July 2006

To Stop Destruction of Embryos

July 18, 2006

Action Alert: MR. PRESIDENT: VETO THIS BILL WASHINGTON, DC – The following is Congressman Mike Pence's statement today made in advance of a Senate vote that would allow federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. "We gather today in respectful opposition to the Castle-DeGette bill:  A bill that authorizes the use of federal tax dollars [...]

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Jimmy Akin on Christ’s Lineage

July 18, 2006

Descended From David (Jimmy Akin) A reader writes: Jimmy, I have been bothered by the question of Jesus' geneology.  A lot of scripture refers to Him as son of David, descended from David's line etc., and I think it traces the geneology down through Joseph, who was not Jesus' natural father.  Can you help me [...]

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Fr. Gerald’s Comments on our Pilgrimage

July 16, 2006

Wow! Here is a wonderful priest – Fr. Gerald Gawronski — the spiritual director for our June 2006 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. I snapped this picture after calling out "Hey Father!" He was with our 50 pilgrims sailing on the Sea of Galilee. (For 350+ pictures, click here.) He was very loved by the pilgrims. He was [...]

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July 16, 2006

Just one year ago Janet & I visited Lebanon from north to south and stayed in Beirut. We were lucky enough to be there when the big protest pushed Syria back across the border into their own country — though we all know they still exert much control in Lebanon. We bought flags and joined [...]

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Catholic Answers Live: OT & Sacraments

July 14, 2006

Steve joins Jerry Usher from 6-7 PM Eastern time on Catholic Answers Live to discuss The Sacraments Revealed in the Old Testament. This is really exciting stuff — but sadly hasn't been widely taught recently, though it is part of the Catholic teaching. The Old Testament is full of images, types, and pictures of the [...]

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Situation in Israel Today

July 14, 2006

Janet and I are watching the current situation in Israel very closely and are in constant contact with all our contacts in Israel and the West Bank. We just returned a week ago from a marvelous pilgrimage and we are taking the Legatus group to the Holy Land in October of this year. The map [...]

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300+ Pictures from Latest Pilgrimage

July 13, 2006

It took two days, but I finally got it finished. I have posted 300+ photos from our June pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Click here to access them. Enjoy! They will also soon be copied to my Pilgrimage website at www.FootprintsOfGodPilgrimages.com (also www.SteveGoes.com).

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Starting a Seminary: A True Story

July 13, 2006

Read an inspiring true story written by my good friend Gail Buckley, founder and director of Catholic Scripture Study International. The story is entitled "God's Fingerprints: A True Story."

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Sweating through Mass

July 9, 2006

It was HOT but we really enjoyed it. We are "Up North" in Michigan and we went to the outdoor Mass at the Shrine of the Cross in the Woods (http://www.crossinthewoods.com) which boasts of the largest crucifix in the world. It is usually tears running down our faces at Mass, but today it was perspiration. [...]

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High School Religion Teacher Comments

July 7, 2006

New!   A High School Religion Teacher Comments on the Footprints of God Click here.

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Two New Conversion Stories

July 7, 2006

Two New Conversion Stories: From Baptists to Catholics For Layne's story, click here For Woodrow's story, click here. Click here for many other interesting stories.

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Only the Tridentine Mass?

July 7, 2006

I just received an e-mail from a new convert who was concerned because some of her new Catholic friends have told her that she should go to the Tridentine Mass or her children will never grow up to love the Church and the liturgy. They said the Novus Ordo Mass (which we celebrate in the [...]

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The Lord’s Prayer in Our Lord’s OWN Words

July 6, 2006

This is the "Our Father" written in Aramaic — the language Jesus spoke in his every day life. We think we know him and how he lived, but take a look at this prayer and see if you can make any sense out of it. Surprise! He didn't speak English! And he was not called "Jesus" [...]

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Three Talks in Two Days

July 6, 2006

On Friday, I will be be on two radio shows and then speak in Petoskey Michigan on Saturday evening. For more info, view my Events Calendar.

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Fishers of Men Makes You Want to be a Priest

July 5, 2006

Check out the trailer for this new DVD movie Fishers of Men put out by the United States Catholic Council of Bishops (USCCB). It is beautiful and powerful and timely. My friend Stan Williams is a convert and a PhD in video and production and if you can buy it from him it would help [...]

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Is Destroying Embryos Abortion?

July 5, 2006

My Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes on his Canon Law website: "Alfonso Cardinal Lopez Trujillo, the outspoken president of the Pontifical Council on the Family, has asserted that "destroying human embryos is equivalent to abortion"; therefore, he says, those directly involved in such deeds are liable to the canonical penalty established for abortion, namely, excommunication [...]

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