On each episode of “Setting the Record Straight” you will hear another fascinating yet neglected story from two thousand years of magnificent achievements of the Catholic Church. Historical Apologist Charles Coughlin presents these intriguing stories based upon respected and authoritative historical sources. Misinformation and disinformation about the earthly work of the Catholic Church is corrected. “Setting the Record Straight” will quench the thirst of Catholics who want to hear true stories explaining their glorious heritage.
Halloween is Catholic. Halloween was instituted by the Catholic Church despite the popular mis-historical theories of its origin. Halloween is a slang word for All Hallows Eve. In other words Halloween is the Vigil of All Saints Day, a very ancient Catholic Holy Day that originally honored Catholic Martyrs. In recent centuries our Halloween rituals have become debased by a secular overlay of horror movies and a tradition of destructive behavior. This podcast sets the record straight and concludes with a suggestion of how our parishes might revive the authentic devotional heart of Halloween.
There is lots of juicy gossip about the “Secret Archives” of the Vatican. Do they exist? If they do exist what scandalous stories are being concealed by the Catholic Church in these hidden archives? Who gets to see them? Do responsible historians have access? Maybe this is one more coverup by the Catholic hierarchy. Listen to a rambling reflection on this subject. This is Part 1. A following Podcast will reveal some surprises about what is stored in the Vatican.
Those that would leave the Catholic Church because of the current abuse scandal should consider that, in a way, their souls are also their children. Ideally our souls and our children live on after our deaths. What would our child-soul’s future life be like after being denied the sacraments? Even a sinful priest coveys valid sacraments. One cannot leave the priests and yet retain access to God’s real gift of the sacraments of the Catholic Church. This a an urgent message to those that feel like leaving the Catholic Church because of the current abuse scandal and coverup. Going beyond that message this two part podcast uses forgotten history to explain how such sinful acts could occur. This is not a defense. It is a dissection, an brief attempt to use authentic but. largely unknown history to reveal some of the root causes for these sins that have marred the reputation if the Catholic clergy.