Dr. Scott Hahn, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, speaks about “Courtship, Engagement and Marriage: A Model For the New Evangelization” at the 2012 Defending the Faith Conference here on campus in Steubenville, Ohio. Dr. Scott Hahn is the Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Gen 1:28 God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.”
Gen 17:2 “Between you and me I will establish my covenant, and I will multiply you exceedingly.”
Gen 9:1 God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them: “Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.“
Gen 26:24 The same night the LORD appeared to him and said: “I am the God of your father Abraham. You have no need to fear, since I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”
Deut 1 7:13 He will love and bless and multiply you; he will bless the fruit of your womb and the produce of your soil, your…
View original post 156 more words
Being raised Catholic does not make us practicing Catholics. You can pray a lot. You can say the Rosary every day. You can ask the intercession of the Saints. You can keep the commandments to the best of your ability. You can be a ‘nice person’. You can do all kinds of things that any ‘good Catholic’ would do, but if you aren’t doing these five things, you cannot receive The Eucharist.
So, what makes a Catholic a practicing Catholic? What is the bare minimum we must do to be able to receive Holy Communion?
Fr. Mike tells us exactly what we have to do, and it’s not that difficult.
It may be difficult to tell a non-practicing Catholic that he or she can’t receive Communion, but—as Fr. Mike Schmitz proves in this video—in the big picture, you would actually be helping the person. While telling an awe-inspiring story about…
View original post 24 more words
Eucharistic Miracle of Buenos Aires
This short video recounts the story of the amazing Eucharistic Miracle that happened in Argentina in 1996 in the Parish of St. Mary. For many Christians, Holy Communion is a symbolic ritual, but Catholics believe it is in fact His divine body and blood. This sounds absolutely nuts, but it’s a matter of faith.
… And of scientific evidence…
The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano
The Miracle of Lanciano is officially recognized by the Catholic Church as a true Eucharistic Miracle. It was the first and greatest Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church.
This wondrous Event took place in the 8th century A.D. in the little Church of St. Legontian in Lanciano, Italy, as a divine response to a Basilian monk’s doubt about Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist.
During Holy Mass, after the two-fold consecration, the host was changed into Heart Tissue Flesh and…
View original post 176 more words
Could The Son Of God Really Become Present In The Eucharist?
If you believe that God exists; If you believe that He created the universe out of nothing; If you believe that He appeared as a burning bush (Exodus 3:2); If you believe that He appeared as a hand (Daniel 5:5); If you believe that He appeared as a finger (Deut 9:10); If you believe that He became man; If you believe that He appeared as a dove (Mt 3:16, Mark 1:10, Lk 3:22, Jn 1:32); If you believe that He cured the sick; If you believe that He raised the dead; If you believe that He turned water into wine; If you believe that He was crucified, died, buried and He rose again from the dead; If you believe that He appeared as wind and tongues of fire (Acts 2:2-3)…
Then why is it so hard to believe that he makes Himself present under the appearance of Bread and Wine in the Holy Eucharist?
If I did not believe that Jesus…
View original post 57 more words
Greetings Gentle Reader!
I am in the process of duplicating this site in anticipation of (1) Dying someday and not being around to maintain my ownership of the “thecatholicme.com” domain, (2) Not wanting to pay the fees to maintain the name, even before I die or (3) Not being able to pay the fees or keep up the site before I die and having it revert back to “rightbill.wordpress.com”. (I had thought about just letting it revert back to “rightbill.wordpress.com”, but then I thought, “that just doesn’t seem right, Bill.)
The new URL is “thecatholicme.wordpress.com“, and is up and running as of right now. If you would like to continue following this blog, you might want to re-follow at the new site. I manually moved the links, so they are in tact. And I cleaned up some of them with broken links (no guaranty I got them all :-)).
I will be doing double duty duplicating all of my posts, etc., for awhile (probably at least until my renewal time comes around, anyway), but eventually I hope that everybody will start using the new site and letting this one go. I won’t delete it (especially if I’m dead), but I will stop updating it.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know so you’re not shocked to find that nothing new is happening here and I haven’t let you know where to go if you want to continue checking in.
Thanks for hanging in with me this far. 🙂
PS – Here’s a screen shot of the new site. Just click on it to take a look: