October 2007

Honored by these words from Rod Bennett

by Steve Ray on October 31, 2007

Rod Bennett is the author of the most excellent book on four of the Apostolic Fathers. It is entitled Four Witnesses: the Early Church in Her Own Words published by Ignatius Press. I highly recommend this book–we used it extensively for research on our project. Rod was a consultant on our documentary Apostolic Fathers, Handing on the Faith and even came to assist us when shooting footage at the Parthenon in Nashville Tennessee.

Rod's book has become a best-seller and many people have come to understand the origins of the Catholic Church and have converted due to his fine work. So, it is with great pleasure that I received his comments this morning. He wrote:

Hi Steve, Recently finished watching my copy of "Apostolic Fathers" and was delighted.  What a great job!  Congrats to all involved.  I'm honored to have been some small part.

Rod Bennett
Author of Four Witnesses

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Q & A on Acts of Apostles

by Steve Ray on October 31, 2007

CSSActs180x600.jpgThere are roughly 10,000 Catholics studying the Catholic Scripture Study class on Acts of the Apostles which I wrote for the organization. I am writing the study on Genesis for the class starting in 2008.

There is a feature on the CSS website called Ask the Author where students ask questions about Acts as they are studying it. I have been answering these questions and you can read them on the CSS website only if you are a registered student. But you can also see the Q & A on my website at www.CatholicConvert.com > Resources > CSS Acts Q & A.

I would highly recommend that Catholics join up with CSS and study with a group near you. You can locate groups here. I hope there is a day when CSS is in every parish. If there are no groups in your area, then find out how you can easily start one here.

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Mother Teresa had Bad Days? The World is Shocked!

by Steve Ray on October 29, 2007

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As seen in Christianity Today Magazine, November 2007 issue. For my earlier blog on Mother Teresa, click here.

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Give Me A Break – Global Warming

October 29, 2007

Interesting segment on 20/20. Worth a watch for those interested in the big hoopla on Global Warming. Click here. Bad humans! Bad, bad humans!

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How the Government Works

October 28, 2007

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C..  One from New Jersey, another from Tennessee and the third, Florida.   They go with a White House official to examine the fence. The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a [...]

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Sometimes Dogs Can Sense Impending Disasters

October 27, 2007
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My Friend & Jewish Convert on Fatherhood

October 26, 2007

'Reclaiming Fatherhood' movement aims to help men touched by abortion By Mark PattisonCatholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — It took a long time for attorney Chris Aubert to miss his children — the ones he lost to abortion. . . . Click here for the whole article.

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McCarrick vs. Burke on the Eucharist

October 25, 2007

The Eucharist: Cardinal McCarrick vs. Archbishop Burke From Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer: Recently Cardinal Theodore McCarrick expressed his opinion on an important point of pastoral practice, namely, whether to withhold Holy Communion from notoriously pro-abortion Catholic politicians. McCarrick specifically expressed disagreement with Abp. Raymond Burke, who holds that the Eucharist should not be administered to [...]

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Cardinal sees difficulties in talks with Islam

October 23, 2007

Rome, Oct. 23, 2007 (www.CWNews.com) – Responding to an initiative by 138 Islamic officials, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue has welcomed a bid for talks between Christian and Muslim leaders, but warned about inevitable difficulties in that dialogue. In an interview with the French newspaper La Croix, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran pointed [...]

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Make sure to See and Support Bella

October 23, 2007

This is a great movie that the winner at the Toronto Film Festival and many others. It is a marvelous and touching love story with a bold pro-life theme. It is recommended that all Christians see this movie, not only because it is a great movie, but because we need to support other Christians who make [...]

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John Paul II seen in the Fire?

October 23, 2007

Someone claimed they saw John Paul II silhouetted in a bonfire in Poland. Vatican Radio unhappily covered the story. Check out the story on Jimmy Akin's blog.

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Update on Fr. Gerald Gawronski’s Medical Condition

October 22, 2007

Still no word on what is actually ailing Fr. Gerald — a medical conundrum! But, according to the latest speculation, it may not be cancer. We wait with prayer and bated breath. We prayed for him at every Mass in Rome and in all the sacred places. For my original post about Fr. Gerald, click here. For [...]

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Beautiful New Footprints Brochure!

October 22, 2007

  Check out this gorgeous new 4-page Footprints of God brochure that Ignatius Press just printed. With this new brochure we are updated to include the latest DVD Apostolic Fathers and the latest awards we have won.

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Footprints of God DVDs in Iraq!

October 21, 2007

Dear Steve: Thank you so much for sending the Apostolic Fathers. I hope it arrives soon. I've been using the other 6 DVD's in our Bible study/RCIA meetings. They are well loved be everyone. I've had hundreds of reverts, many non-Catholic interest, actually have had nearly 50 converts, about 20 baptisms and 30 more confirmations. [...]

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Pilgrims Board the Plane for Home

October 18, 2007

Janet and I said farewell and "Next Year in Jerusalem" as our 27 pilgrims boarded the bus for the Fumicino Airport for the long flight home. They were all exhilerated, hugging, and sad to leave. It was drizzling a little but no one minded because the weather was excellent for this whole trip. You will [...]

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Rome Pilgrimage Day 7: Farewell Dinner; “What did you think of Rome?”

October 18, 2007

We had a great time at dinner and I asked several people:  "What did you think of Rome and the Pilgrimage?" Here is Part I: And here is Part II:   After our farewell dinner, we returned to the hotel and everyone packed and prepared for their departure at 7:30 AM the next morning.

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