February 2007

Sorry for Silence

February 14, 2007

I apologize for not updating my blog for a few days, but we are in Phoenix Arizona working on our next DVD — Apostolic Fathers. Janet and I have been working with Joe Reynolds and his crew from Skyline Productions from early morning until late with little time to catch our breath and with no [...]

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Wall of Fame

February 11, 2007

Janet and I are on our way to Phoenix for the next phase of working on the Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith. Joe Reynolds (Skyline Productions) is our videographer and producer. As part of this documentary he has constructed a marvelous set which we call the Wall of Fame, which is just "one wall [...]

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Our Granddaughter Gianna Kathryn is Baptized

February 10, 2007

  Gianna Kathryn Brown was baptized today at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor Michigan. I, Grandpa Steve Ray, did the first reading. I love this passage and use it to defend the Catholic teaching on being born again through baptism.. Click on the picture for a larger image. From left to right: [...]

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Can One Divorce and Remarry for Adultery?

February 8, 2007

I was the guest on Catholic Answers Live today (RealAudio and MP3 available here on Friday) and was asked two things I promised to post on my blog after the show: 1) Where can we find the Our Father in the original Aramaic language of Jesus in both written and audio format.2) Does the "exclusion [...]

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Should Catholics Attend Protestant Bible Studies?

February 8, 2007

In response to Teresa Tomeo/'s Show today, Thursday, Feb 8 — 9:00-10:00 AM Eastern Time To listen over the internet, click here Steve's article in  THIS ROCK Magazine"Should Catholics Attend 'Ecumenical' Bible Studies" This topic will be discussed on: EWTN's Catholic Answers Live (Jan. 17)Listen now on Real Audio Ave Maria Radio's Catholic Connections (Jan. 30)Re-aired Feb 6 [...]

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land — Sold Out!

February 7, 2007

Both buses are filled to capacity and all hotel rooms are filled.  We are now adding names to  a waiting list in case there are any last minute cancellations. This trip to the Holy Land from March 9-18, will be exciting with a lot of wonderful people. We will be uploading 10 minute video clips [...]

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Do Sacraments Need Digestive Juices?

February 6, 2007

At a recent conference I mentioned that faith is like digestive juice. If I eat a nice dinner but have no digestive juices, the food goes in and out without doing me any good. I suggested that sacraments are similar. If we come to the sacraments without faith, with the improper disposition, they also fail [...]

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Nuns in Habits A Thing of the Past?

February 5, 2007

Not on your life. Meet the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. These sisters and their convent are only 10 minutes from my house and we visit periodically. We show our DVDs there as world premiers (see picture here). I even taught Scripture here for a year. We joke around that these wonderful women [...]

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Young Girl Discovers God; Reveals Him with Paint

February 5, 2007

This is really a quite extraordinary young girl. With an atheist mother, it seems God took things into his own hands. This little video clip from CNN is pretty interesting. Click here to see it.

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On the Radio at 1:30 & 4:30 PM Eastern

February 5, 2007

I will be on Searching the Word on Relevant Radio Monday at 1:30 PM Eastern. The topic is a "Q & A on the Eucharist." Click here to listen.

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Approached by a Baptist in a Bookstore

February 5, 2007

Baptist in a Bookstore I was walking among the isles of books minding my own business. Around the corner I noticed someone approaching me. I looked up from the books and saw the Baptist. We had met before. He jumped right in — looking for a fight. We had met several months after my conversion [...]

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How Many People Visit our Discussion Forum?

February 5, 2007

A Lot! Here is a chart to show visits from the last year. If you haven't visited our Forums yet, please take a minute to check them out. Great folks, great conversations. Hundreds of topics, debates, and discussions. Loads of help with the faith and just plain fun.

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Lots of Baptists

February 4, 2007

I met a LOT of Baptists this weekend–actually, I should say they were Baptists. They came up to me one after another after another telling me their stories and beaming with excitement. and Chapin South Carolina. But there were plenty of Protestants attending the talks too. I met several who were checking things out and [...]

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On Our Way to North Carolina

February 2, 2007

My good wife Janet and I are on our way to Charlotte and Chapin North Carolina for two parish missions. I will be giving two new talks entitled "Time, Talents & Treasure: Giving Yourself to God" and "Developing Your Spiritual Life."  I will also be sharing my conversion story and "Peter: the Rock, the Keys [...]

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Why is the Pope’s New Book with Doubleday, not Ignatius Press?

February 1, 2007

I think it is a crying shame.  Ignatius Press should be the publisher of this new book just like they have the publisher of the Pope's earlier books (as Cardinal Ratzinger). They have proved over the last few years that they were up to the task; they could have handled this book well too, and done [...]

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Sobering Statistics about Washington

February 1, 2007

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here's a sobering statistic. There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. [...]

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