Should This Baby Be Aborted? You Decide

November 23, 2015

In the United States, there are many situations in which abortions are recommended, even encouraged by family, counselors, medical personnel and even religious advisors. Sometimes an abortion is recommended because of difficult circumstances and other times simply for convenience. Here are four cases for you to consider. Should these babies be aborted? You decide! Four [...]

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Camels, Floating in Dead Sea, Jericho and Wading in the Jordan

November 22, 2015

Today we just send it 4,250 feet down from Jerusalem to the Jordan River and the Dead Sea which are both 1,250 feet below sea level, the lowest place on the face of the earth. We rode camels, floated in the Dead Sea, ate in Jericho, wandered through Qumran and waded in the Jordan River, [...]

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Bible Riddle: What Am I?

November 22, 2015

Since we will be here today, I thought this riddle appropriate! But, before you click the link, see if you can figure out this riddle :-) Write to me if you need help; click here to see the answer. Three times I have been divided doing what God had decided. Twice a garment was the [...]

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Mount Zion, Upper Room, Mary’s Last Days, Bishop of Jerusalem…

November 21, 2015

Another great day, perfect weather, safe and serene, deeply spiritual and a lot of fun. We had the great opportunity, as we do with all of our groups, to meet with the Bishop of Jerusalem. Here is a picture of our group with him at the Patriarchate. Mass at Gethsemane was VERY moving for everyone. [...]

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Mary and the Other Body of Christ; How Many People were in the Upper Room and Why?

November 21, 2015

The room was pretty full. It was warm but a gentle breeze was blowing—that would change. There was fear in the room. The Roman army was a thing to be feared, they had just crucified Jesus and it was a dangerous thing to associates of an executed criminal. They were also anxious about the promise. [...]

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Jesus came out of the Tomb for us this morning…

November 20, 2015

The alarm went off this morning at 3:15 and we began the Via Dolorosa at 4:00 AM. Why, are we crazy! Yes, crazy like a fox. We beat the crowds and pray the Stations with empty streets. It is also about continuity. We had Mass IN THE TOMB scheduled with the sunrise at 5:30 AM [...]

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Butt-prints in the Sand

November 20, 2015

One night I had a wondrous dream one set of footprints there was seen. The footprints of my precious Lord, but mine were not upon the shore. And then some stranger prints appeared and I asked the Lord: “What have we here?” The prints are large and round and neat but Lord they are too [...]

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Bethlehem was Wonderful! Nativity, Christmas Carols, Dancing and more

November 19, 2015

It was perfect weather, excited group, spiritual adventure full of laughs and prayers. Visited a new saint, danced with Christian young people, ate the Passover Lamb and had a GREAT DAY! Enjoy. BETHLEHEM HIGHLIGHTS FR. DAN’S HOMILY AT SHEPHERD’S FIELD

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The Bible out of Context: “Saved by Faith Alone”?

November 19, 2015

When reading the Bible devoid of its historical and textual context, there is no context except the context which any person might supply for it. or put otherwise, A text without a context is a pretext. I always get frustrated when self-proclaimed Bible students or teachers start pontificating about the meaning of the Bible and [...]

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Boat Ride on Galilee; Eat My Flesh spoken here; Up to Jerusalem!

November 18, 2015

Another great day in Israel. Safe, beautiful, biblically enriching; exciting, and fun with great Catholic friends celebrating the Faith. Enjoy! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY FROM RIDE TO MASS AT CAPERNAUM THEN UP TO JERUSALEM    FR. GOOD’S HOMILY AT CAPERNAUM  

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What Does God See When He Opens His Eyes?

November 18, 2015

Since we are in Capernaum today – where Jesus said, “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood.” I thought it would be appropriate to post again this popular blog post that explains the Sacrifice of the Mass. Recently we went to Mass with two Protestants.  As we walked in the door — there it was, [...]

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Is Peter the rock? Is he the shepherd? What’s it like looking into Syria? And more…

November 17, 2015

Enjoy today’s fun and informative video. Great day! HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY FR. DAN’S HOMILY AT BEATITUDES

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What Does the Word Catholic Mean? A History of the Word “Catholic”

November 17, 2015

As a Protestant, I went to an Evangelical church that changed an important and historical word in the  Apostles Creed. Instead of the “holy, catholic Church,” we were the “holy, Christian church.” At the time, I thought nothing of it. There was certainly no evil intent, just a loathing of the Catholic Church and a [...]

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Transfigured, Renewed Wedding Vows and Walked with Mary

November 16, 2015

Jesse Romero and his wife are full of spiritual passion and a thousand great questions. Great fun they are and we are already planning another pilgrimage together in 2017. Fr. Dan Good is so fun to be with and an enthusiastic chaplain on this pilgrimage. Everyone already loves him! This group is full of laughs, [...]

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Pictures from Nazareth over 100 Years Ago (see the Virgin Mary :-)

November 16, 2015

Today we are in Nazareth looking for Mary! We are visiting her home cave where the Angel Gabriel brought the announcement from heaven. We will also visit her cave where she lived 30 years with Joseph and Jesus. These pictures are over a hundred years old from Nazareth. Not much changed between then and the [...]

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Jesse Romero and Fr. Good are a Blast and this will be one fun pilgrimage

November 15, 2015

FAMILY AND FRIENDS: LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW AND I’LL READ THEM ALOUD ON THE BUS. HUMOR WELCOME :-) Everyone arrived safe and sound, excited and ready to go! All their families said they were crazy to go to Israel, but here they are, safe and glad to be here! We have another sold out trip with [...]

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