November 2012

The Cross & the Crucifix: Letter to a Fundamentalist

November 13, 2012

The Cross & the Crucifix (From a letter Steve wrote to a Evangelical Protestant who asked about the Catholic Crucifix) Dear Evangelical Friend: You display a bare cross in your home; we display the cross and the crucifix. What is the difference and why? The cross is an upright post with a crossbeam in the [...]

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The Butler Did It, but Should the Pope Pardon

November 13, 2012

New post on In the Light of the Law by Dr. Ed Peters Some thoughts on a possible papal pardon for Paolo Gabriele by Dr. Edward Peters The ink was hardly dry on Paolo Gabriele’s conviction last month for stealing hundreds of confidential documents out of Pope Benedict XVI’s personal quarters when there was open [...]

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“Hey, I Like Your Cross!”

November 12, 2012

That’s why I always where my San Damiano Cross. It is colorful and catches people’s eye. Even yesterday while traveling two people commented. My response is always, “Thanks, I wear it proudly as a Catholic!” Invariably an interesting discussion ensues. An atheist once asked why he should become Catholic. What fun! Yesterday two people at [...]

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How Catholics Voted

November 10, 2012

According to exit polls, Barack Obama was re-elected last night with the majority of the Catholic vote. From Politico: “Although he again lost Protestant voters to his GOP opponent, Obama held onto his advantages among Catholic and Jewish voters. He won 70 percent of the Jewish vote, down from 78 percent in 2008, and he [...]

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Google Earth Captured Satellite Image of Moses Crossing Red Sea!

November 10, 2012

The guys at Glue Society (Warning: not all of their stuff is edifying) have provided some unique Google Earth shots from biblical times including the creation of the Garden of Eden, the Crucifixion, the landing of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat and now (to the left) Moses Crossing the Red Sea. You can see them [...]

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Excellent Reviews of the Elections by Stalwart Catholic Thinkers

November 9, 2012

George Weigel, Sifting through the Wreckage James Schall, A Watershed Election. A Weimar Election? Phil Lawler, To Fix the American Political System, First Fix the American Culture

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Street Evangelization

November 8, 2012

Some people write books, others blog, but the most exciting way to evangelize is to do it St. Paul style…on the street. Have you ever experienced evangelization away from your comfort zone? You should check out St. Paul Street Evangelization. They are already working in seven states spreading around the country. They provide an avenue for Catholics [...]

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How Did Obama Get Re-elected? Obama Phones & Romney Sucks

November 8, 2012

This is an amazingly disgusting video that shows the “intelligence” of much of our “informed” electorate. How did Obama get elected? This explains some of it. It is hard to out vote Santa Claus amd free stuff. Lord, help us. Some surveys inform us that 71% of Hispanics (mostly supposedly Catholics) voted for Obama, NOT [...]

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Perspective on the Election

November 7, 2012

Matt Warner is a blogger for NCR and the President of FlockNote. His words help redirect our thoughts away from the quick-fix of politics and back towards changing hearts. “If you’re discouraged or think the world is upside down, I have something for you. Guess what, regardless of who won the election, today we still [...]

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Obama Wins; America Loses; I’m Disgusted

November 6, 2012

I am disgusted with the United States. Our country is horribly divided. There will be no recovery from another Obama term. It’s hard not to think this could be Divine judgment on this land. Do we get what we as a nation deserve? With half of America blind, foolish and selfish enough to give this [...]

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Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, Catacombs and more – Day 13

November 6, 2012

DAY 13, PART 1:     DAY 13, PART 2:  .

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Great Video on Conservatism

November 5, 2012

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Heart of God (Lanciano); Face of God (Manoppello) – Day 12

November 5, 2012

The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano where bread and wine turned to living human flesh and blood in the hands of a doubting priest in the 8th century. Then to Manoppello to see the face of God as miraculously imposed on the face cloth of Jesus, discovered by Sts. Peter and John on theorizing of Jesus’ [...]

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Day 11: Athens to Rome

November 5, 2012

One half flew home and one half (90 people) flew on the begin our Rome extension. See our first day in Rome HERE.

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Days for Voting

November 4, 2012

Due to expected heavy turnout at the polling booths, the Election Committee has requested all Republicans to vote on Tuesday and all Democrats to vote on Wednesday. Thanks for your cooperation.

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Corinth is My Favorite: Day 10

November 3, 2012

Three parts today. Tour of Corinth and outdoor Mass where Paul stood. Second are my talks at exciting places and third Dr. Hahn’s talk and more. PART ONE STEVE’S ENTHUSIATIC TEACHING ON SITE HERE. PART THREE HERE.

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