Catholic View of the End Times and Tribulation Plus Top 10 Episodes of Taylor Marshall Cast Show

The post popular and most downloaded episode of our weekly podcast for 2015 was: Catholic View of the End Times and Tribulation.

If you are new to the podcast, a podcast is a weekly recording that I send out on a certain topic. Click on one below and listen to it on your computer, tablet, or in your car.

Here are are our Top 10 TMShow Episodes (most downloaded) from 2015:

  1. Catholic View of the End Times and Tribulation
  2. Revelation Ch. 1 Apparition of Fiery Christ (Catholic Apocalypse Part 1)
  3. What is 666 and the Mark of the Beast?
  4. Revelation Chs. 2-3 Seven Churches and Seven Ages of Salvation (Catholic Apocalypse Part 2)
  5. Was Muhammad Evil?
  6. On the Indissolubility of Marriage and the Synod on the Family
  7. Revelation Chs. 4-5 The Lamb and Liturgy of God (Catholic Apocalypse Part 3)
  8. 3 Steps to Overcoming Anxiety and Stress
  9. St Paul on Faith and Works Catholic vs Protestant Debate
  10. Revelation Ch. 12 – Our Lady of the Apocalypse (Catholic Apocalypse Part 7)

Look for our 100th Episode soon! You can subscribe and find more episodes of the Taylor Marshall Catholic Show at iTunes by clicking here.

Question: Which was your favorite episode? What topic do you want me to cover in the 2016 podcasts? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Did Thomas Aquinas Deny the Immaculate Conception?

Did Saint Thomas Aquinas deny the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary?

In the theological video below I’ll share how Thomas Aquinas changed his position over time on the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception and share some of the nuances. Thomas may have reverted back to a belief in the Immaculate Conception after he wrote about the Immaculate Conception in the Summa theologia. See the video below for details.

If you are already a student Member of the New Saint Thomas Institute, you have this video already along with the entire “Mariology Module” as well as your entire “Intro to Thomas Aquinas Module.”

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If you are not yet a Member of the New Saint Thomas Institute and you want to study with us, our General Advent Enrollment just opened up. Here’s a free sample our theology classes: Did Thomas Aquinas Deny the Immaculate Conception?

Are you having trouble seeing this video in your browser or email? Please click here to watch it.

Not yet a Member of NSTI?

If you’re not yet a Member of the New Saint Thomas Institute, we currently offer 3 Certificates and will offer a fourth Certificate in 2016:

  1. Certificate in Catholic Philosophy and Thomistic Studies (Click for Philosophy syllabus)
  2. Certificate in Catholic Theology (Click for Theology syllabus)
  3. Certificate in Catholic Apologetics (Click for Apologetics syllabus)
  4. Certificate in Catholic Church History (coming in Jan 2016)

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We are the biggest global Catholic Institute (in 50+nations) and we have the lowest tuition rates on the planet (98% lower than nearly every Catholic college). We just finished enrolling our waiting list of 200 people and have opened enrollment to the general public.

If you are not yet a Member of NSTI, please explore our valuable benefits and begin studying with us by learning more about us: Click here to learn more about Catholic classes at the New Saint Thomas Institute.

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3 Facts About St. Nicholas to Share This Christmas

Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick. Here’s a short Catholic video giving you 3 “Catholic talking points” or facts about Saint Nicholas that you can share at the office cocktail party this Advent:

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Photos: Troops of Saint George Campout

How do you:

  1. Promote Catholic vocations to the priesthood?
  2. Cultivate virtuous, manly, financially successful husbands?
  3. Attract young men and grown men to study Catholic theology?

One way you can do this is start a Troop of Saint George in your community. The Troops of Saint George is an outdoor, bushcraft, adventure fraternity for Catholic priests, deacons, fathers, and sons. Here are some photos of what we do:

This is not a rubber chicken. The boys prepared their dinner from live chickens, to plucked, to quartered, to cooked on the campfire. These young men now know how to bring a bird from yard to table. #realfood
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We have Junior Cadets (ages 6-11) and Senior Cadets (ages 12-18):

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Our boys love the uniform. Our uniforms are durable and look sharp:

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We found a Copperhead snake one night:

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We honor our priests who come out and celebrate Mass. We build outdoor chapels and altars and pews and pulpits for them:

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We chop our own firewood:

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We love our sons and teach them to become men of valor and virtue. Strength and Honor!:

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Here’s what else the Troops of Saint George do:

  1. build outdoor chapels in the woods
  2. help and support our priests
  3. cut firewood
  4. fish
  5. cook all meals over the fire
  6. have Mass in the woods
  7. promote Marian devotions
  8. provide theological catechesis
  9. sharpen knives
  10. promote devotion to Catholic saints
  11. learn bushcraft and survival skills
  12. tell a lot of jokes
  13. build things like catapults and bridges
  14. teach young men how to serve Mass

I founded the Troops of Saint George in May of 2013 and we’ve grown to Saint George Troops all of the United States (and the world). We are not an arts and crafts organization. We are not a boy scout organization. We are not knights or squires or militia. We are men living in the world. We are a outdoors fraternal organization for Catholic clergy, fathers, and sons.

