Friends

Defending Good Seminary Professors

July 29, 2010

Someone challenged the qualifications of a few professors I know and it seems Canon Lawyer (another friend) took a bit of justified umbrage. The two professors I know are Ralph Martin and Janet Smith who teach at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Other names mentioned are Christopher West (Theology of the Body) and George [...]

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Big Poster! Big Priest! Good Friend!

April 1, 2010

Two weeks ago Fr. Geoff Horton was the 2 millionth poster on my Defenders of the Catholic Faith Message Board! (Join for incredible discussion, answers, and fellowship! – click here. Of all the people who have posted he has the third largest number of messages. He is a wonderful addition to the board and answers [...]

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Friend’s Review of “Angels & Demons” Movie

May 29, 2009

My Protestant friend Dr. Stephen Patton, though thoroughly catholic in spirit, wrote an interesting review of Brown’s new movie Angels & Demons. I thought it was good, though I must admit I haven’t seen the movie. Dr. Patton and I go way back to my formed days at Trinity Baptist Church in Livonia Michigan over [...]

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Raise your Hands to the Lord!

May 9, 2009
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Glendon’s Daughter Explains her Mother’s Decision

May 5, 2009

Mary Ann Glendon recently pulled out of the Notre Dame University commencement because of the debacle with Fr. Jenkins and President Obama. Glendon’s daughter Liz Lev wrote to explain why her mother did what she did. Liz is a friend of mine in Rome and our guide when we take our groups to Rome. Nice [...]

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Reached a New Goal; Favorite Movie; Families in the Faith

May 4, 2009

I don’t think it was a coincidence that today I reached a new goal while watching one of my favorite, if not my favorite, movies of all time — Chariots of Fire. This is a great movie filled with love and obedience for God, conflict with Jews and Gentiles, the value of personal achievement and [...]

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Friend & Scholar, Faithful Priest & Scientist: May He Rest in Peace

April 14, 2009

Fr. Stanley Jaki was a friend. He stayed at our home a number of times. When viewing his picture our younger children quickly responded, “Don’t let him come here; he looks mean!” He was the priestly version of Einstein — brain, appearance, white hair askew and all. But we invited him to our home anyway [...]

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Too Young for Brain Cancer

December 17, 2008

A good friend of mine and the producer for Al Kresta’s Catholic radio show on Ave Maria Radio has brain cancer. He is working with my son-in-law Ben to start a young men’s group to help each other live godly Catholic lives and to be good husbands and fathers. The long and short of it [...]

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Bible Christian Society World Headquarters

May 15, 2008

Last week I had the priveledge of flying down to Birmingham Alabama to speak to a hall full of on-fire Catholic men. They are starting a Catholic Radio Station and this lunch was to support the radio effort. I was invited to share my conversion story and it was a warm audience of laughter and tears. [...]

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Patty Bonds: our Friend and Fellow-convert

March 24, 2008

Last week we had the privilege of joining Patty Bonds for dinner and then spending an evening with her very nice family. (Click on the current family picture for larger image.) She is a delightful lady who really loves Our Lord and the Catholic Church. After been raised as a Reformed Baptist (her  father was [...]

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A Father and Grandfather becomes a Father!

December 14, 2007

Today Janet and I had the priviledge and honor of watching our friend Bill Spencer ordained as a Catholic priest. He is a father and a grandfather — his son and daughters and grandchildren were there to celebrate this event with their dad and grandfather. After Bill's faithful wife Peg died of cancer, Bill decided [...]

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Update on Fr. Gerald Gawronski’s Medical Condition

October 22, 2007

Still no word on what is actually ailing Fr. Gerald — a medical conundrum! But, according to the latest speculation, it may not be cancer. We wait with prayer and bated breath. We prayed for him at every Mass in Rome and in all the sacred places. For my original post about Fr. Gerald, click here. For [...]

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Pray for a Great Priest!

October 7, 2007

UPDATE 10/9/2007 The first biopsy of the mass in his lung was, unfortunately, inconclusive. He is undergoing another biopsy this morning. He is then scheduled to meet with Dr. Orringer, an internationally acclaimed thoracic surgeon, at U of M this Friday, Oct. 12th, at 8:00 a.m. (It is an appointment and not a surgery date.) [...]

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Where’s Waldo – opps, I mean where’s Steve

August 24, 2007

We spent the evening with angels! Well, not really angels in the strict biblical sense, but certainly in the more popular sense. Just listen to them sing and laugh and pray; watch them glide across the floor, smile with joy, and demonstrate the love of Christ and tell me they don't sound  and appear as angels. [...]

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St. Irenaeus Speaks for Himself

July 25, 2007

Meet St. Irenaeus — well, not really. This is Fr. Bernie Green from Tempe Arizona. But, he is the voice of St. Irenaeus in our new documentary Apostolic Fathers which we are finishing up this week. (Click on image of Fr. Bernie and Steve for a larger picture.) In June we came to Phoenix to [...]

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Death of a Sister

June 19, 2007

Janet and I have done apologetics work in the Philippines on four separate trips. We always visit the beautiful city of Davao on the island of Mindanao. One of our sponsors there is also a dear friend named Lafayette Lim, or Yeti for short. His family is beautiful — not only his wife and children, [...]

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