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3 Time NBA World Champion Stacey King, current voice of the Bulls and Hot Sauce King of Chicago, tells hilarious stories and has huge laughs with celebrity guests every week. The bigger than life (literally bigger than life) former center with Michael Jordan, has more stories and connections than Facebook! Guests have included NBA greats Kenny Anderson, BJ Armstrong, Danny Manning, Demar Derozan, Zach LaVine, Horace Grant, sports impressionist- Al Foran, MMA stars- TJ DIllishaw & heavyweight ...
 
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An argument has been spreading that Francis is not the pope because Benedict retained some of the papal powers. We ask apologist Michael Lofton to explain the munus/ministerium debate.Cy Kellett:What about the theory that Pope Benedict resigned only part of the papacy? Apologist Michael Lofton is next.Cy Kellett:Hello and welcome to Focus, the Cath…
 
Dr. James White Critiques Michael Lofton on the Council of Nicaea Michael Lofton offers a first impression review of Dr. James White’s critique of his content. The original video may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma-D4LCK6rg 00:00 Introduction 05:03 Dr. White’s review of Lofton begins 5:58 The “1054” schism between Catholics and Or…
 
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Holier Than the Early Christians? Communion and the Council of Trullo Michael Lofton reviews a video by Taylor Marshall saying that he would refuse the Eucharist if it was only available to be received by the hand. The original video may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTkrdd5Y9PA&t=52s 00:00 Introduction. 01:00 Michael’s opinion abo…
 
Would St. Francis de Sales have anything to say about Sedevacantism? What arguments would he use (and avoid)? And how could his Catholic Presuppositionalism change the way Catholics debate present-day Modernist & RadTrad controversies? Join Jeremiah Bannister of @Paleocrat Diaries for PART NINE of his groundbreaking series on Catholic Presuppositio…
 
Engaging Protestant Objections to Catholicism w/ Erick Ybarra and Luis Dizon Michael Lofton, Erick Ybarra and Luis Dizon respond to Dr. James White’s arguments against Catholicism in a discussion of his with Cameron Bertuzzi. The original video may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8woTgHoR0A&t=3607s #catholic #protestant #theology #d…
 
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Michael Lofton is pleased to announce the first R&T online conference. See below for more details: Theme: Catholicism and Orthodoxy: What Still Divides Us? Air Date on R&T: June 11th at 12 PM Central Live Q&A Session: June 11th at 6 PM Central, after everyone’s prerecorded video sessions have aired. Participation is optional. Access: Free Topics: F…
 
Did Cardinal Ottaviani Reject the New Mass? | Michael Lofton Michael Lofton considers the position of Cardinal Ottaviani on the New Mass and assesses whether he can legitimately be used to critique the Novus Ordo Missae. https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Did-Cardinal-Ottaviani-Reject-the-New-Mass_-_-Michael-Lofton-128-kbps.mp…
 
Does Canon 6 of Nicaea Refute Catholicism? A Response to James White Michael Lofton responds to James White’s argument that canon 6 of the First Council of Nicaea refutes the universal jurisdiction of the pope. He also briefly offers some initial thoughts on James White’s discussion with Cameron Bertuzzi on the Dividing Line. The original video of …
 
Ever wished for a killer proof to convince all of Twitter that God exists? Logan Gage, head of the philosophy department at Franciscan University, says there is actually a better strategy. Maybe just point to the variety of evidence, and help others to see it.Cy Kellett:I know you want it, but you don’t need that one killer argument to prove God’s …
 
Concerns with the Traditional Catholic Movement (St. Joseph Diologos) Michael Lofton and Timothy Flanders continue the St. Joseph Dialogos series with a discussion about some of the concerns Michael has about the Traditional Catholic movement. They discuss what Traditional Catholicism is, the view that Benedict is still the pope, the claim that dis…
 
What made St. Francis de Sales method of apologetics so powerful? How does it differ from other apologetic methodologies? Why the constant reference to authority? Why did he say that unbelievers and heretics “destroy themselves”? Did he use/order deconstruction & construction (contra error) like St. Irenaeus did? And why did he believe this method …
 
