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January 16, 2008

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deusdonat

Bon Voyage! I've never been to Alaska but my friends who have tell me it is spectacular, no matter what time of year.

Dan Hunter

Jimmy,
Will there a priest on board the Alaskan excursion who can offer the Extraordinary Rite Mass daily?
If so I'd love to go!
God bless you.

John Kennedy

"fjords, which I've always felt give a lovely baroque feel to a continent," Did you look for Slartibartfast's signature? It's supposed to be in Norway.

quasimodo

If you watch Jimmy carefully in Alaska, you may catch him practicing Tlingit. Oh the Humanity!

R.I.P.  JA.O

If you watch Jimmy carefully...


Who is Jimmy?

deusdonat

Wow. the Trolls and Harpies are out in force. I guess it's a sign that their own blogs aren't doing so well, eh? Neither is their candidate...

Vesa

Wow. the Trolls and Harpies are out in force. I guess it's a sign that their own blogs aren't doing so well, eh? Neither is their candidate...

Curious -- why do you always speak like this -- even in the other thread?

Is there some sort of vastly Protestant affiliation you are a member of that actually advocates your heretical beliefs to the extent that you often project these in your comments to others?

J.R. Stoodley

I wish I could go so much, but unfortunately I have (almost literally) no money.

arthur

Oh this is too funny! I'm already booked on the same cruise except a week later!

Hugh Dyment

Hello,
I'm a long time reader and Catholic convert living in rural Alaska. That's great news about the cruise through Alaska. I imagine you'll be stopping in Juneau. If so, I strongly suggest you visit the Shrine of St. Therese. It's on a small island off-shore (accessible via a causeway) has a beautiful stone chapel and a spectacular Stations of the Cross. Visitors are always pleased and come away feeling they've been immersed in God and his beautiful natural wonders. It's really not to be missed.

Hugh

Hugh Dyment

Hello,
I'm a long time reader and Catholic convert living in rural Alaska. That's great news about the cruise through Alaska. I imagine you'll be stopping in Juneau. If so, I strongly suggest you visit the Shrine of St. Therese. It's on a small island off-shore (accessible via a causeway) has a beautiful stone chapel and a spectacular Stations of the Cross. Visitors are always pleased and come away feeling they've been immersed in God and his beautiful natural wonders. It's really not to be missed. Here's a link <http://www.shrineofsainttherese.org/>

Hugh

Fr Bill P

I took this type of cruise several years back on Norwegian w/ Patrick Madrid, Jonette Benkovic, and Carl Olson. It has been one of best vacations I took. Hugh is right abou the pilgrimage to St. Therese, it was beautiful and well worth the side trip.

LarryD

I don't see Jimmy's foot in that picture

Elijah

More time for prayer and reflection during a vacation?! The Pope should take my kids on his next trip. ;P

Barbara

I took this trip with FUS and Fr. Benedict Groeschel (5 months before his accident). During the tour of Juneau, the guide kept calling it a city. I'm thinking, "Nyack is bigger than this place!" New York is a city. Boston is a city. Juneau is a small town.

David B.


Who is Jimmy?

This joke was old the first time around. :-I

David B.

Just speaking th' truth...


:-/

Hugh Dyment

Here's the web address to Juneau's Shrine of St. Therese - http://www.shrineofsainttherese.org/

Ray

"...and the proceeds benefit the apostolic work of Catholic Answers." -- Jimmy Akin

And I imagine some of those proceeds will also benefit Jimmy Akin's personal checking account as well.

bill912

English translation of Ray's comment: "Waaaahhhh!"

Vesa

And I imagine some of those proceeds will also benefit Jimmy Akin's personal checking account as well.

Are you insinuating something insidious or are you simply being silly?

English translation of Ray's comment: "Waaaahhhh!"

Is that really English?

LarryD

German translation of Bill12's English translation: "Vaaaahhhh!!!"

deusdonat

Hebrew translation of Larry's German translation of Bill12's English translation: "Oyyyyyyy!!!"

KJV translation of my Hebrew translation of Larry's German translation of Bill12's English translation: "unicorn."

Kay Cee

Why why why why why are these cruises always at a time of year I can't go? That's the week my kids have their high school final exams, and one is graduating this year.

