September 2007

In Rochester NY

by Steve Ray on September 29, 2007

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This weekend I am speaking in Rochester NY for an inspiring and enthusiastic group of Catholic Scripture Study (CSS) students headed by Dennis Viele (top left below) who invited me to speak and took care of all the arrangements. What a GREAT bunch of folks! 

If you haven't joined or started a CSS group in your area, you don't know what you're missing! Check out Catholic Scripture Study International here http://www.cssprogram.net.

I found out that this church, St. Charles Borromeo, was dedicated by Fulton Sheen when he was bishop here.  

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Catholics, the Word of God & Bible Study

by Steve Ray on September 29, 2007

Leon Suprenant has written an excellent article on the Catholic Scriptures and Bible Study. This is an excellent article for Catholics interested in Bible Study. Click here to read the article.

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

by Steve Ray on September 28, 2007

Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on September 28. One lady asked me why the Greek "Kyrie" is retained in the Latin Mass. My answer was "I don't have a clue, but will look it up and post it on my blog. I posted the question on my Discussion Forum and here are a few of the responses. Click here to read them.

1) In the early Church there were many divisions. There was no "Roman Catholic" Church, only catholic and apostolic churches. Could an ecumenical council bring unity back to Christianity?
2) How are the Church Fathers taught in Protestant seminaries and universities?
3) Have you been to the catacombs and what impact did it have on your life?
4) Why is the Greek "Kyrie" still in the Latin Mass?
5) How can Protestants and others ignore the overwhelming Catholic element in the early Church?
6) A Baptist asked "Why did the Catholic Church incorporate so many pagan elements? How can you justify that?

The RealAudio link is here, here to listen, or here for podcasts and other means of listening.

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Free Timeline of the 1st Century

September 28, 2007

As promised on Catholic Answers Live hosted by Stephanie Wood on EWTN Radio, here is the Timeline of First Century Christianity. I created the Timeline to help my students understand their heritage as Catholics. It shows the key events that took place in the first Christian century. Understand your history! Click here or on the image to [...]

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Walk Where Jesus Walked

September 28, 2007

Join us in the Holy Land this November. Click on the brochure for more information, or visit our pilgrimage site here. Join other excited Catholics from Catholic Scripture Study. Open to the public.

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“Defending Life” by new Catholic “Revert” Dr. Francis Beckwith

September 28, 2007

 Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice, by Francis J. Beckwith  (Cambridge, 312 pp., $22.99)  Review by RYAN T. ANDERSONhttp://www.winst.org/fellows/articles/RTA-20070925-Beckwith-DefendingLife.html "Supreme Court Settles Abortion Issue”: So declared the New York Times the day after the Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. But as the past 34 years have shown, there is no question less settled in American public life [...]

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Another Episcopalian Bishop Joining the Catholic Church

September 25, 2007

Another Episcopalian bishop joins Roman Church New Orleans, Sep. 24, 2007 (www.CWNews.com) – An Episcopalian bishop in Texas plans to enter the Roman Catholic Church, becoming the third Episcopalian bishop to take that step this year. Bishop Jeffrey Steenson of Rio Grande told a conference of Episcopalian bishops, meeting in New Orleans, that he was [...]

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Human Birth Control Damaging the Environment

September 25, 2007

Where's Al Gore when you need him? :-) Contraceptive Poison  By Colin Mason, 8/29/2007 Population Research Institute (www.pop.org)  "The environmental story of the year has come out, but the “inconvenient truth”—to borrow a phrase from Al Gore–seems to be more than most environmentalists can handle. "In 2005 biologists John Woodling and David Norris carried out [...]

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From Presbyterian, to Suffering, to Catholic

September 24, 2007

 Denise's Story: From Presbyterian, to Suffering, to Catholic For a kazillion other Conversion Stories, click here

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Our Parish has 21 Men in the Seminary

September 23, 2007

Think I'm joking? I'm not. I am a member of Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor Michigan, pastored by Fr. Ed Fride. He is the priest that brought our family into the Catholic Church on May 22, 1994. He is a manly, orthodox and charismatic priest. And, our parish now has 21 men in [...]

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Virtual Pilgrimage: All Videos Now Updated

September 23, 2007

There were some videos I had trouble with but they are now all finished and updated. The new one was for Day 11 in Cairo, but I also updated Day 12. Enjoy our September pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt by clicking here. Last Call for Rome! Click here for the Brochure! November 2007 Pilgrimage to Israel is Filling [...]

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Eucharistic Congress in Charlotte North Carolina – What a Blast!

September 22, 2007

I was very proud to be a speaker at the Eucharistic Congress in Charlotte North Carolina. I have never been part of such an event and I was not the only one moved to tears. I comment Bishop Jugis for his leadership and faithful promotion of the Catholic faith. He is to be praised and [...]

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The Obsessed Man Continues his Rant

September 20, 2007

Someone informed me that James White the Baptist was continuing his rant concerning my blog on the Assumption of Mary. The guy continues to take me far more seriously than I have ever taken him. He's really just a little man full of himself — an angry know-it-all who's really just a tempest in a teapot. [...]

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Join our Evangelical Brethren to Oppose Media Bias against Christ!

September 20, 2007

Please help us stand up for Christ NOW!  Miracle Theater launches "Million Voices For Christ" Petition!  Dear Friends in Christ,You may have heard recent anti-Christian comments made by Kathy Griffin while accepting an Emmy award. We, as Christian entertainers, do not take it lightly that the name of our Lord and Savior has been mocked, [...]

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My Interview on Zenit

September 19, 2007

It is always surprising to read through Zenit Catholic News and find my interview. The Zenit.org news interviewed me a few weeks ago and wonder of wonders — there it was today! The interview was given in honor of Pope Benedict's proclamation that this was the year of St. Paul in honor of the 2000th [...]

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On My Way to Houston

September 18, 2007

The Houston chapter of Legatus has asked me to come speak to their group tonight. Legatus is a group of CEO's and financial managers so I love to talk with these "movers and shakers" since they have the potential to do much good for the kingdom of God and our country and the Church. I [...]

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