April 2011

Abortion: Where are the Men?

April 22, 2011

Letters to the Editor, www.LifeSiteNews.com Thursday, April 21, 2011, Where are all the men? Is there no nobility or integrity left? Several weeks ago, one of my friends from Vancouver contacted me to ask for advice. A girl she knew was planning to have an abortion, and my friend needed advice on what to say. [...]

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Preparing for JPII’s Beatificatin

April 21, 2011

Made it to Rome with St. Peters behind us. Early to prepare for JPII’s Beatification. my Good Friday Run Around Vatican Walls

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Stop Eating Animals! It is Against the Plan of God!

April 20, 2011

IF YOU EAT ANIMALS YOU ARE VIOLATING THE PLAN OF GOD. YOU SHOULD BE A VEGAN AND EAT NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS, INCLUDING FISH, EGGS, MILK, YOGURT, LOCUSTS OR MEAT. IS THIS **REALLY** GOD’S PLAN? MY RESPONSE TO A VEGAN CRITIC (updated 4/22/11) The original blog and comments An added comment. It was asserted that many [...]

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Day 8: Via Dolorosa, Mt. of Olives, Mt. Zion; Good-byes

April 19, 2011

Part 1 is our walk through the Via Dolorosa, the REAL Stations of the Cross. Part 2 is the Mount of Olives and Mount Zion including the Upper Room. Part 3 is the Farewell Mass, dinner, and final good-byes. Very nice. All went perfectly well! Everyone was full of joy as they left for the [...]

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Day 7: Masada, Qumran, Jericho, Dead Sea & Camels

April 18, 2011

Another great and fun day. Enjoy the videos. Part i Part II

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Passover Lamb: A True Story

April 18, 2011

Contributed by Jesse Ray 4-18-2011 I arrived on the scene with my gun and stoically loaded in some self-defense rounds (although I was clearly not in danger). I did not lavish the idea of slaughtering a lamb, but my friend and new-farmer, Pat, called and sheepishly asked for some help. I guess he thought I [...]

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Does John 3:16 Teach “Faith Alone”?

April 18, 2011

My mother asked me, “How would you like fifty cents?” I quickly responded, “I would like it very much.” What a silly question to ask an seven year old. Of course I would like fifty cents. Fifty cents was a lot of money when I was a little boy. My mother continued, “Here is a [...]

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Intrepid Pilgrim Runners around Jerusalem

April 17, 2011

Three pilgrims joined me for a run around the Old City of Jerusalem today on Palm Sunday. It was a feast for the senses along with the mind, the body and the heart. We just about killed poor Chris the seminarian. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50Q7q5CpPok

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Christians March thru Jerusalem – link fixed

April 17, 2011

It is Palm Sunday and Christians in the Holy Land (only 1.5%of the population) are making their presence felt today. Moving, uplifting, joyous – celebrating the Life and Passion of Christ. Palm branches everywhere! IMG_8256

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Day 6: Gethsemane, Western Wall & more

April 17, 2011

In Jerusalem on Palm Sunday! Day 6, Part I Part II

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Day 5: Bethlehem

April 16, 2011

Today was spent all day in Bethlehem centering on the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was a great day, profound experiences, tears and laughter, good food and fun, biblical and historically profound. Enjoy! Part 1 Part II

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New York Times Editorial: Truth About the Catholic Church

April 15, 2011

A great read: http://www.catholicleague.org/nytstraighttalk.php

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Donald Trump Explains his Conversion to ProLife

April 15, 2011

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/08/donald-trump-explains-conversion-to-pro-life-side-on-abortion/ Maybe we should start hoping to Trump Obama!

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Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church

April 15, 2011

The following is from my Charismatic Catholic pastor at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor Michigan. And before you begin to question him and criticize the Charismatic Movement in the Church, let me tell you that Fr. Ed has been there almost 20 years, received our whole family into the Catholic Church. He now [...]

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Day 4: Capernaum, Primacy, Boat ride & Up to Jerusalem

April 15, 2011

Today we finished up the Galilee area with Mass at the House of Peter (and Jesus) in Capernaum, my talk on the Eucharist, a visit to the Primacy of Peter, my talk on John 21, lunch of St. Peter’s Fish and a our drive to Jerusalem. Before checking into the Notre Dame Center near the [...]

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Jay Damien’s Story: From Baptist, to Agnostic, to Atheist to …

April 15, 2011

… Catholic. Jay Damien’s Story: Southern Baptist to Agnostic, to Atheist, to Catholic: Home at Last!

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