November 2009

Living the Bible :-) Steve Eats a Grasshopper

November 21, 2009

We are here at Qumran, the Dead Sea and the place where John the Baptist baptized. John the Baptist ate grasshoppers here (Matthew 3:4). Did Jesus eat them? Why not? It was clean food for the Jews specifically mentioned in the Bible. Leviticus 11:22 says they are “clean” and can be eaten. I promised the [...]

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Mount of Olives and Mount Zion & Dinner

November 21, 2009
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Can Peter Walk on Water? Can Sinful Men be Infallible?

November 21, 2009

Is it possible for a sinful, fallible man to give an infallible interpretation of Scripture or an infallible definition of doctrine? If he is fallible and sinful, doesn’t that preclude his ability to be infallible when it comes to things of God? No. In fact while many Protestants would say the Pope cannot be infallible [...]

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Jesus Said His Mother Had Other Sons! Really?

November 20, 2009

I was confronted with an interesting argument against Mary’s perpetual virginity. The man argued that the Bible itself proves that Mary had other children. He claimed that Jesus expressly states in no uncertain terms that his mother had other sons. He said it must have been overlooked by the Catholic Church. To read my whole response, [...]

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Merry Christmas! Our Day in Bethlehem, Part 1 & 2

November 19, 2009

Get a head start on Advent. Join us virtually to Bethlehem where it is Christmas every day. Here we touch the place Jesus was born and have Mass in the cave where the angels were guarding their flocks by night.

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Pilgrimage around Galilee & Up to Jerusalem

November 19, 2009

Today (Wednesday, Nov. 18) we started the day viewing the Ancient Boat from the 1st century before boarding a modern boat for a ride on the Sea of Galilee. After that we had Mass in Capernaum where Jesus said, “Eat My Flesh & Drink My Blood.” Steve gave his talk “Defending the Eucharist” in the [...]

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KVSS-CSS Pilgrimage: Day Three in Two Parts!

November 18, 2009

We had a great day visiting the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). Fr. Courtney presided and gave a rousing homily that won’t be soon forgotten! We drove north to the Lebanon border to visit Banias which was the Caesarea Philippi of old and where Jesus said to [...]

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Sad News of Christians in the Holy Land

November 17, 2009

Recently Janet and I led Legatus on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. One of the priests who went with us saw the Holy Land for the first time. Fr. John McCormick was a delightful priest full of humor and fun, orthodoxy and example. Here he waxes eloquent about what he saw. “As many of [...]

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Pilgrimage Day 2: Transfiguration, Cana & Nazareth

November 16, 2009

Great day! We went to Mount Tabor to celebrate and learn about the Transfiguration. Then to Cana to renew wedding vows which is always emotional. Lunch at a Christian restaurant and then off to Nazareth to visit Mary’s Well, House of the Holy Family and Mass at the Church of Annunciation. Everyone is doing great, [...]

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Catholic Resources for iPhone

November 16, 2009

Yeah, I must admit — I am an iPhone devotee. I love the thing. One friend said it was life altering and I agree. I use it for many things to simplify (and often complicate) my life. One problem: I have all the Mass Readings and daily prayers, but when I whip it out at [...]

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Obama intends to keep Abortion IN the Health Bill

November 16, 2009

Obama hopes to prune pro-life amendment from health-care bill, aide says http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=4616 David Axelrod, a senior political adviser to President Barack Obama, has said that the White House will try to persuade the Senate to remove the pro-life “Stupak amendment” from the health-care reform legislation passed by the House of Representatives. Obama himself will intervene [...]

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KVSS and CSS Pilgrims Arrive!

November 15, 2009

After a year of planning and lots of work it is now happening for the KVSS and CSS Pilgrims. Thanks to Jim Carroll for his hard work of recruiting and planning.  Everyone arrived safely thought tired. No lost suitcases and everyone is excited.

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Steve Goes to Work with Jesus & Joseph

November 15, 2009

What would it be like to walk to work with Jesus and Joseph? Steve finds out.

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Steve Runs Around Nazareth!

November 15, 2009
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