February 2005

Ashes in Makati

February 9, 2005

Ash Wednesday Devotion in the Philippines From My Friend Alex Tan:I heard Mass today at Greenbelt in Makati but I was late cause they started it 15 minutes earlier than usual. There were two masses going on at the same time, one in the proper church, and another in the gymnasium. But this is not […]

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Good News in Israel!

February 8, 2005

Note from Steve: I hope that this new beginning — at least this new attempt at a peaceful beginning — will bring an end to the Intifada and an end to hostilities in Israel. I have always said that Israel wants peace and that the Palestinians would be wise to work with Israel instead of […]

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Lenten Message from Jerusalem

February 7, 2005

LENTEN MESSAGE 2005From Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah   1.                  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Mt 4, 17).  Repent for your sins and for the evil that is in you so that you might become capable of entering the kingdom of heaven, of seeing God, his Providence and his love, and […]

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Cardinal Arinze Interview

February 7, 2005

Not two days after returning from the Philippines, Janet and I jumped on another plane with our video crew to interview Cardinal Francis Arinze who is visiting the United States. He is a prince of the Church, the Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship, and on the short list as one who could be the […]

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Update on the Pope

February 6, 2005

“Pope John Paul was hospitalized in the evening of February 1 with severe breathing difficulties. After emergency therapy his condition stabilized, and Navarro-Valls has said that there is now “no reason for alarm” about his immediate condition. The Vatican spokesman said that the Pontiff would probably be hospitalized for “about a week.” He has indicated […]

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New Review in THIS ROCK

February 4, 2005

  New Review on Paul, Contending for the Faith in This Rock Magazine To order This Rock from Catholic Answers site, click here.

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Pope and the Rabbi

February 4, 2005

I don’t know if this is a true story or not, but I suspect it is. It certainly struck me as clever. The Pope and the Chief Rabbi in Rome were entering St. Peters. The Rabbi gestured for the Pope to enter first, but the Pope replied, “The Old Testament goes first!”

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They Didn’t Kill Us – Though They Tried

February 2, 2005

North of Manila to University of Pampanga:Time doesn’t allow me to tell about the rest of our adventures in Manila – nor would you want to read all the details. But you would like see the Jeepnees, tricycle taxis and the rice paddies as we drove north early in the morning into the province of Pampanga. We […]

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