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“An Introduction to The Roman Canon” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

November 25, 2015

In this presentation, Fr. Nathan explains the importance and structure of the Eucharistic Prayer of the Holy Mass. This presentation will show what are the chief elements of the various Eucharistic Prayers and specifically where they occur in the Roman Canon or Eucharistic Prayer I. The PDF PowerPoint slides contain the text of the Roman… Read More ›


“Stewardship and the New Evangelization” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

This talk was originally given for a Stewardship Conference held in the Diocese of Calgary in June 2015. It explores the relationship between Stewardship and the call to the New Evangelization. Beginning with a brief reflection on how St. Peter and his successors are to be identified as the Chief Steward of the Kingdom of Jesus… Read More ›


“Preparing for Marriage in the Catholic Church” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

With wedding season upon us, many couples who come to witness the marriage of family members and friends are themselves thinking about marriage. This talk was given to engaged couples last Fall as part of their preparation for marriage in the Catholic Church. This talk begins by exploring what the Church understands marriage to be… Read More ›


“Encountering the Church Fathers, Part III: St. Athanasius of Alexandria”

In this third and final talk on the Church Fathers, Fr. Nathan will explore the life and teachings of St. Athanasius of Alexandria. It will begin with an exploration of St. Athanasius’ upbringing and early ecclesiastical career in Alexandria and his famous tract, De Incarnatione. It will then explore St. Athanasius’ role at the Council of… Read More ›


“Encountering the Church Fathers, Part II: St. Cyril of Jerusalem” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk, Fr. Nathan will explore the life and teachings of St. Cyril of Jerusalem. It will explain the importance of the Holy City of Jerusalem in the life of the Early Church and St. Cyril’s role as the bishop of Jerusalem during the Arian controversy of the 4th Century AD. This talk will also investigate… Read More ›


“Faith in a Faithless Culture” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk for Theology on Tap, Fr. Nathan speaks on how to be a person of faith in the midst of a faithless culture. He begins by first defining what faith is based on Sacred Scripture and Tradition. From this definition, we are asked to consider do we in fact live in a faithless… Read More ›

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“Entering Into The Advent Season” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk, Fr. Nathan explores the liturgical season of Advent. In it he explains why Advent is meant to prepare us for the two-fold arrival of Jesus Christ at Christmas, and His Second Coming in glory. This talk explores how the Early Church celebrated Advent and offers reflections on the four weeks of Advent. As an… Read More ›


“Encountering the Church Fathers, Part I: St. Ignatius of Antioch” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk (the first of a three part series), Fr. Nathan explores the life, teachings and martrydom of one of the first Fathers of the Church, St. Ignatius of Antioch. This talk will focus on his early life as a bishop, his 7 letters to the first Christian communities of Asia Minor and Rome… Read More ›


“A Brief Introduction to the YouCat for Teachers” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk, Fr. Nathan offers school teachers an introduction to the YouCat (Youth Catechism). This talk offers an explanation as to why we have catechisms and a general overview of the contents of the YouCat. I also included a few of my own personal musings on what it means to be a teacher in… Read More ›

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“How Pope Pius XII Saved Jews during the Holocaust” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

“How Pope Pius XII Saved Jews during the Holocaust”  PDF Notes In this talk, Fr. Nathan explores the controversy surrounding the role that Pope Pius XII had during WWII and the Holocaust. He will address recent critics that have contented Pius XII did little to save Jews from the Nazis, that he was indifferent to their… Read More ›


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