October 2011

Presidential Slogans

by Steve Ray on October 31, 2011

Interesting new slogan: “Beat Obama with a Cain!”

What do you think?

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Steve Job’s Last Words: Death Bed Conversion?

by Steve Ray on October 31, 2011

Was it a death bed conversion? Did he get a glimpse into eternity? Were the curtains of heaven pulled back before his death? What do you think?

According to Job’s biological sister, we are told of his final words before death:

“Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them,” she recalled. “Steve’s final words were, Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”

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Sailing the Galilee, Flesh & Blood, Up to Jerusalem

by Steve Ray on October 31, 2011

Part 1: View Ancient Jesus Boat 2,000 years old. Sail on the Sea of Galilee. Mass at Capernaum and explore the site. Steve gives his talk Defending the Eucharist, You Are What You Eat. Then we eat St. Peter’s Fish for lunch before driving to Jerusalem.

Part 2: Driving to Jerusalem. Steve tells his conversion story on the way. Stop for a snack and potty stop at the Elvis Presley Restaurant (2nd in pictures and memorabilia only to Graceland). Then to the Church of the Visitation where Steve gave his talk on Mary, Ark of the New Covenant. Then to the Notre Dame Center to settle in and have dinner.

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Beatitudes, “You Are Rock”, Golan Heights and more

October 30, 2011

Part I: Great morning as we start Day 3. Enjoy. See part II below. Part II: Afternoon in Galilee. Primacy of St. Peter on the shore of Galilee. Bethsaida, home of Peter, Andrew and Philip. Great evening event and dinner at Auberge Shulamit.

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Transfiguration, Wedding Vows Renewed, Mass in Nazareth with Mary

October 29, 2011

Another great day — first full day with the St. Mary’s group spent at Mount Tabor, Cana of Galilee and Nazareth. Enjoy the video!

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Ships & Rafts: My Explanation of Catholics & Protestants

October 29, 2011

Click here to hear my short explanation. Click here to read a brief version.

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Arriving in Israel with Abuna DuVall and St. Mary’s

October 28, 2011
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My 11-mile Biblical Run from Bethsaida to Kursi

October 28, 2011

Today I embarked on another segment of my extended run around the Sea of Galilee. After this run from Bethsaida (home of Peter, Andrew and Philip) to Kursi (where Jesus cast the demons from the Gadarene man into a herd of pigs), I am now more than halfway around the Sea. Today it was 80 [...]

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On Relevant Radio from the Jordan River

October 27, 2011

Today I wi be on Sean Herriott’s Morning Air” on Relevant Radio. I am at the Jordan River in Israel and will discuss the river, Jesus and John the Baptist and being born again by “water and Spirit.” The first picture is me teach our group at the authentic baptismal site of Jesus. The last [...]

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Interview on Catholic Radio in South Carolina

October 26, 2011

Catholic Radio and Catholic Pilgrimages are two of my favorite things…Why are they both so important? Listen here to find out.

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Did Jesus ever Smile? Did He have a Sense of Humor?

October 25, 2011

Was Jesus the Jerry Seinfeld of his day? Not really. His ministry on earth—to announce the Kingdom of God—was more important than being a stand-up comic or poking fun at surly soup vendors. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. On the other hand, the prevailing image of Jesus as the grumpy, dour, depressed prude [...]

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Pope Calls for “Central World Bank”?

October 25, 2011

Read the full article HERE to see why the Vatican has not done what the media is trying to tell us it did. The media loves to twist the Vatican’s words to suit their own purposes and to be sensational. First, the matter came from a Vatican congregation – not the Pope. Second, there was [...]

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Last Day of Pilgrimage – Lots of Sites and Adventures

October 24, 2011

We visited the Model of Jerusalem and the Temple during the time of Christ. Then to visit the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jericho is always marvelous especially when we read the related Bible passages. Today we went down to the Jordan River to the exact place where Jesus was [...]

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New Libyan Leader Declares Islamic State, Sharia Law to Be Enforced

October 24, 2011

Libya’s new leader declared his country’s liberation Sunday and set out plans for the future with an Islamist tone. In a televised address, transitional leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil declared his nation will adopt Sharia law as the basis of government, and immediately announced the canceling of all bank loans in violation of such law. The announcement [...]

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Gethsemane, Upper Room, Western Wall and more…

October 23, 2011

…with Franciscan University of Steubenville Pilgrimages. What a great day! Enjoy it with us!

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Via Dolorosa & Mass in the Tomb of Christ – and More

October 22, 2011

Great morning And afternoon: Paternoster, Peter in Gallicantu, Holy Shroud Exhibit and meeting the Bishop of Jerusalem

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