November 2011

What Scott Hahn’s Website Says about our St. Paul Cruise

November 19, 2011

For the full article and more info, click HERE. To see our brochure with itinerary and info on our ship, click HERE.

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A True Story: The “Hail Mary” is a Powerful Prayer

November 19, 2011

The “Hail Mary” of a Protestant is powerful!—( A True Story) A little six-year-old Protestant boy had often heard his Catholic companion reciting the prayer ‘Hail Mary.’ He liked it so much that he copied it, memorized it and would recite it every day. ‘Look, Mummy, what a beautiful prayer,’ he said to his mother [...]

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Obama and Yom Kippur

November 19, 2011

“Hi. This is President Obama. Is our good Jewish Senator Joe Lieberman in?” “No, Mr. President. It’s Yom Kippur!” “Well, Hello, Yom. Can I leave a message?” (I was criticized for posting this joke about President Obama. If interested, I responded to the criticism below in the Comments.)

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Three Tours of Church of St. Paul in Rome

November 18, 2011

Join us on a future pilgrimage to Rome, or the Footprints of St. Paul Cruise, or Israel, Ireland or others. Check out www.SteveGoes.com, or call Suzanne at 800-727-1999. The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls launched a newly renovated Web site to collect prayers, offer a virtual tour, and further the Apostle’s worldwide evangelization [...]

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Three Radio Shows on Friday

November 17, 2011

I will be on three separate radio shows Friday: (Picture below: Steve with Drew Mariani) Catholic Community Radio WPYR 1380 AM in Baton Rouge Louisiana from 8:15-9:00 AM Eastern. Teresa Tomeo on Ave Maria Radio and EWTN Radio from 9:15-9:45 Eastern time. I was on Drew Mariani’s Relevant Radio show taking questions from the audience [...]

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Conjuring up the Dead on Catholic University Property?

November 16, 2011

My friend and Canon Lawyer writes: If we have to say it, we will: No conjuring up the dead on campus property Granted, a lot of things get hosted in student unions that administration knows nothing about, and the same can be said of many postings on a college website, but by now the St. [...]

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Save Their Home? Bears or Babies?

November 15, 2011

Flying Delta yesterday I noticed their new napkins. They place them on your tray so your glass doesn’t slide off onto the floor. Cute Polar Bears who supposedly have their ice dens threatened. The napkin makes an appeal for my money and political muscle to intervene – to help save their habitat and therefore their [...]

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1st & 2nd Worst Movies I’ve Ever Seen

November 14, 2011

First: The Rise of the Planet of the Apes has to be the WORST movie I’ve ever watched. Second: Mr. Popper’s Penguins ties for the apes movie. Please!! The only reason I watched these movies is because Janet and I were a captive audience in bulkhead on a TransAtlantic flight. Avoid these movies at all [...]

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A Poem entitled “Bethlehem”by Joe Marmion, one of our recent pilgrims

November 11, 2011

Bethlehem 2011 By Joe Marmion Pilgrim on October 28, 2011 Pilgrimage Pictures taken in Bethlehem’s Chapel of the Angels My favorite line in Joe’s poem, is the last line. Remember that day he took fresh straw and swept the clods and dung away to clear a place for his wife to lay? She was the [...]

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Episcopalian Sisters Convert and form Catholic Order

November 10, 2011

BALTIMORE (EWTN News)—A group of religious sisters in Maryland is believed to be the first U.S. Episcopal order to become a Catholic religious community. On Nov. 1, the All Saints Sisters of the Poor professed their perpetual vows at the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, apostolic [...]

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Israel Council of Religious Communities to meet with Pope Benedict

November 10, 2011

The Israel Council of Religious Communities is expected to meet with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on November 10, 2011. The Pope had met the Council in Nazareth during his visit to Israel in May 2009, and invited its members to meet again in Rome. The Council accepted the invitation, and the encounter tomorrow [...]

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Do NOT watch this unless you REALLY like the Audrey Hepburn Movie “Roman Holiday”

November 9, 2011

Janet 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 [...]

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A Canonical Look at Dolan’s Decree

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 [...]

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Visit St. John Lateran with me today for the Feast of Its Dedication

November 9, 2011

I 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 [...]

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How Odd of God…

November 7, 2011

How odd of God to choose the Jews, but odder still are those who choose the Jewish God but hate the Jews.

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Another Jewish Convert Explains His Conversion to Catholicism

November 7, 2011

This is a nice story. I include a paragraph to whet your appetite. About a month later it was around midnight and I turned to my wife Mary in bed and asked her what she wanted. Mary said that she didn’t want anything other than to go back to sleep. I insisted that she wanted [...]

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