March 2008

Joining Holy Land Christians in Nazareth

by Steve Ray on March 31, 2008

On Sunday the Christians of the Holy Land celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation at the Church of the Annunciation. We were invited to join themĀ and we took a few videos so you can join us. Enjoy!

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My Canon Law friend Edward Peters writes:

Euthanasia.jpgProposal: Impose excommunication for euthanasia

For some months I have been researching and writing an article on euthanasia in canon law. I hoped against hope that it might remain an academic exercise, but (to judge from, say, this report on the practice of euthanasia in Belgium) the speed with which the Western, specifically Christian, protection of innocent life is collapsing suggests that one of my projected canonical recommendations deserves an earlier hearing than appearance in a peer-reviewed journal can afford.

 

Simply put, I recommend that euthanasia be made an excommunicable offense under the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

Read why here: http://www.canonlaw.info/2008/03/proposal-impose-excommunication-for.html

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Stupidest Airport Sign Ever

by Steve Ray on March 29, 2008

“Life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey.”

We saw the above sign while walking through the airport. I interviewed some people at the airport and though some said they enjoyed the trip, they ALL said they were here to reach a definite city or place. Imagine an airport concerned only with random journeys and not definite destinations?

All of life is a profound journey but with very definite destinations: Heaven or Hell!

If you’re on the travel through life ONLY for the thrill of the trip you’re in BIG trouble. You better set your sites on the ultimate destination — heaven! Nothing is more important. And remember that entrance gate to heaven is very narrow so plan well!

From Steve and Janet Ray at the Amsterdam Airport on a journey to a definite destination — Israel, but ultimately to heaven.

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For those intrigued with tough Canon Law cases

March 29, 2008

Steven Sueppel should not be granted an ecclesiastical funeral Dr. Ed Peters, my friend and Canon Lawyer writes: “One of the reasons we have rules is to help us guide our decision-making when circumstances make it difficult to think clearly. The horrific murder of the Sueppel family by their husband-father Steven, who then finally succeeded [...]

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Gorbachev Professes Christian Faith – or did he?

March 29, 2008

Assisi, Mar. 20, 2008 (www.CWNews.com) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has announced his Christian faith openly, with a March 19 visit to pray at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi. Gorbachev– who has often shown deference toward Christianity, and was deeply impressed by a meeting with Pope John Paul II in 1989– said [...]

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Steve on Catholic Answers Live Friday

March 28, 2008

I will be on joining Catholic Answers Live Friday at 6 PM Eastern time — from the airport . . .  . . . because Janet and I have to board the plane for Israel at 7 PM. Appropriately, the topic of our show is  "Pilgrimages and Why Catholics Should Take Them." We intend to discuss pilgrimages [...]

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Fr. Monette’s Comments on our February Pilgrimage

March 26, 2008

"Traveling on pilgrimage to Israel with Steve and Janet Ray has been both an exciting and enriching experience.  It can be likened to walking along with one of the early Christian apologists such as Justin Martyr.  Steve’s gift is apologetics.  As a man deeply in love with the Catholic Church he underscores for pilgrims the [...]

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Muslim Madi Allam’s Conversion to Catholicism – Karl Keating’s E-Letter

March 26, 2008

Click here to read Karl Keating's insightful comments on the conversion of Muslim Madi Allam. People are afraid to convert from Islam to Catholicism because it could be their death sentence. This is an interesting article.

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Annunciation: 9 Months to Christmas :-)

March 25, 2008

You guessed it. When the angel Gabriel made the birth announcement to Mary, it was nine months later that the baby was born. So, whenever we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, you are sure Christmas is right around the corner. The angel Gabriel was a smart angel. He approached Mary with great respect and [...]

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Another Conversion Story

March 24, 2008

Finding Love Triumphant! New Conversion story:A Pentecostal Protestant from South Africa Discovers the Catholic Church

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Patty Bonds: our Friend and Fellow-convert

March 24, 2008

Last week we had the privilege of joining Patty Bonds for dinner and then spending an evening with her very nice family. (Click on the current family picture for larger image.) She is a delightful lady who really loves Our Lord and the Catholic Church. After been raised as a Reformed Baptist (her  father was [...]

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Pope Baptizes Prominent Muslim Editor

March 22, 2008

ASSOCIATED PRESS: "VATICAN CITY – Italy's most prominent Muslim commentator, who has long spoken out against Islamic fanaticism and received death threats as a result, converted to Roman Catholicism on Saturday during the Vatican's Easter vigil service presided over by the pope."   For the rest of the story, click here. For the CNA story [...]

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Stations of the Cross — Virtual Walk thru Jerusalem

March 21, 2008

Posted for the Morning Air show with Steve Ray on Relevant Radio! You can walk along the streets of Jerusalem in the footprints of Jesus! We would love to have you join us on a future pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We have openings in November of this year and many more in 2009 and 2010. [...]

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“…and they crucified him.”

March 21, 2008

A medical doctor provides a physical description: The cross is placed on the ground and the exhausted man is quickly thrown backwards with his shoulders against the wood. The legionnaire feels for the depression at the front of the wrist. He drives a heavy, square wrought-iron nail through the wrist deep into the wood. Quickly [...]

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Holy Thursday – Night in a Muddy Pit

March 20, 2008

I always say there are FIVE GOSPELS: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and the Holy Land. When we walk in the footsteps of Our Lord we can get a much deeper sense of his life, his passion and his ministry for us. Walking the route of Holy Thursday is no exception! Thursday was quite a day! Jesus [...]

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Steve Interviews with Lino Rulli, the “Catholic Guy” on Sirius Satellite

March 20, 2008

Steve will be talking with The Catholic Guy (Lino Rulli) about Holy Thursday. You can listen this afternoon on Sirius Satellite Radio. Check out the blog below this one for more on Holy Thursday! And here is Steve Ray and Linu Rulli in Jerusalem together. For more pictures, click here and scroll to the last [...]

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