My CD Audio “Swimming Upstream: Living a Catholic Life in a Pagan World” now available at Lighthouse!

April 3, 2016

This is the talk I have been most asked to give in the last few years. It is a hard-hitting, politically incorrect talk about the state of our culture and what we as Christians are called to do. I use some pretty scary and interesting stories and example. We step back into the early Church [...]

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“You are Rock” and “Feed My Sheep” and diving into the Bible

April 2, 2016

Great day in Northern Israel. Enjoy! Fr. Courtney’s Homily at Beatitudes 

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

April 2, 2016

Since we are at the Primacy of St. Peter today along the shore of Galilee, I thought I would share my teaching that I give all our pilgrims at this site. It is an explanation of St. John 21 where Jesus appoints Peter to be the shepherd of his sheep. But there is much more [...]

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“The Word Became Flesh HERE!” A day in Nazareth with Mary, in Cana and on Mount of Transfiguration

April 1, 2016

Our first full day with this enthusiastic and excited pilgrimage group. We have a sold out trip with only one bus since we want to give people the intimate and personal pilgrimage with the finest hotels, restaurants, services and teaching. And Mass — wow, today we had Mass with Fr. Scott Courtney on the top [...]

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Is the Catholic Faith Anti-Woman? Five Reasons the Catholic Church is the Most PRO-WOMAN Institution in History

April 1, 2016

COMMENTARY: One doesn’t have to look far to see that the term ‘war on women’ doesn’t apply. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! by ARINA O. GROSSU  Anyone who claims that the Catholic Church is anti-woman knows little about her rich history and Tradition in proclaiming the beauty and greatness of womanhood. There is no [...]

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Steve’s Intro to Arriving Holy Land Pilgrims

March 31, 2016

Our sold out one-bus trip has arrived in good shape, excited and ready to go! Enjoy!

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How We REALLY Got the Bible – the Facts Simply Presented (print this out, hand it out)

March 31, 2016

This is just one page of Bob Sullivan’s excellent little tri-fold handout to explain how we got the Bible. It is from the Catholic and historical perspective without all the Protestant biases and twisting of history. I think you enjoy the whole thing which you can see here. You can print this out, fold it [...]

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What to Do if You See Pornography? How to Talk to your Kids about an Important, Crucial Subject

March 30, 2016

This video is made by the Mormons but it is pretty good. It is for kids so they know what to do if they happen upon, see, or are introduced to pornography. It is worth a watch — at least it gets parents on the right track on how to talk to their kids and [...]

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Questions Steve Answered on Catholic Answers Live: “Jesus and the Crucifixion”

March 29, 2016

The topic was “The Crucifixion of Jesus.” Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Wednesday. You can listen on-line here or download the podcast here. *********************************************************** 1)  Did Judas simply point out Jesus or did he accuse Jesus of a criminal act? 2)  Can you clarify how the Passover in Exodus [...]

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Hierarchy of the Catholic Church – Very Interesting Webpage full of Info

March 29, 2016

There is a boatload of info on this website including the Bishops from around the world, Cardinals, Councils, and much more.

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Is this the Oldest Image of the Virgin Mary?

March 28, 2016

New York Times By Michael Peppard JANUARY 30, 2016 THE Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the most revered woman in the Christian tradition. In the history of art, she appears almost as frequently as Jesus himself. But for the past 80 years, one of the oldest paintings of her may have been hiding [...]

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Memorable One-Liners From Mother Angelica

March 28, 2016

Www.Aleteia.com -  Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration, never did anything in a small way. She was known for her ability to parry a quick retort, make a wry observation or toss off a witticism that could catch a listener off-guard in its wisdom. Due to a stroke, the EWTN foundress had been [...]

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Mother Angelica has Gone to Her Lord

March 27, 2016

 Mother Angelica, founders of EWTN went to her eternal rest on Easter. God bless her work and bring her quickly to his presence. …….. Mother Angelica Dies at 92 Founded the EWTN Global Catholic Network Irondale, AL (EWTN) Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, P.C.P.A., known to millions around the world as Foundress of the [...]

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Easter and Rejoicing!

March 26, 2016

My wife Janet and I are high above the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Israel. Our oldest grandson Dominic (13 yrs old) is serving at Mass back in Ann Arbor Michigan. We certainly miss him and the Easter Vigil but will share pictures in the next day or two. Soon we will pick up our [...]

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How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb? Another Contradiction?

March 26, 2016

“For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt. 12:38-40) Skeptics claim to have discovered an error in the New Testament —claiming Jesus was not in the tomb [...]

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When Was Jesus Crucified? How Long on the Cross? Do the Gospels Contradict Each Other?

March 25, 2016

Do the Gospels Conflict? How Long was Jesus on the Cross? The question intrigued me sufficiently enough that I spent the best part of a day working on it. On the surface there seems to be a contradiction in the Gospels, mentioning different times for the crucifixion.  Maybe the Apostles forgot to check their watches! Mark says [...]

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