The Hidden Meaning of "What Good Can Come From Nazareth?"

Have you ever wondered about Nathanael's strange remark in the Gospel of John? When told about Jesus of Nazareth, Nathanael responded "What good can come from Nazareth?" ( John 1:46 ) Since there are no throw-away phrases in the Gospels, especially in John's Gospel, what could this mean?  In the very last verse of his Gospel, John wrote this: "But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written" ( John 21:25 ). If this is true, we know John wouldn't just waste space with a useless line. So what gives? What insight does this give us into the mysteries of Christ? Stay tuned! This seemingly inconsequential phrase is actually the fulfillment of an ancient prophesy. First off, let's dig into this mysterious passage from the first chapter of the Gospel of John ( in red ):  The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he Read More October 19, 2017

Most Amazing Things About the Rosary You Didn't Know

Many of us probably know that the Blessed Virgin Mary first gave the Rosary to St. Dominic, but that's not the beginning of the story, nor the end of it, not by a long shot! I recently interviewed some top Catholic writers on the subject of the Rosary. I asked them one question: What is the most amazing thing about the Rosary that nobody knows about? But first, I'll begin with what I think is the most amazing and least known Biblical treasures about the Rosary: The Golden Lampstand I first learned about this special connection from one of my Scripture professors, and I have yet to see anybody write about it or even mention it since.  Inside the tent of the Tabernacle of Moses, there were three artifacts. There was the (1) Ark of the Covenant, which took the primary position, but there was also the (2) Golden Table of twelve loaves of bread and a flagon of wine and the (3) Golden Lampstand. The Golden Lampstand was the basis for the menorah.  These three artifact Read More October 12, 2017

The Most Surprising Moment in the Bible ... AND the Second-Most

The Bible is full of mind-bending, conception-shattering paradoxes. How can the Infinite God be a tiny baby in a manger? How can the All-Powerful God die hanging from a cross? How can God be both perfectly merciful and perfectly just? How can Jesus be both fully God and fully man? These paradoxes might even seem like contradictions because of the way we try to project our humanity onto to God ... but God is not so limited.  There is one moment in particular in Scripture that made minds explode. This one scene would have been more shocking even than the King of Kings dying on a cross. To a Jew in the First or Second Century AD, this scene would have been even more surprising than Jesus instructing his disciples to "eat my flesh" and "drink his blood," in apparent contradiction with God's Covenant with Noah ... and perhaps more surprising than St. Peter deciding that circumcision was no longer required, in apparent contradiction with God's Covenant wi Read More September 14, 2017

The Anti-Mary: The Terrifying New Patroness of Abortion

Hurricane Harvey has brought attention to a non-profit dedicated to raising funds for abortion: The Lilith Fund. But who is this Lilith? Despite her dark origins, she has become an Icon of Feminism and now the Patroness of Abortion. Check out her connection to Adam and Eve from Jewish folklore. Also, find out why an alliance with Lilith is both terrifying and illuminating.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, nonprofits are scrambling to take care of the needs of the homeless, the stranded, those who have lost everything, and ... those who want to abort their children?? One of these is not like the other.   The Lilith Fund is a Texas nonprofit striving for "reproductive equity,” whatever that is. In the wake of the hurricane’s devastation, the group created an emergency fund to provide financial help to “Harvey survivors seeking abortion care.”(1) Pundit Sean Davis hit the nail on its head when he tweeted that the Lilith Fund " is a great investment if you thin Read More September 05, 2017