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Jerusalem Diary – 29 – May 19-24

2022-05-24T09:21:33-04:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

I see that almost a week has flown by without a diary entry. That's because I have been on vacation in the chain of Greek islands called the Dodecanese. These fifteen or so islands are steeped in history dating back to the Classical age and further. How can you not like an island in the sun [...]

What is the “Visible” Church?

2022-05-18T01:38:06-04:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

When optimistic Catholic ecumenists talk about "Visible Unity" between, let's say Anglicans and Catholics or Lutherans and Catholics what do they mean? They must imagine that it is possible for the Anglican Church or the Lutheran Church to come into a new relationship with the Catholic Church in which they are visibly, really integrated into the [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 28- May 16-18

2022-05-18T00:09:02-04:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

On Monday I made my way to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv for a flight to Rhodes and a ferry connection to the Greek island of Symi. The flight was delayed by forty five minutes which meant I missed the ferry to Symi. Annoyed at the delay and the fact that I would probably have [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 27 – Sunday May 15

2022-05-15T01:51:34-04:00May 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

I realize I have been away from this Jerusalem Diary for over a week, so here's a catch up. Last Sunday, May 8 I went across the street to worship with the Syriac Catholics. The Syriac Catholic Church is one of the Eastern Rite churches in communion with the Holy See. As usual, the history of [...]

The Sexual Revolution and the Enslavement of Women

2022-05-10T11:17:26-04:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

I was the guest on a podcast today and we got talking about the end result of the sexual revolution and it occurred to me as I was thinking it through that the sexual revolution will ultimately cave in on itself and end up at exactly the opposite place intended. In fact, on further reflection, I [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 26 – May 6

2022-05-06T14:13:39-04:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

One of the advantages of an extended stay in Jerusalem is a chance to dig more deeply into the city's rich history and traditions. Today I worked in the Ecole Biblique library in the morning, but decided to look for some books I couldn't find here at the Franciscan Study Center in the Old City. The [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 25 – May 4-5

2022-05-05T11:29:35-04:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

After two exhausting days--Monday to Bethlehem and the West Bank and Tuesday's day trip to Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea, Elias and I took a day to unwind and recoup. I had some laundry to do and some errands to run. Elias had to take care of details for his departure today (Thursday). He [...]

Is Anglo-Catholic Communion “The Same” as Catholic?

2022-05-06T03:46:22-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

If you should attend an Anglo-Catholic Eucharist you would find that it appears (and maybe feels) the same as a Catholic Eucharist. I should point out that Anglo-Catholics are Anglican Christians who like to do things in a Catholic way. Indeed, they are often "more Catholic than the Catholics" in their commitment to fine liturgy, beautiful [...]

Jerusalem Diary – 24 – May 2-3

2022-05-03T14:03:53-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Elias was planning to leave on Thursday so we got a couple of day trips in today and Monday. On Monday we went back to Bethlehem and the West Bank. My friend Loai met us at the monastery and accompanied us on a shuttle bus through the border wall the Israelis have built that separates Israeli [...]


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