July 2008

From the Celledoor Bible, Catholic Miscellany Blogspot:

These clips are taken from various debates that Protestant Reformed Baptist Elder Dr. James White has done with Catholic apologists: Art Sippo, Justification, 1991; Patrick Madrid, Sola Scriptura, 1993; Tim Staples, Sola Scriptura, 1996; Gerry Matatics, Sola Scriptura III, 1997; Robert Sungenis, Papal Infalibility, 2000. There is also a clip taken from EWTN’s Journey Home w/ Patty Bonds, 2002….

It’s goal is to portray the common Protestant doctrine of Sola Scriptura as a “tradition of men” as our Protestant friends are so often fond of describing Catholic doctrine. Also, it is supposed to point out the inconsistent use of “tradition” James White uses to define doctrine.

I do not expect anyone except debate junkies and apologists to really understand the gist of the montage, but it was a lot of fun putting it together.

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Feast Day of St. Martha, loved by Jesus

by Steve Ray on July 29, 2008

Today I will be on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air at 8 AM to talk about Martha. She lived with her brother Lazarus and her sister Mary in Bethany where Jesus lived when he was in the Jerusalem area. You can listen at www.RelevantRadio.com.

Click on the picture of Bethany for a larger image. It is much bigger now than in Jesus’ day. Today it is an Arab town called El-Aziriye, after Lazarus. It was the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha.

The other picture is of me coming out of Lazarus’ Tomb. We will be visiting this tomb in June and November 2009. Click on image for a larger picture.

This demonstrates again that the Bible is historical and accurate. The places mentioned in the Gospels still exist. On our pilgrimages we visit, touch and pray at these sites. You can be proud to be a Catholic and confident in the Bible and the teaching of the Church!

To see these sites on DVD, get our Jesus, the Word Became Flesh where we visit Bethany and the Tomb of Lazarus.

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Steubenville

by Steve Ray on July 27, 2008

Just finished my talk on “Jesus, the Moses of the New Kingdom.” It was very well received. It was a great Defending the Faith Conference. On my way home. Will catch up on blog on Monday.

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Guess which one is NOT protected?

July 25, 2008

Pope Pius XI “Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority … to defend the lives of the innocent … among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother’s womb. And if the public magistrates … do not defend them, [...]

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Why I Will Not Eat at McDonalds

July 24, 2008

First, it is not good for you. But face it, while running through an airport McDonalds is not a bad option when time is tight and the stomach is growling. But my main reason for refusing to eat at McDonalds is because of their pro-homosexual agenda. Here is an article that you may find interesting. [...]

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Steve with The Catholic Guy

July 23, 2008

At 6 PM Eastern I will be on The Catholic Guy show with Lino Rulli on Sirius Satellite’s Catholic station. Then it is off to Steubenville to speak at the Defending the Faith Conference this weekend.

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Study Guide for Paul DVD now in Spanish

July 23, 2008

Our DVD Paul: Contending for the Faith now has a Spanish Study Guide and Teachers manual. Our DVD also has Spanish subtitles. We’ve always had the Study Guide in English but now in Spanish as well. To take advantage of this free offer click here. To purchase the St. Paul: Contending for the Faith click [...]

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2 Year-old Grandson Quoting Scripture – too cute!

July 22, 2008

Samuel Tarcisius Ray is my two year old grandson. This is him quoting Scripture and it is so cute. My son also wrote on his blog “I was reading an article by a Francisian Friar and decided to share the following line with the kids “The devil always breaks the toys he plays with”. Before [...]

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Searching the Word

July 22, 2008

It is a busy week! Today I will be on Relevant Radio’s Searching the Word at 1 PM Eastern to discuss “Verses I Never Saw as a Protestant” dealing with the Papacy. During the show a man named Griffin called in to object to my use of Isaiah 22 saying something like: “If this is [...]

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Check Out the Front Page of NCR

July 21, 2008

National Catholic Register put a picture of me coming down the Wall of Damascus in a basket on the cover of this week’s issue. I recently gave an interview with Tim Drake, the senior writer, and they published the article with pictures. The title is AUTHOR FOLLOWED PAUL’S FOOTSTEPS … LITERALLY.

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AGAIN – Steve is on Catholic Answers Live Tonight!

July 21, 2008

Tonight I will join Jerry Usher for the second day in a row (last Friday) on Catholic Answers Live. Today we will discuss St. Paul & Divisions in Christianity. You can listen on-line here. Click here to find ways to listen to this show on iPods, MP3 or more. I started out by talking about [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

July 19, 2008

Topic for the Show: Questions from Non-Catholics I was called at the last minute to fill in for Tim Staples whose wife had a baby Friday morning. The questions below are stated to the best of my memory–not necessarily word for word. You can listen to the show over the computer here, or by downloading [...]

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Tim Staples had a baby so I’m on Catholic Answers Live

July 18, 2008

Well Tim didn’t actually have the baby, it was his wife Valerie but they had a baby girl today – and I got a phone call. “Steve, we have a bit of an emergency here at Catholic Answers. Tim had a baby and was scheduled to do the first hour tonight. Can you fill in?” Sure, [...]

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Cute Story

July 17, 2008

     

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Steve Joins Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN

July 13, 2008

This Wednesday evening I will join Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN Live at 8 PM Eastern time. We will discuss the new launch of our Footprints of God DVD series on EWTN starting September 1. We will talk about the Bible, travel in biblical lands, the story of salvation and lots more. I have interviewed [...]

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OF INTEREST TO MY FAMILY ONLY: Taking My Mom to McHenry

July 13, 2008

WARNING: This will probably NOT be of interest to anyone but my family. I wanted all of them to see these videos but did not know how to load them here without everyone seeing them. You are all welcome to watch if you wish. I wrote a blog about why I took my parents to McHenry [...]

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