Let No Man Deceive You With Vain Words…or Bogus Statistics

Elijah the Prophet

If you’re a religious conservative living in the anti-Christian West, you’ve probably heard this argument put forward by either secular or “Christian” liberals.  It goes something like this: Did you know X% of Christians/Catholics believe in this or that liberal idea that goes contrary to the Traditional Christian faith.  Yes, polling has become an idol for liberals and apostates.  It reveals their true liberal agenda as well.  They don’t want to destroy Christianity, they want to ruin it and marvel in it’s defeat.  I don’t know about you but I know that true Christianity will exist until the end of time.  Liberals will never be able to defeat it.  After all, who is more powerful: liberals or the Holy Spirit?

Scholasticism and the Russian Language

My Russian Bible

I’m a student of the Russian language. A few days ago I was in a class and my teacher explained a concept.  It was a tough concept and I wanted to understand it perfectly.  I simply kept asking questions one after another.  I wanted to make sure that I understood the semantic domain of the words when this rule is used and if there were any exceptions to this rule.  After several minutes, looking flustered, she looked up at me and said: “Why are you asking so many questions?”

Happy Canada Day: Patriotism and Catholicism

Happy Canada Day!  To my non-Canadian readers, let me inform you that today is Canada Day; the anniversary of the birth of our nation, similar to what July 4 is to Americans.  Today, Canada turns 150 years old.  This may seem impressive but in the end does it really matter?  Although I am a tax paying citizen of Canada, my earthly citizenship is far less relevant compared to my eternal citizenship.  I’m also a member of the Catholic Church, an organization that has existed since the New Testament and will continue to exist until the end of time.  Canada can’t beat that.

The Catholic Soul of England

Glastonbury Abbey – A Monastery that stood for over 800 years before Cromwell executed the Abbot and looted the treasury

England is a very interesting country.  It is a nation who’s Empire once spanned the globe and spread English values to the farthest reaches of the Earth.  I live in Canada which was founded as an English colony.  The country also has a very rich Catholic history.  If you were to visit England 500 years ago, you would have seen about 900 religious houses throughout the country.  These included monasteries, abbeys, priories, convents, friaries, and other religious houses.  The religious life was by no means restricted to the clergy.  They played a large role in the life, culture, and economy of England.  What happened to this rich Catholic monastic life?

Michael Coren and the Gospel of Experience

A lot is going on in our world right now.  This year has been brutal in terms of terrorist attacks.  The two attacks in London yesterday are only the most recent example.  We could also talk about the increasing secularization of Western society which has been plaguing us since the French Revolution, though it seems like recently it’s been put in fast forward.  Many things could be talked about.  However, instead of talking about the problems, I’m going to talk about the solution.

Refuting Matt Slick on Mary as the Queen of Heaven

The Queen of Heaven – The Blessed Virgin Mary

I have responded to Matt Slick in the past.  Not long ago, I wrote a piece against his views on the Deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament. Since Slick has criticized many other doctrines of the Catholic Church, I thought that I would respond to some of them. Today I will tackle his argument that Mary cannot be the Queen of Heaven in Revelation 12:1-2.  His article on this issue can be found here:

https://carm.org/revelation12mary

Using Their Own Liberalism Against Them

A good tactic for debating liberal “Christians” is to push their boundaries.  For example, homosexual apologists like Matthew Vines and Michael Coren are religious liberals. In other words, they are religious in their liberalism. They aren’t liberals in the fact that they know what Christianity teaches and reject parts that they may find uncomfortable, they are religious in their liberal views.

Ken Temple, Pope Honorius, St. Francis de Sales & Papal Infallibility

On a post from a while back, Protestant apologist Ken Temple brought up the issue of the heretic Pope Honorius and how he supposedly disproved the Catholic doctrine of Papal infallibility.  I referred him to the 2000 debate between Robert Sungenis and James White.  He then responded via comment:

Peter Kreeft Dabbles in Modernism

Catholic Philosopher Peter Kreeft

I recently listened to a podcast from Catholic Answers where Peter Kreeft was a guest.  For those who don’t know, Peter Kreeft is a Catholic convert from Calvinism and one of the greatest Philosophers of our day.  Both Catholics and Protestants read his works and make good use of them.  He is also heavily involved in the pro-life movement and has written books like The Unaborted Socrates.  In other words, we have a lot to thank him for.

A Challenge for Islamic Apologists Regarding Islam Before Muhammad

Dhul Qarnayn – Alexander the Great

Islam is the youngest out of all the major religions in the world, though it claims to be the oldest.  Secular historians equate the founding of Islam with Muhammad.  The Arab who claimed to be a Prophet in the line of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.  According to Islam, the first man who ever lived, Adam, was a Muslim.  Muhammad is simply the last in the line of Islamic Prophets according to the Quran and the Hadith.