Friday, April 25, 2014

CBSO's creating an Audio Bible with Dr. Peter Kreeft

Dear CatholicBibleStudyOnline (CBSO) followers, I am pleased to announce a partnership with Dr. Peter Kreeft and (CBSO) to fund a project to record the New Testament of the RSV-CE Bible.   We have a "GoFundMe" site up here at:

Our goal is to get a professional recording of the Bible to use for two main reasons.  Firstly, we would like to stream a live audio recording of the "Bible Verse of the Week" on our website and social media sites.  Secondly, we would love to offer a CD set of the Audio Bible for purchase, with all proceeds going towards updating CBOS's website and to create a iPad/Android app.   If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at and I thank you in advance for your support, and may God Bless You!

PS: Here is the YouTube video message link from me about the project:

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Love the sinner, but...

OK, this is not a hard concept to grasp, are we ready for it?


We do no one justice by condoning their sinful actions, whether it is gay marriage, homosexuality, abortion, or any other intrinsic evil as defined by our most Holy Catholic Church!

The phrase "love the sinner, hate the sin" IS NOT hate speech, nor does it allow us to hate our fellow man based on their immoral decisions, as we are ALL sinners in need of a savior! 

With that being said however, we as Catholic Christians cannot just sit back and affirm our friends and loved ones living in sin, we must teach them the truth, the truth which comes to us from Jesus Christ and has been faithfully proclaimed for well over 2000 years by the teachings of the Catholic Church and her Magisterium!

So, because I love you and want the best for you, I will show you the way to Christ! I will not compromise in my task to teach you the truth, and until I am no longer on this Earth, my job will be to bring as many of you as I can to our Lord and savior Jesus Christ!

God bless you all!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As I See It: Equal Marriage Rights

For the record, I do not understand why all these people are supporting something that is morally wrong by updating their status or profile picture on social media sites with the symbol of the red equal bars. When you change your status on the social media sites with that specific image, which shows that you support intrinsic evil, it signifies that you are truly out of touch with reality.  It's times like these that I am reminded of a quote from Archbishop Fulton J Sheen, where he said "Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong and right is right, even if nobody is right." Those words spoken by Archbishop Sheen should resonate within all of us at this point in out history, yet with all these social media updates supporting gay marriage, it would seem that many Americans truly have lost their moral compass! We must remember that the truth is the truth, whether you believe it or not, end of discussion!!

Make no mistake about it, gay marriage is wrong and it will open a flood gate of other immoral marriages as well, so why can't we as Americans see this?  If we simply look at whats going on around the world where same sex marriages are already legal, we would see that they are now fighting to allow people in those countries to marry family members, to have group marriages, and the list goes on and on. Gay marriage is not the answer, if it is legalized it will open a can of worms that simply would erode what morality we have left in America, and would lead to the downfall of society (remember what happened in Rome when intrinsic evils such as this were legalized??)  My advice to all of you out there changing your status on the social media sites is to read current world events, get knowledge, and learn the truth of what is really going on with this issue! For Marriage truly means one man and one woman only!

God bless America!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Update on the status of CBSO (CBSO) will be posting new podcasts/blogs starting in March, so please stay tuned!  While you are waiting for our new content to go live, I will take the time to inform you of a few changes we have in the works.  Firstly, CBSO will no longer run a chat room for discussions, instead we will be using our new Twitter account and the blog's comment section for participation in the podcasts/blogs.  We encourage you to participate by posting your comments on the CBSO blog site or on Twitter under the blog post title.  This makes it easier for everyone to discuss the weeks podcast without having to sit and wait for people to log into a chat room.  Secondly, I need people to help me come up with a logo for our CBSO site.  I would like it to be catchy and fun, so it will attract more people to CBSO.  If you have any ideas, comments, or artwork please email me at  Finally, I would like ideas on topics and content you would like to see on CBSO.  I am hoping to have a weekly blog done by a Catholic priest in the "As I See It" section that will address current events facing Catholic, but I would love your feedback on how we can improve our content and make CBSO a more enjoyable place to learn our faith.

To Conclude, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your patience! I know its been a long time since my last blog but  more are on the way real soon.  So, please hang in with us, include CBSO in your prayers, and tell all your friends about us!

God bless each and every one of you!


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Authority and Infallibility

“Authority is not only for service; authority is to be exercised because one loves!”  (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)

As I am sure you guessed with the opening quote by Archbishop Fulton Sheen, this week’s podcast will deal directly with the Authority and Infallibility of the Catholic Church.  Many people misunderstand, or do not even know why the Catholic Church has the authority to govern the Catholic Christian faithful in the area of faith and morals, or even understand the charism of infallibility.  

We see that in the ongoing controversy with the health care reform, which directly affects the hospitals and social programs run by the Catholic Church, how religious freedoms here in the United States are threatened!  We have politicians and law makers trying to tell the Catholic Church how to run their hospitals, colleges and social programs.  We even see those same lawmakers trying to change our beliefs in what Marriage truly is!  So, my question to you is how is this religious freedom?  If you tell a religious organization how to run their social programs and what they should believe in, in the area of faith and morals, how are they free to practice their religion?

