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

Upcoming Fátima Webinar!

Hi Everyone!

This Thursday, May 13, I will be giving the webinar “Revisiting the Vision: Alternate Perspectives on the Third Part of the Secret of Fátima.”

Click on the above image to take you to my YouTube channel.

The webinar begins at 7 p.m. (Eastern). I will present a new paper and will take questions at the end!

You might also want to pick up a copy of my book. It will help you during this presentation (click on the image below):

Or click here for the publisher’s page.

Hope to see you there!!

-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

Social Media & Spiritual Dangers

This article, written by Fr. Matthew MacDonald for Catholic World Report is, perhaps, one of the best articles that I have read in a long time. It is well worth the read!!

One of the major box office hits in 1999 was the Wachowski Brothers’ film The Matrix. A famous scene in the film is when Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) offers Neo (Keanu Reeves) a choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The concept of choosing the red pill or “red-pilling” refers to the journey of personal realization and integration of the full truth of reality, beyond one’s personal preferences and experiences alone. In the movie, the choice of the red pill or the blue pill has its consequences. The choice of the blue pill brings about a life of ignorance and confined comfort and slavery within the façade of the digital dream world to machines that is the Matrix. The choice of the red pill, however, will free Neo from the enslavement of the Matrix. This would be a path towards an uncertain, unstable future, living the full truth of reality in all of its raw difficulty. Neo chooses the red pill and Morpheus serves as a guide for Neo in adjusting to the harshness of this new reality, helping him to become “the chosen one” that he was destined to be.

This “red pill/blue pill” analogy is an apt description of a spiritual journey taking place today in the lives of many Catholics. This awakening is marked by a coming to terms of these Catholics with the truth of the reality of the sin, evil, and corruption presently infecting the human nature of the Church. Examples of this infection manifest through teaching errors in faith and morals, banal liturgies in parishes, and the failure by some of the Church’s pastors and lay members in leadership positions—to say nothing of the clerical sex abuse scandals in recent years.

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