March 2005

Washing Those Cute Little Feet

March 21, 2005

Foot Washing on Holy Thursday to Include Women BOSTON, Massachusetts, MARCH 20, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Archbishop Sean O’Malley has decided that this year he will wash the feet of women and men during the Mass on Holy Thursday. The archbishop angered some Catholic women last year by only washing the feet of men, the Boston Globe [...]

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The Starvation Drama Continues

March 19, 2005

Judge gives order to remove Terri’s tube; ignores congressional order Clearwater, Florida, Mar. 18 (CWNews.com) – The Florida judge overseeing the case of disabled woman Terri Schiavo reversed a decision earlier on Friday and said that her feeding tube can be removed, causing her eventual death from dehydration. Judge George Greer’s decision comes in response [...]

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Water to Wine :-)

March 18, 2005

An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. He says, “Sir, have you been drinking?” “Just water,” says the priest. The trooper says, “Then why [...]

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Mary in Time Magazine — Cover Story

March 17, 2005

“She was there at the Cross. Yet Protestants seldom talk about Jesus’ mother at Easter—or at most other times. But they are starting to now . . . “   Time Magazine, March 21, 2005 Looks like a trend in Protestantism to acknowledge that Mary is more than simply a Vaginal Conduit — something Catholics have [...]

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Condom Ads on Primetime?

March 17, 2005

Please forward this message to your family and friends! Take Action Today!   Networks Set To Begin Airing Condom Ads In Prime Time Dear Steve, CBS and ABC have said they are seriously considering airing condom ads during prime time and daytime television.  NBC and Fox and other networks will follow their lead.   I [...]

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Pictures of Christ and Update on the Shroud

March 16, 2005

For a fascinating update on the Shroud of Turin, click here. It shows pictures of Jesus based on the Shroud in contrast to early images of the face of Jesus. The article is also an update on the shroud’s authenticity. I believe it is a real relic of Christ and expect future experiments will confirm its [...]

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Shift in the Wind — Palestinian Terrorism

March 15, 2005

Poll shows sharp drop in support for suicide bombings By The Associated Press  “JERUSALEM – Support among Palestinians for suicide bombings has dropped sharply in the past six months, from 77 percent to 29 percent, according to a poll published Monday. . . . “In the poll, 29 percent of respondents said they approved of last month’s bombing [...]

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Mountain Goats and Deacons

March 15, 2005

Climbing like goats and clambering like lizards we made our way up the mountains in Ein Gedi in Israel. We were here to discover the caves of David in the Mountain of the Goats (actually Ibex) and to get some background video footage. I didn’t do bad for a 50 year old guy and made [...]

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Continuing the Adventure

March 10, 2005

The Cedars of the LordHow in the world do I begin? So much has taken place since my last entry. We took a whole day to find the magnificent grove of cedar trees, way up in the mountains of north Lebanon. The trees are anywere from 1500 to 6000 years old (though I doubt the [...]

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Exciting Events in Lebanon

March 7, 2005

Protests in BeirutAnother eventful day in Lebanon, both politically and with our video series. First, the political – if you have been watching the news you will see a massive protest against the Syrians occupying Lebanon. The Syrians were instrumental in the assassination of the former Prime Minister Harirri and his picture is posted everywhere! [...]

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Stuck in Amsterdam — again!

March 7, 2005

Stuck in Amsterdam — twice! The first time because our travel agent majorly screwed up our tickets and now a few hours later because snow is dumping on Amsterdam for the first time like this in 20 years — over 14 inches so far. The Schiffel airport is not prepared for this blizzard, unlike Detroit. [...]

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On Our Way to Beirut

March 3, 2005

For the next 10 days Janet and I will be traveling through Lebanon, Cyprus, and Israel. We are in the thick of writing the scripts for our next two videos in the Footprints of God series. We are going to study, research, get video footage, and set up our contacts and make arrangements. We have [...]

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I Found Out I’m a Regent

March 3, 2005

About 8 years ago, Tom Monaghan (of Dominos Pizza fame) asked me to be a founding Board member of Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti Michigan. A few years later he surprised me by asking me to be a trustee/director of his Ave Maria Foundation — the overarching foundation under which all his philanthropic activies function [...]

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