May 2013

Cardinal O’Malley Boycotts Boston College, Refuses to Do Traditional Commencement Speech (article in Walled Street Journal)

May 17, 2013

Ignoring U.S. bishops, the Catholic university will honor an abortion-rights supporter on Monday.  By ANNE HENDERSHOTT (moving to Franciscan University of Steubenville in the Fall) At Boston College’s commencement ceremony on Monday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley won’t be in attendance. The leader of the Boston archdiocese announced on May 10 that he would not deliver his traditional graduation benediction at the Catholic school [...]

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Like St. Paul We Should Quit Being Comfortable and Annoy People

May 16, 2013

In his homily May 16 Pope Francis preached on the uncomfortable zeal of St. Paul. Zenit.org reports, “St. Paul exhibited a “healthy madness” that made him an effective evangelist, Pope Francis said in his homily at a Mass on May 16. “Paul is a nuisance,” the Pope told the congregation at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. [...]

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Why Can’t Evangelicals See the Eucharist?

May 16, 2013

I was recently asked why Evangelicals cannot see the Eucharist and Real Presence in the Bible. This person said that when they read the Bible it seems so clear — especially John 6 where Jesus says “Unless you eat my Flesh and drink my Blood . . .” and at the Last Supper when he [...]

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Sailing with St. Paul – without the Ship Wrecks

May 14, 2013

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Questions I Answered Tonight on Catholic Answers Live

May 13, 2013

It was another fun show. Good questions and lively discussion. The discussion turned especially lively when and ex-Catholic, now Southern Baptist pastor came on to show how little he really understood the teaching of the Church (though he thought he was the defined expert.) Here is the link to listen on-line and the MP3 download [...]

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Mary and the Other Body of Christ; Visiting the Upper Room (Pentecost May 19)

May 12, 2013

The room was pretty full. It was warm but a gentle breeze was blowing—that would change. There was fear in the room. The Roman army was a thing to be feared, they had just crucified Jesus and it was a dangerous thing to associates of an executed criminal. They were also anxious about the promise. [...]

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Technical Problems for First Christians

May 12, 2013

Yes, the first Christians had a difficult time with the technical transition from scrolls to books. You will certainly appreciate the need for the first “tech guys”. Enjoy! I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes!

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Download Jesus Free

May 11, 2013

Truth & Life just created a sticker encouraging people to “Download Jesus!” It is a easy way for people to get the FREE Truth & Life Bible app. (Endorsed by the Vatican). Click on the image below or scan the QR Reader.

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How Many Christians to Change a Lightbulb?

May 10, 2013

As we all smile at ourselves: CHARISMATICS: Only 1 – Hands are already in the air. PENTECOSTALS: 10 – One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness. PRESBYTERIANS: None – Lights will go on and off at predestined times. ROMAN CATHOLICS: None, they only use candles. BAPTISTS: At least [...]

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Safe to Come to Israel? Letter that Brought Tears to our Eyes

May 9, 2013

Listen to this letter and you will understand why we were emotional – and you’ll know if it is safe to come to the Holy Land. Comments from our wonderful pilgrims.

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Day 8, Part 1: Jesus’ Jerusalem, Renewal at Site of Jesus’ Baptism, Jericho, Reading a Newpaper in Dead Sea, Camel Rides

May 9, 2013

Great last day, part one. Mass to bless religious items. Driving down 4,250 feet to the lowest place on the face of the earth. Renewal of baptismal vows where John the Baptist ate grasshoppers. Jericho and much more. Be sure to read Robyn Lee’s Report in Catholic Digest HERE. Qumran, Floating in the Dead Sea [...]

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The Devilish Delight When a Bishop Screws Up

May 8, 2013

When schadenfreude turns into demonic delight   by Dr. Edward Peters The glee being expressed in open comboxes (modern near occasions of sin, if you ask me) over Bp. Robert McManus’ (Worcester, MA) arrest for drunk driving goes far beyond the schadenfreude that one has come to expect in the wake of a Catholic bishop’s fall. Much, [...]

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Weeping at Gethsemane, Praying at Mount of Olives, Praying for Priests in Upper Room, Descending into Jesus’ Prison

May 8, 2013

Another great day. Lots going on in Jerusalem as they celebrated the unification of Jerusalem. So we revised our itinerary and it worked great! We started with Mass at Gethsemane. Do you know why Jesus was arrested in a garden, crucified and buried also in a garden? We then prayed at the Pater Noster Church [...]

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Mass on Calvary followed by Mass IN the Tomb! Wow! Via Dolorosa, Birthplace of Mary, Western Wall, Meeting with the Bishop of Jerusalem and more

May 7, 2013

It was a rich day, very full. It started with a wake-up call at 4:15 so we could leave at 4:45. Everyone thanked us later :-) The streets of Jerusalem are like a huge flea market with all the crowds and hustle and bustle. Sometimes you can hardly move. It is much better to pray [...]

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Links to Important News that Effects Catholics This Week

May 7, 2013

  Dying 8-yr-old bomb victim denied priest  Harrisburg Bishop McFadden, 65, dies   Massachusetts bishop earns DUI  Pentagon ban on proselytizing  Report 2  Abortion drug OK’d over counter for teens    Abortionist: I won’t aid babies born alive   UN abortion activist laments 20-yr failure  Columbus bishop risks jail for the faith  Gay ‘marriage’ or [...]

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Enter a Prison Wall! Mass in a Cave! Touching the Star! Dancing! All Day in Bethlehem!

May 6, 2013

After boarding the bus after a good breakfast we headed to Bethlehem… … you will see the rest of our adventures on this video. Watch the video and then read Robyn’s report of our day in Bethlehem already posted at Catholic Digest.

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