church

Once I joined over thirty-five evangelical students and professors on a study pilgrimage tracing out the paths of St. Paul, visiting the seven churches of Revelation, learning at the locations of the first seven ecumenical councils. While I have been to the Holy Land many times, this was my first time to modern-day Turkey, the … Continued

What History Can Tell Us about Jesus with Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio

A thorough understanding of the world Jesus lived in is vital to a thorough understanding of Jesus himself.  I’m talking to Marcellino D’Ambrosio, a.k.a. “Dr. Italy” founder of Crossroads Initiative and co-author of Jesus: The Way, The Truth, and The Life about the historical context of the Old Testament, the world in which Jesus began … Continued

5 Doctors of the Church You May Not Know

Scripture tells us that we who make up the Body of Christ on earth are surrounded by a “cloud of witnesses” in heaven (Hebrews 12:1). These brothers and sisters of ours are the saints, and in the same way that they imitated Christ, they are held up as examples for us to imitate in turn. … Continued

What Should We Believe About the History Channel’s Program, Ancient Aliens?

There are three propaedeutic points we should discuss before responding to the question of whether alien technology was required to help build the edifices and monuments of ancient civilizations (e.g. the Egyptian pyramids and the Incan citadels at Machu Picchu). First, it is possible that non-intelligent alien life exists in the universe. Indeed, it would be … Continued