While President Obama calls religious freedom a “key objective of US foreign policy,” experts question how high a priority combating persecution really is.

February 14, 2014

Janet and I spend a lot of time in countries where the Christians are the minority, mistreated and persecuted. We see it first hand. In fact, I am writing this from Bethlehem where the Christians are leaving in droves because if the mistreatment they suffer. We have not been to Syria or Egypt lately but [...]

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Excellent Response the the UN’s Intrusion into Catholic Church Issues and Freedom

February 7, 2014

Dr. Anne Hendershott, director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville, has written a pointed response to the statement concerning clerical sex abuse issued by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Her commentary in Crisis Magazine points to many flaws in the UN statement [...]

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Investigation on Medjugorje Complete, Findings to be Sent to Vatican

January 20, 2014

After CDF Examination, Pope Will Take Final Decision VATICAN CITY, January 20, 2014 (Zenit.org) – The Vatican has confirmed that the international Vatican commission investigating the events at Medjugorje is ready to submit its findings to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In a statement released Saturday, the director of the Holy See [...]

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Excited Young Catholics and Reunion of Pilgrims

January 19, 2014

Today I gave my talk on St. John here in Omaha with a church FULL, with over 900 enthusiastic Catholics excited to learn the Bible, apologetics and how to defend their faith. It’s always exciting to see young people and teenagers come up and want to talk with pages of notes they just took. Also [...]

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Pope Benedict XVI Defrocked Nearly 400 Priests in Two Years

January 18, 2014

Nearly 400 Catholic priests were laicized in a 2-year period during the pontificate of Benedict XVI because of sexual abuse of children, according to a Vatican document obtained by the Associated Press. The document, covering the years 2011 and 2012, is the first Vatican account of the number of priests disciplined because of sex-abuse charges. [...]

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I Love the Universality of the Catholic Church – Love Being Catholic!

January 12, 2014

We went to Mass today and could not understand a word! It was all in French. We are celebrating Mass with a church FULL of French-speaking Africans with a white French bishop with an Italian parish priest in a church built by Italians in the heart of Istanbul which is 99.9% Muslim. We are all [...]

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Finally Leaving Iraq

January 11, 2014

We just boarded Turkish Air – most beautiful plane I’ve ever seen! After cancelled flights and much stress it looks like we are on our way out of Iraq – finally! On the positive side it was a wonderful experience being in Iraq. The people were friendly and kind. It was a very backward country, [...]

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Started Filming at Tigris and Euphrates Today

January 7, 2014

We arrived in Iraq this morning at 7:30 AM. It took 1 1/2 hours to get out of the airport while they “checked” our visas. Lots of security. So gar all is well. Our hotel is the best in Basra but I’d rate it a 4-star by American standards. We began filming today at the [...]

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For 1st Time Women Can Now Drive In Saudi Arabia :-)

January 6, 2014

These new cars especially designed for Muslim women to drive in Saudi Arabia. For those oblivious to the facts: in Saudi Arabia it is illegal for women to go out in public without a man and their face covered with a Burka, and they are forbidden to drive.

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Obamacare Kicks In

January 4, 2014

Obama Admin Tells Supreme Court: Force Catholic Nuns to Obey Birth Control Mandate Obama Care will Cover Your Abortion but not Your New Born Baby Obama Admin Lost 88% of its Battles to Force Companies to Obey the HHS Mandate

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ESPN Hit with Tough Allegation: Rejected Ad Because ‘Jesus and God are Problematic’

December 13, 2013

UPDATE 12/13/13 ESPN retracted its rejection and has decided to air the ad as it was originally presented. Smart move ESPN. Thanks to all those who protested! Problematic in deed! Read the review, see how ESPN rejected a nice ad for a Children’s Hospital requesting that people send in cards and greetings to the children. [...]

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Christians Targeted by Rebels in Syria

December 8, 2013

DAMASCUS (AP) – Syrian Christians offered prayers Sunday for a group of more than a dozen nuns and orphanage workers held by rebels for nearly a week, fueling fears in the minority community that they are being targeted by extremists among the fighters seeking to oust President Bashar Assad. The seizure of the 12 Greek [...]

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What to Get for Christmas? Buy Verbum and Change Someone’s Life!

December 2, 2013

Verbum is the most powerful and easy-to-use Bible and Catholic software in the world. Until you get behind the wheel and drive this luxurious machine you have no idea what you are missing. This program is running on my laptop constantly – AND it is constantly synced on my iPhone and iPad. Thousands of books [...]

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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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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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John Glenn’s Wife: I Teared Up Reading it to My Wife

September 30, 2013

John & Annie Glenn (John born: July 18, 1921). True story according to Snopes. For half a century, the world has applauded John Glenn as a Heart-stirring American hero. He lifted the nation’s spirits when, as one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was blasted alone into orbit around the Earth; the enduring affection [...]

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