January 2010

Bombay is Wonderful, especially the People

by Steve Ray on January 31, 2010

P1020816Today Janet and I sat at a table for over an hour as about 500 wonderful Indians with beautiful smiles and faces glowing with the Holy Spirit stepped up to us to thank us for coming to defend them and their Catholic faith — and to pledge their prayers. They are gracious and gentle people with a very religious impulse and a heart for God.

(Pictures: Right: Riding an ox cart to the conference! Left: Steve with joyful former Hindu, Protestant and Muslim. Click image for larger picture.)

P1020830I gave two talks and answered questions for about 1.5 hours with a panel including Bishop Agnelo. Then after signing books we are now on our way to another venue where we will speak to over 400 sisters/nuns from around the diocese. Janet will share a bit and then I will tell them our conversion story.

I will post pictures and another video as soon as I am able but we are having 14 hour days and are exhausted but there is much to do and little time to do it. I intend to come back to India and cover more cities with the truth of the Catholic Church. They are already planning a return visit for us. More soon. Keep us in your prayers as we leave tomorrow for Dubai to start all over again for another week!

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Video Now Available! “Tears in my Eyes”

by Steve Ray on January 30, 2010

I stood with tears in my eyes looking out over the 500 people who gave up their Saturday to learn the Catholic faith. All of them paid a fee to come and they sang like angels and responded to my talks with great enthusiasm and joy! I gave a talk this morning on Tradition and Scripture followed by another talk about Peter and the Primacy of Rome.

Have a wonderful Indian lunch in the home of Sarat and Resl Fernandes — our hosts — then back for two more talks: What Must I Do To Be Saved? and Mary, Mother of God. I am praying my voice holds out during 6 hours of  talking.

Here is a video of what we did on Saturday. What a blessed day with blessed people! Janet even gave a talk!

Please keep us in your prayers since it is hot and demanding and I still have Monday with extensive talks before going leaving for Dubai and starting all over again.

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Videos: Day One & Two in Bombay

by Steve Ray on January 29, 2010

Just posted a new Running trip, “2010-01-29 Bombay 2″, to EveryTrail. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/dB5UMT

Marvelous morning speaking to 400 priests & seminarians. My talks very well received.

I stood in front of the people in the church tonight. They were singing with great volume and passion. I stood in front and had tears in my eyes looking over these faithful Catholics who have been attacked and put down. They said I was the first to tell the other side and they were joyful. I wept. It was such a joy to see so many passionate Catholics here in Bombay.

I gave my Conversion Story tonight for 2000+ people. St. Peter’s Church holds 1,200 and every seat was full so they put up 700 chairs outside with a big screen and huge speakers. All the seats outside were filled too. Tomorrow evening they plan to have 500 additional people. They are selling thousands of copies of Crossing the Tiber at a reduced Indian price.

Tomorrow I have four talks to give: three workshops with 500 people each and then a talk on Mary in the evening to about 3,000 people. Stay tuned.

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Baseball Star Quits to become a Priest

January 27, 2010

NEW YORK —  As a top prospect for the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Grant Desme might’ve gotten the call every minor leaguer wants this spring. Instead, he believed he had another, higher calling. Desme announced Friday that he was leaving baseball to enter the priesthood, walking away after a breakout season in which he became MVP [...]

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Anatomy of a Failing President

January 26, 2010

An article from “American Thinker Magazine” by Geoffrey P. Hunt “Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson. In the modern era, we’ve seen several failed presidencies–led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ. Failed presidents have one strong common trait– they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out. Of [...]

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Who Was Timothy? Who Was Titus?

January 26, 2010

These were two tough guys who had an impact on our lives and we should know them — even though they lived two thousand years ago. Today is their feast day so take a few minutes and get re-acquainted! First by listening to my interview on Relevant Radio with Sean Herriott at 7 AM today [...]

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My Son Was Here with his Family

January 23, 2010

Pro-lifers brave DC rain to join in March for Life Tens of thousands of American pro-life activists joined in the annual March for Life in Washington on January 22, marking the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The marchers crowded the city’s streets and thronged over the Mall. Yet in another annual occurrence, major [...]

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Terrible Two’s

January 22, 2010

“I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, because America gave him the White House based on the same credentials.”  (Newt Gingrich) Now that Obama’s past the first year, can we expect the terrible two’s? From walking on water to the backstroke — fleeing [...]

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Last Day of Pilgrimage

January 22, 2010

Part 1 Part 2

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Brown Wins Massachusetts!!

January 19, 2010

I couldn’t be happier that Republican Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in Massachusetts. The Democrats should be scared to death! This is a slam against the Obama agenda with all his liberalism, abortion, homosexual promotion, destruction of marriage and the family –  and bankrupting of America! America is waking up!

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Tuesday in the Holy Land: Part 1 & 2

January 19, 2010

Sorry I did not get videos up yet for Tuesday but I had no time. I will catch up on Wednesday. Today we went to Mass at Gethsemane and then toured the Mount of Olives. After a marvelous overview of Jerusalem from the Promenade where I gave a 20-minute account of the story of salvation [...]

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Pilgrimage Day 4, Parts 1 and 2

January 17, 2010

Great day and great group. Very cooperative pilgrims which make it possible to cover lots of ground and get a lot done with joy and excitement. Today we finished touring around Galilee, ate St. Peter’s fish and headed south — UP to Jerusalem. Beautiful weather though we found rain in the night in Jerusalem. Before [...]

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Part II NOW UP!

January 16, 2010

Part 1 Part II

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How Many Births/Deaths?

January 16, 2010

First: Born once, die twice; Born twice, die once? What does it mean? Hint: John 3:3-7, Gen 2:17. Second: Once you figure out the first riddle, how does it relate to the first creation? Hint: Genesis 1:1-2 Third: How did Jesus demonstrate this — Himself being our example? Hint: Matthew 3:16. (Picture of Steve in [...]

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