March 2006

Opposing Homosexuality in San Francisco

by Steve Ray on March 30, 2006

Dear Friend of Ignatius Press,
Sometimes a story is so important we want to draw your attention to it right away. That is the case with this story we posted on IgnatiusInsight.com today. San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer is a man who faces one of the most difficult challenges of any episcopacy–this story tells you why.
Here's the story:
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30, 2006 _ A firestorm of defiance over Church teaching on homosexuality has been ignited following the appointment of George Niederauer as archbishop of San Francisco and a Vatican directive telling San Francisco Catholic Charities to halt gay adoption. Two Catholic institutions are in open dissent on homosexuality: Catholic Charities, which continues to assert its right to place children with homosexual parents, and the Jesuit University of San Francisco, which has a decades-long history of nurturing homosexual ideology and expressions. Meanwhile, at least two pastors in San Francisco-area parishes not dominated by homosexuals gave sermons last week supporting adoption by homosexuals.
And as always, go to IgnatiusInsight.com for lively and thoughtful commentary.
Please keep the archbishop of San Francisco and all our bishops and priests in your prayers as our Church navigates these contentious times–but always with Our Lord's help and guidance.
Mark Brumley
President of Ignatius Press

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Moses and the Sacraments

by Steve Ray on March 30, 2006

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Today’s show Sacraments as Prefigured in the Old Testament

1)  Free Study Guide on Moses and the Sacraments in the Old Testament.

2)  Our DVD Moses: Signs, Sacraments & Salvation. Discover the Sacraments in the Old Testament on location in the Egypt, Sinai and Israel.

3)  Real Audio talk on Moses and the Sacraments.

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Another Great Movie

by Steve Ray on March 29, 2006

CinderellaMan.jpgThe Cindrella Man is built around the true story of the boxer Jim Braddock, but don't let the boxing theme throw you. This is not a Rocky-type movie but a thrilling story of a man with great integrity fighting (no pun intended) to protect his family and build an honest life for his children.

The boxing scenes are graphic and well done, Russell Crowe is superb, and the story is very moving. It is thoroughly Catholic, not only because his wife frequently goes to the local parish church to pray, but because it promotes honesty, family, integrity, fair play, and high morals.

The Cinderella Man is a great movie and can be watched by a family with older children. It will provide a lot to discuss and a good example of the Christian life.

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Are We Running Out of Bishops?

March 28, 2006

My good friend Karl Keating quotes another good friend Ed Peters about the shortage of good bishops. You can read Karl's article here, and you can read Canon Lawyer Ed Peter's blog here. While at Ed's site, read his other excellent articles. He will keep you up on the latest legal matters in the Church — [...]

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Upgrading Website & Blog

March 28, 2006

Sorry for the inconvenience today but we are upgrading the software for my website and blog. We are doing well and should be done soon. We are also adding a new store where you can buy the best Bible & Catholic software at discount prices. Stay tuned!

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Catholic Exchange Posts an Invite from Steve Ray

March 26, 2006

Steve invites everyone to join the Catholic Exchange and Catholic Scripture Study events this year. They are well worthwhile and will ground you in the truth of the Catholic faith. Click here.

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Nice Things Said

March 25, 2006

Maureen Wittmann sure blogged some nice things about us. Made me blush. You can read it here.

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My Grandson Chase Female Boeing Employees

March 25, 2006

Joshua Ray the “Lady Killer” scares these poor girls and chases them around the lobby of the Opryland Hotel. Click here for the video proof. Here is my son Jesse's pretty cool blog.

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College of Cardinals at a Glance

March 25, 2006

Now 193 Cardinals; 120 Electors VATICAN CITY, MARCH 24, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The College of Cardinals now has a total of 193 members, after the latest consistory. Of the total, 120 are would-be electors, those under 80 years old, who could participate in a conclave to elect a new pope. Europe now has 100 cardinals (including [...]

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Good Book for Dads

March 24, 2006

A good book for dad's written by my friend Steve Wood. The most important job a man has is fathering his children, but raising godly children in today’s world isn’t an easy task. Don’t tackle the most important job of your life unprepared. Legacy will equip you with the basic tools you need to fulfill [...]

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Go to the Movies on May 19!

March 23, 2006

The DaVinci Code will be released in theatres on May 19 and I encourage everyone to go to the movies that day — BUT do not go to see DaVinci — go to see another movie. We should all go to a good family flick coming out that weekend entitled Over the Hedge. Take your family [...]

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A Good Riddle

March 23, 2006

What is greater than God, More evil than the devil, The poor have it, The rich need it, And if you eat it, you'll die?

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My Talk On-line

March 22, 2006

Are Protestants Really Saved by Faith Alone?Are Catholics Born Again? You can listen to my talk by clicking here. It is a big file and may take a few seconds to load. I was told a 13-year old girl insisted this be put on the internet so all her friends could listen to it! Hope you [...]

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Conference in Westphalia MI

March 22, 2006

To read the story of how this conference got started — by Baptists confronting and intimidating the local Catholics, click here. The conference in Westphalia Michigan went beautifully and the gymnasium was PACKED. They had planned for 400-500 people but over 800 showed up! People were standing in the hallways trying to hear the speakers. [...]

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Catching up again

March 21, 2006

  After two days in Florida at the Ave Maria Foundation Board meeting and two days fleshing out the script for our next documentary (Apostolic Fathers) with an august group of guys, then the 11 hour conference near Lansing Michigan, and then having 4 seminarians spend the day and night along with visits from our [...]

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Communication is Important

March 16, 2006

Kinda funny video clip.

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