Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pelosi wrong again!

by Steve Ray on March 2, 2010

Health-care proposal does fund abortion, says spokesman for US bishops
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5593
A spokesman for the US bishops’ conference has flatly contradicted the claim by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that the health-care reform plan now under discussion on Capitol Hill would not provide subsidies for abortion.

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“What Bible Commentary Should I Use?”

by Steve Ray on March 2, 2010

IMG_6522I get this question all the time. I have an answer.

A commentary is a book that gives information about passages in the Bible. It follows the text chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse and gives definitions, explanations, background material, Church teaching and more on each passage of Scripture.

Thanks to Kevin Lay of Scepter Publishers (http://www.scepterpublishers.org/) I have a review copy of a great new one-volume commentary on the New Testament.

The title of the book is “The Navarre Bible New Testament.” I highly recommend that all Catholics have a copy of this commentary for their daily study of the Bible. It will help you understand the Bible in the heart of the Church.

You can learn more here. (I’ll have a better picture of the book as soon as I get home :-)

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Shroud of Turin with Steve Ray

by Steve Ray on March 2, 2010

screen-captureWe just filled the third bus and now — maybe there are 2 or 3 seats left, but we have to shut down registration and put new callers on a waiting list. Janet and I, along with Teresa Tomeo are going to Italy in May to see the Shroud of Turin. What an exciting trip this will be!

Here is an article about the million plus people who will see the Shroud this Spring. It will not be brought out again for about 25 years!

We will land with our 150 pilgrims in Milan Italy. We will be in Turin for two days with the highlight of seeing the original Shroud the wrapped the body of Our Lord. Then to Assisi, then to San Giovanni Rotundo to venerate Padre Pio. Then to Lanciano to see the remarkable Eucharistic miracle before stopping at Montapello to see the Veil of Veronica.

After this we spend 4 days in Rome where we will see the Pope. I get to show everyone our favorite places in the Eternal City and have Mass at marvelous sacred sites including the Catacombs. We are very excited. Click here to learn more.

If you missed out on this trip, we still have a Rome/Assisi trip with Dr. Scott Hahn from May 23-June 1. Check also to view our Holy Land trips this year and especially our St. Paul Biblical Land Cruise in November.

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Surprise Visitor at My Talk in NJ

March 2, 2010

I was surprised to see him walk up and say “Hello!” He came to hear my talk at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in New Jersey. My wife and I appreciate Fox News and find it much more informative, objective, balanced and fun than any of the other news outlets. We don’t have TV at home [...]

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