June 2005

Computers for Bible Study

by Steve Ray on June 29, 2005

Computer Software: Bible Study & Catholic Reference

If you are interested in Computer Software for Bible Study and Catholic Studies, you will enjoy my revised list of Software Recommendations. I provide information and links to what I think is the best software available. Let me know if you are aware of any programs I may have overlooked..

In two weeks I will be teaching five classes at the Called to Lead Bible Study Conference in Minnesota. One of my classes will be Using Computer Tools to Study the Bible. Consider joining us.

AND, if you live near SE Michigan, I am hosting an evening to “Get Acquainted with Logos Bible Study Software” at my home the evening of  July 11th. Contact me at sray@me.com if you are interested in joining us. We can only accommodate about 20 people.

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Four New Talks from Steve Ray on CD

by Steve Ray on June 28, 2005

New Talks by Steve Ray (Store is now set up to sell them!)

Four new talks by Steve Ray are available on audio CD. All were very well received. You can see more about them here and purchase them here through our on-line store. 
The Prophetic Moral Voice of the Pope delivered at Franciscan University's Defending the Faith 2004 Conference.

Understanding the Eucharist for Parents given at a class for parents of CCD students at Christ the King Church in Ann Arbor, MI.

The Pain of the Crucifixion given at the Dominos Farms breakfast club. Tom Monaghan said it was one of the best talks he had ever heard.

Raising Rebels: Bringing up our Kids in a Pagan World. This was a one hour interview given on Steve Wood's Faith and Family Radio Show.

To see other talks given by Steve, click here.  To purchase these talks or others, click here  

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Is this A Joke or for Real? I’m not sure

by Steve Ray on June 27, 2005

The Society of St. Pius X considers Vatican II invalid and therefore everything flowing from it and all pope's following it are also invalid. They are referred to as SSPXers. They consider the Novo Ordo Mass celebrated today as invalid. The last valid Mass was the Latin Mass promulgated at Trent in the 16th century.

This website and group purport to claim that the Tridentine Mass (from Trent) is invalid since it is a radical departure from the Mass of the Apostles and the first centuries which was celebrate in Greek. It is very interesting. If it is a spoof it is quite clever — a means to poke fun at the SSPXers and all those in rebellion against the Catholic Church and her pope today. But then again, they might be very serious in which case they too have fallen off the horse on the other side.

What do you think?
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The Society of St. Pius I 
   
 “To be any more Trad, you’d have to be Jewish”

Welcome to the fledgling website of the Society of St. Pius I (SSPI). Unlike other so-called “traditionalist” Roman Catholic groups, we adhere to the ORIGINAL Roman Catholic Mass of A.D. 40-200, and described by St. Justin Martyr and the Apostolic Constitutions, and used by Pope St. Pius I of happy memory.

Don’t be fooled by PHONY “Vulgate” neotraditionalists, who claim to protect tradition, and yet still defend the RADICAL and totally UNCATHOLIC reforms of the 4th century A.D.

So-called “trads” pretend to be against the modernism of the last hundred years, but where were they when the original Rite of Rome, the Greek rite USED BY ST. PETER AND THE APOSTLES was being totally gutted and revised by unknown scholars and translated into the vernacular language of Latin?

Unlike other wimpy neotraditionalist groups who attach themselves to various other Piuses, we at the SSPI make absolutely ZERO compromises with modernism. We reject not just one, but BOTH “Novus Ordos”—the Novus Ordo of 1970 promulgated by Paul VI, and the Latin Vulgate Mass of 400 A.D. promulgated by Innocent I and Pope Gregory I, which we call the “Vulgar Mass.”

Thanks to the miracle of the internet, we can now spread the TRUTH about the REAL Roman liturgical tradition which is being kept alive only by a brave remnant of faithful Catholics: myself and whoever else wants to join.

–Klaudios Philadelphou, Archon and Caesaropapist of the SSPI

For the whole story, visit their website at http://www.ancillapress.com/SSPI/SSPIindex.html.

