Sunday, October 19, 2008

Speaking on St. Paul in Rome

by Steve Ray on October 19, 2008

I will be speaking on “St. Paul’s Conversion” at the Regina Apostolorum University in Rome on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 PM.

It is a privilege to speak on St. Paul in the city where he was twice imprisoned, to which he wrote an important epistle and from which he wrote at least five of his epistles. It is here he was also beheaded and buried. Janet and I will again visit the site of his martyrdom and his tomb on Tuesday. I will add pictures after the fact.

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Archbishop Chaput on Obama’s Little Murders

by Steve Ray on October 19, 2008

It is great to see our bishops step up to the plate! More and more are doing so and we much praise and support them for their efforts. To read this important perspective on Obama and his pro-death position, click here and pass it on.

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Mary, Saints, Worship & Salvation

by Steve Ray on October 19, 2008

Mary, Saints, Worship & Salvation
by Steve Ray

Catholic are often accused of “worshipping” Mary, the Saints, icons, statues and the like. “Bowing before a statue must certainly be worship,” says the Evangelical who has rejected images (only of a certain kind, as we shall see later). It may be inconsistent with his own practice, but he obviously has never taken the time to understand historical, Catholic and liturgical Christianity.

Have they ever asked the little old lady in her babushka if she is actually worshiping the statue in front of which she kneels? Does this holy and wrinkled woman in Poland believe she is worshiping the icon of the Black Madonna? Does the Mexican mother surrounded by her kneeling children consider her veneration of our Lady of Guadalupe the same as her worship of God? Of course not. It would only take a few such questions, should the wondering Protestant care to learn.

For the rest of the article “Mary, Saints, Worship and Salvation,” click here.
For Steve’s other writings and articles, click
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For Steve’s Interview on Mary with Cardinal Schonborn, click here.

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