Great fun on Catholic Answers Live! St. John and his gospel may not sound that interesting but it was a lively and VERY interesting show.

Screen Shot 2020-08-08 at 10.38.39 AMWe started off: 
1) Who wrote the gospel and what do we know about him?
2) Tell us about your books “St. John’s Gospel” and how you have gotten to “know” John?
3) What about the end of St. John’s life?

  • 16:44 – What is your opinion on the dating of the Gospel of John? 
  • 20:40 – In John 6, how do we know that it is evidence for the Real Presence in the Eucharist? 
  • 30:56 – Does the gospel of John encourage Christians to show others our faith and works or to hide them? Are we saved by works?
  • 35:40 – Some Protestants use John 6:63 to disprove the Eucharist. How can I respond, especially to the phrase “the flesh profits nothing”? 
  • 43:43 – Is there a continuity between the Passover in the gospel of John and Jewish tradition? 
  • Why doesn’t John use the word “miracle” in his gospel? And how does he prove Jesus is divine (God)?

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Our Homeschooling Zoom Conference a month ago was a huge success. As a follow-up, today there is a whole afternoon and evening of live Zoom talks, resources and panel discussions.

I (Steve Ray) will join three other homeschooling dads for a live panel discussion today, August 6 at 6 PM Eastern time.

Even though we finished homeschooling quite a while ago since our youngest child is now 28 years old, we were pioneers in the movement and risked jail time to do what we knew was best. I will share a lot of ideas for fathers as I now watch my 18 grandkids being homeschooled.

Join us for free, but you can also purchase the Premium Pass to access ALL the talks, resources and materials from the whole conference and today’s sessions. Click the image below or HERE.

Jumpstart Your Schooling Event (2)

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Thanks to Legatus On-line Magazine for these links and articles.

CDC head Robert Redfield pushes for schools to reopen in ‘public health interest’
Bishops ask Black Caucus to remember Catholic schools: ‘Don’t leave them behind’
The problem with online learning
Opinion: Make education dangerous again
Parents hiring private teachers to educate kids as coronavirus casts doubt on school reopenings

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What the Bible Says about Homosexuality

August 4, 2020

What the Bible Really Says on Homosexuality in 5 Quotes By  TFP Student Action If you defend true marriage, you’ve probably heard the following fallacy: “Jesus only talked about love.  The Bible doesn’t condemn homosexuality.”  Sadly, even voices within the Church try to reinterpret or silence the truth contained in the Bible. However, the Bible clearly […]

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Why Didn’t Jesus Condemn Homosexuality?

August 3, 2020

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

August 2, 2020

After posting my blog entry “Jesus and Homosexuality” I received a correspondence from a Harry H. McCall, a self-proclaimed ex-reverend. 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 but we need to […]

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Am I Sick? Naw, I Don’t Think So, Just Feeding the Turkey Vultures

July 31, 2020

The lady at the pet store told me I was a sick individual. I didn’t think so, but then again I am biased and think I’m OK – and my wife tends to agree with me. The whole thing started because of a small hobby of mine. When I was a little boy my dad bought […]

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In 2021 We’re Back in the Air!!

July 30, 2020

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” –St. Augustine ********************************************* Pope Paul VI referred to the Holy Land as the “5th Gospel” implying that a pilgrimage rounds out and compliments the Scripture for a fuller understanding. “A long procession of people…have gone in search of the ‘footprints’ […]

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Augustine’s Comment on Travel; Popes and Saints on Pilgrimages

July 30, 2020

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” –St. Augustine ********************************************* Pope Paul VI referred to the Holy Land as the “5th Gospel” implying that a pilgrimage rounds out and compliments the Scripture for a fuller understanding. “A long procession of people…have gone in search of the ‘footprints’ […]

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Muslims Pushing for 1 Million Votes! What are Catholics Doing?

July 29, 2020

This is one of many videos being spread across the Muslim communities in America. They are pushing for a huge Muslim registration drive for Voting for Biden in November. We careful America! If we don’t also get people out to vote we may lose for our grandchildren what we knew as children. They have an […]

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Register to Vote! Prepare to Vote! Information to Help

July 29, 2020

Click here for info on registering and voting in your area. Your vote this November has never been more crucial.

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Feast Day of St. Martha, loved by Jesus

July 29, 2020

Martha is often given the short shrift. She lived with her brother Lazarus and her sister Mary in Bethany where Jesus lived when he was in the Jerusalem area. She worked hard, cared for people but was criticized by Jesus, or so it seems. I don’t think Jesus was criticizing those who serve guests and take […]

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The Catholic Church: the First Abolitionist, Church Never Endorsed Slavery

July 28, 2020

Crisis Magazine has come out with a good and insightful article debunking the idea that the Catholic Church endorsed and promoted slavery. The modern anti-Christian, anti-history narrative takes it for granted that the Church was either a promoter of slavery, or at best complicit or it turned a blind eye. This article by Paul Kengor […]

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Vine, Branches & Fire: Where Will You End up?

July 27, 2020

One has to take time to care for their land. We own two acres in the country and awhile ago I was cutting wild vines out of the trees and burning them. The overgrown branches from the bushes and trees were also trimmed and burned. The flames brought to mind the words of Jesus in […]

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Feast Day of Joachim & Anna: Nativity and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

July 26, 2020

July 27 is the Feast Day of Mary’s parents Sts. Joachim and Anna. Their story is not told in the Bible, but in a 2nd-century document entitled The Protoevangelium of James. In this document we read of the birth and presentation of Mary and her childhood through her marriage to Joseph and the birth of Jesus. This […]

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COVID Should not Cause a Life of Fear, by Msgr. Charles Pope AND MORE

July 21, 2020

Coronavirus Stalks in the Darkness, But Do Not Be Afraid “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” (Psalm 91:5-6) Msgr. Charles Pope Also, read my son-in-law Ben Brown’s article here:  “ARE MASKS […]

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