john the baptist

On a Mission from God… Literally! with Father John Paul Zeller MFVA: BFP 008

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/s5a46q/bellarmineforumpodcast_bellarmineforum_org_wp-content_uploads_2017_10_bfp-008-on-a-mission-from-God_-Literally-Fr_-John-Paul-Zeller-MFVA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere’s only 125 of these priests in the United States.  And there’s only a few over a 1000 worldwide.  Father John Paul Zeller MFVA joins John Manos on today’s episode to discuss confession, God’s mercy, and the special graces given to him by a Papal mandate. Father John Paul…

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Accompanying Herod: Why did People Go out in the Wilderness to See John the Baptist?

 “Did you find everything you were looking for?” I remember the first time I heard that question.  I had been looking around that store for what seemed to be hours.  At one point, I asked a clerk in the store to help and they had to go get some help.  They never returned. As I…

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The Church of Wussies: this is why John the Baptist was Beheaded

I’ve gotten sick of hearing the phrase “oh, if they do that, it will cause a schism.”  Almost always there is some quasi-pastoral calculus as to why we should suffer a stupidity in order to keep the faithful in the Church. Communion in the hand, for instance. A stupid, mind-numbing, pernicious attack on true faith. Rather than correct…

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Ad Absurdum: Contextualizing John the Baptist for Amoris Laetitia

At some point in this mess over the consternations on the problematic Amoris Laetitia, it occurred to me that John the Baptist and St. Thomas More have a lot to say about it. There are a lot of voices in the swirl…  well, every voice it seems besides that of Pope Francis. One can make the argument, and…

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5 Things to Consider on the Beheading of John the Baptist Compared to Today

Today is the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. All great eras have to come to a head — a pinnacle where all the threads of plot swirl in wild tempest to resolution. Of all the stories in the old testament, I think the end of John the Baptist is a lot like Our…

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Some People think ‘Losing Their Head’ is the Way to Imitate John the Baptist

Was John the Baptist a mere political activist, speaking truth to power? Why did St. john the Baptist survive death threats when Peter wilted at mere questions from bystanders? How and what can we learn from St. John the Baptist on his feast? What does he tell us about religious liberty?

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