Divine Mercy 101: Catholic Webinar Tonight!

Tonight will be the Catholic Webinar on Divine Mercy 101 with Dr. Taylor Marshall:

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SOME POPULAR QUESTIONS THAT WE WILL ANSWER IN THIS WEBINAR:

    • Did Saint Faustina claim that everyone gets a chance of salvation after death?
    • Why was Divine Mercy allegedly condemned in the 60s and 70s?
    • What exactly is the message and what is Divine Mercy Sunday?
    • What was the role of Saint John Paul II in Divine Mercy?
    • Free for all Catholic Theology Q&A Session at the end of our webinar
    • EVERYONE THAT ATTENDS WILL RECEIVE a Catholic Bible Cheat Sheet as a pdf download

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I hope you learn a ton with us tonight about the history and theology of Divine Mercy.

Godspeed,
Taylor Marshall

Could You Explain Natural Law and Homosexuality?

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you needed to explain or defend our Catholic teaching about traditional matrimony, homosexuality, abortion, etc?

We can use Scripture and Tradition, but when talking to a non-Christian we often need to reach deeper and craft the discussion around NATURAL LAW. Natural Law Theory is one of the most powerful teachings – and yet so few Catholics know what it is or how to use it.

You are invited. Please join us:

I wrote my PhD dissertation on Natural Law and Thomas Aquinas, and I’ll be giving a short and complimentary online class on Natural Law and how it will help you understand and explain key topics related to human sexuality, grace, and apologetics.

All attendees will receive a pdf copy of our Catholic Bible Cheat Sheet (gives all the Bibile verses for all our Catholic doctrines) and a Worksheet on Natural Law. It’s a free gift to help you in the New Evangelization.

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Did You Know Saint Paul was a Catholic Priest?

To celebrate the conversion of Saint Paul (Jan 25), we wanted to send you some Catholic Saint Paul theological resources: 1 video and 11 audio mp3 podcasts on Saint Paul by Dr. Taylor Marshall.

Free Video: Catholic Theological Core of Saint Paul as “en Christo”

Free audio mp3s: Catholic Perspective on Paul (11 presentations)

If you are looking for a concise book proving that Saint Paul and the New Testament is Catholic, my book The Catholic Perspective on Paul has become a go-to resource for seminaries and apologists. Today it is on sale today for 50% off on Kindle and on sale in paperback:

Catholic Perspective on Paul Open Inside

GK Chesterton once observed that the Catholic Church has been “attacked on all sides and for all contradictory reasons. No sooner had one rationalist demonstrated that it was too far to the east than another demonstrated with equal clearness that it was much too far to the west.” The same may be said of Saint Paul. The history of heresy is essentially a series of contradictory positions, each claiming the authority of the Apostle Paul.

In today’s video I explain how understanding Paul’s “core theology” can help you explain and defend EVERY Catholic teaching and doctrine:

According to some heretics, Paul was the first corrupter of the life and doctrines of Jesus Christ. To others Paul alone preserved the true message of Christ that had been corrupted by the Twelve. Some consider Paul to have been the champion of grace, while others accuse him of yielding to the so-called Jewish legalism of Peter and James. Paul has since been accused of being too Greek, too Jewish, too gnostic, and too orthodox.

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Catholic Perspective on Paul Open InsideIn his own day, he was held by some to be an apostle and by others to be a heretic. Martin Luther claimed Paul’s authority, as did the Catholic Council of Trent. He has been called both a misogynist and a liberator of women. Some hail him as a proponent of freedom and others revile him for imposing rules against sexual freedom and social progress. Always and everywhere, Paul is pulled and tugged in opposite directions. Paul has been stretched out so thinly that his features have become faint, almost forgotten. Prophetically, Saint Peter aptly described the controversial nature of Paul’s epistles:

Also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, hath written to you: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other Scriptures, to their own destruction (2 Pet 3:15-16).

