June 2013

Pedophile Prostitution Ring in the Vatican?

by Steve Ray on June 30, 2013

Has a gay pedophile prostitution ring been discovered at the Vatican? (8 things you need to know)
by Jimmy Akin

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…he won’t MAKE us marry gays? Oh, how kind of his majesty. So considerate of his subjects, especially us misguided and intolerant Christians. Obama the merciful!

But before you bow in thanks to his Royal Highness beware that his anti-Christian, anti-conservative minions in the IRS might just remove tax-exempt status for any group refusing to marry gay couples all in the name of “eradicating discrimination” in religious education and practice. They’ve already proved their ability to attack anyone who disagrees with their king.

National Cathedral (Episcopalian) in Washington DC

Oh, maybe not today, but His Highness still has 3 1/2 years to do whatever he wants in his kingdom — because he can. The American people are self-absorbed, have short memories and the press defends and “explains” his every pronouncement and wish and ignores his every foible.

And all the while church bells are clanging all over the King’s city of Washington hailing the Supreme Court’s decisions in favor of “gay marriage.” Even the National Cathedral (not Catholic) rang their bells for almost an hour, reveling in the Court’s endorsement of the perversions and abberations of homosexuality.

Catholic churches failed to join in the revelry because they are (tongue in cheek) old fashioned bigots dominated by old men from a past of puritan legalism that refuse to give women equal rights and to allow every sexual abberation to be celebrated as normal.

Soon anything said against the perversion of homosexuality will be considered “hate speech” and it is not unthinkable that priests could be arrested for quoting certain passage from the Bible during Mass. We all may be denied our rights for speaking the truth.

So, I am exaggerating? Hysterical? Reactionary? 

Give me a break! My mother is 92 years old and she doesn’t even recognize her own country any more. In her day the big scandal was Lucy Ricardo sleeping in separate beds in the same room with her husband Ricky. No one would have discussed abortion or homosexuality in polite public. How swiftly things have descended into the base, vulgar and immoral world of 2013 America. And it happened VERY fast!

I am not optimistic for our country. I am convinced we’ve crossed a line of no return. Return, yes, but not to sanity. It is a the return to the paganism, intolerance, and ignorance of the generation preached to by St. Paul over 2,000 years ago. Then it was polytheism (believe in any gods you want); today it is pluralism (believe in any religion or philosophy you want). Everything is relative and equal. No one can dare say THEY know the truth or even that there IS a truth.

Today the Supreme Court — though they would deny it — has put one of the last screws into the coffin of Western Civilization. One of the first screws of course was the legalization of abortion. Legalizing the destruction of human life and then the abolition of the family are the double barrels of a shotgun that has blasted the death nell of civilized society.

America is in critical condition and her coffin is being constructed. I fear for my grandkids. 

What is my view of the future? It is dismal. On one side we have 1 billion Muslims fighting to bring the world under Alah and sharia law; on the other side we have 1 billion Chinese atheist communists who own most of the United States (by buying up our debt, land and enterprises).

And right when we, the “West, the Christian, Democratic, freedom-loving land of opportunity” should be strong enough to resist the two hordes, we are collapsing financially and morally and bowing to the gods of entertainment, relativism, secularism and materialism. Where are we heading? Look at Western Europe — they are leading the decline and we are dutifully following them.

My talk on the decline of the West, the success of the first Christians and how we should follow their blueprint

Is there a remedy? Maybe. Maybe moral, freedom-loving Americans will rise up with a 2nd American Revolution. Maybe the Lord will intervene. Maybe we can re-convert the new pagan world like the Christians converted the old pagan world at the beginning of Christianity. Though I am not hopeful, I am prayerful. I tell my kids to raise my grandchildren to be martyrs.

The Christians of the first three centuries turned the world upside down for Jesus. But they did it as martyrs. Tertullian and St. Augustine said, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” Lord have mercy!

Asked how the rulings will affect the Catholic Church in the United States, Fr. Fessio remarked that they “will call forth saints and scholars who will shine like the stars in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation’. They will also be humiliated and very likely, in time, persecuted. Welcome to the Brave New World.”

Below: Interesting “rap” video creatively saying the same thing. 

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New Movie Catholics Should Support

by Steve Ray on June 26, 2013

Tim Staples writes:

As some of you know, I [Tim Staples] have a very small part in the up-coming movie, “Little Boy.” There are pre-screenings happening across the country right now. I play a “soldier in the hospital” and I have three lines. Thus begins and ends my Hollywood career.

But seriously, I really believe we need to support groups like Metanoia Films (the producers of this excellent film) who are trying to make a positive impact in Hollywood from the inside. And, as you will see in this movie, with actors and actresses like Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, David Henrie, Kevin James, Sean Aston, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, Michael Rapaport, Ben Chaplaine, Ali Landry, and Eduardo Verastigui, this is truly a quality movie in spite of the producers poor choice for the “soldier at hospital.”

