Biblical Measurements and Units

by Steve Ray on November 11, 2019

Cubits, a spam, and ephah and a bath. What do all of these mean in the Bible? Here is a helpful chart taken from Verbum.

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I would add that he is defending Christians here and around the world and strongly Pro-life! Plus, he is installing excellent conservative judges which will be his lasting legacy.

10 Reasons I Like Donald Trump, From A Female, Former-Democrat Immigrant

Donald Trump is the perfect president to counter the D.C. swamp and the foreign policy blob.

By Saritha Prabhu

As a voter who lives far away from the Beltway bubble, I increasingly find myself harboring an uncomfortable secret: I like Donald Trump, and think he’s the perfect president for these times.

Now, I know that’s a big no-no. In fact, I probably should keep it to myself. After all, the mainstream media has been working non-stop to make me and countless others hate the president and see him as Public Enemy No. 1.

I’m also decidedly not the kind of voter who is supposed to like Trump; in fact, all my intersecting identities are supposed to hate Trump with a vengeance: I’m a woman, a legal immigrant, a person of color (never liked the term), a former Democrat, and a third-party voter in 2016.

Liking Trump openly is very difficult these days, and it is not recommended that you do so. It’s especially difficult in the social circles I move in.

If you’ve noticed, even some Trump voters and Trump-supporting commentators say things like, “I don’t like Trump, but I like his policies,” or “He has flaws, but…” which is a neat way of putting distance between oneself and the president.

Enumerating the reasons Trump is alright is especially necessary because of the constant vituperation he faces everyday from different liberal quarters. Here are 10 reasons I like Trum

First, he is sui generis, a singularly unique individual who has single-handedly transformed almost everything about American politics, by sheer force of his personality and ideas. Presidents dream of being transformational, and Trump has transformed politics in ways many presidents can only dream about.

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0D436026-B326-4085-B445-A02DAF27AA46On Nov. 5, 2019, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., condemned idolatry on his weekly program on EWTN, Scripture and Tradition. He spends about 10 minutes talking about the idols that were praised and blessed at the recent Synod on the Amazon in the Vatican. 

 He says the introduction of the pachamama idol at the synod on the Amazon is a major scandal. We are forbidden to have idols. We are forbidden to worship other gods. He said to those who say it is a symbol of fertility and motherhood: Knock it off. We are not stupid. We are not. This is an idol.

 He said the bishops conference of Italy published a prayer to pachamama (A prayer to mother earth of the Inca peoples). Stop. You are talking about making an offering to a goddess.

 He says the people of the Andes place the pachamama idol above Jesus, Mary, and the saints. We offer sacrifices to God alone and we do not worship Mary or any of the saints.

An Earth Goddess Idol at the Vatican

This other nonsense has to stop and it is spreading. This is New Age like thinking that goes back to the 1970s. This is unacceptable. All of us who love God must make that clear.

(Picture: Earth Goddess Idol at the Vatican)

 He urged all Catholics to pray to the Virgin Mary to intercede for us and to wear the scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, a symbol of putting on the yoke of Jesus Christ. Mt. Carmel is the place where the prophet Elijah destroyed the idols of Baal, the mother goddess of the Canaanite people.

 And this will be the start of many other things we have to do to stop the nonsense.

 You can see his comments after 31:00 minutes at: https://www.ewtn.com/tv/shows/scripture-and-tradition-with-fr-mitch-pacwa

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RELATEDCatholic priest in Mexico City burns satanic Pachamama effigy in reparation for idolatry at Vatican… https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-catholic-priest-burns-satanic-pachamama-effigy-in-reparation-for-idolatry-at-vatican

RELATEDWikipedia “Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes.”

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Feast Day of Elizabeth and Zechariah: What do they Teach us about Abortion and Prolife?

