January 2012

Pilgrimage Day 3: Peter: Rock, Keys, Shepherd, Pope

by Steve Ray on January 31, 2012

Check out our video thru Galilee, especially following Peter commissioned as Rock, shepherd and given the keys! Enjoy!

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The Black Sheepdog (Corapi) Vanishes

by Steve Ray on January 31, 2012

Readers have been asking for a few months if I knew of any developments in the strange case of Fr. John Corapi, and the truth is, I’m as clueless as they are. After an initial flurry of activity, updates to Father Corapi’s new website, theblacksheepdog.us, became few and far between, and sometime around the first of the year (as Patrick Madrid, I believe, was the first to notice) all of the content was removed from the site. In its place, a single white page remains, with just three lines of text:

Inquiries regarding TheBlackSheepDog.US can be made to:
450 Corporate Dr. Suite 107
Kalispell, MT 59901

Father Corapi’s/The Black Sheep Dog’s official accounts on Twitter and on Facebook have disappeared as well. And here we are, over three weeks after Patrick noted that Father Corapi had “vanishe[d] off the radar screen,” and there’s still no word to be found anywhere about what has happened.

Whole article HERE

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Update on Dr. Scott Hahn 1/30/2012

by Steve Ray on January 30, 2012

“Dr. Scott Hahn: “No longer in stitches: Over a dozen staples come out tomorrow morning. But a slight complication too: an umbilical hernia that may require another surgery. In any case, your prayers are still very much appreciated…”

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Love Jesus but Hate Religion; Catchy, but not True

January 30, 2012

Jesse Ray here: There is a trendy video floating around youtube that tries to drive a wedge between Jesus and Religion. It is stroking the consciences of the weak minded as it attracts increasing millions of views and “likes”. If you have not seen it yet, don’t bother. It is catchy and artistically attractive, but [...]

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New Moses on a New Mountain, Wedding Renewals in Cana, Life of the Holy Family in a Cave

January 30, 2012

Join us on Day 2 of our pilgrimage to Mount of Transfiguration (Mt. Tabor), Renewal of Wedding Vows in Cana and Mass at the Grotto of Annunciation in Nazareth. I’ve added nice pictures to help appreciate and understand what it was all about.

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Successful First Day in Israel with Pilgrims

January 29, 2012

It was a good first day. The pilgrims all arrived in good shape at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. We jumped on our comfortable bus and headed to Galilee. Amer and I updated, shared, informed and welcomed all the great folks on the bus ride. What a great group of authentic Catholics ready [...]

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Running Along Shore of Galilee; Morning Fishermen

January 29, 2012

Check out my running trip with a map, pictures and video on EveryTrail.com: Fishermen and Galilee Shoreline. Picture 1: Looking across Galilee to the Golan Heights, visited by Jesus; Picture 2) Hills (mountains by Israel’s standards) along the Sea of Galilee. Jesus went up to mountains to pray. Was this one of them? 3) Fisherman [...]

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Interesting Discussion with Jewish Professor at Amsterdam Airport

January 26, 2012

Good stories originate and are told in airports. Today at a layover in Amsterdam, between Detroit and Tel Aviv Janet was thirsty. The only vending machine took Euros. I had only dollars and shekels. She said, “But I am so thirsty.” An dignified Jewish man sitting nearby said, “I think I have some Euros I [...]

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Sandra Reads Herself into the Catholic Church

January 26, 2012

My conversion story will probably sound like every other convert story. You hear the phrase from a lot of converts to the Catholic Church, “I read myself into the Catholic Church.” Read what? Well, it was a shocker when I found out. Some guys who are known by Catholics as the “Church Fathers”, you have [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

January 24, 2012

It was one of my favorite topics: “Through the Lens of Typology.” We started by saying many people will say, “That has to be as boring as watching water boil.” I countered, “No, it is exciting and rich. It is the Bible coming alive! Seeing it as the Apostles and Jesus did.” I then gave [...]

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Seeing 400,000 Protesting Abortion in Washington

January 23, 2012

If you are interested in seeing a little bit of the March for Life, this is the link.  As usual the weather is miserable, but they expect over 400,000 people, but what is most encouraging is that 75% of them are young people. 

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Catholic Answers Live & other Radio Shows this Week

January 23, 2012

Steve will join Sean Herriott on Relevant Radio on Monday to celebrate the Feast of St. Paul’s Conversion (January 25). In anticipation of my radio shows I am posting my St. Paul Timeline so everyone can get the big picture. When I was teaching my series on Acts of the Apostles (see the audio CDs here) I decided [...]

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Obama Gives Catholics One Year to Learn to Violate their Consciences

January 21, 2012

This morning President Obama called New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to break the news. (Announced by www.CatholicVote.org) Secretary of Health and Human Services and pro-abortion Catholic Kathleen Sebelius just announced that the proposed mandate requiring all insurance plans to pay for contraception, sterilization and some abortion drugs is official — and Catholics cannot escape. …and [...]

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UPDATE: Scott Hahn Home from Surgery

January 21, 2012

SATURDAY UPDATE: “Dr. Scott Hahn says: “Home at last… after several firsts: first time I spent overnight(s) in a hospital; first time I received the sacrament of the anointing of the sick; and the first time a surgeon looked at me and said, ‘Yes, you might die.’ So I am grateful beyond words for His [...]

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Sent To My Parents Married for 72 Years

January 20, 2012

Dear Mom and Dad: While reading today on a plane 35,000 feet over Texas I was touched deeply by a passage from Scripture. This is not in your Protestant Bible but it is in our Catholic Bible. I thought you’d like it. Sirach 3:12-15 “My son, take care of your father when he is old; [...]

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How to Answer Someone who says “I am a Non-Denominational”

January 19, 2012

This was very clever. A friend posted it on my site. “When someone tells me they are non-denominational — I tell them I am pre-denominational.” For those who don’t get it:  pre-denomination means “before the Protestant Reformation (read: Rebellion).” The Protestants gave birth to the every multiplying denominations. Before them there was the pre-denomination — [...]

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