May 2007

Goofy-est Hotel of Our Lives Award

May 10, 2007

Here in the Radisson in Rome we have awarded our room the Goofy-est Room Ever Award. Fr. Serpa next door agrees. This room is supposedly "avante gard" but it is really just goofy. The shower is in the  middle of the room encased in the conical cloth shower curtain. It looks like a "beam-me-up-Scotty" shower. [...]

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What Could it Be?

May 10, 2007

What's better than God, worse than Satan, the dead eat it, and if you eat it you'll die?

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Mexican Politicians Excommunicated over Abortion?

May 9, 2007

Ed Peters’ Latest Updates: For the rest: http://www.canonlaw.info/2007/05/primer-for-those-who-prefer-knowing-to_4375.html    Pro-abortion politicians excommunicated, Pope says  Special Advisory from Catholic World News The Vatican press office has issued an important statement to clarify remarks by Pope Benedict XVI about Mexican politicians who voted to legalize abortion. The Pope did not intend to declare the excommunication of the [...]

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Update on Catholic Answers Rome Trip

May 8, 2007

There are about 90 people on the initial few days in Rome. We will have 150+ on the cruise which starts Thursday. Yesterday we visited St. Mary Major, St. Peter in Chains, St. Pressede. People were on their own for lunch and dinner but we had dinner with the Catholic Answers staff. Today we started [...]

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Tomb of King Herod Just Discovered

May 8, 2007

We have visited the Fortress of Herod near Bethlehem many times. Our DVD Jesus, the Word Became Flesh actually opens on the top of the Herodium Fortress overlooking Bethlehem. It is called the Herodium because the megalomaniac King Herod named hit after himself. The Jewish historian Josephus wrote that Herod was buried there but no one could [...]

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God’s Frosting on the Cake

May 6, 2007

After we finished filming Apostolic Fathers last week we wanted to attend Sunday Mass at the Church of San Clemente to venerate the bones of Ignatius of Antioch and Clement of Rome in a special "concluding" Mass. But we were invited to Pope Benedict's Sunday Mass instead — where in ordained 22 new priests. So [...]

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Dr. Beckwith Explains His Conversion to Catholicism

May 6, 2007

Dr. Francis Beckwith's Announcement of his Return to Full Communion with the Catholic Church Since he is (was) the President of the Evangelical Theological Society many of his associates are not happy. But Dr. Beckwith has now told the world that he and his family believe the fullness of the faith resides with the Roman Catholic Church. [...]

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A Prominent New Convert (Re-vert) to the Catholic Church

May 4, 2007

Dr. Francis Beckwith Returns To Full Communion With The Church, as written my good friend Jimmy Akin on his blog.  (UPDATE: You can read Dr. Beckwith's explanation here.) Dr. Francis Beckwith, the president of the Evangelical Theological Society, as become Catholic. Dr. Beckwith was raised Catholic but became an Evangelical Protestant in youth. After a [...]

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Doubly Blessed, Terry Bohannan’s Story

May 4, 2007

Why is Terry Bohannon a Catholic? You can find out here. And he also found a wonderful wife, you can see all that here.For many more stories of conversion to the Catholic Church, click here.

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Why the Blog is Slow Sometimes

May 3, 2007

I figured out that my blog slows down when I post video clips from Google. For example, every day we were on our pilgrimage we uploaded 5 minutes video clips (housed on Google Video). If anyone knows of a better way to do this without slowing down the blog, let me know. Thanks!

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Morning Air on Mary – Friday Morning

May 3, 2007

I will join Sean Herriott and Wendy Wiese on Morning Air to answer the following questions on Mary . . . . . . since May is the Month of Mary and I just returned from Mary's House in Ephesus and go back again next week. So LET"S TALK! 1. Why did Mary live in [...]

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Here I Quote Jimmy Akin

May 3, 2007

I just checked Jimmy Akin's blog and he said exactly what I was going to write so I will just quote him: "Just a note to let folks know why blogging has been so slow this week. Basically, I've been getting ready for the Catholic Answers pilgrimage/cruise that will be happening during the next two [...]

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