Taylor Marshall

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Taylor Marshall
Born
Taylor Reed Marshall
Alma materTexas A&M University
University of Dallas
Occupation
Known forPromoting traditionalist Catholicism
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Taylor Reed Marshall is an American Catholic YouTube commentator,[1] writer, and former academic known for his advocacy for traditionalist Catholicism. He is the author of multiple books including Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within published in 2019.

Education[edit]

Marshall graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a degree in philosophy.[2] After studying at Westminster Theological Seminary and Nashotah House, Marshall was ordained a priest of the Episcopal Church.[3][4] Shortly thereafter, in 2006, he and his wife converted to Catholicism.[5] In 2011, Marshall earned his PhD in Philosophy at University of Dallas.[6]

Career[edit]

From January 2012 until June 2013, Marshall served as the chancellor of the now-defunct College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More.[7][8] Prior to his administrative work at the college, he was a professor of philosophy. Marshall also formerly served as the assistant director of the Archdiocese of Washington's Catholic Information Center.[2] He is a founder of the New Saint Thomas Institute, an online Catholic theology educational program, and the Troops of Saint George, a Catholic scouting organization.[9][10]

Marshall has published books in the fields of theology, philosophy, and historical fiction.[11] The vast majority of these books have been published by Saint John Press and Media, a company held and managed by Marshall.[12][13] He actively promotes traditionalist Catholicism through his various websites, blog posts, podcasts, and YouTube videos. Marshall has been openly critical of Bishop Robert Barron's promotion of the Balthasarian thesis of the possibility of universal salvation.[14] His 2019 book, Infiltration, claims to demonstrate that, over the last two centuries, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church has been actively subverted to promote Freemasonic power.[15] The foreword of the book was written by Bishop Athanasius Schneider. The book has been controversial in Catholic circles, drawing both positive and negative reviews from various media outlets.[16][17][18][19] In an interview, Archbishop Carlo Viganò spoke positively of the book's central thesis.[20] Marshall regularly comments on statements from Archbishop Viganò on his YouTube channel.[21]

In October 2019, Marshall received media attention for publicizing an incident at the Catholic Church's Amazon Synod in which Alexander Tschugguel and an accomplice filmed themselves removing indigenous fertility statues, reportedly of Pachamama, from the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina in Rome and throwing them into the Tiber river.[22][23] In March 2020, it was revealed that Marshall himself had personally funded Tschugguel's trip to Rome and uploaded the video of the theft.[24]

