July 2010

On My Way to Steubenville

by Steve Ray on July 31, 2010

On my way to Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio to talk about Holy Land pilgrimages at Defending the Faith conference.

We have two pilgrimages with Franciscan Journeys and two with Scott Hahn’s St. Paul Center.

To learn about the pilgrimages (including our St. Paul Cruise and our Egypt-Jordan Bible Land trip) visit http://www.stevegoes.com.

I will meet some friends and take a run while there too.

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Anne Rice no longer a Catholic

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2010

Anne Rice, who claimed to convert to Christianity a few years ago with the publication of her book on Jesus, has now renounced her conversion. She is the author of Interview with a Vampire. She says she is no longer a Christian. Seems like a ploy to sell her book if you ask me.

For more in the LA Times, click here.

More than 50 Comments on my Facebook page at JerusalemJones.

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Breaking News: Dr. Ken Howell Reinstated

July 30, 2010

Thank you for your support. To read the story, visit the SaveDrKen Facebook page here. University of Illinois offers to reinstate Catholic professor fired for his views The University of Illinois has offered to reinstate a Catholic faculty member who was dismissed after he explained Church teachings on homosexuality. . . .

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Nice Article about My Visit to Couples for Christ in the Philippines

July 30, 2010

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Poop and the Ray Family

July 29, 2010

I had to think twice before posting this. But my daughter Charlotte (the author; college graduation picture to the right) and my wife said it was OK –  and since others have enjoyed and laughed — well, I thought I’d share it with a wider audience. Charlotte was writing to a friend who was a [...]

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Obama Healthcare Leaves Opening for Abortion

July 29, 2010

Obama health-care policy leaves opening for abortion funding, says Congressional report The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a memo indicating that an executive order by President Barack Obama does not fully resolve the issue of abortion funding in the new health-care bill. The CRS memo has prompted a group of Republican members of the [...]

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Defending Good Seminary Professors

July 29, 2010

Someone challenged the qualifications of a few professors I know and it seems Canon Lawyer (another friend) took a bit of justified umbrage. The two professors I know are Ralph Martin and Janet Smith who teach at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Other names mentioned are Christopher West (Theology of the Body) and George [...]

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Challenge to Debate Marian Devotion

July 29, 2010

My friend Marwil from the Philippines is a great apologist and has offered to debate Marian Devotion. He would explain and defend the proposition that Marian Devotion is biblical. If you know a Protestant who would like to take Marwil up his challenge have them visit my Facebook wall at http://www.facebook.com/jerusalemjones

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Catholic Software for Kids?

July 29, 2010

Does anyone know any good interactive Catholic programs for kids on iPhone or the Internet? If so, please inform us in Comments below. Thanks! For lots of good suggestions and links, visit my Facebook page here. EWTN’s Kids Club Penguin (not specifically Catholic but recommended by Catholic users here) Catholic Trivia Junior version in the [...]

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Protoevangelium of James

July 26, 2010

In the early 2nd century the early Church held a document in very high regard. From this document we learn about the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her own birth. Since today is the Feast Day of Joachim and Anna, I thought I would provide a link to the Protoevangelium of James so [...]

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Relevant Radio

July 25, 2010

On Monday I will be on Sean Herriott’s and Drew Mariani’s radio shows, heard over the Internet at www.relevantradio.com.

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Raising Rebels on Catholic Answers Live

July 23, 2010

Our topic was “Raising Rebels, Bringing up Kids in a Pagan World” — how to direct our kids to fight against sin, unchastity and the Culture of Death. You can listen to the archived show here. For other listening options (like MP3) here. Questions answered: 1) Are there any interactive websites for computers and handhelds [...]

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Dog Takes Communion

July 23, 2010

Dog receives communion at Anglican parish A dog has received communion at an Anglican parish in Toronto. Pets are permitted in the church. . . .

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Mosque at Ground Zero?

July 22, 2010

Newt Gingrich, new convert from Baptist to Catholic, on the idea of building a Muslim Mosque at Ground Zero in New York where Muslims killed over 3,000 Americans. http://www.torenewamerica.com/gingrich-ground-zero-mosque

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Coming Home Friday – Finally!

July 22, 2010

We will miss our friends in Australia and the Philippines. We finally go home Friday after over a month away. Already making plans for return visits to both countries! Apologetics is terribly needed in both places. We are home for a week before heading to England to give talks at two Biblical and Theological conferences. [...]

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