Prayer & Spiritual Life

Catholic Answers Live – Making the Most of Lent

March 10, 2011

On Wednesday I was the first guest on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was “Getting the Most Out of Lent.’ Below are the questions I answered. To hear the broadcast on-line, click here; and for more listening options, click here. 1)  Should I keep my ashes on my forehead when I go to work? What [...]

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Four Last Things in a Terrifying Story

February 20, 2011

Watch my YouTube Video: Going to Hell *************** The Last Nightmare A Short and Terrifying Story by Steve Ray Everything went blank for a moment, but that moment seemed like eternity. He felt a motion, not with wind and breeze, but a motion none the less. He was traveling, moving, floating, transcending-he wasn’t really sure. [...]

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OUR FATHER Sung in Aramaic Here in Jerusalem

February 17, 2011

OUR FATHER in Aramaic

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What is Important in Life?

February 9, 2011

“A man is no fool to give up what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot before being killed by South American Indians for telling them about Jesus. Hover cursor over this reference Mark 8:36.

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God and Dog and my Weakness

January 10, 2011
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Steve on the Priesthood

December 28, 2010

Vocation Boom Radio interviewed me twice about the priesthood. Below are the audio links to listen if you wish. In both audio clips (1 hour each) Steve begins at 40 minutes into the broadcast. You can slide the locator bar to wherever you want it to begin playing. 1) Steve talks about his wife Janet [...]

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I’m a Very Happily Married Man, but for those who are not…

December 19, 2010

… this could be very appealing!

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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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Enough Evidence?

August 3, 2010

If you were on trial for being a Catholic Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

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My Open Letter to the Filipino People

July 9, 2010

This has gone around the world many times but for those who’ve not read it, here it is for your edification. http://www.catholic-convert.com/documents/FilipinoPeople.pdf If you are unable to open the file I posted the whole letter below in the comments.

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Christians Fare Far Better than Others

July 8, 2010

Scholar: Worshippers fare better ‘on every observable outcome’ “It’s little known to the public or to elite commentators in the national discourse,” notes Patrick Fagan, director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council. “But an amazing phenomenon has been uncovered in the social sciences: the more frequently Americans worship the [...]

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Inspiring Story of Garvan Byrne

June 15, 2010

A Wonderfrul Testimony. A twelve-year-old trapped in the body of a five-year-old, Garvan Byrne, of an Irish background, endured intense pain as he flirted with certain death. Throughout all of the trauma, he remained hopeful and optimistic, finding peace and meaning in life that most adults have never seen. Part 3 on the Eucharist is [...]

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OUR FATHER in many languages – Universal Church

June 12, 2010

Our pilgrims spoke over 12 languages and here are all of them sharing the OUR FATHER in their languages. What a beautiful way to show the universality of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church!

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Bringing Little Sister to Jesus

May 23, 2010

Here is a fantastic picture of my granddaughter Maria Faustina Ray bringing her little sister Elizabeth Arabella Rose to Jesus. What a great picture!! Click on the picture of a larger image.

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Spirituality of Young Pilgrims

May 23, 2010

Here is a picture of young Jacob Gallucci with his sister Adriana who were a lot of fun on our trip. Click on any image for larger picture. You can see Jacob’s picture drawing of St. MIchael to the right. And here is a prayer written along the way by James Toups (left in picture [...]

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Ran to See the Shroud

May 12, 2010

All the pilgrims arrived. It was actually miraculous the way some of it worked out. Missed connections due to the miserable volocano, but the Lord’s blessing overcame at every turn. All are here, had a great dinner and are settled in for the night. More soon, but I ran today in Turin (Torino) and was [...]

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