November 2008

Walking on Holy Ground Today

November 17, 2008

Today we have Mass at St. Peter’s House in Capernaum. Jesus lived here for three years and did more recorded miracles here than in any other city. So what is so special about Holy Ground? The dirt and rocks look like any other dirt and rocks. But there is something very different about the land [...]

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Masada, Qumran, Jericho & the Dead Sea

November 16, 2008
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Video Conversion Story: Fallen Away Catholic “Kid” Returns

November 16, 2008

If you like conversion stories, here is one you might enjoy. A Catholic boy, a descendant of migrant workers, born out of wedlock, with a father in prison, goes through many experiences and “churches” until he rediscovers the Catholic Church as an adult. You can watch Raymond Vincent tell his story here.

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Mount Zion, Shroud of Turin Exhibit, Bethlehem Dinner

November 16, 2008

This is is late in coming. It has been a few long days and it is hard to get all this done after taking care of all the other obligations and get it finished before collapsing into bed :-) Also had a few technical problems which we have overcome. But here is the afternoon and [...]

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www.EarlyChristians.org

November 15, 2008

Like many other converts from Evangelical Protestantism to the Catholic Church I am forever indebted to the early Christians. I used to think they were Evangelicals until I read them and found out they were thoroughly Catholic. They dragged me into the Church kicking and screaming. One Evangelical who wrote a book on the Church [...]

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Michelangelo’s “David” Effected by Stay in America

November 15, 2008

Since we are in Italy with our group, I thought I would share this sad news with you. After a two year stay in America, Michaelangelo’s David is being returned to Italy.

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Via Dolorosa through Jerusalem

November 14, 2008

Here is the morning for today. Enjoy. Ignatius Press Pilgrimage Via Dolorosa. UPDATE SATURDAY AM: Everything is going magnificently. I will get the crazy movie up later this evening from yesterday. We leave in a few minutes to Masada, Qumran, Jericho and the Dead Sea. I will be sure to upload pictures of everyone riding [...]

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Help Apologetics Where it’s REALLY Needed?

November 14, 2008

Help my friends in the Philippines! Janet and I travel to the Philippines every couple years to help the Filipinos learn how to defend themselves from all the sects, cults, and denominations swarming their shores. It is really sad. The picture to the right shows me teaching at one of the large filled auditoriums. The [...]

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Holy Sepulchre Mass & Bethlehem

November 13, 2008

A long and marvelous day. Click here to join us today for Mass at the Holy Sepulchre and in Bethlehem. Ignatius Press Holy Land Pilgrimage to Bethlehem To see more of our Mass at the Holy Sepulchre, click here.

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Mount of Olives, Western Wall & Ein Kerem

November 12, 2008

Today we knew the pilgrims would be suffering jet lag from their late arrival last evening but they were troopers — excited, enthusiastic and full of energy. We covered the Mount of Olives, Pater Noster, Dominus Flavit, Mass at Gethsemane, the Western Wall, lunch at a Jewish Kibbutz, the overview Promenade and we ended up [...]

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Who Will Fix the Fence? How Washington Works.

November 12, 2008

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C.; one from New Jersey , another from Tennessee and the third, from Florida. They go with a White House official to examine the fence. The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures [...]

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Everyone Arrived Tired but Ready to Go!

November 11, 2008

Everyone on the two separate flights — El Al and Air Canada — arrived safe and sound. We picked them all up at the airport in three buses, took them to Jerusalem for a good dinner and reverent Mass. Everyone is now in bed resting up — preparing for a busy day Wednesday starting at [...]

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Going to Hell — and other places

November 11, 2008

Everything is ready for our Ignatius Press Group to arrive in Jerusalem so Janet and I went exploring. You can join us by clicking the link below. Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zuh04K7WSU Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xudU8QaVQ-g

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Gotta Daughter? You’ll Love This Song!

November 11, 2008

I have to admit I laughed — but also had a great sense of DAD-NESS when I heard this song. How did I discover it? My lovely 21 year-old daughter Charlotte came in with a smile and said, “Dad, want to hear a song that reminds me of you?” I did and we listened to [...]

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Things Don’t Change Much

November 11, 2008

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” Cicero – 55 BC

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Bigotry Against Gay Marriage Opponents in California

November 10, 2008

My friend Michael Barber sent this to me. And these social liberals always say that Christians are intolerant. My goodness, who are the ones who are really intolerant? Here’s our statement on the anti-religious bigotry displayed by opponents of Prop. 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv72urCWJcU By the way, the student who put this together is the same student [...]

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