Category Archives: Bible

Locusts and wild honey, or chocolate-covered grasshoppers?

Locusts and wild honey doesn’t sound like a very appetizing diet. I suppose some people have eaten chocolate-covered grasshoppers, but I haven’t been brave enough to try that. And I know there are cultures that regularly dine on certain insects … Continue reading

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Father Steve’s reflection: Living side by side

The Western Wall had a great impact on several priests on our pilgrimage, as you’ll see in this reflection from Father Steve Hook. – CG This entire pilgrimage was awe-inspiring, yet overwhelming. It is going to take me years to … Continue reading

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Father Ty’s reflection: An indelible impression on mind, heart and soul

The priests in the group continue to share some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s a different perspective from Father Ty Hullinger. – CG “For me, one special pilgrimage encounter was our visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust (Shoah) … Continue reading

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Father Peter’s reflection: ‘Saints and sinners rub shoulders in these streets’

I asked the priests in the group to share their some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Third Order Regular of St. Francis Father Peter Lyons. – CG In the narrow, crowded streets of the Old City … Continue reading

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Father Augustine’s reflection: Peace beyond words

The priests in the group continue to share some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Missionary of St. Paul Father Augustine Inwang. – CG As far as I am concerned, the pilgrimage that we made to the … Continue reading

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Father Paschal’s reflection: Called to spread the Word

I asked the priests in the group to share their some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Benedictine Father Paschal Morlino. – CG It has taken me a couple of days to gather my thoughts and reflect … Continue reading

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Father Martin’s reflection: “The God of Surprises met me”

I asked the priests in the group to share their some of their reflections on the pilgrimage. Here’s one from Father Martin Burnham. – CG As I look back at our Holy Land Pilgrimage, I am struck by some of … Continue reading

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Band of brothers

By Christopher Gunty editor@CatholicReview.org As a former seminarian and a “professional Catholic” who has worked for the church for nearly 30 years, I’ve gotten to know a lot of priests – and bishops – personally. This past week is not … Continue reading

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Shall we gather at the river?

By Christopher Gunty The Catholic Review Saturday, on the road from Jerusalem and Jericho in Israel to Petra, in Jordan, our intrepid pilgrims stopped by the Jordan River and the place where John the Baptist is believed to have baptized … Continue reading

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Easter’s joy; Good Friday’s Passion all in one day

By Christopher Gunty The Catholic Review If you’re following the blog, you already know the group of pilgrim priest from Baltimore spent part of Friday in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, with a visit to the Western Wall. The day … Continue reading

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