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This podcast covers many different theological, historical and philosophical topics, with round table discussions, debates and theological commentary from different points of view. Emphasis is especially given to the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Reformed perspectives. Visit ReasonAndTheolog…

Michael Lofton


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    Does Pope Francis Deny the Existence of HELL?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Michael Lofton responds to the critics of Pope Francis who claim that he denies the existence of hell.

    Response to Timothy Gordon on the Magisterium

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Michael Lofton interacts with Timothy Gordon’s questions and comments on the Magisterium found in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDAWKYQ_vxY

    Will Pope Francis Soon Be DEPOSED?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    Michael Lofton examines the possibility of Pope Francis being deposed and considers whether this would be likely to happen in light of recent discussions on the deposition of a pope in Catholic circles.

    Response to Fr. Brian Harrison's Dubium on Pope Francis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Michael Lofton responds to the dubium by Fr. Brian Harrison on non-definitive teachings of the papal magisterium.

    Peter Dimond on Where to Receive the Sacraments!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Michael Lofton reviews Peter Dimond’s Sedevacantist article on where to receive the sacraments: https://vaticancatholic.com/where-to-receive-sacraments/

    REVIEW: Sedevacantism Debate (Cassman vs. Dimond)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    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 […]

    Pope Francis and Communion Without Repentance?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


    Michael considers statements from Pope Francis that determine whether he accepts the necessity of repentance for those in mortal sin in order to receive the Eucharist. He also considers his view on the Council of Trent.

    Pope Francis Accused of HERESY…Again! w/ Michael Lofton

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022


    Four bishops and dozens of laity accuse Pope Francis of teaching heresy in the Apostolic Letter Desiderio Desideravi. My questions this claim and demonstrates why the signers have not sufficiently proven their case.

    True Orthodoxy vs. World Orthodoxy? An Consideration of Orthodox Splinter Groups

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022


    Michael considers the phenomenon of True Orthodoxy (anti-ecumenist Orthodox), who decry the ecumenism of world Orthodoxy (the pro-ecumenists).

    Mermaid Expert Matt Walsh Defends Trans(lucentism) | Michael Reacts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022


    Michael Lofton reacts to @mattwalsh and his recent video defending translucent mermaids in light of the African American Ariel from “The Little Mermaid!”

    Thoughts for a New Convert to Eastern Orthodoxy (@Jasmyne Theodora)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    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

    Bishop in Nicaragua DENIED Access to Church! w/Jose Plascencia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    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

    Has Catholicism Been PROVEN False? A Response to Dr. Dustin Crummett

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    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

    The Anxiety of Exclusivism? A Response to Schooping and Ortlund

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    Michael reviews a clip of Joshua Schooping (former Eastern Orthodox priest) and Gavin Ortlund (Protestant) who discuss some aspects of Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism that may lead to anxiety.

    ALIENS in the Vatican! | Sid Roth's It's Supernatural REVIEWED

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    Is the Vatican preparing us for the worship of an alien god? Sid Roth says “yes!”

    Patrick Coffin: Pope Benedict “Created an Impeded See”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022


    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 […]

    Did Vatican II Teach Scripture Contains Errors?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022


    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

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022


    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

    What Did I Miss? I'm Back from Costa Rica!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022


    Michael returns from Costa Rica and catches up on the things he missed. He also discusses his experiences on vacation!

    Coffee with a Jesuit Priest w/ Fr. John Brown, S.J.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022


    Michael Lofton and Fr. John Brown, S.J. sit down for a cup of coffee and a discussion about the priesthood, the Jesuit Order, Pope Francis, the state of the Catholic Church, and much more!

    Ask Me Anything | Michael Lofton | 08.26.2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022


    Michael Lofton answers live chat questions on a wide range of topics from a live audience.

    Send Me Your Supernatural Stories to Be Featured on R&T!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022


    If you personally have a story about encountering God, angels, demons, hauntings, aliens then send them to me at reasonandtheology@gmail.com Please try to submit a video of yourself explaining the story and it may be featured on the show!

    Shia LaBeouf; Kallistos Ware; Costa Rica; Byzantine Liturgy and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022


    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.

