Relic of St. Clare of Assisi; photograph by Judy Flores Partlow, 18 April 2012 [Flickr / CC BY 2.0 license] (2-18-04) 2 Kings 13:20-21 [RSV]: So Elisha died, and they buried him. Now bands of Moabites used to invade the land in the spring of the year. 21 And as a man was being buried, lo, …

Reformed Baptist anti-Catholic apologist Bishop “Dr.” [???] James White wrote a post entitled, “The Dizzying Effect of the Tiber on the Mind” (7-24-12). It was the usual potpourri (“popery”?) of 101 things where “Rome” is (so he is absolutely “sure”) mistaken and anti-biblical and blasphemous, etc., but at the end after his dizzying survey, he concentrated …

St. Peter Preaching (detail; 1426-1427), by Masolina da Panicale (1383-1447) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] * * * From my 2009 book, Bible Proofs for Catholic Truths (mostly just Bible passages); except that these passages are from the RSV rather than the KJV (as in the book) * * * * * AUTHORITATIVE ORAL TRADITION (INCLUDING “WORD” AND “WORD OF …

. . . of the Flesh (Sackcloth / Hair Shirts, Etc.) Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, by Pinturicchio (1454-1513). The saint spent four years in the Syrian desert as a hermit, mortifying his flesh and elevating his spirit through study [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] * * * (2-19-10) * * * * * * Lately, a …

(1998; Afterword: 8 February 2003) * * * * * One cannot deny the traditional Christian doctrine of hell and honestly call oneself an orthodox Christian. No mainline or self-proclaimed evangelical denomination denies this doctrine (Seventh-Day Adventists being a special case), and of course, Catholicism and Orthodoxy have always held to this belief as well. …

. . . and in Favor of Progressive Giving According to Ability * * * (2-4-09)* * * From exchanges on the Coming Home Network board (where I was moderator). * * * * * Why don’t Catholics give more to the Church? Probably because they are materialistic, like most folks (especially Americans). That’s the short, …

* * (11-25-08) * * * This came about as a result of some questions asked on the CHNI forum, from a few people who are seriously considering conversion to Catholicism.* * * * * I struggle with this and don’t know what to make of it. I hear or read Catholics make comments or …

Photo by “paterdarius” [Pixabay / CC0 public domain] *** (5-9-08) *** [all verses RSV] *** The Power of Priests to Bind and Loose (Impose Penance and Grant Absolution) Matthew 3:6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Matthew 18:18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall …

  Someone asked me on my Facebook page: “How come we celebrate Lent…and the word is not in Scripture?” “Lent” simply comes from Old English for “spring” (I learned that just now). “Trinity” (the word) is not in Scripture, either. Christian church buildings are not in Scripture. “Original sin” (the term) is not in Scripture (the concept is). The …

The Way International hosted a two-week Advanced Bible Seminar titled “The Advanced Class on the Path to Abundance and Power”. Courtesy photo NEW KNOXVILLE – The Way International, a ministry of Bible research, teaching and fellowship, hosted a two-week Advanced Bible Seminar titled “The Advanced Class on the Path to Abundance and Power”. This event …