January 2007

My Friend Slapped A Deacon . . .

by Steve Ray on January 30, 2007

. . . and it seems the deacon was asking for it. Mark traveled with us to the Holy Land and I know him to be very gentle man with a great desire for holiness and obedience to Our Lord. You can read Mark's story here. Enjoy the rest of his blog too.

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Safety Update for Israel

by Steve Ray on January 29, 2007

On 1/29/07 a suicide bomber blew himself up in Eilat. This was the first such bomb in over 9 months. Eilat is at the very southern tip of Israel at least 4 hours drive from Jerusalem. It is no where near where we travel as pilgrims. 

The news also has much about Hamas and Fatah and their fighting. Regarding safety, this is of no concern for our pilgrims. This infighting is all contained in Gaza which is a small area far to the south–no where near where we will visit.

Israel has been wonderfully quiet for over 6 months. There are about 100,000 tourists in Israel and all are safe and having a great time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at sray@me.com.

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Cruise the Mediterranean

by Steve Ray on January 29, 2007

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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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Two Priests Killed in Car Accident

January 28, 2007

Dear Friends and Fellow Catholics: Please pray for the repose of the souls of Abbot Patrick Shelton and Father David Bram, pastor and parochial vicar, respectively, of the parish of St. James the Greater in Hamlet, NC. They were killed in a car wreck on Tuesday. They have participated in Penance services throughout this area, [...]

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Catholic Video News; Daily 4 Minute Summary

January 26, 2007

A 4-minute news summary produced by the Canadian Salt + Light Catholic television network is now available on the Internet. The network launched the newscast "Zoom" on its Web page Wednesday. Salt + Light billed it as the first daily Catholic Webcast. Father Thomas Rosica, founder and executive director of the Toronto-based Salt + Light [...]

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“Footprints of God” in Iraq

January 23, 2007

What a pleasure it was to read this e-mail from a soldier in Iraq. His nick name is Catholic Defender. He serves the soldiers, does Bible Studies, serves communion when there is no priest, and helps the medics. He is a great guy and look what he is using to teach the troops on the war [...]

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San Francisco Walk for Life 2007

January 23, 2007

It is one thing to Walk for Life in rural Texas, but quite another in San Francisco! Here is the story of the 20,000 who proudly Marched for Life through the streets of a modern Sodom and Gomorrah. Read the story here and see the pictures here.

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Family Trends

January 23, 2007

Family TrendsPressures on Married Life Continue to Grow, by Father John Flynn ROME, JAN. 22, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Recent data reveals that marriage and family life are under pressure in various countries. In the United States 51% of women reported in 2005 that they live without a spouse, according to the New York Times on Jan. [...]

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Adam Working on the Message Board

January 22, 2007

Here is Adam working on our Message Board.

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If you live in snow country . . .

January 19, 2007

. . . you will appreciate this and get a chuckle. If you don't live in the snow states, you don't know what you are missing. Click Snowstorm. On my way to St. Paul Minnesota to give a series of talks this weekend. It will probably be colder there than it is here in Michigan. [...]

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Our New Granddaugher Has Arrived!

January 19, 2007

Here is Gianna Kathryn Brown held by her big brother, 4-year old Dominic. Giana is our second granddaughter and our sixth grandchild. Our daughter Cindy did a great job and both are very happy and healthy. She was 8 lbs. 1 oz. They just came home this afternoon. For more pictures and the story, visit [...]

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Bad Penguin!

January 18, 2007

Be not like the penguin; But love one another!

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Should Catholics Attend Protestant Bible Studies? NO!

January 16, 2007

For Readers of THIS ROCK MagazineSteve's Article "Should Catholics Attend 'Ecumenical' Bible Studies" This topic will be discussed on: Relevant Radio's Morning Air (Jan. 17) EWTN's Catholic Answers Live (Jan. 17)Listen now on Real Audio Relevant Radio's Searching the Word (Jan. 24, 1 PM EST) Ave Maria Radio's Catholic Connections (Jan. 30) Morning Air on Relevant Radio, Part [...]

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Steve’s Audio CD Sets Up to 50% Off!

January 13, 2007

HUGE AUDIO CD SALE !! — SOLD OUT! We are revamping our covers and duplication procedures to reduce our costs. So, to clear our current stock we are selling our CD sets for up to 45% off. This price will only last until the sets are gone. Click here to see all Steve's talks on [...]

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USCCB’s Best Movies of 2006

January 13, 2007

For the United States Council of Catholic Bishops' Top Ten Movies of 2006, click here. For their lists for previous lists and reviews, click here. For Steve Ray's all-time favorite movies, click here.

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Encounter Christ in Rome, Pope Urges Pilgrims

January 13, 2007

Encounter Christ in Rome, Pope Urges Pilgrims VATICAN CITY, JAN. 12, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI expressed his hope that the millions of pilgrims who visit Rome this year will have a living encounter with Christ. In comments he made today in his annual address to the General Inspectorate for Public Security at the Vatican, the [...]

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