    7 SHOCKING Things Catholics Did to the Eucharist

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022


    Michael goes over 7 shocking practices that Catholics used to have with the Eucharist.

    The Deficiency of Protestantism on Authority w/ Michael Lofton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022


    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 […]

    The Inconsistency of Protestantism on the Assumption of Mary

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022


    Michael holds Protestants feet to the fire and demonstrates that some of their arguments against the assumption of the Virgin Mary are inconsistent with their own claims as Christians.

    Ask Me Anything | Michael Lofton | 08.19.2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022


    Michael answers a series of questions from a live audience.

    R&T Chill Stream | Michael Lofton | 08.16.2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022


    Michael answers live chat questions and chats with the live audience in a classic R&T chill stream.

    Predatory Prosperity Preachers vs. Scripture

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022


    Michael reviews a video by prosperity preacher Mike Murdock and compares it to the message of Sacred Scripture.

    What if an Orthodox Scrolled Through a Catholic Comment Section?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022


    What if an Orthodox Scrolled Through a Catholic Comment Section? What would they find? Would it lead them to remain Eastern Orthodox?

    A Chaotic Council of Ambiguity w/ Michael Lofton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022


    Michael addresses the chaotic and ambiguous nature of the Council of Ephesus, and some of its leading figures. He then makes certain applications to the Second Vatican Council.

    Response to an Orthodox Convert's Thoughts on Catholicism

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022


    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

    Michael Lofton Responds to Criticism and Hate Mail

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022


    Michael Lofton responds to hate mail from commenters on recent videos.

    Examining Muslim Arguments for the Qur'an (Part 2) w/ Luis Diz

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022


    Examining Muslim Arguments for the Qur’an (Part 2) w/ Luis Diz

    Cardinal Hollerich and Redefining the Church's Moral Teachings

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022


    Michael analyzes problems with recent comments by Cardinal Hollerich on some of the church’s moral teachings. He also analyzes problems with liberal and radical traditional comments on the cardinal’s comments.

    Ask Me Anything | Michael Lofton | 08.06.2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022


    Michael Lofton answers live chat questions on a wide range of topics from a live audience.

    Is the SSPX Right? w/ John Salza

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022


    Does the SSPX have a divine mission? Do they have supplied jurisdiction? Is the SSPX in schism? Does the SSPX profess the Catholic faith? These questions, and others, will be answered by John Salza!

    Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Church w/ Dr. Paul Thigpen

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022


    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/

    The Truth About Pope Leo XIII, the Archangel Michael and Satan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022


    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.

    Examining the Propaganda of AA-1025 w/ Kevin Symonds

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022


    Memorial Prayers (Panichida) for David Bawden (“Pope” Michael)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022


    Memorial Prayers (Panichida) for David Bawden (“Pope” Michael)

    Ask Me Anything about the Magisterium w/ Michael Lofton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022


    Michael answers questions from a live audience on questions related to the magisterium.

    Celebrating Latin Masses Against the Bishop? w/ Michael Lofton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022


    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.

    Peter Kwasniewski Reacts to Cardinal Wilton Gregory on the TLM

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022


    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.

    Nestorius and the Laity Judging if Francis is the Pope w/ Michael Lofton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


    Michael Lofton engages Dr. Edmund Mazza’s thesis that the case of Nestorius gives today’s laity the precedent for judging whether Pope Francis holds the papal office.

    Pope Francis and the Death Penalty w/ Michael Lofton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


    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 […]

    Pius XII, Fatima and the Destruction of the Liturgy w/ Kevin Symonds

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


    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!

    Pope Francis Attends a Pagan Ceremony in Canada?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


    Did the pope recently participate in a native american ritual? What are the consequences of this? Should Catholics accept what was done? Michael tackles these questions, and many more!

    Pope Francis Attends a Pagan Ceremony in Canada?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022


    Did the pope recently participate in a native american ritual? What are the consequences of this? Should Catholics accept what was done? Michael tackles these questions, and many more!

    Why I Left the SSPX with Andrew Bartel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022


    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 […]

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