Friends

Friend & Scholar, Faithful Priest & Scientist: May He Rest in Peace

April 14, 2009

Fr. Stanley Jaki was a friend. He stayed at our home a number of times. When viewing his picture our younger children quickly responded, “Don’t let him come here; he looks mean!” He was the priestly version of Einstein — brain, appearance, white hair askew and all. But we invited him to our home anyway […]

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Too Young for Brain Cancer

December 17, 2008

A good friend of mine and the producer for Al Kresta’s Catholic radio show on Ave Maria Radio has brain cancer. He is working with my son-in-law Ben to start a young men’s group to help each other live godly Catholic lives and to be good husbands and fathers. The long and short of it […]

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Bible Christian Society World Headquarters

May 15, 2008

Last week I had the priveledge of flying down to Birmingham Alabama to speak to a hall full of on-fire Catholic men. They are starting a Catholic Radio Station and this lunch was to support the radio effort. I was invited to share my conversion story and it was a warm audience of laughter and tears. […]

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Patty Bonds: our Friend and Fellow-convert

March 24, 2008

Last week we had the privilege of joining Patty Bonds for dinner and then spending an evening with her very nice family. (Click on the current family picture for larger image.) She is a delightful lady who really loves Our Lord and the Catholic Church. After been raised as a Reformed Baptist (her  father was […]

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A Father and Grandfather becomes a Father!

December 14, 2007

Today Janet and I had the priviledge and honor of watching our friend Bill Spencer ordained as a Catholic priest. He is a father and a grandfather — his son and daughters and grandchildren were there to celebrate this event with their dad and grandfather. After Bill's faithful wife Peg died of cancer, Bill decided […]

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Update on Fr. Gerald Gawronski’s Medical Condition

October 22, 2007

Still no word on what is actually ailing Fr. Gerald — a medical conundrum! But, according to the latest speculation, it may not be cancer. We wait with prayer and bated breath. We prayed for him at every Mass in Rome and in all the sacred places. For my original post about Fr. Gerald, click here. For […]

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Pray for a Great Priest!

October 7, 2007

UPDATE 10/9/2007 The first biopsy of the mass in his lung was, unfortunately, inconclusive. He is undergoing another biopsy this morning. He is then scheduled to meet with Dr. Orringer, an internationally acclaimed thoracic surgeon, at U of M this Friday, Oct. 12th, at 8:00 a.m. (It is an appointment and not a surgery date.) […]

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Where’s Waldo – opps, I mean where’s Steve

August 24, 2007

We spent the evening with angels! Well, not really angels in the strict biblical sense, but certainly in the more popular sense. Just listen to them sing and laugh and pray; watch them glide across the floor, smile with joy, and demonstrate the love of Christ and tell me they don't sound  and appear as angels. […]

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St. Irenaeus Speaks for Himself

July 25, 2007

Meet St. Irenaeus — well, not really. This is Fr. Bernie Green from Tempe Arizona. But, he is the voice of St. Irenaeus in our new documentary Apostolic Fathers which we are finishing up this week. (Click on image of Fr. Bernie and Steve for a larger picture.) In June we came to Phoenix to […]

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Death of a Sister

June 19, 2007

Janet and I have done apologetics work in the Philippines on four separate trips. We always visit the beautiful city of Davao on the island of Mindanao. One of our sponsors there is also a dear friend named Lafayette Lim, or Yeti for short. His family is beautiful — not only his wife and children, […]

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Nuns in Habits A Thing of the Past?

February 5, 2007

Not on your life. Meet the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. These sisters and their convent are only 10 minutes from my house and we visit periodically. We show our DVDs there as world premiers (see picture here). I even taught Scripture here for a year. We joke around that these wonderful women […]

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Adam Working on the Message Board

January 22, 2007

Here is Adam working on our Message Board.

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Interview with Fr. Benedict

December 16, 2006

He is every bit as delightful, funny and wise in person as he is on TV or in front of an audience. He has no big ego and is wonderfully humble and easy to talk with. Don't tell him I said so because he does not appreciate too many compliments. But I did tell him […]

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Dave Amstrong Asks for Prayer

December 19, 2005

Many of you know my good friend and fellow apologist David Armstrong. He is well known by his books and his excellent website. His dad has cancer and Dave has written a letter to explain the situation and to ask for prayer. You can read the letter here. While praying for Dave Armstrong, remember another […]

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Unusual Group of Catholics

September 10, 2005

Every once in a while I meet a group of marvelous Catholics who have made it a priority in their lives to learn more aboiut and to fall in love with Jesus and His Church. This is the calling of ALL Catholics and many us follow that call, but too often Catholics grow lethargic or take their […]

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Alex & Donna Jones: The Full Story

August 22, 2005

From Detroit riots to Pentecostal preacher to Catholic deacon — the whole story is now told not only from Alex Jones' perspective but also eight exciting chapters telling Donna's story of life as a “preacher's wife” and her own journey into the Catholic Church. About three years ago I negotiated the contract between Ignatius Press and […]

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