Author Archives: Fr Stephen Smuts

About Fr Stephen Smuts

TAC Priest in South Africa.

Roman Roads and Milestones

Via Ferrell’s Travel Blog: A new website devoted to Roman Roads and Milestones in Judaea/Palaestina has recently come to our attention. This site is co-sponsored by the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee Department of Holy Land Studies and … Continue reading

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Russian Orthodox Church Statement on Church of England Decision to Allow Women to Serve as Bishops

The Orthodox Church News: The Russian Orthodox Church has been alarmed and disappointed to learn about the decision of the Church of England to admit women to the episcopate, since the centuries-old relationships between our two Churches had shown possibilities … Continue reading

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EIGHTY Children Die on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

What kind of barbarians shoot down a civilian airline?! Surely this is an act of war. The world is a sick and fallen place. The Daily Mail: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 shot down over territory held by Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. … Continue reading

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Dedication of the Holy Sepulchre: First and Foremost a Place of Worship

From the Custos earlier this week: Every fifteenth of July the Diocese of Jerusalem commemorates the day that the Crusaders’ Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated as a religious building. In the same way as the Church joins together … Continue reading

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Mandela Day

It’s the 1st Mandela Day since his death. Celebrating Mandela Day without Madiba. It is the fifth year since the United Nations declared July 18, Madiba’s birthday, an international day aimed at “bringing people together to fight poverty and promote … Continue reading

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Malaysian Passenger Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine

With 295 souls on board. Sky News: A passenger plane which crashed as it flew over eastern Ukraine with 295 people on board was reportedly shot down. The Malaysia Airlines plane, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was … Continue reading

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Priest Furious After Porn Films Shot In Local Parish Church

In the Austrian Times: A furious Austrian Catholic priest has complained to police after discovering a local woman had apparently been using his church as a studio to make porn films. The priest had been given an anonymous tip-off to tell him … Continue reading

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Temple Mount Flyover

While flying over the Old City of Jerusalem is not allowed, permission for this video was granted and done by a remote control helicopter. It is slow, but really nice.  

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Crucifix Vandalised Again in Mumbai, Christians Protest

Christian Today. A crucifix in Mumbai that was vandalised in December 2013 was once again attacked and desecrated on Monday, 14th July 2014 early morning and arrested a lone Catholic man instead of the real culprits, prompting Christian bodies to organize … Continue reading

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An Inspirational Video About a Korean War Chaplain

There is a website dedicated to the Cause of Sainthood for Fr Emil J. Kapaun here.  

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