Raymond de Souza, KM
Catholic Apologist, Speaker, and Writer

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            Available Topics for Conferences

                                                                           
 
                                                                               
                                                                    On the Truth About Our Lord Jesus Christ​​

























#1: Is Jesus Christ God Incarnate? *
 Does it make sense to believe that a Jewish carpenter who lived in a obscure province of the Roman Empire and who died like a common  criminal, was God in the Flesh? - Logic at the service of Faith.

 
#2:  Did Jesus truly rise from the dead? *
 According to the historical records, did Jesus rise physically... or only in the faith of the disciples? - A unique historical investigation to  prove the Resurrection.

 
#3:  This is My Body': Real... or Symbolic? *
  At the Last Supper, didn’t He mean it just figuratively? How did the Apostles and early Christians understand it? - The biblical, patristic  and logical foundations of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.


#4:  The Holy Mass: Meal... or Sacrifice? *
 Is there any connection between the Last Supper and Calvary? - The sacrificial nature of the last Supper and its relevance to the Catholic  Mass.
 

On the Sacred Heart of Jesus

#5:  The De-Christianzation of the Western Culture and the Sacred Heart of Jesus *
  A historical analysis of the gradual de-Christianization of the Western Culture in the light of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus -  How Christ the King  intervened in History.

 
#6:  The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the
restauration of Christian Civilization *

Overview of each of the Twelve Promises and their relevance to the Church and
the civil society.

 
#7: Jesus, the Lion and thee Lamb *
Understanding the True Devotion to the Sacred Heart in the light of the His
Humility and Meekness.


                                                                            On the Truth About Our Lady
                              The Biblical and Patristic foundations of the four Marian dogmas:

 
















#8: Her Divine Maternity *
 How could Jesus’ Mother be called the Mother of God?

#9: Her Perpetual Virginity *
Doesn’t the Bible say that Mary had other children?

#10: Her Immaculate Conception *
Since Jesus redeemed everyone, how could Mary be conceived without Original Sin?


#11:  Her Assumption into Heaven *
What are the biblical foundations of the Catholic dogma of Mary’s Assumption into  heaven?


                                                                            On the Devotion to Our Lady

#12: The Fatima Message *

 Investigating what happened at Fatima; the socio-political-economic consequences of Our Lady’s Message; the third Secret of Fatima – a  forgotten tragedy.


#13: The Rosary: a prayer of 'vain repetitions'? *
Didn’t Jesus condemn the pagan-like practice of saying the same prayer repeatedly? –
Proving the biblical inspiration of repetitive prayer, like the Psalms and the Rosary.


#14: Catholic Statues... or Pagan Idols? *
Aren’t statues pretty much the same as idols, which God condemned in the Old Testament? - The biblical foundations of statues in Hebrew and Catholic worship.


                                                                 On the Truth About the Pope and the Church


















#15:  Who is the Rock: Peter... or Jesus? *
 Aren’t there millions of Christians who ignore the Bishop of Rome and yet claim to live by the Bible? - Investigating the biblical  foundations of the Papacy.


#16:  Ex Cathedra... what's that? *
 How can a Church made up of fallible people claim that the Pope, who is a man just like the rest, be infallible? - Investigating the biblical  foundations of papal infallibility.


#17:  Did Christ found a specific Church?
 Which Christian denomination contains the fullness of Christ’s teachings? Can it be identified in biblical, historical and logical terms? - The  distinctive marks of the Church founded by Jesus Christ. 


#18:   The Rights and duties of the Catholic laity under Canon Law *
 A most revealing and educational study! Lay Catholics have more rights in the Church than they think.

#19:   Celibacy: Un-natural... or Super-natural? *
 Investigating the biblical and patristic foundations of the discipline of celibacy in the Church.
 
#20:  Women Priests... Why Not? *
 Did Jesus intend the Church to have priests of both sexes? How can one know for sure? - On the exclusive male priesthood in the Church  founded by Jesus Christ.

#21:   Does Purgatory Exist? *

 Isn’t ‘purgatory’ just a Roman Catholic invention? - The logical, biblical, historical and archaeological foundations of Purgatory.

#22:  Contraception and the Mind of Christ *
 How did Jesus understand marriage when He raised it from natural marriage to the level of Sacrament for our salvation?

#23:  Divorce and re-marriage... Why not? *

 If it is a contract made between two partners, why shouldn’t one partner be able to break it, and start anew? Investigating the Mind of  Christ on marriage



                                                                         On the Refutation of Luther’s heresies













 



 


#24:  Sola Scriptura *
 Is the Bible alone sufficient for any Christian to know the fullness of Christ's teachings with certitude, or is the Magisterium of the Church also  necessary?​​

 #25:  Sola Fide *
 Is Faith alone sufficient for salvation, or must faith be lived through good works? - The biblical foundations of good works as necessary for pleasing God.

 
 #26:  The Bible, a Catholic Book * 
 Why are there different versions of the Bible, often conflicting in key texts? Why non-Catholic Christians refuse to accept some books of the Old  Testament? - The facts about the authentic version of the Bible.
 
 #27:  True and False Ecumenism * 
 Clarifying a confusing and demobilizing issue that has prevented the authentic evangelization


                            On Logic and Mental Sanity to exorcize relativism






















#28:   The Question of Certitude *
 How does the human mind acquire knowledge? How can we be sure we have learned truth and not mere opinion? - Certitude as a requirement of  a sound intellectual life to establish a reasonable basis for belief.

#29:  The Existence of God *
 Can our minds come to have any certitude about God's existence, or must we take it on pure faith? - The five logical proofs of God's existence  according to St Thomas Aquinas, adapted to today's language and scientific experience.

#30:  What is 'Good'? What is 'Evil"? Who Decides? *

 The Government? The Courts? The Church? The individual? - Investigating the natural foundations of Morality from the points of view of logic and  daily contemporary experience - A MUST!


                                                                              Miscellaneous topics















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#31: Understanding Islam *
 Learn from the Islamic own sources about the origin, spirituality and beliefs of Islam and their incompatibility with Christianity.

#32: The Devil? A Force... or a person? *
 A Medieval superstition... or a powerful spirit bent on our eternal loss? - Investigating the reality of the devil’s existence, powers and action.

#33: De-Christianization and the extinction of civilization *
Investigating the consequences of the culture of death and the West’s failure to maintain its own population, Christian culture and civilization.