St. Thomas Aquinas on Mohammad and Islam

December 2, 2018

St. Thomas Aquinas, the Prince of Theologians had some things to say about Mohammed and Islam: “He (Mohammed) seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. […]

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Mexico 6: Climbing Pyramids, Eating Ant Larvae, First Baptismal Font in New World and more

December 2, 2018

Tlaxcala for Mass and renewing baptismal vows in Cortez’s don’t from 1520. Fr. Jame’s homily and whole baptismal renewal here. Lunch in a La Gruta, an underground cave. Great food including ant eggs and larvae. Climbing the Teotihuacán Pyramids and arrival in Mexico City. PART ONE: PART TWO:

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Aztecs, Human Sacrifice and the Catholic Faith

December 2, 2018

 Today we visited the Aztec Temple in Mexico City. The cathedral of Mexico City was built right next to the 500-year temple. I did a lot of study on the Aztecs and their massive human sacrifices and cannibalism. I realized there was a great tie-in with the Catholic faith, the sacrifice of Christ and abortion […]

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Catholic Church: “Don’t Read the Bible!”

December 1, 2018

We often hear that the Catholic Church has forbidden the reading of the Bible! Have you heard this? Yeah, me too! But, this is another one of those big myths which has worked its way into the popular dialog but one that has not been proved from Church teaching and documents. There are two good […]

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Touring Amazing Puebla, Cathedral, Rosary Chapel, Cooking Class and more…

November 30, 2018

PART ONE: We started this very event full day with a walking tour of Puebla. What a beautiful and historic and Catholics city. A highlight or certainly they magnificent Cathedral. Our lunch was exquisite with tortilla soup and some appetizers we can’t even describe. The fillet mignon with a local Puebla sauce was unbelievable. We […]

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2 Minute Audios: Steve’s 6 Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family & Friends

November 30, 2018

People always ask, “What do I say to my husband…?”  or “How do I get my kids back in the Church?  or  “I am getting no where trying to tell my friend about my Faith.” Well Steve came up with Six Rules to help you deal with non-Catholics – especially family and friends. They are […]

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Mexico Day 4: From San Miguel to Puebla

November 29, 2018

Lot of time on the comfortable bus today but it was very profitable and fun. We watched the movie “For Greater Glory” about the Cristeros from 100 years ago and their courageous fight against the anti-Catholic Mexican government. It brought tears to everyone’s eyes. It was especially moving knowing we were in the very part […]

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How Large is the New Jerusalem mentioned in Revelation

November 29, 2018

Revelation 21:10-27 describes the New Jerusalem at the end of time. It is exquisite and the writer of Revelation struggles with words to describe it’s glory and magnitude. So, how large will the New Jerusalem be? Here is a diagram superimposed on a map of the United States. Many people, especially the Orthodox Jews, discuss […]

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Mexico Day 3: San Miguel (St. Michael) de Allende and Atotonilco Sanctuary

November 28, 2018

I wish we had Catholic cities like this in the United States. San Miguel de Allende is full of churches and convents and generous kind people. We took an amazing walking tour through the city learning many of the secrets and surprises of the present and the past. Then we went to the Sanctuary at […]

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Bishops Among the Flames in Mexico

November 28, 2018

Here in Mexico churches have 3 dimensional images of purgatory to scare people to holiness. Nearly every one has a bishop in the flames.

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Holding Hands at Mass

November 28, 2018

My wife Janet and I always cringe at a new parish when it comes time for the Our Father. We quickly bow our heads and close our eyes; I clutch my hands close to my chest (and she does the same) and we start to pray — hoping some aggressive hand-holder doesn’t reach over and insist […]

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Querétaro Mexico – Fascinating Day

November 27, 2018

People have no idea how marvelous Mexico is. All of our folks are having a fantastic time in this friendly, peaceful, Catholic and beautiful country. Enjoy Fr. James’ great homily (soon) and our whole day in Querétaro Mexico!

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“Ancient Baptists” and Other Myths

November 27, 2018

“Ancient Baptists” and Other Myths Fr. Hugh Barbour, O.Praem. Nicea, August 24, A.D. 325, 7:41 p.m. “That was powerful preaching, Brother Athanasius. Powerful! Amen! I want to invite any of you folks in the back to approach the altar here and receive the Lord into your hearts. Just come on up. We’ve got brothers and […]

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First Surprising Day in Mexico!

November 26, 2018

I say “surprising” because most people in the United States consider Mexico to be dangerous, dirty, unfriendly and they might even get kinapped or acquire Montezuma’s revenge. This is old thinking because Mexico, at least the places were visiting, is clean, safe, friendly, very Catholic and has some of the best hotels and restaurants that […]

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Trail of Blood: Do Baptists Have a Claim to the Original Church?

November 26, 2018

What is the history of Baptists? Can they trace their roots back to the 1st century? Many ”fundamentalist” Baptists believe they can. Are they correct? There is a booklet that is very popular among this fundamentalist crowd. It is entitled “The Trail of Blood”. The booklet claims that Catholics persecuted the true Christians — the Baptists — leaving […]

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ISRAEL BREAKS ALL-TIME TOURISM RECORD

November 25, 2018

By the end of 2018, Israel expects to reach and even surpass the 4 million tourist mark. 19 November 2018 11:53 “On Friday (November 16), Israel broke the all-time 2017 record for incoming tourism to Israel of 3.6 million tourists. This new record follows on from October’s record as the highest monthly record ever registered in […]

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