Thursday, May 13, 2010

We Saw the Holy Shroud of Turin!!!!

by Steve Ray on May 13, 2010

Today we saw the Holy Shroud of Turin! No words can describe what the pilgrims experienced and felt — though some try to express their thoughts and feelings as they stood within a few feet of the precious relic of Christ.

No one in this group doubts for one second that it is the authentic burial cloth of Jesus Christ who died painfully on the cross in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago for our sins and rose again for our salvation.

You can insert your name in the famous verse from John 3:16 — “For God so loved [insert YOUR name] that He gave His only Begotten Son that  if [insert YOUR name] will believe in Him he will not perish but have everlasting life.”

It was an awesome day and probably the highlight of the whole trip! We were all moved and profoundly blessed. It demonstrates that Christianity is not a myth or wishful thinking, not just faith — it is fact rooted deep in history. It is objectively true and demands our obedience.

We had free time after our visit to the Shroud (see upcoming video) and many went back to the Shroud, entered the main church and prayed in front of the Shroud as long as they wanted.

Stay tuned for Today, Part II.


Apologetics Summer Camp for Catholic High School Students

Famed Catholic apologist, and author of Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger, Gary Michuta will be teaching a teen apologetics course this summer. Homeschool Connections is sponsoring the event but it’s open to all Catholic students.  They are very excited to bring you and your students this opportunity to learn how to defend the Faith from a respected national speaker and author.

screen-capture-3Apologetics Camp (Click on link above for registration information)

Class dates: Mondays through Thursdays, June 7 to 17, 2010 Total classes: 8 Starting time: 10:00 am Eastern (9:00 am Central) Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $100 for entire 8-class course.
Instructor: Gary Michuta
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th
Course description: Some Protestants attack the Faith of Catholics because they believe the Church is a false system leading people away from Christ. This class is a training session to help teens learn, explain, defend, and share their Catholic Faith in a loving and effective way. The students will learn what do say and most of all how to say it. It will include, if the students are willing, mock-dialogues and other exercises so that they can practice putting the lesson plans into action. Students will learn how to engage in dialogues on: Salvation / Eternal Security, Sola Scripture [the Bible Alone], The Papacy, The Eucharist / The Sacrifice of the Mass, and Marian doctrines
Homework: No written homework. Reading assignments will be required for preparing for class.
Course materials: Will be provided free by instructor.
Instructor biography: Gary Michuta is the author of Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger: Did the Catholic Church Add Books to the Bible? (Grotto Press, 2007). Gary’s latest book is How to Wolf-Proof Your Kids: A Practical Guide to Keeping Your Kids Catholic which is scheduled for release soon from Grotto Press. This unique book gives Catholic parents and educators valuable insights into the deceptive tactics used by anti-Catholics and concrete suggestions on how to combat these methods. Mr. Michuta was also the co-host of the radio show Hands on Apologetics Live. He is also a frequent guest on various Catholic radio shows such as Catholic Answers Live (EWTN), Searching the Word (Relevant Radio), and the Son Rise Morning Show (EWTN). He gave his “inversion story” on The Journey Home (EWTN) and he also worked as an uncredited consultant for Steve Ray’s Footsteps of God video series (Ignatius Press). Since 2003, Mr. Michuta has developed apologetic material for the Eastern Church Re-Evangelization Commission (E.C.R.C) to aid the Chaldean Catholic Dioceses. Gary currently offers classes on Apologetics to Catholic parishes around the country.

More online summer camps for Catholic students (middle to high school)
(Click on link above for more information)

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