Wednesday, November 9, 2011

IMG_0112Janet and I really enjoy the movie Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. It is a fun and noble movie and was all filmed in Rome.

I took Janet on a date yesterday to walk around and find the sites where the movie was filmed. It was fun. We still have five sites to visit but we will have to do that on our next visit.

This short YouTube video is dedicated to our dear friend Teresa Tomeo. She bought us the Roman Holiday DVD and sent it to us with a basket of Italian food and wine. I hope she enjoys this little video.

Do NOT watch this unless you are like Teresa Tomeo and really like the movie and enjoy movie trivia.

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A Canonical Look at Dolan’s Decree

by Steve Ray on November 9, 2011

Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer, writes:

I understand that other bishops have issued decrees similar to the one issued by New York Abp. Timothy Dolan a few days ago, but anything that New York does inevitably serves as a reference for other local Churches, and so “Dolan’s Decree”, as it has been dubbed, against formal ecclesiastical cooperation with so-called “same-sex weddings”, deserves a closer look.

Catholics striving to think with the Church will, I think, like what they see.

See why, here: http://canonlawblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/canonical-look-at-dolans-decree.html

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Screen Shot 2011-11-09 at 7.31.17 AMI am in Rome and decided to run to St. John Lateran this morning a make a video — so all of you could enjoy the Feast Day of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Church on November 9, 313. Yup, that’s right! It was the first Christian church ever built and it was the home of Popes for over 1,000 years.

If you want to join us in Rome this February, please call Suzanne at 800-727-1999, extension 121. She can give you info and help you get registered. You will see this church and many more on our marvelous Catholic pilgrimage through the Eternal City.

Click HERE for the brochure for our Rome Pilgrimage. Click HERE for the brochure for our St. Paul Cruise with Scott Hahn which ends in Rome.

St. John Lateran Church is not just the cathedral for the city of Rome, but it is the MOTHER CHURCH of the whole world. It contains the Pope’s Chair, the Chair of St. Peter.

The Church also contains marvelous relics: the cedarwood table Our Lord celebrated the Passover meal on in Jerusalem, St. Peter’s altar which he used as a bishop in Rome.

Also there are the skull bones from both Sts. Peter and Paul in a golden reliquary above the high altar on which only the Pope is allowed to celebrate Mass.

Enjoy! And be proud to be Catholic!

Two Things Available:

1. Here is the map with 18 GPS-tagged videos and 93 pictures where I run across Rome and hit many historical sites and beautiful churches. As a guide, I explain many of the sites along the way.

2. Below is the “Tour Videos” just of St. John Lateran Church.

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