Day 8: Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall and more with Spirit Catholic Radio

November 22, 2019

It’s awful early when your alarm rings at 4 AM but everyone thanked us later. We arrived at Herod’s Gate and started the Via Dolorosa at 4:45. It’s the best time when there are no crowds in the streets. We had Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Holy Sepulchre Church then walked to […]

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Cartoon on Protestantism and the Bible

November 21, 2019

When I look back on my experience I find this cartoon has a ring of truth. There were many verses of the Bible that I either didn’t realize existed (though that may seem strange) or that we just ignored. Other verses did not fit our Protestant theology so we kind of set them aside or […]

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Day 7: Museum, Jordan River, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea & Camels

November 21, 2019

Today is always a favorite. Some people stay behind to rest or visit friends, pray or visit sites they have their heart set on. But most of the folks join our optional excursion where we have a lot of fun. Enjoy!

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Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians

November 20, 2019

I have been telling my wife and kids and others — that the big persecution coming to Christians will be from the militant Gay Totalitarianism. I am not hateful of gays — to the contrary, I love them like everyone else. Do I oppose the Gay Lifestyle? Yes. I also oppose other aberrant and perverted […]

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Day 6: Gethsemane, Mt. of Olives, Mount Zion, Upper Room & more

November 19, 2019

Moving 3 buses around is always a challenge but it’s going as smooth as silk and everyone is very happy. We are covering all the bases and doing it was great organization and joy! Today we started out with Mass and talks at Gethsemane. This is always a very moving place for people. From there […]

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Superpowers Rise and Fall: Where Is America on the Rise and Fall Spectrum?

November 19, 2019

By Susan Wills: George Santayana’s famous statement — “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” — would be a great subtitle for a little known essay called “The Fate of Empires” (1976) by the little known British general and historian Sir John Bagot Glubb. He explains that we generally fail to learn vital lessons […]

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Don’t You Wish this Sign was on Every Church Door in the USA?

November 19, 2019

This sign confronts everyone entering the Carmelite Monastery Church of St. Joseph. This was the 1st convent started by St. Teresa of Avila. Don’t you wish it was on every church door in America?   :-)

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Day 5 Bethlehem All Day with Spirit Catholic Radio

November 18, 2019

Two videos today to cover all the evening dancing. Today we leave Israel and enter the Palestinian territory and spend the day in Bethlehem. We start at the Olivewood Store where we hear the Our Father Prayer sung in the language of Our Lord. We had our Mass at St. Catherine’s at 11 AM. This […]

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The Truth That Dare Not Speak Its Name — Catholic Teachings on Homosexuality? Archbishop Chaput on Catholics Living in a Gay Culture

November 18, 2019

This is the hot-button issue of our times and the one most likely to bring persecution to Christians in America. It is not enough that you “approve” of the gay agenda, you have to celebrate it or you will be considered a bigot. In response, most Christians just remain silent or slide along with the […]

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Day 4: Mass at Capernaum, St. Peter’s Fish, Visitation & Jerusalem

November 17, 2019

Today we finished up our exploration of Galilee and the 3 year ministry of Jesus. We started the day with Mass at Capernaum where Jesus said, “Eat My Flash and Drink My Blood!“ I gave my talk entitled “Defending the Eucharist. St. Peter’s Fish for lunch. Then we headed south towards Jerusalem stopping along the […]

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New Convert Holds His Ground with a Street Preacher

November 17, 2019

I was so delighted to receive this e-mail that I had to reshare it with everyone! Darrell should be a model for all of us!! Hi Steve, Just had to share this…I was visiting San Antonio this weekend and as I walked around the riverwalk section of town, a gentleman approached me with a gospel tract. […]

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Day 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Syrian Border and more with Spirit Catholic Radio

November 16, 2019

There was a bike race today that closed the streets of Tiberias so we had to be very clever to get out of the hotel around the roadblocks and on the road to our pilgrimage sites today. We started with Mass at Beatitudes before driving to the northern tip of Israel along the Lebanese border […]

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Day 3: Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Syrian Border and more with Spirit Catholic Radio

November 16, 2019

There was a bike race today that closed the streets of Tiberias so we had to be very clever to get out of the hotel around the roadblocks and on the road to our pilgrimage sites today. We started with Mass at Beatitudes before driving to the northern tip of Israel along the Lebanese border […]

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How Many Denominations are Too Many?

November 16, 2019

We are currently in Israel with a group of 152 excited pilgrims. I have written a paper on the scandal of demoninations. This blog is an introduction to that paper I wrote entitled “The ‘Myth’ of 33,000 Denominations and Swallowing the Holy Ghost Feathers and All.” In the meantime, this morning I post my discussion on the […]

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Day 2 Spirit Catholic Radio in Israel: Cana, Nazareth & Transfiguration

November 15, 2019

If you think 3 buses is cumbersome, think again. If organized and punctual withThe best team it runs as smooth as silk. We started with a sumptuous breakfast before heading to Cana to renew our wedding vows. Then Mass and Rosary at the Basilica of the Annunciation where 15-year old Mary heard the words, “Hail […]

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Day 2 Spirit Catholic Radio in Israel: Cana, Nazareth & Transfiguration

November 15, 2019

If you think 3 buses is cumbersome, think again. If organized and punctual withThe best team it runs as smooth as silk. We started with a sumptuous breakfast before heading to Cana to renew our wedding vows. Then Mass and Rosary at the Basilica of the Annunciation where 15-year old Mary heard the words, “Hail […]

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