June 2007

Touching Story; A Great Woman

by Steve Ray on June 30, 2007

You might want to grab a Kleenex if you're the tender-hearted sort. But this is a great story of a woman who gives great joy and comfort to the family's of fallen soldiers. Click here for Hancock Portraits.

Some people said they had a problem viewing this touching video. If so, let me know in the Comments below and I will try to figure it out. However, it is working for me.

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Pope Approves Examination of St. Paul’s Tomb

by Steve Ray on June 29, 2007

Pope approves examinaton of St. Paul's tomb

PaulsSarcophagus sm.jpgRome, Jun. 29, 2007 (Kath.net/CWNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI (bionews) has approved an examination of the tomb of St. Paul, located in the Roman basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, the Kath.net news service reports.

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The German-language news service reportsthat the Pope has given the green light for a plan to examine the interior of the tomb located beneath the altar of the ancient basilica, using an endoscopic probe.

Last December an archeologist announced the discovery of a large marble sarcophagus in excavations under the altar of the basilica, marked with a marble slab that read: "St. Paul, apostle." Although the basilica was built on the site of St. Paul's martyrdom and burial, the exact location of his tomb had been lost to history after a fire early in the 19th century. Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, the archpriest of the basilica, conceded that while the sarcophagus is marked as that of St. Paul, there is no certainty about the contents of the tomb. Having removed debris and plaster that surrounded the site, archeologists now plan a careful examination of the interior.

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Catholic Bible Study in Your Area

June 29, 2007

I am just completing the study of Acts of the Apostles for Gail Buckley and the Catholic Sacred Scripture Program. You can join a Catholic Bible Study in your area — or start one yourself! For those who have joined Gail's group in the past, you know how good these community studies are. Pass the [...]

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Year of St. Paul Starts Today!

June 28, 2007

Today is a BIG day for fans of St. Paul (like me). The pope is declaring this is the Year of St. Paul — starting today, June 28. We are prepared with our DVD Paul, Contending for the Faith and a pilgrimage we are planning through six countries to follow the Footprints of Paul.   Pope will [...]

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Peter & Paul Novena for Vocations

June 27, 2007

On Relevant Radio's Morning Air I was asked about a Novena to Sts. Peter & Paul. Yes, there is at least one that I found. You can see it here.

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Why is Jessica a Catholic?

June 26, 2007

After being raised by a rabble-rouser father who became a strict anti-Catholic Baptist minister after a near-death experience, how did Jessica break free to become a Catholic? This is a fast-paced interesting story. Thanks Jessica — and welcome home! Click here. For hundreds of other stories, click here.

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Help with Website Pornography

June 25, 2007

Purity on the Internet New Catholic website helps fight porn addiction San Fernando, CA, Jun 18, 2007 / 10:40 am (CNA).- A Catholic apostolate is trying to help those caught in the grips of pornography addiction. The apostolate, called Serenellians, is web-based and was begun in 2002 by Paul Rasvage, an oil refinery engineer, family [...]

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Robin Williams Maligns Catholic Priests

June 23, 2007

Frankly, I have seen my last Robin William's movie and will oppose him and Jay Leno at every opportunity. I just received this from Tim Staples.  Robin Williams and Bill Donahue New York, Jun 20, 2007 / 10:14 am (CNA).- Robin Williams has decided that he won’t pay any consequences for ridiculing the Church in [...]

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“beingHUMAN” defends life on EWTN Monday

June 22, 2007

I received this email the other day: "Steve, I work for the Coalition for Life in Bryan, Texas and we have produced a show entitled “beingHUMAN”, which is powerful 30 minute program that explores pro-life activism.  It gives witness to everyday people who are working to give a voice to the unborn. It also will [...]

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Top Twenty — Logos Bible Software for Catholics

June 21, 2007

Logos has put up a site with the TOP TWENTY features and cool things in Logos Bible Software 3. They each have a video attached so you can see the power in action. We are the only ones that sell Logos Bible Study Software for Catholics which you can see or purchase here.

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China to Dynamite Marian Shrine

June 21, 2007

TIANJIAJING, China, JUNE 21, 2007 (Zenit.org ).- The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (picture) will be dynamited following a government decision that the pilgrimage site is a place of illegal religious activity. The Henan Province government will prevent the annual July 16 pilgrimage, which normally draws 40,000 pilgrims for the feast of Our [...]

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For Those Who Like Philosophy & Humor

June 21, 2007

This is a clever video on YouTube about a soccer match between the Greeks and the Germans. Click here.

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Maybe I Was Standing Right OVER the Holy Grail!

June 21, 2007

Last month we were filming in the lower levels of the Church of St. Lawrence in Rome. I was delivering my lines at the tomb of St. Lawrence, St. Stephen, and for our purposes St. Justin Martyr. Who knows, I might have been literally only feet away from the Holy Grail, hum! Holy Grail buried [...]

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Wrestling with God – Very Interesting Movie

June 20, 2007

Last night Janet and I watched a movie which I had gotten on a whim because it was Jewish and sounded interesting. It was — both! It was entitled Ushpizin and followed an Orthodox Jewish couple wrestling with God — and each other and everyone else — during the festival of Succoth. It has a [...]

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Death of a Sister

June 19, 2007

Janet and I have done apologetics work in the Philippines on four separate trips. We always visit the beautiful city of Davao on the island of Mindanao. One of our sponsors there is also a dear friend named Lafayette Lim, or Yeti for short. His family is beautiful — not only his wife and children, [...]

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