Sunday, February 8, 2009

Two Radio Shows Today

by Steve Ray on February 8, 2009

I was on two radio shows Monday

Relevant Radio’s Searching the Word: How to Start a Parish Bible Study
1:00-2:00 PM Eastern time

Catholic Answers Live: Developing Your Spiritual Life
7:00-8:00 PM Eastern

Questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live:

1. There are so many devotions and spiritualities available. How do I know which ones I should practice?
2. Are the beginning chapters of Genesis to be taken literally or are they mythical?
3. I stopped going to adoration at my church because people prayed the Rosary so fast it seemed to be without meaning. How should we pray the Rosary?
4. I was told that sacraments are physical and spiritual. Can you explain how sacraments do more than represent things?
5. How can I decide if I need a spiritual director, and if so, how does one choose a spiritual director?
6. Lent is coming up and we are having tough times in America right now. How can I prepare for Lent to best improve my spiritual life and relationship with God?

Real Audio Link; Other Listening Options

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Weigel and Peters: More on the Legionaires

by Steve Ray on February 8, 2009

In the Light of the Law looks at what kind of charism a criminal (or a sociopath) founder can bequeath: http://www.canonlaw.info/2009/02/maciel-was-criminal-or-sociopath-but.html

And George Weigel calls for immediate Vatican intervention in the Legion:
http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/?p=1311

No Immediate Vatican Involvement
Click here

My heart goes out to the many great men in the Legion who don’t deserve the scandal of their founder. I know so many of the young seminarians in Rome, where I have lectured so many times. I know many LC priests around the world. They are orthodox, driven, and devout, ready to lay down their lives for Our Lord.

As this situation works its way out, remember to pray for these great men who will now have to refocus their lives, make monumental decisions, and live with this scar. I agree with George Weigel that there is much good and we want to save and redeem that great good!

Added March 3, 2009: A Homily by Fr. Groeschel:

THORNWOOD, New York, MARCH 2, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text of a homily given Feb. 20 by Father Benedict Groeschel, one of the founders of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, when he concelebrated Mass at the formation center of the Legionaries of Christ in Thornwood.

I thought this homily was excellent. I sent copies to my friends in the Legion.

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Great Time in Phoenix; Updates on Projects

by Steve Ray on February 8, 2009

img_0469It is 5:30 AM and I am sitting the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport waiting to board my plane back to Detroit after a great time here in Phoenix with a lot of 0n-fire Catholics at the conference in the Cathedral. It was a packed house with many of them converts, the rest those who have come back to the Church or have had a revival. They were an enthusiastic and fun group.

(Picture: Chris Mincolla who organized the event and Fr. Rob Clements of the Phoenix Cathedral who also was the voice of St. Clement in our Apostolic Fathers DVD).

I gave my conversion story, my talk on A Virtual Tour of the Life of St. Paul, and a Defense of the Eucharist. We also premiered our new DVD which is the first of a new series I am producing with Joe Reynolds of Skyline Productions (producer of our Footprints of God series).

The new series is entitled “Join Steve Ray” with each episode having a subtitle. The first one just released this weekend is Join Steve Ray in Galilee. These DVDs are filmed on location as I lead pilgrimage groups through various biblical land. The viewer joins us as we explore Galilee, join segments of the Mass, hear portions of my on-locations talks, etc. With Galilee finished we are now working on Up to Jerusalem and volume three will be In Jerusalem. We plan to have furture released of Join Steve in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Syria & Lebanon, in Italy and specifically in Rome.

Watch my website here as I will be selling the first DVD starting this week.

Joe Reynolds and I also met to begin plans for our next Footprints of God DVD which will be filmed in March 2010 (Lord willing). It will be shot in Iraq, Turkey and Israel. It will be entitled Abraham, Father of Faith & Works with an expected release date of September 2010.

We have also produced six interview variety shows entitled Defendors of the Faith which will begin airing on various Catholic TV stations in the coming months. We will be shooting more of these interview shows this summer. To learn more about this project visit DefendersOfTheFaith.tv.

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