April 2010

New Vatican web site offers resources on sex-abuse issue

April 17, 2010

New Vatican web site offers resources on sex-abuse issue http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6053 The Vatican has created a new web site offering resources to explain the Church’s handling of sex-abuse problems. Deal Hudson on how the bishops should respond.

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Our Flight Home from Israel Canceled

April 16, 2010

UPDATE: After 15.5 hours in the air on two flights, we are almost home! UPDATE – SATURDAY, 4/17/10: We are now boarding our alternate flight home. Glad to have a flight direct to Atlanta and avoiding the lava cloud. There is a huge volcano in Iceland spewing a unbelievable plume of volcanic ash into the [...]

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Last Day of Pilgrimage: Part I & II

April 16, 2010

Part I: St. Ann’s Church – birthplace of Mary; Mass at Gethsemane; Western (Wailing) Wall. Free time and Holy Shroud of Turin Exhibit and tour. Part II: Comments and Farewells

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My 8.4 Mile Run all around Jerusalem with 26 pictures

April 16, 2010

Join me on a Virtual Run all over Jerusalem! Click on the picture above. THIS RUN PUTS ME OVER THE 400 MILE MARK IN OUR 1,000 MILE YEAR. I AM 12 MILES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE!

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From Hindu to Catholic: Gustav’s Story

April 16, 2010

Describing his own religious upbringing, Gaurav said, “My father worked at the World Bank and later was the editor of the Economic Times. My mother was the first woman district collector of Gujarat. While there was an emphasis was on traditional Indian values, they espoused secular humanist ideals and values. However, itwas from my grandmother [...]

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Gates of Jerusalem did not Prevail Against Us!

April 16, 2010

The group of pilgrimage runners took off at 5 PM and ran around the Old City Walls of Jerusalem. First New Gate, then Jaffa Gate, Zion Gate, Dung Gate, Golden Gate, St. Stephen’s Gate, Herod’s Gate and Damascus Gate. We stopped to see important sites, to pray at the Western Wall, and to discuss Mount [...]

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Day 7: Parts 1 & II: Via Dolorosa, Mass at the Tomb & more

April 14, 2010

Part One: Part II:

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Step into the Holy Sepulchre!

April 14, 2010

This is a VERY COOL website with 360 degree pictures moving you throughout the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Go round and round and even tip up to see the ceilings and down to see the floors. Go into the tomb where Jesus was buried. It was fun for me since I have [...]

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Qumran, Masada, Jericho, Dead Sea & Camel Rides

April 13, 2010

Today was the Option Trip into the Judean Wilderness. It is self-explanatory on the video. A great day! Enjoy!

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Bethlehem! – Parts 1 and 2

April 13, 2010

A day touring and praying in Bethlehem. Dinner and Dancing.

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More Migrant Catholics in Israel than Locals

April 13, 2010

Catholic migrant workers outnumber Palestinian Catholics in Israeli population The number of Catholics living in Israel is climbing steadily as new immigrants arrive from other countries, mostly in Asia and eastern Europe. An estimated 50,000 Catholic immigrants are now working with 5-year residency permits; they easily outnumber the 27,000 Palestinian Catholics remaining in Israel. I [...]

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Pilgrimage Day 4: Up to Jerusalem

April 12, 2010
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TV Ad Turns Atheist to Catholic

April 12, 2010

Catholics Come Home is an amazing new ministry reaching tens of thousands of fallen away Catholics (and other kinds too). If you haven’t seen their short videos, you should. The one on our Catholic heritage has brought tears to many eyes — including mine. Click here to read Adrian Abeyta’s short story. Click here to [...]

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Fishing on the Sea of Galilee, Steve’s Story

April 11, 2010

Day Four of our pilgrimage. This is part 1 or 2. Steve gives his story of his night spent fishing with the Jewish fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. Part 2 coming soon.

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Wanna Talk Catholic? Join the Discussion!

April 11, 2010

Our Defenders of the Catholic Faith Message Board is one of the best kept secrets! But, if you want to talk to fellow Catholics 24 hours a day around the world, join our free Message Board. Total topics 67602 | Total members 3614 The forums include The Pub, For Men Only, For Women Only, Family [...]

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Pilgrimage Day 3, Parts 1 and 2

April 10, 2010

Great day, great weather, great experiences! Part I shows our Mass at Beatitudes, travel to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus announced that Peter would be the rock foundation of the Church, then to the Syrian border and lunch at a Druze restaurant in then Golan Heights. Part II is our time along the Shore of Galilee [...]

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