July 2006

Bush Walks on Water

by Steve Ray on July 31, 2006

wind.jpgThe Pope is visiting Washington, D.C., and President Bush takes him out for an afternoon cruising on the Presidential yacht. They're admiring the sights when, all of a sudden, the Pope's hat (zucchetto) blows off his head and out into the water.

Secret Service guys start to launch a boat, but President Bush waves them off, saying, "Wait, wait. I'll take care of this. Don't worry."

Bush then steps off the yacht, walks across the water to the Holy Father's little hat, bends over, picks it up, and then walks back to the yacht and climbs aboard. He hands the hat to the Pope amid stunned silence.

The next morning, the headlines in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Detroit Free Press, Atlanta Constitution, Washington Post, Boston Herald, Buffalo News, Houston Chronicle, Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal, Minneapolis Tribune, Denver Post, Albuquerque Journal, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle all proclaim:

"Bush Can't Swim!"

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Does God Exist? How to Argue Convincingly!

by Steve Ray on July 31, 2006

Does God Really Exist? How to Argue Convincingly!
by Steve's daughter Cindy (Ray) Brown

GodsFinger.bmpSince the dawn of time people have sought to answer the big questions: Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going?

Can any of these questions really be answered? A classic example of these questions is expressed in Gauguin’s painting entitled, “Whence, What, and Whither?”  No honest person can ignore these questions and still consider himself thoughtful.

 In the area of life and existence, and how life came into being, there are only three possible explanations of origins. 1. Everything sprang out of nothing.        2. Existence and life originated from an impersonal source. 3. Existence originated from a personal source.

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We had a Blast!

by Steve Ray on July 31, 2006

MosesVideo.jpgDear Steve and Janet:
 
I am so excited! I decide to "go out into the deep" as our beloved Pope John Paul II asked of us and try to form a study group based on your Footprints of God series. The fist session was tonight. Four of us had our bibles, the Catechism, your study guide, and took the
Moses DVD chapter by chapter.

We took turns looking up all the verses you referenced in the study guide. My goodness, we positively felt Protestant! The participants were blown away by the dvd. They can hardly wait to see David/Solomon next. 

We were together three hours. We had a blast!

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Homeschooling Stories Needed

July 30, 2006

Dear Mr. Ray, My name is Theresa Thomas and I am a Catholic home schooling mother of 9 children in Indiana. I am also a freelance writer and columnist for Today's Catholic, the newspaper of the Fort Wayne, South Bend, IN diocese. I am going to be working with the editors at Ascension Press on a [...]

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Steubenville

July 29, 2006

We are having a great time at Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio. I gave my talk on "Acts: the Birth of the Church" and it was well received, even by my wife Janet, my toughest critic :-) We were able to talk with Fr. Groeschel at dinner — we just LOVE that man — and [...]

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Leaving today for Steubenville

July 28, 2006

Later today, Janet and I hop on a plane for Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio. I will be speaking twice at the Defending the Faith conference this weekend. I still can't believe I get to speak here — remembering how impressed I was with this conference when we first discovered the Church. On Saturday afternoon [...]

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Research Fellow with Scott Hahn

July 27, 2006

  Steve has accepted the position of Research Fellow with Scott Hahn's St. Paul Center which promotes Catholic Scripture scholarship. I like what Scott and crew are doing and I'm proud to be associated with them. Click on the image to to right to see the whole webpage; click here to see St. Paul Center's [...]

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Searching the Word

July 26, 2006

Steve joined Chuck Neff on Relevant Radio's "Searching the Word" on Thursday at 1 PM EST. For more info, click on the sign to the right. Questions Steve answered on the show: What about salvation? Are we saved by faith or works? Click here to listen to Steve's talk on "Abraham and "Faith Alone" or click here to [...]

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Made MY Day!

July 26, 2006

 Jo Garcia-Cobb, author of Praying with Pope John Paul II writes: "Our five-year old daughter Anna Maria (and we of course) loves to watch your "Footprints of God." One day she said, "I love Steve Ray. He leads us to the true faith!"  Anna Maria also said she would like to meet you sometime." Well, I [...]

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Joachim & Anna

July 25, 2006

Wednesday morning, July 26 Sts. Joachim & Anna Sean Herriott at 7 AM EST on Morning Air Teresa Tomeo at 8:30 AM EST on Catholic Connections. Click here to listen to Steve and Sean — click here to listen to Steve and Teresa on line. Also, follow their links to listen to the archived shows later. [...]

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My Grandson Celebrates “Mass”

July 23, 2006

My son Jesse wrote on his blog: "Joshua has been taking a special interest in "playing" Mass lately. He has been paying close attention to what goes on while we are at church, and then he'll very reverently recreate what he remembers. Joshua had been playing at the banister for months calling it his alter, [...]

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Should this Baby be Aborted?

July 22, 2006

In the United States, there are many situations in which abortions are recommended, even encouraged by family, counselors, medical personnel and even religious advisors. Sometimes an abortion is recommended because of difficult circumstances and other times simply for convenience. Here are four cases for you to consider. Should these babies be aborted? You decide! For [...]

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Baby Harvesters

July 21, 2006

From Jimmy Akin's blog — visit it for sure! The Baby Harvesters Vs. The Baby Heroes (Jimmy Akin) The following is a list of U.S. Senators who voted in favor of harvesting babies currently frozen in order to get at their stem cells: Now here is a list of those senators who voted to defend [...]

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Mary Magdalen on Relevant Radio

July 19, 2006

I will join Sean Herriott early Wednesday morning to discuss Mary Magdalen – to commemorate her feast day on July 22. She is also very significant in light of the deceptive and destructive DaVinci Code. We just returned from visiting Galilee and the ancient site of Magdala on the shore of the sea. Click on the [...]

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Good News Source for Israel & the Middle East

July 19, 2006

For a good internet news source for Israel and the Middle East, you can try www.haaretz.com. Click on the image above. Israel seems determined to continue the campaign until they root Hezbollah out of Lebanon, which in the long run is good for Israel and Lebanon. The damage to Lebanon and the death of innocent people [...]

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Middle East and our Pilgrimages

July 18, 2006

The next pilgrimage Janet and I will lead is the Legatus group headquartered in Naples Florida. I will be having a conference call with the registered pilgrims on Thursday and Friday to update them on the status or our pilgrimage in light of the fighting in Lebanon and northern Israel. Gary Rosaasen and John Lemmer will [...]

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