Will the Gates of Hell Prevail in the USA?

by Steve Ray on October 30, 2020

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“The gates of hell shall not prevail!” I have heard this affirmation many times in the last year. There seems to be a certainty that we will prevail as a church even as our country spirals into chaos and confusion  pours out of the Vatican. Is the church’s success something that we can take for granted in our country and in our time?

I’d like to make one point about the Gates of Hell not prevailing. It HAS prevailed in local and historical situations currently and in the past. Take Turkey as an example, though there are many others I could point to.

Turkey is where Christianity grew up. If it was born in Judea, but it grew up in Turkey (Asia Minor in New Testament times). St. Paul was born there. Peter and Paul preached there, Mary lived there for a while, John the Apostle was a bishop there and died there in Ephesus.

downloadThe Seven Churches addressed in Revelation were in Turkey and so were the first eight Ecumenical Councils.  Istanbul used to be named Constantinople after Constantine who legalized Christianity and became a Christian himself. Turkey of today used the be the center of the Christian Holy Roman Empire.

The Hagia Sophia Church in Constantinople was the largest church in the world for one thousand years.

Now Turkey is 99.99% Muslim. There are only 60,000 Christians among 85 million Turks. The Seven Churches of Revelation have had their “lampstand removed” (Rev 2:5).

download (1)We have to overcome like those Seven Churches were commanded to do or we will end up like them. Even Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes, will there be faith on the earth?” (Lu 18:8).  So, it seems to me, we cannot take too much for granted.

We need to be faithful, do the deeds required by Christ, stay faithful, suffer when necessary, defend the faith — or we too could have our lampstand removed and watch other forces take over our country.

https://www.catholicconvert.com/blog/2019/02/22/prepare-for-the-skyline-of-the-future/

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Here’s why Trump is going to win Four More Years!

by Steve Ray on October 29, 2020

Very uplifting and exciting short video of all the enthusiasm for Trump across the country. Worth watching and sharing.

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Segment on Spirit Catholic Radio on Works of the Law

by Steve Ray on October 29, 2020

IMG_9761I was just called with a 10-minute warning and asked if I would fill in to talk on Spirit Catholic Radio’s “Good Book Club” discussing Galatians 2″11-21. So I did!

To understand the New Testament one must place themselves in 1st-century Jewish-Roman culture. Here is a picture of the Jewish St. Paul, which is probably very close to what he looked like.

Here is a resource for those who listened https://www.catholicconvert.com/wp-content/uploads/JesusAJew-1.pdf

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Huge Trump Convoy in Israel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv!

October 28, 2020

What an amazing thing! Miles of cars with Trump banners and US and Israeli flags driving across Israel.

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Frankly, I love Trump’s humor and personality; he wins the personality contest

October 28, 2020

This article in “The Catholic Thing” sure resonated with Janet and I. We’ve always said we really like Trump as a person and love his personality, wit, humor and sarcasm. We get it. We laugh. The Left has no humor. They don’t know how to laugh; they just get angry and shout. But we get […]

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Quiz on Bible Cities: How Many Can You Guess?

October 27, 2020

This was a fun little quiz. Not hard at all. Let me know how many you get correct/ https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4917821/jewish/Take-the-Biblical-Cities-Quiz.htm

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The Fabulous Homily We Heard on Sunday – share it around!

October 26, 2020

Glad to watch Judge Amy Coney Barrett being sworn in as our new Supreme Court Justice. Bravo President Trump! Here is the homily we heard a week ago. I was nervous when he got started, but wow, was I applauding when he finished. It was a parking lot Mass with everyone in their cars. At […]

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE! World’s Largest Catholic Apologetics this weekend – and it’s FREE

October 26, 2020

This ends Sunday, October 25 for free, but you can purchase a premium pass any time. The world’s largest Catholic Apologetics Conference with 50+ of the best speakers will be FREE and available on the internet this weekend. Be sure to click here for free registration. My topic will be “Why Sola Scriptura Can Never […]

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Priests proclaiming moral voting from the housetops (and pulpits)

October 24, 2020

Sent by a friend: These men of God–old and young–from all over the country are proclaiming the Gospel. They are calling on the people of God to vote in our upcoming election in accord with the Magisterial Teaching God gave us, not in the misguided opinions of men that want to be popular or push […]

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Steve discusses “Catholics & Single Issue Voting” with Fr. McTeigue SJ on Stations of the Cross Radio

October 22, 2020

At 5 PM Eastern I will be interviewed by Fr. McTeigue SJ on “Catholics and Single Issue Voting.” It was pre-recorded, fast-paced and a bit feisty. Hope you enjoy it.

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What to think about the Pope and his comments of Civil Unions for Homosexuals

October 22, 2020

This morning I had prepared to wax eloquent about the recently revealed comments by Pope Francis and the confusion and dismay they are causing with faithful Catholics and the jubilant “hurrays” coming from the  Catholics who would love to Church to fit the modern world. Remember that GK Chesterton said, “The Catholic Church is the […]

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Bishops Saluting Hitler?

October 21, 2020

Yes, many bishops in the last century supported, saluted and remained silent in the face of the inhumanity perpetrated by Adolf Hitler. And even now, there are bishops who support a political party who slaughters innocent babies and euthanasia. (List of cardinals, bishops, priests who are warning Catholics about pro-abortion Biden-Harris ticket) Sad to say […]

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Trump on Catholics

October 18, 2020
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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live “St. Ignatius of Antioch and the 1st Martyrs”

October 17, 2020

1)  How can I use the Early Church Fathers and martyrs to help my Fundamentalist sister understand the truth of the Catholic Faith? 2)  I understood that St. Ignatius was a disciple of St. John the Apostle but you just said he was a disciple of St. Peter. Where did you get this information? 3) […]

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If Slavery were legal, slavery would be a single issue for voters

October 16, 2020

Today I will pre-record a radio show with Fr. McTeigue SJ, on The Stations of the Cross Radio network. The discussion is entitled “In Defense of Single Issue Voting.” I will make the case that if today one political party held slavery as legal and the other opposed it, that slavery would become a single-issue […]

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Why Do We Call St. Ignatius of Antioch and others APOSTOLIC FATHERS?

October 16, 2020

Today is the feast day of one of my all-time favorite heroes. HE made me Catholic. [For my 90-minute adventure documentary on Ignatius of Antioch along with four other Apostolic Fathers, get Apostolic Fathers, Handing on the Faith. For more info see below.] There are Apostolic Fathers and Fathers of the Church. What is the difference? Fathers […]

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