Speaking Schedule/Video Lecture Schedule


I am reprising my "Living in the Shadow of the Cross" lecture program every other Sunday (bi-weekly). The first lecture was given on Sunday, January 9, 2011. The seond was given on Sunday,  January 23, 2011.

The third lecture will be given on Sunday, January 30, 2011, in the "Mary Hawley Room" on the main floor of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A venue for subsequent lectures will be announced soon. Recordings of each lecture will continue to be uploaded to this site.

Below listed are the subjects of the lectures that comprise the "Living of the Shadow of the Cross" lecture program.

1. "The Nature of Truth as Examined by Reason and Attacked by Conciliarism."  

2. "The Nature of Truth as Understood by Divine Revelation" (this lecture includes a discussion of the Nature of God and what constitutes His Divine Revelation through the Catholic Church, leading up to a treatment of Special Creation and the Fall.)

3. "The Aftermath of the Fall" (a review of the effects of Original Sin and Actual Sins on the souls of men and their societies; the Flood, the call of Abraham, the bondage of the Hebrew people in Egypt, the first Passover and the Mosaic Covenant).

4. "This is the Love of God: That You Keep His Commandments," the first of eleven specific lectures on the Ten Commandments, given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai but entrusted to and explicated infallibly by the Catholic Church. This night's lecture will deal with the First Commandment and its precepts and prohibitions.

5. "This is the Love of God: That You Keep His Commandments," part 2, a review of the Second and Third Commandments.  

6. "This is the Love of God: That You Keep His Commandments," part 3, a review of the Fourth Commandment (the nature of the family, the obligations of parents to children and children to parents, the nature of authority and its limits, the nature of the civil state and its obligations to God and His true Church.)

7. "This is the Love of God: That You Keep His Commandments," part 4, a continuation of a review of the Fourth Commandment.

8. "This is the Love of God: That You Keep His Commandments," part 5, a thorough discussion of the Fifth Commandment.

9. "This is the Love of God: That You Keep His Commandments, part 6, a continuation of a discussion of the Fifth Commandment, with special emphasis on Capital Punishment and the Just War Theory (including a practical application to the madness in Iraq).

10. "This is the Love of God: That You Keep His Commandments," part 7, a review, conducted within the bounds of modesty of speech, of the precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.

11. "This is the Love of God: That You Keep His Commandments, part 8, a review of the Seventh Commandment and each of its precepts, including a thorough discussion of the evils of naturalistically-based systems of economic enslavement (Capitalism, Socialism, Communism) and the obligations to use wealth justly and to live according to the spirit of the Holy Family, that is, without seeking inordinately and being attached to the things of this world.

12. "This is the Love of  God: That You Keep His Commandments, part 9, a review of the Eighth and Tenth Commandments (special attention here is given to gossip, especially as communicated through "chat rooms" today).

13. "From The Desert to the Incarnation," an examination of the events that transpired as Our Lord prepared the Jewish people for His own entrance into human history at the moment of His Incarnation in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate womb by the power of the Holy Ghost.  

14. "From the Incarnation to Bethlehem to Egypt to Nazareth," a careful exploration of the meaning of the Incarnation, explaining that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is Incarnational of its very nature, and that no man on the face of this earth can be indifferent to the fact that Word became flesh, and dwelt amongst us. Also explored are the mysteries of the Visitation, the Nativity, the Presentation--and the first three Sorrows of Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.

15. "The Public Ministry of Our Lord," a summary of Our Lord's teaching and how it is meant to transform every element of the lives of men and their nations.

16. "The Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord," a methodical lecture on how our sins caused Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother to suffer unspeakable horror during His Passion and Death; the forty days after the Resurrection; the preparation for the descent of the Holy Ghost on Pentecost Sunday and the birth of Holy Mother Church.

17. "Converting the Nations," a review of the efforts of the Apostles and the early missionaries to convert men and nations to the true Faith; the rise of Christendom.  

18. "The Glories of Christendom," a systematic review of Church history in the Middle Ages.

19. The Attacks Upon Christendom," part 1: a discussion of the influence of Niccolo Machiavelli on "thinking" in the decades before Martin Luther; Luther's revolt against the Divine Plan God Himself instituted to effect man's return to him.

20. "The Attacks Upon Christendom," part 2: a discussion of the influence of John Calvin and the Protestant Revolt in England and its after-effects; a complete examination of the false beliefs of John Locke.

21. "The Attacks Upon Christendom," part 3, a continuation of the examination of John Locke's false beliefs; a review of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire and the rise of Judeo-Masonry as the forces of naturalism begin to coalesce and assert themselves in the English colonies in the Americas and during the French Revolution, whose basic precepts will be explored in this lecture.

22. "Catholic America," Christopher Columbus, Our Lady of Guadalupe, the conversion of the Americas, the rise of Christendom, especially in Lima, Peru; the Catholicization of French Canada and efforts by the North American Martyrs to convert the savages.

23. "Americanism," part 1, a thorough review of the flawed premises of the American Founding and how it would lead in due course to Dignitatis Humanae.

24. "Americanism," part 2, the assimilation of the European immigrants into the ways of American naturalism; conflicts between the American hierarchy and Rome in the Nineteenth Century; Longiqua Oceani and Testem Benevolentiae.  

25. "Americanism," part 3, a continuation of the exegesis of Testem Benevolentiae; further accommodations by the American bishops to the civil state (from World War II to the present time).

26. "Of Marx and Lenin," parallels between Communism and the statism practiced in the United States of America (and the collectivism practiced by the conciliar church).     

27. "GIRM Warfare," a review of the beauty of the Mass of Tradition as opposed to the horrors of the abomination known as the Novus Ordo Missae.     

28. "Conciliarism and Catholicism,' part 1, a systematic exploration of the differences between the false religion of the One World Church and the true Faith.  

29. Conciliarism and Catholicism," part 2, a continuation of the lecture above. Concluding remarks on the Rosary, Total Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.



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