TV Shows in Phoenix

by Steve Ray on August 4, 2008

Our video studios are in Mesa Arizona. It seems that Skyline Productions is our home away from home sometimes. Our good friend Joe Reynolds owns the studio and is our videographer and producer for the Footprints of God DVD series. Now we are tackling some new projects to add to the list.  To learn more about our new Defenders of the Faith TV Shows visit our site at www.DefendersOfTheFaith.tv.  (Click on the images below for larger pictures.)

Interviewing Poor ClaresToday we interviewed the delightful Poor Clare Sisters from the desert outside PhoenixThey are building a monastery. They are cloistered nuns who will pray before the Blessed Sacrament. Their order is growing and young women are joining to devote themselves to Jesus in this very special way. Srs. Augustine Marie and Mary Fidelis were joyful and delightful with a palpable joy and peace about them. You can learn more about them at their website www.DesertNuns.org.

Interviewing Patty BondsWe also interviewed Patty Bonds who told two stories. The first about her profound conversion from Reformed Baptist to the Catholic Church. There are thousands joining her by the way. Everywhere I go I am overwhelmed with the number of Baptists and other Protestants who are finding the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church (click here for hundreds of conversions stories).

Patty also told her account of another transition in her life — from ten years of incestual sexual abuse as a young girl – and the traumatic troubles it caused in her life – to the marvelous healing she has found since converting to the Catholic Church. She is now trying to help other women who have experienced a similar abuse, especially by their fathers.

To learn more about Patty and her journey “Out of Darkness” visit her AbbasLittleGirl blogspot. To read her account of the TV shoot and see another picture, click here. To approach Patty’s account of abuse in sequential order, visit the Celledoor Bible Blogspot here.

Interviewing Ryan HannisWe also interviewed Ryan Hanning who is in charge of evangelism in the diocese of Phoenix. What an incredibly orthodox and enthusiastic young man. Phoenix is fortunate to have him. He is also responsible for the management of the hugely successful Catholic Come Home program in the Diocese of Phoenix. You MUST visit their site and watch the moving video clips they’ve produced for television. I especially recommend the one entitled Epic. Here is the website www.catholiccomehome.org

On our last day of shooting we got a new project under way: a documentary based on our pilgrimages to the Holy Land. It will be entitled “Join STEVE RAY on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land”. It will be in three segments: 1. Galilee: the Life & Early Ministry of Jesus; 2. Up to Jerusalem: Holy Sites and History Surrounding Our Lord; 3. Jerusalem: the Death and Resurrection of our Lord. This will be created for those who will not have a chance to actually visit the Holy Land. Now they can go with us simply by pushing the PLAY button.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael August 17, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Steve, I believe the link should be http://www.catholicscomehome.org (“catholics” plural, not “catholic” singular).

Carson Weber August 21, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Ryan Hannis is actually “Ryan Hanning” :)

Don Gurugay September 24, 2008 at 2:58 AM

Greetings in Christ from Singapore, I write on behalf of Rev Fr Johnson Fernandez, director of the Catholic News Book and Media – the official media arm of the Archdiocese of Singapore.

We’re very impressed with the videos you produce. We have tried to purchase the DVD series “The Footprints of God” via Ignatius Press, whom we purchase a good deal of volume from. However we have a problem with the DVD codes for different countries.

In Singapore and Malaysia we use a code 3 whereas in the United States it’s code 1.

We came to the conclusion that the best way of doing this would be to ask if it is possible for us to negotiate the rights to reproduce the “The Footprints of God” series for usage in Singapore and our neighbors Malaysia.

Bascially, our mission is to evangelize via media; be it via books, CDs or videos.

Can you please let us know whether this is possible? And if you’d like any further information on our archdiocese or on Singapore please don’t hesitate to ask us.

Thanks very much, God Bless.
Don

Chris Benguhe January 28, 2009 at 2:12 PM

I am a former PEOPLE Magazine reporter who traded in glitz and glamour to make a difference with my words, as an internationally published author,columnist and speaker.

Nowadays I am a Columnist for the Catholic Sun in Phoenix, an author whose fourth book “Overcoming Life’s 7 Common Tragedies: Opportunities for Discovering God,” was recently released from Paulist Press (endorsement by Bishop Olmsted), and a speaker.

The book, and my seminar, is all about how the worst of times are windows to the best — because tragedies lead us to others and to a better understanding of the value of our lives. Couldn’t be more timely right now, or more important as a religion of commodity threatens our hearts and souls.

I would love to chat about the book.

Could you possibly tell me who is the right person to contact?

Chris Benguhe
Author/Columnist/Speaker

“It’s not about whether the glass is half full or half empty, it’s about the value of the glass- the glass of your life is always valuable.” –Chris Benguhe

Chris Benguhe April 15, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Steve, could you be so kind as to remove my phone number which I inadvertently left on your posting. Thanks, CB

Steve Ray April 15, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Done.

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