May 2007

Another Convert Story

by Steve Ray on May 31, 2007

Why did Matt Enloe Leave the Baptist Tradition to Become a Catholic?

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My Statue of Mary :-)

by Steve Ray on May 30, 2007

Ark.jpgThis is  My Statue of Mary:
Gold Within and Gold Without

You may ask, "What are you talking about?" St. Luke knew exactly what this is all about when he wrote the account of the Visitation.

And do you know what is inside? Do you know what it all means?

Listen to my show with Chuck Neff on Searching the Word on Relevant Radio today at 1 PM Eastern. Also, click here to read my detailed description for the Feast of the Visitation!

MaryDVD.jpgMary, Mother of God 

Join the adventure and follow the footprints of Mary through all the locations of her life. Full defense of Marian dogmas. Study guide included.

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Review of Pope’s New Book

by Steve Ray on May 29, 2007

Pope Benedict's book "Jesus of Nazareth" will be out in English on May 15. I ask people to buy it from Ignatius Press if possible, to help them and our DVD series. You can read a good review of the book here.

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New Pilgrimage with Teresa Tomeo to Israel & Egypt

May 29, 2007

We have just planned a new pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Egypt with Teresa Tomeo and other speakers (to be announced). We will visit Israel April 1-10, 2008 with a planned optional extension trip to Egypt. For more information, contact Susan Parran at Corporate Travel at sparran@ctscentral.net, or call her at 313-565-8888, extension 121. We will [...]

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I Turned 13 Years Old on Sunday

May 28, 2007

When we walked in the door of the small town parish we were a bit late. Mass hadn't started yet, but we barely had time to get in our seat before it did. It was an unpretentious parish that we sometimes visit nearby when our schedule is hectic. It is not our home parish, but [...]

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Two Questions from an Unhappy Listener

May 26, 2007

After my Catholic Answers Live "appearance" on Friday evening, I received an e-mail from an ex-Catholic. The e-mail contained two questions — the questioners words are in blue. I have removed his name out of respect for his privacy.  Dear friend, you wrote:   >> I found it rather interesting you had all those questions for Bible Christians. I am [...]

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Catholic Answers Live Friday

May 22, 2007

Friday, May 25 – Catholic Answers Live! "Should Catholics Attend Protestant Bible Studies, Part II"  To listen over the internet, click here To listen to Part 1, click here Steve's article in  THIS ROCK Magazine"Should Catholics Attend 'Ecumenical' Bible Studies" Steve's article Should Catholics go to Non-Denominational Bible Studies? appeared in the January 2007 issue of [...]

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Weary, but Envigorated

May 21, 2007

It's Monday morning. We're sitting in the Rome airport ready to fly home. We had a great time being a speaker and guide for 170 great folks on this Catholic Answers trip. Very weary. We've been gone for three months with only a week at home between each trip. But we're also exhilerated at all [...]

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Where is Jimmy Now?

May 18, 2007

Jimmy Akin is head of Apologetics for Catholic Answers Live and we are working together on this Mediterranean Cruise with 170 excited Catholics. Jimmy has a fun way for people to follow our travels and to guess where he is. Visit http://www.JimmyAkin.org and look for the toe of the cowboy boot! We even helped him [...]

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Mass In A Vietnamese Prison

May 18, 2007

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver tells us this story of the love of a man for the Holy Mass: During Pope John Paul II's Spiritual Exercises in March 2000, Vietnamese Archbishop Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thuân preached on the Eucharist with stories from his 13 years in prison at the hands of the communists.  He [...]

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Update on Travels

May 17, 2007

Yesterday to Ephesus – 90 degrees! We started the day with Mass at Mary’s House, then a full tour of Ephesus. I gave talks in the ancient theatre, the Council Church, St. John’s Tomb, overlooking the site of the Temple of Artemis, Mary’s House and other places. Then, exhausted, I gave evening talks on Athens [...]

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Further Clarification on Abortion & Excommunication

May 16, 2007

Toward clarity on abortion, excommunication, and the Eucharist — by Ed Peters   Prescinding for a moment from who said it (and allowing for the usual vexatious translation issues) a recent interview with a conscientious priest on the subject of abortion, excommunication, and denial of the Eucharist, illustrates well how widespread is the confusion in [...]

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Running the Olympic Diaulos

May 15, 2007

After leaving Dubravnik Croatia and Corfu Greece we set “sail” for Katakolon in the Peloponese Islands of Greece. This is the home of the original Olympics which started in 776 BC. We visited the site and museum. The word “stadium” derives from the name given to the distance of the race – one stadia. The [...]

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Update on Travels

May 12, 2007

Yesterday I gave two of my cruise talks: “Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith” and “Martyrdom & Witness in the Early Church.” Karl Keating and Jimmy Akin spoke twice too. Last night we voyaged between Italy and Sicily and and northeast across the Adriatic Sea. This morning we docked for the day in Dubrovnic Croatia [...]

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Married Priests? What about Mrs. Pastor?

May 12, 2007

We often hear, "It would be oh, so good for priests to have wives!" This sentiment has been answered and debunked many times. But I would like to look at it from a different angle. What about the intended wives? We can take a look at Evangelical Protestant pastors and their wives for a bit [...]

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Good News – Bad News

May 10, 2007

GOOD NEWS — the ship has wireless internet BAD NEWS — it costs $3.75 to log on and 75 cents a minute to use GOOD NEWS — I can e-mail and blog with my handheld BAD NEWS — it will probably only work in port GOOD NEWS — we CAN keep in touch BAD NEWS [...]

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