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Catholic and Bible Study Software

June 27, 2005

If you are interested in Computer Software for Bible Study and Catholic Studies, you may be interested in my newly revised and updated list of Software Recommendations. I provide information and links to what I think is the best software available. Let me know if you are aware of any programs I may have overlooked. In two weeks [...]

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Blessed Salt & Sacramentals

June 27, 2005

BLESSED SALT Rev. John H. Hampsch, C.M.F. There is a renewed interest today in the ancient sacramental of blessed salt, especially by charismatics, in healing and deliverance situations. To understand its proper use and its efficacy, it is helpful to review the Scriptural symbolism and its history, since Vatican II urges us to participate "intelligently [...]

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Power of the Moral People

June 23, 2005

Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends! Your E-mails Made the Difference. Senator Durbin Apologizes. Your e-mails made the difference! Sen. Dick Durbin has apologized for his remarks comparing American troops to Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot.  Durbin’s apology came after approximately 140,000 AFA On-Line supporters sent e-mails directly into his office [...]

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Take a Few Minutes to Laugh

June 22, 2005

Tim Staples sent this over and we enjoyed it. Take a few minutes to relax, lighten up, and laugh. And if you have any kids around, be sure to call them in to enjoy this. Click here for “The Talking Bird.”

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Visiting the House of Sin

June 22, 2005

Cardinal Sin, "People Power" force in Philippines, dead at 77   Manila, Jun. 21 (CWNews.com) – Cardinal Jaime Sin, the retired Archbishop of Manila who was a principal figure in the "People Power" movement that forced President Ferdinand Marcos out of power in 1986, has died at the age of 77. Cardinal Sin, whose severe [...]

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Educating Catholic Kids

June 21, 2005

Searching for a School That Is Truly Catholic Orthodox Catholic families are making great sacrifices in order to educate their children in faithful independent Catholic schools such as California's Kolbe Academy. Read all about it… in this New Oxford Review article.

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What Kind of Bishops Do We Have?

June 21, 2005

Today Bishops are Appointed; Is It Time to Elect Bishops Again? Thanks to television, particularly EWTN, we ordinary laity in the pews can look in on the bishops at their annual proceedings. Their names are becoming familiar and it's not an impressive collection of shepherds. An article blowing off a little steam about what this [...]

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Anti-Catholicism and Dishonesty

June 20, 2005

From the excellent blog of Jimmy Akin. Reading dishonest and disingenous things like what is written below by Phillip Johnson, helps explain some of the reason why so many are against the Catholic Church. They have been lied to by their leaders and people they trust. Thanks to Jimmy Akin for exposing the dishonesty. Red words are the [...]

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Excellent RCIA Material

June 19, 2005

Unfortunately, materials used for Initiation classes into the Church — RCIA classes — have been watered down and insulting to anyone with intelligence. I know many people who have converted and fallen in love with the Church only to be discouraged and insulted in the RCIA classes due to the insipid, milksop materials. Well, that [...]

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Birds and Animals seen from our Porch

June 19, 2005

    I used to be a Boy Scout and I was raised on a small farm. Watching birds and animals have always been a favorite past-time and hobby of mine. For those few who might be interested, this is a list of birds and animals we have seen from our porch. Click here.

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Quotations on Mary, Ark of the Covenant

June 18, 2005

I just compiled over 7 pages of quotations from the Fathers of the Church about  Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant Here is a sample from the great St. Athanasius (c. 296-373) who defended the Trinity and Divinity of Christ: “O noble Virgin, truly you are greater than any other greatness. For who is [...]

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Terri Schiavo’s Autopsy

June 18, 2005

Schiavo autopsy reactions   St. Petersburg, Florida, Jun. 17 (CWNews.com) – After a Florida medical examiner on Wednesday released the results of the autopsy performed on Terri Schiavo– the disabled woman who died on March 31 after a court-ordered removal of food and water– those who fought for her life dismissed the findings as ultimately [...]

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Free Stuff for Catholics

June 18, 2005

Some of these items may be helpful. I provide the link for people who might be interested. Free Stuff for Catholics

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