July 2012

First I will be on Archangel Radio in Alabama from 8:00-9:00 AM Eastern time. We will discuss “Homosexuality and the Bible” in the first segment and “Catholic Bible Study on Computer.”

You can listen on-line at HERE.
To see the articles I’ve written on homosexuality click HERE.
To see the incredible Logos Catholic Bible Study program click HERE – use the Promo Code STEVE for a 15% discount.

Second I will be joining Al Kresta on Ave Maria Radio from 5:20-6:00 PM Eastern to discuss “Homosexuality and the Bible.” You can listen on-line at www.AveMariaRadio.net.

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“Depending on how one looks at things, this Friday morning brings either the most courageously bold — or stunningly brazen — American appointment in the seven-year reign of Pope Benedict XVI.

“For the better part of the last four months, the machinery of the archdiocese that — at least, under normal circumstances — many US bishops consider the nation’s most daunting assignment has quietly prepared its 450,000 members for a transition at the top. Yet while the pontiff’s selection of the ninth archbishop of San Francisco had almost universally been expected by late June, an apparent delay was explained by credible reports of a backroom Roman “fight” over the state and direction of the famously progressive local church.

“Now, finally, the dust has cleared… and even for a city well-accustomed to seismic activity, the ecclesial Richter Scale both by the Bay and well beyond is about to record a right whopper.

“A “major announcement on the future of the archdiocese” already set for 10am local time at St Mary’s Cathedral, at Roman Noon the pontiff named Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, 56 — the San Diego-born head of the neighboring Oakland church since 2009, and chairman of the US bishops’ efforts to defend the traditional definition of marriage — to succeed Archbishop George Niederauer, who reached the retirement age of 75 in June 2011……..”

For the whole article, read HERE.

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Our Family Spectrum: Old & Young, Healthy & Sick

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2012

20120730-121113.jpgToday we woke up with three of grandkids jumping into our bed. Danny less than a year old.

Then the phone rang and next thing I was taking my 93-year old dad to the doctor’s with pneumonia. He and mom will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary in September.

UPDATE:
Had to hurry my dad to the hospital. In triage now. They are trying to get his oxygen level up. Evening Update: Dad is stable and with intravenous fluids and antibiotic and oxygen in his nose he is hanging in there.

This is God’s plan for the family. We take care of each other. They were great parents and now I get to honor them and return the kindness.

“My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fail, be considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of your strength. For kindness to a father will not be forgotten, it will serve as a sin offering—it will take lasting root.” (Sirach 3:12-14).

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Great Time at Steubenville

July 29, 2012

Another great Defending the Faith Conference at Franciscan University. Delighted to share the stage with Dr. Scott Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Dr. Janet Smith, Archbishop Carlson, Marcus Grodi, Ralph Martin, Fr. Benedict Groeschel and even Country Music super-star Colin Raye and others. I gave four talks. The main one, and a new one, was “Sharing the [...]

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A Couple Updates and Chick-fil-A

July 27, 2012

UPDATE ON CHICK-FIL-A Owner of Chick-Fil-A under attach from Gays HERE. Billy Graham backs Chick-Fil-A president HERE. Are Catholic intolerant bigots HERE. ************************************ On my way to the Defending the Faith Confetence at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I have four talks to give tomorrow ( Saturday). Pray for me :-) At the airport a nice [...]

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Relevant Radio: I Am On Drew Mariani’s Show Today at 5:30 PM Eastern

July 26, 2012

Today I will join Drew Mariani at 5:30 PM Eastern to discuss Saints Joachim and Ann, the grandparents of Jesus, parents of his mother.  Were they real historical figures? Where was Mary born? What was Mary’s family life like? Where do we learn about Joachim and Anna? Why do we believe in the Immaculate Conception of [...]

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Radio Interview on Saints Celebrated in July – audio

July 25, 2012

I interviewed for an hour Dina Maria of KBVM (Blessed Virgin Mary) about saints celebrated in July and much more. Fun show. Listen to the Catholic Radio Interview of Steve Ray about Saints

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Lest We Forget What A Real President is Like

July 25, 2012

From Tim Staples at Catholic Answers: Lest we have forgotten what it was like to have a real President of the United States, give this a couple minutes. You will not be wasting one second. It think you will see why this man won two landslide victories. Even those who disagreed with him could not [...]

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Fr. Pavone, Teresa Tomeo & Steve Ray Invite You to Join Priests for Life in Rome for the “Year of Faith” at the Invitation of the Vatican!

July 24, 2012

  Priests for Life has announced an invitation from the Vatican, an obvious added show of approval for Fr. Frank Pavone on the part of Rome. Steve Ray (Footprints of God Pilgrimages) and Priests for Life along with Teresa Tomeo announce a pilgrimage to Rome — at the invitation of the Vatican! Special meetings with [...]

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I Was on Relevant Radio Monday To Demonstrating Apologetics on Computer and Smartphones

July 23, 2012

Catholic and Bible Study for laptops, desktops, iPads, smartphones and more, all synced together It was a fun show, because it is a fun topic and one close to my heart and constantly on my laptop since 1990! Last week’s show on Morning Air was archived. The show with Sean was on the basics of Logos [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: “Homosexuality & the Bible”

July 19, 2012

I was on Catholic Answers Live Friday (7/20/21) to discuss the heated topic of “Homosexuality and the Bible.” The phones really lit up with this topic. Below in green and brown are the questions I answered. (To stream on-line click HERE, for other listening options and podcasts, click HERE.) There are many who push the [...]

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My Meditative Hike thru the Woods of Upper Michigan

July 19, 2012

We are up North in Michigan where Janet’s parents live in the summer. Her sisters all came for a short family reunion. I stayed at the Crooked River Lodge to stay out of their way. I took off about 6:20 AM for a hike thru the woods and watched the sun rise. Smells and sounds [...]

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Fr. George Rutler’s Insightful Talk: “Post-Comfortable Christianity and the Election of 2012″

July 18, 2012

Fr. George Rutler is a very bright and eloquent priest and scholar. His insightful comments and warnings about our country and the upcoming election are worth reading. His article is included in the excellent magazine Crisis Magazine. “Unless there is a dramatic reversal in the present course of our nation, those who measured their Catholicism [...]

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Today’s Hot and Exploratory New Hike through Rome

July 15, 2012

I had no plan when setting out in 90+ degrees in Rome. It was the road that determined my direction. I took a 2 1/2 hour power walk around new areas of Rome following the interesting sites ahead of me. I started up Via Fornaci. I found a new – for me – ancient church [...]

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Another Fun Hike thru Rome Documented with my iPhone

July 14, 2012

Again hot and humid – glad I know where a the water drinking fountains around the city. Had to drink a lot. I headed first to St. Peter’s Square since from there you can head off in many fun directions. On my way then to Piazza Navona I visited some newly discovered churches. Discovering new [...]

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Brisk Walk thru Rome

July 12, 2012

It is hot and humid in Rome. We arrived at 10 AM and promptly fell asleep until 4 PM. The best way to beat jet lag is to run (briskly walking until my knee is ready to run again). Took off walking from our Aurelia Residence apartment and visited Cicerone Hotel where our Holy Cross [...]

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