Category Archives: Priests

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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Bishop Madden, priests from Baltimore visit Bethlehem University in West Bank

By Christopher Gunty editor@CatholicReview.org BETHLEHEM, West Bank – The newest building at Bethlehem University, completed in the year 2000 and appropriately called the Millennium Building, was struck by shells fired by the Israelis. Other parts of the campus were hit … 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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Evening prayer in Jaffa

Our final evening prayer was in the Church of St. Peter in Old Jaffa, where tradition says Peter healed Dorcas. Finishing with prayer was a fitting way to end this marvelous pilgrimage through the land of Christ and his disciples. … Continue reading

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Healthy families, holy families

By Christopher Gunty editor@CatholicReview.org Today’s travels centered around the Holy Family, and places where they might have lived. Many of these locations fall into the “traditional” or “legendary” designation, which means that there either is not much evidence to support … Continue reading

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