July 2007

Catholic Bible Study in Canton Michigan

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2007


Catholic Scripture Study:
The book of Acts of the Apostles
By Steve Ray
10am – Noon, Thursdays, beginning in September
St. John Neumann Parish, 44800 Warren Road, Canton, Mi. 48187
Children's Ministry provided for children ages 2 – 6
Please call to get registered

For more information:
Call Sue Middlemis at 248-344-0246
I HIGHLY recommend this Bible Study!!

I am the author of this year's study on Acts of the Apostles.
If you want to find a good Catholic Bible study near you (or you want to startone), visit www.CatholicScriptureStudy.com.

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Priestly Vocation Reader

by Steve Ray on July 29, 2007

Excellent articles are contained in this on-line version of the "Priestly Vocations Reader." It spells out the problems in many dioceses, why some areas are booming with vocations and others have none. It also rebutts many of the wacky ideas others are proposing.

These are excellent articles — 50 pages worth — which will be enjoyed by anyone who wants to understand Catholic vocations better. Click here for the PDF articles.

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Bible Alone? Not for the Fathers!

by Steve Ray on July 27, 2007

I just came across this quotation again. What a great reminder of the authority of the Church and the Apostolic Tradition! How did I fall for sola Scriptura back in my old life?

Basil.jpgThe Church preserves many beliefs and practices that generally are accepted or publicly commanded. Some are taken from written teaching; others have been passed on to us “in a mystery” by the tradition of the apostles. In relation to true religion, both of these have the same force.

—St. Basil the Great (c. 330-c. 379)
Father of Eastern Monasticism

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Finished Apostolic Fathers Documentary – Whew!

July 27, 2007

After two years of work and deadlines, we are now FINISHED! We watched the final version last night for the first time. Wow! We are VERY happy with the results and think it might be our best Footprints of God DVD yet. Now it goes to replication, captioning, printing, packaging, etc. It will be out [...]

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Was that a Scarlet Tanager or a Robin with a Sore Throat?

July 27, 2007

One of our pleasures we enjoy no matter where we go is looking for new birds, learning their calls and songs, and studying their habits. No matter where we go there are birds. It has been my hobby as long as I can remember and Janet jumped right in too. Our kids were never too [...]

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Silly Video of us in Phoenix for our Grandkids

July 26, 2007

Hello Dominic Joseph, Joshua Thomas, Damian Augustine, Maria Faustina, Sammy Tarcissius and Gianna Catherine: Nanna and Papa made this video for you. Click here and we hope you enjoy it! This is our first experiment with making and uploading such a project. So, for anyone viewing this post, beware — this video is far too [...]

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Can Catholics POSSIBLY be Christian? Can God POSSIBLY Exist?

July 26, 2007

Could the Catholic Church Possibly be CHRISTIAN?Isaac's Story from Fundamentalist Baptist to Catholic (fixed) Rick's Proof that God ExistsFrom Troubled Youth to Amazing Discovery For a kazillion other Conversion Stories, click here

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St. Irenaeus Speaks for Himself

July 25, 2007

Meet St. Irenaeus — well, not really. This is Fr. Bernie Green from Tempe Arizona. But, he is the voice of St. Irenaeus in our new documentary Apostolic Fathers which we are finishing up this week. (Click on image of Fr. Bernie and Steve for a larger picture.) In June we came to Phoenix to [...]

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Newbies & Newts

July 24, 2007

Grandkids are cool – little "newbie people" so interested in everything. OK, so we have an old golfcart and I drive the grandkids around exploring. Every two-track back into a field or woods is a "new territory" that needs to be conquered. Every rock has to be turned over, every bug caught and every tree identified. New [...]

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Just about DONE!!!!

July 23, 2007

We are again in the edit bay this week finishing Apostolic Fathers. We have lion's roaring, fire burning ME at the stake, Christian blood splattering on the white sand of the arena. We explain Tradition, the Papacy, relics, suffering, death and resurrection. We think this could be our best DVD yet — in our humble opinion. [...]

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Questions I Answered On Catholic Answers Live

July 23, 2007

Why do some think Paul is the Protestant apostle and Peter the Catholic apostle? Was Paul a Long Ranger, starting independent churches apart from the other apostles?  What did Paul mean when he mentioned "baptism for the dead"? Paul was a scam, a con artist. What reasons do you have to prove he was not just [...]

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Jimmy Akin Comments on Harry Potter

July 22, 2007

With the new Harry Potter book out this weekend, Jimmy Akin has put up a timely blog entry about Harry — along with suggesting a good alternative. You can read Jimmy's comments here. Jimmy introduced us to the alternative entitled Starswarm.  By the way, I could never get into the Harry Potter books, but my wife [...]

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Spitfire Grill

July 21, 2007

If you haven't watched this movie, especially if you're a Catholic family, then set aside some time to watch it together. It is about 11 years old now but we just watched it and were again impressed with the story, the emotion and the message. Percy has just been released from prison and stops to [...]

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End of Christianity in Iraq

July 20, 2007

One of the last places in the world where the language of Jesus is still spoken — Iraq — may soon be devoid of Christians. Their own Iraqi people, are exterminating and chasing them from their homeland. Muslims again show no tolerance for the Christians. Read this sad article on what is going on in [...]

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In Response to Questions on Drew Mariani Show

July 20, 2007

As promised on the Drew Mariani Show, here is my article on Purgatory Why do we believe in Infant Baptism? Why do we keep the Corpus on the Cross To listen to the Archived Q & A Show, click here and go to Friday 18, Hour 3.

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Year of St. Paul — My Free St. Paul Timeline

July 19, 2007

   In anticipation of my radio shows on Friday — Catholic Answers Live (listen on-line) and Relevant Radio's Searching the Word — I am posting my St. Paul Timeline so everyone can get the big picture. When I was teaching my series on Acts of the Apostles (see the audio CDs here) I decided to make this Timeline [...]

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