October 2005

Rent to Own

by Steve Ray on October 31, 2005

The Father knocks on my door, seeking a home for his Son.
“Rent is cheap,” I say.

“I don't want to rent, I want to buy,” says God.
“I'm not sure I want to sell, but please come in to look around.“
“I think I will,” says God.
“I might let you have a room or two,” I say.
“I like it,” says God. “I'll take the two rooms. You might decide to give me more some day. I can wait,” says God.
“I'd like to give you more, but it a bit difficult. I need some space for me,” I say.
“I know,” says God, “but I'll wait; I like what I see.”
“Hmm, Maybe I can let you have another room. I really don't need that much.“
“Thanks,” says God. “I'll take it. I like what I see.“
“I'd like to give you the whole house, but I'm not sure.“
“Think on it,” says God; “I would not put you out. Your house would be mine and my son would live in it. You'd have more space than you've ever had before.“
“But, I don't understand at all,” I say.
“I know,” says God, “but I can't tell you about that. You have to discover it for yourself. That can only happen if you let me have the whole house.“
“That’s a bit risky,” I say.
“Yes,” says God, “but try me.“
“I'm not sure. I'll let you know.“
“I can wait,” says God. “I like what I see.”

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Regular Confession — necessary?

by Steve Ray on October 29, 2005


Regular confession — is it necessary?

Another of the first communicants, Livia, asked the Pope why she should go to confession before going to Communion when she always commits the same sins. Pope Benedict XVI laughed when he heard the question.

"It's true, in general our sins are always the same, but we clean our house, our room, at least every week, although the dirt is always the same," he said.

Confession is necessary "only in the case of grave sin," he explained. "But it is very useful to go to confession regularly to cultivate cleanliness and beauty of soul, and to mature little by little in life."

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Narnia — Looks Good!

by Steve Ray on October 28, 2005

In theatres starting December 9.       Group tickets at 866-333-0045.
Free resources: www.NarniaResources.com

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Peter: the Rock, the Keys & the Chair

October 28, 2005

One of Steve's most popular talks — Peter: the Rock, the Keys & the Chair – is now available. Steve takes you to Israel over 2,000 years ago to understand the setting and foundation for the papacy and the kingdom of God. This is a great tool to understand and defend the papacy and the Catholic faith. Now on [...]

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Proud of Jesse!

October 24, 2005

My son Jesse worked real hard this year to prepare to run a marathon. It was not easy with working at our family business, having a new baby (number 3) and all his other obligations. But he stuck with it. He had a few knee problems which limited him, this year, to a 1/2 marathon [...]

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My Pet Lion

October 22, 2005

Well, maybe that is an exaggeration, but I have “rented” this lion for a day for our filming of “David & Solomon” and for our following DVD “The Fathers of the Church.” Imagine David, as young shepherd boy, grabbing a lion like this by the beard and slaying him. And imagine Ignatius of Antioch being [...]

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Good time to take God out?

October 22, 2005

PERILOUS TIMES With hurricanes, earthquakes, fires out of control, mud slides,tornadoes, flooding and severe thunderstorms tearing up the country fromone end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terroristattacks, the quote of the month is by Jay Leno:."Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge [...]

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Walgreens Supports Gay Lifestyle

October 21, 2005

Walgreens Gives $100,000 in Support of Gay Games Let Walgreens know that their $100,000 donation to the 2006 Gay Games is an indication of their commitment to homosexuality and the activities it encompasses. Dear John, Walgreens has given $100,000 to help sponsor the Gay Games in Chicago next year. Oddly enough, Walgreens says they agreed [...]

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Ted Kennedy on Abortion–then and now

October 19, 2005

TED KENNEDY ON ABORTION: 34 YEARS AGO TODAY Long-time Catholic League member Tom Dennelly wrote to Senator Edward Kennedy in 1971 expressing his views on abortion (this was a year-and-a-half before Roe v. Wade).  In a letter dated August 3, 1971, Senator Kennedy replied; excerpts appear below.  To read the full text, click here: “While [...]

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Saw a Great Bumper Sticker Today . . .

October 19, 2005

. . . and wished that I had come up with the idea myself! It read:     “I love my German Shepherd!”

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Great Jehovahs’ Witnesses Web site

October 19, 2005

Do you want a GREAT resource to deal with Jehovahs' Witnesses? Here is a wonderfully helpful site by JW's who have converted to the Catholic Church. Go to http://www.CatholicXJW.com or click here.

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Why Celebrate these Guys?

October 16, 2005

Monday: why is St. Ignatius of Antioch important enough for a Feast Day? Tuesday: celebrating the Life and Writings of St. Luke (his Gospel and Acts)

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Marilyn Loved it!

October 13, 2005

“Steve and Janet had a vision to make the stories of the Bible come alive for themselves by visiting the Holy Land. Now, they share that vision with all who wish to join them going back through time to find the roots of the Catholic faith. Despite words of caution from friends about visiting Israel, [...]

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What Should we Give Up for Ecumenism?

October 12, 2005

From Karl Keatings Weekly E-Letter “I appreciate plain speaking, no matter where it comes from. Thus it was good to see We Are Church forthrightly state its position on the Eucharist. In brief, the dissident group is against the sacrament. “According to a report from Catholic World News, We Are Church leaders said that "the [...]

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Group Pictures of Pilgrimage

October 9, 2005

I just finished posting over 100 pictures I took during our pilgrimage. Here are two wonderful shots we have of the whole group together. The first is a picture taken at the Jordan River where we all renewed our Baptismal Vows. It is wonderful to again renounce Satan and affirm our belief in the Trinity and [...]

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Incorrupt Priest

October 8, 2005

PRIEST FOUND INCORRUPT 54 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATHBy Father Jordi RiveroSeptember 28, 2005 54 years after his death, the body of a priest is found perfectly preserved. The discovery took place when Juan Carlos Baeza had his uncle priest, Francisco Baeza, salesian,  exhumed from the cemetery of Alta Gracia, Cordoba prov., Argentina, to take him [...]

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