September 2011

Bishop Zurek’s letter dated September 30, 2011.

Ed Peters Comments HERE.

This has certainly become a tense and contentious issue.

I suggest everyone move slow and allow the bishop to do what he does — and allow Fr. Pavone to quietly pray and wait without anyone stirring up the soup and pressing for action or revenge that could further divide the prolife community. God will work his will if we wait and trust him.

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Death Sentence for Iranian Convert to Christianity

by Steve Ray on September 30, 2011

LONDON — Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday said he “deplored” reports that Iran was about to execute a pastor after he refused to give up Christianity and return to Islam.

Hague urged the Iranian regime to respect its international human rights commitments and overturn the ruling.

“I deplore reports that pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian Church leader, could be executed imminently after refusing an order by the supreme court of Iran to recant his faith,” Hague said in a statement.

The former Conservative party leader commented that the reports illustrated Iran’s “continued unwillingness to abide by its constitutional and international obligations to respect religious freedom.

“I pay tribute to the courage shown by pastor Nadarkhani who has no case to answer and call on the Iranian authorities to overturn his sentence,” he added.

Nadarkhani, now in his 30s, became a pastor of a small evangelical community called the Church of Iran after converting from Islam at the age of 19.

Iranian authorities arrested him for apostasy in 2009 and sentenced him to death under Islamic Sharia law.

The pastor was spared by a supreme court appeal ruling in July, his laywer told AFP, but was again condemned to death after the case was reheard at a court in his home town of Gilan, according to media reports.

Getting no Coverage in the US!

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Steve is on EWTN’s “The Journey Home” October 3

by Steve Ray on September 30, 2011

Here is a screen shot from my iPhone to remind me :-)

To watch the show go to EWTN Television. It will be aired several times during the week.

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Changing Minds on Abortion in Seconds; a 180 Degree Turn

September 29, 2011

I recommend taking 30 minutes to watch this video. A Protestant Christian is confronting people on the street. He starts with Hitler and the slaughter of innocent people and then uses it with precision in his questions about abortion, heaven and hell. In this short video young people are interviewed on the street. It is [...]

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New Catholic Vote Ap Free from iTunes and Android

September 29, 2011

I JUST DOWNLOADED THIS ON MY IPHONE! SOUTH BEND, Indiana, SEPT. 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The company that put confession preparation on the iPhone now has a tool for Catholic voters: CatholicVote Mobile, aimed to mobilize and unify those who want to get the Church’s view to Congress. Little i Apps, LLC, makers of Confession: A [...]

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Muslim Immigrants Want Cross Removed from Swiss Flag

September 27, 2011

“The proposal to change the Swiss flag has been met with outrage across the political spectrum and is sure to fuel anti-immigrant sentiments in Switzerland… “The issue of Muslim immigration to Switzerland has been a hotly debated topic in recent years and the flag controversy is sure to add fuel to the fire… “The new [...]

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For Girls and Guys that Love Them

September 26, 2011

Teresa Tomeo has a new book — Extreme Makeover. It is for girls. I have a bunch of girls! I am a lucky man! I have a beautiful wife, three gorgeous daughters and four princess granddaughters, not to mention my 90 year old mother who is still full of life, modesty and humor. Guys are [...]

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History of Middle East in 90 Seconds

September 26, 2011

Fascinating moving map. Click the image below to see biblical and modern history of the volatile Middle East.

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Fr. Pavone and his Bishop – Several Evaluations

September 24, 2011

Review comparing other problems with priests and thoughts on Fr. Pavone. A heartfelt and balanced analysis and review of the situation between Fr. Pavone and his Bishop Zurek. It is entitled “Fr. Pavone and Authentic Freedom.” You can read it HERE Another review of the situation on CatholicCulture.org the Latest by Canon Lawyer . It [...]

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From Baptist to Catholic

September 23, 2011

Stacy Trasancos Stacy is a Catholic convert from the Baptist tradition. A former chemist, Stacy is now a stay at home mom pursuing a MA in Theology at Holy Apostle’s College and Seminary. I am Catholic, simply, because I am alive. I began conversion in 2004 and entered into Communion with the Catholic Church in [...]

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Praise, Blessings, Comments on Final Day of Poland Pilgrimage

September 23, 2011

Our pilgrimage ended with blessing the religious items purchased, a delicious and bitter-sweet farewell dinner, an evening walk thru Krakow Central Market and farewells. A lot of pilgrims offered comments and praise for this remarkable pilgrimage. Everyone was surprised by the cleanliness, friendliness, spirituality and enterprise of Poland. All said it far exceeded their expectations. [...]

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Home Town of JPII: Poland Pilgrimage Day 8, Part 1

September 22, 2011

We end our pilgrimage through Poland at the home town of Karol Wojtyla – later to become their home town hero, Blessed Pope John Paul II. We had Mass in his home parish of Wadowice, saw his childhood home, and prayed at the baptismal font where baby Karol was baptized. Many of the pictures you [...]

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Poland Pilgrimage: Auschwitz & St. Kolbe

September 22, 2011

Unbelievable! I was here 25 years ago during Soviet Communism. Hit’s me more today. There is no way to describe the horrors of these concentration death camps. I tried to give a sense of the whole story as I took videos and pictures as my group toured the two camps: Auschwitz and Birkenau. But a [...]

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Poland Pilgrimage Day 7, Part 1

September 21, 2011

We had a wonderful morning starting with a good walk to mass at St. Stanislaw on the Rock built on the site where the king killed the good bishop in 1079. He is now the patron of Poland. What an amazing thing to celebrate Mass in a church where a bishop was martyred over a [...]

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Touring Auschwitz

September 21, 2011

Unbelievable! I was here 25 years ago during Soviet Communism. Hit’s me more today. More soon.

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Devin Rose: Atheist to Catholic

September 21, 2011

Devin Rose Devin Rose is a software engineer and former Atheist. This is his story from Atheist to Baptist to Catholic. I believe and profess all that the Holy Catholic Church teaches and proclaims to be revealed by God. But it was not always so. I grew up secularly. My mother was brought up in [...]

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