November 2010

Muslim Student …

by Steve Ray on November 30, 2010

… reveals the real intent behind her hajib.

Muslim Student’s True Opinion

Neoconservative thinker David Horowitz was put on the spot by a Muslim student during a speech at the University of California San Diego. His comeback revealed her true goal.

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Anglican Bishop Says Good-bye to 75 Parishes …

by Steve Ray on November 29, 2010

… as he says Hello to Rome. Here is Bishop Burnham’s “Farewell Sermon.” For the whole story and text of the sermon, click here.

One has to respect the sacrifice and integrity of such a man! We welcome him and pray for God’s blessing.

On our last pilgrimage-cruise, Fr Stephen Gideon told us his agonizing and joyful story of moving from Episcopalian priest to Roman Catholic priest. We all had tears in our eyes.

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Eucharist Means Everything!

by Steve Ray on November 27, 2010

Cory wrote me yesterday and said I could share this with everyone:

Jesus-&-Eucharist-733676Hi Steve: I’ve never written to you before but felt I just had to this time. I watched to your 7 Footprints of God DVD’s and your Defending the Eucharist, and it was awesome.

I am a new Catholic. I became Catholic as of last Easter vigil. When I went to the R.C.I.A classes I was very upfront with why I was there. I said I just wanted to know what the Catholic church believed and why my Grandmother believed what she did. To me it was very strange. I told everyone in the class I had no intentions of becoming Catholic. I was just curious.

I was baptized Catholic as an infant, but never grew up in the Faith because my Parents died when I was 3 or 4 years old. My mother was Catholic, but my Dad was an Atheist. I lived in 15 different foster homes before I was 10 years old. My foster parents were Christian Reform. But thru out my childhood, I always had a memory of my Grandmother praying her Rosary everyday. I needed to find out why.

It took me over 50 years to walk into a Catholic church. All my years as a Protestant, I took the Lord’s Supper for granted. And why not. After all, its just a symbol, right. We had it the first Sunday of each month. I kept looking to the clock at the back of the church thinking…”For crying out loud, will you hurry up with the bread and wine. I want to get out of here.” Steve, I just wasn’t into the Lord’s Supper at all. If its just a symbol…why do it?

Easter vigil came, and there I was, doing the one thing I said I would never do. I was becoming Catholic. I fully understood what the Eucharist was, is, and will always be, and when I took it for the very first time, I cried my heart out because for the first time in my life, I knew I was truly taking the Body and Blood of Christ. What an awesome Blessing this is.

I’m now part of the Eucharistic Ministry in my Church. I’m the only one in my family who is Catholic, but I’m working on them. For now I will not just BE Catholic…but LIVE my Catholic Faith as a witness for my family and friends.

Thank you so much for your videos Steve. They hold a lot of meaning for me. Your Friend in Christ….Cory

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Daylight Savings Time

November 26, 2010

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Chinese Episcopal Ordination Valid?

November 26, 2010

My friend and Canon Lawyer Ed Peters writes: “Was the Chinese episcopal ordination valid? I almost blogged about the Chinese episcopal ordination ceremony last Saturday, but held off for lack of concrete facts and because of the eruption of another story the same day. But a line in the HSPO press release today suggests that [...]

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What do you think …

November 25, 2010

… of our cool new trailer for Egypt & Jordan? For more information, call Suzanne at 800-727-1999 or at sparran@ctscentral.net.

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Comedian with a Secular Audience…

November 24, 2010

… this was NOT in a church. Attached is a short video showing Steve Harvey, a comedian, addressing a secular audience. The subject is “How Would You Introduce Christ to a Room Full of People?” It’s hard to imagine that this is a comedian and not a preacher, and this is an audience… and not [...]

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Steve Ray’s New Facebook Page

November 23, 2010

Can you have too many friends? Facebook says YES. At the 5,000 friend threshold, Facebook forces us to set up a new page. My old page at www.Facebook.com/JerusalemJones will be discontinued on January 1, 2011 and this new page will replace it. The new site is now available at www.facebook.com/CatholicConvert. All posts and comments will [...]

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Two Stories: Carol’s and Martin’s

November 23, 2010

To read Carol’s Conversion Story, click here. It is a short and instructive read, especially for those who love conversion stories. She moved from Methodist to Baptist to Catholic Martin really traveled the religious map: he went from Evangelical to Baha’i, to Eastern masters, to Eastern Orthodox before finally coming home to Rome. You can [...]

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An Atheist Comments on the “Priestly Scandal”

November 23, 2010

Though I obviously do not agree with everything this atheist writes on the matter, I think he is being more objective and fair than most anyone else in the secular media with all their hysteria and exaggerations and ready accusations. I think this is a good read for honest people to get a better perspective [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

November 22, 2010

Tonight the topic was “The Power of Kindness in Apologetics” and the phone lines were hopping! For info on various ways to listen to the archived show, click here. Here is the audio link to the archived show. First, I promised Sheila I would post a link to my blog on Water Baptism and Becoming [...]

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Nuns on Oprah AGAIN!

November 22, 2010

From my friend Sister Joseph Andrew: We’ll be on Oprah’s Show again on Tuesday (Nov. 23) – if you wish to watch!  She could not have been more happy to see us!  God is touching her heart, it certainly appears!! She even mentioned her rosary which the Sisters gave her last time….no idea whether that [...]

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Did Catholics Invent Pilgrimages?

November 22, 2010

No, it was something the Holy Family did at least once a year! Look what the Catechism says: “[Jesus'] public ministry itself was patterned by his pilgrimages to Jerusalem for the great Jewish feasts” (583). And the Psalmist wrote: “Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage” (Psa 119:54 in RSV-Catholic [...]

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Pope Benedict Discusses Condoms and the Spread of AIDS

November 22, 2010

What did the Pope Ready Say? Find out the TRUTH before the secular Media spins it into anti-Catholic hype: An excerpt from Light of the World, Peter Seewald’s book-length interview with Pope Benedict XVI From Chapter 11, “The Journeys of a Shepherd,” pages 117-119: The Question the Pope was Asked: “On the occasion of your [...]

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On Relevant Radio & Catholic Answers Live Monday

November 21, 2010

In the morning (and replayed twice during the day) I will be on Relevant Radio’s Sean Herriott’s show at 7:00 AM Eastern to discuss We will discuss Peter and Paul since Nov. 18 is the Feast Day of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul in Rome (where I was two days [...]

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Priestesses? Why Only Boys Can be Daddies!

November 21, 2010

This is an excellent audio talk by Peter Kreeft on why the Catholic Church has a male-only priesthood. Why Only Boys Can Be Daddies It was only a month ago we were in Israel and a group of Anglican priests and priestesses stayed in the same hotel. Some of the men wore pinkish-purple shirts with [...]

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