December 2012

Complete Quote on Martyrdom by Cardinal George of Chicago – and It’s Implications

December 14, 2012

This stunning quote is usually only presented in part. But there was more to the quote. It was considered reactionary by the liberal left (of course) but accurate by most Christians. In 2010, speaking to a group of priests, Cardinal George said, “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his [...]

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Speaking at Christ the King in Ann Arbor MI Tonight

December 11, 2012

As usual, I am sick to my stomach before a talk, especially my home parish. The talk is entitled “Sharing the Faith Back Then and All Over Again: Learning the New Evangelization from the First Christians.” The talk is at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan and starts at 7:30 PM.

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Flash Mob and Kids Tell the Story

December 11, 2012

Our grandkids laughed their heads off… This still brought tears to my eyes, again…

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Mom Getting her Balance; Our First Christmas without Dad

December 9, 2012

It’s Christmas again. But it’s the first one without Dad. Over the last ten years we always remarked, “How amazing to have both parents still with us to celebrate Christmas!” We knew it couldn’t last forever. This Christmas we’re blessed to have Mom still with us—along with the joy and anchor she brings to all [...]

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Manny Loses His Faith and his Fight

December 9, 2012

Dear Steve (written by a friend in the Philippines): My name is Ivan and I don’t know if you will still remember me, I am the brother of Lafayette of Davao City, Philippines. I just want to share something which I hope you will find interesting. Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer from the Philippines [...]

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St. Nicholas is Coming to Town: the Real Story

December 6, 2012

Everyone loves jolly ol’ Saint Nicholas. There is something romantic and cozy about telling Santa stories around the crackling fire. He is an icon of the Christmas season. But not everyone agrees about the real Santa Claus. Some like to picture Santa as the early-19th century, pipe-smoking elf with a bucket full of coal for [...]

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Married 36 Years Ago…

December 4, 2012

…best thing I’ve ever done. I can say that God was very smart when he made man and woman and sanctioned marriage between a man and a woman. My wife is the joy of my life. Thanks be to God! Then and now…

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My Hikes thru the Islamic Countries of Muscot Oman and Dubai UAE

December 3, 2012

The parishes, with a limited number of ten priests who are carefully monitored, are there to serve the expatriate workers (mostly Indians and Filipinos), not to be signs of openness to freedom for other religions.  However, the sovereign Sultan has been very good to the Catholics considering the intolerance in many other Muslim countries. He even bought [...]

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