Divine Revelation in the Thought of Benedict w/ Dr. Richard DeClue Dr. DeClue returns to R&T to discuss his doctoral thesis on Benedict XVI’s view of divine revelation. He addresses topics like the nature of divine revelation, material sufficiency, private revelation. Dr. DeClue is the Cardinal Henri de Lubac Fellow in Theology. He studied genetics…
 
Christ, His Mysteries, and Moral Theology w/ Dr. Matthew Minerd Dr. Matthew Minerd returns to R&T to discuss the mysteries of Christ! #theology #catholic #catholicism #popefrancis https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Christ-His-Mysteries-and-Moral-Theology-w_-Dr.-Matthew-Minerd-128-kbps.mp3…
 
Was the Novus Ordo Infected with Errors by Annibale Bugnini In this video, Michael Lofton examines the claim that Archbishop Annibale Bugnini infected the Novus Ordo liturgy with Masonic errors and considers if the pope could have promulgated such a liturgy. He examines similar cases in history and proposes some wisdom from Msgr. G. Van Noort. 00:0…
 
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My Concerns with the SSPX | Michael Lofton Michael Lofton considers the Society of St. Pius X and expresses some concerns with its position on the Novus Ordo. The SSPX video referenced may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hZrRGMs6CY&t=1s Check out Michael’s article on whether the church’s liturgical changes are harmful to souls: http…
 
Response to James White on Catholicism and Bertuzzi | Michael Lofton Michael Lofton offers a first impression review of James White’s video on the Catholic Magisterium and Cameron Bertuzzi’s discernment of Catholicism. The original video may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koGoIdyrwxI&t=3045s Understanding the Magisterium course: htt…
 
Chris Check, president of Catholic Answers, joins us for a Cinco de Mayo bonus episode to discuss some of the struggles faced by the Catholic Church in 20th Century Mexico. It’s a dramatic story with astonishing heroes and heroines, and nasty villains, one of whom called himself, “The personal enemy of God.”……
 
Debate Review: “Is the Society of St. Pius X Schismatic?” Michael Lofton offers a few thoughts on the Andrew Bartel vs. Jeff Cassman debate on “Is the Society of St. Pius X Schismatic?” The debate may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DbtGcC94iA Lofton’s article on the church’s changes to the liturgy: https://reasonandtheology.com/202…
 
It looks like Roe v. Wade is finally about to be overruled. What does it mean that the news has been leaked? What does the draft decision say? Joe Heschmeyer joins us to discuss what appears to be very happy news.Cy Kellett:Apparently, Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Joe Heschmeyer is next.Cy Kellett:Hello, and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answer…
 
Michael Lofton answers live chat questions on a wide range of topics. 00:00 Introduction 03:22 Petro Gabriel on Amoris Laetitia 04:15 What kind of a Messiah are the Jews waiting for? 06:28 What is a good introductory book to Dogmatic Theology? 06:48 Will Michael clone himself and take over Catholic Answers! 07:58 I struggle with how Catholicism is …
 
Michael Lofton is interviewed by Dustin Quick from Holy Smokes about his journey. Visit Dustin’s channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/ETruth1 https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Judaism-Protestantism-Eastern-Orthodoxy-and-Catholicism_-Michael-Loftons-Journey-128-kbps.mp3By Michael Lofton
 
Why Study the Catholic Magisterium? | Michael Lofton (Course Preview) To purchase the full course, visit maximusinstitute.com #catholic #catholicism #theology #magisterium https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Why-Study-the-Catholic-Magisterium_-_-Michael-Lofton-Course-Preview-128-kbps.mp3…
 
Michael Lofton responds to Isaiah Saldivar who claims Catholics and Christians are not the same here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJwa5-aLhCg 00:00 Introduction 01:25 How to determine what Catholics believe 03:00 Catholics are Christians! 05:11 Do Catholics believe salvation is by works? 13:55 The Catholic view of baptism in relation to salvati…
 
Major Questions in Qur’anic Studies with Dr. Gabriel Reynolds Dr. Gabriel Reynolds, Luis Dizon and Michael Lofton discuss issues related to Qur’anic studies such as the textual transmission of the Quran and how the Quran compares with Biblical accounts of Biblical figures. Books by Dr. Reynolds: https://www.amazon.com/Gabriel-Said-R… Dr. Reyn…
 