November 5, 2019

After a talk I gave a while ago a man approached me. He told me to think about the “size  and condition” of Jesus in the womb when John the Baptist recognized the Person and Personhood of Jesus in the womb. Unfortunately some Christians believe in “pro-choice”; i.e., a woman’s right to determine if she will […]

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A Boatload of Pictures from our Poland trip, Thanks to Tom

November 4, 2019

Enjoy all the pictures of our recent trip to Poland!
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Hey Steve: Jesus Taught us to Pray to the Father Alone, not Dead Saints

November 1, 2019

 Barry wrote in my combox today – in response to my post entitled “Where Does the Bible Say We Should Pray to Dead Saints?” – Resources about Communion of the Saints I thought I would respond briefly. Barrry wrote: Would you please read the Lord’s prayer. Jesus prayed it. He was giving an example of how to […]

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All Saints Day: My Show on Catholic Answers Live – “Old Testament Saints”

October 31, 2019

We had a great time on Wednesday discussing Old Testament saints. Where were they before Christ died and rose, did Mary have OT heroes, are Adam and Eve saints and much more. I hope you enjoy this podcast. Click HERE to listen to the show. https://www.catholic.com/audio/cal/old-testament-saints#.Xb6zVgBoWJU.mailto “The patriarchs, prophets, and certain other Old Testament figures have […]

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Joe Biden Denied Communion at South Carolina Church Over Abortion Stance

October 29, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied communion at a Catholic Church in South Carolina Sunday because of his staunch position in favor of  abortion. UPDATE: Another good article with more background, theology and Canon Law: Joe Biden, Fr. James Martin, and Denying Communion to Pro-Choice Politicians UPDATE 2: Cardinal Dolan would have given Communion […]

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Free Webinar: Keeping Faith in a Hostile World

October 27, 2019

Keeping Faith In A Hostile World – Living as Catholics in a Non-Christian World Join Teresa Tomeo with guests Steve Ray and Al Kresta Free Webcast!  Wednesday, October 30th; 11am-Noon ET The culture has grown hostile to our faith, bombarding us with contradictory messages. With scandals and confusion even seeping into the Catholic Church, it can be hard to stay […]

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Steve’s Latest Appearance on Catholic Answers Live

October 25, 2019

On Wednesday I was on Catholic Answers Live with the topic of “Giving Yourself to God.” It was a fun show with good questions. We started out with my first understanding of this as a 17 year old rebel in the early 70’s. It changed my life forever. We answered questions such as: 1) How […]

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My Talk on Pope Francis is now available

October 24, 2019

A few weeks ago I gave a controversial talk entitled “How Does a John Paul 2 Catholic Survive in a Pope Francis World.” The talk was given to a 6-state gathering of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre with a number of bishops in the audience. Al Kresta spoke first with the same topic […]

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Michael Hager’s Conversion Story

October 23, 2019

Here is a conversion story you will probably both enjoy. You can also visit Michael’s apologetics website at TheBibleCatholic.com. His whole conversion story is here. The Beginning: I was born to, and raised in, a protestant family. My mother was a Southern Baptist, my father a Presbyterian. We mostly attended the Presbyterian Church, but I suspect […]

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Pagan Idols into the Tiber River: It Wasn’t a Stunt

October 22, 2019

Whatever that was, it wasn’t a ‘stunt’ By Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer October 22, 2019 A few days ago men removed some female figurines (centerpieces for several weird ceremonies in Rome the last few weeks) from a church and tossed them into the Tiber River. Vatican spokesman Paolo Ruffini dismissed the act as a “stunt”. […]

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Did the Church Ever Support Slavery?

October 20, 2019

By Steve Weidenkopf   September 18, 2017 Many years ago I attended a conference organized by a national Catholic organization on the topics of marriage and human sexuality. One of the speakers was a professor from Creighton University who, in the middle of his talk on contraception, launched into a long tangent about how the Church had […]

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Was He Ready to Die?

October 19, 2019

It was just a normal morning — alarm clock, shower, espresso, dress and a saunter down the sidewalk to work. For Paul, it was another day with a whole lifetime ahead of him. But today was different. Someone else got up this morning too. They had their coffee dressed and jumped in the car. They […]

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Etiquette at Mass: Reasonable Do’s and Don’ts for Polite and Proper Worship

October 18, 2019

20 Things TO DO And NOT DO at Mass. These are not rules that will get you banished from the Church, but things that are mostly common sense — polite conduct to enhance our worship and that of those around us. 1. Fast before Mass. It is required that one fasts for at least 1 […]

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