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A Chance for True Healing in the Church
In I Peter 4:17, Peter declared: For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? We just had a similar statement from Bishop Morlino of Madison, … (continued)
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Alleged Bible “Contradictions” – #1
I am starting a new regular feature here at that I will call, “Alleged Bible Every so often, I will tackle another biblical text that some call “proof” that the Scriptures are not truly inspired and Are you ready for this? Well, here goes… The first comes from an alleged contradiction between Mark 15:25 contrasted with John … (continued)
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Is “Centering Prayer” Catholic?
The “centering prayer” movement is a relatively new phenomenon in the Church, but it has become remarkably In some areas of the for example, you will find centering prayer meetings almost as common as rosary prayer groups or Bible Notwithstanding its acceptance in some quarters, however, at its core it is incompatible … (continued)
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A Most Touching Poem by Jimmy Stewart
If you haven’t heard it, shame on you! James Stewart first read this poem, “A Dog Named Beau,” on the Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson, back on July, 28, I’ve watched it every couple months or so over the years, and when you watch it, I think you’ll know Check it out:(continued)
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The Ross Sisters
The most flexible, athletic, talented three sisters this planet has ever seen, the Ross Sisters were a trio of American singers and dancers comprising Betsy Ann Ross (1926–1996), Veda Victoria “Vicki” Ross (1927–2002), and Dixie Jewell Ross Their stage names were Aggie, Maggie, and Elmira, and they hit their peak of popularity in the … (continued)
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Why Two Judgments?
One of the absolutely best things about being an apologist is that I get to answer people’s questions about the Faith for a living! I still have to pinch myself every now and again so that I know this has not all been just a really really great dream! But it really is true! I … (continued)
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Now This is a Bishop!
Did you see this folks? I must admit I was surprised when the bishops elected Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, to head the Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activity! Wow! I have been honored to meet and speak with this great bishop on multiple occasions in the past and I can honestly … (continued)
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In What Name Were You Baptized?
Among some Christian denominations the assertion is made that baptism should be administered “in the name of Jesus The historical arguments for Jesus-only baptism are interesting, but suffice to say for now the Fathers of the Church were unanimous in support of the Trinitarian formula for The Didache (7:1, 70), Justin … (continued)
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Who Speaks for God?
Even if someone does not accept the inspiration of Scripture, he can know through the use of reason alone that the New Testament contains accurate historical information about the life and teachings of Jesus And one of the most obvious pieces of history he will find in examining the historical person of Jesus Christ … (continued)
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Want to Know How to Defeat the Antichrist?
Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which … (continued)
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“Maggie’s War”
Last week, I had the honor of sitting one seat away from a true American hero, James “Maggie” For those who don’t know, he is the most decorated officer in the history of the 82nd And with the storied history of the 82nd, that is saying quite a He received, among other … (continued)
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Is the New Testament Church Hierarchical?
A few years ago, I was helping a member of the Church of Christ clear up misconceptions he had about the Catholic Faith when he invited me to come to dinner at the home of one of his My wife and I were happy to come and It was quite an evening! Among … (continued)
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Tim Staples on the Patrick Coffin Show
What a blast! A blast from the past, in fact! I was blessed to be a guest (I sound like Terry Barber here! “Too blessed to be stressed,” except I’m “blessed to be a guest!”) on the Patrick Coffin podcast the other Not only is Patrick an excellent defender of the Faith, remarkably well-read … (continued)
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Catholic Answers and Relevant Radio
I have received lots of questions about why Catholic Answers is no longer airing “Catholic Answers Live” on the stations now owned by “Relevant I even had a couple people approach me after Mass on Sunday about this, so I thought I would answer the question I know there has been an incomplete … (continued)
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The Best Verses Never Used to Demonstrate the Truth of the Eucharist
Much of what Christians are asked to believe is not explicit in In fact, some of what we believe is arguably not contained in Scripture at Questions about the canon of Scripture itself, the nature of biblical inspiration, who can write Scripture, when the canon closed, when a couple is joined in marriage, … (continued)
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The Marine Corps Way to Cut Down a Christmas Tree
Maybe it’s the old Marine in me, but I absolutely loved this that was sent to me by another veteran MarinecutsdownChrTree Merry almost Christmas everyone!  (continued)
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Is Immersion the Only Way to Baptize?
I recently received an email from a former Catholic who was livid that the Church baptized by pouring water rather than (according to her) the only biblical, and therefore valid, way: Pointing out that that the Greek word baptizo means “to immerse,” she advised me to “get out of that dead Catholic Church and … (continued)
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The Fastest Gunslinger Ever is Alive Today!
