Footprints of God DVD’s

My Interview on Zenit

September 19, 2007

It is always surprising to read through Zenit Catholic News and find my interview. The Zenit.org news interviewed me a few weeks ago and wonder of wonders — there it was today! The interview was given in honor of Pope Benedict's proclamation that this was the year of St. Paul in honor of the 2000th [...]

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Where’s Waldo – opps, I mean where’s Steve

August 24, 2007

We spent the evening with angels! Well, not really angels in the strict biblical sense, but certainly in the more popular sense. Just listen to them sing and laugh and pray; watch them glide across the floor, smile with joy, and demonstrate the love of Christ and tell me they don't sound  and appear as angels. [...]

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Flying out to Ignatius Press

August 2, 2007

It's still hot in my hand – right off the press, well, right out of the DVD burner! The Apostolic Fathers, Handing on the Faith is done and I am on my way to Ignatius Press to show it to them and get their final approval before we make copies for everyone else! Here is [...]

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Finished Apostolic Fathers Documentary – Whew!

July 27, 2007

After two years of work and deadlines, we are now FINISHED! We watched the final version last night for the first time. Wow! We are VERY happy with the results and think it might be our best Footprints of God DVD yet. Now it goes to replication, captioning, printing, packaging, etc. It will be out [...]

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Silly Video of us in Phoenix for our Grandkids

July 26, 2007

Hello Dominic Joseph, Joshua Thomas, Damian Augustine, Maria Faustina, Sammy Tarcissius and Gianna Catherine: Nanna and Papa made this video for you. Click here and we hope you enjoy it! This is our first experiment with making and uploading such a project. So, for anyone viewing this post, beware — this video is far too [...]

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St. Irenaeus Speaks for Himself

July 25, 2007

Meet St. Irenaeus — well, not really. This is Fr. Bernie Green from Tempe Arizona. But, he is the voice of St. Irenaeus in our new documentary Apostolic Fathers which we are finishing up this week. (Click on image of Fr. Bernie and Steve for a larger picture.) In June we came to Phoenix to [...]

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Just about DONE!!!!

July 23, 2007

We are again in the edit bay this week finishing Apostolic Fathers. We have lion's roaring, fire burning ME at the stake, Christian blood splattering on the white sand of the arena. We explain Tradition, the Papacy, relics, suffering, death and resurrection. We think this could be our best DVD yet — in our humble opinion. [...]

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Legatus Magazine Profiles our Pilgrimages!

July 9, 2007

I was very happy to see the recent Legatus Magazine. The article was entitled "On the Road to Truth: A Look at Faith-based Travel." The article features our Footprints of God Pilgrimages and our partner Corporate Travel. It is a nice picture spread with good information about travel and pilgrimages for Catholics. Click here or [...]

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Virtual Tourist Comments

July 7, 2007

The Virtual Tourist reviewed this way: If you want to visit the Holy Land as part of a packaged tour, be sure to check out the trips offered by author Stephen Ray. His "Footprints of God" series is highly informative and the off-beat way he presents the information will give you a good laugh or [...]

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Light at the End of the Edit Bay

June 14, 2007

We have two more days of work on this trip. We have gotten a lot done — we've put the rough cut together. We've chosen all the art, created the maps, inserted background and travel footage  and started reviewing the music. We got the last catchup shots and filmed "Behind the Scenes" in the set that [...]

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Working in the Edit Bay – Video Clips

June 10, 2007

Janet and I are working with Joe Reynolds at his studio in Mesa Arizona. Yeah, it's hot out here – usually over 100 degrees. But we are inside the dark recesses of Skyline Video, Edit Bay #1 putting together our next documentary in the Footprints of God DVD series. This project is the "Apostolic Fathers: Handing [...]

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Post-production for Apostolic Fathers

June 3, 2007

Janet and I are in Prescott Arizona for the post-production of our next documentary "Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith." We begin in the mountains with me on the yellow beast. Please pray for us as this is a huge and daunting project. For the next two weeks we will spend six days a week, [...]

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Twenty-two New Priests & Mass with the Pope

April 28, 2007

SATURDAY EVENING After 16 days we finished filming today. We were able to get our “inside-the-Colosseum” footage without paying $6,000 per hour. Tomorrow Pope Benedict XVI will ordain 22 new priests in St. Peters at the 9 AM Sunday Mass. We just received tickets from Legionairie Brother Ben Cieply — with seats near the high [...]

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Fighting Every Obstacle in Rome

April 27, 2007

Fighting police and ambulance sirens, gawking tourists, packed streets, whining moter scooters, police wanting permits and multiple other obstacles, we still got a lot of good work done today. Even two medical emergencies back home weighed on our minds but did not stop us. Our crew is spectacular. Only scenes inside the Roman Colosseum remain [...]

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Day of Suffering and Death

April 26, 2007

Started the day at the newly re-opened chuch of Santo Stefano Rotundo. Janet and I have been eagerly awaiting its renovation for over eight years. It has 30-40 graphic painted murals depicting the gruesome torture and death of early Christians. I will post pictures when I get to the next good internet connection. Then on [...]

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Deep Under Ground

April 26, 2007

This is the first time I’ve had a chance to come up for air. Actully we’ve been deep underground a lot recently — today filming deep in the St. Callixtus Catacombs. Great footage including ancient paintings that few if any others have. I even found a rib. Then deep under San Clemente for a 1st [...]

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