No Nonsense Catholic

Good information about the Catholic faith is more readily available today than ever before. Yet, there is still widespread confusion about Catholic belief and practice. Officially, it is the job of the Catholic bishops to clear up such confusion. But in the current reality, lay Catholics need to take it upon themselves to know, share, and defend their faith.

Every week Catholic author and speaker Matthew Arnold gives clear and simple witness to the Catholic Faith without obscuring, complicating, or watering down the exclusive claims of Christ and His Church.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said, “I am the way and the truth and the life… and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 14.6; 8.32). And that is no nonsense.

07 Oct 2020 – The Oath Against Modernism

Today’s Topics: 1) The 4th Commandment of Chivalry https://www.tfp.org/the-ten-commandments-of-chivalry/ 2, 3) Reflections on the Oath Against Modernism https://virginmostpowerfulradio.org/oath-against-modernism/ 4) The Four Senses of Scripture, Lectio Divina https://www.usccb.org/bible/national-bible-week/upload/lectio-divina.pdf

23 Sep 2020 – The Best Kept Secret of Vatican II

Today’s Topics: 1) The White Tree of Gondor and the Theological Virtues 2, 3, 4a) The Best Kept Secret of Vatican II https://www.crisismagazine.com/2020/vatican-ii-a-lawyers-perspective https://fatima.org/news-views/kalb-on-vatican-ii-exactly-so/ http://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/speeches/2005/december/documents/hf_ben_xvi_spe_20051222_roman-curia.html 4b) The Final Mystical Vision of St. Padre Pio https://churchpop.com/2016/10/17/the-meaning-of-st-padre-pios-final-mystical-vision-on-his-deathbed/

16 Sep 2020 – Has the Church Officially Abandoned Morality?

Today’s Topics: 1, 2) B16’s on the Real Reason for the Crisis in the Church Part two https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-of-benedict-xvi-the-church-and-the-scandal-of-sexual-abuse-59639 3) How a Sense of ‘Awe’ Can Help You Stay Positive  https://www.guideposts.org/better-living/positive-living/how-a-sense-of-awe-can-help-you-stay-positive 4) Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows https://churchpop.com/2020/09/14/how-to-pray-the-7-sorrows-rosary-our-ladys-miraculous-promises-according-to-a-visionary/ https://churchpop.com/2020/05/30/end-crisis-division-a-powerful-prayer-to-our-lady-of-sorrows-for-peace-in-the-united-states/

09 Sep 2020 – Benedict XVI on the Real Reason for the Crisis in the Church

Today’s Topics: 1, 2) Saint John Paul II’s Pastoral Plan for the Third Millennium http://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_letters/2001/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_20010106_novo-millennio-ineunte.html 3, 4) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s essay on Sexual Abuse Scandal (part one) https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-of-benedict-xvi-the-church-and-the-scandal-of-sexual-abuse-59639

02 Sep 2020 – Spiritual Lessons from Trees!

Today’s Topics: 1) Four Important Spiritual Lessons from Trees in the Bible https://www.guideposts.org/faith-and-prayer/bible-resources/4-important-spiritual-lessons-from-trees-in-the-bible 2, 3) Scriptural Insights into the Papacy & the Holy Eucharist 4) Where Fundamentalists Are Right: 5 Things Catholics Need to Take Seriously Again  https://churchpop.com/2014/11/14/fundamentalists-right-things-catholics-seriously/ 7 Simple Ways to Grow in Holiness Before Noon  https://churchpop.com/2014/10/08/7-simple-ways-grow-holiness-noon/

26 Aug 2020 – Your Sacramental Life

Today’s Topics: 1, 2a) St Bernard vs Abelard https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/st-bernard-of-clairvaux-and-peter-abelard-6390 http://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/audiences/2009/documents/hf_ben-xvi_aud_20091021.html 2b, 3,4) Living a Sacramental Life

19 Aug 2020 – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Today’s Topics: 1) For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?  (Mark 8.34-38) 2, 3, 4) St Bernard of Clairvaux and his incredible influence on the Church Prayer to the Shoulder Wound of Jesus O Loving Jesus, meek Lamb of God, I a miserable …

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12 Aug 2020 – In God We Trust & The Holy Grail

Today’s Topics: 1) Trust in God (Matthew 6.25-34) 2, 3) Finding Joy with St Paul (Philippians 4.4; 1.3-4; 2.5-11; 4.11-13; 4.8) https://aleteia.org/2020/08/05/are-we-back-in-the-middle-ages-who-will-save-us/ https://www.guideposts.org/faith-and-prayer/prayer-stories/power-of-prayer/5-bible-verses-to-help-you-find-joy 4) St Lawrence and the Holy Grail