February 2010

In Idylic Amish Country

February 13, 2010

Montgomery Indiana is a world away from Bombay with 20 million people in a country of 1.2 billion — 3 million of whom are Catholics! That is as many people that live in the USA! It is also a world away from Muslim Dubai which is like the Wild West on steroids. Here I am [...]

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Christians In the Holy Land

February 13, 2010

Here is an interview with Patriarch Twal of Jerusalem. It is an interesting read to understand the Christians in the Holy Land and what can be done to help. We do the most important thing — take pilgrims to this land to encourage and help the Christians. We use only Christian guides and drivers, hotels [...]

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My Friends on Oprah: Sisters of Mary on their Recent Show

February 12, 2010

This is worth watching. I know the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. These sisters are nine minutes from my house and we know many of them and visit their convent frequently. They do a delightful job of explaining and presenting themselves on the Oprah Winfrey Show. This is one of many things that [...]

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Catholic Church and Health Care

February 11, 2010

Catholic Church runs 25% of world’s health facilities http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5422 As the Catholic Church observes the annual World Day of the Sick, the president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care pointed out that the Church administers more than 25% of all the world’s health-care facilities. Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski cited the “117,000 health care facilities, including [...]

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Ecumenical Catechism?

February 11, 2010

Cardinal Kasper calls for ecumencial catechism http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5392 Speaking at a Vatican symposium, Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, said that an ecumenical catechism would help Catholics and members of major Protestant communities adhere more faithfully to the foundations of the Christian doctrine. Such a catechism would promote “an ecumenism [...]

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Packing to Come Home

February 10, 2010

Sorry I have fallen behind — I will catch up! We have been swamped with talks and meetings. Now we are packing to leave. I still have a big Q & A session at the church in Dubai which will probably attract over 2,000. As soon as that is over we are whisked away to [...]

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Abu Dhabi & Al Ain Video, Preaching I & II

February 7, 2010

Today we arrived in Abu Dhabi. Along the way we saw the world’s tallest man and tallest building (pictures included in the video). We had a powerful time in the outdoor crusade with 2,000 people in attendance for two hours. It was marvelous! Today I ran and took pictures and a video of the amazing [...]

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Tallest Man, Tallest Building

February 7, 2010

Yesterday in one day we saw the world’s tallest building (here too) and just by a fluke accident, the world’s tallest man too. We went into a gas station for the restroom and to get espressos and he walked in. His name is Sultan Kosen. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records and [...]

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Dubai Part II: My 1st Run, Talks & Meet the People

February 7, 2010

Video No. 2 from Dubai. Here you can see it from the ground as I run 5 miles, then I take you to the conferences and you can see bits of my talks — and JANET’S talk! You will also see these wonderful Catholic people. In the Arab Emirates there are on 17% local people, [...]

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Obama Continues Anti-life, Anti-Catholic Actions

February 6, 2010

Obama appointee to Justice department sought to silence bishops on abortion http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5368 The US Senate judiciary committee has postponed a vote on the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice department. Johnsen’s nomination by President Obama has encountered opposition from Catholic leaders who point to her involvement in [...]

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Finally! A Video of our 1st Day in Dubai!

February 5, 2010
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Update from Dubai

February 5, 2010

UPDATE 11 PM: Just finished a long day which was a thundering success with thousands of people due to all the prayers. MORNING: Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart! Finished to talks in Jebel Ali. Now to Dubai to speak to the Filipinos, then two talks in Sharjah. Today an [...]

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Sorry I have fallen behind

February 4, 2010

I had hoped to keep up to date with news, pictures and videos of our time in Dubai but I am giving up to five talks a day plus meetings with the local priests and media. I have a long day Friday and then a few less demanding days — on which I hope to [...]

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Steve’s “Open Letter to the Filipino People”

February 3, 2010

This letter has been in all the Philippine papers year after year and has gone around the world about five times. But since I am in Dubai which has tens of thousands of Catholics, I want to bring it to the surface again on my blog. I spoke tonight at St. Mary’s (more later) with [...]

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Another Video from Bombay

February 3, 2010

Here is a video of our talks (Janet too) and all the nuns, some beautiful music and me riding the ox cart (bullock cart). More tomorrow. I will also be posting videos of the Dubai but the internet is VERY slow and is tripping me up.

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My First Run thru Dubai

February 3, 2010

I will be getting the last two videos up from Bombay soon. The internet is slow and it is taking 4 hours to upload one YouTube video. I have posted my first run in Dubai. I will add more videos from Dubai soon. Now I am on my way to the Catholic Church (St. Mary’s) [...]

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