All the detractors of Paul stand united in their conviction that the historical Paul is certainly not the same Paul revered by the Catholic Church. There is today a deep prejudice against the so-called “Saint Paul” of the Catholic Church. They will grant that Paul was a rabbi, missionary, mystic, polemicist, author, and apostle. However, they will not grant that the man enshrined in the mosaics, statues, and stained glass of a thousand Catholic cathedrals is the Paul of history. The critics are convinced that the Catholic religion as we know it today has little to do with the historic Paul of Tarsus.

Paul is none other than a saint of the Holy Roman and Catholic Church. He spent his life wishing to bring his feet within the walls of Rome and he surrendered his head to the sword outside those very walls. Within his writings, we find the primitive and pristine doctrines of the Catholic Faith. We discover a Paul who is Catholic, a theologian who is sacramental, a churchman who is hierarchical, a mystic who is orthodox.

Please watch this video to learn more about Saint Paul:

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Video: Merry Christmas from the Marshalls!

Merry Christmas from the Marshalls!

I am so grateful for your prayers and support of this Catholic blog and podcast. We are praying for you!

I wanted to send you our Marshall Christmas Video-Card. I hope you like it.

to Jesus through Mary,
Taylor

If you don’t see the Marshall Christmas video, click here to watch it:

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Will the New Star Wars Trilogy Fall to Feminism?

Dr. Taylor Marshall Reviews JJ Abrams Star Wars

I LOVED the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I shed tears when I saw Han Solo back on the screen. I was so delighted. But after I left the theatre, I became a little concerned that the new JJ Abrams script might become Hunger Games: Star Wars Edition with the vindication of a “strong independent female character” at the expense of an amazing story arc.

Watch Taylor’s Movie Review of the New Star Wars: The Force Awakens by clicking here.

The genius of the original Trilogy was the fellowship of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Lando, C3P0, R2D2, et al. Lord of the Rings also rolls out well because of the amazing team upon which the narrative depends.

In this new film, however, I get the feeling that there isn’t a team – but only a “Katniss Everdeen, Divergent, Disney Princess Elsa Strong and Independent Female Character.” I really hope that this does not morph into Feminism meets the Force.

Hopefully I’m over reacting and Finn, Leia, Poe Dameron, and some other strong characters meld into the galactic team that we expect. Watch my video commentary and tell me if you share similar concerns?

Question: Did you like the new Star Wars? Share your thoughts in our comments section. You can leave a comment by clicking here.

VIDEO: How to Share Catholic Faith with Jewish Friends

Hanukah ends this week: So how do you convincingly and charitably share the Jewish Faith with your Catholic friend or family member?

Despite what you may have heard elsewhere, we Christians really do want our Jewish family and friends to experience the healing of baptism and the joys and consolation of the Holy Eucharist!

Thomas looking at NSTIChrist is the King of the Jews, and (as St Paul and St Thomas Aquinas teach) their personal reception of Christ brings glory to God and is an eschatological sign!

I’m really excited to share with you this HD Catholic Class from the New Saint Thomas Institute with detailed practical advice on sharing the Catholic Faith with Jewish family, friends, and co-workers. Hanukah ends this week so it’s a great opportunity to brush up on your Catholic theology and Old Testament skills.

[If you already are a Member of the New Saint Thomas Institute, you received this video lesson last week, plus so much more. Your premium version access of this video is available here.]

If you’re not a Member of the New Saint Thomas Institute, here is a free sample of our high quality Catholic theological videos:

HD Video: How to Share Catholic Faith with a Jewish Friend:

If you don’t see this theological video in your email, click here to begin watching it.

If you are not yet a Member of the New Saint Thomas Institute and want to study Catholic theology with us online and earn your Certificate, our Advent Enrollment is currently open!

You can receive our Advent Apologetics package and over 100 videos on Catholic Theology and Apologetics by signing up today:

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Sign up as a Student Member at the New Saint Thomas Institute by clicking here.

