Monthly Archives: December 2014

For Mind Blowing, Franciscan Thoughts, on the Incarnation by Bl. John Duns Scotus UPDATED

What follows is a republished version of a post I ran on Christmas day in the Year of Our Lord, 2012. I’ll even leave the comments  that were published from thoughtful readers at that time. Enjoy! Merry Christmas, everyone! On … Continue reading

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For Evelyn Waugh’s Prayer of a Convert

Psst…I finished reading Evelyn Waugh’s novel Helena . I think it is fantastic and I enjoyed it immensely. Reading it makes we want to head with my family to the Holy Land on pilgrimage, bankrupting us in the process (oops, … Continue reading

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Peter Frampton Asks A Question: “Do You Feel Like I Do About Internet Angermongers?”

  From his Facebook page, Such a drag that there’s so much hate posted everywhere on the Internet. It’s the same as road rage where you are safe behind the wheel inside your bubble. Heaven forbid the upcoming light turns … Continue reading

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I Don’t Always Agree With George Clooney, But When I Do…UPDATED

It’s when he says we shouldn’t be bowing down to sovereign terrorists from North Korea.   Here’s your Quote of the Week,

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The Right Way To Interrogate Enemy Prisoners Of War, Courtesy Of A Marine Who Was A Missionary UPDATED

This is the last time I’ll be posting about this subject. Yesterday I shared a few thoughts about the torture report released recently, and today I’ll simply point to a few resources that bolster the argument that resorting to torture … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Torture Occasioned By Mass At The Garden Of Gethsemane UPDATED

My wife and I have arrived home safe and sound from our pilgrimage trip to the Holy Land. While we were away these past two weeks, I haven’t read a newspaper or watched a television. Internet access was spotty, and … Continue reading

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What I Saw In Bethlehem Yesterday (A Photo Essay)

I’ll be honest with you and tell you that yesterday was a very emotional day. And when I say that, I mean emotional in a good way. There were tears, surely. But they were tears of awe, wonder, and joy. … Continue reading

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Warning: Don’t Travel To The Holy Land, For Thou Shalt Surely Die

Before getting into the meat of this short dispatch that I am typing from Jerusalem, I ask you to say a short prayer to God for the souls of  all those who have died for their faith, or due to … Continue reading

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A Minor Miracle In Nazareth (Or, How To Wear Shorts In The Holy Places And Live To Tell About It)

You know what is the matter with me when the weather is beautiful and it feels like sunny, Southern California? I want to wear shorts and sandals, and enjoy the warmth, that’s what. But can you do that while on … Continue reading

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Dispatches From A Holy Land Pilgrimage…

Let us go to the place where His feet have stood (Psalm 132:7). That short verse (from Eusebius’s Greek translation of the psalm) sums up the entire reason for coming to the Holy Land.

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