May 2006

Try to Catch Me Now!

by Steve Ray on May 28, 2006

11 10-8-051.jpgI've joked around with my friends about all of our grandkids. With a smirk I say, "Try and catch me now!" (Then I pull pictures out of my wallet :-)

With these five grandkids on our lap, not many friends my age can even dream of catching up with me now. And, just this weekend, we received wonderful news! Our daughter Cindy is pregnant!! That makes grand-baby number SIX!

Cindy and Ben had hoped to get pregnant again later this summer — giving Cindy some time to work on her dissertation – but this is close enough and everyone is delighted.

Janet and I will need a few extra arms pretty soon! 

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Upcoming Pilgrimage FULL!

by Steve Ray on May 27, 2006

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Our June Pilgrimage is FULL!
Our luxury bus is Ready– we're set to go!

But, there are still seats available in March 2007.

E-mail Connie Goode at Corporate Travel or call her at at 800-727-1999 ext. 121 or 150, or 313-565-8888 ext 121 or 150.  Watch our Pilgrimage website.

Rome Pilgrimage Oct 2007; Catholic Scripture Study Pilgrimage coming November 2007! Sign up quick – they will fill up fast.

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What Am I?

by Steve Ray on May 27, 2006

I was a child of the flame
and often did I kill and maim,
Against God's chosen people fought,
destruction to my owner brought.
I spent some years among the priests
and there no doubt was used the least.
I joined a fugitive to flee,
A man some people called crazy.
Thus God I finally did slave for,
though use for me he has no more.
I was a giant in my time
but surely things will be just fine
if I should surface never more
as moth and rust such things rule o'er.

What am I?

Write to me if you need help.

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Upcoming Vote

May 25, 2006

Consider these facts provided by Catholic Answers: • Catholics make up 26% of the electorate. • A higher proportion of Catholics than Protestants turn out to vote. • Catholics are more likely_ to vote for “liberal” candidates: In 1992, 44% voted for Bill Clinton, while only 34% of Protestants did so. In 1996, 53% of Catholics voted [...]

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Simply the Finest Short Refutation of the DaVinci Code

May 25, 2006

Since it is still in the news a bit — though many who have seen it say it is boring and confusing — I offer this link to the finest short explanation and refutation of the DaVinci Code. I think it was written by Jimmy Akin of Catholic Answers and is available on their website. [...]

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Steve on Relevant Radio at 2 PM today

May 23, 2006

Steve will join host Sheila Liaugminas as she asks “The Right Questions.” For more info or to listen to the archived show, click here.

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Republicans and Democrats

May 21, 2006

Now I know there are some Democrats who visit this site and I don’t want to offend, but this story is pretty funny. I think we could change “democrat” to liberal and “republican” to conservative. I don’t necessarily consider myself “Republican,” though I have always voted Republican since they are the lesser of two evils [...]

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Founder of Legionaries Disciplined by Pope Benedict

May 20, 2006

Steve’s Note: This is really too bad — another priest who has given the Church a black eye – but the Pope has a job to do and I am sure glad he has the fortitude and integrity to do it. Bravo Pope Benedict! However, Janet and I have many wonderful friends who are Legionaire priests and seminarians [...]

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New Conversions

May 20, 2006

  Read the informative Re-Conversion stories of Russ & Deb who started out Catholic, wandered around to other "churches" and found their way back to the Catholic Church. New story! Click here. For many more Conversion Stories, or to add your own, click here.

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DaVinci Code Resources

May 19, 2006

These are resources collected by Teresa Tomeo. Hope they help those looking for infor and solid resources to understand and refute the stupid book and stupider movie. Great Resources for Debunking the Da Vinci Code!www.ignatiusinsight.com Very informative web site with great articles and blogs on the Da Vinci Code. www.catholic.com/library/cracking_da_vinci_code.asp Catholic Answers’ excellent review www.Jesusdecoded.com. [...]

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Condoms and AIDS

May 18, 2006

Read my friend Tom Nash’s excellent article on Condoms and AIDS. Tom is the Director of Special Projects for Catholics United for the Faith. You can read his article by clicking here.

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“Da Vinci” Film Not Great Art, Says Signis

May 18, 2006

CANNES, France, MAY 17, 2006 (Zenit.org).- After seeing the première of “The Da Vinci Code,” Signis, the world organization of Catholic communicators, concluded that “the Church has little to be concerned about” with the film. “Many Christians from different backgrounds and sensibilities were anxious about the release of the film of ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ [...]

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Evangelical Activist Becomes Catholic

May 18, 2006

Randall Terry entered the Catholic Church in a quiet ceremony on Holy Thursday and has chosen to tell the story of his faith journey in the National Catholic Register. The outspoken Evangelical Christian pro-life activist was first confronted with the appeal of the Catholic faith when he was jailed with a priest as a result [...]

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Sound of Lions; Smell of Burning Flesh

May 17, 2006

  I am told a book will burst into flame when it reaches a temperature of 451° Fahrenheit. I am not sure how hot it must be for a human body to burst into flame. In the time of the early Church they didn’t measure heat with Fahrenheit or Celsius but they knew how hot [...]

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How Benedict is Changing Rome

May 17, 2006

Everywhere we walked around St. Peters we saw Bavarians proudly parading around. I’m not kidding. Some were dressed in red, others blue, green, or a host of other colors.         Janet and I joked around – watch out for drunken Bavarians. But actually, they were all well-behaved, lots of fun, and proud of our new [...]

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Apparition Chasers

May 15, 2006

Written Saturday,  May 15, 2006   Apparition Chasers I have never been one for chasing apparitions, though people send me information and arguments why I should go here and go there to hear the latest locutions and revelations.  But yesterday Janet and I went to visit our first apparition site since becoming Catholics. It was [...]

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