Just one week later would have been okay.

Why is there never anything like this in the middle of summer when parents who have kids in a traditional school can go?

Randolph Carter

We also cruised past fjords

And were no doubt pinin' for them!

deusdonat

Ooooooh! A M.P. reference. Gotta appreciate the intelligentsia around here : P

J.R. Stoodley

Ha. Norwegian blue.

By the way, I was just thinking, isn't June a bit early for Alaska? At least here in Upstate NY it can be a bit chilly in June still (less than the full summer heat anyway). Is it late June at least?

J.R. Stoodley

Went to the site and it's June 8-15. Pack a sweater.

By the way, I gotta wonder what that third picture from the right on the very top of the page is...

Sean S.

WE ARE ON THE CRUISE

labrialumn

Sounds like a long ways from Nineveh. . .

Gavin MacLeod

It's not just a cruise... it's the love boat.

David B.

And I imagine some of those proceeds will also benefit Jimmy Akin's personal checking account as well.

Well, duh. Jimmy needs money for clothes, food, and shelter. Just like you.

bill912

David B: The guy is just a jerk who pops in here every once in a while and makes similar-type comments under various handles. He's got a bug about Jimmy, Karl Keating, and Catholic Answers. He proves his smallness, jealously, and other faults every time he posts. He tries to be a hemmoroid, but fails even at that.

Vesa

I don't know why you folks get so uptight about people earning a basic wage for the evangelization work they do.

Evangelists who gouge their congregation practically millions of dollars for their evangelization work and live in the lap of luxury because of it should be the more pressing concern.

Matthew 6:21 reads: "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

Indeed, the hearts of these folks seem far from the Lord of Heaven and closer to the lord of this world.

In comparison, Jimmy and his Catholic Answers counterparts earn peanuts.

I doubt that the Catholic Answers folks live a comparable lifestyle as these evangelists (particularly protestant evangelists, as the ones you see on television) with their chauffeured limos and extravagant villas scattered across all of Europe.

Maybe Karl Keating...and even perhaps David B...bill912?

JoAnna

I'd love to go on a CA cruise someday... unfortunately, some day is a long ways off, as we are poor at the moment. Maybe for our 15 or 20-year anniversary (that are, respectively, nine and twelve years away) we'll treat ourselves. :)

"And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God."

Luke 6:20

Margaret

I'm with you, JoAnna. For us it's somewhat money, and mostly about kiddies. DH & I keep saying "someday" we'll take an Alaskan cruise. We celebrated our fifteenth anniversary last spring. I think, though, unless God has other plans, that there will still be babies underfoot for our twentieth anniversary. So... maybe our thirtieth??? :-)

David B.

" He's got a bug about Jimmy, Karl Keating, and Catholic Answers. He proves his smallness, jealously, and other faults every time he posts. He tries to be a hemmoroid, but fails even at that. "


Mmm.

David B.

I doubt that the Catholic Answers folks live a comparable lifestyle as these evangelists (particularly protestant evangelists, as the ones you see on television) with their chauffeured limos and extravagant villas scattered across all of Europe.

Maybe Karl Keating...and even perhaps David B...bill912?

I'm not so sure about Bill912. I can imagine him in the Hamptons... ;-)

Though I can't complain, I am definitely not wealthy. Not by ze long shot.

David B.

"Maybe for our 15 or 20-year anniversary (that are, respectively, nine and twelve years away) "

Interesting math, JoAnna ;-)

Someone said: "And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God."

Then you must not own a computer, bub. I don't know how you're posting here, because, while the library has free internet access, one must have I.D. to get a card. An I.D. which costs money (gasp! sob! you TOO!?).

I assume you beg for food and clothing, and would condemn any pastor of yours for drawing a salary, correct?

bill912

The Hamptons? Liberal-la-la Land? Me? I'd sooner meet a bullet with my name on it!

David B.

I have a vivid imagination.

J.R. Stoodley

My grandmother lives in Southampton (my great grandparents baught a worthless piece of land there in the 20s and guess what happened). She is very liberal but most of her friends out there are conservative. Just saying it's not a good idea to steriotype areas like that, or at least keep in mind the diversity that will be in any area.

bill912

I'm not stereotyping; I'm writing from personal knowledge.

