Patristics/Church History

Did Eastern Church Father St. John Chrysostom’s Accept the Primacy of Peter?

November 27, 2012

Many non-Catholics like to argue that St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church, did not accept the Primacy of Peter. I have written much about this in my book Upon This Rock. I have written on it extensively on my website HERE (scroll down to 3rd section “My Books”) The Navarre Bible Commentary gets this […]

Read the full article →

Two New Doctors of the Church

October 9, 2012

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2012 / 10:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has named two new Doctors of the Church: the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila and the 12th century German nun St. Hildegard of Bingen. St. John of Avila was a priest, mystic, preacher and scholar. Pope Benedict announced his […]

Read the full article →

Social Importance of the Catholic Church

July 10, 2012

We are members of the oldest Christian religion in the world. The Catholic Church was founded in the year 33 by our Lord Jesus Christ. We have the real body and blood of Christ in our communion and bishops are in constant succession from the apostles through the laying on of hands through 2,000 years.The […]

Read the full article →

Question about Divisions in the Church: Response from my Journey Home Interview

October 4, 2011

I received a LOT of response from my appearance on EWTN’s The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi. One letter arrived with this comment, which is followed by my response. QUESTION FOR STEVE: 1 Corinthians 1:1:10-17 demonstrates that there was division among the churches and the the four groups were all acceptable. Additionally, the Roman Catholic […]

Read the full article →

Archaeologist Discovers Tomb of Apostle Philip Where Tradition Says He Was Martyred

July 27, 2011

Everyone who knows me even a little knows how much I love Scripture and the history of the Early Church. That is why I get excited about news about biblical people and places. I have a goal (almost completed) to visit the tombs of all the biblical characters. Today a new discovery was announced … […]

Read the full article →

Running through the Deaths and Bones of Sts. Peter and Paul

May 9, 2011

Two days ago, right before leaving Rome for home, I took off on a 16-mile run through Rome to follow the martyrdom’s and burials of the two Princes of the Apostles: Peter and Paul. Both of them shed their blood in Rome for Jesus and the Church. Peter was crucified upside down in Nero’s Circus […]

Read the full article →

From Cocaine to Catholic

February 4, 2011

Rob Grassley wrote his conversion story and posted it here. It was very popular. Now he wrote a letter to a friend explaining in simple terms why he became Catholic — and why they should to. You might enjoy this short defense of the faith written in a kindly way to a good friend. It […]

Read the full article →

England and New Dawn Conference

August 6, 2010

Finished my three talks at New Dawn where 2,000 fired up Catholics gather in tents for a week of family camping outdoor Masses and teaching. Great to be here. Lots if new contacts to help promote my return next year for a full two day apologetics conference at Westminster Cathedral and to again visit New […]

Read the full article →

Crap, Castration & Two Creations

May 28, 2010

We miss a lot when reading the English Bible. We’re at a great disadvantage. The early Christians read the writings of the apostles in the original language — they understood the words and expressions must better than we do. For example, Paul writes that he considers all things as refuse that he might gain Christ […]

Read the full article →

Catholics Come Home

February 16, 2010

Nice article in Chicago Tribune about the Catholics Come Home program being started in Chicago and other cities after amazing results in Phoenix and other pilot cities. If you haven’t seen the videos they’ve produced to re-introduce people to the Catholic Church, you really should watch the 2-3 minute videos. Visit here. The website is […]

Read the full article →

Jimmy Carter as “Church Historian” (giggle)

December 13, 2009

Jeff Miller posted an interesting commentary on his Facebook account. It regards Jimmy Carter pontificating on church history. What a joke — that’ like me giving a lecture on brain surgery. I have provided the full text below. I agree with Jeff! Frankly, I consider Carter the 2nd worst president in US history (the 1st […]

Read the full article →

5,000 Years of Religious History in 90 Seconds!

May 19, 2009

Another very cool interactive map takes you through the the many religions and centuries. Watch how Christianity spreads at the very end. Click on the image to the right.

Read the full article →

The Pope on St. Paul

November 30, 2008

Every Wednesday Pope Benedict XVI gives a catechesis at his General Audience. He has given talks on the Apostles and the Church Fathers. These eventually become books. Lately, during the Year of St. Paul, I have thoroughly enjoyed his talks on the life and teachings of St. Paul. They will eventually be compiled into a […]

Read the full article →

November 15, 2008

Like many other converts from Evangelical Protestantism to the Catholic Church I am forever indebted to the early Christians. I used to think they were Evangelicals until I read them and found out they were thoroughly Catholic. They dragged me into the Church kicking and screaming. One Evangelical who wrote a book on the Church […]

Read the full article →