This website makes available so many of the the radio programs first broadcast on Knoxville’s WITA AM 1490 underwritten by Holy Ghost Catholic Church.  They are intended to allow those who listen to be able to give reason for the hope that is within them, to respond in Faith.

Reverend John Arthur Orr, MA, MDiv, PhB

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The New Evangelization: Pastoral Reflections on the Creed

by Rev. John Arthur Orr

A collection of commentaries based upon the “In Brief” sections of the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” treating the Creed, first published in the Sunday bulletin of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dogmatic Questions and Answers for the Year of Faith

by Rev. John Arthur Orr

Pope Benedict XVI has called for the teachings of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) to be reconsidered afresh during the Year of Faith he has called to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the council (11 October, 1962). This book is an attempt to do just that. With this volume you have a directed re-reading of the three (3) major constitutions (On the Church, On Divine Revelation, On the Sacred Liturgy) in a question and answer format. The bulk of the text is made up of 1,653 questions and answers drawn from the conciliar texts.

The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the Interpretation of Sacred Scripture

by Rev. John Arthur Orr

Pope Benedict XVI repeatedly calls for a “hermenutic of continuity” when it comes to interpreting the Second Vatican Council. One of the the great teachings of the Council has to do with the interpretation of Sacred Scripture. This book is examines the teaching of Dei Verbum, 12, in an indepth way.

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Reason in Wojtyla / John Paul II

by Rev. Dr. John Arthur Orr This PhD thesis examines Reason in the writings of Karol Wojtyla / John Paul II. As such it is at once philosophical and theological. The study focuses on the essays collected in the volumes “Person and Community”, “The Acting Person” and the encyclical “Fides et ratio.” Philosophical issues addressed include anthropology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and politics. This is not a work of hagiography.

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