Our goal is to promote virtue and excellence in young men so that they respond with fire in their hearts to the priestly, religious, and marriage vocations.

Please visit our site and get started!

If you’d like to start your own Troop of Saint George, we have a starter kit for you at troopsofsaintgeorge.org.

If you’d like to start your own Troop of Saint George, we have a starter kit for you at troopsofsaintgeorge.org

Also, please like our Facebook page by clicking here:

https://www.facebook.com/TroopsofSaintGeorge/

POLL: What color vestments did you see on All Souls Day (Nov 2)?

What color vestments did you see on All Souls Day?

>>ANSWER the POLL and SEE THE RESULTS HERE<<

You’ll see the results after you submit your answers. Please take the survey and see how everyone else answered by clicking here.

Godspeed,
Taylor Marshall

PS: I voted that I wanted to see “black.” I’ll buy a steak for every priest who wears a chasuble like this. Limit 10.skeleton chasuble

7 Facts about Guardian Angels (And Don’t Name Your Angel!)

Happy feast of the Guardian Angels. Here are some resources to help you know and appreciate your personal Guardian Angel:

7 facts about Your Guardian Angel

You’re not allowed to Name Your Guardian Angel – Here’s Why…

Podcast Episode: All About Your Guardian Angel

The 9 Choirs of Angels Explained

You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Will your parish have a Catholic priest in 10 years?

How many priests will be ordained in 2015?

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reported that the dioceses of the United States will collectively ordain 595 Seminarians to the Catholic Priesthood in 2015. On average, that’s 11.9 new priests for each of the 50 states. But is it enough?

Rising Numbers but Still Not Enough Priests

The numbers are up this year (595 in 2015 from 477 from 2014)…but we are far from replacement level for the aging priests who will be retiring in the next decade.

This raises the uncomfortable question: “Will there be enough priests in the decades to come?” And not just “enough priests.” We pray for priests who are on fire for Christ, proclaim orthodox homilies, faithfully administer the sacraments, love the liturgy, and shepherd souls to Heaven.

What can you do for future priests?

We all know that we need to support our priests and seminarians. I recorded a video (below) that shares my thoughts on seminary formation, and then explains how and why I am supporting a particular apostolate for Seminarians – and why I think you should get behind it as well:

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If you don’t see the seminarian video in your browser, reader, or email, please click here to watch it.

I personal vouch for the orthodoxy and integrity of this apostolate. Please pray and support it by clicking here.

to Jesus through Mary,
Taylor Marshall

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Catholic Video: the Birthday of Mary in Art

Happy birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

To celebrate Our Lady’s birthday, here’s an analysis of the painting “Nativity of the Virgin” by Pietro Lorenzetti as it relates to St Anne, St Joachim, and the infant Virgin Mary:

If you don’t see it in your feed or email, click here to watch it.

You can leave a comment by clicking here.

When Catholics Leave the Church – How to Get Them Back

Do you know someone who has left the Catholic Church. A spouse, child, friend, or coworker?

What do you do? Do you talk to them about it? Do you ignore the subject? Do you get them a Catholic book or CD and hope that does the trick?

I have coached and counseled hundreds of Catholics on this topic and the best success that we have seen is what I would call “Becoming an Attractive Catholic.” And by attractive I don’t mean pretty or handsome. I mean, does your life attract others to Christ.

What is an “Attractive Catholic”? 3 Steps

You cannot control the decisions of others to leave the Catholic Church – but you as a Catholic can change whether or not you make the Catholic Faith attractive. The idea here is to transform yourself in Christ so that you can attract a fallen away Catholic (or any non-Christian) into a Eucharistic relationship with Christ.

We do this in three ways:

#1) You foster a cycle or “rule” of prayer every day. This brings you closer to Christ, leads you down the path of sanctity, and makes you a more beautiful and “salty” person for the Kingdom of Christ. You need to set up a daily cycle of prayer and spiritual reading. I’m going to help you with that below.

#2) You commit to a plan of theological education. This is you filling your heart and mind with Catholic thinking. You need to know the basics of Catholic philosophy, theology, apologetics, history, and Scripture. I’m going to help you with this, also.

#3) You learn how to use logic, writing, rhetoric, and friendliness to persuade other people. You can be holy (#1) and be knowledgeable (#2), but if you don’t know “how” to share the truth, you will fail. I’m going to help you with this, too.

Does this sound too difficult?

Don’t worry. This is doable. By God’s grace, I lead hundreds of people who have committed to this threefold plan and have grown closer to Christ and have drawn other people to the Catholic Church. I know people who have said, “At last, my spouse/child/friend/relative is receiving the Eucharist again!”

But how do you do it and how do you find the time?