JoAnna
Interesting math, JoAnna ;-)

... and that's why my degree is in English and not mathematics. :D

Nine and fourteen years apart.

SDG

Vesa/RIP: Just because we all know who you are regardless of your sig doesn't mean you shouldn't honor the rules. One handle per thread please.

Michael

The website/blog the Lion and the Cardinal by Daniel Mitsui had the very colorful I believe graves, coffins and Orthodox Churches by the indigeneous peoples in Alaska.

ميشال عون

Come visit your brother Catholics in Lebanon sometimes and see the suffering because of Israel.

Karl

We all suffer, not because of Israel but because of sin. We all sin.

Jesus died for my sins and your sins and He rose from the grave to return to the Father so that all of God's children, whom He loves, dearly, and especially his Chosen People, the Jews, could spend eternity in Heaven if they but follow Him, who is the Truth, by seeking just that...the Truth, which leads to Him, ultimately.

deusdonat

KARL, you say so that all of God's children, whom He loves, dearly, and especially his Chosen People, the Jews, since the Jews are part of God's children (i.e. everyone who has ever lived, is living or will live on this earth), isn't that statement a bit redundant?

Incidentally, Archibishop Macram Gassis of Sudan often talked about the concept of co-redeemers: people who suffer in the name of Christ to the benefit of the salvation of the rest of us. Meaning, that their suffering could possibly turn those of us who become aware of it to live the gospels out of gratitude, pity or humility. I think that is what ميشال عون may have been referring to.

Karl

Redundant, I did not think about, I just recalled that Jesus came to/through the Jews, His own people, first, and the prophets, Jews not Gentiles, where those who taught that the Messiah was coming, at least as far as I understand.

I really can't even guess about the motive of the post. Paul, mentioned the same in the Bible, where, I do not recall, and are we not called to do the same when we offer our sufferings to God?

I hope you are right about this.

Thanks.

Deusdonat

SDG Vesa/RIP: Just because we all know who you are regardless of your sig doesn't mean you shouldn't honor the rules.

So VESA is RIP? That certainly makes a lot of sense. Internet trolls and harpies love getting attention; be it positive or negative, which is essentially the only consistency in their posts.

The sad part is most of them are still clueless about the concept of a static IP...

ميشال عون

There is much we can all learn from each other.
My people were Catholic before most others but it does not give me a since of superiority.
I realize many of you have animosity to Islam, and it is not completely irrational--but when I grew up there was no difference in my friends whether Ali or Pierre--I learned French and Arabic--my family was devout but we co-existed peacebly.

J.R. Stoodley

bill,

You can still steriotype from personal knowledge. Yes the Hamptons are generally liberal, but there is a strong conservative presence as well.

Vesa

SDG: Huh?

Deusdonat: As much as I abhor trolls and harpies (and am frequently annoyed by them here and elsewhere -- especially when it comes to serious discussions), they're made of much better stuff than a heretic assuming the guise of a Catholic.

hint: Why don't you simply go off and attend your "service" and leave actual Catholics and potential converts alone. Thank-you.

David B.

SDG,

Why does your handle link to your review of "The Ten Commandments? Is there some connection between RIP's post and the artistic merit(?) of said film?


P.S. Who knew my joke about the Hamptons would lead to a discussion of its political sense (or lack thereof)?

David B.

its political sense (or lack thereof)?


FYI....Joking again.

Vesa

P.S. Who knew my joke about the Hamptons would lead to a discussion of its political sense (or lack thereof)?


Not to go OT, but bill912 and J.R. Stoodley actually come from affluent families?

Whoa!

David B.

Trying...

David B.

...to...

David B.

...beat...

David B.

...bad...

David B.

...posts...

David B.

...to...

David B.

...a...

David B.

...Far-away...

David B.

...gnome-filled...

David B.

...land created by...

David B.

...Richard Dawkins...

David B.

There!

bill912

Whew!

deusdonat

David and Bill, as long as it's harpy season, you may have to continue your thwartin' skills on a regular basis. Maybe we can entice you two to form a blogging militia.

Your motto can be: "post first- ask questions later".

David

Getting back on track, did you ever make a post about the cruise? I'd be curious to learn more of this great idea.

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