Why the Centering Prayer Movement is So Off-Center

September 15, 2018

By Patrick Coffin The curious should, to say the very least, approach the practice of Centering Prayer with a critical eye and serious discernment. A technique out there purporting to be a form of Christian prayer has made inroads in countless parishes across the U.S. and Canada. Its promoters try very hard to sound Catholic and […]

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Steve Ray interviewed “Why These Catholic Converts Remain”

September 14, 2018

Leaving the Church in ‘protest’ against perceived problems isn’t a Catholic option, former Protestants explain. Interview with Judy Roberts CULTURE OF LIFE |  JAN. 7, 2018 “For Lannette Turicchi, changing churches because of a scandal or the way the pastor interpreted the Bible was part of being a Protestant. But now that she has professed faith in […]

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Israel Day 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, Tabgha, Primacy & Magdelena

September 14, 2018

We started our day at the Mount of Beatitudes and had Mass at the same place Jesus gave his sermon. You can watch Fr. Gavin Badway’s homily here. Then up to Banias which in the Bible is called Caesarea Philippi where Steve gave his talk “Peter: the Rock the Keys in the Chair.“ We drove […]

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Israel Day 2: Transfiguration, Cana & Nazareth

September 13, 2018

Mass at Mount of Transfiguration (Fr. Gavin’s excellent homily here), renewal of wedding vows in Cana and all kinds of amazing things in Nazareth. Enjoy today’s video!

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So You’re an Atheist? A Few Fun Things to Lighten Dark Times

September 13, 2018
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2nd Half of our Group Arrive in Israel

September 12, 2018

The second half of our group, those who did not join us in Jordan, have arrived in good shape. We picked them up at the airport in Tel Aviv and brought them up to Tiberias where they arrived on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We had a great dinner and Mass and they […]

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Jordan Day 5: Baptism Site and Crossing into Israel

September 12, 2018

We left Madaba Jordan and went down to the lowest place on the face of the earth for a Mass  on the shore of the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized. For Fr. Gavin‘s family, click here. We spent the morning learning and investigating the site and then drove north along the Jordan River and […]

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Response to a Challenge of Why I Rejected “Sola Scriptura”

September 12, 2018

My e-mail response: Regarding Sola Scripture: First, when Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives and before he entered the cloud he did NOT yell back down saying, “Oh by the way, don’t forget to read My Book!“ In fact, Jesus left no book called the New Testament, he never wrote anything down […]

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Jordan Day 4: Petra! Cooking Class and more

September 11, 2018

One of the  Seven Wonders of the World and a site related to biblical history with both Moses and St. Paul, today we toured Petra! This is one of those sites that seems to be on everyone’s Bucket List. We left our beautiful Marriott Hotel and entered the massive  and colorful sandstone corridors leading up […]

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Why is Poland so Safe?

September 11, 2018
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Jordan 3: Biblical Sites of Nebo and Machareus; Madaba and drive to Petra

September 10, 2018

Always great to visit these biblical sites in Jordan. We started the day with Mass at Mount Nebo where Moses looked out over the Promised Land and died. Father Gavin gave another excellent family which you can listen to here. I gave my talk there at the end of Moses’ life which you can see/watch […]

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Was Jesus a Homosexual? Some say “Yes” and try to Prove it from the Bible!

September 10, 2018

After posting my blog entry “Jesus and Homosexuality” I received a correspondence from a Harry H. McCall, a self-proclaimed ex-reverend, on June 4, 2012. He referred me to his blog “Debunking Christianity.” His post was entitled Jesus the Homosexual: Evidence From the Gospels. It is despicable to even say or suggest this of Our Lord […]

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Jordan Day : Mass at Our Lady of The Mountains, Birthplace of Elijah, Roman Jerash, Jabbok River

September 9, 2018

Great first day! We left early and drove north up into the mountains of Jordan just 20 miles south of the Sea of Galilee for Mass at Our Lady of the Mountains where a miracle took place. You can hear Fr. Gavin‘s homily here which was one of the finest opening homilies for a pilgrimage […]

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Why Didn’t Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?

September 9, 2018

Steve’s extensive response to new questions in the ComBox below. For the newly revised and full article click here. IN RESPONSE TO MY BLOG JESUS IS NOT A HOMOPHOBE, ROD WROTE: Rod May 30, 2012 at 10:21 PM Steve, Your posting is remarkable! It is remarkable that, despite your attempts at convincing yourself that Jesus […]

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Our Group Arrives in Amman Jordan

September 8, 2018

Happy to say that everyone arrived safely and in good order. Only one glitch with a few folks from Florida (Fr. Gavin and Janine among them) who got diverted but they arrived at 2 AM. The Queen Alia International Airport in Amman Jordan is an amazingly beautiful modern airport.  Jordan is one of the safest, […]

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A Priest Struggles, “Should I Wear My Collar? People May Think I’m One of THEM!”

September 8, 2018

 STEVE’S NOTE: Because these are such tough times for faithful priests, I make a point of stopping any priest anywhere to THANK THEM FOR BEING A PRIEST! “So it might not be surprising that priests showing up in public, even if they are innocent of such charges, would be taking some heat. One priest, Fr. Michael […]

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