Saints and Fathers

Catholic Answers Live & other Radio Shows this Week

January 23, 2012

Steve will join Sean Herriott on Relevant Radio on Monday to celebrate the Feast of St. Paul’s Conversion (January 25). In anticipation of my radio shows I am posting my St. Paul Timeline so everyone can get the big picture. When I was teaching my series on Acts of the Apostles (see the audio CDs here) I decided [...]

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Three Tours of Church of St. Paul in Rome

November 18, 2011

Join us on a future pilgrimage to Rome, or the Footprints of St. Paul Cruise, or Israel, Ireland or others. Check out, or call Suzanne at 800-727-1999. The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls launched a newly renovated Web site to collect prayers, offer a virtual tour, and further the Apostle’s worldwide evangelization [...]

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Home Town of JPII: Poland Pilgrimage Day 8, Part 1

September 22, 2011

We end our pilgrimage through Poland at the home town of Karol Wojtyla – later to become their home town hero, Blessed Pope John Paul II. We had Mass in his home parish of Wadowice, saw his childhood home, and prayed at the baptismal font where baby Karol was baptized. Many of the pictures you [...]

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Poland Pilgrimage: Auschwitz & St. Kolbe

September 22, 2011

Unbelievable! I was here 25 years ago during Soviet Communism. Hit’s me more today. There is no way to describe the horrors of these concentration death camps. I tried to give a sense of the whole story as I took videos and pictures as my group toured the two camps: Auschwitz and Birkenau. But a [...]

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Poland Pilgrimage Day 6: Krakow Cathedral, St. Faustina, Divine Mercy & more

September 20, 2011

Today was remarkable. Mass in the crypt under the Cathedral of Krakow where Pope John Paul II celebrated his first Mass as a priest on November 2,1946. A rich day touring Krakow, Wawel Hill, Market Square, the Castle-Palace, and more. Afternoon to the new John Paul II center with amazing paintings, relic of his blood [...]

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Visiting Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow Poland

September 13, 2011

Visited Sanctuary of Divine Mercy, Krakow Poland. Prayed at St. Faustina’s bones, visited her cell, prayed the Divine Mercy.

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Archaeologist Discovers Tomb of Apostle Philip Where Tradition Says He Was Martyred

July 27, 2011

Everyone who knows me even a little knows how much I love Scripture and the history of the Early Church. That is why I get excited about news about biblical people and places. I have a goal (almost completed) to visit the tombs of all the biblical characters. Today a new discovery was announced … [...]

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Governor Cuomo offended by Charge of Concubinage

June 29, 2011

Change Behavior, not the Word Read also Sex & the Empire State

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Catholic Answers Live Questions Answered

May 16, 2011

Topic: St. John and his Gospel. You can listen on-line at For my book on John, click on the image to the right. All copies sent are signed. You can listen to the archived show here. For more listening and downloading options, click here. Questions I answered on tonight’s show: 1) Was John the [...]

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Running through the Deaths and Bones of Sts. Peter and Paul

May 9, 2011

Two days ago, right before leaving Rome for home, I took off on a 16-mile run through Rome to follow the martyrdom’s and burials of the two Princes of the Apostles: Peter and Paul. Both of them shed their blood in Rome for Jesus and the Church. Peter was crucified upside down in Nero’s Circus [...]

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May 1, 2011

It was beautiful weather and a great day! Everyone was very happy and joyful even though 1.5 million crowded around St. Peters. Hope you enjoy the video and our pilgrims’ comments and below, my run through the event trying to get as close as I could. My Run to the Beatification

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Recollections on JPII

May 1, 2011

One Day John Paul II returned ill from the hospital and his attendants were told he was to stay in bed for several days. In the morning they came to his room and found him missing — he was not in his bed. They searched the apartment and found the Pope deep in prayer in [...]

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Streaming Beatification on the Web

April 28, 2011

VATICAN CITY, APRIL 21, 2011 ( 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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Polycarp does not mean “many fish”

February 23, 2011

In honor of the Feast Day of the Great Bishop and Saint Polycarp on February 23, we are doing special shows with Drew Mariani on Relevant Radio. The name Polycarp sounds funny to our English ears, but in Greek it comes from two words “poly” meaning many or much, and “carp” meaning fruit. Obviously his [...]

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BIG NEWS! George Weigel to Speak to our Group in Rome!

January 26, 2011

George Weigel, the biographer of Pope John Paul II, has agree to speak to our pilgrimage in Rome. We arrive in Rome to share in the historical event of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II – AND YOU CAN BE THERE! JOIN US — hear George Weigel, experience the Beatification, tour Rome, visit Assisi, [...]

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January 14, 2011

Benedict XVI is planning to preside over the beatification rite for John Paul II on May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday, in the Vatican. A communiqué from the Congregation for Saints’ Causes announced that today the Pope, in an audience with the congregation’s prefect, Cardinal Angelo Amato, “authorized the dicastery to promulgate the decree of the [...]

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