October 2013

Own Logos Software? Do Me a Big Favor!

October 16, 2013

The Steve Ray collection of books for Logos-Verbum is just about ready to be published as Logos-Verbum resources. We only need a few more people to pre-order them and it’ll push it over the top so they can become Logos books. You can learn more here Steve Ray Collection Crossing the Tiber has also just [...]

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Cruise Pilgrims in Rome on Day 2

October 15, 2013

A vigorous day visiting many of the major Churches. The Church of the Martyrdom of St. Paul, called San Paolo alle Tre Fontane, (translated to the Three Fountains, named because it is said that three fountains sprung up from the places that his head bounced as he was martyred with a sword). St. Paul Outside [...]

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First Day With Pilgrimage Group in Rome

October 14, 2013

Everyone arrived in good order today for our first day in Rome. We had a good tour of the Roman Forum in ancient Rome. We also went underground in the Church San Clemente which houses the bones of two of my favorite apostolic fathers. We walked through first century Rome for the apostles walked. We [...]

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In Rome for Consecration of the World to Mary – Watch My Video

October 13, 2013

Watch my short video on-location below. VATICAN CITY, October 13, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Here is the translation of the prayer of consecration recited by Pope Francis in consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Holy Mary Virgin of Fatima, with renewed gratitude for your maternal presence we join our voice to that of [...]

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Peter & the Primacy in the New Testament

October 12, 2013

St. Peter in the New Testament What Do We Know About Him? Peter is the big rugged fisherman who became the humble servant of the servants of God. Jesus chose him from among the Twelve to be the leader and the visible head of the Church. What do we know about Peter from the New [...]

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A Tea Party Catholic (Count Me In)

October 11, 2013

Catholic World Report just published an article entitled “What is a Tea Party Catholic?” I’d have say it is me. I think you’ll enjoy this interview with a brilliant Catholic theologian and philosopher. Hope you join the Tea Party sanity in contrast to the socialist insanity. read the whole article here. Excerpt from Samuel Gregg’s [...]

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Our Group’s Hotel in Rome; Consecration of the World to Mary

October 10, 2013

Our Rome extension of 65 people for our St. Paul Pilgrimage-Cruise through the Mediterranean Sea will arrive on Monday. Janet and I arrived early to make sure everything is ready. Janet and I will be present at St. Peter’s when the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima arrives from Portugal (where we were two weeks [...]

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Our New Christian Health Insurance Provider

October 9, 2013

Thanks to Obama, our health insurance was canceled with Blue Cross & Blue Shield. We had this for many years but now it is gone due to our president. We found a new Christian insurance company which will give us good coverage and we will not be participating in abortion contraceptives. You may want to [...]

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Will Pelosi Finally Be Stopped at the Communion Line?

October 8, 2013

A lot of Catholics have been scratching their heads and asking, “Why are these professed pro-abort politicians allowed to flaunt the Catholic moral teachings and still be allowed to walk up the Communion line to receive the Body and Blood of Christ?” Now it seems she (and hopefully they) will be stopped dead in their [...]

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Immoral Silence regarding Slaughter of Christians Around the World

October 8, 2013

Janet and I have been to parts of the world where it is dangerous to be a Christian: India, southern Philippines, Muslim countries, China, Egypt and more. It is distressing that the free world is silent about this massive persecution of our brothers and sisters in Christ. I hope their plight is made known and [...]

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The Date is SET! Canonization of JPII is April 27! And We Will Be There – Join Us!

October 7, 2013

The Pope and Cardinals announced it! The date is finally set! April 27 is Divine Mercy Sunday and we will be in Rome to celebrate this historic event! Join us on this pilgrimage. Not only for the canonization but a full tour of Imperial Rome with its Roman Forum, Coliseum and the Mamertine Prison where [...]

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Fr. Scott Courtney’s Very Fun Homily on the Beatitudes at the Mount of Beatitudes

October 7, 2013

These are the kind of priests that go with us as chaplains on our pilgrimages. Fr. Scott will be with us three times again in the near future. You will enjoy this fun, profound and excellent homily on the Beatitudes preached while overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

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Atheism or God? You are the Detective

October 6, 2013

Atheism is growing in America and in the world. But is there a good reason for its popularity? Do they know something we don’t know or do they just not want “a God” to tell them what to do? Is it reasonable to be an atheist? Which takes more faith: atheism or theism (belief in [...]

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Nine Truths about Purgatory: What Catholics Need to Know about Heaven’s Ante-room

October 6, 2013

Nine Truths about Purgatory: What Catholics need to know about the ‘anteroom of heaven’ By Emily Stimpson – OSV Newsweekly, 9/29/2013 (Steve Ray’s article on Purgatory HERE) Some fear it. Others hope for it. Some see it as proof of God’s mercy; others as testimony to God’s wrath. Many don’t know anything about it, while many [...]

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Government Forbids Priests to Serve Soldiers

October 5, 2013

During the government “shut down” some priests are threaded with arrest if they celebrate Mass for our troops. Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown. I suggest Obama and his crony Harry Reid do the right thing. Check out CatholicVote.org to get more info and find out what YOU can do.

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Pope Francis: The Good, the Baffling, and the Unclear

October 3, 2013

Carl Olsen of Ignatius Press writes: Over the past few days, I’ve had numerous conversations, by phone and e-mail and in person, with folks who are confused, frustrated, puzzled, or even angry about some of the comments made recently by Pope Francis. After a lot of thought and consideration (and consultation), I wrote the following [...]

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