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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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Is the New Covenant Church Hierarchical?
I’ve been gone for quite a while due to the fact that we’ve overhauled the We’ve also created a new thing here at called the “Apostolic  This is a very special opportunity for those who want to dive There will be lots of goodies involved, inside info, and So check … (continued)
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Jimmy Akin – Apologist Extraordinaire
It’s been a while since I’ve recommended an apologist, or a website, or Let me do both As most of you know, Jimmy Akin is my colleague at Catholic Answers and our “Senior People ask me sometimes, “What does that mean? Senior Apologist?” I normally respond, “Smarter Than Everybody Jimmy has … (continued)
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The Filioque Controversy
“Filoque” is Latin for “and the Son” and refers to the part of the Nicene Creed wherein Christians declare the Holy Spirit “proceeds from the Father and the The Orthodox—along with Eastern Catholic Churches—do not recite this part of the More important for our purpose, many among the Orthodox reject the theology of … (continued)
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Were Adam and Eve Real or Symbols?
In recent years it has become more and more in vogue to say Adam and Eve were not real historical individuals; rather, they were symbols of a population of thousands of original “parents” from whom all are In a word, this is what Pope Pius XII referred to as the error of “polygenism” now The source … (continued)
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Another Attack Against a Priest Not in the News
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Catholics (and Christians in general, but especially Catholics) are being severely persecuted in over 50 countries of the world (and many, many more if we consider lesser types of persecution, like we have happening in the United States and other Western in the history … (continued)
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The Travesty of Christians Supporting Homosexual “Marriage”
In my DVD, “Truth and Consequences,” I first declare the biblical truth concerning the infallible teaching authority of the Church, the “Magisterium” of the Catholic Church, then I give examples from both matters of faith and moral matters of the tragic consequences that follow from not having this great You will be stunned when you … (continued)
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The Great Lie of Seventh-day Adventists
Ellen White’s “Original Lie” The Founder of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, Ellen Gould White, had some choice words to say about the teaching of the immortality of the soul: The great original lie, which [the devil] told to Eve in Eden, “Ye shall not surely die,” was the first sermon ever preached on the immortality … (continued)
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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary Pt. 2
In my last post, I gave an abbreviated version of three of the eight reasons I give for Mary’s perpetual virginity in my book, Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Because I have received tons of questions on this over the years, I thought I would provide three more abbreviated … (continued)
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The Perpetual Virginity of Mary Pt. 1
Perhaps the two most commonly employed texts by those who deny Mary’s perpetual virginity are: Matthew 13:55-56: “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brethren James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all of his sisters with us?” and: Matthew 1:24-25: “And Joseph … (continued)
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America Will Reject Abortion When America Sees Abortion
The title for this post is taken from Frank Pavone, the Founder and President of Priests for Life, who famously said, “America will not reject abortion until America sees I just made it a positive, “America will reject abortion when America sees And I have always believed this to be I … (continued)
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More Guns, Less Crime
Some of you may remember the masterpiece of research and presentation on the matter of guns against the insanity of those who want to take away the rights of law-abiding citizens to be able to defend themselves and their families against unjust The book is titled More Guns, Less Crime, by John Lott, … (continued)
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On “At Home With Jim and Joy”
In case you missed it, I had a blast on “At Home With Jim and Joy” on I was able to share a bit about my conversion story, the Blessed Mother and Check it out here:(continued)
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Understanding Indulgences
To say there is confusion and misrepresentation among non-Catholics on the topic of Indulgences may well qualify as the proverbial “understatement of the In this post,  we are going to consider four of these But first, we need to understand the truth concerning CCC 1471 gives a succinct definition: An indulgence is … (continued)
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How Works Work
How can Catholics claim “works” are necessary for salvation for Christians who have reached the age of accountability when Romans 3:28 says: For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of Romans 4:5 says: And to one who does not work but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his … (continued)
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The F-22 Raptor – The Baddest Fighter in the World
If you are a military buff as I am, you will appreciate this video of the F-22 Raptor defeating 5 F-15 Eagles in simulated The F-15 is known as the very best fighter in the Well, it was anyway, until the F-22 came on the With stealth technology, avionics, and maneuvering ability … (continued)
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Is the Assumption of Mary Historical?
In an earlier blog post I wrote about the biblical evidence for the Assumption of And in my book, Behold Your Mother, I go into even more detail on the this post I want to deal with the question of history when it comes to the Is there compelling historical evidence for the Assumption of the … (continued)
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Evangelism in 2016 And Beyond
Pope Paul VI wrote what may well be the greatest single work ever written on evangelism in his Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Nuntiandi, promulgated December 8, This one letter informs, inspires, and challenges us in ways unparalleled and serves as the perennial document on the topic of evangelization that should be our guide for evangelism in … (continued)
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