Michael Lofton examines Marshalls suggestion that the Synod of Bishops may change the church’s position on women’s ordination to the priesthood. He then considers Pope Pius X’s Lamentabili and shows how Marshall is using a Modernist tactic condemned by the Catholic Church.
Should Pope Francis be thrown into the deep blue sea? Fr. James Altman says yes. Michael Lofton reviews Altman’s horrific homily that advocates for this position and shows the problems with it.
Did the seventh ecumenical council (Nicaea II, 787) accept the Catholic doctrines about the papacy? If so, how does this work with Eastern Orthodoxy who affirm Nicaea II but reject the papacy? Michael Lofton dives into the acts of the council and offers his commentary on this intriguing subject.
Michael Lofton looks at the acts of the Council of Chalcedon and considers why Patriarch Dioscorus of Alexandria was deposed. He then talks about the lessons that can be learned from his condemnation and applies it to Catholics and Eastern Orthodox today.
Michael Lofton reviews the discussion between Glenn Beck and Taylor Marshall on end-times prophecy, Pope Francis, Russia, the third secret of Fatima, papal heresy, Martin Luther, Bishop Strickland and Archbishop Vigano.
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Questions Covered: 04:39 – If Jesus and his disciples were baptizing but the Spirit had not been given, how would regenerative baptism be understood? 11:44 – Was the rosary as important to Catholics prior to the Fatima apparitions? 18:57 – My biggest hang up is that the Church always quotes themselves. 29:06 – Why and how did these big schisms between Catholic and Protestant occur? 36:42 – Why can't I receive communion at a Catholic church? 42:57 – Why is it so important to Catholics to be married before physical intimacy? 44:55 – Mater Dei Why should a person choose Catholicism over Protestantism? 47:48 – I married a Catholic and we divorced. If they excommunicated her, why would this affect our children? 51:32 – Was the difference between veneration and praying to? …
Can the Synod of Bishops change the church’s teaching on women’s ordination? Fr. Thomas Reese SJ recently said that the synod could certainly do so. Michael Lofton examines the code of canon law on the authority of the synod and then addresses Ordinatio Sacerdotalis on the inability to ordain women to the priesthood. He then […]
Are some Catholics repeating the error of Martin Luther, thereby converting to Protestantism without even knowing it?! Michael Lofton examines this phenomenon and issues a sober warning to Catholics who are falling into the same errors that led Martin Luther to abandon the Catholic faith.
Michael Lofton goes over the prophecy from Our Lady of La Salette and examines the claim that Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the Antichrist. He reveals some startling information about the seers of this apparition and also the origin of the claim about Rome and the Antichrist.
In a recent interview, “Fr.” James Altman denies that he is a sedevacantist. Michael Lofton examines what a sedevacantist and considers whether this is a deceptive tactic taken from the radical left. He also submits a survey at the end of the video offering feedback about Altman’s recent sedevacantist video.
Michael Lofton examines the question of judging the pope for heresy. He begins by analyzing the case of St. Paul rebuking St. Peter. He then addresses the acts of the Fourth Council of Constantinople – along with its 21st canon. Lastly, he reviews older canons as well as the current code of canon law on […]
Michael Lofton reviews Archbishop (soon to be Cardinal) Ferandez’s comments about dissenters in the church. He also examines his comments about same-sex blessings and offers some charitable feedback.
Michael Lofton goes over Taylor Marshall’s alleged vision and Bishop Strickland’s alleged interior locution from the Blessed Virgin Mary. He then covers St. Francis De Sales and his criteria for discerning prophetic claims. He also covers the role of the Magisterium in relation to private revelation and some of the dangers to avoid.
Michael Lofton reviews Archbishop Peter of Chicago’s (ROCOR) encyclical warning against Fr. Peter Heers. He also reviews Metropolitan Jonah’s comments about Jay Dyer and online Eastern Orthodox apologetics.
Pope Francis just met to discuss the resignation of Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas. Michael Lofton addresses why this meeting took place and what will likely happen next given the facts that are known.
