October 2012

Why Did Ryan Seem to Compromise on Abortion?

October 15, 2012

A friend from the Philippines wrote and asked why Paul Ryan was compromising his Catholic faith and the issue of abortion during the debate. I wrote him the short paragraph. I hope that helps explain it. “Yeti, there are a huge number of “middle ground people” called Independents. In order for the Republicans to woo [...]

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926.6 Miles so Far

October 13, 2012

Every year for the last four years I have set a goal of running (or equivalent) over 1,000 miles a year. My wife and I consider it our medicine and our health care program. Every day we “take our medicine.” As of today I am up to 926.6 miles. My new goal is to hit [...]

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United States Bishops QUICKLY Refute VP Biden’s Comments

October 13, 2012

USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate October 12, 2012 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12. Full text follows: Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health [...]

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Great Free Offer: “Catholic World Report” Magazine FREE On-line!

October 12, 2012

    From my friend Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press: Friends, many of you know about Ignatius Press’ magazine Catholic World Report.  It’s completely online now.  I’m writing to encourage you to sign up for the free Catholic World Report email newsletter. It’s sent out weekly to alert people to outstanding articles, interviews, and [...]

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VP Debate

October 12, 2012

I was yelling to Ryan “Turn to Biden, look him in the eye (instead of the dumb smile) and say, ‘Do you have any idea what you’re talking about?’ Just butt in. Don’t let Biden and the moderator walk all over you.” He was coached badly. It was a draw but it could have been [...]

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Voter’s Guide to Compare Romney and Obama

October 10, 2012

Here is a very helpful overview of the positions taken by the two presidential hopefuls. It might be a good idea to spread this around and share it with family and friends and in church bulletins. To visit their website and download this charge in PDF format, click here: http://www.cc.org/voterguides. Click on the image below [...]

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President of Franciscan University in Steubenville: A Call to Witness during this Election!

October 10, 2012

STEUBENVILLE, OH—As Catholics  prepare to cast their votes next month, the call to witness according to the tenets of their faith becomes paramount.   In this homily delivered July 29, 2012, to over 1,200 attendees at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Defending the Faith Conference, University President, Father Terence Henry, TOR, urges Christians to be “witnesses of truth.”  Quoting the often [...]

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Pope Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of Faith

October 9, 2012

Apostolic Penitentiary Issues Decree on Occasion of the Year of Faith VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2012 (Zenit.org) By Junno Arocho. In a decree signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Penitentiary Major and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Holy Father has granted the faithful a Plenary Indulgence on the occasion of the [...]

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Two New Doctors of the Church

October 9, 2012

Vatican City, Oct 7, 2012 / 10:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI has named two new Doctors of the Church: the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila and the 12th century German nun St. Hildegard of Bingen. St. John of Avila was a priest, mystic, preacher and scholar. Pope Benedict announced his [...]

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Holy Land Pilgrimage on Ohio River Cruise

October 7, 2012

Some good folks from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish In Cincinnati Ohio had a great idea. They chartered a riverboat on the Ohio River and invited me to come and take everybody on a virtual Holy Land pilgrimage. They made passports for everyone with pictures of all the holy sites in Israel and I talked [...]

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Bet You’ve Never Heard of this Heroic, Selfless Woman

October 5, 2012

Remember this lady?Irena Sendler Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) in Warsaw, Poland  During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.  Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her [...]

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Here is the full Romney-Obama Debate

October 4, 2012

Romney did a great job. Obama is nervous, agitated and in my opinion did a poor job. Judge for yourself. This is a hugely important election!

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My Two Detailed Hikes through Dublin Introducing Friends to a Beautiful, Friendly, Catholic City

October 3, 2012

I am in Dublin for two reasons: first, we finished leading a fun and deeply spiritual pilgrimage here and second, I am now conducting an apologetics conference here for four evenings at the Carmelite Church in downtown Dublin. During the day I set out to hike throughout the city to see all the highlights, elegant [...]

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