“Epistle Of Joy” Podcast

I recently setup the podcast feed for the San Diego diocese Theology On Tap. In order to do this, I had to learn a few things about RSS feeds and the Feedburner service. While I was learning, I setup a podcast feed for the MP3 version of the Philippians Bible study I posted during Lent. So, if you would like to easily listen to the audio version of that Bible Study, you can subscribe using your favourite podcast software by clicking below:

Epistle Of Joy - Feedburner

Make Church Music Great Again

On Sunday I had a friend visit my Byzantine parish here in San Diego. It was her first time visiting an Eastern parish, so afterwards we spent some time talking about the music used in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. In case you have never visited an Eastern Rite parish, you should know that we don’t use instruments, relying instead on the human voice. If you’d like to have an idea of what that sounds like, you might like to check out this post.

This discussion after the Liturgy about music reminded me of this video by Brian Holdsworth, provocatively entitled “Make Church Music Great Again”. In his video he discusses the meaning and use of music, particularly with reference to the celebration of the Eucharist:

Being able to thank your mother…

A couple of days ago I had a quick post where I pointed out that Planned Parenthood, the abortion provider, doesn’t appear to understand irony. Well, they strike once again, this time by retweeting a Mother’s Day message from their president Cecile Richards…

Thanks to the work of Planned Parenthood, 50 million people never had the chance to tell their mothers that they loved them and a similar number never got to hear it…

Wise Words on Wednesday: Love & Responsibility

Pope John-Paul II

The greater the [sense of] responsibility for the [other] person, the more true love is there

– Pope John-Paul II, Love and Responsibility

New “Theology On Tap” Podcast!


I’m very pleased to announce that the San Diego Diocese has just launched a podcast feed! From now on, the audio from the Theology On Tap sessions will be available on your desktop and mobile devices.

It is available on iTunes:


…and also on Google Play:


If you have difficulty subscribing with either of these, you can either search for the podcast in the respective stores, or manually add the feed to your podcast app:



If you have any problems with the podcast, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to sort them out!

Catholic Answers Summer Series


The staff from Catholic Answers will be giving talks at at St. Michael’s Church this Summer. Admission is free!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30PM
“Common Objections to Catholicism” – Tim Staples

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6:30PM
“Your Truth, My Truth” – 
Karlo Broussard

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:30PM
“Five Great Deceptions” – Cy Kellett

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:30PM
“From Hernan Cortes to Our Lady of Guadalupe” – Chris Check

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:30PM
“How we got the Bible” – Jimmy Akin

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