May 2018

Join us in France!

We have the opportunity to fulfill two great objectives: 1) See the unprecedented saints and shrines of France, and 2) Remember our men who fought in World War II on the beaches of Normandy on the 75 Anniversary of D-Day.

We will visit the most amazing churches soaring into the sky as a testimony of the faith of the French people in earlier generations. Saints and Doctors of the Church will instruct us along the way. Cruise ship along the Seine River through Paris and so much more.

We are making this exclusive for our regular and faithful pilgrims for the first week of registration. Full brochure and pricing is here.

Ten have already asked to register. This will be a one-bus trip with our great friend and priest Fr. Dan Good. Also one of our favorite European guides with a love for the Chruch and the saints. It will fill up fast!

For more information, an interactive map, full itinerary and contact info for registration, visit our France webpage here. To talk to a real person, contact Kendall at kripley@ctscentral.net or ?(866) 468-1420?.

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Feast Day of St. Justin Martyr, June 1
Download a Free copy of the Apostolic Fathers Timeline

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This amazing Timeline drives home the point of how close these men were to Jesus and the Apostles.

It demonstrates how Catholic the first Christians really were!

 The Apostolic Fathers faced Emperors, heretics and lions but these heroes of the Catholic faith never lost courage. Chains, prisons and blood-soaked arenas did not stop the early Christians from witnessing for Christ and handing on the Apostolic Tradition.
  

ApostolicFathersCover.jpgStrap on your sandals and step back in time to discover the “Apostolic Fathers, Handing on the Faith”

Comprehensive 28-Page Study Guide
Behind the Scenes: The Making of Apostolic Fathers, Handing on the Faith
Bloopers and Outtakes
Conversation with Steve Ray and Fr. Benedict Groeschel

English and Spanish subtitles
Feature running time: 90 minutes, extras 30 minutes

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Fun 15 minute show today about out projects, including a short story of how the whole Footprints of God documentaries. We emphasized our latest on Elijah and Elisha. My segments starts at 3:50 minutes into the show.

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What is the Opposite of the word “Believe” in the Bible?

May 29, 2018

I received an email today regarding one of my talks I gave at Franciscan University of Steubenville. It is on my audio CD “Born Again? Faith Alone?” In the talk I said that the opposite of “believe” is to “disobey.” In other words, Jesus does not just require that we “believe” in him like we […]

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Videos of 100’s of Protestants, Many Pastors, who have converted

May 26, 2018

Videos of 189 Protestants and other religions who converted to the Catholic Church. Many of them are pastors. You will find Baptists, Pentecostals, Mormans, Jehovahs Witnesses, Atheists, and more. Enjoy! Click here to get started :-)

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Was Baptism Instituted Before or After Jesus’ Death and Resurrection?

May 25, 2018

The other day a friend wrote and asked a question. It was an interesting question. “Is the answer to this that in the earlier examples, only the disciples did the baptizing and John is using a Hebraic figure of speech such that his disciples did them in his name and by his authority? If so, […]

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Pilgrimage Farewells and Comments from Jerusalem

May 25, 2018

Here are some of the final farewells and comments from the pilgrimage. It’s always fun to hear what people thought and how the pilgrimage affected their lives. Janet also gives her little speech at the end which many have found to be very profound and helpful.

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Riding Camels, Floating in Dead Sea, Qumran, Jericho, Brother Charles’ Story and more

May 24, 2018

Enjoy a marvelous and fun camel-riding, Dead Sea floating, museum visiting and walking thru 1st century Jerusalem day! Fr. Dan’s closing homily and final pilgrimage blessings here.

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Did John the Baptist Doubt that Jesus was the Messiah?

May 24, 2018

I get asked this question a lot and thought others would find my answer helpful. Not that I claim to have discovered this myself but reading and gleaning has brought me to this conclusion. In Luke 7:19-28, John the Baptist was in prison and sent two of his disciples to Galilee to ask Jesus a […]

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Early AM Stations of the Cross, Touching Calvary, Mass at Tomb, Western Wall and more

May 23, 2018

First video covers early morning (3:45 AM – 9:00 AM) Via Dolorosa, touching top of Calvary and Mass at the Tomb — very special and emotional for the folks. Second video covers the rest of the day. Including Western Wall and later dinner on the roof of Jerusalem. PART ONE: PART TWO:

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Sola Scriptura and the Canon of Scripture

May 23, 2018

Sola Scriptura and the Canon When non-Catholics are asked to provide biblical support or their belief that the Bible Alone is the sole rule of faith for the believer, they usually cite 2 Timothy 3:16-17 which states that “all scripture is God-breathed and is useful”. However, they somehow miss the fact that the two verses […]

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Day 6: Gethsemane, New US Embassy, Mt. of Olives, Upper Room, Mt. Zion and Special Entry into Tomb

May 22, 2018

Started with very moving Mass at Gethsemane with lots of tears and a fantastic homily you can watch here. Paternoster Church and Ascension on Mount of Olives. Viewing American flags waiving with Israeli flags in the streets. Viewed the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. Lunch at Kibbutz and everything Mount Zion: Dormition of Mary, Upper […]

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Bias in Bible Translations

May 22, 2018

Translating Holy Scripture is a necessary process by which the sacred text is provided in various languages, usually rendered from the original languages. Not all translations are created equal. Some result from one scholar’s work, others the work of a committee of scholars. Some are literal while others tend toward paraphrase. Translation resembles a sliding […]

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All Day Birth of Christ and Bethlehem

May 21, 2018

Driving thru Wall around Bethlehem, Shopping spectacular, Mass in Cave in Bethlehem, Shwarma or Falafil?, touching birthplace of Jesus, Carmelite Convent, and dinner with Passover Lamb and dancing. Click here for Fr. Dan’s Bethlehem homily. PART ONE: PART TWO:

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History of the Bible Chart

May 21, 2018

For a larger image on PDF which you can see better, click here. Two items I consider errors: 1) The Gospel of John was not considered spurious, and 2) there was no such things a “The Jewish Council of Javneh (or Jamnia)”. This is a fallacy as I wrote about here. Just so you know, […]

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Mass at Capernaum, Eating St. Peter’s Fish, Visitation and Arriving in JERUSALEM!

May 20, 2018

Today was Pentecost Sunday which is very special for Janet and I and our family. It was 24 years ago today that we were received into the Catholic Church with tears of joy. My eyes welled up with tears many times today just recalling that event while we’re traveling through the Holy Land. What a […]

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