The Meaning of Catholic Podcast

Back in early May of this year, Timothy Flanders from The Meaning of Catholic contacted me. He was interested in having me on his YouTube channel to talk about all things Fátima. After some back and forth, I consented to the podcast.

The podcast was held on Saturday, June 19 and entitled Disputed Questions on Fatima with Kevin Symonds:

I would like to be clear with respect to the question of the consecration. This area is not something that I have studied at great length. In the future, I will not be addressing this matter in interviews/podcasts.

Lastly, there was some editing towards the end, hence why the official date on YouTube says “June 21.”

-Kevin

“On the Crisis in the Catholic Church”

Hi Everyone!

Michael Lofton from Reason & Theology had asked to do a podcast with me on the subject of the crisis in the Catholic Church. That podcast took place this past Monday:

Discussing this subject in the public forum is always rather difficult for me. I do hope, however, that you enjoy the discussion.

I have created some highlight videos from this interview:

Highlight 1: On bashing the Holy Father (Taylor Marshall)?

Highlight 2: On Fr. James Martin

Highlight 3: Fátima and the Passion of the Church

I don’t normally care to “throw shade” at someone. I did it here with Taylor Marshall in order to make a point. I suspect that his giving a copy of Infiltration to Pope Francis was little more than a PR-stunt. As such, it was utterly shameful and disgraceful. This is, of course, separate (albeit related) to his financing of the stunt with Pachamama. Utter insanity.

I hope you enjoy the podcast.
-Kevin

New Bella Dodd Lecture!

Dear Friends,

It is with great joy that I can tell you that one of the forgotten Dr. Bella Dodd lectures has been discovered, digitized and made available on the Internet.

Lecture of Dr. Bella Dodd
September 1, 1961
Detroit, Michigan

I strongly encourage everyone to listen to it. Her message is very timely in our day.

This talk was procured by Dr. Mary Nicholas of Maine who has been researching Bella Dodd for several years now. She has permitted the use of this audio recording on my YouTube channel.

Dr. Nicholas also recently gave an interview (her first ever, in fact) with Patrick Coffin and gave him a recording of another forgotten Dodd lecture from May 14, 1962 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Go check them out!

I am presently working on an essay about the Detroit lecture. More as it develops!

-KJS

Taylor Marshall & Cognitive Dissonance

I have written about Dr. Taylor Marshall’s questionable book Infiltration. I have also frequently found myself holding my head in my hands or having a gaping mouth when I see things on Marshall’s Twitter feed.

Yesterday was one such day.

I went to see what the latest news was coming from Marshall and I discovered what appears to be some cognitive dissonance.

First, Marshall issued two tweets (first and second) about how he has noticed fighting on Twitter

I’ve noticed an increase in fighting on #CatholicTwitter. The Devil wants that. The Holy Ghost is not the author of confusion. Let’s pray for each other and prepare for Holy Advent. Christ is coming. Let’s live in His peace. Don’t give the evil one what he wants.:

He then issued another tweet concerning the recent visit of Pope Francis with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, asking “2 Popes?”

Not content to raise such a contentious and ridiculous issue, Marshall then creates another tweet wherein he gives a poll soliciting people’s opinions about “Who is Pope?” Here’s an image:

Cue the Twitter in-fighting and division.

Cognitive dissonance