September 2016

Mel Gibson Confirms Sequel to ‘The Passion of the Christ’

September 13, 2016

Now, Gibson has commented. As reported in an Aug. 29 story at the Christian Post, the 60-year-old Gibson went to Evangelical event SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Sunday, Aug. 28, and sat down for an onstage interview with megapastor Greg Laurie. Sporting a beard of Old Testament proportions, Gibson reportedly said: “We’re […]

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The Holy Family Ate those Pesky House Sparrows

September 11, 2016

The Holy Family was not wealthy. When you had a firstborn son in Israel you were required to take a lamb to the Temple for the redemption of your firstborn son but if you were poor you could take to turtledoves instead. Mary and Joseph took the two turtledoves or pigeons which demonstrates they were […]

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A German Comments on Islam

September 10, 2016

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, […]

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Rome Day 6: Walking Tour of Rome, Catacombs and Farewells

September 7, 2016

Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, St. Maria in Sopra Minerva, catacombs of St. Sebastian and much more… For the homily at the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, click here

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Join us Driving thru “Bella Italia” to Assisi and Back…

September 6, 2016

Enjoy the ride, the stories and the medieval city of Assisi. Don’t forget to listen to Fr. Thad’s excellent homily at Mary of the Angels Church in Assisi.

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Mass at St. Peter’s; Steve’s Story of St. Paul & Martyrdom; What is Typology?

September 5, 2016

Since we are in Rome today I want to share with you my talk on the typology in St. John Lateran which houses the “Chair of Peter” and is the Mother Church of the World. Also I gave a short overview of St. Paul’s life at the place where he was beheaded.   Steve’s Talk […]

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“When Excess is a Virtue … Why America Needs Trump”

September 5, 2016

Reposting because I think it is important: Many people know the brilliant British historian Paul Johnson (his official website) who has written massive tomes such as Modern Times, Intellectuals, History of the Jews, A History of Christianity, Civil War in America and many, many more. I remember reading his Modern Times thirty years ago. The title […]

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Rooftop View of Mother Teresa Canonization Mass; Dinner with Gianna Molla, daughter of a Saint

September 4, 2016

What a banner day. Enjoy the Canonization from the “sky seats” and meet St. Gianna Molla’s daughter. Our pilgrims were really blessed today with many surprises and blessings. Enjoy!

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Few Video Clips from Canonization of Mother Teresa

September 4, 2016

More later…

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With Gregory the Great on his Feast Day; Bedroom of Mother Teresa; Tour of Ancient Rome

September 3, 2016

Not too shabby having Mass in the Church of St. Gregory the Great on his feast day and in the place where he lived and in the presence of his papal chair. Excellent homily by Fr. Thaddeaus here. After that we had an exclusive invitation to visit Mother Teresa’s nuns in Rome and to visit […]

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Tomorrow She is Canonized! Books to Read about “Saint” Mother Teresa with Reviews by our Rome Guide Liz Lev

September 3, 2016

“The long-awaited canonization of Mother Teresa has sparked a renewed interest in her astounding life. Her name has become synonymous with selfless love and service to the poor, sick, disabled and dying. “I’m no Mother Teresa” was once a frequent refrain as we backed off from tasks that seemed too demanding or humiliating, and her […]

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First Day of Mother Teresa Canonization Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi – Entering Holy Door and more…

September 2, 2016

Join us on the first day of our Mother Teresa Canonization Rome and Assisi pilgrimage. Glad to have you join us! Teresa Tomeo is fun to have along, Fr. Thaddeus from the Marian Helpers is a great chaplain (today’s homily), Jim Coffey from Papal Foundation is among us along with a meeting tonight with EWTN’s […]

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Free Market Economy or Socialism?

September 2, 2016

I was recently asked: “Between a Socialist system of economics or a Free market Capitalist system, which is more Moral? Which system best represents a Christian view? My short response: The Catechism reflects the teaching of the Church by stating that a society should protect the right to private property and to free enterprise (CCC […]

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