Fun Stuff

“Hey, I Like Your Cross!”

November 12, 2012

That’s why I always where my San Damiano Cross. It is colorful and catches people’s eye. Even yesterday while traveling two people commented. My response is always, “Thanks, I wear it proudly as a Catholic!” Invariably an interesting discussion ensues. An atheist once asked why he should become Catholic. What fun! Yesterday two people at [...]

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Google Earth Captured Satellite Image of Moses Crossing Red Sea!

November 10, 2012

The guys at Glue Society (Warning: not all of their stuff is edifying) have provided some unique Google Earth shots from biblical times including the creation of the Garden of Eden, the Crucifixion, the landing of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat and now (to the left) Moses Crossing the Red Sea. You can see them [...]

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Heart of God (Lanciano); Face of God (Manoppello) – Day 12

November 5, 2012

The Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano where bread and wine turned to living human flesh and blood in the hands of a doubting priest in the 8th century. Then to Manoppello to see the face of God as miraculously imposed on the face cloth of Jesus, discovered by Sts. Peter and John on theorizing of Jesus’ [...]

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Days for Voting

November 4, 2012

Due to expected heavy turnout at the polling booths, the Election Committee has requested all Republicans to vote on Tuesday and all Democrats to vote on Wednesday. Thanks for your cooperation.

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180 Pilgrim-Cruisers Flowing into Athens & My Fun Run thru Athens’ Highlights

October 25, 2012

All the hard work is paying off! Our 180 pilgrims are arriving on several different flights. We have a gorgeous hotel here in Athen and Mass begins at 6:00 PM followed by a great dinner. Tomorrow we jump the bus and everyone heads to the Orient Queen, or ship for the voyage in the Footprints [...]

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Talk to Franciscan High School Students in Traverse City Michigan – and Response from a Few of My Grandkids

October 19, 2012

Today I had the great pleasure and honor of speaking to about 700 great, polite, enthusiastic and very Catholic students at St. Francis High School in Traverse City Michigan. We talked about God, morals, sex, marriage, and lot of other fun stuff.  My grandkids then saw the video and sent a video in response — [...]

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Romney Jokes Around at Cardinal Dolan’s Event! Hilarious!!

October 18, 2012

This is better than a comedy club, witty and a lot of laughs. Romney IS HUMAN! Well worth a watch and sharing. (By the way, Obama also appeared and was no where’s near as clever or funny. I may be biased but I think he fell flat and was no comparison to Romney.) click here.

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Obama Car Sticker

October 17, 2012

Too funny not to share. Maybe I’ll make some of these notes to put on peoples’ windshields too :-)

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Our Hike through the Badlands of North Dakota Seeing the Petrified Forest

October 17, 2012

Janet and I are in North Dakota where I am conducting a parish mission in Beach, North Dakota. Great folks coming from all around the area and very enthusiastic about the Catholic faith. While here Janet and I took advantage of some of the great landscape and hiking trails. Today we hiked back into the [...]

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926.6 Miles so Far

October 13, 2012

Every year for the last four years I have set a goal of running (or equivalent) over 1,000 miles a year. My wife and I consider it our medicine and our health care program. Every day we “take our medicine.” As of today I am up to 926.6 miles. My new goal is to hit [...]

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Great Free Offer: “Catholic World Report” Magazine FREE On-line!

October 12, 2012

    From my friend Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press: Friends, many of you know about Ignatius Press’ magazine Catholic World Report.  It’s completely online now.  I’m writing to encourage you to sign up for the free Catholic World Report email newsletter. It’s sent out weekly to alert people to outstanding articles, interviews, and [...]

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My Two Detailed Hikes through Dublin Introducing Friends to a Beautiful, Friendly, Catholic City

October 3, 2012

I am in Dublin for two reasons: first, we finished leading a fun and deeply spiritual pilgrimage here and second, I am now conducting an apologetics conference here for four evenings at the Carmelite Church in downtown Dublin. During the day I set out to hike throughout the city to see all the highlights, elegant [...]

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Ireland Day 9: Farewells & Comments

September 30, 2012

Sad to say Good-bye but good to hear the joy and kind words from the pilgrims. This morning we all hugged, reminisced and said Good-bye until our next adventures together. Most of these folks have pledged to go to Lourdes and Fatima with us next September, and to England in 2014. We also have trips [...]

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“First Confession” the Hilarious Story of a Seven Year Old Irish Boy

September 27, 2012

Batt Burns is one of the premier story tellers of Ireland. He is our guide and has mesmerized us along the way. One evening he performed his one man show “Wisperings of Ireland.”  Part of this show was the enchanting and hilarious story of the seven year old boy going to his first confession with his older [...]

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Ireland Day 6: From Kilkenny’s Magnificent Castle to Glendalough, Mass at St. Kevin’s & on to Dublin

September 27, 2012

One thing is for sure. We all love Ireland. We also have a profound gratitude for Ireland’s contributions through history to our Catholic faith. It is astounding.  Enjoy the videos for today. They start with my walk through early morning Kilkenny, a beautiful town with some of the oldest buildings in Ireland and the most [...]

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Ireland Day 5: Early Walk thru Sneem, Blarney Castle & Stone, St. Patrick’s Cashel Rock, Killkenny

September 26, 2012

Another great day in the Emerald Isle. Far too much to relay though I want to give you all a feel for what we are experiencing here on this deeply historical, cultural and spiritual pilgrimage with the Rosary prayed, Mass at magnificent sites and meeting many locals and discussing the faith and learning their culture. [...]

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