October 2010

Mary, Part II

October 22, 2010

I will be on radio again today to talk about Mary at www.relevantradio.com. It will be at 5 PM Eastern time. This time we will talk about the last half of Mary’s life including Cana, Calvary, Pentecost and her Assumption and Queenship. (Picture: Statue in Nazareth of the pregnant Mary of Nazareth.) Cana was a [...]

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I Like Camels

October 22, 2010

Camels are curious creatures. Someone said that a camel looks like a horse put together by a committee. Having ridden my fair share of camels, I have grown to really like them. Anyway . . . . . . what do you see in this picture? Camels, right? Look again — closely! The camels are [...]

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Steve Discusses Virgin Mary on Relevant Radio

October 21, 2010

“The Blessed Virgin Mary – Real Girl and Woman of Mystery.” I will join Drew Mariani on Relevant Radio at 1 PM Eastern time (in about 1 hour) to discuss Mary LIVE from Jerusalem. You can listen on-line at www.RelevantRadio.com.

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Solution for Airports

October 21, 2010

Here’s a solution to all the controversy over “full-body scanners” at the airports… Have a booth that everyone steps into individually that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you. It would be a “win-win” for everyone, and there would be none of this nonsense about racial profiling [...]

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What My Grandpa Said about the Pope

October 21, 2010

(Billy teaches Grandpa a thing or two) “My grandpa is a nice old gentleman, with gray hair, and gold spectacles, and very fond of his little grandson Billy—that’s me. Grandpa and I often go out to walk together, that is, on fine days, because on cloudy days he never goes out of the house, but [...]

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Is there Evidence for Jesus outside the Bible?

October 21, 2010

Some people think Jesus is a mythical figure like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. Others think Jesus might be historical but only mentioned in the Bible is the only source of information on the existence of Jesus. They question whether Jesus really existed as a real historical figure. Is the Bible the only source [...]

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Pilgrimage Last Day, Part I & II

October 20, 2010

Today we went to Qumran, Masada, Jericho and the Dead Sea. After floating in the Dead Sea we rode camels. Part II is below.The group is now probably home. Part II is the Final Mass with blessing of religious objects, comments from pilgrims as they reflected on their trip, and their departure. Part II

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Why No One Holds up a 7-11 Store in Israel

October 20, 2010
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Where Do You Find that in the Bible?

October 19, 2010

Protestants often accuse Catholics of making up doctrines or tradition. They often press their point by asking “Where do you find that in the Bible?” A good answer, of course, is to respond, “Where do you find in the Bible, that you have to find everything in the Bible?” The idea that everything has to [...]

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Pilgrimage Day 8: Mt. of Olives, Mt. Zion & more

October 19, 2010
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Via Dolorosa & Mass at Tomb of Christ & Pilgrims Run

October 18, 2010

We started the day with a 4:30 AM wake-up call. Too early? None of our pilgrims thought so since we could enjoy the Way of Sorrows, the Stations of the Cross, without crowds that swell the streets of Jerusalem these days. We prayed the Stations of the Cross into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre [...]

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Excellent and Precise Video on Mary!!

October 18, 2010

This video is only 11 minutes long but sure packs in the information on Mary! Enjoy!

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Full Day in Bethlehem (and Hebron)

October 17, 2010

Part i: Shopping, Nativity, Shepherd’s Field, Mass in a Cave, Hebron. Part II: Dinner and dancing in Bethlehem

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Pilgrimage Day 4: Cana, Nazareth & drive to Jerusalem

October 16, 2010

Great day! All is well and everyone is having a great time.

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“Ecumenical” Bible Studies

October 16, 2010

Without a teaching authority, this is really true of most Bible studies. I remember Bible Studies that started out with “What does this passage mean to you?” Who cares???? What matters is – what did author intend in the context of his own time and how has the Church understood it for 2,000 years!

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Running 9.1 Miles from Capernaun to Tiberias & more

October 16, 2010

Check out my running trip on EveryTrail.com: 2010-10-16 Capernaum to Tiberias http://t.co/Q8npFKp Run along shore of Galilee Run to Christ’s tomb in Jerusalem

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