October 2012

Day 6: Island of Patmos; St. John’s Revelation

by Steve Ray on October 30, 2012

Ascended the mountain to the cave where St. John was in exile on the Island of Patmos in the Greek Islands. It was here he received his Revelation which became the last book of the Bible (Revelation 1:1-4). Great beauty and grandeur in the countryside. Profoundly moving to pray in the cave where The Lord appeared and from where St. John saw Mary as the Queen of Heaven (Revelation 12:1).

Excerpts from today’s talks and free time to enjoy the ship or to visit Myconos.

DAY 6: PART 1: Click HERE.

To see my hike thru the Island of Patmos with interactive map, videos and pictures, click HERE.

SEE PART TWO, CLICK HERE.

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Day 5: Biblical Pergamum & Ephesus

by Steve Ray on October 30, 2012

Great day! Took cable cars to the top of biblical Pergamum, mentioned in Revelation 2.

Part 2 with Ephesus coming as soon as technology allows.

PART ONE HERE.

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Exotic, Historical Istanbul – Day 5

by Steve Ray on October 28, 2012

Morning in Istanbul HERE.

Part 2 click HERE.

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Day 4 Arriving in Exotic Istanbul

October 27, 2012

Here are two videos of our morning arriving in Istanbul and the day. PART 1: Click HERE: PART 2: Afternoon and Evening

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Day 3: “Ahoy! We Sail!”

October 27, 2012

Today we boarded the ship and set sail for Istanbul! Click link to watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO2Y0gQ0e9s

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180 Pilgrim-Cruisers Flowing into Athens & My Fun Run thru Athens’ Highlights

October 25, 2012

All the hard work is paying off! Our 180 pilgrims are arriving on several different flights. We have a gorgeous hotel here in Athen and Mass begins at 6:00 PM followed by a great dinner. Tomorrow we jump the bus and everyone heads to the Orient Queen, or ship for the voyage in the Footprints [...]

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The Doubly Sad Case of Dinesh D’Souza

October 25, 2012

[[Comments and Defense from D.Souza in the Comboxes below]] The Catholic World Report Blog Then: Dinesh D’Souza leaves Catholic Church. Now: He leaves wife. October 16, 2012 04:26 EST By Carl E. Olson Dinesh D’Souza has been a busy man these past few years, writing several books, debating leading atheists, and appearing regularly on FOX [...]

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The Beginning of the End of the Abortion Industry

October 25, 2012

The Beginning of the End of the Abortion Industry? Over the past five years, growing numbers of US abortion workers have left the industry.  By Tim Drake  For former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson, the turning point came when she was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. “Abortions are typically performed blind,” explained Johnson, [...]

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Islam Buying up Churches in Europe (and America)

October 24, 2012

Europe’s churches are becoming mosques at a rate of up to 2 churches a week “Islam has risen, and is swallowing up Europe at an alarming rate Europe’s churches are being bought up and turned into mosques at the rate of up to 2 churches a week, reports Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist, who wrote [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

October 24, 2012

Below are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Monday. The topic was “Homosexuality and the Bible.” You can listen to the archived show HERE. For more options or other listening options, click HERE. For my articles on homosexuality, the Bible and the Church, click HERE. We discussed the six major passages in the [...]

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Obama just Lost the Presidency

October 22, 2012

During the closing remarks at tonight’s debate, Obama realized he’d lost the presidency. Obama angry and frustrated. Romney pleasant and confident. Women liked him. All Romney had to do was hold his own and he appeared very presidential. It’s over.

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Talk to Franciscan High School Students in Traverse City Michigan – and Response from a Few of My Grandkids

October 19, 2012

Today I had the great pleasure and honor of speaking to about 700 great, polite, enthusiastic and very Catholic students at St. Francis High School in Traverse City Michigan. We talked about God, morals, sex, marriage, and lot of other fun stuff.  My grandkids then saw the video and sent a video in response — [...]

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Romney Jokes Around at Cardinal Dolan’s Event! Hilarious!!

October 18, 2012

This is better than a comedy club, witty and a lot of laughs. Romney IS HUMAN! Well worth a watch and sharing. (By the way, Obama also appeared and was no where’s near as clever or funny. I may be biased but I think he fell flat and was no comparison to Romney.) click here.

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Obama Car Sticker

October 17, 2012

Too funny not to share. Maybe I’ll make some of these notes to put on peoples’ windshields too :-)

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Warnings about Being Catholics in America

October 17, 2012

Brilliant a Quotes from Archbishop Chaput and Cardinal George: “Catholics need to wake up from the illusion that the America we now live in – not the America of our nostalgia or imagination or best ideals, but the real America we live in here and now – is somehow friendly to our faith. What we’re [...]

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Our Hike through the Badlands of North Dakota Seeing the Petrified Forest

October 17, 2012

Janet and I are in North Dakota where I am conducting a parish mission in Beach, North Dakota. Great folks coming from all around the area and very enthusiastic about the Catholic faith. While here Janet and I took advantage of some of the great landscape and hiking trails. Today we hiked back into the [...]

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