So, with all these issues making headlines yet again, I am sure as a Catholic Christian, we would like some clarification on why it is important for the Catholic Church to have her religious freedoms and why the Catholic Church has the authority to govern us in faith and morals. 

Let’s sit back and listen to Archbishop Fulton Sheen talk about Authority and Infallibility and perhaps let us learn a little more about our faith as well.  Remember, “In this error infested world, what we really need is a Church and an Authority that is right, not when the world is right, but one that is right when the world is wrong!”  (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)

God Bless!


PS: To hear the Podcast click on the title of this post

Monday, December 27, 2010

Birth Control

This Week's podcast again comes to us from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and due to the current controversy surrounding the Pope's new book, I feel it necessary for us as Good Catholic Christians to listen to this talk on birth control, so we can better understand why it is not allowed.

The Pope's comments in his new book "Light of the World" have been taken out of context thus causing controversy and leading many to believe it is now acceptable to use contraception. This controversy has also led some to believe that the Church has changed its stance on birth control, or will do so in the near future.

Further confusion also comes to us from many Catholic Priests and laity as they have made comments openly stating that the Catholic Church is "softening it's stance on contraception" because of what the Pope said in his new book. This misunderstanding has lead many Catholics to question the Church's teaching on birth control as well.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen is here to set the record straight on the subject of birth control. He will teach you why birth control is intrinsically evil and give you the reasoning behind it. Bishop Sheen will also address common objections brought up by non-Catholics as well. So, sit back, get comfortable, and listen to one of the greatest teachers of our faith!

God Bless You All!


PS: To hear the Podcast click on the title of this post

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

All of us at CBSO want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please have a safe and wonderful Holiday season!

God bless you all!


Monday, November 22, 2010

AS I SEE IT - Condoms are still not allowed!

This is a special edition of "As I See It" due to the media spin on the book "Light of the World" by Pope Benedict. I will try to lay to rest some of the concerns people may have about the use of condoms in the Catholic Church, due to the media coverage of this new book. For the record or in case you thought otherwise, the Catholic Church does not sanction the use of condoms in any circumstance!

In this book, Pope Benedict was quoted saying "There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility, on the way toward recovering an awareness that not everything is allowed and that one cannot do whatever one wants. But it is not really the way to deal with the evil of HIV infection. That can really lie only in a humanization of sexuality".

In this statement the Pope is using an example of a same sex relationship and the use of condoms as a "FIRST STEP" in the direction of a moralization. He is not saying that condoms are good, nor is he saying condoms are a way to deal with the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. What the Pope said is that it may be a good first step to realizing what they are doing is wrong due to the harm it could cause.

As Doctor Janet E Smith states on The Catholic World Report "We must note that the example that Pope Benedict gives for the use of a condom is a male prostitute; thus, it is reasonable to assume that he is referring to a male prostitute engaged in homosexual acts. The Holy Father is simply observing that for some homosexual prostitutes the use of a condom may indicate an awakening of a moral sense; an awakening that sexual pleasure is not the highest value, but that we must take care that we harm no one with our choices. He is not speaking to the morality of the use of a condom, but to something that may be true about the psychological state of those who use them. If such individuals are using condoms to avoid harming another, they may eventually realize that sexual acts between members of the same sex are inherently harmful since they are not in accord with human nature.".

To better understand what is being said here, lets use an example of a male drug addict who uses needles to shoot up. In the course of his drug use he comes to the realization that using dirty needles or sharing his needle could be harmful to himself or to others. Due to this realization he decides to always use a clean needle while shooting up and takes steps to make sure that his needle is not being used by anyone else. So, though the drug use is still illegal and not condoned by the Church, the person addicted to drugs, depending on his state of mind, could be making " a first step in the direction of a moralization" by limiting the exposure of dirty needles which could cause harm to himself or to others.

It is common knowledge that the only way to be protected by the harm caused by drugs is to stop taking drugs altogether. In the example I used above, we see that a good first step in accomplishing this goal is to realize what you are doing is wrong and that it could hurt others. By the act of limiting exposure to dirty needles you could be taking that good first step to a moral life.

The ultimate goal in my example would be to have the person stop taking the drugs, but realizing there are many steps involved in quitting the drug habit, focusing on a good first step, may get the individual to take subsequent steps towards recovery.

So, as you can clearly see, Pope Benedict, in his example, is not saying it is acceptable to use condoms, quite the contrary! The Pope still affirms that condom use is immoral, but states that in the homosexual act, it's use could signify the first step towards a moral life, depending on the state of mind of the individual.

To Conclude, I do not condone the use of illegal drugs at all, but can you see where I could be misquoted by the media and could be accused as having a"softening stance" on the use of drugs because I said that a good first step was to use clean needles? The drug addict in my example is not unlike the male prostitute in the Pope's example. Both the addict and male prostitute, due to limiting the harm caused by the immoral act, could be on the first step towards a moral and just life.

By taking comments the Pope made out of the context by which they were made, caused this misunderstanding and allowed for this media frenzy. The pope does not have a "softening stance" on the use of condoms and the Church still affirms that using condoms is an immoral act and has not condoned the use of them.

Here is the full article by Doctor Janet Smith:

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God Bless You All!