September 2009

Janet and I are in Amsterdam making a connection to Tel Aviv. We will have a few days to meet with friends, deliver gifts to local Christians and get organized for our two back-to-back groups.

While here I am catching up on e-mail and my website and found this stunning and disturbing news item. Jesus said we need to take up our cross and follow him. Amazingingly there are Christians today literally being crucified for their belief in Jesus. Muslims are doing this. This is what happens when Sharia Law is in place.

Ugandan rebels target Christians of southern Sudan for crucifixion

The Lord’s Resistance Army, which has been charged with multiple human-rights abuses during a long civil war in Uganda, has now begun preying upon Christian villagers in neighboring southern Sudan. Witnesses report that at least 7 people were killed in recent raids, with most of the deaths caused by forms of crucifixion.

Click on image below for larger image. Found at a site about Islamic Sharia Law

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Medjugorje

by Steve Ray on September 30, 2009

Medjugorje bishop emphasizes: don’t view alleged apparitions as ‘worthy of faith’

In a homily posted on his diocesan website, Bishop Ratko Peric, who has led the Diocese of Mostar-Duvno since 1993, has emphasized that the alleged apparitions and messages of Medjugorje are not to be treated as “worthy of faith.” The bishop has imposed a series of restrictions on activities in Medjugorje, clearly designed to discourage interest in the supposed apparitions.

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Obama’s “Safe School Czar” not so Safe!

by Steve Ray on September 29, 2009

jenningsAnother Czar that haven’t been fully vetted by our President…..
Barack Obama’s “safe school’s czar” Kevin Jennings hid pedophilia from authorities.

Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings was a huge Obama supporter. (Want this Obama Czar anywhere near YOUR kids?)

FOX News reported:

President Obama’s “safe schools czar” is a former schoolteacher who has advocated promoting homosexuality in schools, written about his past drug abuse, expressed his contempt for religion and detailed an incident in which he did not report an underage student who told him he was having sex with older men.

Conservatives are up in arms about the appointment of Kevin Jennings, Obama’s director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, saying he is too radical for the job.

Jennings was appointed to the position largely because of his longtime record of working to end bullying and discrimination in schools. In 1990, as a teacher in Massachusetts, he founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which now has over 40 chapters at schools nationwide. He has also published six books on gay rights and education, including one that describes his own experiences as a closeted gay student.

And what if this had been a Republican or Conservative?

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Can Abortion Save the Planet?

September 29, 2009

YES, says Obama’s Science Czar! At the same time Cardinal Mahoney of Los Angeles, said, “the issue of abortion funding in the health care bill is “way beyond my field.” Geez, the sooner they’re both gone — the better! Can’t be gone too soon for me!

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Help Devastated Catholics in the Philippines

September 28, 2009

As you may have heard, the Philippines has been devastated by a massive and powerful typhoon. Many lives have been lost as well as homes, businesses, etc. If anyone would like to donate much-needed funds that will get directly to people who have been hurt, the folks at the Defensores Fidei Foundation (these are the [...]

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Debbie’s Story: Abuse to Mysticism to Catholic

September 27, 2009

This is a very sad, yet redemptively joyful story. From child abuse and terrible suffering to a search for God. The love of God and the healing of her soul are a testimony of great hope for others who are in search of meaning and love in a world of suffering. Thanks Debbie for sharing [...]

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Announcing NEW Rome-Assisi Pilgrimage with Scott Hahn & Steve Ray

September 26, 2009

Dr. Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center have just finalized an agreement for me (Steve Ray and my company Footprints of God) to lead their Rome-Assisi Pilgrimage in May 2010. It will be an exciting time with Dr. Hahn and I speaking along the way with the best local Catholic guide in the world [...]

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Teachers Messing with the Minds of Kids

September 26, 2009

Learning to sing songs of praise to Obama. Hum? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkd5uPczoM8&NR=1

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Student Confronts the Professor

September 25, 2009

This is an interesting little video about the existence of God. It is purported to be an event in the life of the young Einstein as a student. Though only a legend, it is a great little story and if didn’t really happen — it should have!

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Americans with No Religious Affiliation

September 25, 2009

Even though the numbers are growing, those with no religious faith are far less than in Europe but it seems we are racing to catch up with them. We have to start doing more evangelism! Survey shows sharp growth in Americans with no religious affiliation http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=4138 The fastest-growing religious bloc in America today is the [...]

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Video Meditation for Sunday’s Mass Readings

September 25, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009: Liturgy Reflection from JP Catholic University on Vimeo.

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Archbishop Burke on Pro-aborts, Communion & Funerals

September 23, 2009

From Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: Archbishop Burke repeats: no Communion, no Catholic funeral for pro-abortion politicians http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=4111 Archbishop Raymond Burke, speaking at the Inside Catholic partnership dinner, said that Catholic politicians who support legal abortion should not be allowed to receive Communion or to have Catholic funerals. The American archbishop, who now heads the Apostolic [...]

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Top “Catholic” Catholic Colleges

September 22, 2009

Not all Catholic colleges are really “catholic” but there are some great ones. Here is the info.

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Open Letter to Notre Dame President – Ouch!

September 21, 2009

Ouch!  After the local Bishop wrote a blistering letter to Fr. Jenkins, now the Professor Emeritus of Notre Dame Law School writes one too! (Check out Dr. Rice’s new book What Happened to Notre Dame?.) An open letter from Dr. Charles E. Rice, Professor Emeritus of Notre Dame Law School, to Fr. John Jenkins, President [...]

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Married A Pretty Girl 33 Years Ago; Look What We Got Started!

September 20, 2009

Sorry for all the family pictures posted this weekend. Birthdays and such are great times to get pictures — especially since it is getting harder to get everyone together. The bottom picture has us grouped as families. On the right Cindy and Ben with their four kids; on the left Jesse and Ann with their [...]

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Great Day with the Family Yesterday

September 19, 2009

Can’t forget the important things in life while busy doing other important things! It was a beautiful Fall day here in Michigan and we all took off for a nice ride and lunch together. The only ones missing were our daughter Charlotte and our daughter Cindy with her family. This picture contains Janet and I, [...]

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