Holidays/Feast Days

Pope Benedict Restored Tradition of Proclaiming Birth of Christ Chanting the “Kalenda”

December 26, 2011

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has restored the tradition of proclaiming the birth of Christ with the chanting of the “Kalenda.” The chant culminated the prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Eve, which was accompanied by the unveiling of the life-size Nativity Scene. THE PROCLAMATION OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST [...]

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Persecuted Christians Suffer on Christmas

December 25, 2011

ROME, DEC. 24, 2011 (Zenit.org).- For Christians in so many countries around the world — Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt, and others — and even for Christians in Bethlehem, the celebration of Christmas means facing particular difficulty. In Iraq, for example, where another round of suicide bombings on Thursday killed some 70 people, there will be no [...]

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Radio Shows this Week – Lots!

December 19, 2011

Monday at 4 PM Eastern: “The Stones Cry Out: the Apologetics of Archaeology” with Al Kresta on Ave Maria Radio. Link to Archaeology article mentioned on Al’s show. Monday at 6 PM Eastern: Catholic Answers Live: “The War Against Christmas” Click here for the Islamic Scholar saying that saying that “Merry Christmas” is more evil [...]

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Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds?

December 16, 2011

Today I will be on Relevant Radio discussing Bethlehem and the Birth of Our Lord Jesus. I wrote this article which I thought you might enjoy and find informative. By the way, the picture below was taken from a mural painted in the Chapel of Angels in Shepherd’s Field in Bethlehem where the shepherds were [...]

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“Merry, Merry, Merry…” “OK, Merry What?” Return to Sender!

December 12, 2011

My insurance agent sent out a promotional flier with a “Holiday Special.” Plastered on the front of the oversized envelop was “Merry, Merry, Merry!”       Then nothing! Why not finish it with what we all expect — Merry CHRISTMAS! People are cowards and afraid to say something that 99% of people want to hear and 1% [...]

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New Evidence that Holy Family Was Kicked out of Bethlehem

December 8, 2011

It appears from recent discoveries that the Holy Family was kicked out of Bethlehem the morning after Jesus was born. The great historian and social commentator Jay Leno has disclosed that disgruntled citizens of Bethlehem went to the Town Council and complained. The Council decided that a Nativity Scene was NOT allowed in Bethlehem — [...]

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Immaculate Conception and Falling in the Mud

December 8, 2011

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Today is a Holy Day of Obligation Make sure to get to Mass today! If you want to understand the Immaculate Conception, or let’s say, if you want your young kids to understand it — then get my DVD Mary, Mother of God. In this movie I fall into a [...]

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Greetings from Loved Ones Already in Heaven

December 6, 2011

Nice song to comfort those with loved ones already in heaven. Read the comments added below the YouTube Video too.

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Visit St. John Lateran with me today for the Feast of Its Dedication

November 9, 2011

I am in Rome and decided to run to St. John Lateran this morning a make a video — so all of you could enjoy the Feast Day of the Dedication of St. John Lateran Church on November 9, 313. Yup, that’s right! It was the first Christian church ever built and it was the [...]

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See How Safe and Nice it is in Jerusalem!

October 17, 2011
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Happy Father’s Day

June 17, 2011

If your father is still alive, make sure you tell your dad how much you really love him. If he is no longer on this earth, pray for his soul. Sirach 3 (removed from the Protestant Bible, but still in the Catholic Bible) Children, pay heed to a father’s right; do so that you may [...]

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Radio Shows on Tuesday

May 23, 2011

From Galilee I’ll be discussing “Mary Help of Christians” Tuesday on Relevant Radio at 7:00 AM; and, on Ave Mario Radio at 8:30 AM (local hour) Relevant Radio Ave Maria Radio

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Streaming Beatification on the Web

April 28, 2011

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican will work through its official Twitter and Facebook pages to live-stream the vigil and beatification of John Paul II. (Picture: Posters all through Rome!) The Pontifical Council for Social Communications, in collaboration with the Vicariate of Rome and Vatican Radio, is promoting the beatification as an occasion [...]

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First Communion for Joshua!

April 24, 2011

Our grandson Joshua received 1st Communion today on Easter. We are proud of this bright boy. Thanks Fr. Ed for now bringing the NEXT generation of Ray’s into the heart of the Catholic Church!

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Pope’s Blessing and Easter Run thru Rome

April 24, 2011

Run thru Rome on Easter including Pope’s Blessing. See Run Map, video, explanation, and pictures

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“Crossing the Tiber” in Rome on Holy Thursday

April 23, 2011

Running through Rome and “Crossing the Tiber” on Holy Saturday. This morning I went out running and I crossed the Tiber River (my book is “Crossing the Tiber“). I also gave my thoughts on my conversion at St. Peter’s, viewed the magnificent larger-than-life Stations of the Cross in front of St. Peter’s, and showed the [...]

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