Michael Lofton and William Albrecht sit down to discuss the papacy. Both critiques from Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism are engaged. 00:00 Introduction. 02:05 How the papacy led to William’s conversion. 03:31 Do some Catholics read too much into the evidence for the papacy? 04:48 How different are Catholics and Eastern Orthodox on the papacy? 0…
 
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Good apologetics is not just a quest to have the right answer. It is, instead, one tool in a larger struggle to win souls. This means that it involves spiritual battle. Our guest, Dan Burke, explains spiritual battle for apologists.Cy Kellett:You want to defend the church? Don’t neglect your own spiritual life. Dan Burke is next.Cy Kellett:Hello, a…
 
Elon Musk Buys Twitter REACTION & the Catholic Teaching on Free Speech Michael Lofton reacts to the news that Elon Musk bought Twitter and is making it private. He discusses Elon’s motives for the purchase, namely freedom of speech and addresses the Catholic perspective on the right to free speech. #elonmusk #catholic #catholicism #theology https:/…
 
TODAY’S TOPIC: What do Mormons teach regarding the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Birth, and Soteriology? What are their beliefs about the race, pre-existence, and the End Times? And what of Mormon metaphysics and epistemology? Jeremiah Bannister of Paleocrat Diaries for this (and more) in the grand finale of his series on Mormonism! For more of Jeremiah’…
 
Answering Atheism’s Toughest Argument with Pat Flynn Pat Flynn returns to R&T to tackle the toughest argument from Atheism, and it is not an argument you would expect. He also addresses the problem of evil and how it favors theism. https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Answering-Atheisms-Toughest-Argument-with-Pat-Flynn-128-kbps.…
 
A Defense of the Immaculate Conception w/ William Albrecht William Albrecht sits down with Michael Lofton to provide a defense of the Catholic dogma of the immaculate conception. #catholic #orthodox #virginmary #theotokos #debate #theology https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/A-Defense-of-the-Immaculate-Conception-w_-William-Alb…
 
Suan Sonna Responds to Gavin Ortlund on the Typology of the Papacy: Part 1 Suan’s channel may be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCNjkpXEwIdH-jD8mPJwu_g 00:00:00 – Reason & Theology 00:02:56 – Part One and Part Two 00:04:14 – “Scholarly Consensus on Typology” 00:05:44 – Gavin corrects me 00:08:15 – Why I said “parallel” 00:14:08 – “One…
 
Dr. Sijuwade makes his debut on R&T to discuss divine simplicity! Dr. Sijuwade is a Visiting Lecturer at the London School of Theology. He gained a PhD from the University of York with his research topic being on the metaphysics of the Trinity. His research interests fall into the areas of metaphysics, philosophy of religion and philosophical theol…
 
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Julius, Athanasius, Sozomen and Leo: Four Early Witnesses to the Papacy Michael Lofton goes over Pope Julius, St. Athanasius of Alexandria, the ecclesiastical historian Sozomen and Pope Leo the Great on the papal claims. Timestamps 00:00 Introduction 2:25 Joachim Salaverri on the papacy in the first Millennium. 4:25 Pope Julius on the papal claims …
 
Qur’anic Studies: A Conversation with an Historical Linguist | Marijn Van Putten Michael Lofton and Luis Dizon have a conversation with an historical linguist on the text of the Quran. Purchase a copy of Van Putten’s book here: https://brill.com/view/title/61587?fbclid=IwAR3j-WERDPrKi2Q5aLLYM8c5eKId-cQZxbw_LvuBPkKPF8lcof5J_M6u4Nk Van Putten’s Twitt…
 
Catholics can use to Scripture to defend the fact that Jesus empowered the Church with a permanent magisterium, but our guest, Suan Sonna, says we should also just use some common sense when we explain the magisterium to Protestant Christians.Cy Kellett:Does the church actually have the authority to speak for Jesus? Suan Sonna is next.Cy Kellett:He…
 
The Book of Mormon: When Latter-Day Saints Come A-Knockin’ On Your Door with Jeremiah Bannister https://reasonandtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/The-Book-of-Mormon_-When-Latter-Day-Saints-Come-A-Knockin-On-Your-Door-with-Jeremiah-Bannister-128-kbps-1.mp3By Michael Lofton
 
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