Christ desires for you to be a healer. He wants you to lead other people to him – but you can only draw them to Jesus if you know how to do it.

Here’s my unapologetic tuition sales pitch to you: Right now on planet earth, the best way to commit to this plan of spiritual self-improvement (which draws non-Catholics into or back to the Catholic Church) for busy people is to start taking short classes from the New Saint Thomas Institute. If you have a few years to attend a Masters or PhD program at a solid Catholic institution, the New Saint Thomas Institute probably is not for you. If you want to try to get the same results over time in the context of your busy life, the New Saint Thomas Institute is perfect for you.

It’s the beginning of the school year. Kids are going back to school. You should commit and go back to school – to learn the Catholic Faith.

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How your dashboard looks in the Certificate in Apologetics. Click on a module and see all the video lessons.

When it comes to learning Catholic philosophy, theology, and apologetics, the New Saint Thomas Institute is the best kept secret. Here’s why:

  1. You receive a weekly video or audio lesson that only takes you 8-12 minutes! Our video lessons are part of three integrated curricula:
    1. Certificate in Catholic Philosophy and Thomistic Studies
    2. Certificate in Catholic Theology
    3. Certificate in Catholic Apologetics
  2. You are part of an international Catholic community – of Catholics doing the same thing you’re trying to do: learn Catholic theology and apologetics to lead others to Christ. You have a support group of people all over the world. We have priests, deacons, nuns, monks, friars, business men, lawyers, stay-at-home mothers, catechists, RCIA leaders, and members on six continents. It works on computers, smartphones, and tablets.
  3. You can opt in for quizzes and a final exam culminating in a Certificate. Here’s a photo of one of our most recent graduates in the certification for Catholic Philosophy:

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    Congrats to Robert Bledsaw III, who just earned his Certificate in Catholic Philosophy!

  4. Our member testimonials tell us 3 things: 1) they love the quality of their Catholic education through NSTI, 2) it doesn’t take much of their time, and 3) they don’t have to worry about budgeting the resource because it does not cost much. Many Catholic couples go through the curriculum together – something we offer free of charge.
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  5. The New Saint Thomas Institute is super inexpensive. And I mean ridiculously inexpensive.*The current average for a year of classes in higher education is: $19,595 which translates into $653.16/credit hour.*The current New Saint Thomas Institution tuition sale (until Sept 8) is currently only $57 monthly (quizzes and certificates) or $29 monthly (audit, no quizzes and certificates). That’s only $1.90 per day or $0.96 per day.  It’s 98% cheaper!And we don’t trap you with semester contracts. Quit/cancel whenever you like. This is why we usually have a waiting list of 2 months to enter the New Saint Thomas Institute.

Limited Space

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A sample Module: 7 Lesson Units offered on “When Catholics Leave the Church”

Fall Enrollment is open and there are a limited number of spots. 197 members spots have already been taken in the last week, bringing us to almost 200 new student members. Due to demand, we are going to open up an additional 250 spots.

Your tuition price will be locked at your current rate forever (either $57 or $29), which is a great thing, because the tuition will return to $80 per month for new members after this Fall Enrollment ends. So if you want to lock in a low tuition for life, join now during our Fall Enrollment till Sept 8.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

The New Saint Thomas Institute has almost 2,000 students on six continents. We currently have a 97% retention rate. Committed Catholics love it. It gives you high level Catholic classes in short increments (about 10 minutes) every week, and it costs about 2% of what higher education classes cost.

However, if you are not 100% satisfied in the first 21 days and are not absolutely loving the New Saint Thomas Institute, we will give you a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Bonus Items

We have a whole vault of bonus items for those that sign up this week. There are too many bonus Catholic resources to explain here. Please take a look at our bonus items by clicking here.

A Final Promise: Why We Do This

Why do we make amazing Catholic theology videos and provide all the content and resources year round? Ultimately, I want Christ to be glorified in every person on earth through the Holy Eucharist. I want people fall in love with Christ.

The best way to do this is to equip all the lay people out there to carry on this New Evangelization. Through the New Saint Thomas Institute, we are doing this. Lives are changing. We even have Protestants signing up for the New Saint Thomas Institute and becoming Catholic. We have people who after taking our classes are now discerning the priesthood and religious life. We have priests and deacons who report that they use the lessons to prepare and write homilies.

We want you to be part of this. Join us. Become an “attractive Catholic” by knowing your faith and how to explain it! Commit to 20 minutes per week and start learning the Catholic faith in 100% conformity with the Catholic magisterium.

Member Testimonials and Sign Up

Please do three things:

  1. read our Member testimonials and watch a sample video lesson to get a feel for NSTI,
  2. compare our different tuition plans,
  3. and learn about our Fall Enrollment tuition sale by clicking here.

Learn more about the New Saint Thomas Institute here.

to Jesus through Mary,

Taylor Marshall

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Question: If you’re a Member of the New Saint Thomas Institute, how has it helped you in your personal faith in Christ and in sharing Him with others? You can leave a comment by clicking here.