Luther’s Young Years, Monastery and Birth & Death

September 11, 2017

Eisleben: birth and baptism of Luther. Also where he preach his last sermons and died. This was also the town of St. Gertrude the Great. We has Mass at St. Gertrude’s with another fantastic homily. Mansfeld: Luther’s childhood home and church where he sang in the choir and served as an altar boy. He was […]

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9/11/2001 “Lest We Forget (or forgot)”

September 11, 2017

No need to upset anyone, but you won’t see this on TV. But lest we forget – or for those who’ve never seen it – here is the video of the planes hitting the World Trade Center. I remember exactly where I was – and with all America we were glued to the TV screens. […]

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Leipzig Germany: Luther-Eck Debate and Bach’s Greatest Works

September 10, 2017

Tour of historic Leipzig where The 20 day debate between Luther and Eck took place – a debate st which Luther fared poorly. It was here also that Johann Sebastian Bach did most of his creative work. Started the day with a reverent Mass and great homily well worth your time (Part 1 and Part […]

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

September 10, 2017

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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Potsdam and Wittenburg Germany

September 9, 2017

Leaving Berlin we drove to Potsdam to tour the palace and gardens of King Frederick the Great though we concluded that in the culture wars he was more our adversary than a friend. Wittenburg was an amazing though sad visit since this is where Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the Wittenburg Door which […]

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Delivered “500 Reasons to Be Catholic” to Luther at Wittenburg Door

September 9, 2017

Today we went to Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany. I had promised people I would deliver their “95 Reasons for being Catholic.” We ended up with many hundreds of reasons that were sent to me. I kept my promise today and delivered them to Martin Luther in person. I could not mail them to the […]

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Vatican to Release Stamp Honoring Martin Luther

September 9, 2017

(Reposting this from earlier this year — now that we are in Germany following this schismatic and arguing with him along the way)January 18, 2017 (Catholic World News) The Vatican will issue a stamp to honor Martin Luther this year, marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The Vatican regularly issues stamps to mark […]

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Germany Berlin All Day! Berlin Wall, Wow!

September 8, 2017

After celebrating mass at the church of Saint Thomas Aquinas (brilliant homily here) we spent the rest of the day touring Berlin. There’s a tremendous amount of history here and we packed a lot in. I think the most moving part of the day was as we walked around the remaining segments of the Berlin […]

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Nativity and Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8, 2017

The birth and presentation of Mary is described in the early 2nd century document known and loved by the first Christians. It is the source for the names of Mary’s parents Joachim and Anna. It is entitled “The Protoevangelium of James.”  It is fascinating. I have only provided the first 1/3 of the document. The […]

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Site of Jesus’ Baptism, Nice 2-Minute Video by Jordanian Tourism Department

September 8, 2017

We know where Jesus was baptized. It was on the Jordan side of the Jordan River. The site is called Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan as mentioned in John 1:28. This is a nice little 2 minute video about this site. You will also see this site in great detail in our upcoming documentary on Elijah & Elisha – […]

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Arrival in Germany for the 500th Anniversary of Protestant Devolution

September 7, 2017

Our group all arrived today in good order in Berlin for the start of our Germany tour. We are going to follow the footsteps of Martin Luther and the Protestant Deformation. I know that it’s called the Protestant “Reformation” but as a convert to the Catholic Church I realize now that it was not a […]

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Luther’s Departing Comments on the Result of his Revolt

September 7, 2017

A quote from Luther toward the end of his life, after he had surveyed the results of his revolt: “Since we have commenced to preach our doctrine,” he said in one of his sermons, “the world has grown daily worse, more impious, and more shameless. Men are now beset by legions of devils, and while […]

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My Talk at Primacy of Peter: Understanding John 21 and Jesus’ Appearance at the Sea of Galilee

September 6, 2017

Since I am doing a show on this topic today with Spirit Catholic Radio (listen live from 9:10-9:40 AM Eastern time) and since will be at this site called Primacy of St. Peter along the shore of Galilee four more times this year… …I thought I would share my teaching that I give all our […]

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WWJD or “What DID Jesus Do?” A new book by Tom Nash

September 6, 2017

Tom Nash, a good friend and faithful Catholic, theology adviser for EWTN, contributor to many Catholic radio shows along with many other credits has written an excellent book entitled “What DID Jesus Do?”. You can read my endorsement here: You’ve heard the question “What Would Jesus Do?” The popular culture has hijacked this question for […]

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Bestiality (Zoophilia) is on the Rise

September 5, 2017

Since we arrived in Germany today, and since they are probably the worst at this, I thought I would post this blog today. By the way, 60% of Berliners say they have no religion. So, here it to goes… (The two pictures you see below are in many places around Berlin as an advertisement.  I took […]

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Gut-wrenching Movie “Zookeeper’s Daughter”

September 4, 2017

Janet and I are on a plane to Germany watching an intense movie about Nazi times – about Poles risking their lives saving Jews. “Zookeeper’s Wife” is very worthy to watch! I will watch it again. If I was there Janet & I would do the same! This kind of movie stirs us to be […]

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