June 2010

Inspiring Story of Garvan Byrne

June 15, 2010

A Wonderfrul Testimony. A twelve-year-old trapped in the body of a five-year-old, Garvan Byrne, of an Irish background, endured intense pain as he flirted with certain death. Throughout all of the trauma, he remained hopeful and optimistic, finding peace and meaning in life that most adults have never seen. Part 3 on the Eucharist is [...]

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Tolerant, Peaceful Religion?

June 13, 2010

30 Churches Threatened in Indonesia in Past Year Thirty Christian churches in the world’s largest Muslim nation have been burned down, attacked, or threatened with being closed by authorities, according to Theophilus Bela, the Catholic president of the Jakarta Christian Communication Forum. In the city of Bogor in West Java, thousands of Catholics have been [...]

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Why Isn’t Obama Held Responsible for the Oil Leak? Bush Would Have Been!

June 13, 2010

Most Americans are assuming that British Petroleum (BP) is 100% liable (1) for the oil-well explosion of April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, and (2) for ALL damages associated with this on-going oil-well disaster. However, an objective investigation of this disaster has NOT yet taken place. And any objective investigation will need to [...]

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Almost Home!

June 13, 2010

All the pilgrims left Israel safely and in a timely manner and should be home soon full of joy, enthusiasm, stories and pictures.

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OUR FATHER in many languages – Universal Church

June 12, 2010

Our pilgrims spoke over 12 languages and here are all of them sharing the OUR FATHER in their languages. What a beautiful way to show the universality of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church!

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Farewell, Good-bye and God Bless!

June 12, 2010

Part I Part II

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Qumran, Masada, Jericho, Dead Sea & Camels

June 12, 2010
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Mass at the Tomb of Christ, and much more

June 11, 2010

The early morning walk of the Via Dolorosa to the Tomb of Christ for Mass is always the high point on any pilgrimage. Enjoy! Part I (see Part II below) After returning for breakfast we took off for St. Ann’s Church for singing and teaching (perfect acoustics), then to watch Bar Mitzvahs at the Western [...]

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A Group Fun-Run Around Jerusalem’s Walls

June 10, 2010

A Fun-Run around the Walls of Old Jerusalem stopping at each gate.

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Day Six: Mount of Olives & Mount Zion

June 10, 2010

Day Six, Parts I and II: Mass at Gethsemane, visit to Mount of Olives, Pater Noster Church, Lunch and Mount Zion. Visited Promenade to get expansive “aerial” view of Jerusalem where I gave a 20-minute overview of all of Salvation History. Then to Abby of the Dormitian, the Upper Room and St. Peter in Gallicantu [...]

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Bethlehem Part II, Tuesday

June 10, 2010

Part II of our full Bethlehem Day. We finished by going to Hebron to see the tomb of Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca, Jacob and Leah in the Machpelah. It was very special to see the city of the Patriarchs and where King David began to be king. We then had a festive dinner [...]

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Why Time Magazine Misses the Point about the Pope

June 9, 2010

Why Time Magazine Misses the Point Benedict XVI’s Pontificate Is Marked by Reform and Renewal By Gregory Erlandson HUNGTINGTON, Indiana, JUNE 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- It would probably be too much to ask that Time magazine run a cover story on the bold statements and concrete actions that Benedict XVI has taken to address the clergy [...]

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Bethlehem: House of Bread – video now ready

June 8, 2010

Great day in Bethlehem AND Hebron. This is the first time we’ve taken a group to the city of Abraham! Today (Wednesday) we explore Mount of Olives and Mount Zion. We have Mass at Gethsemane. More soon when I get a few hours free. Part II of Bethlehem tomorrow. I have a free afternoon to [...]

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Oh My! The New iPhone!

June 8, 2010
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Islam, the tolerant religion?

June 8, 2010

Bishop’s accused killer shouted Islamic phrase The man charged with killing Bishop Luigi Padovese in Turkey reportedly shouted “Allah Akbar!” after repeating stabbing the prelate, and boasted of having killed “the great Satan.” . . .

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From Mass at Capernaum to Jerusalem

June 7, 2010

Today we started out at Tabgha where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish — and yes, it WAS a miracle and not just a lot of people learning to share. Then to Capernaum where I gave my talk “Defending the Eucharist” before we had Mass at Peter’s House. Everyone took pictures of the synagogue where [...]

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