January 2009

Bravo Burke!

by Steve Ray on January 29, 2009

Archbishop Burke says bishops’ document helped Obama campaign
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1812
In an exclusive interview with LifeSite News, Archbishop Raymond Burke has charged that the US bishops’ document on voting responsibilities, Faithful Citizenship, contributed to the electoral victory of Barack Obama in last year’s presidential contest. Archbishop Burke– who was Archbishop of St. Louis before he was called to Rome to head the Church’s top canonical court– said that the bishops’ statement “led to confusion” by suggesting that Catholic voters might, in some circumstances, be justified in voting for a pro-abortion candidate. Those circumstances did not apply, the American prelate said, and mentioning them only clouded a straightforward moral issue. Archbishop Burke argues that the lack of clear moral guidance from the hierarchy was a contributing factor in Obama’s victory, because many Catholic voters supported the Democratic candidate.

They should have read Catholic Answers Action’s document instead.

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San Francisco Walk for Life

by Steve Ray on January 29, 2009

Janet and I joined the Walk for Life last Saturday and this is our video report!
Read a report in the Christian Post

Re-edited version.

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by Steve Ray on January 27, 2009

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Steve will be joining Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Dr. Scott Hahn, Teresa Tomeo, and many others in Corpus Christi, TX.

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Please join us or let others in the area know about the conference.

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Black Genocide Now has a Face

January 27, 2009

As one very eloquent black pastor said from the podium at the San Francisco Walk for Life, “Black genocide now has a face!” www.BlackGenocide.com Fr. Groeschel praying for Obama’s conversion

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Walk for Life & Talks in S.F.

January 25, 2009

It has been a whirlwind here around the San Francisco Bay area. Yesterday we were honored and overjoyed to join 32,500 good folks in the Walk for Life through S.F. and along Fisherman’s Warf. Pictures: The picture to the right is only a small fraction of the crowds at the March for Life; the picture [...]

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American History Quiz-So Few Know These Things Today!

January 22, 2009

Here’s a fun, brief quiz on American history, economics and civics: http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx And here’s a related article that claims some American elected officials didn’t fair very well on it: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081120/od_afp/ushistoryeducationoffbeat

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Steve Speaking in the San Francisco Area

January 20, 2009

If you are in the San Francisco area between January 22-25 you may want to know that I will be speaking five times in the area. For the brochure and all info, click here. Friday, Jan. 23, 12 noon – 2:00 pm: Sacramento Speaker’s Club Born Again? Faith Alone? What Must I Do to be [...]

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Two Letters to Barak Obama

January 19, 2009

The First Letter is from Cardinal George, President of the US Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Second Letter is from Karl Keating, President of Catholic Answers Excerpt from Cardinal George’s Letter: “As Bishops, we approach public policy as pastors and teachers. Our moral principles have always guided our everyday experience in caring for the [...]

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Life Issues in the News

January 16, 2009

Obama’s Legislation: FOCA: sweeping pro-abortion legislation, favored by Obama, likely to stall in Congress http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1674 American pro-life leaders have warned that the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is the most radical pro-abortion legislation ever proposed in Washington. Speaking to a Planned Parenthood audience during his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to sign FOCA as soon [...]

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Upcoming January Speaking Engagements

January 13, 2009

Des Moines, Iowa Omaha, Nebraska New Orleans, Louisiana Mission, Texas San Francisco, California Roswell, Georgia Check my Schedule if you live in these areas and are interested in joining us. Just landed in Des Moines where I will be speaking on St. Paul for the Legatus chapter here. MAN is it COLD! It is 3 [...]

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ACLU at it Again!

January 13, 2009

ACLU sues US government over grants to bishops to help human trafficking victims http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1631 The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit yesterday against the federal government over grants made by the Department of Health and Human Services to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. When the USCCB applied for the grants to assist the [...]

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Catholic Answers Live Monday Night

January 11, 2009

Tonight I was the guest on Catholic Answers Live Monday night from 6-7 PM Eastern time.  Our topic was the relationship between Ss. Peter and Paul. For more info or to view the options for listening to the archived show, click here. To listen to the archived show on RealAudio, click here.

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Another Good “Old” Movie

January 11, 2009

We had watched it quite a while ago but just watched it again the other day. Janet and I both had tears in our eyes. “Mr. Holland’s Opus” is a great movie to watch if you haven’t seen it — or if you saw it a long time ago. A music teacher with a deaf [...]

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Fr. Richard Neuhaus, Convert Passed Away

January 8, 2009

Fr. Richard Neuhaus, well-know convert from Lutheranism and editor of First Things Magazine, died today of cancer. He was a champion of intelligent Christianity, of cultural involvement, in defending human life and a staunch promoter of the orthodox Catholic faith. He will be missed. For the story on Catholic News Agency, click here

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Want to See the REAL Shroud?

January 7, 2009

You’ve come to the right place. The Pope has announced a special showing of the Shroud in Turin Italy in the spring of 2010. And we will be there! The Shroud is only reveal every twenty-five years of so — this this is  VERY special! But not only will we take our pilgrimage group to [...]

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Still Safe to Go to Israel? Update for Radio Shows Today

January 6, 2009

Safety Update: January 5, 2009 UPDATE MONDAY 1/5/09: Just spoke with my friends Amer and Essam in Jerusalem leading a group of pilgrims. Referring to the recent fighting in Gaza they said: “There is always fighting down south in Gaza. This is nothing new. It has absolutely no effect on us in Jerusalem or anywhere [...]

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