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.
A treasure. Quiet reflections for Lent from The Philokalia. Next to the Bible itself The Philokalia is the most revered literary source for spiritual guidance for the Eastern Catholics. Since much of it had its source in the early centuries when all Catholics were united under the Pope, It should be better known by all Catholics.
Walk back with us into the Age of King Arthur. Chivalry was one of the glorious effects of Christ’s principles conveyed through his Catholic church. In our jaded age we find it hard to understand how warriors could have been so noble. The Catholic knight embodied valor and gentleness in a way that protected and empowered women and fully enacted Saint Augustine’s concept of Just War. The Catholic Knight was devout thus unlike the portrayals of him in modern media. His virtues were incredible courage, loyalty, and generosity. Nothing else in history is comparable. His duties included daily Mass and fasting. He swore fidelity to the Church, obedience, and chastity. He was a warrior who displayed courtesy, humility, and beneficence.
Listen to the thoughts of the Desert Father and Mothers, and you will find a prescription for a truly Catholic life. These Desert Fathers and Mothers, who lived in the first centuries AD, are the spiritual precursors, and, in a way, they are parents of the contemplative aspects of the Chivalry Code of the Catholic Knights. These Monk-Knights also sought humility. They were ascetics who fasted and avoided vain possessions. Some took vows of silence. The magnificent Catholic knights were warriors as well as monks who took to heart the words of James Epistle that faith without works is dead. They were true soldiers of Christ, not of any earthly kingdom or state.
We are going to pot ! Many say that it is nobody else’s business what we put into our bodies. Yet if our bodies are Temples of the Holy Spirit isn’t it God’s business. Then how can we be rushing to legalize marijuana while ignoring a large body of evidence describing the dangerous and pathological effects of the use of pot on the individual, our culture, and our society. Listen to this summary of the findings of peer-reviewed studies of the actual effects of marijuana. Let us join together and swim against the tide. Medical marijuana? It a hoax. We have had Marinol for decades.
Question one: The Last Pope ? Is Pope Francis the last Pope as prophesied by a great Catholic saint? Question two: The famous Saint Michael the Archangel prayer has a mystical origin. Why don’t Catholics pray using the quite different words of original version ?