September 2013

Santiago Pilgrimage Mass to Burgos

September 19, 2013

Santiago was exceptional! Watching pilgrims come in from hiking hundreds of miles to the tomb of St. James the Apostle was truly inspiring. Mass at the Cathedral was also exceptional. Watching the incense burner swinging through the air with eight men operating it spreading incense to the whole church was quite an experience.

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St. James, Slayer of Muslims (Moors)

September 19, 2013

Sure sounds politically incorrect, eh? But in Spain – especially at Santiago de Compostela – a city dedicated to St. James – that is a title of St. James, one of Our Lord’s twelve apostles. Spain has had a rough history with Muslims invading their land. They fought back and eventually pushed the Muslim Moors [...]

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When Mormons Come Knocking

September 19, 2013

Young missionaries, ironically called Elders, spread out over the US at around 19 years old. The spend two years of their lives bringing you the good news of Jesus Christ. But their “Jesus” is not the Jesus of the Bible and historical Christianity, but the physical son of God through sexual relations. He is the [...]

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From Fatima Portugal to Santiago de Compostela Spain

September 18, 2013

The group is doing great and all are well and happy, excited and blessed. Here is the video of our busy day leaving Fatima and driving to Santiago de Compostela where the El Camino pilgrims are arriving daily. Tomorrow we visit the magnificent church and celebrate Mass with the swinging incensor.  

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All Day in Fatima

September 17, 2013

What a great day and perfect beginning for this pilgrimage. We spent the whole day in Fatima and our local guides were not only extremely knowledgeable but also deeply spiritual. The morning was an intro to the Shrine of Fatima, then walks thru the village and homes of the children, visiting the locations of the [...]

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Blatant hypocrisy: D.C. institutes 24-hour waiting period – for tattoos, not abortions

September 17, 2013

- It’s a decision you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life. It’s a procedure that will affect your body. The implications are so serious, health officials believe regulations are necessary to ensure your safety and proper state of mind. What is it that requires such careful restrictions? The answer is… getting [...]

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Fatima Group Arrived…and Here is the Video

September 16, 2013

The group of 71 pilgrims have arrived in Lisbon Portugal. Everyone made it safely with no mishaps, no lost luggage and everyone excited for this marvelous spiritual and cultural Catholic adventure! We are now in our elegant Hotel Santa Maria, five minute’s walk from the Shrine of Fatima.  Tomorrow we begin with a tour of [...]

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A Limerick for a Questioning Grandson – Did Jesus Really Exist?

September 16, 2013

Was there really a man named Jesus? Or do the Catholics just try to tease us? I went to the places, Studied books for all traces, And discovered he’s real which should please us. A Limerick just sent to me from Darrell, a new convert, in response to the limerick I just posted: There once [...]

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Want to Join us in Rome for JPII’s Canonization?

September 14, 2013

This trip is filling fast – even before we have the brochure completed. We can only take a limited number of pilgrims due to airline seats and hotel rooms available. Stay tuned for the full brochure available soon. This is not just to be in Rome for this historical event, we will also have tours [...]

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Link Now Available: Muslims and Christians on Catholic Answers Live

September 13, 2013

Here is the link to the show I did about the Persecution of Christians and Living with Islam. I drew a lot from my experience in Israel and the Middle East, India, the Philippines and more. The Questions I asked are below. For more options for listening, click here. Here is an audio of a [...]

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Mark Blumley’s Article on Catholic Education

September 13, 2013

Mark Brumley is President of Ignatius Press and a friend. He writes: Below is the link to an article I wrote recently for the National Catholic Register on Catholic education.  It’s a condensation of a longer presentation I gave recently to the faculty and administration of Kolbe Academy-Trinity Prep in Napa, California. The points I [...]

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And Speaking of Muslims, Here’s An Excellent Article in Catholic World Report

September 12, 2013

Ignatius Press publishes and excellent on-line publication called Catholic World Report. I suggest everyone sign up for their weekly issues dealing with all issues pertinent to Catholics and the real world. It is fair, hard-hitting and truthful. In this week’s issue there is an article written by Michael Coren entitled “Christianity, Islam and a Deadly [...]

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Blessed JPII Canonized April 27 AND WE’RE TAKING A GROUP!

September 10, 2013

We are very excited about this pilgrimage to Rome! Don’t wait long since we already have 50 people signed up for the canonization before the date was even released. We can take 100 people max. So sign up quickly before it’s too late. Join Teresa Tomeo, my wife Janet and myself along with Liz Lev [...]

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Crap, Castration & Two Creations – Colorful NT Wording

September 10, 2013

We miss a lot when reading the English Bible. We’re at a great disadvantage. The early Christians read the writings of the apostles in the original language – they understood the words and expressions must better than we do. The original language of the Bible is full of rich imagery, stark reality, and colorful terminology. [...]

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Are You SURE Syria Used Gas on its Own People? – linkfixed

September 9, 2013

I’ve said before that I doubt that President Assad gassed his own people. He would have everything to lose and absolutely nothing to gain. The Islamist terrorists invading Syria under the name of “freedom fighters” would have everything to gain by implicating Assad with using gas and nothing to lose. If we bomb Syria under [...]

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Day 8: Judean Wilderness, Dead Sea, Camels &Farewells

September 9, 2013

Today is always a lot of fun we go to the Israel Museum, drive the bus down to the Judean Wilderness, eat lunch at Jericho, visit Qumran and then swim in the Dead Sea and ride camels. Then everyone has their hugs and their goodbyes. There are exclamations of joy but also sadness and tears at [...]

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