The James Hogan Time Travel Audio Book

Mr. James Hogan, M.A. is the author of multiple books which have been used for the classes he taught. This project funds professional audio recording of the books that Mr. Hogan authored starting with Time Travel: At the Speed of Christ's Light: A Journey through Catholic History and Theology and professionally edit them for use in both audio book format as well as for broadcast over Catholic radio. Mr. Hogan will add his personal commentary.

Time Travel offers a journey into the past of the Catholic Church in order to learn theological lessons in the present. It is part-history, part-theology, part-apologetics, and part biography.

Mr. Dick Russ long-time Cleveland television personality who currently works both with Catholic Radio in Cleveland as well as EWTN has volunteered his professional expertise to assist in this project to ensure we develop a professional quality product that will be useful to as wide an audience as possible.

Smooth Stone Foundation, which was founded by a grateful former student of Mr. Hogan, will assist in the distribution of the audio recording to provide the engaging content and dynamic style of Mr. Hogan to listeners around the country and beyond. As the Smooth Stone Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, your contribution to this project is tax-deductible.

We hope to raise enough to make this radio program available free of charge to Catholic Radio stations everywhere in order to spread Mr. Hogan's message of the beauty of our Catholic faith far and wide.

The minimum amount needed to complete the Time Travel project development and rollout will be $12,500. We would like to raise $50,000 to do additional projects with Mr Hogan to preserve more of his teaching. Additional projects may include: An Audio or Video recording of his teaching from his book “Cross Training: An Introduction to Catholic Theology” which presents all of the content from the Catechism of the Catholic church that is most critical for youth to know and understand in an informative yet often humorous question and answer format.

Please give generously so that we can preserve all of his teaching content in the most engaging and entertaining way possible.

 Listen to a preview of Jim Hogan now:

Pledged of $12,500.00 Goal
Mr. Jim Hogan, St. Ignatius High School theology teacher for over 30 years, is no longer in the classroom. But he has much more to give. Help us preserve his dynamic teaching style and content for generations to come. Mr. James Hogan, M.A. is loved for his passionate defense of all the truths of the Catholic faith delivered with dynamic clarity, quick wit, and memorable humor. One former student’s sentiments represent the feelings of countless others: Joe Soltis ’01 said,“Mr. Hogan was very important to my spiritual education and development as a teen. I had hoped that my 4 sons would be able to learn from him as well. There are few teachers who have the ability to engage the intellect and move the heart of teenagers the way Mr. Hogan can. I was blessed to go to a Catholic school with an amazing Theology department. I want the same for my boys.” Will you help us preserve his teaching for generations to come?
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Through The Eastern Gate

By which gate did the Jesus enter Jerusalem?

The readings from Palm Sunday record the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

“As he went, they strewed the road with their garments; and when he drew near the descent of mount Olivet, the whole company of his disciples began rejoicing and praising God for all the miracles they had seen. Blessed is the king, they said, who comes in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven, glory above.” (Luke 19:37-38)

The praises with which the crowd greets Jesus are from Psalm 118. They signify that the crowd recognizes him as the Messiah of whom the psalm is written. The account from the Gospel of John recognizes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as fulfilling the words of Zechariah: Read more

Help Support the Immokalee Pregnancy Center

The Smooth Stone Foundation is sponsoring a table at the Eight Annual Banquet for the Immokalee Pregnancy Center.

The Immokalee Pregnancy Center offers free and confindential consultations and services for women facing a crisis pregnancy. Their services include:

  • Pregnancy tests
  • Ultrasound exams
  • Peer counseling
  • Accurate information
  • Compassionate Care
  • Community referrals
  • Adoption support and referrals
  • Post-abortion counseling

The Immokalee Pregnancy Center does not provide or offer referrals for abortion or contraception. Read more

Restitution and Reparation

Are we obliged to repair damage unjustly done to the property of others?

“We are obliged to repair damage unjustly done to the property of others, or to pay the amount of the damage, as far as we are able.

If we have unknowingly, by purchase or gift, obtained possession of stolen property, we are bound to restore it to the rightful owner, as soon as we learn the truth.

“Justice requires reparation of the evil we do, in so far as we have ability to make that reparation.

“If one refuses to restore stolen property or to repair damage he has unjustly done to the property of others, he cannot be forgiven.

“A person who has accidentally damaged the property of another is not obliged to repair the damage unless required by civil law. Employees are bound to take reasonable care of the property of employers.” Read more

Fasting and Abstinence

The Second Precept of the Church requires Catholics “to fast and abstain on the days appointed.”

The season of Lent has begun, a great season of penance. The Catholic Church requires Catholics to fast and abstain from meat on various days throughout Lent.


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