Politics/United States

STEVE RAY HERE: After meeting with the Bishop of Jerusalem and talking to many people here in the Middle East I conclude that this bishop is absolutely correct.

The United States is on the wrong side of this conflict and Russia is on the right side. President Asad has always protected the Christians and toppling him only creates another vacuum for radicle Muslims to fill, backed by our tax dollars.

Only a few days ago I stood on the Syrian border and heard the US backed radical Muslims bombing the city from which Christians have fled and been killed.

“Archbishop in Syria Says Attempt at Removal of President Assad Will Only Worsen Situation”

Rome, October 02, 2015 (ZENIT.org)

Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo said he was “disturbed” of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s involvement in the Syrian conflict.

The prelate’s statement was in reaction to a statement made by Senator John McCain of Arizona.

“US Senator John McCain protested saying that the Russians are not bombing the positions of the Islamic State, but rather the anti-Assad rebels trained by the CIA. I find these words are disturbing. They represent a blatant admission that behind the war against Assad there is also the CIA.”

In an interview with Fides, Archbishop Hindo said that with Russian forces now engaging jihadist militias, “western propaganda” continues to “talk about moderate rebels who do not exist.”

“There is something very disturbing about all this: there is a superpower that since September 11 protests because the Russians hit the militias of al-Qaeda in Syria. What does it mean? Al-Qaeda is now a US ally, just because in Syria it has a different name? But do they really despise our intelligence and our memory?”, Archbishop Hindo said.

Archbishop Hindo also stressed that it is up to Syrians, not the so-called Islamic State or Western nations to decide if Bashir Al-Assad should go. However, he said that in the current conflict, removing Al-Assad will risk becoming another Libya.

“We have received terrible news from the city of Deir al Zor, which has been besieged by Daesh (Islamic State) for a long time. There is no more food in town, and the population is literally starving. We need to do something immediately, before it is too late”.


STEUBENVILLE—On July 25, a FOX News crew led by FOX anchor Bill Hemmer came to Franciscan University of Steubenville during the Defending the Faith Conference and interviewed Franciscan University faculty, conference speakers, and students, including theology professor Dr. Scott Hahn and sociology professor Dr. Anne Hendershott. 

 The results of those interviews will be seen in a FOX News Special, “Losing Faith in America?” The one-hour documentary is anchored by Hemmer and premieres Friday, September 25, at 10:00 p.m. ET on FOX News. Additional airings are on Saturday, 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 p.m. ET.

 Set against the backdrop of Pope Francis’ visit to America, according to FOX News, the report acknowledges “that attendance at Christian churches has been going down for decades and fewer people identify as Christian.” But the report also finds “pockets of inspiration throughout the country that may point to the future,” which is what brought FOX News to Franciscan University of Steubenville.

 The documentary premieres shortly after Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden and departs Friday evening for Philadelphia.


Fishing with the Government

by Steve Ray on September 22, 2015

Politics are part of life and part of what Christians should be involved in. I offer no apologies for political cartoons though some think we should leave government and politics to the pagans.


Debating Doctor-assisted Suicide

September 18, 2015

Here is a great article and list of resources provided by Jimmy Akin on his blog:     After having failed to get a doctor-assisted suicide bill passed earlier this year though the normal legislative process, the California legislators who are in the pocket of the assisted-suicide lobby recently rammed one through in a surprise [...]

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Do Your Part to Defund Planned Parent Slaughterhouses

September 16, 2015

Legislation is expected to come before the U.S. House of Representatives this week that would eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood of America and its affiliates. Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion taxpayer dollars a year (YOUR TAXES) and performs over a third of all abortions around the United States. Recently, a number of [...]

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Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Taking Syrian Refugees?

September 14, 2015

As Europe begins to respond to the need to provide safe shelter for Syrian refugees escaping a brutal conflict, many are beginning to ask why wealthy Gulf states are refusing to accept any refugees, despite the religious, cultural and geographical proximity. “Surely,” wrote Lord Carey in an article published in The Telegraph on 5 September, “if [Gulf [...]

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Planned Parenthood & Pontius Pilate

August 27, 2015

  Planned Parenthood and Pontius Pilate by Dr. Edward Peters The first Station of the Cross, “Jesus is condemned to death”, recalls one of Western history’s most iconic acts of antinomianism, Pontius Pilate washing his hands of Jesus’ blood (Matthew 27: 24). Pilate’s cowardly and contemptuous abandonment of an innocent man to death stands—and will stand [...]

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Countdown to Persecution in America

August 17, 2015

Two excellent articles (Part I and Part II and Part III). There is no doubt our society is rapidly moving away from it foundations and turning into an intolerant, secular society. When that happens Christians are the first to suffer. Over the last few years I have been giving a talk entitled “Swimming Upstream: Living a [...]

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Lobby to Defund Planned Parenthood: If Everyone Speaks out it Might Just Happen.

August 3, 2015

Click on the image to right for an easy and quick way to make yourself heard. Pass it along to everyone you know.

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Expect More of this: “Religious Beliefs belong in your House of Worship or your own Home!”

August 3, 2015

While flying home from Europe two days ago I was reading the USA Today newspaper. There was a section on the new policy of the Boy Scouts to allow openly gay leaders and employees.  One of the comments (see to right) demonstrates two things I have been predicting for a long time. First, we Christians [...]

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Newest Planned Parenthood Video; Bravo to the folks exposing them! Where is Obama’s Outrage?

July 31, 2015

So much to-do about a lion killed and justification for babies killed and their part sold. Here they discuss getting caught and the exclamation as they cut the baby up, “Oh, this was a boy!”

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Planned Parenthood now Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

July 14, 2015

A top executive at Planned Parenthood was caught on tape. And what is revealed is downright horrific.   Warning: Her words are deeply disturbing.   The new undercover footage shows Dr. Deborah Nucatola describing how Planned Parenthood allegedly sells the body parts of aborted children. She admits that they use partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts.   And [...]

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The IRS and MY Millions of Dependents-Deductions

July 12, 2015


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If the Feds Demand Same-Sex Marriage, What Will Our Pastors Do?

July 9, 2015

America’s Catholic bishops, and other church leaders, may face a choice between saving souls and the bricks and mortar. Scary article and big question for our bishops. Read the whole article here. 

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Pope Francis’s Encyclical: Updates, Reviews, Critiques

June 23, 2015

A lot is being said about Laudato Si both from supporters and critics — of which I guess I am both. I would fall in the camp of the Acton Institute… Here are eight links worth reading and watching as you digest and work through the new encyclical. 1) Acton Institute critique by my friend [...]

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Superpowers Rise and Fall: Where Is America on the Rise and Fall Spectrum?

May 27, 2015

By Susan Wills: George Santayana’s famous statement — “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” — would be a great subtitle for a little known essay called “The Fate of Empires” (1976) by the little known British general and historian Sir John Bagot Glubb. He explains that we generally fail to learn vital lessons [...]

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