BATTLE OF LEPANTO – the Brett Winterble Show

Visited the Brett Winterble Show (AM 760 KFMB San Diego) on Columbas Day, October 9, 2017.  We talked about another pivotal event in the history of Europe — the Battle of Lepanto.  Brett and I discussed the events and importance of this battle against the Islamic forces of the Ottoman Turks to European History and how the Catholic Church planned, executed and down to today celebrates that great victory.


The World did Not End on Sept. 23, 2017

Evangelicals asserted that recent Hurricanes in Texas, Louisiana and Florida and Earthquakes in Mexico were precursers to the End of the World, and that that the world would end on September 23, 2017 because certain cosmic phenomena were to be in line with various passages of the Book of Revelation.

I returned to the Brett Winterble Show, KFMB AM 760 San Diego, on Friday, Sept 22, the day before “The End” to discuss Apocalyptic Literature, the nature and purpose of its symbols and how The Book of Revelation not only spoke to the people of its time, but continues to speak to universal themes today — none of which invovle the “End of the World as We Know It”.

History and the Canaanite Woman

Homily (audio)
20th Sunday of the Year
“History and the Canaanite Woman”

With the news of demonstrations and calls to remove statues of historical figures, it is important to know one’s history, regardless of which side you are on in the debate.  Jesus cure of the daughter of the Canaanite Woman speaks to this issue in ways that may surprise you.