March 2009

Great Time in Corpus Christi & Dallas

by Steve Ray on March 31, 2009

img_0506We are now in Dallas — after speaking three times in Corpus Christi at the Fullness of Truth conference over the weekend.

Here is a picture of me with William Albrecht, a Catholic apologist who can to the conference to spend some time with me. He is a good guy and a good apologist for the Catholic faith.

Corpus Christi is full of marvelous Catholics and we appreciate Ken Zammit and Joe McClane inviting us to join them.

img_0509Join us and Fullness of Truth in the Holy Land in February 2010 — contact Suzanne at 800-727-1999, ext. 121.

We are now speaking three evenings at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Grapevine Texas, a suburb of Dallas. TX.

img_05101On Sunday evening it was my “Conversion Story: From Baptist to Catholic“, on Monday “A Virtual Tour of the Life of St. Paul“, on Tuesday it will be “What Must I Do to Be Saved? Born Again? Faith Alone?

I am grateful to Tony and Dee McNoskey for all their help and assistance. It was great to also so those who have joined us on pilgrimages too

On Monday morning I went to 910 AM KATH and 850 AM KJON Radio, affiliates of Guadalupe Radio. It was fun working with General Manager Dave Palmer and volunteer Celina. They even put my picture up on their website!

img_0514Owners and managers Len and Toya were with me in Israel a short week ago. What great folks they are! And what stories they have of God’s miraculous hand with Guadalupe Radio!

Then Janet and I went to a new start-up Catholic High School called Our Lady of Grace. They watch my Footprints of God DVDs in class and I enjoyed talking with the students for over an hour.

I told them how blessed they were to have families that send them to such a wonderful school and how grateful they should be to be Catholics!

I also told them many of our stories of how God has done miracles in our lives — not only in our conversion to the Catholic Church, but also in our every day life as we serve the King.

After this I will be heading to Utica, Illinois to speak at St. Mary’s Church.

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On Our Way to Texas

by Steve Ray on March 26, 2009

If you are near or in Texas, join us at the great Family Conference in Corpus Christi this weekend with lots of great speakers, music and Catholic products for sale. For more info visit www.FullnessOfTruth.org.

I will also be conducting parish mission at St. Francis of Asssisi Parish in Grapevine TX just outside Dallas. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings. Hope to see you there.

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Met My First Goal — Lost 20 Pounds!

by Steve Ray on March 26, 2009

screen-capture-1On January 1st Janet and I decided to take our health seriously. I turned 54 on December 29th and realized that even though I still felt like a kid, I was really not a kid any more. The doctor said if I wanted to watch my grandkids grow up and get married I needed to change our life style.

(Notice the words on my t-shirt!)

Traveling a lot makes it very hard to exercise and eat good. But I am not one to be controlled — I prefer to control my environment and myself, so . . .

. . . Janet and I (and our kids) decided to lose weight, eat only excellent and healthy foods, and exercise every day. We have been running 4-5 miles a day on the treadmill or taking long walks together.

screen-capture-2The result is I hit my first goal today — losing 20 pounds. On January 1, I was 183 and today I am 163. Janet was 130 and today she is 120 pounds. Even on the cruise ship I lost a few pounds!! (I took my scale with me :-) My ultimate goal is another 8 pounds — to spend the rest of my life at 155 pounds.

You can learn more about how we did it and the website and books we used here.

The pictures are me before (with my daughter Charlotte) and me now (in front of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem)! I feel like a million bucks again!

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Stop the Scandal at Our Lady’s University

March 25, 2009

It is a scandal that Notre Dame University should invite Obama to speak and to give him an honorary doctorate. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics are protesting. Click here to speak your voice and to sign the protest petition.

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Steve on Al Kresta’s Show Today Parts I & II – Live Web Cam. How Cool is This!? All about the Annunciation

March 25, 2009

Forty minute interview on the Feast of the Annunciation in three parts. Watch live video from Kresta In The Afternoon’s channel on Justin.tv Watch live video from Kresta In The Afternoon’s channel on Justin.tv Watch live video from Kresta In The Afternoon’s channel on Justin.tv

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Mass with the Pope in the Holy Land — Join us!

March 25, 2009

For more info on our upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land — with Mass with the Pope, click here. It is open to the public and only a few seats are left. For more about our pilgrimages and cruises, visit our site at www.SteveGoes.com

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Steve on Annunciation Today

March 25, 2009

I will be on three programs Wednesday talking about the Annunciation, the Incarnation and the Immaculate Conception for the Feast Day of the Annunciation. I just returned from Nazareth where we had Mass at the Grotto of the Annunciation. I will try to make the location, the real event, and the theology come alive. Sean [...]

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Harvard Expert: Pope Correct about Condoms & AIDS

March 25, 2009

March 19, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, has said that the evidence confirms that the Pope is correct in his assessment that condom distribution exacerbates the problem of AIDS.  “The pope is correct,” Green told National Review Online [...]

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Stem Cells for Dummies

March 25, 2009

Clear here to get the basics!

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Marriage now includes “same sex” according to Webster’s Dictionary

March 24, 2009

Webster’s dictionary changes definition to accommodate same-sex ‘marriage’ http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2370 The latest edition of the Merriam-Webster dictionary has a new definition of marriage, allowing for the recognition of same-sex relationships. And so history, linguistics and the meaning of words change again to fit the immoral society.

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Final Day of the Pilgrimage, Parts I & II

March 24, 2009

Here is Part I Here is Part II

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Tony Ryan on Obama and Notre Dame

March 24, 2009

I just received this from Tony Ryan, Marketing Director at Ignatius Press: Here are two excellent articles about the outrage at the University of Notre Dame for inviting Barack O’Bama to give their commencement address, and receive an honorary degree. One piece is by the great Ralph McInenry, who has taught at ND for over [...]

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Two Movies to See

March 22, 2009

On the plane recently Janet and I watched two movies which we really enjoyed though they were extremely different. The first was DOUBT which was recommended to me earlier by several Catholic priests. It is about the priest in a boy’s school who is charged by the head nun of abusing one of the boys. [...]

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Meeting: Cardinal George & Obama

March 21, 2009

Private meeting between Cardinal George, President Obama in Oval Office http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2337 President Barack Obama met privately in the Oval Office on March 17 with Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The meeting came one day after Cardinal George warned that the Obama administration’s proposed [...]

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Day at Qumran, Masada, Jericho & the Dead Sea

March 21, 2009
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