On Cardinal Burke’s Comments on Pope’s Exhortation

April 12, 2016

The world is a flurry with commentary on the Pope’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Seems to be understood very differently by different people with differing perspectives and agendas.  Cardinal Burke wrote an interesting piece on the Pope’s exhortation and John Jalsevac wrote an interesting critique of Burke’s column. I post this because it a very good summary of [...]

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The Pope’s New Document on Marriage: 12 Things to Know and Share by Jimmy Akin

April 9, 2016

Pope Francis is having his “Inaugural Mass”? What’s happens in this Mass, and why is it important?Pope Francis’s much anticipated document on the family has now been released. Here are 12 things to know and share . . . 1) What are the basic facts about the document? It is called Amoris Laetitia (Latin, “the [...]

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Demon of a Riddle

April 9, 2016

From where God placed me I did fall, I knew the Christ and knew of Paul. They showed great power, this is true, But I would never flee from you. For though your number was complete, I was not one you could defeat. When you told me to go my way I thought I’d have [...]

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The Pope’s New Document “Amoris laetitia” on Marriage. Dr. Ed Peters’ (canon lawyer) first thoughts

April 8, 2016

Traveling home from Israel with no time to read this yet. Here are the thoughts of Dave Armstrong  Below are the thoughts of my trusted friend and canon lawyer Dr. Ed Peters. First thoughts on the English version of Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia. by Dr. Edward Peters There are as one might expect in a document [...]

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Eternal Security: Is Baptist Pastor Charles Stanley Right?

April 8, 2016

ETERNAL SECURITY (Once Saved-Always Saved): Analyzing a Sermon by Baptist Pastor, Charles Stanley By Steve Ray Hello Protestant Friend: Even though I have watched his show off and on over the months, I had no intention of watching Charles Stanley on television last night. It was just that I was tired after getting home and [...]

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Laughs, Hugs, Farewells…

April 8, 2016

Always hard to say good-bye…

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Camels, Floating in Dead Sea, Walking thru Miniature Jerusalem, Wading Where Jesus Did and more…

April 7, 2016

Enjoy our fantastic last day!

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Sympathy for Cradle Catholics Who Can’t Explain or Defend the Faith

April 7, 2016

I thought of a helpful illustration to explain why “cradle Catholics” are often unable to explain and defend the Catholic faith. The example has its weaknesses, but it does help get the point across. As an American I asked myself this question: if some one trained to attack America intellectually approached me on the street [...]

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Early Morning with Jesus at the Tomb. He is Risen! 

April 6, 2016

Our day today in Jerusalem started at 4:30 AM when we all had some coffee before starting the Via Dolorosa carrying our crosses to Calvary.  We then had Mass at the Tomb in the morning like Mary Magdalene arriving at the Tomb with the sunrise. Mount Zion is always a very moving and profound place [...]

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Mass in Gethsemane, Ascension, Bishop of Jerusalem, Solemn Entey to Tomb and “Love bein’ Catholic!”

April 5, 2016

Enjoy a marvelous day…

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The Amazement and Surreal Joy of a Pilgrim put Deliciously into Words

April 5, 2016

Mary Dumont has a way with words – expressing her soul and experiences. She traveled with us recently to the Holy Land and posted her brief and delightful reflections on our pilgrimage. “So much has occurred since my last writing, so I have much to share in catching up.  For a period of nine glorious [...]

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All Day in Bethlehem: Birthplace, Shepherds, Singing, Carmelite Convent, Passover Lamb & Dancing

April 4, 2016

Enjoy our full spiritual and fun day in the birthplace of Our Lord. 

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An Attempt to Understanding the Differences between Islam and Christianity

April 4, 2016

An Attempt to Understanding the Differences  Between Islam and Christianity by Bill Christian March 2016  Our governments, schools, media and many Christian denominations tell us that there is no real difference among the Abrahamic religions of the Jews, Muslims and Christians. Islam teaches that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him [...]

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“I was GLAD when they said to me let us go up to the house of the Lord…” From Capernaum to Jerusalem!

April 3, 2016

An amazing day with an amazing group of pilgrims! Enjoy!

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My CD Audio “Swimming Upstream: Living a Catholic Life in a Pagan World” now available at Lighthouse!

April 3, 2016

This is the talk I have been most asked to give in the last few years. It is a hard-hitting, politically incorrect talk about the state of our culture and what we as Christians are called to do. I use some pretty scary and interesting stories and example. We step back into the early Church [...]

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“You are Rock” and “Feed My Sheep” and diving into the Bible

April 2, 2016

Great day in Northern Israel. Enjoy! Fr. Courtney’s Homily at Beatitudes 

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