Saints and Fathers

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 (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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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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Zenit.org – Benedict XVI to Beatify John Paul II

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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On Relevant Radio & Catholic Answers Live Monday

November 21, 2010

In the morning (and replayed twice during the day) I will be on Relevant Radio’s Sean Herriott’s show at 7:00 AM Eastern to discuss We will discuss Peter and Paul since Nov. 18 is the Feast Day of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul in Rome (where I was two days [...]

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Steve’s Brief Story of St. Paul’s Life

November 19, 2010

Since we are in Rome, I thought I would share a short biography I made on the fly of St. Paul at Tre Fontone where St. Paul was beheaded. This will give you a short introduction to St. Paul and his life from the very place where he was beheaded. Free Timeline of the Life [...]

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Free Talks on St. Joseph

November 7, 2010

The following is a link to videos of all of the talks from the Totus Tuus 2010 Family Conference that centered on St. Joseph. Enjoy the talks.  One of the attendees said, “The speakers brought out a lot of good insights into St. Joseph that I had never heard before, and all of the videos [...]

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Relevant Radio: Steve on the Early Saints

October 31, 2010

Tomorrow I will join Sean Herriott to discuss the early saints — how they lived and how they died and why we call them saints. You can listen live at www.RelevantRadio.com from 7:00 – 8:00 AM Eastern time. I will specifically discussing the Apostolic Fathers. You can purchase my DVD on the Apostolic Fathers filmed [...]

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St. Joseph, Father of Jesus?

October 25, 2010

Today we will visit the House of the Holy Family under the Church of St. Joseph in Nazareth. Here I will give my short talk “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family — telling about the quiet, strong hero and father of Jesus. Father of Jesus? Yes, it is correct to call him [...]

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Birth of Mary: Tuesday on Ave Maria/EWTN Radio with Al Kresta

September 7, 2010

How many of you have a scroll on your desk entitled The Protoevangelium of James? You don’t! Why not? If you were a Christian in the first centuries of the Church you would probably have a copy, or had read it — or rather, had it read to you. The Protoevangelium of James is the [...]

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Day in London

August 4, 2010

What a day in London! 2.5 hour bus tour of London, fish and chips and bitter in an English pub, then a tour of the Tower of London where we were specially allowed into the Bell Tower where St. Thomas More was imprisoned, the spot where he was executed and the crypt where he was [...]

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Day in London

August 4, 2010

What a day in London! 2.5 hour bus tour of London, fish and chips and bitter in an English pub, then a tour of the Tower of London where we were specially allowed into the Bell Tower where St. Thomas More was imprisoned, the spot where he was executed and the crypt where he was [...]

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Protoevangelium of James

July 26, 2010

In the early 2nd century the early Church held a document in very high regard. From this document we learn about the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her own birth. Since today is the Feast Day of Joachim and Anna, I thought I would provide a link to the Protoevangelium of James so [...]

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Great Day with the Grandkids

June 22, 2010

Today they were all here and we jumped on the golf cart (the six that can hang on by themselves) and off we went through the country roads for an adventure. In the picture you can see Dominic holding the snake we caught. He was the Keeper of the Snake. Damian was the noble “Keeper [...]

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Was Joseph the Father of Jesus?

May 18, 2010

(Picture: My favorite picture of St. Joseph by Tissott) My article a while ago in THIS ROCK Magazine is entitled Should We Call Joseph the Father of Jesus? It starts out with three options: Joseph was possibly the biological father of Jesus, but the Gospels deny the fact, claiming he was the product of a [...]

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