April 2005

Pictures from Guam

April 19, 2005

1) Steve and Janet answering questions from thousands of people in the Guam Field House. 2) Steve talking to 1300 high school students in the Agana Cathedral.               3) Shore line as we toured the island in our car. 4) Visiting the seminarians in their seminary on the southeast [...]

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Update on Janet and Guam

April 17, 2005

Yesterday I did two talks on my conversion and defending the faith the Cathedral here in Guam. We then went to a fiesta on the north end of the island. The Mass was in a small village and celebrated by Archbishop Apuron in the indigenous Chamorro language in a little outpost chapel dedicated to St. [...]

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Made it to Guam

April 16, 2005

After endless hours on the plane we arrived on this beautiful island of Guam. Janet is doing well — tough girl. Doctor called with results of the blood test but we missed her call since we are fourteen hours ahead of Michigan time. Now we have to wait until Monday to get the “official results” [...]

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We Have an Announcement to Make!

April 13, 2005

We had a life-changing surprise this morning. My wife Janet is in pre-menopause hotflashes and all. Our kids are 27, 24, 18, and 13 years old. We have four grandchildred with another “in the oven.“ Janet had a dream a few days ago — a very vivid dream — that she was pregnant — but that was [...]

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On our Way to the Middle of Nowhere

April 12, 2005

Tomorrow we leave for the middle of no where – way out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. This little island is 1,300 miles east of the Philippines and 4,000 miles west of Hawaii. Besides a few tiny scattered islands there is nothing out there. It has 160,000 people, of which 120,000 are Catholics. [...]

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Expect a Backlash

April 12, 2005

Many people have commented “What a week! The Catholic Church was promoted over news stations that usually slander her; the Gospel was proclaimed, and 2 billion people watched the beautiful funeral Mass of a very holy man. What a week for Catholics!“ Yes, it is true, but . . . . . . Beware! The backlash [...]

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Interactive Sites: Papal Funeral, Election & more

April 10, 2005

MSNBC has a very nice website with gorgeous pictures, videos, interactive maps and more. These interactive sites are listed below with easy links.  For Pictorial on the life of JPII, click here.For the Funeral, click here.  For Sacred Grottos below St. Peters, click here.For the Election, click here.  For Cardinal Electors, click here.For Possible Successors, click [...]

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A Musical Tribute to John Paul II

April 9, 2005

This is a nice musical tribute to John Paul II based on his words “I searched for you and now you have come to me.” It is written and sung by Kitty Cleveland. Click here to listen.

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Cardinal Ratzinger’s Funeral Mass — Tribute to the Pope

April 9, 2005

  Two Documents in one: 1) Cardinal Ratzinger’s homily at the Mass for John Paul the II was a noble tribute to our late Pope. We provide the text of the homily.  2) The “Rogito“, the document placed in John Paul II’s casket — the record and his life and works. Click here to read both [...]

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Steve on the G. Gordon Liddy Show

April 8, 2005

                                    Steve will be live on the G. Gordon Liddy show today from 11:20 – 11:40 AM EST. To call in dial 1-800-GGLIDDY.

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How is a New Pope Selected?

April 8, 2005

  How is a New Pope Selected?       Click here to read the chapter “How a Pope is Selected“ from Steve’s book The Papacy Learning Guide published by Catholic Answers.  

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Live Webcam Feed to St Peters and the Pope

April 6, 2005

If you click here it will give you a live feed to the Vatican so you can observe the people, the Pope lying in state, and St. Peters. Pretty cool. I don’t know how long it will last — maybe only until after the funeral.

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Pope’s Funeral

April 4, 2005

The Pope’s funeral will be at 10 AM Rome time on Friday, April 8, 2005. That translates into 4 AM EST. Set your alarms early that day! He will be buried under St. Peters Basilica near the bones of St. Peter. He will probably be placed in the vacated tomb of Pope John XXIII who was [...]

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On Fox News Again Monday Morning

April 4, 2005

I was on Fox News and Fox & Friends twice on Sunday morning and twice again Monday morning. It was a delight to be on Fox to declare my faith in Jesus Christ and in His Church. When asked about the Pope refusing to be more modern with Church teaching on women, sexuality, and morality, I commented that the [...]

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Steve to be on Fox and Friends on Sunday morning

April 2, 2005

I just received a call from Fox Cable Network asking me to be a guest early Sunday morning. They will take me to the Fox studios to be on live for an interview on Fox News at 5 AM and an interview with Fox & Friends at 7:05 AM EST. I am a bit overwhelmed but [...]

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The Pope has died. I weep — I rejoice!

April 2, 2005

  The Pope has died. Long live the Church, long live the Pope. May Our Lord receive him with choirs of angels and wreaths of blessings. He taught us how to live; he now teaches us how to die. Thank you Lord for such a friend and father.

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