August 2004

Voting for a Protestant, not a “Catholic”

by Steve Ray on August 31, 2004

I was shocked at myself today. While talking to my wife, I stopped in unbelief as I said, “We are going to vote for a Protestant against the Catholic! I am going to vote for George W. Bush, not the “Catholic” John Kerry!”

“But,” I thought, “of course. George W. Bush, the good Protestant, is acting more like a Catholic than John Kerry who says he is Catholic (in private anyway) yet denies and flaunts the basics of the Catholic faith.”

Kerry claims to be Catholic, yet supports abortion, flouts the Church’s rules on the Eucharist, and by his very choices and actions denies the Faith. On the other hand, Bush is a Protestant who adamantly supports the unborn and he is not afraid to announce his Christian faith to the world — and to act upon it.

So, as for me and my family we will vote for the good Protestant and pray for the bad Catholic. And may the Lord graciously give us, and the world, another four years with a president who practices the Christian faith in his public life and who loves freedom, who loves God and the unborn, and who is willing to act upon his faith and defend freedom in the world.

And even though I am not one to usually jump on bandwagons, with all that is at stake, I have to say, “Viva George W. Bush!”

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Poor Parenting: Nothing to Quack About

by Steve Ray on August 30, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

My mother-in-law Mary Sklenar sent me this and it is also on Skinny Jimmy Akin’s blog (www.jimmyakin.org). I thought it was pretty humorous.

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Human Mind is Amazing

by Steve Ray on August 28, 2004

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid is aamznig. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and you awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!

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Voter’s Guide in USA Today — News Release

August 28, 2004

Next Tuesday, August 31, Catholic Answers will place a full-page ad in key USA TODAY markets containing the entire text of the Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics. This is the first step in a major push to widely distribute the guide be the November election. Catholic Answers is planning more national placements of the guide [...]

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Therese is Coming! But Needs our Help!

August 27, 2004

  Visit the Official site by clicking HERE.

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Constitution Give-away

August 26, 2004

From my son Jesse:   They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don’t we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it’s worked well for over 200 years and heck, we don’t seem to be using it anymore.

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Bravo to my Friend Karl Keating

August 26, 2004

Karl Keating and Catholic Answers have published a Voters’ Guide which I have promoted on this website. The United States Council of Catholic Bishops and their attorneys have rejected it and promoted their own “soggy milk toast” edition which fails to reach the level of integrity bishops should be known for. I applaud Karl and [...]

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Slammed by a Hurricane: Steve Wood’s Story & Plea

August 24, 2004

Dear Friend, The eye of Hurricane Charley passed directly over the Family Life Center, my home, and the homes of our staff members. The damage is severe. The needs are great. The crisis is unparalleled. The national weather service gave us no warning whatsoever. Our local weatherman gave us only a few minutes of warning [...]

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Joseph Pearce’s Star Magazine’s Article

August 24, 2004

The March/April issue of StAR (Saint Austin’s Review) centered on the issue of “Faith in Film“ and featured an article about the Passion by Mel Gibson. It also featured a wonderful article on the Footprints of God with pictures written by Ave Maria College’s professor Dr. Al Benthall. Dr. Benthall is a delightful writer and [...]

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Cross in the Woods

August 23, 2004

This weekend we attended the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass outside with puffy white clouds blowing overhead and with my grandson playing quietly in the grass at my feet. The crucifix behind the altar (which you see here) is the largest cross and crucifix in the world. I love the picture with the rays of light spreading [...]

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Roy Schoeman & Mark Shea Comment on the Footprints of God

August 18, 2004

“I cannot imagine a more valuable resource for families than Steve Ray’s series of videos, The Footprints of God.  The rich on-location visuals, the active pace of the narrative, the background of exotic adventure, and the frequent touches of humor make them engrossing even for children, yet their exploration of theology, history and Scripture – [...]

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Analyzing History, our Country, and its Voters

August 17, 2004

At about the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in the year 1787, Alexander Tyler (a Scottish history professor atThe  University of Edinborough) had this to say about “The Fall of TheAthenian Republic” some 2,000 years prior: “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as apermanent form of government. A [...]

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From Sorrow to Joy: Karla’s Conversion Story

August 5, 2004

(For Many More Conversion Stories, visit our “Stories Link“ on the Menu Bar) In 1996 we lost our son, Aaron when he was three months old. It was a sudden and unexpected death which broke our hearts in a way I can’t fully describe. At the same time my mother, who had brain cancer, was [...]

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Homosexuality in Animals and in Human Genes?

August 5, 2004

Recently I had a heated discussion about homosexuality with some good liberal friends. They contend that since homosexuality is seen among animals and since God “made people homosexual” that it is natural, normal and must be accepted. The discussion was heated though friendly. I thought I would respond and I share the response with you. [...]

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Steve on EWTN Sunday, Tuesday and Friday

August 2, 2004

Scott Hahn, Fr. Scanlon, and Dr. Regis Martin interview Steve Ray on EWTN’s Steubenville Presents during the week of 8-1-04. For more info, click here.

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