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Michael Lofton reviews the Jeff Cassman vs. Peter Dimond Sedevacantism debate on Matt Fradd’s Pints with Aquinas. Sedevacantism Debate: Are John XXIII Through Francis True Popes? Jeff Cassman Vs Br. Peter Dimond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIauJB2_y1c 00:00 Introduction 00:47 Initial thoughts about the debate 7:28 Problems with Cassman’s view on the papacy 10:54 The first see judged by […]
Michael interacts with @Jasmyne Theodora in her recent video explaining her conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy, entitled: From Atheist to Orthodox Christian | My Journey to Christ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCeVMX8aPi0
Bishops and priests in Nicaragua are being denied access to their churches. Jose Plascencia from La Fe de la Iglesia joins R&T to explain the situation. Visit Jose’s channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/LaFedelaIglesia
Michael Lofton responds to Dr. Dustin Crummett who claims he has proven Catholicism false. This is part II in response to Dr. Crummett. Part I may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MLvurmqUZo&t=5082s
Is Pope Francis an antipope? Is Pope Benedict XVI still the pope? If so, does he “know” he is still the pope? If he is still the pope, how can one be in communion with him? Michael Lofton examines recent comments by Patrick Coffin on Pope Benedict XVI in light of Benedict’s own words.
Is Burning Heretics Dogma? A Look at Pope Leo X’s Exsurge Domine Does the Catholic Church infallibly teach that burning heretics is in accord with the will of the Holy Spirit? Michael considers the common objection against Catholicism, often leveled by Protestants and Orthodox, that the church answers this question in the affirmative, based on […]
Many claim that the document Dei Verbum by the Second Vatican Council teaches that scripture contains error. Defenders of this view claim inerrancy is only partial, and limited to matters that pertain to one’s salvation. Is this true? Is this the correct view of Vatican II? Did the council fathers used weaponized ambiguity with phrases […]
EXPLOSIVE! Bishop Barron Comments on President Joe Biden @Bishop Robert Barron In a direct and charitable way, Bishop Barron calls out President Joe Biden for his inconsistency in claiming to be a Catholic yet advocating for abortion. The original viewed by Bishop Barron may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQB-O8aJTUc Rosaries by Alex Douglas: https://www.instagram.com/rosaries_by_alex/?utm_medium=copy_link&fbclid=IwAR3aSi5QD5yVl7Eo9Lqa4o9wxdVJIdRt1kPJt_II-pdc2WmANvVYTnR52P4
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Michael goes over the news of Shia LaBeouf converting to Catholicism. He also prays for Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, who recently reposed in the Lord. He then talks about his upcoming trip to Costa Rica. Michael then transitions to a near death experience he had in Israel.
Michael Lofton examines the Protestant claims to authority and shows their deficiency. He also addresses some of their inconsistencies in their argumentation against Catholicism. 00:00 Introduction 00:39 Is there more theological freedom in Protestantism? 02:57 The problem of Protestantism 08:50 Lingering doctrinal disputes in Protestantism since Trent 13:40 Protestantism’s use of language 15:00 Scripture and […]
Michael Lofton interacts with Dr. Kevin Vallier’s reasons for converting to Orthodoxy instead of Catholicism. The original video on Capturing Christianity may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cse2B-L-IXo&lc=UgxL7SLE6gDYaiciebp4AaABAg.9eWobcKycdl9eXA99DXuKb
Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Church w/ Dr. Paul Thigpen Dr. Paul Thigpen joins R&T to discuss his book on Catholicism and extraterrestrials. He discusses whether they are real and how their existence would impact Catholic theology. He also answers whether they are demons, or something else. Link to the book: https://tanbooks.com/products/books/tan-books/pre-order/extraterrestrial-intelligence-and-the-catholic-faith/
Kevin Symonds explains the truth about the vision of Pope Leo XIII about a dialogue between Jesus and Satan. He explains how this relates to the St. Michael prayer and if there are any connections to Our Lady of Fatima.
Michael considers situations where bishops have restricted the Latin mass in their diocese and priests still say the mass in disobedience to their bishop. He considers whether this is morally permissible or if it is against Christ.
Michael Lofton addresses some of Peter Kwasniewski’s comments about Latin Mass suppressions under Cardinal Wilton Gregory. He addresses the appropriate way to respond, vs. ways which would be considered uncharitable and counterproductive.
Pope Francis and the Death Penalty w/ Michael Lofton Michael Lofton examines the perspective of Pope Francis on the death penalty in light of his 2022 comments on a return flight from Canada. The interview may be found here: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/251921/full-text-pope-francis-in-flight-press-conference-from-canada Michael’s previous video on the death penalty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7070_Kgee8I #theology #debate #sspx #schism #catholic #pope #deathpenalty […]
Did Pope Francis prophecy the destruction of the liturgy after Vatican II? Was it he, and not Pope Pius XI who is alleged to have said this? How does this relate to the third secret of Fatima. Kevin Symons and Dom from the Logos Project join R&T to answer these questions, among others!
Is the sspx in schism? Does it reject the magisterium? Was Marcel Lefebvre a saint? These questions, and many more, are answered in an R&T exclusive interview with Andrew Bartel. Andrew Bartel is a lay Dominican of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. He lives with his wife and their three children […]