April 2006

Holding Hands at Mass

April 11, 2006

My wife Janet and I always cringe at a new parish when it comes time for the Our Father. We quickly bow our heads and close our eyes; I clutch my hands close to my chest (and she does the same) and we start to pray — hoping some aggressive hand-holder doesn't reach over and insist [...]

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Moses & Peter: Hitting the Rock

April 10, 2006

Mike Aquilina (author of books on the Fathers — here and here) asked me if I had any info on a connection between Moses and Peter related to striking the rock from which water gushed forth (Ex 17:6). I have had fun looking into it and even have a thread about it on my Message [...]

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Gospel of Judas

April 9, 2006

Does this new discovery threaten the Catholic Faith? What are we to make of the Gospel of Judas which is now being released and talked about? Does it threaten the faith and truth of Christianity? Of course not! It's nothing new. There are hundreds of Gnostic writings from that time period, known and rejected by the Church [...]

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Catholic Greeting Cards

April 8, 2006

Send a friend a Catholic Greeting Card — free service!

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Priestly Vocations Discussed Monday on “The Today Show”

April 8, 2006

Vocations to the Priesthood on The Today Show on Monday. Please Get the Word Out! For a review, click here. For information on the series and for youth and vocations material, click here.

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Kettle of Eagles

April 7, 2006

Our family just pooled all our money and resources to buy 52 acres of fields and forests land way out in the country. My kids and Janet and I closed on the deal last week. We have 2,000 feet of beautiful river meandering through the land and most of the acres are deciduous forest. In [...]

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My Cardinal Friend in Manila

April 7, 2006

Philippines Has Special Role, Says Benedict XVI For Task of Evangelization in the East [Edited a bit for length by Steve Ray] MANILA, Philippines, APRIL 6, 2006 (Zenit.org).- In the context of the March 24 consistory, Benedict XVI stressed the role of the Philippines in the evangelization of the East. This was a "personal message" [...]

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Would you have Invested with these Guys?

April 5, 2006

If this group told you their new idea — would you have invested with them? This rag-tag group is Microsoft Corporation in 1978. Bottom left: Bill Gates, now the richest man in the world. Bottom right: Paul Allen with a net worth of about $20 billion and owner of the Seattle Seahawks. Things are not always as they [...]

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Pentecostal to Catholic

April 5, 2006

How a Couple from a Black Pentecostal Church in England Finally Found the Catholic Church I was 'born-again' into a (black) Pentecostal/Charismatic church (1987) in Aldershot Hampshire UK.  My wife (Marion) was in the same church from birth, also having a 'born-again' experience at the age of 13.  I quickly became active in the church [...]

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Strange Alignment of Numbers

April 4, 2006

ANNOUNCEMENT On Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be  01:02:03 04/05/06. That won't ever happen again. You may now return to whatever you were doing.

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David & Solomon shipping on Friday!

April 3, 2006

New! David & Solomon: Expanding the Kingdom Episode #6 is finally available! Join Steve Ray on location to follow the lives of David & Solomon. Better understand Jesus & the Church — and sling a stone and kill a giant!   More Info 

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Real Audio: Crucifixion & Resurrection Prefigured in the Old Testament

April 3, 2006

Steve's latest "appearance" on Catholic Answers Live. (Can appearance be used speaking of a radio show? :-) Click here to listen to Patrick Madrid interview Steve Ray on the Old Testament and how it provides pictures and symbols to prepare us for the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Good listening to prepare [...]

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Welcome to Everyone from Texas

April 3, 2006

Welcome to Everyone from Corpus Christi Texas Janet and I had a great time at the Fullness of Truth Conference. What a GREAT bunch of folks! Hope you enjoy the website. Make sure to check out all the free stuff under Resources on my green menu bar above. Also, all of our books and DVDs [...]

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Westphalia Talks Now On-Line!

April 3, 2006

Our very successful Westphaila conference is now on-line. You can listen to the talks over your computer speakers. You can listen toSteve Ray — Born Again? Faith Alone?Roy Schoeman — Jewish Conversion StoryMark Shea — Evangelical Conversion StoryGary Michuta — Gospel according to McCarthyRod Bennett — Early Church Confirms CatholicismMathias Thelen — local seminarianFr. Reyna [...]

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Home from Corpus Christi

April 3, 2006

It is great to give a talk about the Eucharist in Corpus Christi Texas which is the name of the Blessed Sacrament. Janet and I had a great time and met so many converts and a bunch of Baptists thinking about the Church. It was a great conference with over 4,000 enthusiastic Catholics and a [...]

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