May 2010

Last Day, Assisi back to Rome

by Steve Ray on May 31, 2010

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St. Paul Day and Dr. Hahn’s Talk

by Steve Ray on May 29, 2010

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A Few Biblical Puzzlers

May 29, 2010

On the Serious Side What biblical saint died twice and was buried twice? Who was the first man who broke all Ten Commandments? What biblical character killed one quarter of the population? What prophet anointed two kings who lived simultaneously? Explain this riddle: Born once, die twice; born twice; die once? On the Lighter Side [...]

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Ancient Rome, Parts I and II

May 28, 2010

Part I Today we had a thrilling and very busy day. We started with a tour of the first Marian church which is huge! We visited and explored St. Mary Major with the wood from the manger where Jesus was laid. Then to Mass at one of the oldest churches — St. Praxedes, a young [...]

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Crap, Castration & Two Creations

May 28, 2010

We miss a lot when reading the English Bible. We’re at a great disadvantage. The early Christians read the writings of the apostles in the original language — they understood the words and expressions must better than we do. For example, Paul writes that he considers all things as refuse that he might gain Christ [...]

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Exploring Ancient Rome

May 27, 2010

Today we had Mass at the tomb of St. Ignatius of Antioch (my personal hero) and St. Clement of Rome. Both were ordained by the apostles. Then we visited the Church of St. Peter’s Chains, lunch, and then toured the Roman Forum and the Roman Colosseum. Everyone enjoyed lunch and dinner in Rome.

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Protestant Sexual Abuse

May 27, 2010

The media would like us to think that sexual abuse in churches is a Catholic problem. It is not. The Catholic Church has had its problems over the last few decades with much of it being exposed in the last few years. But the problem is not a Catholic problem — in fact it is [...]

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Dr. Hahn Meets the Pope!

May 26, 2010

Today our group went to the General Audience with Pope Benedict. Dr. Scott Hahn was able to get a special ticket (he’d been working on it for a year, I think). After the final blessing he was able to meet the pope and present him with his latest books. You will see him describe it [...]

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Amazing Visual Tour of the Sistine Chapel

May 26, 2010

Since we are here today leading the Dr. Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center’s Rome/Assisi pilgrimage, I thought you would like to see what we are all seeing! Through the courtesy of the Vatican Museums ….. enjoy this meditative  virtual visit of the Sistine Chapel…a timely reminder of the beauty of the Church, the [...]

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Two News Items

May 26, 2010

Jesuit head of Asian Catholic news agency criticizes transubstantiation http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6434 Stating that “Catholics can become fanatical about one form of the Body of Christ in the bread of the Eucharist as the REAL presence of Christ,” Father Michael Kelly, the Jesuit CEO of the Asian Catholic news agency UCA News, criticized the doctrine of transubstantiation [...]

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Deep in the Vatican

May 25, 2010

What a great day! Touring the Vatican Museum with Liz Lev, then exploring St. Peters before everyone scattered for a free afternoon. Then we had confession followed by Mike Aquilina’s talk on “pilgrimage” after which we went to Da Benitos for a fantastic dinner. More soon.

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Free Stuff for Catholics

May 25, 2010

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Check out our Australia Trailer

May 24, 2010

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Nice Letter from a Pilgrim

May 24, 2010

DEAR JANET AND STEVE, MY TWO DAUGHTERS AND I HAD A FANTASTIC PILGRIMAGE THANKS TO YOUR PLANNING AND PROFESSIONALISM, NOT TO MENTION YOUR LOVE OF GOD AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE HOLY PLACES. HOPE YOUR ROME EXTENSION WENT WELL ALSO, AM SURE IT DID. WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCES FOR [...]

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Dr. Hahn Group arrives in “Bella Roma”

May 24, 2010

After 24 hours of travel they all arrived and filled our double-decker bus. Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn with three sons: Jeremiah, Joe and David led the group out of the baggage claim and into sunny Rome. Mike Aquilina and Rob Corzine followed with the whole group. It was a beautiful day. We got them [...]

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