May 2010

Why are some ex-Catholics so hateful?

May 24, 2010

I was asked recently why some ex-Catholics and anti-Catholics are so hateful and mean — why they display such fierce opposition to the Church. Of course, not all ex-Catholics are that way, but a good number are. When I was an anti-Catholic I did not consider Catholics to be Christians. They were heretics. I thought [...]

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Fullness of Truth Australian Tour

May 23, 2010

I am joining not one, but two other great Catholic speakers in Australia, it will be a pleasure work along side Alex Jones, Father Pacwa. We’ll be touring ALL over Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, NSW. Check out the great video the Australian “Catholic Forum” made: More information coming soon so stay tuned [...]

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Zenit’s Liz Lev Comments on our Shroud Trip!

May 23, 2010

The Shroud’s Stillness; Joining the Orderly Lines in Turin By Elizabeth Lev ROME, MAY 20, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Last week I became one of the 1.5 million pilgrims (and counting!) who’ve visited the Shroud of Turin during its extraordinary display, which began April 10 and ends Sunday. The pilgrimage was led by Steve Ray, Catholic apologist [...]

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Bringing Little Sister to Jesus

May 23, 2010

Here is a fantastic picture of my granddaughter Maria Faustina Ray bringing her little sister Elizabeth Arabella Rose to Jesus. What a great picture!! Click on the picture of a larger image.

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Spirituality of Young Pilgrims

May 23, 2010

Here is a picture of young Jacob Gallucci with his sister Adriana who were a lot of fun on our trip. Click on any image for larger picture. You can see Jacob’s picture drawing of St. MIchael to the right. And here is a prayer written along the way by James Toups (left in picture [...]

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Last Day a Great One

May 22, 2010

I will be posting the two videos from today soon. We had a great day with beeeautiful weather for a walking tour through Rome. We gave people some exercise today and everyone did well. We started out with a tour of San Clemente with Liz. This is an ancient church with archaeological discoveries below that [...]

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16th Anniversay as Catholics

May 22, 2010

Celebrating Pentecost Mass at Santa Maria in Sopra Minerva in Rome. It’s our family’s 16th anniversary as Catholics. LOVE being home!

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Help with Pornography

May 22, 2010

Help for Achieving and Maintaining Sexual Purity (by Steve Wood) Did you know that there is an entire section of our website with resources to help those struggling with pornography? Take advantage of these resources and familiarize yourself with them so that you can recommend them to your friends. http://dads.org/strugglewithporn.asp For information on forming a [...]

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Vatican Day and Shroud Display

May 22, 2010

Early start to catch Mass at the St. Joseph chapel inside St. Peters Basilica. There are 44 chapels in this largest church in the world. We were right next to the Peter’s Crucifixion chapel — the exact geographical location where Peter was crucified upside down in Nero’s Circus. And GUESS what the readings were? (Picture: [...]

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Phoenix Abortion Case

May 22, 2010

My friend and canon lawyer Ed Peters, writes: The irony (no, make that, the hubris and hypocrisy) of “Catholics for Free Choice”, a group notoriously dedicated to disregarding the right to life of pre-born babies, criticizing a Catholic bishop for allegedly disregarding a hospital administrator’s right to a good reputation after she admitted her cooperation [...]

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Touring Ancient Rome on Foot

May 21, 2010

Great day, sore feet, much learned, very spiritual, Colosseum, ancient churches, historty and love for our Catholic truth and faith, delicious food, delicious words, much accomplished. We started out with Mass at St. Peter in Chains. His chains from Jerusalem and Rome were miraculously fused together. Here also sits the majestic Moses carved by Michelangelo. [...]

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Gorgeous St. John Laterans in Rome

May 21, 2010

Since we are here today, I thought I would allow you to join us with this fantastic, interactive, surround photo/video. This is St. John Lateran Church in Rome. It houses the Chair of Peter and is the Mother Church of the World. Enjoy! Click here.

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Bishops do the Right Thing (finally)

May 21, 2010

US bishops withdraw from coalition that backs Kagan for Supreme Court http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6381 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has withdrawn its membership in the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 organizations.

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We See the Pope — and have a Party!

May 20, 2010

Wednesday is General Audience Day with the Pope in St. Peter’s Square — and we were there! For most in our group it is the first time in Rome — and the first time to see and hear the Pope in person. After this wonderful experience — and after receiving his blessing, we scattered for [...]

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Homosexuality in Genes and in Animals?

May 20, 2010

Recently I had a heated discussion about homosexuality with some good liberal friends. They contend that homosexuality is seen among animals (still to be proved) and since God “made people homosexual” that it is natural, normal and must be accepted. The discussion was heated though friendly. I thought I would respond and I share the [...]

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Too Late to Upload Rome Video Tonight

May 19, 2010

Incredible and LONG day. General Audience with and blessing from the Pope. Touring Christian Rome with Mass at the Tomb of St. Paul. Dinner on the Via Appia Antica. Finally crashing into bed. Too exhausted and late to make and upload video tonight. Will try to catch up tomorrow. Everything is smooth and wonderful. Great [...]

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