October 2013

ObamaCare: It’s Not only about a Failed Website

by Steve Ray on October 31, 2013

From CatholicVote.org: (Steve Ray here: Our family had our health insurance cancelled two weeks ago. Obama lied to us all when he said we could keep our policies. Millions of families have had their policies cancelled. So this report by CatholicVote is important to understand for many reasons.)

“A few days ago, Secretary Sebelius apologized to Congress….for a malfunctioning website.

“But the problem is not just the website. The problem is Obamacare itself! Obamacare is a disaster for American families coast to coast. We don’t need a website fix. We need real healthcare reform – starting with an end to Obamacare.

“In her testimony to Congress this morning, Sebelius did her best to best minimize the problems, pledging to fix the website. But no amount of spin can change the nightmare just now beginning.

“In just over a year, a third of the Senate and the Congress will face the voters. We must keep the pressure on every elected official. We don’t want a website fix. We want real healthcare reform.

“As the country continues to debate the botched rollout, I have included 5 simple reasons to share with your family and friends why Obamacare is bad for America. Don’t be fooled. Website ‘glitches’ are just the beginning….”

Read the whole article and to the understand the five reasons ObamaCare is a disaster, click HERE.

For their follow up article “ObamaCare’s Real Problems: Three Views”, click HERE

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What is Real Tolerance?

by Steve Ray on October 29, 2013

This video deserves a Million views. Watch it, like it, share it.

 

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Pilgrimage Cruise Blessings, Comments and Farewells

by Steve Ray on October 27, 2013

It was a blessed time. Share the final moments.

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What City Did Paul Love the Best? Probably the Most Corrupt City in the Roman Empire.

October 26, 2013

Today we visited the city with people that Paul loved the most. He wrote four letters to them even though only two remain extant. Paul lived with these these new Christians for 18 months and cared for them above all others. What city could this be? None other than Corinth. Enjoy our video of today’s [...]

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Why Do We Call Them APOSTOLIC FATHERS?

October 25, 2013

There are Apostolic Fathers and Fathers of the Church. What is the difference? Fathers of the Church are those bishops, priests and theologians of the first eight centuries who taught and wrote and who helped define the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Apostolic Fathers fit into that catagory but they have a subcategory of their [...]

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St. Paul Spoke with Socrates, Aristotle and Plato in Athens; We Climb Mars Hill Where St. Paul Spoke

October 25, 2013

Athens was the heart of the Greek culture. Today we toured Athens and saw the city of Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. St. Paul also spoke in the same streets. He was then taken to the Areopagus to give an explanation of his “babbling” which he did brilliantly.  I gave my short talk on top of [...]

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Exiled to the Island of Patmos

October 24, 2013

Because he preached the word of God and opposed the false gods of his day, John the apostle was excited to the small Greek Island of Patmos. Today we stepped off our big ship onto small tender boats to go ashore. We had Mass outside the WHER he received the Revelation which became the last [...]

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Walking in Ephesus Where St. Paul Lived Over 2 Years

October 24, 2013

Ephesus is magnificent. I gave four talks as we moved our way thru this die. The outdoor lunch and the rug-making demonstration was frosting in the cake. Ephesus Part One Ephesus Part Two

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The Throne of Satan at Pergamum

October 22, 2013

Another great day visiting two ancient sites starting at Pergamum as mentioned in Revelation 2. St. John, quoting Jesus, said they lived where the Throne of Satan is. We showed our pilgrims the place where the Altar of Zeus stood. I explained that false gods have demons behind them. Zeus was the father of all [...]

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The Exotic City of Istabul

October 22, 2013

Some were afraid to visit Turkey, Istanbul in particular. They all exclaimed, “What a surprise! Istanbul is marvelous!” And it is. Most Americans have never been in a Muslim mosque. We took them in the huge Blue Mosque for a primer on Islam. Then to the very sad Hagia Sophia that was the largest and [...]

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Walking with St. Paul thru Philippi

October 21, 2013

Another great day with perfect weather as we toured ancient Philippi and walked on the very ancient roads that Paul once journeyed. We had an outdoor Mass at the Zygatis River where St. Paul baptized his first European convert named Lydia. In the old Roman theatre I gave my talk “What Must I Do to [...]

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Exploring Thessaloniki Greece

October 20, 2013

Today we disembarked for the first time for a tour of Thessaloniki where Paul visited and to whom he wrote two epistles. After returning to the ship for a sumptuous lunch (we really suffer on these trips :-) we had the first talk in our “Seminar at Sea” series. He spoke on Five Myths about [...]

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Through Greece to Cruise Ship, Day 5

October 19, 2013
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On Ferry from Italy to Patras Greece

October 17, 2013

We started out the day with a wonderful Mass at Lanciano where a Eucharistic miracle happened in the 700s. We toured the museum with all the scientific evidence people enjoyed the gift shop. Then we were off to the port. It wasn’t a long drive but it was beautiful through the gorgeous landscape of Italy. [...]

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Cruise Pilgrims Day 3

October 16, 2013

General Audience with Pope, Facecloth in Manoppello, Lanciano and the Eucharistic Miracle Today we got to see Pope Francis and receive his message and blessing. Then we drove to Lanciano to see the facecloth of Christ. We then headed towards Lanciano where the centuries old Eucharistic miracle can be witnessed. Tomorrow our group will be [...]

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Own Logos Software? Do Me a Big Favor!

October 16, 2013

The Steve Ray collection of books for Logos-Verbum is just about ready to be published as Logos-Verbum resources. We only need a few more people to pre-order them and it’ll push it over the top so they can become Logos books. You can learn more here Steve Ray Collection Crossing the Tiber has also just [...]

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