June 2011

Bar Mitzvah Monday Run thru Jerusalem

June 20, 2011

Check out my running trip on EveryTrail.com: “Bar Mitzpah Monday” Very cool video footage of Bar Mitzvahs at the Western Wall Click HERE

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Fr. Corapi Leaves the Priesthood (regular updates)

June 19, 2011

Fr. Corapi says he is no longer “Fr.” Corapi, but simply John Corapi since he is leaving the ministry of the priesthood. He is now aiming for a larger audience. I am saddened by the whole situation. Maybe there is injustice in the way he was handled, and maybe not. Time will tell the whole [...]

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Last Emotional Day of Pilgrimage

June 18, 2011

PART I: Last day part one. Comments and on way to last sites. HERE PART II: Church of Visitation, last Mass at Church of the Birthplace of John the Baptist, Elvis Restaurant, good-byes and to the airport. All is well. Not one complaint but hundreds of compliments. See last video HERE

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Muslims Burn Churches

June 18, 2011

Nothing new, but usually ignored or unknown to Americans, though much of the world knows it from experience. Since 2006 over 200 churches have been attacked by Muslims in Indonesia. This is multiplied in Iraq, Egypt, Philippines and everywhere else Muslims are gaining control or are a majority of the population. Problems are also arising [...]

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Group Fun Run Around Jerusalem

June 18, 2011

We gathered in the lobby at 6:30 AM – all fourteen of us. Anticipation and a bid of dread filled the air. “All the way around the Walls of Jerusalem? Can we keep up?” I took the opportunity to show the pilgrim runners all the great sites around the city. It helped tie up the [...]

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Touring 1st Century Jerusalem and Qumran

June 17, 2011

PART I: Blessings i Jerusalem, walking thru 1st century Jerusalem, discovering Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls HERE PART II: Dead Sea Floating & Camel Back Riding See short video HERE

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Happy Father’s Day

June 17, 2011

If your father is still alive, make sure you tell your dad how much you really love him. If he is no longer on this earth, pray for his soul. Sirach 3 (removed from the Protestant Bible, but still in the Catholic Bible) Children, pay heed to a father’s right; do so that you may [...]

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2,000 Year Old Trees Saw Jesus and more (Day 7)

June 16, 2011

PART I: Mount of Olives Gethsemane and Pater Noster PART II: Mount Zion Upper Room and more

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Catholic Bible Study: Difference between Catholics and Protestants

June 16, 2011

Protestant “Bible Christians” (a misnomer, since Catholics are the real and original Bible Christians), based on their recently devised “Reformation” principle of sola Scriptura, study the Bible with the following premises: 1. There is no binding authority but the Bible alone; 2. There is no official binding interpretation or interpreter; each person ultimately is their [...]

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E-mail from a Southern Baptist

June 15, 2011

I received an e-mail from a Southern Baptist today and decided to take a few minutes to respond. Thought others might be edifited by it so I have posted it here without using his name. His email is contained in regular text and MY RESPONSE IS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. **************************************************** HELLO FRIEND: I WILL ANSWER [...]

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Was Jesus Nice?

June 15, 2011

People often criticize us if we speak the truth or step on someone’s toes — usually if we are honest about sin or bad conduct. Jesus was loving and kind. He would never . . . Wait, was Jesus nice? How does “nice” relate to “love”? A few weeks ago I ran to the Western [...]

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Mary’s Birth, Healing in Jerusalem & Western Wall

June 15, 2011

Another great day of reading the 5th Gospel and living the Bible in the Holy Land. Great Afternoon in Jerusalem

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Handing Her an Apple

June 15, 2011

I don’t remember who it was that did this, though I think it was Pope John XXIII. A woman approached him at a wedding event. The woman was very scantily clad with bosoms hanging out and a revealing dress. Pope Paul XXIII handed her an apple. She asked, “Why are you giving me an apple?” [...]

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Mass in Jesus’ Tomb

June 15, 2011

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house — I mean in the tomb. It was Fr. Willy’s dream to be in the tomb and walk out saying “It is still empty!” Today he and 35 other pilgrims had their wish come true. Mass in Jesus’ Tomb

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Do We Really Have a Pope? Some Say “NO”

June 15, 2011

There are several groups of schismatic Catholics who are called Sedvacanist. The word means “empty chair.” They think they are more Catholic than the Pope. They claim that Vatican II was illegitimate, there is no pope in Peter’s Chair and the new Mass is invalid. Such nonsense needs to be refuted since too many fall [...]

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Bethlehem! Hebron! Dancing!

June 14, 2011

PART I: Olivewood, Our Father in Aramaic, touching the place Jesus was born. PART II: Hebron and the Tomb of Abraham, Mass in a Cave and dancing over the “Passover” Lamb dinner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP9RJrq77hc

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