 Be sure to see it and often when it comes out!

Info here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1810683/ 

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Jim’s Story: Born Presbyterian, then to Parties, Drugs … Protestantism and finally to the Church

June 26, 2013

Conversion stories are always so compelling. Jim’s is full of good content that can help another understand and see the truth of the Catholic Church. This story is about 23 pages but a very good read. Hope you enjoy it. By the way, below is also a link to his wife Julie’s story :-) She [...]

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Congressman Attacks “Anemic” US Response to Christian Persecution

June 25, 2013

Rep. Frank Wolf, co-chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, urges the appointment of an envoy to protect religious minorities. by CNA/EWTN NEWS  06/21/2013  WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., has criticized the U.S. government’s “anemic and at times outright baffling” response to the persecution of Christians in the Mideast, urging the appointment of an envoy [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – Q & A from Non-Catholics

June 24, 2013

Tonight I joined Patrick Coffin for the Open Line Q & A with Non-Catholics. Monday at 6 PM Eastern time. HERE is the link to listen on-line; HERE is a link to get the podcast.  By the way, Patrick Coffin and I are leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land August 31-Sept 9. The heroic [...]

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David Gray’s Story: From Prison and Attempted Suicide to the Catholic Church

June 23, 2013

In my articles ‘Losing and Finding it All’ and ‘The Day I Heard the Lord’s Voice; The Day I Knew Jesus Is Real’I talked about how I moved from being an Agnostic to a Christian. I wish I could say that I went to prison and found Christ, but that would not be the truth [...]

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We Looked into the Face of God Today – literally – in Manoppello

June 21, 2013

Today we visited “The Face of God” here in Manoppello Italy. This cloth is woven of mussel shell threads and the face of Christ can clearly be seen at the moment of his coming to life in the resurrection. We talked about it for a half an hour on Sean Herriott’s show on Relevant Radio. [...]

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Fr. Pavone Just Confronted Nancy Pelosi – a Canon Lawyer’s Opinion

June 21, 2013

I have some opinions on Fr. Pavone. I also have opinions on Pelosi. I think Pelosi is a fool and I think Fr. Pavone’s letter to her is brilliant and spot on! I just spent a week with Fr. Pavone in Rome with 150 pilgrims, leading the Priests for Life and Footprints of God pilgrimage [...]

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Obama Seriously Offends Catholics Again – Another Reason I Despise This Man

June 20, 2013

This is the Facecloth from the Tomb of Christ. Read Paul Badde’s book The Face of God. Join us in October for our St. Paul Meditteranean Cruise. One stop is to see this great relic of Christ’s resurrection. Obama Offends Catholics in UK: Says Religious Schools Divisive Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 06:42 PM By Paul [...]

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Cross vs. Crucifix

June 20, 2013

(From a letter Steve wrote to a Evangelical Protestant who asked about the Catholic Crucifix) Dear Evangelical Friend: You display a bare cross in your home; we display the cross and the crucifix. What is the difference and why? The cross is an upright post with a crossbeam in the shape of a “T”. A [...]

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Courageous Bishop Debating Homosexual “Marriage”

June 19, 2013

Tim Staples writes: This is yet another example of the younger bishops (and priests) who are coming up in the Church right now. I have not read a more concise, charitable and absolutely orthodox presentation on the error of so-called homosexual “marriage.” God Bless Bishop Paprocki who was getting heckled as he presented these poetic [...]

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Join Me and My Wife Janet on a Walking Tour of Rome with Interactive Map, Videos and Pictures

June 18, 2013

It was a great 5-mile tour visiting great churches and historical sites. Enjoy the maps, pictures and videos. Hope you love Jesus and the Church more as a result. Remember that Rome has over 800 churches and we cannot visit them all in one walking tour :-)

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Brief Overviews of Paul’s Life — from the Place He Was Beheaded — Free Timeline

June 18, 2013

Two Videos: 1) Short Biography of St. Paul from the Place he was Martyred; 2) a Tour of the Sites of St. Paul’s Last Days. Enjoy! Steve gave a short biography of St. Paul at Tre Fontone where St. Paul was beheaded. This will give you a short introduction to St. Paul and his life [...]

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Rome Day 6: Mass with the Pope, Walking Tours of Rome, Farewells & Good-bye

June 17, 2013

The day started out spectacularly with Mass in St. Peter’s Square with Pope Francis. Our groups was the first in line among tens of thousands or more. So when the gates were opened we rushed in and got the very front seats and great seats they were.  Before the Mass the Pope surprised everyone by [...]

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Pope Up Close

June 16, 2013

Great Mass this morning with the Pope and hundreds of thousands of Pro-life people to celebrate Life Sunday. It Was also Harley-Davidson day with thousands of Harley Davidson motorcycles and riders and the pope blessed all their motorcycles. Click on the image below for a cool up-close video.

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