September 2018

Seven Things Every Kid Needs to Hear

September 18, 2018

Thanks to my friend Patrick Madrid. Might I suggest you plan to tell your kids all of these things over the next week or two?

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Triumph & Tragedy: Jimmy Akins Conversion Story and Loss of his Wife

September 17, 2018

 Many people know Jimmy Akin. I call him my friend and have great admiration for this friend. He is also a Square Dancer. But do you know his story? Get a cup of coffee, turn off the TV and settle in for a great story. Not just gut-wrenching and edifying, but also an Introductory Course […]

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Israel Day 6: Israel Museum, Jordan River, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea, Riding Camels

September 17, 2018

We give everybody a free day today but we offer an optional tour for those who would like to go. Our Mass today was at the Notre Dame Center and you can see Fr. Gavin‘s homily here. We start at the Israel Museum and see the Temple Model and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then we […]

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Israel Day 5: Bethlehem All Day – including Dancing!

September 16, 2018

Today we spent the whole day in Bethlehem. We did some shopping to support the local Christians (you have to see the store to believe it), and then we went to the Church of the Nativity to touch the birthplace of our Lord Jesus. Then we ate Schwarma and falafels before going for Mass in […]

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Mr. Bean on Why We Should be Allowed to Insult Each Other – Freedom of Speech

September 16, 2018

Well said, Mr. Bean! (2.5 minute video)

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Israel Day 4: Capernaum, Boat Ride, St. Peter Fish, Visitation, Arrival in Jerusalem

September 15, 2018

Our final day in Galilee and we had Mass at Capernaum where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood.” Fr. Gavin’s homily here. I also gave an abbreviated version of my talk “Defending the Eucharist.” Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and viewing 2,000 year old “Jesus Boat.” Would you like  eating St. […]

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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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