Verbum – Couldn’t Live without It! Now Updated and Free!

January 9, 2020

I have been using Logos Bible Software since 1990. It is now light years better and with separate CATHOLIC software called Verbum. It works off the internet, on a desktop or laptop (Mac or PC), tablets or smartphones – both Android and Apple. It seamlessly syncs between all your platforms. Catholics should be the best at Bible Study […]

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Was Joseph the Father of Jesus? Video of Going to Work with Jesus and Joseph near Nazareth!

January 8, 2020

I thought I would share a few things on the great St. Joseph. The more I’ve studied him and walked in his land, the more I love this guy.  First, a discussion of whether it is correct to call St. Joseph the father of Jesus. Second, I recently ran from Nazareth to the worksite of […]

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Was Jesus Nice?

January 7, 2020

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has said to me. “That was not very Christ-like.” This response usually comes after being honest to the point of making someone upset.  The implication is that Jesus was a cuddly little nice guy who was always smiling, always accepting with kind words – in […]

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Comments & Farewells from Jerusalem!

January 7, 2020

Enjoy all the final comments and farewells from this amazing group of families on our Family Christmas Holy Land Pilgrimage. We do this same family pilgrimage over Christmas break every year. It has a profound impact on young people and they’re not likely to lose their faith later on in life after having been immersed […]

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Fun Day with Camels, Dead Sea Floating, Jericho, Feet in Jordan River….

January 6, 2020

Today was a free day—and our last day—and many people went off and did things on their bucket list. However, a lot of others joined us on the Optional Day where we had a lot of fun adventures. We started with Mass in the morning at the Notre Dame Center (homily here) with the blessing […]

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Did St. Ignatius of Antioch REALLY Believe in Transubstantiation in the 1st Century?

January 6, 2020

A friend and fellow pilgrim got in a row with a friend on Facebook and asked for my help. You might enjoy the question and the answer. My friend wrote: “I have a quick apologetic question.  A Protestant Facebook page was denying the Eucharist and I pasted St Ignatius’ quote about the Eucharist, “Let us […]

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Rainy Stations of the Cross, Mass in Church of Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall, 50 Santa’s and more

January 5, 2020

Rich day starting with Via Dolorosa and Mass near the Tomb (homily here). Back to Notre Dame to get warm and dry and eat breakfast. Then to Western Wall, great lunch at Rossini’s, free time explore, 50 International Santa’s, Holy Shroud Exhibit and dinner on the roof.

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I Was Stopped by Immigration at the Airport

January 5, 2020

In fact, I have been stopped by Immigration many times. That is what Immigration does. It makes sure you should come into our country. They stop me every time to check my Passport, ask what I did while away, who I met with and what I am bringing into the country. Three times US Immigration […]

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Mount of Olives and Mount Zion

January 4, 2020

Today was very intensive following the ministry of Jesus Christ. We started at Gethsemane for a very emotional Mass at the rock where He sweat drops of blood (homily here). We saw olive trees over 2000 years old that were there when Jesus was in his agony. We went to the top of the Mount […]

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Why Saint Thomas Aquinas Opposed Open Borders

January 4, 2020

Every nation has the right to distinguish, by country of origin, who can migrate to it and apply appropriate immigration policies, according to the great medieval scholar and saint Thomas Aquinas. by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. In a surprisingly contemporary passage of his Summa Theologica, Aquinas noted that the Jewish people of Old Testament times […]

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“O Little Town of Bethlehem” all day and dancing

January 3, 2020

Yes, there is a 30 foot high wall that surrounds Bethlehem and the Christians are secluded behind the wall along with the Muslims, even though the Christians have never caused a problem. So today we spent the day driving through that wall into Bethlehem to visit the place of Jesus’s birth but also to support […]

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Bob Dylan’s “Neighborhood Bully” song about Israel – I Like it!

January 3, 2020

Lyrics to “Neighborhood Bully” by Bob Dylan Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man His enemies say he’s on their land They got him outnumbered about a million to one He got no place to escape to, no place to run He’s the neighborhood bully. The neighborhood bully he just lives to survive He’s […]

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Boat Ride on Galilee, 1st Communion at Capernaum; Visitation and Jerusalem

January 2, 2020

After our boat ride on the Sea of Galilee we had a young lady with us named Nina who had her first communion at the church in Capernaum where Jesus said the words, “Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood.” What a great experience for young Nina and her family (<a href=”https://youtu.be/r5nPpz2tCMo” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>homily […]

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Mary, Mother of God’s Early & Later Life – The Real Mary

January 1, 2020

Questions I answered about Mary’s real life on Catholic Answers Live — it was a FUN show! To listen on-line, for podcasts and other listening options, click here.  (Photos: Top photo painted by James Tissot; bottom two pictures are actual photos of girls at the well in Nazareth over 100 years ago.) 1. Did Mary […]

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Mount Tabor, Cana & Nazareth; Dinner at Magdelena

December 31, 2019

Third day started early to beat the crowds to Mount Tabor. Taxi vans up the mountain for Mass at the site of the Transfiguration (homily here). Renewal of wedding vows at Cana and my talk on St. John chapter 2 (Watch talk here). Lunch in Nazareth before visiting Church of Annunciation and praying the First […]

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Wow, did everyone look better today after a good nights sleep in Galilee!

December 31, 2019

After arriving in Tel Aviv and spending the first night in Tiberias, the group sure looked more refreshed and ready to go this morning. We took off for Mass at the Mount of Beatitudes before heading north to the upper tip of Israel, driving along the border with Lebanon. We went to Caesarea Philippi, which […]

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