September 2011

Poland Pilgrimage Day 6: Krakow Cathedral, St. Faustina, Divine Mercy & more

September 20, 2011

Today was remarkable. Mass in the crypt under the Cathedral of Krakow where Pope John Paul II celebrated his first Mass as a priest on November 2,1946. A rich day touring Krakow, Wawel Hill, Market Square, the Castle-Palace, and more. Afternoon to the new John Paul II center with amazing paintings, relic of his blood [...]

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Dress Modestly!

September 20, 2011

Don’t you wish we had these signs at American churches? The do in Poland! Article in National Catholic Register entitled Modesty is a Must

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Poland Pilgrimage Day 5

September 19, 2011

Fantastic day from train up a mountain to Mass and tour of “Poland’s Little Jerusalem to the Salt Mines – unbelievable! Then to Krakow. Very tired. More tomorrow. My Run thru Countryside to old wooden Polish church Part One: mountain to Little Jerusalem Part 2: Incredible Salt Mines

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Another Delightful Conversion Story

September 19, 2011

Laura Locke Laura is an educator and freelance writer in Calgary, Canada. The road to Catholicism for new converts is as varied as the personalities of converts themselves. Mine came by means of the sublimely cracked perspective of a neurological disorder called Tourette Syndrome. Raised in a mainstream Protestant church, I found myself drawn to [...]

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Poland Pilgrimage Day 4: Zakepone, Pope JPII’s Vacation Place

September 18, 2011

Wonderful day in the mountains of Zakepone Poland with it’s wooden churches, chalet-style buildings, devout and fervent Catholics, good food and a fun place. We had a fun time of laughter and jokes after drinking the Highlander’s Tea! We also joined a Marian Procession through the forest. Great day! To see my morning run thru [...]

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My Run thru Pope JPII’s Vacation Place in Zakepone Poland

September 18, 2011

This place reminds me of our year of studying with Dr. Francis Schaeffer in Switzerland. Beautiful country, mountains, chalets, country churches and kindly people. See the run HERE

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Poland Pilgrimage, Day 3: Our Lady of Czestochowa

September 17, 2011

From Warsaw to the Black Madonna in Czestochowa (fantastic time). Mass, tour of the largest pilgrimage site in Poland. Sometimes over 1 million people in one day. Tradition says the icon of the Black Madonna was painted by St. Luke on a table made by Jesus. After this moving visit we drove to mountains if [...]

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Revelation, Sacred Tradition & Magisterium

September 17, 2011

Revert Dr. Francis Beckwith writes on Catholic understanding of Revelation, Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium – excellent. Read it HERE

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Fr. Pavone Situation Continues

September 17, 2011

I am not writing this to express any opinion but to provide information and various thoughts of others – at least at this point. Fr. Pavone’s Statement Fr. Pavone’s Twitter Page Priests For Life website Fr. Pavone’s Latest Statement Canon Lawyer Ed Peter’s Comments earlier Comments from Ed Peters Mark Shea’s Latest mark Shea’s Pretty [...]

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Fr. Pavone Situation Continues

September 17, 2011

I am not writing this to express any opinion but to provide information and various thoughts of others – at least at this point. Fr. Pavone’s Latest Statement Canon Lawyer Ed Peter’s Comments

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Poland Pilgrimage Day 2; My Run thru Warsaw tool

September 16, 2011

Here is my run through Warsaw this morning to see monuments to honor heroes and defenders against Nazis and Soviets. See it here. Day 2, Part 1: Visit to the town built by St. Maximilian Kolbe where we had Mass and toured the city and the Kolbe Museum. Day 2, Part 2: Tour of Warsaw [...]

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Jewish to Evangelical to Catholic

September 16, 2011

Richard Maffeo Richard was born into a Jewish home in 1950. Twenty-two years later, he discovered Jesus is the Jewish Messiah, and served Him in evangelical Protestant churches for more than thirty-two years. In 2005 he was received into the Catholic Church. My movement in 1972 from Jewish faith to Christ was so profound an [...]

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Poland Pilgrimage, Day One

September 15, 2011

I started my day with a run through Warsaw. See my morning run through Warsaw HERE Pilgrimage Day 1, Part I Video of Poland Pilgrimage Day 1, Part 1. All surprised and shocked by the life, martyrdom of Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko. Great start to a wonderful pilgrimage. Day One Part II Authentic Polish Dinner and [...]

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Zurek-Pavone dispute

September 15, 2011

Canon Lawyer Ed Peter’s writes: Initial remarks on the Zurek-Pavone dispute – As materials came available today in regard to dispute between Bp. Zurek and Fr. Pavone, I posted three brief sets of observations HERE UPDATE Summary of my posts on the Zurek-Pavone conflict I did not want to bother blog subscribers and RSS followers [...]

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Exultation of the Cross at Black Madonna

September 14, 2011

Janet and I are driving our rental car (and running) around Poland in anticipation of our group arriving tomorrow. Today we had Mass of the Exultation of the Cross with the bishop of Czestochowa in front of the Icon of the Black Madonna which they say was painted by St. Luke on a table in [...]

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On the Way to Poland: Join our Exciting Trip via our Daily Videos!

September 14, 2011

Today our pilgrim group leaves the USA to fly to Warsaw Poland. Janet and I have been here for four days exploring and getting everything ready for their arrival. We will pick them up at the airport on Thursday, September 15 and the ADVENTURE BEGINS! We will spend two days in Warsaw and the surround [...]

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