Thursday, January 14, 2010

Part One:
Muslims are trying to take over the Holy Land. It is not just about theology but about the land, every square foot of it. Christians only make up 1.5% of the population in Israel, Muslims over 16% and Jews over 80%. Christians are leaving in droves and the land is being acquired by Muslims.

It this continues the holy sites could be turned into mosques or museums and we will lose ever so crucial Christian presence in the Holy Land. So, I bought a small piece of land and planted an olive tree on it. You will see the video.

Part Two:
The pilgrims arrived today and we are now in Tiberias and settled in for the night. Tomorrow we begin our pilgrimage at the Mount of Transfiguration (Mt. Tabor), wedding renewals at Cana, and Mass at the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth.

Everyone is happy, healthy and excited. You can watch the video and join us on a virtual pilgrimage!

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My Run through Hell and Back

by Steve Ray on January 14, 2010

EveryTrail tracking of my run with a few pictures. The Valley of Hinnom was the city dump at the time of Jesus and smoke was billowing out and maggots infested the stench and garbage. Jesus pointed to this dump when he warned us to avoid Gehenna, the Valley of Hinnom.

Link to my run on EveryTrail.

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A New Look at a Mass Near You?

by Steve Ray on January 14, 2010

Raymond Arroyo comments on the way Mass may look at your parish soon. Interesting commentary.

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Archbishop Dunks Pelosi

January 14, 2010

San Francisco archbishop rebuts Pelosi’s argument on conscience Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco has written that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who lives in his archdiocese, betrayed “some fundamental misconceptions about Catholic teaching on human freedom” in a December magazine interview. In a conversation with Newsweek last month, Pelosi had said that her [...]

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