About Taylor Marshall

Howdy from Texas! My name is Dr. Taylor Marshall. I’m really honored that you have visited my site. I used to have long paragraph formatted “About page” here, but I’ve cut it all down to fast and easy bullet points:

Bullet Point Bio for Dr Taylor Marshall

  • This site receives between 1.5-2.2 million visitors per year, and has 74,000 daily email subscribers and over 350,000+ followers via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • I talk about philosophy, fiction, Christian history, Catholicism, family life, and baptized Stoicism (a la Saint Ambrose).
  • I’m allergic to peanuts and sulfites.
  • I’m married to best friend Joy. We met on a blind date to a Baylor University Christmas concert.
  • My wife Joy and I have 8 children spread out over 14 years.
  • I’m a Texas Aggie. Whooop! Joy went to Baylor.
  • We live in Colleyville, Texas.
  • Theologically, I’m a rock-ribbed Thomist.
  • I was ordained as an Episcopalian priest before entering the Catholic Church. Read a brief account of Taylor’s conversion from the Episcopal priesthood to the Catholic Church.
  • Joy and I became Catholic in 2006. Although I am allowed to pursue Catholic Holy Orders as a married man, I have discerned that I am currently called to be a married lay man.
  • I earned a PhD in Philosophy in 2011. The title of my dissertation was: “Thomas Aquinas on Natural Law and the Two-Fold Beatitude of Humanity.” It’s partly a critique of Henri de Lubac’s “single beatitude” read on nature and grace.
  • I’ve been on EWTN’s Journey Home withe Marcus Grodi (2x). (You can watch the second episdoe on Youtube by clicking here.)
  • I love the Latin Mass and Byzantine Divine Liturgy.
  • I write books about theology and philosophy. Here are my books on amazon.
  • I write fiction, too. I have a #1 Amazon Bestselling young adult novel Trilogy about Saint George titled Sword and Serpent about Saint George and the Dragon (and Constantine).
  • I’ve visited the following nations:
    • Mexico
    • Canada
    • Belize
    • England
    • Scotland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Greece
    • South Africa (I’ve been on two safaris)
    • Botswana
    • China (I lived in China for six weeks as a secret missionary student.)
  • My favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. I’ve written about my struggles with George Bailey Syndrome here.
  • My favorite food is Mexican. Chips, salsa, queso, and guacamole tug at my concupiscence!
  • I used to be a big home brewer. My favorite creation is a beer I did with my brother: Minced Meat Christmas Ale. I either had or developed an allergy to barley. No more beer.
  • My musical artists derive written from 1966-1970. Clapton. George Harrison. I’m also not afraid to admit that I’m a big fan of “Higher Love” by Steve Winwood. Those lyrics are Augustinian…seriously. If you’re ever in a bad mood, listen to “Higher Love” and you’ll be happy again.
  • My favorite Scotches are Oban 14 and Johnny Walker Blue.
  • I make videos regularly. Please visit my Youtube Channel: Taylor Marshall.
  • I produce a popular podcast on iTunes called The Taylor Marshall Show.
  • I founded the Troops of Saint George, an adventure fraternal apostolate for Catholic men and their sons.
  • I’ve blogged since 2003…that was back when we called them “web-logs.”
  • I founded the New Saint Thomas Institute in 2013 to provide online video theology and philosophy classes to people across the globe. We have over 2,500+ students on six continents. You can join us and take online Catholic classes with me through the New Saint Thomas Institute here.

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Welcome Message

Welcome to the site and welcome to the conversation!

Maybe you agree with me. Maybe you don’t. But I believe that Western culture has fallen to shambles…

However, I’m not pessimistic about it. I also believe that the culture can be won back by employing supernatural means. Souls can be saved by promoting a rediscovery of Catholic philosophy, theology, history, art, literature, and liturgy for the greater honor and worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

My Goal for You

  • My goal is to help readers answer this question: “How is the Holy Spirit asking me to restore all things in Christ?” I believe that God has appointed every baptized person with a special gift and a goal. As Saint Peter taught: “As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10, D-R)
  • I post about 2-3 times every week on topics ranging from saints, liturgy, Thomistic philosophy, theology, the Church Fathers, and one of my favorite topics, Mariology.
  • I try to put out a new free podcast every wee, which you can listen to here.

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 Here’s a video of the baptism of our sixth child:

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  • dmw

    Are you no longer associated with Fisher More College?

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  • dan hunter

    What are your reasons for leaving Fisher More?
    Thank you

    • SententiaeDeo

      I heard he posted about this on Facebook, but I haven’t checked for myself.

  • Terth

    Today is March 3, 2014. In light of the soon-to-be-infamous letter from Bp. Olson and the Rorate headline, may we have your thoughts on Fisher More College?

  • beatrice ferreira

    I need a phone number before I am dropped off because of a change in credit card number. how can I call in person.

