I recently wrote and produced a musical, THE FIRE AND THE MERCY, The Pentecost Musical.

There’s a scene where Jesus refers to Mary, His Mother, as the future ‘Queen of Heaven.’ That is Catholic belief, but not of many Protestants.

In the audio clip above from Catholic Answers Live, Catholic apologist, Tim Staples, provides the scriptural basis for this Catholic belief. Mr. Staples is the author of , “Behold Your Mother, a Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines.”

As a former Protestant who once disagreed with certain tenets of Catholicism, I have discovered that much disagreement is based on misinformation.

Tim Staple’s explanation above demonstrates that the Queen of Heaven designation wasn’t just snatched out of thin air, but in fact has solid biblical underpinnings…

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There is one sermon that stood out to me. He simply asked, “Have you ever thanked God for the gift of your life? Tonight, in the quiet of your bedroom, I encourage you to simply get down on your knees and thank God for the gift of your life.”

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You know all the stuff the writer above demands of Christians? Well Catholics are already doing it.

We don’t stand on soap boxes beating our chests and telling the world how great we are. Christ said to help the poor with love, and our reward will come in heaven, not this world.

Because we quietly go about doing humanitarian outreach on every continent of the world, people like the writer above think Christians are a bunch of praying, do-nothing hypocrites. Here’s the thing: we’re not a bunch of big mouth Donald Trumps, we’re just quiet, praying Christians doing a whole bunch of good in the world.

The writer asks, “what would Jesus do?” Catholics are doing it.

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What defines a person?

Our culture says it is our skin color, our gender, or our sexual orientation.

Others with a little more depth suggest that it is our character.

For my mother-in-law, one could say mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, Republican.

These are a start.

I would suggest that for Ann, Holy Eucharist defined her. She lived her life to receive the Lord.

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