March 2013

Al Kresta’s Excellent Review of our New Pope

March 14, 2013

Al Kresta, CEO Ave Maria Communications March 14, 2013 You know you are in the presence of greatness when your only reservation about someone is his age. We have a new pope and, the worst thing that observant Catholics can say about him, is that he is a bit older than they had hoped. Pope [...]

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Interesting Video of Cardinal Dolan Talking about Pope Francis

March 14, 2013

Excellent and informative interview about yesterday’s precedings, the election and about Pope Francis. Lots of good footage too! Click here to watch the video (you will have to endure a 30 second gas commercial :-(

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First Words of our New Pope

March 13, 2013

VATICAN CITY, March 13, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Here is a translation of the brief greeting Pope Francis gave from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Square following his election as the Successor of St. Peter. * * * Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a [...]

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How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb?

March 13, 2013

“For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt. 12:38-40) Skeptics claim to have discovered an error in the New Testament —claiming Jesus was not in the tomb [...]

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New Free Conclave App – (Link Fixed)

March 12, 2013

The app allows you to watch video from the Vatican, follow what is being said on Twitter, read news stories, as well as access all the important documents concerning the history and procedure of the conclave. It even has biographies of all the cardinal electors and ranks them according the “buzz” they are receiving on [...]

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What Will Happen Once the Pope Is Elected?

March 12, 2013

Proceedings From Election to 1st Apostolic Blessing VATICAN CITY, March 12, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Drawing from the booklet “Conclave” by Monsignor Charles Burns, the ecclesiastical adviser at the British Embassy to the Holy See, here is a summary of the proceedings that will occur once the cardinals choose a new pope. * * * As [...]

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White Smoke, Black Smoke

March 12, 2013

How to Signal the Election of a New Pope VATICAN CITY, March 12, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Beginning with the Conclave in 2005, in order to better distinguish the colour of the “fumate” (smoke signalling the election or non-election of a pontiff), a secondary apparatus is used to generate the smoke in addition to the traditional [...]

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Why You Don’t Have to Worry about Malachy’s Predictions on the New Pope and the End of Time

March 10, 2013

Al Kresta interviews Jimmy Akin about Malachy’s Predictions

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Differences Between Catholic and Protestant Approaches to the Bible

March 10, 2013

“Bible Christians” (a misnomer, since Catholics are the real and original Bible Christians), based on their recently devised “Reformation” principle of sola Scriptura, study the Bible with the following premises: 1. There is no binding authority but the Bible alone; 2. There is no official binding interpretation or interpreter; each person ultimately is their own [...]

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This Ad Shown on History Channel – Bravo!

March 10, 2013

Catholics Come Home ad

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Comments and Farewells from our Pilgrimage; Is it Safe to Travel to Israel?

March 9, 2013

I thought you would enjoy comments from the pilgrims and our farewells. One of the questions addressed repeatedly was the safety of a pilgrimage to Israel.

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Israel Museum, Jordan River, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea Swim, Camel Rides

March 9, 2013

Bishop Cistone’s Final Homily of the Pilgrimage > 713_0011 PART ONE: PART TWO:

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Special Offer for the Year of Faith

March 7, 2013

Jesse Ray here. We just finished producing my dad’s newest recorded talk on CD. Proclaiming the Gospel: Back Then – And All Over Again. It is available now for a special price along with his popular book called Faith for Beginners – Understanding the Creeds.  Sample 1 | Sample 2 Click HERE to learn more.

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Praying REAL Stations of the Coss, Touching Calvary, Mass at Christ’s Tomb, Holy Shroud, Walk Around Jerusalem Walls and More

March 7, 2013

I always tell people that they will thank me later :-) and they do. We got a wake up call today at 4:00 AM to leave for the Via Dolorosa, touching the top of Calvary and High Mass at the Tomb of Christ. We get up early because the streets are empty and the can [...]

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Updated: Mount of Olives, Mass at Gethsemane, Mount Zion, Entry to the Tomb and Meeting Jerusalem’s Bishop

March 5, 2013

Magnificent day! Great pilgrims – ahead of schedule the whole way. Very late right now so I am just posting Videos 1 and 2 for today. Video 3 will follow tomorrow – the most exciting part. We had a solemn entry with pipe organs and singing Franciscans as we entered the Tomb of Chris, then [...]

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Flint Knives and the Gospel

March 4, 2013

Ah, excuse me? What do flint knives have to do with the Gospel? A whole lot! Abraham believed God against all odds and as a reward he was given the special sign of the Covenant with God. And what was that wonderful sign between them? In Genesis 17:10-11 God announces this sign to Abraham: “This [...]

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