April 2009

300,000 Petitions Delivered to Notre Dame

by Steve Ray on April 30, 2009

The Cardinal Newman Society:    For Immediate Release,  April 29, 2009

First 300,000 Petition Signatures Delivered to Notre Dame Board Members, Fr. Jenkins
Copies Are Being Rushed to Rome, Papal Nuncio, USCCB and ND Bishop John D’Arcy

Manassas, Va. –  Today, April 29, 2009, the first 300,000 names of individuals who signed the petition at NotreDameScandal.com — opposing the University of Notre Dame’s decision to honor President Barack Obama at commencement — are being delivered to Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Board of Trustees and the Board of Fellows as they prepare for scheduled meetings on Friday, May 1, at Notre Dame.

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How Swine Flu Got Started…

by Steve Ray on April 29, 2009

… don’t let your kids to this! (from Patty Bond’s website)

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You got to listen to this beautiful song of a conversion! Memorize the words!! :-)

Click here to go to Tiber Jumper’s very cool song! Click on the audio link just under the picture of the Church Fathers who are giving the songs a Thumbs Up for the song!

While there, check out the rest of his excellent blog and support this Catholic artist! You can read his Conversion Story here.

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One of the Dumbest Things – Great Work Team Obama!

April 28, 2009

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Changing Bride & Groom; Changing Mom & Dad

April 28, 2009

As same-sex marriage begins, Iowa may change ‘father’ and ‘mother’ on birth certificate http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2731 Less than four weeks after an April 3 Iowa Supreme Court decision that imposed same-sex marriage upon the state, counties began to process same-sex marriage applications on April 27. In addition to changing the wording of “bride” and “groom” on marriage [...]

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Bravo Mary Ann Glendon! She Reproves Notre Dame

April 27, 2009

Glendon declines commencement honor from Notre Dame http://www.catholicculture.org/news/features/index.cfm?recnum=60313 Mary Ann Glendon has announced that she will not accept the Laetare Medal– the highest honor conferred by the University of Notre Dame– at this year’s commencement exercises. More here! Read her letter — it is magnificent! ************************************ Lodge YOUR protest. Sign the petition at http://www.notredamescandal.com *********************************** [...]

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Steve on Catholic Answers Live Monday – Priesthood!

April 27, 2009

Today I will be on the 2nd hour of Catholic Answers Live discussing the newly announce Year of the Priest. For info later on how to listen to archived replay, click here; to listen on-line tonight, click here. I took this picture (right) of the incorrupt body of St. Jean Vianney on our last trip [...]

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My Teaching Course in Rome (and some fun!)

April 25, 2009

For those wondering about the course I just taught at the Regina Apostolorum University in Rome. Click on the image to left for a larger picture We just finished the five day intensive course. It went very well and was very well received. The sponsor, Fr. Alfonso Aguilara, in charge of a LOT of things [...]

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Dave Burchette’s Conversion Story

April 25, 2009

Just a short one page story but nice to read. A Southern Baptist Airforce military man discovers the Church due to a friend and a good wife. You can read the story here. Since his wife was a faithful Filipino woman, you may also want to read my Open Letter to the Filipino People.

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Pilgrimage Minute #5

April 24, 2009

Pilgrimage Minute #5: pilgrimage-minute-5

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Interpreting the Bible – Viva Papa!

April 24, 2009

Read the Bible ‘within the faith of the Church,’ Pope says Bravo Holy Father! This is what I have been reiterating over and over all week in my course too! http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2699 Pope Benedict XVI met on April 23 with members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, which had recently concluded a meeting devoted to discussion of [...]

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Stay Tuned for a New YouTube Video

April 23, 2009

We just ate at our favorite restaurant here in Rome before going to teach my afternoon and evening courses today — three talks: 10 Anti-Catholic Zingers, St. John’s Gospel with a View to Apologetics & the Life and Context of St. Paul. But when I get back this evening I will jump on my MacBook [...]

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Pilgrimage Minute #4

April 23, 2009

Pilgrimage Minute #4: pilgrimange-minute-4

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Miss USA California Courageously Speaks on Marriage…

April 23, 2009

… and probably loses the contest because of it. Read the review. The judge was a jerk for asking such a loaded question — probably get his own biased point across. He should have been disqualified. She was extremely charitable and tolerant in her response. It is the gay community that is intolerant and often [...]

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Pilgrimage Minute #3

April 22, 2009

Pilgrimage Minute #3: pilgrimage-minute-3

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New Ordinations for the USA

April 22, 2009

465 Americans to be ordained priests; 1/4 foreign-born, majority on dean’s list in college http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2680 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released data on members of the ordination class of 2009. A remarkable 55% who responded to a survey were on the dean’s list in college, while 11% were college valedictorian or [...]

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