January 2011

If You Know a Filipino . . .

January 23, 2011

. . . please send them a copy of my Open Letter to Filipinos. You can send them the text or simply the link. I wrote this letter while in Manila for a local parish bulletin but it has circled the globe many times and has appeared repeatedly in all the Philippine newspapers. It was [...]

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Long Hot Blessed Day in Goa

January 22, 2011

Today speaking five times for 1.5 hours each time to 2000 wonderful Indians. A new thing for me: speaking with a translator! Record temperatures in India. I gave 5 talks in high 90′s. I was drenched in sweat but I LOVE serving the Lord and his Church. Same temperatures and schedule tomorrow. The first pictures [...]

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What Does Abortion Look Like?

January 22, 2011

Remember this when you support or talk to those pro-choice legislators and presidents. Remember this when we choose to do nothing to defend innocent human life. What will God say at the great judgment if we remain silent in view of this holocaust! Three pictures: 1: 9 weeks 2: 10 weeks 3: 3rd trimester girl [...]

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Why No Baby Should be Aborted

January 22, 2011

This ad was produced by www.CatholicVote.org and airedg on BET Cable Network. Also, check out www.BlackGenocide.org which shows the most dangerous place for an African American to be is not on the streets of the inner city, but in the womb of their African American mother. In fact, it was just reported that among blacks [...]

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Running and Fishing in Goa India; Upcoming 15 Talks in 3 Days! Yikes!

January 21, 2011

What a different world it is here is Goa India. Just proves that India is not JUST Bombay but has widely diverse areas and culture. Goa was converted by the Portuguese Catholics in the 1500′s when St. Francis Xavier landed on their shores. Everything here is clean and more organized and, in my estimation, beautiful. [...]

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A Video Glimpse into India and our Ministry here

January 19, 2011

Enjoy the movie and India. Let me know what you think. This is the most exotic country I’ve been to and most Americans can’t even imagine. I have been giving talks each day in standing-room-only parishes across Bombay and Pune. The thousands of people are then invited to the main event in Bombay on January [...]

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Another Interesting Run on the Beach

January 19, 2011

Another run on Juhu Beach along the Indian Ocean in Mumbai. Have to keep in shape, love the adventure, and love to share the world with my friends. It was hot and the beach was crowded. Again, running 3.5 miles along the big public beach, I was the only white guy and with my Western [...]

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Official Blessed! John Paul the Great!

January 18, 2011

It’s official: Blessed John Paul II, Pope Benedict to declare predecessor Blessed Pope Benedict XVI approved the miraculous healing of a French nun on Friday, paving the way for his predecessor to be officially declared Blessed, the final stage on the road to sainthood. The beatification will take place at the Vatican on May 1. [...]

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Good Movies for Catholic Families; Good Way to Start a New Year

January 17, 2011

Janet and I got rid of television years ago. We called the cable company and canceled our service. We began reading more and renting movies for the family to watch together. It have been a huge life-changer and has had a noticeably positive effect on our family. We put up a list of the Ray [...]

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Update on Two Things

January 16, 2011

Here in Pune India I have no Internet access. I am doing everything with my iPhone. Soon I will upload more when I get Internet access. Join us in Rome with 2 million others to witness the beatification of John Paul the Great! Call Suzanne at 800-727-1999, ext. 121 or at sparran@ctscentral.net – for more [...]

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Running 5 Miles thru Pune India – better video and pictures than yesterday

January 16, 2011

Just posted a Running trip, “2011-01-16 in Pune India running 4.8 miles. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/gMqbw6. I think the pictures and videos are better than yesterday’s. I went in a new direction but it was much the same. While there is much poverty and dirt there are also people dressed in nice cloths and [...]

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Video of our First Day in Bombay

January 15, 2011

See our first day in India: india

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4 Mile Run thru Pune India – Amazing

January 15, 2011

Today I took off tuning thru the city of Pune. The GPS struggled since the is no 3G and spotty Internet access. I also took lots of pictures and videos. It is a different, exotic, interesting place. Since putting this video up I have been to other areas of India and India has a great [...]

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Zenit.org – Benedict XVI to Beatify John Paul II

January 14, 2011

Benedict XVI is planning to preside over the beatification rite for John Paul II on May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday, in the Vatican. A communiqué from the Congregation for Saints’ Causes announced that today the Pope, in an audience with the congregation’s prefect, Cardinal Angelo Amato, “authorized the dicastery to promulgate the decree of the [...]

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Join us in Rome for Beatification of Pope John Paul II

January 14, 2011

I am taking a pilgrimage group to Rome for the beatification of John Paul II. This once in a lifetime trip will fill up very fast. More info soon. Call Suzanne at 800-727-1999 extension 121 to sign up. Or e-mail at sparran@ctscentral.net Please spread the word and visit the pilgrimage site which will have more [...]

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Updated SuperFoods Chart & Progress on Health

January 14, 2011

I POSTED THIS TWO YEARS AGO. We had made New Year’s resolutions on January 1, 2009 to get healthy and stay fit. By the grace of God and the encouragement of family we did it! So, to encourage others, I decided to re-post my original blog. We need to be serious about God’s gift to [...]

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