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

December 26, 2011

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 25, 2011 ( 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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Joseph and Mary Posting on Facebook

December 21, 2011

This is an interesting view of the birth of Jesus – as if Facebook was alive in the 1st century. Worth a quick look here.  

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A Poem entitled “Bethlehem”by Joe Marmion, one of our recent pilgrims

November 11, 2011

Bethlehem 2011 By Joe Marmion Pilgrim on October 28, 2011 Pilgrimage Pictures taken in Bethlehem’s Chapel of the Angels My favorite line in Joe’s poem, is the last line. Remember that day he took fresh straw and swept the clods and dung away to clear a place for his wife to lay? She was the […]

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Did Jesus ever Smile? Did He have a Sense of Humor?

October 25, 2011

Was Jesus the Jerry Seinfeld of his day? Not really. His ministry on earth—to announce the Kingdom of God—was more important than being a stand-up comic or poking fun at surly soup vendors. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. On the other hand, the prevailing image of Jesus as the grumpy, dour, depressed prude […]

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Was Jesus Nice?

June 15, 2011

People often criticize us if we speak the truth or step on someone’s toes — usually if we are honest about sin or bad conduct. Jesus was loving and kind. He would never . . . Wait, was Jesus nice? How does “nice” relate to “love”? A few weeks ago I ran to the Western […]

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The Face of God

June 4, 2011

Looking into the Face of God in Manoppello Italy. “He [Jesus] is the image (true icon) of the invisible God.” (Col. 1:15) See my short video HERE The Face of God by Paul Badde (also in electronic format) Just posted a Running trip, “2011-06-05 Manoppello italy”, to @EveryTrail. Check it out here: HERE.

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An Evening with Paul Badde

May 4, 2011

“The Face of God” is a great new book that reads like a detective novel yet it is true. Paul Badde’s tracks down the face cloth of Christ which had been found in the tomb after Jesus’ resurrection. It is a great read and I encourage everyone to get a copy from Ignatius Press, either […]

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Holy Thursday Running; Good Friday Walking

April 22, 2011

Before I left Jerusalem yesterday, I ran through the Old City following the events of Holy Thursday. Thought people would like to see it with their own eyes :-) I also just made a video of our group walking the Via Dolorosa from the Trial of Jesus by Pilate to Calvary and the Tomb – […]

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Where was Jesus on Holy Saturday?

April 22, 2011

He was in the tomb, of course. Soldiers guarded the tomb and a seal had been placed on the stone. His dead and bloodied body lay wrapped in the shroud of burial. But in 1 Peter 3:18 we are told that while his body lay cold in the tomb, he was moving around preaching the […]

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NEW! Stations of the Cross Talk

April 6, 2011

A great way to celebrate Lent and to enhance your prayers. Check it out and buy it HERE. It is available in both CD disk or MP3 download (MP3 available very soon). Learn the origins and history of the Stations, what led up to Christ’s Condemnation to Death. Steve then goes through each Station based […]

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In the News

March 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2011 ( – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an atheist’s legal challenge to the national motto “In God We Trust” imprinted on U.S. currency, thereby letting a federal appeals court ruling that the references to God are constitutional stand. Read the whole story here. IMPERIAL, Neb. — It sounds like […]

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God and Dog and my Weakness

January 10, 2011
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Comedian with a Secular Audience…

November 24, 2010

… this was NOT in a church. Attached is a short video showing Steve Harvey, a comedian, addressing a secular audience. The subject is “How Would You Introduce Christ to a Room Full of People?” It’s hard to imagine that this is a comedian and not a preacher, and this is an audience… and not […]

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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

October 11, 2010

If you haven’t purchased the United States Bishops’ little booklet entitled The Authentic Jesus: Catholic Belief versus Modern Fiction, then I recommend you go to the USCCB website and purchase a few copies along with their DVD. This booklet takes 20 minutes to read but it is an EXCELLENT short rebuttal to the DaVinci Code and […]

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Zenit’s Liz Lev Comments on our Shroud Trip!

May 23, 2010

The Shroud’s Stillness; Joining the Orderly Lines in Turin By Elizabeth Lev ROME, MAY 20, 2010 ( Last week I became one of the 1.5 million pilgrims (and counting!) who’ve visited the Shroud of Turin during its extraordinary display, which began April 10 and ends Sunday. The pilgrimage was led by Steve Ray, Catholic apologist […]

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We Saw the Holy Shroud of Turin!!!!

May 13, 2010

Today we saw the Holy Shroud of Turin! No words can describe what the pilgrims experienced and felt — though some try to express their thoughts and feelings as they stood within a few feet of the precious relic of Christ. No one in this group doubts for one second that it is the authentic […]

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