December 2006

The Catholic Guy

by Steve Ray on December 27, 2006

Welcome to Listeners of Leno Rulli on SIRIUS Satellite Radio
 Enjoy!

lino.jpgFor info on my Holy Land Pilgrimage, visit www.SteveGoes.com
For our Footprints DVD series, click here.
For our books, click here.\

Ain't Lino a good lookin' Catholic Guy?

Merry Christ-Mass and Happy Hol-i-day (from Holy-day)


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Why Gail Started A Bible Study?

by Steve Ray on December 24, 2006

GailBuckley.jpgIf you want to know why and how Gail Buckley started a small Bible Study that has turned into a world wide organization of over 10,000 Catholics studying the Bible together, click here. It is great story.

And while you're at it, why not jump in and join them, the water is fine!

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THISROCK1-07 sm.jpgFor Readers of THIS ROCK Magazine

Soon to be discussed on:
Relevant Radio's Searching the Word (Jan. 24) & Morning Air (Jan. 17)

Ave Maria Radio's Catholic Connections (announced soon)

EWTN's Catholic Answers Live (Jan. 17)

My new article Should Catholics go to Non-Denominational Bible Studies? appears in the January 2207 issue of THIS ROCK Magazine. In the article I recommend another article I wrote entitled  How To Start A Parish Bible Study which you can read by clicking on the title. In addition, here are a load of other Bible Study resources–click here and here.

For the best Catholic Scripture Study program, visit CatholicScriptureStudy. This is an easy do-it-yourself Parish Bible Study program. The studies are written by myself, Scott Hahn and Mark Shea.

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Live on Ave Maria Radio & Relevant Radio

December 22, 2006

Today Steve will join Teresa Tomeo's Catholic Connections on Ave Maria Radio from 9-10 AM Eastern time to discuss Bethlehem. Having been there 30–40 times, Steve will give insights into the history and present time of Bethlehem. Then from 1-2 PM Eastern time Steve will join Chuck Neff on Searching the Word on Relevant Radio [...]

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Americans’ Perception of Bethlehem

December 21, 2006

To Americans, Bethlehem is unfamiliar Dec. 20, 2006 (www.CWNews.com) – Americans are unfamiliar with the town where Jesus was born, according to a survey commissioned by the group Open Bethlehem. Only 15% of the Americans surveyed realized that Bethlehem is a Palestinian town on the West Bank, with a mixed Muslim-Christian population. Open Bethlehem commissioned [...]

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Merry Christmas from Bethlehem!

December 20, 2006

Rainbow Over Bethlehem I took this picture of the rainbow over Bethlehem while filming the sheep scene for our David DVD. This rainbow hung over the countryside for several hours. It is one of those once-in-a-lifetime shots. Click on the image for bigger picture. The left end of the rainbow is over the Church of [...]

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Was Jesus Born Like Other Babies?

December 19, 2006

 I was the guest today on Searching the Word on Relevant Radio (Tuesday, December 19, 2006). I was asked about the Virgin Birth of Jesus. Did he have a miraculous birth—specifically, did he pass from the womb of Mary miraculously—that is, by avoiding the birth canal and leaving the hymen intact, or was he was born normally [...]

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Holy Ground and Christmas

December 17, 2006

Holy Ground, Holy Places and Christmas This is a picture of the exact place where Jesus was born — in a cave in Bethlehem. Today it is under the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. (Click on picture for another enlarged image.) What makes this few square feet of earth special — holy? Why is [...]

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Join us on the Catholic Answers Cruise

December 16, 2006

Janet and I will be guides and speakers on the Catholic Answers Rome and Mediterranean Cruise. Prices go up after January 1 so if you plan to go it would be wish to sign up soon. Visit www.CatholicAnswersCruise.com or click on the picture.

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Interview with Fr. Benedict

December 16, 2006

He is every bit as delightful, funny and wise in person as he is on TV or in front of an audience. He has no big ego and is wonderfully humble and easy to talk with. Don't tell him I said so because he does not appreciate too many compliments. But I did tell him [...]

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Limbo in Limbo

December 15, 2006

There has been discussion within the Church on Limbo. For the latest, click here.

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What Does the Word “Catholic” Mean?

December 15, 2006

What does the word "Catholic" mean? "As a Protestant, I went to an Evangelical church that changed an important and historical word in the  Apostles Creed. Instead of the “holy, catholic Church,” we were the “holy, Christian church.” At the time, I thought nothing of it. There was certainly no evil intent, just a loathing [...]

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I Was Wearing a Pallium

December 14, 2006

The filming at the Nashville Parthenon went incredibly well. Greek gods, pagan religions, massive pillars and St. Justin Martyr. I have never dressed unusually before in our DVDs — up until today!  But I like to surprise the audience and do interesting things, so today I wore a pallium, just like St. Justin Martyr the philosopher did [...]

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Parthenon in Nashville

December 13, 2006

We're on the plane to Nashville to film a few segments for our next documentary APOSTOLIC FATHERS. Nashville has an amazing replica of Athen's Parthenon complete with a 42 foot statue of Athena. To see it click http://www.nashville.gov/parthenon/ Then we head up to New York to videotape an interview with Fr. Benedict Groeschel. More later!

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Can Excommunicated Bishop Consecrate other Bishops?

December 12, 2006

Kevin was the first caller tonight when I was on Catholic Answers Live doing the Open Forum Q & A. He asked a good question. Could the excommunicated Archbishop Milingo actually consecrate other priests as bishops? Milingo attempted to cosecrate four men as bishops. First, I will provide the passages from the Catholic Code of [...]

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Last Minute: Catholic Answers Live Tonight

December 12, 2006

The scheduled guest for Catholic Answers had to drop out at the last minute, so I am filling in tonight at 6 PM Eastern time. It will be an Open Line Q & A – so please fill up the phone bank with easy questions – OK?  :-) Actually I look forward to joining Jerry Usher on [...]

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