May 2014

Today is the Feast of the Visitation. At the Visitation Mary traveled about 100 mile to visit her relative Elizabeth – pregnant!

Very few Catholics (and almost no Protestants) understand the Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant with the Word of God inscribed in flesh in her womb. (see Chart below.)

Here is my article on Mary, Ark of the New Covenant.

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Join us on a pilgrimage to see all this and more for yourself. Steve Ray will be your guide. FootprintsOfGod.com

Steve’s Talk: Mary, Real Girl & Woman of Mystery

Steve’d DVD filmed on location in Israel: Mary, Mother of God

 

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Yes, the Shroud of Turin is coming out again for a short time. Usually this takes place every 25-50 years but Pope Francis wants to do it now for evangelization! 

Don’t rush off to Italy this year, wait until next year for the ultimate Italy trip including the shroud of Turin!

We have a wonderful 2015 trip planned, replicating what we did a few years ago. Everyone raved about it last time.

We start in Milan and see the Duomo and bones of Doctor of the Church St. Ambrose. Then for several days to Torino (Turin) to see the Holy Shroud. 

Then two nights in San Giovanni Rotundo to see the incorrupt body of Padre Pio. While there we will see the Face Cloth of Christ at Manoppello, the Holy House of Loreto, the Cave of St. Michael and the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.

Assisi is next where we will spend two nights in the gorgeous medieval town. Then on to the glory of Rome!

Liz Lev, Steve's friend and guide to Italy

Joining us for the whole trip will Steve’s friend, art historian and Guide Extraordinaire Liz Lev. She is exciting, thoroughly Catholic and the best guide for Rome, Turin and all of Italy. 

More info soon. This is already filling fast with many registrations!! Contact Corporate Travel for more information and to get on the list. Suzanne (sparran@ctscentral.net) or Elizabeth (emarkey@ctscentral.net) or 800-727-1999, ext. 121 or 150.

Check out all our other Catholic pilgrimages at www.FootprintsOfGod.com.

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I sure hated the suit and tie – first time in a decade I put those things on, but other than that it was fun. It was a last minute thing. They said, “Quick, get a flight, we have a hotel, take a taxi to the NBC studios in Washington DC and be there by 7:30 PM.”

So there I was seated on the plane ready to go, when …. the pilot says, “Sorry folks, the plane is being held back until 6:00 PM.” I prayed, “Lord, I will miss the show.” Five minutes later the pilot spoke again, “Buckle up, we’ve been cleared for take off!” Ten minutes later we were in the air.

Raymond Arroyo was a real pro, along with his team. I enjoyed our short time together. He is friendly, polished, personal and enjoyable to be with. Thanks to Christopher Edwards for his excellent assistance.

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Radio and TV Shows with Steve about the Pope in the Holy Land and the Situation Over There

May 23, 2014

It has been a busy week. Yesterday EWTN’s “The World Over” that will be repeated three more times this week. It was a good time with Raymond and the segment flew by. All his staff and producers were wonderful.You can find out more here www.ewtn.com/tv/live/worldover.asp. Today I will be on Drew Mariani’s Show on Relevant Radio [...]

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I Will Join Raymond Arroyo Thursday on World Over on EWTN – The Pope in the Middle East

May 20, 2014

The show will focus on the Pope’s visit to the Middle East. We will discuss the sites he will visit, what he will find, the mood of the local Christians, the controversy over his Mass in the Upper Room and more. The show airs at 8:00 PM Eastern time from Washington DC. I have to [...]

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On Catholic Answers Live Tonight

May 19, 2014

Topic: Q & A for Non-Catholics. You can listen online HERE. I will post the questions I answered tomorrow along with MP3 and download info.

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So, Why is Abraham the Father of our Faith?

May 19, 2014

To purchase Steve Ray’s Talk “Abraham: Father of Faith & Works” on CD or MP3 visit SteveRaysStore.com. Well for starters, let’s see how he DID or DIDN’T respond to God when called to leave his homeland and go to a place that God would show him. Let’s put ourselves in his sandals and see what WE [...]

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St. Paul did NOT Write for Us!

May 18, 2014

When arguments about salvation arise between Catholics and Protestants, the Bibles are usually opened to Galatians and Romans. Are we saved by faith alone or are works involved? Protestants quickly accuse Catholics of teaching a salvation based on works and Catholics quickly point out that Protestants have swung the pendulum too far in the other [...]

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Why Use Logos Catholic Bible Software? Why Indeed!

May 16, 2014

Check out this 2 minute video. If you love the Bible, want to know it better, want power to dig deep and understand, check out the video. And now it is also loaded with Catholic documents, commentaries, the Catechism, Trent, Vatican I, Vatican II, the Church Fathers, Papal Encyclicals, the Lectionary and much more. Wow! [...]

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Miniature Jerusalem, Where Jesus was Baptized, Jericho, Dead Sea Floating, Camels

May 15, 2014

Another perfect day. Enjoy the videos. The first one is the adventures of the pilgrims and the second is what they thought of the whole pilgrimage along with a surprise announcement to mom. Day 8, Part 1: Day 8, Part 2: Pregnancy Announcement and Comments, Farewells, and Thanks.

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A New Way to Study

May 14, 2014

Do you have an tablet or smartphone and wonder how you can use it to learn more about your Catholic faith and the Bible? Let me show you how!! In Ann Arbor Michigan, at 1:00 pm on May 31, I’m giving a free talk at St. Francis of Assisi parish called Foundations of our Faith. [...]

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Birthplace of Mary, Dormition of Mary, Tomb of Mary and much more

May 14, 2014

Perfect acoustics. That is why the Muslims did not destroy this church after they kicked the Crusaders out. We sang and prayed there. It is the birthplace of Mary and the place Jesus healed the cripple in John chapter 5.  Oh, I forgot to tell you which church. It is the church where we celebrate [...]

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Mass at the Tomb of Christ, Touching the Top of Calvary, Praying the Real Stations of the Cross

May 13, 2014

Another great day. Perfect weather and excited pilgrims. We started early this morning walking the Stations of the Cross and then touching the top of Calvary. The perfect sequence was to celebrate Mass at the Tomb of Christ and to enter and touch the place where he lay. Everybody was in tears and overwhelmed with [...]

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Day 5: Bethlehem. We Even had to Move a Car! Great Day with the Birth of Our Lord

May 12, 2014

More info later, but here is the video for today.

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Mothers are Closest to God the Creator

May 11, 2014

The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral — a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body . . . The angels have not been blessed [...]

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Day 4: Defending the Eucharist, Jesus Ate these Fish, Is Mary an Ark?, Up to Jerusalem

May 11, 2014

Unusually wonderful weather, cool, dry and nice breeze. Started by sailing the Sea of Galilee, Mass at Capernaum where Jesus said, “Eat My Flesh,” my talk on Defending the Eucharist.  Then we ate St. Peter’s Fish just like Jesus and his disciples then the fun ride to Jerusalem. I told my conversion story on both [...]

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