Steve on Deep Adventure Radio Talking about the Early Church

March 18, 2016

Sorry about the 30 second Lowe’s commercial. Can’t get rid of it, embedded in the broadcast.  Stephen and Bear discuss the young roaring Lion of the early church and how they worshiped, what the key beliefs were in regards to the Eucharist and even Mary and how the Bishop of Rome (Pope) became significant. It’s [...]

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Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – President Barack Obama plans to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, multiple sources have confirmed. Garland, a 63-year-old Harvard Law School graduate, is the chief judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Washington, D.C. President Bill Clinton named Garland to that court in [...]

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Mother Teresa to be Canonized September 4!! Join us in Rome & Assisi!

March 15, 2016

On March 15 Pope Francis announced the canonization would be September 4, 2016. We had jumped on this a year ago and secured the best accommodations guides (including Liz Lev) and escorts. We have had airline seats for many months just waiting for this announcement.  Join us for the historical event – the canonization of [...]

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New Movie “The Young Messiah” – Did the Boy Jesus Know Who He Was?

March 15, 2016

Dave Armstrong wrote an insightful review of this new film and some problematic theological issues. Here is his review: I wanted to let you know about two recent posts of mine, concerning the new film, The Young Messiah. Based on what I have seen about how it presents Jesus’ knowledge (in other reviews), I’ve concluded [...]

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Walking Tour of Rome, Trevi, Pantheon, Spanish Steps…Mass among the Martyrs

March 14, 2016

Our last full day of the Year of Mercy Rome Pilgrimage. Enjoy! (May have to wait until YouTube approves the video).

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The Cross & the Crucifix: Letter to a Fundamentalist

March 14, 2016

The Cross & the Crucifix (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 [...]

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“The Sinner’s Prayer” – All You Need to Get to Heaven?

March 13, 2016

When I was a kid, the “Sinner’s Prayer” was a big deal. It was at the heart of everything we knew about Jesus and getting saved. It was almost used as an incantation. My mom coached me to pray the Sinner’s Prayer when I was 4 years old. We knelt together in front of the [...]

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A Day in Assisi

March 13, 2016

     Incorrupt Bodies, Mass at Church of St. Francis, Conversion stories, great Italian food and much more. Enjoy!

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Pope and Catacombs

March 12, 2016

The group was happy today! We arrived early from great seats at the Pope’s General Audience. Lots of great pictures and videos. Perfect weather. Then off to lunch at the always favorite Cicilia Metella Restaurante out on the Via Appia Antica. Then underground into catacombs before Mass at St. Sebastian’s Church, one of the seven [...]

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The Trail of Blood or Baptist Successionism

March 12, 2016

The Trail of Blood by Steve Ray What is the history of Baptists? Can they trace their roots back to the 1st century? Many ”fundamentalist” Baptists believe they can. Are they correct? There is a booklet that is very popular among this fundamentalist crowd. It is entitled “The Trail of Blood”. The booklet claims that Catholics persecuted the [...]

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Mass at Tomb of St. JP II, Tour of St. Peters, Sistine & More, Walking Tour of Rome

March 11, 2016

Today was beautiful with blue skies and great temperatures. Great start with Mass at the most coveted altar in Rome — the Tomb of St. John Paul II. We entered the church through our 4th and final Holy Door for the Year of Mercy here in Rome.  After a tour of the Vatican Museum, the [...]

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“Where Does the Bible Say We Should Pray to Dead Saints?” – Resources about Communion of the Saints

March 10, 2016

I compiled a list of Catechism, Scripture and quotes from the early Church Fathers and even archaeology to assist in understanding the Communion of Saints. You can download the source material here. Sample: Who should carry the most weight—Protestant pastors protesting Catholic theology today or pastors from the early Church who have the words of [...]

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Two Holy Doors Today in Rome: Mass at the Tomb of Two Apostolic Fathers

March 10, 2016

A lot of walking today visiting magnificent churches, entering two Year of Mercy Holy Doors (St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major). Much more and a lot of fun to boot! Enjoy!

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St. Paul’s Last Days and Martyrdom & Ancient Rome

March 9, 2016

Though it was a bit chilly and rained in the morning it cleared up by lunch and promises to be nice the rest of the week. We visited the site of St. Paul’s martyrdom and I gave a talk on St. Paul, his heroism and the last days of his life. Then we had Mass [...]

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Arrival in Rome for Day 1 of Year of Mercy Rome Pilgrimage

March 8, 2016

We are off to a good start picking our group up at the airport and settling in at the hotel. The best part of the day was our first Mass — at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Sassia which is dedicated to the Divine Mercy and St. John Paul II. What a GREAT [...]

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Trump?

March 8, 2016

I have received several e-mail blasts from an organization opposing the Trump candidacy. I wrote to them not because I am a Trump supporter — because at this point I am not, though I am certainly watching things very closely during this election cycle. I wrote to them because they asked my advice and because I [...]

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