December 2007

A Father and Grandfather becomes a Father!

December 14, 2007

Today Janet and I had the priviledge and honor of watching our friend Bill Spencer ordained as a Catholic priest. He is a father and a grandfather — his son and daughters and grandchildren were there to celebrate this event with their dad and grandfather. After Bill's faithful wife Peg died of cancer, Bill decided [...]

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Critics of My Books

December 14, 2007

I was made aware of two critical comments on my book Upon this Rock. I generally tend to defend my works if I have time. I have briefly addressed each for anyone interested. The comments were made by Michael Whelton in his book Popes and Patriarchs. He was an Anglican turned Catholic, who was then disallusioned by [...]

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Teresa Tomeo Interviews Dr. Francis Beckwith

December 14, 2007

Teresa Tomeo of Ave Maria Radio, EWTN Radio and Sirius Satellite — has recorded an interview with Dr. Francis Bechwith on his conversion to the Catholic Church. Beckwith resigned as President of the Evangelical Theological Society when he converted.  You can learn more about Dr. Beckwith and his conversion by reading my past blogs here [...]

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Jimmy Akin Comments on Mitt Romney and his Speech

December 12, 2007

Jimmy has some good comments about the speech Romney gave entitled, I think, "Faith in America." You can read Jimmy' comments on his blog here. You can read the text of Romney's speech here. Read another review on Ignatius Press's InsightScoop.

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Bible Resources available on Vatican Website

December 12, 2007

Clergy Congregation Takes Bible Online ROME, DEC. 10, 2007 (Zenit.org).- A Web site launched by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy allows researchers to access Bible verses with exegesis from doctors of the Church or cross reference liturgical texts with commentaries from Church Fathers. The site at www.bibliaclerus.org offers six categories in nine languages. It [...]

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Bush’s Catholic Choice for Ambassador to Vatican Blocked

December 11, 2007

Vatican ambassador nomination finds opposition December 7, 2007, BY ROBERT NOVAK Sun-Times Columnist President Bush's nomination of Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican is being held up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, raising the possibility that the post may be vacant when Pope Benedict XVI visits the [...]

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Teddy Bear Theology

December 10, 2007

Be careful if you ever do anything as nefarious and egregious as name a teddy bear Mohammed. Zenit has an excellent article on the Fate of Christians in Islamic Countries. Read the excellent article on Zenit here. I suggest we are all in for trouble if the Islamic wave continues.

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Great Christmas Present! Logos Bible Software for Catholics!

December 10, 2007

Bible Study Software for Catholics We have the exclusive rights to sell Logos' new BIBLE STUDY SOFTWARE FOR CATHOLICS. You can only buy it at Steve's website www.BibleTheology.com.  This software is POWERFUL! Included — the Catholic New American Bible and the Revised Standard Version-Catholic edition. We are also excited to have the 38-volume Early Church Fathers-Catholic edition [...]

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Immaculate Conception – Day of Obligation

December 8, 2007

Make sure to get to Mass today! For a nice and simple explanation of the Immaculate Conception, visit Jimmy Akin's blog here. I am in Lake Charles Louisiana this weekend for a conference. I am speaking on "From Baptist to Catholic," "Mary, Real Girl & Woman of Mystery," and "Defending the Eucharist."

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Ecumenical Talks between Baptists and the Pope

December 7, 2007

Pope welcomes Baptists for ecumenical talks  Vatican, Dec. 6, 2007 (www.CWNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) met on December 6 with participants in a conference on Scripture, jointly organized by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Baptist World Alliance. The Holy Father expressed his hope for the success of the ecumenical [...]

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Do You Know Who This Man Is?

December 6, 2007

It must be the Season! Who is this man? Happy Advent!Merry Christ-mas!

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Can You Fly A Plane?

December 6, 2007

My friend felt depressed the other day and here is what happened: I was feeling depressed last week, so I called the mental health help line.  Like all other call centers, it has been outsourced to a third world location. When I told the operator in Pakistan that I was feeling suicidal, he got very [...]

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Olivewood Rosaries

December 5, 2007

Where did we pray the Rosary?Where did our Rosaries Touch?

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Christianity’s Contribution to Society

December 3, 2007

Christianity is often criticized as a destroyer of freedom and society, limiting freedoms and intellectual pursuits. A new book is out by Harvard professor D'Souza entitled What’s So Great About Christianity” (Regnery Publishing). Fr. John Flynn, LC writes an excellent review and discussion of the book and the topic. Click here for the excellent article.

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Evangelicals on Politics & Abortion

December 2, 2007

From the Evangelical Protestant Christianity Today Magazine, December 2007 Why will Hillary probably be our next president? Two facts: 1) the Republican Party is being perceived as mired down with Iraq and other problems, and 2) there are no inspiring pro-life Republican candidates to inspire the religious right! Unfortunately, I am fearful that the Republicans will NOT inspire [...]

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Chilling Words from Founder of the Weather Channel

December 2, 2007

The founder of the Weather Channel says we are being duped by the media and the elite into thinking we are all going to melt away with global warming. He is remarkable cool, as Jimmy Akin says, toward the idea of man-made global warming. For more, visit Jimmy Akin's excellent blog here.

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