  • Raphael Amor

    Have just founde your interesting and helpful post. I am a catholic priest and cistercian monk living in Austria, European Union. keep up the good work. God bless, Fr. Raphael Amor

  • Joseph Coronado Masaquel

    I wish you all the success in promoting the “healthful benefits” of Catholic faith all over the world.

  • Joseph Johnson

    Dr. Marshall, I have really enjoyed your teaching ministry and your journey. I started listening to your podcasts in 2008, not long after you had become Catholic. I was a Presbyterian minister at the time. I find your recent books on Sts Augustine and Thomas to be concise and insightful. Your theological and philosophical prowess is sharpening. My best to you in the New St. Thomas Institute.
    Joseph Johnson, EdD, principal, St. Ignatius Preparatory School.

  • I am so glad you found your way to the Catholic Church and I can’t wait to hear all that you have to say!!

  • Joyce Asiddao

    Hi Taylor! I just discovered your website and I found it extremely inspiring. I discovered you through your blog about Hozier’s song and you were spot on. There was already something odd with the song when I first listened to it and your summary of the song just hit it. I see you’ve been to alot of countries. And may I invite you to come to mine, the Philippines. I hope to see you here and may you be successful in everything you do. May God Bless you more and may your work continually bless others. 🙂

  • Terry

    I am proud that your a man of life and deep faith…congratulations….Terry

  • KTB

    Western culture is a disgrace and eastern is following suit. That began in the 1700s within a circle of Masonic European aristocrats who founded the philosophical movement of Modernism. That malignant growth then became Postmodernism which is the most insane trail of chaos and lies that ever existed. They believe that there is no truth and everybody has their own viewpoint on their own truths which are all different; there is no structure to anything; no beauty in the sense that most perceive it; and other nonsensical and illogical lines of thought that have destroyed the fabric of all societies that Christian beliefs and infrastructures had built up for millennia.

    According to Catholic prophecies, which I love to read these days and many are being enacted right now, the world will be renewed very soon after wars and natural calamities that are a chastisement for mankind. I believe it could be based on the same factors that destroyed the Israelites: mixing pagan worship with the true faith, as outlaid in the Old Testament books, esp. Kings and Amos 5.

    When you research the origins of the hexagram and occult symbols or idols of the Egyptians, there are many in place in Christianity today. It is based on ignorance for many and hopefully God will see their faith before anything. But this topic needs to be exposed and all Egyptian and pagan idols/symbols must be taken out of the Church of Christ.

    There are many prophecies of a ‘grand monarch’, Catholic, a descendant of European nobility, unknown, but with God’s blessing, who will renew the Catholic traditional faith in all the world and convert the Muslims, not with brutality or bloodshed (I believe). The traditional Latin Mass will be restored again and all traces of Masonry will be banished from the Church. Amen.

    Pray to God for the restoration of his holy church and the arrival of his beloved leader to prepare the world for Jesus’ coming (after a brief rise to power again of the evil antichrist). Pray the Rosary for protection during the coming great chastisements, including the 3 days of darkness predicted by many prophets and seers in the Bible (Rev6:12, Is 13:10, Is 34:4, Is 50:3, Ez 32:7, Joel 2:10, Joel 2:31, Joel 3:15, Matt 11:21, Matt 24:7, Matt 24:29, Mark 13:24, Rev 8:5, Rev 8:12, Rev 11:13, Rev 16:8, Rev 16:18) and also Catholic archives of seers and saints, including Padre Pio (see youtube video ‘Padre Pio’s Letter on 3 days of darkness’). The earth won’t be destroyed at that time but cleansed and renewed.

  • anniefitz

    Mr. Marshall could you please pray for Ireland? On the feast of St. Rita the Irish people are being asked to amend the constitution to the effect that persons of the same gender will be permitted to be civily married. The terms “mother” and “father” will be removed and changed to “parent” in family law. It will have massive repercussions in law, education and freedom of thought and expression. We need and appreciate your prayers. Sincere thanks, Annie

  • Jennifer

    I have enjoyed reading your blog. I had my tubes tied 8 years ago and have regretted every day of that decision. I would loved to be blessed with more children now that I have giving my life to the lord. My husband and I have been saving for a reversal but they are very expensive around 5000. I wanted to post on here so that if any women are thinking of getting their tubes tied they read this and hopefully they will not go thru with it. I regret it everyday and its something that I live with everyday and think about all the time. Trust in the lord.

  • Lauren Dittmar

    I just started listening to your podcasts and love how you always start with “howdy!” Can’t believe it took me this long to look at your “About page” and find out you’re an Aggie! If you ever travel back to College Station please visit St. Mary’s. Church is always packed (even daily mass is cozy)! WHOOP!

    • Lauren,

      I get to TAMU about once a year. I was there last year speaking to the students at St Mary’s!