Coronavirus, Mass, and Catholic Life

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus, Mass, and Catholic Life  by Jimmy Akin First, here is my 15-minute show with John Harper on Relevant Radio discussing how the shutdown is affecting families and what we can do. My segment begins at the 30:00 minute mark. Now to Jimmy Akin’s excellent article: The coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has produced many questions and controversies, including […]

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Response to a Southern Baptist

March 19, 2020

I received an e-mail from a Southern Baptist and decided to take a few minutes to respond. Thought others might be edifited by it so I have posted it here without using his name. His email is contained in regular text and MY RESPONSE IS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. **************************************************** HELLO FRIEND: I WILL ANSWER BRIEFLY […]

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A Bit of Humor and Sanity about the Virus – Lady in a Grocery Store

March 17, 2020

A little sanity and good humor in the midst of a world gone mad. Janet and I laughed at this 2-minute common sense reaction to hysteria in the grocery store.  

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Excellent Riddle: Can You Discover What God Made?

March 17, 2020

This puzzle was written by a lady in California in 1890 in response to a gentlemen in Philadelphia, who said that he would pay $1,000 to anyone who could write a puzzle that he could not solve. He failed to do so, and paid the lady $1,000 (a great sum at that time). The answer […]

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Coronavirus Shutdown: Thoughts and Resources to Understand and Prepare during Wuhan Coronavirus Crisis

March 16, 2020

I just did a show on Relevant Radio about the effects of the coronavirus on travel and our daily lives with John Harper. My segment starts at the 30:00 minute mark. Below are some helpful articles to understand the whole situation. To go to Mass or not go to Mass; how should we prepare, how does the […]

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Steve’s Audio Talks on the Book of Acts and the Birth of the Catholic Church

March 15, 2020

 “That they may become perfectly one.” Christ’s prayer for unity resonates clearly with us. He prayed not only for our union with him and his Father but for the unity of all mankind. Teach your customers about early Church history. In his stirring talk “The Birth of the Catholic Church,” biblical expert and former Protestant […]

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If you can’t attend Mass this Sunday, this will be a beautiful streamed Mass

March 14, 2020

  Join the Sisters, live from the Motherhouse. Sunday at 7:30 a.m EDT. The Mass is our greatest act of worship in which the Pilgrim Church on earth is united with the Church in heaven, sharing their worship of the Father. The Mass invites us into the very prayer of the only Son of God. […]

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“The Hidden Life” – a gripping and cinematically beautiful Catholic movie on the level of “The Passion of the Christ”

March 14, 2020

Words cannot describe this movie and words escape me. I would put this masterpiece on the level of Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ. The videography is gorgeous and plays a significant role in the story. The script is minimal but the facial expressions and images provide and deepen the gut-wrenching drama. Based on true events, it is the […]

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Thoughts on the obligation to attend Mass during times of pestilence

March 13, 2020

Catholics will begin to wonder if they should go to Mass or not, and what if Mass is not available. The coronavirus is radically changing our society and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters’ provides an excellent primer on “to go to Mass or not to go to Mass.” *********************************** The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays […]

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More and more Catholics identifying as “born-again”

March 13, 2020

This is an unsettling development in the American Catholic Church. However, we had it coming. With priestly scandals, weak-kneed bishops, liberal and leftist theology and politics — what are serious Catholics to do? The answer is to hunker down, pray and work for revival, but many are looking to the conservative, experiential, emotionally-satisfying Evangelical churches […]

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My Doctor Son-in-Law Explains Coronavirus Closures

March 12, 2020

Though I have always thought this coronavirus issue is media hype and far over exaggerated, I thought I would share the opinion of my son-in-law Wes who is a doctor (and who I am extremely proud of). I thought his explanation was perfectly rational and reasonable and explained the crisis in a simple manner. So […]

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Legatus March 2020 Holy Land Pilgrimage

March 12, 2020

Unhappily this trip was not able to proceed because Israel, for all intents and purposes, closed their borders to all travelers including Americans. Delta also canceled our flights. We are so sorry this has inconvenienced so many, not just our pilgrims, but travelers from around the world. UPDATE 3/12/20  Delta has now canceled their flights to […]

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Netflix is Tricky; Beware! Reinstates after Cancellations without Notice!

March 12, 2020

I contacted Netflix three months ago. They confirmed my account was canceled. Today I saw a charge on my Visa card from Netflix. I called them. They said that because my card was still on file it was automatically reinstated. Very dishonest and crooked. After about twenty minutes on the phone, and jumping through a […]

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Filipino Moves through many Religions and Philosophies before Returning Wholeheartedly to the Church

March 12, 2020

This man has run the gauntlet of religions, cults, and philosophies in search of the truth. It is always painful, but the end result is always joy and reassurance. Hopefully, stories like this will keep others from wandering away and suffering the pain that Duane Catujano experienced. ********************************************* Did I become a die-hard Catholic because […]

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Girl with the Beard Slated to Win the Race

March 11, 2020

If you aren’t subscribed to the Babylon Bee, it’s a good daily dose of conservative, moral and political satire. It is social commentary and a lot of fun. It is the Christian version of “The Onion.” You can subscribe here.

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Audio of my Show With Drew Mariani and Fr. Chris Alar on Relevant Radio

March 9, 2020

On Friday I was in Appleton Wisconson for the Esto Vir. When they invited me I had no idea what Esto Vir meant. Sounded something like estrogen but I knew it could not be that. I looked it up and discovered it was King David’s challenge to his son Solomon – “Be a Man!” It […]

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