This is a clip from my guest appearance on Catholic TV’s ‘This is the Day’ on June 28, 2011. I talk about my conversion from agnosticism to Catholicism and my ministry.
The Sacrament of Catholic Penance & Reconciliation (Confession, as it is called) is not so strange once you fully consider it. In the Old Covenant God reconciled man to Himself through the sacrifice of priests, and in the New Covenant God, once and for all, reconciled man to Himself through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus, the High Priest. Yet, in spite of that, man continues to sin; therefore man needs constant forgiveness. This is why Jesus gave His New Covenant priests the authority to forgive or to retain sins in His name.
The reason why St. Paul did quote and use themes from the book of Wisdom in his Letter to the Romans is because it is a book that they would have been very familiar with.
Of the many pleasures in this life for us to have, there is no sinful pleasure or choice that is worth spending eternity in Hell for. Indeed, just as Hell is a decision, so is Heaven a decision, and there is nothing in this life more important to fight for than eternal life with God – anything less would be Hell.
But in light of this wave of city health departments across the country trivializing sex for kids, what I am going to do here is focus my argument solely on the use of male condoms and demonstrate why they are always immoral and how they objectify women.
Like so many men, for many years I too found it nearly impossible to be faithful to one woman. Inasmuch as much as I knew, intellectually, and out of a basic sense of reciprocity, that I should be faithful – I simply found the practice impossible.
Ritual is a comprehensive action that is performed to convey a meaning that is intended to either be permanently impressed upon the mind of participant or to serve as a veiled mystery. Ritual is not something merely relegated to satanic, pagan, tribal, or secret initiation rites.
The only thing that can truly reunite us is the authentic Apostolic doctrine of the Holy Eucharist, as found in the Catholic Church. If we cannot be a people of one bread then we will never be a people of one body. It is impossible for us to share the same faith in one Church if we do not share the same faith in one Bread.