May 2011

A Nice Discovery

May 3, 2011

It’s always nice to walk into the Ancora Bookstore at the Vatican and find your book for sale there. It is humbling and gratifying. Just signed a contract with Ignatius Press for my manuscript on Genesis. Another two books also in the pipeline. Blessed be God forever.

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Vatican Day! Sistine Chapel and St. Peters

May 3, 2011

After a great morning touring the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s we had Mass at Fornace. We all went to our favorite restaurant La Pilotta da Mario’s. After lunch we gave everyone the afternoon free and they scattered to go pray, do some shopping, and go back to visit St. Peter’s. It was a grand […]

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Day Five 5, Part 1: Forum & Colosseum

May 2, 2011

Part 1: Ancient Rome: Coliseum and Roman Forum Part II: Eucharistic Miracle at Orvieto

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Osama bin Laden is Dead

May 2, 2011

Killed by our heroic military yesterday. “In the face of a man’s death, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibilities of each person before God and before men, and hopes and works so that every event may be the occasion for the further growth of peace and not of hatred.” – Vatican […]

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Beatification!

May 1, 2011

It was beautiful weather and a great day! Everyone was very happy and joyful even though 1.5 million crowded around St. Peters. Hope you enjoy the video and our pilgrims’ comments and below, my run through the event trying to get as close as I could. My Run to the Beatification

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Recollections on JPII

May 1, 2011

One Day John Paul II returned ill from the hospital and his attendants were told he was to stay in bed for several days. In the morning they came to his room and found him missing — he was not in his bed. They searched the apartment and found the Pope deep in prayer in […]

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Close as I Can Get

May 1, 2011

Ran from our hotel to St. Peter’s. Streets blocked, wall-to-wall people. As close as I can get without pushing and taking an hour or more to weave thru wall to wall people. I can hear the Mass over the loud speakers. Many of our group are up close! Only the Catholic Church could pull this […]

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Renegade Priest Suspended

May 1, 2011

Fr. Phleger Finally Suspended

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