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June 2007
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June 27, 2007

At Mount Calvary

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 7:07 pm

Celebrating Holy Mass at the 11th station:

The Eleventh Station on Mount Calvary

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June 24, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 2:18 am

Married couples renewing their wedding vows at the church in Cana.
Cana church

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June 22, 2007

Back in Steubenville

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 10:24 am

I’m still recovering from jetlag. The pilgrimage was wonderful. I’ll post pictures soon.

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June 16, 2007

Still in Jerusalem

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 6:59 pm

Today, I celebrated the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass just yards away from the actual spot of the Crucifixion.  There is a Greek Orthodox altar at the spot, and then two Latin Rite altars to the right (from the perspective of one looking at the altars).  I celebrated at the altar which marks the 11th station, where Jesus is nailed to the cross.  A smaller and closer altar is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.  Needless to say, this has been the most memorable part of the pilgrimage.

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June 14, 2007

In Jerusalem

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 5:47 pm

Today I was able to celebrate Mass at the site of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor.  It really makes one feel a part of history.  Every Mass is an important part of history (and it brings the most important part of history to those present), but the place makes it feel more historic.

I just arrived in Jerusalem this afternoon, so I haven’t seen much of the city yet.

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June 13, 2007

Blogging from Nazareth

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 5:57 pm

I’ve got a few minutes of Internet time to say Hi from Nazareth.  Tomorrow… Jerusalem!

Being in the Holy Land really does bring the Scriptures alive.  I didn’t realize just how much it could!  Experience of the places mentioned changes one’s perspective.

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June 9, 2007

Anglican Communion is Stretching Thin

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fr. John Larson @ 3:09 pm

I’ve been reading Midwest Conservative Journal for years now, but I’ve never blogged about it. Mr. Johnson has decided that September 30, 2007, is a crucial date–at least for him. I’m not familiar with the details, but there is definitely something “about to give” in the Anglican Communion.

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June 7, 2007

John Paul II Audio Files

Filed under: Audio and Video — Fr. John Larson @ 5:20 pm

From his 1979 trip to Ireland — from the LP “John Paul II in Ireland”

The following phrase occurs in the seminarian talk, but it is not clear: “In you Christ is eternally youthful.”

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June 5, 2007

Fr. John Gets Technical

Filed under: Audio and Video — Fr. John Larson @ 3:07 am

I hope this helps somebody out there.

The Video IPod is cool, but expensive. It’s possible to get el-cheapo “MP4” players that do sorta the same thing. They tend to have rather small screens, but you can watch videos on them, and full-length movies at that. You can find the players for under $50, and sometimes even under $30!

I have one, but there’s a catch…

Like most of them, mine plays only a special video format (.mtv in my case, but most use .amv). A conversion program is provided, but it only converts from Directshow Filters (i.e. whatever can play in Windows Media Player).

MP4 video (ironically) is not normally supported by Windows Media Player.

I have temporarily solved this problem, for the most part, by downloading the 3ivx filter, but it stops working in 30 days unless you buy a license.

Still, some .mp4 files don’t work with it, such as “That Catholic Show”.

I can still get “That Catholic Show” onto my “MP4” gizmo by using the free YouTube Downloader program. I find the show on YouTube, copy the web address, and save the output as an .mpeg file (for some reason, the .avi format has problems). Then I convert to .mtv from the .mpeg file.
This way, I can watch Catholic video podcasts on the go… and without a video IPod!

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