Posts Tagged ‘ Mary ’

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In the decade following the arrival of Hernando Cortez and the Spanish Conquistadors in the New World in 1519, the Aztecs were highly resistant to Christianity. But in 1531 an amazing miracle took place, and the missionaries were soon overwhelmed with requests for catechesis and baptism. This miracle precipitated the greatest flood of conversions in […]



Mary’s Immaculate Conception

Dec 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, in which we celebrate the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who “from the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from […]



Mary Without Sin (Scripture and Tradition)

Dec 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

One of the most misunderstood Catholic dogmas is that of the Immaculate Conception, the solemnity that the Holy Church of Jesus Christ observes on December 8th as a holy day of obligation. The Immaculate Conception is the dogma that Mary was saved by God in a singular and unique way. Unlike the rest of us […]



Book Review: Mary Through the Centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan

Dec 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In honor of the great Marian feast tomorrow, the Immaculate Conception, I would like to repost some material from my personal blog: a book review on one of the best popular level historical surveys of Mary available. “Mary Through the Centuries,” published in 1998, was written by one of the preeminent Church historians of the […]



Mary as Co-Redemptrix

Nov 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On this first day of Advent, we are reminded to anticipate Christ’s second coming, as we prepare to celebrate His first coming. A woman heavy with Child will soon give birth to the King of kings. In doing so, she will begin another phase in her pilgrimage of faith, one which culminates at the cross, […]



Episode 15 – The Conversion of Annie Witz (OPC)

Nov 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcast

In this episode, Tom Riello, former PCA minister, interviews Annie Witz, a convert from the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church). ¬†Annie’s father is an elder in the OPC church and serves on the board of Westminster Seminary California. ¬† Annie shares her personal conversion story from being a devout OPC member to a Catholic in the […]



Mary in the Old Testament

Sep 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Over the past two weeks Dr. Lawrence Feingold of the Institute for Pastoral Studies at Ave Maria University, has presented two teachings on Mary in the Old Testament, as part of a longer teaching series on Mariology for the Association of Hebrew Catholics.



Episode 14 – A Presuppositional Apologist Becomes Catholic

Aug 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcast

Tom Riello interviews Marc Ayers on the topic of his conversion to the Catholic Church. Marc was a ‘disciple’ of Dr. Greg Bahnsen. Hear him tell how his presuppositional apologetic method helped him see the need for a divinely instituted authority, namely the Catholic Church. To download the mp3, click here.



The Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon

Apr 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Many Protestants are willing to affirm the first four ecumenical councils. Thankfully there is in this respect common ground between Catholics and such Protestants. But most Protestants either deny or are ambivalent about the ecumenical councils that took place after the Council of Chalcedon. And that leads to division between Protestants on the one hand, […]



Mary and the Sorrow of the Cross

Apr 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

We cannot fully appreciate the sorrow of the Cross because we cannot comprehend the innocence of Jesus Christ. It’s hard to watch a man suffer, but it’s harder to watch a child suffer. The reason for this is because we know the child is more innocent than the man. When the innocent suffer, it grieves […]