January 2010

To Tabor, Cana & Nazareth

January 15, 2010

Great day with marvelous weather! First bus to arrive at Mount Tabor so we quickly ascended the Mount of Transfiguration in the taxis. Renewal of wedding vows in Cana was again a moving ceremony. Nazareth is always an exciting visit seeing the home of the Holy Family, the grotto of the Annunciation and a good [...]

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Two Parts: Planting a Tree in Bethlehem; Pilgrims Arrive Safely

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 [...]

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My Run through Hell and Back

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 [...]

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A New Look at a Mass Near You?

January 14, 2010

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

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History of Religion; Muslim Demographics

January 14, 2010

Watch this 7 minute video (below) titled: MUSLIM DEMOGRAPHICS: THE TIDAL WAVE Then watch these two very cool maps that quickly change showing the development of religion over the last 5000 years of history: History of Religion The geography of faith and its wars across history See 5000 years of religion in 90 seconds: http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/history-of-religion.html [...]

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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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What Am I?

January 13, 2010

I’ve never lived but I’ve been killed; And wounds, by me are healed. I’ve been around from the beginning and will be here as ’til men stop sinning. Although not seen by you am I, there is no doubt that I can fly. And though I’m lost I still am here from day to day [...]

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Is Obama a Christian Fraud?

January 13, 2010

“WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The increasingly notorious lack of church involvement or public religious observance by the United State’s First Family has led one Christian organization to question the level of dedication President Obama truly feels to the religious identity that once lent such appeal to his campaign image. “After attending church [...]

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Another Evangelical Convert to the Catholic Church

January 12, 2010

From Francis Beckwith’s Blog “Return to Rome.” Joshua Betancourt is the co-author of the book with Geisler, Is Rome the True Church?, which came out just last year! The book attempts to debunk the Catholic Church. (I was interested to find out the book frequently quotes me and attempts to argue (poorly) against my book [...]

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“This is what Islam teaches you?”

January 12, 2010

Not to long ago I was shopping with my wife. A Muslim woman was in front of us in line and arguing with the cashier. I knew she was Muslim because of the hijab around her head. I waited patiently. The cashier said, “The store says only one per customer.” The woman argued, “I want [...]

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Bravo Brit Hume: “Tiger Woods, find Jesus!” – Video

January 12, 2010
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My Three Runs Around Jerusalem

January 11, 2010

First Run on First Day: Arrived at 3:30 AM and got to bed at 7:00 AM Monday. Got up in the afternoon and took a run to get back in the swing of things and acclimated. If I run the first two days it seems like I adjust better and get over jet lag sooner. [...]

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“Rabbi, I can see the coastline!”

January 11, 2010

I cannot describe the sensation I feel every time we look out the window and see the coastline of Israel from the window of the plane. Yeah, we are exhausted — 8 hours from Detroit to Amsterdam, 3 hours layover, and 4.5 hours from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv. Some who travel with us come from [...]

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What If Your Parents Were Morons?

January 11, 2010

On the first day of school, young Lucy took her seat in science class. The teacher began to explain why there was no God and why she was an atheist. The students all listened carefully. At the end of the class the teacher asked how many of the children wanted to be atheists like her. Not wanting to [...]

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Israel Airport Security

January 9, 2010

In six hours Janet and I leave for Israel along with a great group that fills a bus. We will land at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and we will leave from there in about two weeks. And yes, I feel very safe. Israel knows what they are doing. They are not afraid to [...]

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Where Is Obama’s “Transparency”?

January 7, 2010

TV network challenges Obama to allow broadcast of health-reform negotiations The C-SPAN television network, which regularly broadcasts debates in the US Congress, has challenged President Obama and the House and Senate majority leaders to allow television coverage of the negotiations that will produce a new health-care reform bill. Because the House and Senate passed different [...]

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