July 2005

The Man Who Was Ratzinger

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2005


The Man Who Was Ratzinger

"He has the most appalling reputation around the world as someone who has squashed theology and persecuted theologians. He is the chief of the thought police, the master of the inquisition."

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How Do You Define Success?

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2005

 

 

There are many benchmarks people use to measure success. Here is my definition of success. These are my two oldest grandkids Josh (foreground) and Dominic (behind me). What can be better? God sure was smart when he invented the family!

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The Protestant and his Three Huts

by Steve Ray on July 29, 2005

The Protestant's Three Huts

A Protestant was stranded all alone on an island. He begins sending smoke signals, hoping that somebody will find him. Ten years pass, and a boat is sailing by. The captain notices the smoke signals, and decides to pull into the island. When he docks, he sees three huts. The Protestant then runs out and embraces the captain, and says, "Thank you for rescuing me!" The captain says, "No problem, where are the others?" The man says, "There is only me, I am all alone on this island." The captain, confused, asks, "If you are all alone, then why are there three huts?" The man says, "Well, the first hut is where I live, that's my home. The second hut is my church, where I worship." The captain asks, "And what is the third hut?" The man says, "Oh, that was the church I used to go to."

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Goliath and Little Time

July 26, 2005

Unfortunately I won't have as much time to work on the Blog in the next few weeks because I am sweating under the pressure of deadlines. I have to finish the David/Solomon video script before September 1. It is great fun and a challenge — but argh! The pressure is on! I am writing about David [...]

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The Real Mary Magdalene — not Dan Brown’s

July 25, 2005

Freebies for The Da Vinci Code enthusiasts July 22nd is annually celebrated by members of the Roman Catholic Church as the Feast Day of St Mary Magdalene.  She is a woman  who has been honoured by generations of Christians as a role model because of the exemplary way she followed Jesus Christ, the Son of [...]

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Ginsburg Standard

July 23, 2005

Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends! Ask Sen. Schumer To Apply The Same Standard To Supreme Court Nominee Roberts As Was Applied To Justice Ginsburg Dear Steve, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York has gone on record as saying he would question John Roberts, President Bush’s nominee to the Supreme Court, [...]

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New Age is Getting Pretty Old and Tired

July 22, 2005

New Age Traps In the past thirty years, a false and alien spirituality has swept the country. It has infiltrated Protestant churches, and in Catholic circles it is making its way into retreat centers, seminars, and parish programs. Read all about it…

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Kind Words – Much Appreciated!

July 22, 2005

When you write a book and engage in debate it is very demanding. That is why words like those below are so encouraging. These two compliments on my book Upon this Rock came today and made me very happy. NEW!  “I just wanted to let you know what I thought of [Upon this Rock].  I [...]

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Divine Appointments

July 19, 2005

Do you believe in Divine Appointments? I do. I have seen them happen too many times to doubt that God manipulates space and time to set up Divine Appointments for us to keep. My wife's family live up North in Michigan. Her parents live across the street from the Shrine of the Cross in the [...]

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Dumbest Dog in the World

July 19, 2005

Funny diversion for those with busy days. Gather the kids and dog-lovers around and watch the Dumbest Dog in the World!

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Stuck in Un-cyberworld

July 19, 2005

You get so used to fast internet connections! Wow, what a surprise! I just spent the last five days up in the woods of northern Michigan with my wife's family. I expected to have at least dial-up connections to keep my blog updated but — alas, we we back in the Dark Ages. I couldn't [...]

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Write to President Bush

July 13, 2005

  Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!   The President Is Waiting To Hear From You Dear Steve, The liberals are bombarding the President with demands that he appointa liberal to the Supreme Court.  If you haven't sent your encouraging emailletter to President Bush, please do so now. Click here for [...]

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Just Returned from “Called to Lead”

July 11, 2005

We just returned from the “Called to Lead” conference where I taught 4 classes and participated with two others. It was great to see Rosalind Moss, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Jeff Cavins, Mark Shea and a bunch of other friends again. It was also great to see 600 Catholic educators there to learn how to study [...]

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Excellent Program

July 11, 2005

For those interested in getting an overview of the whole Bible — I cannot recommend this product enough. The Great Adventure: A Journey Through the Bible Tools for a lifetime of enriching Bible study and devotional reading: The three main categories below will help guide your search through the Great Adventure line of products.  The Bible [...]

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How do YOU Read the Bible?

July 11, 2005

A Little Poem about Reading/Studingthe Bible in Context I supposed I knew my Bible, Reading piecemeal, hit or miss, Now a bit of John or Matthew, Now a snatch of Genesis, Certain chapters of Isaiah, Certain Psalms (the twenty-third), Twelfth of Romans, first of Proverbs — Yes, I thought I knew the Word! But I [...]

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Safe to Travel to Isael??

July 7, 2005

Since we travel to Israel 2-4 times a year — visiting, exploring, filming and taking pilgrims on tours — I often get asked:  “Is it safe to travel to Israel?” First I answer with a question: “Is it safe to travel to Oklahoma City, to Detroit (“Murder Capital of the Word“), to LA or to New [...]

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