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Your Private Replay of Catholic Advent Webinar with Taylor Marshall:

You are invited to a replay of our Catholic Advent Theology Webianr. Here is what we covered:

  1. the earliest historical records about Advent in the Church Fathers
  2. the ancient relationship between Advent and Lent
  3. why Advent went from 5 to 4 Sundays around AD 1000
  4. the theology of “delayed gratification” as it relates to Advent & the Eucharistic Fast
  5. practical tips on how to celebrate Advent (especially important for families with children/grandchildren)

We had 981 live attendees and many of you have asked for a replay of the Webinar. So here it is!

We have scheduled 4 replay times in the next 2 days. If you’d like to watch the replay, then here’s how you do it:

  1. STEP 1: Click link below and register for the Catholic Advent Webinar Replay (free)
  2. STEP 2: Choose which of the four times you’d like to watch the Catholic Advent Replay
  3. STEP 3: Watch it! (the chat feature won’t be live  because it’s a replay)

Watch the Catholic Advent Webinar REPLAY by clicking here:

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And we are having a NEW AND LIVE second follow up Advent Webinar this Thursday December 10 2015:

Please also join us for another LIVE Catholic Webinar later this week on Thursday December 10th called: “The History and Theology of Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

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You can sign up for this new second Guadalupe Webinar by clicking here {Guadalupe live}.

You can watch the replay of the History of Advent Webinar by clicking here {Advent replay}.

Godspeed,
Taylor Marshall

Where are the Skulls of Saints Peter and Paul?

In the video below I give a brief history and tour of one of my favorite places in Rome: the Pope’s Cathedral and Basilica of Saint John Lateran.

Although many people have forgotten, the heads of Peter and Paul are situated in the baldacchino which you can see in this video (click here to watch):

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PHOTO: Our 8th Baby, Margaret born on St John Paul II’s feast day!

Our 8th baby is here – a perfect baby girl! She was born on October 22, 2015 – the feast day of Saint John Paul II! We named her Margaret Grace Carol Marshall:

  • Margaret: my great-grandmother’s name (and in Latin it means “pearl” as in the Pearl of Great Price)
  • Grace: we need more of God’s grace
  • Carol: she was born on the feast day of Karol Wojtyla, aka Saint John Paul II
  • 8lbs, 7 ounces

Check out the supreme cuteness of little Margaret:

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Thousands of you were praying for us as Joy’s labor excelled 24 hours. Out of our 8 babies, this was one of the the toughest. The baby would not be born! We checked in at 8am on Wednesday and up with a Caesarean by 11:15am Thursday:

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Joy checking in…

Since the water had been broken over 20 hours, the doctor opted for Caesarean section. Here’s Joy still spunky after 20 hours of labor (Joy, please don’t kill me for posting this pic!). She has 7 babies and given birth 3 times previously at home with no drugs, so she’s pretty much a boss with high pain tolerance. If you looking to meet Mrs. Provers 31:10-31, here she is after fighting the fight for 20 hours:

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after 20 hours of labor, not a lot of sleep, and a lot of prayers

They suited me up to play the part (#nofilter #NotAMedicalDoctor):

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Then, total jaw-dropping cuteness entered our lives:

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is she precious or what?

Close up, #nofilter:

Margaret Marshall

And here’s the family greeting their new baby sister (if you don’t see the video, click here):

May I ask a special favor? Please pray a Hail Mary for Margaret to live a happy and holy life! Would you do that for us? Thank you!

Joy is recovering and doing well. She is so happy! We are blessed together.

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PS: Thank you to everyone on Facebook and to everyone in the New Saint Thomas Institute who was praying for Joy and the baby  during the labor and confusion leading up to the Caesarean section. Saint John Paul II, pray for us.

Who was the Second Pope: Intro to Saint Linus

And his thoughts on chapel veils...

We all know that Saint Peter was the first Pope, but who took up the reins after the Emperor Nero crucified Peter upside down below the Vatican Hill?

Tradition identifies Saint Linus as Pope #2. In today’s video, I give you a short intro into this sainted pope and martyr – who shares a feast day with Padre Pio:

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

If you’re interested in going on a pilgrimage to Rome with me in 2016, please click here for details.

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