Saturday, April 11, 2015

This is the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Avila. We are now visiting all the sites in Spain related to her life and Carmelite spirituality. What a great day we had driving from Fatima in Portugal to Avila in Spain.

We had Mass along the way at Alba de Tormes, at the Carmelite Convent of the Annunciation – at the tomb of St. Teresa of Avila. We later prayed close to her bodily remains and were able to see up close the relics of her arm and heart. We Catholics are a morbid bunch :-)  But, sports figures are inshrined in the sports Halls of Fames. And these heroes of our faith are inshrined in our Halls of Fame in the churchs around the world.

I LOVE being Catholic!

Enjoy the video for today and join us again as our very full bus tour Avila, Segovia and more…


Atheism is growing in America and around the world. But is there a good reason for its popularity? Do they know something we don’t know — or do they just not want some supreme being or a “God” to tell them what to do and not to do?

Is it reasonable to be an atheist? Which takes more faith: atheism or theism (belief in a God)?

I gave a talk a while ago called “Atheism: What You and Your Kids Need to Know.” We will eventually have this talk for sale on our site. The talk was fun and hard-hitting. In a simple way I helped the audience understand the reasons and implications for atheism and theism. 

OK, you are the detective and you have clues. There are very few possible options so it is really quite easy. My 3-page chart below helps you work through the clues. I used this chart in my talk to help people look at the clues and decide for themselves. Hope you find it helpful.  (To have this talk at your parish or conference, visit

Click image to see the whole 3-page chart

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