If you have ever fired a hand-held pistol of any kind, you will appreciate this This man, Bob Munden, fires one or even multiple rounds faster than any man in And it isn’t even close! If you haven’t ever fired a pistol of any kind, you will still be blown away at … (continued)
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Is Jesus a Human Person?
After writing my last post, “When the Word was Made Flesh, Did God Change?” I received an excellent follow-up One of my readers still could not get past just how we can say Christ was truly and “fully man,” and yet not be a “human He asked if we could say that somehow … (continued)
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When “the Word was Made Flesh,” Did God Change?
Yesterday, I received an excellent It is not exactly a common question, but I do get it about 5 or 6 times per Give or take a The question is: “If ‘the Word was made flesh,’ how can we say God did not change?” Actually, I do answer this question in my … (continued)
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Yes, Another Update on my Health
Howdy Folks, Greetings and salutations from a comfortable perch at an undisclosed coffee shop in sunny Southern California! Val and I just got the final report on the latest and greatest of my medical tests, and on the examination of the entire lot of these tests that have made a month and a half seem … (continued)
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What Did Jesus Mean by “It is Finished?”
I would guess almost every Catholic who witnesses to his Faith has heard something akin to this I received from a Protestant Christian just the other day: You Catholics fail to even consider the words of our Lord on the cross when he said, “It is finished” in John In those few words Jesus … (continued)
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Update on my Health
Howdy Folks, I first want to thank you all for the prayers and support Val and I have been receiving over the last It has been a difficult time, but if what Clarence the Angel said in “It’s a Wonderful Life” is true, “No man is a failure who has friends,” then I am … (continued)
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The Queen Esther-Mary Connection
When we consider the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, it is always helpful to consider the accumulation of examples from the Old Testament concerning the Gebirah (Hebrew, “Great Lady”) or “Queen In an earlier blog post, and, in my book, Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines, I … (continued)
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30 Greatest Movies of All Time – Pt. 3 – #21 through #30
Well, here we are at the home stretch! These three last posts have been the most difficult I have ever This was hard! What I mean by that is it was hard to narrow it down to just 30 There are so many movies that I would like to have in my top … (continued)
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30 Greatest Movies of All Time – Pt. 2 – My #11 Through 20
I know I was too verbose in 1, so I will try to be more concise here in listing my #11 through But it’s hard! These movies are so good! Cinderella Man Ron Howard hit it out of the park when he directed and produced the true story of one of boxing’s … (continued)
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30 Greatest Movies of All Time – Pt. 1 – My Top Ten
This post started as my “top ten” greatest movies list, but I would have had to leave out too many great movies to keep it at ten, so it became my “top twenty,” then “twenty-five,” and finally It was still painful to leave out movies like Field of Dreams, Raging Bull, The Quiet Man, Apocalypse Now, … (continued)
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Defending Pope Francis – Pt. 4 – Not Another Footnote!
Perhaps I should have titled this post to reflect it as a continuation of the “feeding frenzy” against Pope Francis that I focused on in my last But it is more than It is also, and more directly, a continuation of the defense of Amoris Laetitia of the first two posts in this series I … (continued)
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Defending Pope Francis – Pt. 3 The Feeding Frenzy
Over the last year or so, I have received numerous emails and all manner of communique from not a few friends and colleagues of mine, some with letters both in front and behind their names, attacking Pope Francis in ways that absolutely puzzled Some of these amount to frenetic ravings against our Holy Father … (continued)
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Defending Pope Francis – Pt. 2 – Amoris Laetitia
In my last post, I outlined the controversy over Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Now let’s break down what I have found to be the three key and most common objections to The first two are closely related, so we’ll consider them together: The Objections Pope Francis is claimed to give tacit approval … (continued)
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Defending Pope Francis – Pt. 1 – Amoris Laetitia
In this first part, in fact, in the first two parts, of my four part series I am calling, “Defending Pope Francis,” I will deal with the controversy surrounding the apostolic exhortation of our Holy Father, Amoris Laetitia (Latin, “The Joy of Love”), promulgated March 19, To say it has caused quite a stir … (continued)
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Greatest Trick Golfing Shots Ever!
If you enjoy trick shots in golf the way I do, you’d love to watch some of the best like the Bryan Brothers and Taylor But if you want to watch the very best, in my humble opinion, you’ll want to watch Joshua This guy is absolutely ridiculous! And these are not digital … (continued)
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