Marshall briefly received attention from Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign for popularising Archbishop Vigano's letter warning of a deep state working to undermine the United States of America.[15] Marshall was noticed by the campaign in return, and retweeted on the president's Twitter account.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Marshall met his wife, Joy, in 1999. They were married on June 9, 2001, at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas. They have eight children. Marshall and his family converted from Anglicanism to Catholicism in May 2006, receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Kevin Vann.[26] He is a parishioner at Mater Dei Catholic Church in Dallas, which is run by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.[27]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Origins of Catholicism trilogy
    • The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity (Saint John Press, 2009)[28]
    • The Catholic Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Origins of Catholic Christianity (Saint John Press, 2010)[29]
    • The Eternal City: Rome & the Origins of Catholic Christianity (Saint John Press, 2012)[30]
  • Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages: A Layman's Quick Guide to Thomism (Saint John Press, 2014)[31]
  • The Sword and Serpent trilogy
    • Sword and Serpent (Saint John Press, 2014)[32]
    • The Tenth Region of the Night (Saint John Press, 2016)[33]
    • Storm of Fire and Blood (Saint John Press, 2017)[34]
  • Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within (Sophia Institute Press, 2019)[35][36]
  • The Rosary in 50 Pages: The Layman's Quick Guide to Mary's Psalter (Saint John Press, 2020)[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nadeau, Barbie Latza (August 16, 2020). "The Secret Society of Priests Who Hate Pope Francis". The Daily Beast. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "About Taylor Marshall". September 17, 2007.
  3. ^ Hansen, Collin (October 29, 2009). "Not All Evangelicals and Catholics Together". Christianity Today. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2019. Now a Ph.D. philosophy student at the University of Dallas, he started reading Wright while attending Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
  4. ^ Phillips, Francis (May 8, 2013). "Why it's harder to become a Catholic than a Protestant". Catholic Herald. Taylor Marshall [is] a convert and a former Episcopalian priest
  5. ^ Hansen, Collin (October 29, 2009). "Not All Evangelicals and Catholics Together". Christianity Today. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2019. Marshall briefly served as an Anglican priest before converting to Catholicism in 2006
  6. ^ Marshall, Taylor (2011). Thomas Aquinas on natural law and the twofold beatitude of humanity (Thesis). OCLC 793634862.
  7. ^ Millegan, Brantly (March 5, 2014). "Something's "Fishy" in Texas". Aleteia. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Miller, Michael (March 4, 2014). "Bishop of Fort Worth draws the line". Catholic World Report. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "Taylor Marshall, Ph.D".
  10. ^ Magnificat, Steel (March 3, 2017). "Why Won't The New Saint Thomas Institute Respond To Their Customers?".
  11. ^ Guzman, Sam (January 7, 2015). "Sword and Serpent: An Interview with Dr. Taylor Marshall". Catholic Exchange.
  12. ^ "Saint John Press and Media, LLC". Buzzfile.com.
  13. ^ "Saint John Press and Media, LLC". Manta.com.
  14. ^ Millette, Dan (October 1, 2019). "Bishop Barron, Taylor Marshall, and a Stonewalling on Hell". onepeterfive.com. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  15. ^ a b Durkin, Tish (October 21, 2020). "The Catholics Who Hate Joe Biden—And Pope Francis". The Atlantic. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  16. ^ Shaw, Joseph (June 13, 2019). "Infiltration: an unconvincing tale of the Church's enemies". Catholic Herald. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  17. ^ Mirus, Jeff (May 31, 2019). "Infiltration: An idiot's guide to the problems of the Church". Catholic Culture.
  18. ^ "The Devil Is To Blame: Dr. Taylor Marshall Researches the Spiritual Roots of the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and More". Fox News. June 20, 2019.
  19. ^ Meloni, Julia (June 4, 2019). "The Long Infiltration of the Catholic Church". Crisis Magazine. Today, as the fire of revolution burns in the Church, Dr. Taylor Marshall’s bracing, important new book Infiltration offers an illuminating “historical diagnosis” for our present ecclesial malaise. Adroitly weaving together papal documents, Marian apparitions, historical data, and original research into the mysterious center of gravity known as St. Gallen, Switzerland, Marshall convincingly shows that the sparks of Church crisis far predate both Pope Francis and Vatican II.
  20. ^ Meloni, Julia (September 17, 2019). "Viganò Speaks: the 'Infiltration' Is Real". Crisis Magazine. Retrieved October 23, 2019. These days, Archbishop Viganò is warning of an invidious campaign to infiltrate the Catholic Church. ... 'This is described in the book Infiltration by Dr. Taylor Marshall, so you may find some indication of this process there,' says the Archbishop.
  21. ^ "Archbishop Viganò Archive". Catholicity.com.
  22. ^ Winfield, Nicole (October 21, 2019). "Thieves steal Amazon fertility statues as synod nears end". Associated Press. Retrieved October 26, 2019. There was no official claim of responsibility for the thefts, but a conservative U.S. author, Taylor Marshall, issued a statement and tweeted the video of it. 'I announce to you with great joy: the Pachamama idols that polluted the Church of St Maria Traspontina have been cast away into the Tiber River as an act of obedience to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ & in reparation to His Sacred Heart wounded by sin,' Marshall tweeted.
  23. ^ Wooden, Cindy (October 22, 2019). "Thieves steal statues used at synod prayer, throw them in the river". Catholic News Service. Retrieved October 26, 2019. The video of the theft and news about it spread quickly on Twitter. Marshall was critiqued as having aided in theft and vandalism and being morally culpable as a result. Taylor Marshall, author of the book 'Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within' and a frequent critic of the use of the statue, told Twitter followers 'with great joy' that the images had been tossed into the river 'as an act of obedience to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ & in reparation to his Sacred Heart wounded by sin.'
  24. ^ Marshall, Taylor (March 27, 2020). "He Had Corona Virus and Recovered: Alexander Tschugguel talks to Dr. Taylor Marshall". YouTube. Retrieved April 3, 2020. So you worked out your plan with your friend, and I wired you some money for airfare, and you guys flew from Vienna over to Rome, and you got it done.
  25. ^ "The Top 3 Reasons Catholics Will Vote for Donald Trump". America Magazine. October 29, 2020. Retrieved November 12, 2020.
  26. ^ Marshall, Taylor (June 13, 2014). "13 Years and 7 Children Later…Thoughts on My Marriage".
  27. ^ Marshall, Taylor (July 21, 2010). "Seven Reasons why I joined a Latin Mass parish..."
  28. ^ Marshall, Taylor (2009). The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity. ISBN 978-0578038346.
  29. ^ Marshall, Taylor (October 2010). The Catholic Perspective on Paul: Paul and the Origins of Catholic Christianity. ISBN 978-0578050164.
  30. ^ "The Eternal City: Rome & the Origins of Catholic Christianity". Amazon.com.
  31. ^ "Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages: A Layman's Quick Guide to Thomism". Amazon.com.
  32. ^ "Sword and Serpent". Amazon.com.
  33. ^ Marshall, Taylor (November 2016). The Tenth Region of the Night: Sword and Serpent Book II. ISBN 978-0988442573.
  34. ^ "Storm of Fire and Blood: Sword and Serpent Book III". Amazon.com.
  35. ^ "Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within". Sophia Institute Press.
  36. ^ Armstrong, Dave (May 30, 2019). "Reactionary Infiltration of Taylor Marshall's Book, "Infiltration"". patheos.com. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  37. ^ "The Rosary in 50 Pages: The Layman's Quick Guide to Mary's Psalter". Amazon.com.

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