January 2017

Fr. Scott Courtney LOVES the Beatitudes as you will see. Watch his 10-minute Homily at the Mount of Beatitudes while our chaplain in Israel. Enjoy!

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Excellent article by Crisis Magazine on the ignorance and blindness of our bishops on the pressing issue of Islam. Is it a religion of peace? Here is just a few paragraphs in article that should be read and shared by all Catholics, especially our priests and bishops.

The bishops’ unwillingness to pay attention to the laws of probability is getting increasingly difficult to ignore. Take the open-door policy toward migrants advocated by many if not most of the European hierarchy as well as by the Vatican. Long before the migrant crisis of 2015-16, it was obvious that Muslims were not successfully assimilating to European society.

burbs-1It was also plain that crime and violence were on the rise, as evidenced, for example, by the rape epidemics sweeping through England and Sweden, and by the 40,000 or so cars burned annually in France by Muslim youth. It was highly probable that a sudden influx of millions of migrants from Islamic cultures would result in an explosion of violence, and it did.

Moreover, there is evidence that much of the violence was not spontaneous but planned. It now appears that the sexual assaults targeting over 1,200 women in major German cities on New Year’s Eve, 2015 was pre-planned as a test of Germany’s ability to protect its women.

For the whole article, click here.

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Interesting Twist for Explaining Abortion

by Steve Ray on January 27, 2017

Posted by Phil Lawlor at CatholicCulture.org

Among many excellent analyses published in time for the March for Life, “When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense,” by Frederica Mathewes-Green, deserves special mention.

The arguments are familiar—how could they not be, after 44 years?—but she offers some new variations on familiar themes, such as her reminder that abortion can be “the most attractive option for everyone around the pregnant women.”

My favorite:
If you were in charge of a nature preserve and you noticed that the pregnant female mammals were trying to miscarry their pregnancies, eating poisonous plants or injuring themselves, what would you do? Would you think of it as a battle between the pregnant female and her unborn and find ways to help those pregnant animals miscarry?

No, of course not. You would immediately think, “Something must be really wrong in this environment.” Something is creating intolerable stress, so much so that animals would rather destroy their own offspring than bring them into the world. You would strive to identify and correct whatever factors were causing this stress in the animals.

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The Story of the Birth and Adoption of Baby Charlie

January 23, 2017

 Now that my daughter and her husband Wes have received the new baby and begun to learn the fine art of changing diapers and bathing such a precious human life, she has taken the time to write the story of the incredible experience. We were able to “live through it” with them though the marvelous […]

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Ignatius Press prepares for 100th anniversary of Fatima with a historic pilgrimage and new release

January 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rose Trabbic, Publicist, Ignatius Press, (239) 867-4180 or rose@ignatius.com Ignatius Press prepares for 100th anniversary of Fatima with a historic pilgrimage and new release San Francisco, November 21, 2016 – The long-awaited 100th anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady at Fatima in 1917 is around the corner, and Ignatius Press has exciting plans to […]

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Good Riddance Obama; Welcome Trump!

January 20, 2017

Good riddance Obama and your eight miserable years as president. It will take a decade to really ascertain how much you’ve damaged our country and the world. Welcome Donald Trump! Loved the way you invited God back into our country during your Inaugural Address. Proud to have you in the White House. You’ve made a […]

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An Attempt to Understanding the Differences between Islam and Christianity – Very Detailed 26 pages

January 18, 2017

An Attempt to Understanding the Differences  Between Islam and Christianity by Bill Christian December 2016 (updated)  Our governments, schools, media and many Christian denominations tell us that there is no real difference among the Abrahamic religions of the Jews, Muslims and Christians. Islam teaches that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him […]

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Dear Friend Dcn. Alex Jones, RIP

January 15, 2017

I remember the call. The voice on the other end of the line said, “Are you Steve Ray?” I said, “Yes, why?” The voice said, “Of all the men in all the world I need to talk with you.” In response I said, “Who are you and why do you need to speak with me?” […]

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The Maltese directive makes answering the ‘dubia’ urgent

January 15, 2017

Dr. Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer wrote two days ago about the Maltese Disaster. The excellent article on The Catholic Thing Here is his latest entitled “The Maltese Directive (allowing divorced and remarried easy access to Communion) Makes Answering the “Dubia” Urgent When highly placed Italian prelates declare that “only a blind man cannot see” that […]

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We Welcome Grandchild No. 13 Adopted Today by our Daughter Charlotte – What A Cutie!

January 13, 2017

After finding out she had endometriosis our beautiful daughter Charlotte and her soon-to-be doctor husband Wesley decided to adopt. After praying, working, reading, fund-raising $40,000 today culminated with a dream come true for our whole family! The paperwork is done and it is final. Yahoo! We welcome Charles “Charlie” Thomas Sorrill into our loving family […]

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Defund Planned Parenthood – You Can Help RIGHT NOW

January 12, 2017

For the first time in decades it is a real possibility to shut down the baby-killer machine called Planned Parenthood. You can help now. Act Now! Help Defund Planned Parenthood Secular liberal Democrats have fought to maintain the mandatory federal funding of Planned Parenthood far too long! America is on the verge of pulling the […]

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Daughter Charlotte to Receive her new Adopted Baby any Minute!!

January 12, 2017

Daughter Charlotte waiting for adoption mother’s c-section to see and hold her new baby boy for the 1st time. As soon as the baby boy is born they will bring him directly to my daughter so she can be the first to hold and feed him. She is so excited, the whole family is excited. […]

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‘Worst Year Yet’: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian

January 12, 2017

Islamic extremism now has a rival, according to 2017 World Watch List. Jeremy Weber  Posted in Christianity Today   1/11/2017 09:00AM For the third year in a row, the modern persecution of Christians worldwide has hit another record high. But the primary cause, Islamic extremism, now has a rival: ethnic nationalism. Thus, Asia increasingly merits […]

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Fr. Michael Scanlan TOR – Rest in Peace

January 7, 2017

Franciscan University of Steubenville Contact: Tom Sofio 740-284-5893, tsofio@franciscan.edu Saturday, January 7, 2017 Franciscan University of Steubenville Remembers Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, President Emeritus of Franciscan University Died Saturday, January 7, 2017, Following Illness For tributes to Father Scanlan, videos, timeline, and more go to www.Franciscan.edu/FatherMike [NoCache]STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Franciscan University of Steubenville today mourns the death of […]

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Did Jesus Contradict the Old Testament’s Prohibition on Drinking Blood?

January 7, 2017

Leonard Alt debates an anti-Catholic named Phil. He writes: I have a choice: I can listen to the Evangelicals who confuse the blood of animals, with the blood of Christ and choose not to eat the Flesh and drink the Blood of Christ, or, I can listen to Jesus who said; “Whoever eats my flesh […]

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Early Morning Via Dolorosa, Mass at Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall and Dancing in Bethlehem

January 5, 2017

Our last day of pilgrimage was a fantastic conclusion to a deeply spiritual and whole lot of fun adventure. Enjoy today’s recap as we wake up at 5:00 AM to pray the Stations of the Cross before the streets of the Old City turn into chaos. Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (excellent […]

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