Hello Everyone. Janet and I have settled in, made sure everything is safe and in good order. We have the 60-seater bus ready to go with our new colorful 6′ x 2′ foot magnetic signs to slap on both sides of the bus.
We have Rosaries for everyone to touch on the holy sites, our guide Amer is in good form and ready to go and the land awaits us. Fifty-five pilgrims will board El Al (the safest airline in the world) and land in Tel Aviv at 12:25 Monday morning. We will be there to pick them up.
We are in for a great spiritual adventure. One nice thing: many groups panicked and canceled which leaves far fewer other groups to compete with. No lines, no waiting, no pushing or jockeying to get access to holy sites. There are other groups here but not nearly as many as usual.
I will start posting daily videos for you to join us virtually starting Monday. God bless you all from the land of the Patriarch and Prophets, from the kings and queen mothers, from Our Lord and Lady, from the Apostles and Fathers of the Church. We can feel it already :-)
We arrived at the Tel Aviv airport this morning at 5:00 AM. It is no different from the 130 times we’ve arrived in the past.
We’re now at the Notre Dame Hotel in Jerusalem, went out for dinner went to Saturday evening Mass and are now comfortably settled into our hotel.
Good morning Jerusalem from our hotel window!
Our group is very wise to have waited and watched and stayed with the program. It is quiet and safe and the the Holy Land is ready to receive our pilgrims with open arms. We are in for a wonderful and magnificent spiritual experience.
Dinner on the patio overlooking Jerusalem
I am working on a YouTube video which I will post Sunday morning so that people can see what it’s like on the ground in Jerusalem. Stay tuned!
This is good news for our pilgrims as we are leaving this weekend for the Holy Land. We are very pleased that our full bus is still full and everyone trusted us to wait and watch and still go. Now their patience and trust will pay off with a wonderful pilgrimage following in the footprints [...]
From England: Thank you Steve. My sister in-law was Catholic and she turned away to be a new-born Christian [Fundamentalist Protestant]. A lot of these people got round her and constantly told her she was going to hell unless she gets born again and she then tried to convert me and my wife. She successfully [...]
My Friend David Palm writes: I want to bring to your attention two important new articles at Geocentrism Debunked (www.geocentrismdebunked.org) “Geocentric Physics: Is That All You’ve Got?” by Dr. Alec MacAndrew : http://www.geocentrismdebunked.org/geocentric-physics-is-that-all-youve-got/ and “Top Geocentrists Caught Plagiarizing”, by David Palm : http://www.geocentrismdebunked.org/top-geocentrists-caught-plagiarizing/ After four long years, the new geocentrists have finally at least attempted [...]
Posted by CatholicVote.com The Consecrated Host is back in the hands of Archbishop Coakley and the Catholic Church. Deo Gratias! Additionally, the Satanists have agreed to sign a statement saying that they will not use a Consecrated Host in a black mass – if it happens. Talk about a great victory! I work in politics. [...]
Says Host Cannot Be Damaged or Taken From Oklahoma City Pending Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2014 (Zenit.org) – Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City on Wednesday filed a lawsuit asking a judge to halt the desecration of a Eucharistic Host as part of a planned satanic black mass scheduled for September in the city’s [...]
Here is the link to listen on-line. Here is a link for other listening options like a podcast. 1. When Catholics are promoting celibacy and chastity to homosexuals, are there different guidelines depending on if the messenger is gay or straight, married or single? 2. Why do Catholics feel it is necessary to confess their [...]
Our remaining four open pilgrimages in 2014 are selling fast – Only one seat left for Holy Land leaving August 31. Two have signed up in the last week. Full bus! Ireland has a few seats left leaving September 29. Going with Patrick Coffin and Irish priest Fr. Conlin. St. Paul Mediterranean Pilgrimage-Cruise “Seminar at [...]
Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive. Please, try to understand us. Your [...]
Posted as a comment on one of my posts. Thought it was interesting. MUSLIMS… They’re not happy in Gaza .. They’re not happy in Egypt .. They’re not happy in Libya .. They’re not happy in Morocco .. They’re not happy in Iran .. They’re not happy in Iraq .. They’re not happy in Yemen [...]
If you’re on social media today, you’ll likely see a Facebook link claiming to show a goodbye video message from Robin Williams to his fans. Don’t fall for it. The video, which claims to show the actor shortly before his suicide Aug. 11, is a hoax, internet experts say. The link – which has been [...]
Here is a short segment of one of my talks at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Hope you enjoy it. During the talk I mention Logos Bible Software which you can test drive at www.Verbum.com/Steve How does one get born again? Catholics are born again the “Bible way”! Doing a Bible Study on what “water and [...]
I was looking up Greek definitions of the word baptism and found this interesting “definition.” This dictionary is usually very good but I found this summary of biblical passages on baptism very intriguing and disingenuous. Take a look at this definition and think about it for yourself. Analyze it and the verses used. Notice how they [...]