April 2009

Michigan Loses a Great Bishop! St. Louis Gets a Great Bishop!

April 21, 2009

From my friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: A canonical look at Saint Louis’ new archbishop Mixed feelings, of course: Bp. Robert Carlson will be sorely missed here in Michigan, but he’s a terrific choice for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. While others can better describe his work with, say, the Institute for Priestly Formation, [...]

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Pilgrimage Minute #2

April 21, 2009

Pilgrimage Minute #2: pilgrimage-minute-2

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I Love this Picture!

April 20, 2009

Flip Howard, who went with us on our last pilgrimage, sent me this picture. Janet and I are the last ones off the Galilee boat following our group up to Capernaum for Mass. This is along the same shoreline where Jesus and the disciples got off their boats many times. Janet and I are together [...]

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Pilgrimage Minute #1

April 20, 2009

Ave Maria Radio has recorded five Pilgrimage Minutes so far. I am putting one up each day for the next five days while I am in Rome. Hope you enjoy them! Pilgrimage Minute #1: pilgrimage-minute-1

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Divine Mercy Sunday in Rome & our Grand-daughter Maria Faustina Ray

April 19, 2009

We arrived in Rome to do ten talks at the Regina Apostolorum University. Today was Divine Mercy Sunday so we decided to go to Santo Spirito Church to celebrate. Our first grand-daughter is named Maria Faustina Ray so we rejoiced to celebrate Mass at the church where the Divine Mercy is celebrated in Rome, with [...]

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Second Day in Rome, Getting our Feet on the Ground

April 18, 2009

We slept a lot today since we missed a night of sleep getting over here. Again we our daily brisk walk around a WHOLE COUNTRY — the Vatican City State. If you follow the gray lines on the map to the right you can see the walls extending around the Vatican. (Click on the map [...]

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Pretty Cool: Staged or Improptu? You Decide

April 18, 2009
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Tickets for Papal Mass in Bethlehem!!

April 18, 2009

Our May 8-17 Pilgrimage group now has tickets to celebrate Mass with the Pope in Manger’s Square in Bethlehem due to the kindness of a good friend of mine who lives in Bethlehem. He is a Palestinian Catholic and a deacon in the local parish. It is NOT TOO LATE to join us! We have [...]

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British Intellectual Denounces Atheism, Returns to Christian Faith

April 18, 2009

(CatholicCulture.org) In a series of articles and interviews published this month, British intellectual A. N. Wilson, who became an atheist two decades ago, has announced his return to the practice of the Christian faith. “Like most educated people in Britain and Northern Europe (I was born in 1950), I have grown up in a culture [...]

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Arrived in Rome Today – Exhausted…

April 17, 2009

… but not too tired to get our exercise in — walking briskly around the Vatican Walls for an hour before eating healthy foods and crashing into bed! Tomorrow we will walk around the walls again and begin preparing for my week of talks on apologetics at the Regina Apostolorum University. Stay tuned!

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Obama’s Nominee for Health & Human Services not so Clean! Another One Bites the Dust?

April 17, 2009

Obama Cabinet nominee understated support from notorious abortionist http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2658 Kathleen Sebelius, the Kansas governor who has been nominated by President Obama to head the Department of Health and Human Services, has drawn heavy financial support from a noted late-term abortionist. Dr. George Tiller donated $200,000 to a political-action committee that backed the 2002 Sebelius gubernatorial [...]

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New Evidence Points to Shroud’s Authenticity

April 17, 2009

There is new evidence and testimony that debunks previous carbon dating on the Shroud and now point to it’s authenticity. You can read the story here. We will be seeing the Shroud of Turin in May 2010. You can join us.

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Pope’s Itinerary in Israel while we are there with our group

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 [...]

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Planned Parenthood Rejoicing in its New Hero

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” [...]

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Patty Bonds Acknowledges Her Friends …

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. [...]

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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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