Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We plan to have Mass with the Pope at one of the three Mass sites during his trip.

Monday, 11 May, 2009: Arrival and Official Welcome
Arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport (from Jordan). Official welcoming ceremony headed by President Shimon Peres, Official welcoming ceremony and meeting with President Shimon Peres, Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Memorial

Tuesday, 12 May, 2009: Jerusalem and Mass at Kidron Valley
Visit the Temple Mount and meet with the Grand Mufti, Visit the Western Wall accompanied by the Chief Rabbis of Israel, Visit the Chief Rabbis at the Heichal Shlomo Synagogue, Visit Mount Zion and the Coenaculum (the site of the Last Supper). Celebration of the Eucharist, Visit Gethsemane Church and a solemn afternoon Mass at the Kidron Valley

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009: Visit Bethlehem
Celebration of Mass at Manger Square

Thursday, 14 May, 2009: Visit Nazareth
Public morning Mass at Precipice Mountain, Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation

Friday, 15 May, 2009: Departure
Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem, Official farewell and ceremony at Ben-Gurion International Airport, including speeches by President Shimon Peres and Pope Benedict XVI

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Planned Parenthood Rejoicing in its New Hero

by Steve Ray on April 15, 2009

Planned Parenthood optimistic about Obama regime
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2625
The Planned Parenthood Federation of American has professed its “enormous optimism” about the political outlook during the tenure of President Barack Obama. The organization, which already received $300 million in annual federal funding, predicts that it will “play a unique role in helping to shape the health agenda” for the Obama administration.

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Patty Bonds Acknowledges Her Friends …

by Steve Ray on April 15, 2009

…  here … despite the frenzied hysteria of her brother James White to the contrary. This will certainly, though unhappily, but somewhat entertainingly, stir up another of White’s ridiculous spectacles on YouTube which has been previously commented on here.

UPDATE: I don’t have time to waste listening to or watching a man’s obsession with me. It’s a little weird but otherwise not newsworthy. Others have told me that what I suggested is proving true — the  continuing and ever more emotional obsession. One thing that marks an obsessed person is their attempt to convince themselves and others that they are not really obsessed — while in the very act of doing so prove that they are even moreso. Obsession is even increasingly obvious when the “obsession” ignores the obsessed, making the obsessed even more obsessed. It’s gone on for several years (documented here). Curious to see how deep this actually gets — how far the obsession actually goes :-)  Should I expect a knock on my door some day? Humorous to hear about, but I have to be on to more profitable and interesting things.

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My Son’s Really Quick Answer to Prayer!

April 15, 2009

Sometimes it is just too obviously a stark answer to prayer. I always taught our kids “You can never outgive God,” and “Go ahead, put Him to the test and you’ll find he is there and He will answer.” As a family we’ve always lived expecting miracles from God — telling the kids “Let’s watch [...]

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