Current Affairs

Has Europe Lost it Soul?

February 2, 2012

Jesse Ray here: I found this article by Rabbi Sacks very educational and the section on “Morality and the Crisis” especially thought provoking. He explores how our current market economy was formed under the auspices of Judeo-Christian values, and he draws a compelling picture of why our current economic shake-up has a central spiritual dimension: [...]

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Love Jesus but Hate Religion; Catchy, but not True

January 30, 2012

Jesse Ray here: There is a trendy video floating around youtube that tries to drive a wedge between Jesus and Religion. It is stroking the consciences of the weak minded as it attracts increasing millions of views and “likes”. If you have not seen it yet, don’t bother. It is catchy and artistically attractive, but [...]

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Catholic Priest Discusses “Tebow-mania”

January 14, 2012

Legionary of Christ Fr. Kevin Lixey works in the Roman Curia helping the Church make a contribution to the world of sport, with the aim of promoting a sports culture suitable to the integral development of the individual. ZENIT spoke with Fr. Lixey about the Denver Broncos quarterback, Tim Tebow, after Tebow led his team [...]

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Numbers of Christians around the World – Still Largest Religion by Far

January 2, 2012

From Zenit.org based on the¬†Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: “… Christians account for almost a third of the world’s population. This was one of the findings in a report published Monday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The data from the 2010 survey of more than 200 countries found that [...]

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Persecuted Christians Suffer on Christmas

December 25, 2011

ROME, DEC. 24, 2011 (Zenit.org).- For Christians in so many countries around the world — Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt, and others — and even for Christians in Bethlehem, the celebration of Christmas means facing particular difficulty. In Iraq, for example, where another round of suicide bombings on Thursday killed some 70 people, there will be no [...]

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Tim Tebow: God’s Quarterback – Love him or Hate him

December 12, 2011

TIM TEBOW: GOD’S QUARTERBACK By PATTON DODD “On a brisk Thursday evening in mid-November, I sat high in the stands at a Denver Broncos home game, covering the ears of my 4-year-old son as the fans around us launched f-bombs at Tim Tebow, the Broncos’ struggling second-year quarterback. Mr. Tebow was ineffective and off-target for [...]

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Why the Riots in London?

August 15, 2011

Since Janet and I were in England during the riots, the whole situation was a bit more poignant for us than if we had been far removed. British headlines and editorials immediately attempted explanations and suggested band-aids to fix the problem. I said to Janet and our friends again and again that the flurry of [...]

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Christian Fundamentalist Terrorist? So Says NYT!

July 24, 2011

Be prepared for liberal media assault: “Norway slaughter now proves Christians can be terrorists just like Muslims.” Search the web and the real news and you find him claiming to be an ideological right-winger politically — opposed to multiculturalism and Islam, but where does the liberal media prove that he claims to be a Christian? [...]

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105,000 Christians Martyred per Year

June 7, 2011

http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=113734 “And they have conquered him [the Devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death” (Revelation 12:11). Martyrdom is the supreme witness given to the truth of the faith: it means bearing witness even unto death. The martyr bears witness [...]

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Detroit News Reports on Steve Ray and His Group in Rome

April 30, 2011

Very cool. Detroit News called me in Rome and asked for an interview. Click here to read the article.

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Bill Boards, and mailers, and websites, oh my!!

April 13, 2011

Posted by Jesse Ray: I put on my emergency flashers when I saw it on I-275. I had to pull over for a quick picture because I had never before seen a church advertise like it was a casino. Northridge+Easter=”Winning!” Next, a similar looking mailer came in the mail saying, “Easter comes once a year…<yawn>” [...]

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What Comes to Mind When You Look at this Picture?

February 2, 2011

I think I know what came to your mind, but it is NOT what you thought! This was taken when I was running along Juhu Beach in Mumbai India. This is a common scene in India and much of the world. It is two men walking with arms around each other’s shoulder. You often see [...]

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In the News

January 28, 2011

Twenty-six states join in lawsuit against ObamaCare here European Union removes Christian holidays from it calendar here. Get ready America! It won’t be long before it happens here. Islamic scholars break off talks with the Vatican here. Does this surprise anyone? You cannot dialog with Muslims. Bishops in Muslim countries already know this.

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How the U.S. Census Effects the Church

January 4, 2011

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The 2010 census figures announced Dec. 21 will have effects that go far beyond allocating federal dollars and shaping the representation of states in the Congress that convenes in January 2013. They could also affect how the U.S. Catholic Church decides to distribute its own resources and personnel. “The U.S. census is [...]

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Black Friday vs. Adoration

December 7, 2010

A friend wrote: “Writing an article about “Black Friday” at our parish. First Friday Adoration – not enough people sign up to sit with our Lord. A few of us fill in and make sure He is not alone. “Few weeks later local paper shows people literally camping out in the cold outside of Wal-Mart. [...]

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Bravo Brit Hume: “Tiger Woods, find Jesus!” – Video

January 12, 2010
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