November 2010

Good News from Rome: Burke, Dolan & Sad News too

November 19, 2010

From my friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: “Franz Klein of the Diocese of Lacrosse has a nice spread on Archbishop, and-one-day-shy-of-being-formally Cardinal, Burke in the on-line The Catholic Times (18 Nov. 2010, page 3B). Klein offers a good overview of Burke’s typical day at the Apostolic Signatura, and of the esteem in which he is [...]

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Pointless Family Photo

November 19, 2010
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Steve’s Brief Story of St. Paul’s Life

November 19, 2010

Since we are in Rome, I thought I would share a short biography I made on the fly of St. Paul at Tre Fontone where St. Paul was beheaded. This will give you a short introduction to St. Paul and his life from the very place where he was beheaded. Free Timeline of the Life [...]

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Want to go to the Holy Land with us?

November 18, 2010

Your chance to win a trip to join Steve Ray in the Holy Land in April 2011. The Diocese of Phoenix is selling raffle tickets to win (1) free trip to the Holy Land. Tickets are $50.00 each and ONLY 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets are selling fast and the drawing is December 10, [...]

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How Do They Cook Spinach in Rome?

November 18, 2010

Janet and I (and our whole family) are keeping healthy with losing weight, exercise and eating good food. While in Rome last week Janet and I ate spinach every day. (Spinach is a SuperFood.) The spinach we ate was so good that  we asked our friend Mario to show us how to cook spinach Roman-style. [...]

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“We the People”: A Message to Obama

November 18, 2010

Over 6 million have viewed this good video. I couldn’t agree more.

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Beethoven was Never Better – I Enjoyed This!

November 18, 2010

In which hand do you hold the baton? What happens when you nose itches at the crescendo? What do you do when the baton goes flying into the audience? I thoroughly enjoyed watching this short clip of a three year old conducting a Beethoven symphony. All young kids should be exposed to such music. Can [...]

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Hallelujah Chorus & Organ at Macy’s – Watch Peoples’ Reaction

November 17, 2010

People in their heart love beauty, spirituality and God. Look what happens when a random act of culture and beauty and spirituality bursts forth at Macy’s.

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Pope’s New Interview in a New Book!!

November 17, 2010

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Archbishop Dolan’s Latest Service will be a Great One

November 17, 2010

From my friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: “The version of the story I heard was that Tim Dolan, then an eighth grader at Holy Infant Parish in Saint Louis, rang the rectory doorbell one day and told the pastor that he wanted to do something to help the Church. The priest glanced at his [...]

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Robert Spencer & Peter Kreeft Debate Islam

November 17, 2010

The topic: “Is the only good Muslim a bad Muslim?” I myself would argue in the affirmative. The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts– one of a handful of Catholic colleges nationwide praised by the Cardinal Newman Society for its strong Catholic identity– has hosted a debate between Peter Kreeft and Robert Spencer on the [...]

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ONE THOUSAND MILES!

November 16, 2010

Last Thanksgiving 2009 my son Jesse suggested we run 1,000 in one year. We set up a chart (click here) and started keeping track. I JUST PASSED THE GOAL A FEW DAYS EARLY! Not only that but I crossed our huge milestone on a bridge crossing the Tiber River in Rome! This was exciting since [...]

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Run Chart and Updates

November 16, 2010

UPDATE 11-16-10: Wow! I just passed the 1,000 mile mark in Rome. See the blog with maps, photos, and videos. ************************************************** UPDATE 4-16-10: I just passed the 400 mile mark with an 8.4 mile run through Jerusalem! My son Jesse is right behind me. We are having fun racing against the chart. ORIGINAL POST: At [...]

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Grand Finale to our St. Paul Pilgrimage & Cruise

November 15, 2010

The final video and Grand Finale for our St. Paul Cruise and Pilgrimage.

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Rage at Naked Scanners and Patdowns

November 15, 2010

PILOTS, PASSENGERS RAGE AT NEW NAKED SCANNERS, PATDOWNS… I will join them! Click to view story: http://www.infowars.com/big-sis-forced-to-respond-to-nationwide-revolt-against-tsa/ MORE: Click to view story of a man who refused: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/11/15/california.airport.security/index.html One hundred Naked Citizens; one hundred leaked body scans: http://gizmodo.com/5690749/

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Walking with Peter and Paul in Rome

November 15, 2010

On our last day following St. Paul we finished at his tomb for Mass. But first we had the best ever private tour of the Sistine Chapel, visited the tomb of Pope John Paul II And enjoyed the glory of St. Peters Basilica. Then to St. Paul Outside the Walls where the remains of his [...]

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