May 2009

Dr. Hahn Pilgrimage: Day Three

May 21, 2009

Sorry I have fallen behind a bit. We have been very busy and internet has been a problem. Here is Day Three –¬†Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Golan and our special dinner. More soon.

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Dr. Hahn Pilgrimage: Tabor, Cana, Nazareth

May 19, 2009
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5,000 Years of Religious History in 90 Seconds!

May 19, 2009

Another very cool interactive map takes you through the the many religions and centuries. Watch how Christianity spreads at the very end. Click on the image to the right.

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All Well with the Dr. Hahn Pilgrimage

May 18, 2009

Steve Ray here. Everything is going great with the Dr. Scott Hahn Pilgrimage. Janet and I, in conjunction with our local guide Amer Shehadeh, are leading this pilgrimage. Dr. Hahn and I along with our Roman Catholic guide Amer are tag-teaming the teaching and prayers with this group. We have four great priests, three deacons [...]

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Pilgrimage with Fr. Shane Tharp: Last Day

May 17, 2009

We finished our last day and went to our farewell dinner in Bethlehem. Enjoy!

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Update on Two Pilgrimages

May 17, 2009

Internet problems at hotels. Delay not my own. Fr. Shane Tharp group is safely on the plane and heading home. Their last videos should be available soon. The Dr. Hahn group has all safely arrived. I set up Mass for them on the shore of Galilee at the Church of the Primacy of Peter. We [...]

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Pilgrimage with Fr. Shane: Masada Day

May 17, 2009

At the beginning of this video I forgot to explain, in the video, what the first pictures are all about :-(  They are pictures of my run in the morning before the group got up. I took off from our hotel in Jericho and ran out into the Judean Wilderness to the Highway 1. It [...]

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No Enemies?

May 16, 2009

No Enemies? You have no enemies, you say? Alas, my friend, the boast is poor; He who has mingled in the fray Of duty, that the brave endure, Must have made foes! If you have none, Small is the work that you have done. You’ve hit no traitor on the hip, You’ve dashed no cup [...]

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Pilgrimage: Mount of Olives & Mount Zion

May 14, 2009
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From Jericho to Bethlehem; We See the Pope

May 13, 2009

Today was a banner day. One of this trip’s highlights for the pilgrims was to see the Pope in Bethlehem. We also we able to see the birthplace of Christ without waiting in line. It was a great day. Enjoy the movie.

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Saw the Pope

May 13, 2009

Our group saw the Pope up close in Bethlehem a few minutes ago. Pictures, video and more later.

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Pilgrimage: Galilee to Jericho

May 13, 2009

By default the videos post as private. I forgot to make this one public yesterday. Sorry. I fixed it.

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The Eucharist: the Flesh Profits Nothing

May 12, 2009

Since we were just in Capernaum and we will soon take another two groups there in October. I thought I would share a few words related to the site since I got asked a related questions on Catholic Answers Live tonight. Capernaum is where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh; Drink My Blood.” I thought it [...]

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Pilgrimage: Galilee Area, Fancy Dinner

May 12, 2009
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Should Lay Ministers Give Blessings in Lieu of the Eucharist?

May 11, 2009

Lay ministers of holy Communion should stop offering “blessings-in-lieu-of-Communion” at Mass Concerns about swine flu have prompted many parishes to discontinue the routine administration of the Precious Blood. Okay, fine.* But there’s another Communion rite practice that should also cease if only out of concerns for public health. This time, however, it’s a practice that [...]

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Tale of a Retired Troublemaker

May 11, 2009

Working people frequently ask us retired people what they do to make their days interesting. For example, the other day I went downtown and into a shop. I was only there for about 5 minutes and when I came out there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I said to him, “Come on, [...]

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