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The Law of Love

May 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The most contentious issue in the Western theological tradition has been the relationship of law and grace.  In the second century, Marcionites stressed grace so much that they completely rejected the Old Testament and what they took to be the God of “law.”  In the third and fourth centuries, the Roman priest Novatian and the […]



Who is a “Real” Christian?

Feb 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Blog Posts

I grew up an evangelical Protestant and became Catholic only in 2003. In the Church of my youth, we had a troubling practice. We distinguished “real Christians” from Christians in name only. People who had gone to Church all of their life would come to our meetings and declare, “I’ve just now become a real […]



John Calvin and the Reformation: A Catholic Perspective

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | Category: Podcast

Here is a talk I gave last night (3/22/15) at The Church of the Holy Spirit in Montgomery, AL. The talk was titled “John Calvin and the Reformation: A Catholic Perspective.” Download the mp3 by right-clicking here. Or listen to it here by clicking on the play button below:



CTC Radio Update

Dec 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Radio

Called to Communion Radio is now available four days a week. CTC Radio can be heard Monday through Thursday at 2:00 PM Eastern, available through the following media:   EWTN Youtube Channel Live with video Podcast EWTN.COM Sirius Sattelite Iheart Radio The EWTN app Short wave, and, of course, through the local catholic affiliate radio stations.



When Catholics Disagree

Oct 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The Creed teaches us that there is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.”  “One Lord,” says St. Paul, One Faith, One Baptism.” (Ephesians 4:5) In the 4th century, when the Donatists of North Africa claimed to be the one true church, St. Augustine invoked the unity and catholicity of the Church against them: “the verdict […]



Divorce & Remarriage Revisited

Oct 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio

A few weeks back I wrote an article titled: “Marriage, Divorce, & Communion: The Upcoming Synod on the Family.” In the article, I discussed the Catholic doctrine on the indissolubility of marriage and what it means for civilly divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. Based on the teaching of Christ, the Church’s longstanding practice has been […]



Roots of the Reformation: What it Means for Today

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

If you ask most people why there was a Protestant Reformation they answer, “Because of corruption in the Church.” That’s the common view. They might blame the indulgence controversy or Papal involvement in politics. If they’re Protestants, they probably claim the Church was doctrinally corrupt. Even Catholics give this answer. (I know. I just polled […]



Marriage, Divorce, & Communion: The Upcoming Synod of Bishops

Sep 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio

Listeners to CTC Radio often ask about the Catholic teaching on marriage, divorce, and communion in the Catholic Church. With them in mind, I have attached a brief article I wrote for One Voice, the newspaper for the diocese of Birmingham. To listen to CTC Radio, tune in to EWTN at 2:00 PM Eastern Tuesday […]



Television Interview with Johnette Benkovic

Sep 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Radio

My television interview on Women of Grace is now available here. We discuss the new radio show, Called to Communion, as well as my path to the Catholic Church.



CTC Radio Link

Sep 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The Called to Communion Podcast is now available at EWTN.com Itunes podcast here: In addition, you can listen to or watch the live stream here. I appreciate your calls and your interest. -David