Ben Shapiro recently said that Pope Francis is a liberation theology and is causing a schism in the Catholic Church because of his position on climate change. Is this true? Michael Lofton examines Pope Francis’ view on liberation theology and then addresses what schism is and whether a pope can cause one. He also considers […]
Michael Lofton covers what is a sedevacantists and explains the different kinds of sedevacantists that currently exist. He also shows how some are redefining the term and share some concerning similarities with those who redefine what is a woman. He then addresses clergy who have participated in supplied grace ceremonies and lastly addresses the new […]
Mikewon the Chef and Voice Face Killah take over Byzantine’s finest with the Apologetics Goon Squad and offer their goon thoughts on Protestant arguments against the Catholic Church.
Dr. E. Christian Brugger returns to R&T to offer his evaluation of the status of the death penalty in the Catholic. He covers the Old and New Testaments on the subject. He then addresses the patristic and medieval view about the death penalty. Finally, he examines the teachings of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict […]
Can the pope speak about matters that are scientifically related such as ecology? Do Catholics have to assent to what he says about such things? Michael Lofton examines the scope of papal authority and settles the question once and for all.
Dr. John Bergsma returns to R&T to offer an incredible interview about the reliability of the Old Testament. He touches on Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, the exodus story, Old Testament Bible difficulties, archeological evidence for the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, and much more!
Questions Covered: 12:10 – What is your take on Hollywood and the theory that they are Satan worshippers? 14:09 – Why do Catholics pray to saints? 19:36 – How is it possible for God to create light but not make the sun till the fourth day? 31:57 – I’m having a hard time understanding Jesus as a sacrifice on an emotional level. 34:10 – Could you explain the selling of indulgences? 40:36 – Could you explain what the Church means when they say that drunkenness is a sin? 46:38 – Who has authority to define doctrine? 49:53 – Could you explain Mary’s sinlessness and perpetual virginity? …
Michael Lofton reviews charismatic phenomena such as being “slain in the spirit,” speaking gibberish (tongues), prophetic “words of knowledge,” and protestant exorcisms. He then compares them to Scripture – especially what St. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14.
Why doesn’t Pope Francis just excommunicate heretics and schismatics by name? Why doesn’t he get rid of bad bishops who are devouring the flock? Why doesn’t the pope simply condemn pro-abortion politicians and command that the Eucharist be withheld from them? Michael Lofton examines the words and though to Pope Francis and offers answers to […]
Michael Lofton examines the recent comments made by Pope Francis in conversation with Jesuits in Portugal. He explores Pope Francis’ view of Catholics in the United States and shows where his view is accurate and other areas that may be incomplete. This is then followed by a focus on development of doctrine and the death […]
Michael Lofton addresses Archbishop Kock of Berlin, Germany, who recently came out saying he will not discipline priests in his diocese who bless same-sex unions – despite Pope Francis’ decision forbidding same-sex blessings. Michael shows the problems with Kock’s position and then explores similarities with the Nuns of Arlington, Texas who doubled down on their […]
Zach Lofton is a recent UTSA geology graduate. He showed up and busted his ass clearing the geology trail for this event on a Saturday morning, 7 am!! We wish him nothing but the best of luck as a geologist, up and to the right brother!!
Michael Lofton reviews bishop Strickland’s (Tyler, Texas) pastoral letter on the synod of bishops. He then talks about the First Vatican Council and what it taught about the papacy and what promises are given to its teaching office.
Michael Lofton examines Luther’s famous quote that the Book of James is an “epistle of straw.” He analyzes why he believed this and why he demoted it in the canon. He also examines why Luther believed James contradicted Paul. He then compares Luther’s view to John Calvin and brings out several internal inconsistencies from these […]
Michael Lofton and Alex from Voice of reason team up to form Reason Squared. They review a wide range of Protestant videos critiquing Catholicism and then show why the criticisms are wrong.
Michael Lofton reviews Larry Elder’s appearance on the Breakfast Club. He shows how Larry destroys the narrative about the United States being systemically racist and also covers how Larry put the host Charlamagne in his place.
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