Tuesday, January 23, 2007

“Footprints of God” in Iraq

by Steve Ray on 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 front!

Steve, I know that you are a busy guy! Just a note to tell you that I am using the DVD's for our bible study and RCIA here in Irag. People are responding to them very positively!!! Your work is a ready-made study that would help me considerably. Maybe after this is over, we can team up to work on another series concerning faith and the military!

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San Francisco Walk for Life 2007

by Steve Ray on 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

by Steve Ray on January 23, 2007

Family Trends
Pressures 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. 16. The figure is up from 49% five years earlier.

The percentage of women living with a spouse varies according to race. Citing Census Bureau data, the article said that only 30% of black women reported living with a spouse, as opposed to 60% of Asian women. In the middle of the spectrum were Hispanic women, 49%, and non-Hispanic white women, 55%. . . .

For the rest of the interesting analysis, click here.

This is great evidence that the Church and her teachings are correct. Every time we try to go our own way as a society it will mess us up. God is the creator and gave us the Instruction Manual for how humans are to live. When we stray from his laws it destroys us and our society. This is great material for evangelism and to instruct poor souls in the way of righteousness.

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