Update after the World Premier:
After fighting off the paparazzi and wading through the cameras and press, my chauffer (me) dropped me off in the parking lot. Blinded by the camera flashes I stepped the podium to thank everyone. We can't take ourselves too seriously, eh? Need to have a little fun and levity once in a while.
(Picture: Jerusalem Jones, Sr. with "Jerusalem Jones, Jr. — Kieran Newell
But to be serious, we had a great time with a full house (er, I mean church). Saw lots of old friends, pilgrims from past pilgrimages and a lot of enthusiastic Catholics. My talk on the early Christians and the beginning of Christianity and the persecutions and martyrdom was very well received as was the showing of Apostolic Fathers. A great time was had by all.
Friday night I will be giving an introductory talk on the Apostolic Fathers before showing our new DVD for the first time!! The title is Apostolic Fathers, Handing on the Faith.
Anyone who buys a copy at this event will also receive a free copy of my audio CD From Baptist to Catholic: the Unintended Journey.
The showing will be at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Troy Michigan. If you are in the area, we hope to see you!
As soon as we are finished with this fun event, we celebrate my youngest daughter's 16th birthday and board a plane for Rome on Sunday to lead a great group of folks in the Footprints of Peter, Paul & the Apostolic Fathers. We will be posting daily video uploads from Rome for a Virtual Pilgrimage.