June 2013

Rome Day 5: Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s and more

June 15, 2013

It was another excellent day with perfect weather and excited pilgrims. We are having an uplifting Week of Life here in Rome. This first video takes you through the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel (clandestinely) and St. Peter’s. It also covers our Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  Video 2 with Steve’s talk on [...]

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Was He Ready to Die?

June 14, 2013

It was just a normal morning — alarm clock, shower, espresso, dress and a saunter down the sidewalk to work. For Paul is was another day with a whole lifetime ahead of him. But today was different. Someone else got up this morning too. They had their coffee dressed and jumped in the car. They [...]

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Rome Priest for Life, Footprints of God Pilgrimage Day 4

June 14, 2013

Another banner day! Travestere is a unique and ancient quarter of Rome across the Tiber River. It is where the Jews lived prior to the time of Christ. The first converts in Rome were Judeo-Christians and it was to them that Peter and Paul first visited.  We had Mass at Santa Maria in Trastevere which [...]

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Rome Pilgrimage Day 3: Assisi and Orvieto

June 13, 2013

Italy is beautiful – bella! Today we left the hustle and bustle of Rome and headed out to the countryside. One bus went to Orvieto with Teresa Tomeo, Janet Morana and new priest Fr. Casey. Orvieto is home to an amazing Eucharistic miracle.  The other two buses, with me included, along with Fr. Pavone and [...]

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Day 2 in Rome with the Pope

June 12, 2013

General Audience with Pope Francis IMG_2229                  Steve Ray’s talks in two churches Visit to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Mass with Fr. Pavone at St. John Lateran, Mother Church of the World and dinner with a Prolife Hero. Fr. Pavone’s Powerful Homily at the Chair of St. [...]

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First Day on Rome Priests For Life, Ave Maria Radio and Steve Ray Pilgrimage

June 11, 2013

The plane arrived only 30 minutes late which was not bad at all. No luggage lost and quickly through passport control and customs. Our friends the Petersons missed a connection but will join us tomorrow. The weather is great! Rome is full of exciting pilgrims here to see our new Pope Francis. Today we got [...]

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Proposal for Marriage in Rome; We’re Delighted

June 11, 2013

Sean Regan proposed marriage to our daughter Emily Ray on the Bridge of the Angels “crossing the Tiber River” with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background.  He surprised Janet and I (though we somewhat expected it and have for several years) a few hours before by taking us aside and asking for our daughter’s hand [...]

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Grandkids Chasing Mice – How Cool!!

June 9, 2013

I love having 11 grandkids (with another on the way and two daughters still to get started!). Nothing Janet and I love more than being married and still madly in love, having four wonderful children and now being grandparents!  I often take the grandkids on adventures with our golf cart, driving through the country and [...]

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Another Budding Young Apologist, with a Good Sense of Humor too! -UPDATED

June 5, 2013

Introducing Joseph, young apologist who’s not just sitting around waiting for “someone else to evangelize”, he’s getting out there and doing it himself. Good work Joseph – the humor is great! Where’d you get that accent? Also check out the website below by and for young people in love with Jesus and his Church! UPDATE: [...]

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Link Fixed – My Archived Show on Archangel Radio about Pilgrimages and Following Jesus

June 5, 2013

It was a fun one hour show. You may have to move through the first ten minutes, but the rest is the interview and we had a good time with a lot of excellent discussion. Enjoy!

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High Fashion in the Muslim Middle East – Twin Towers Fashionwear

June 4, 2013

Sent from Tim Staples: HYPOCRISY  IS ALIVE AND WELL: High Fashion  in the Mosques That’s OK, just don’t burn or deface the Koran or draw a picture of Mohammed!! Every day shirts like this are mass produced, marketed and sold by street vendors throughout the Middle East and it’s  ”Simply  OK.” The  mass-murder of 9-11 [...]

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The Invisible Boy – More on the Unhappy Decision by the “Boy” Scouts & They Didn’t Wait Long!

June 4, 2013

This week Catholic World Report has a biting article about the recent decision to allow openly gay “youth” to join the “Boy” Scouts. You’ll see why I put these words in quotations marks as you read. Here is an excerpt: The CWR Blog The Invisible Boy We must now pretend that boys are not boys, [...]

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Budding Young Apologist Convert Just 16 Years Old – What Do You Think?

June 3, 2013

I was quite impressed. He is far ahead of me when I was sixteen years old. Christian is a young man who just sent me his first apologetics video. I was only the second person to watch it. Take a look and leave a comment sharing what you think. By the way, do we Catholics [...]

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