Coming Home Network 2I am just home from Poland and they’ve already tracked me down :-)

First I will discuss St. Bartholomew, an apostle of Jesus that we know very little about on Relevant Radio at 7:00 AM Eastern,

Then join us at 9:10 AM Eastern on Spirit Catholic Radio (listen live) for the Good Book Club as we discuss Luke 23:44-56. The topic is the Death and Burial of Jesus. Lots of cool insights and typology that most people don’t know.

Then Mater Dei in the Northwest at 11:00 AM.

Then at 2:00 PM Eastern I will join the Terry & Jesse show on EWTN to discuss my “Seven Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends.” Call in with you questions and comments. You can read my article “Six Rules” here. The article mentions only Six Rules – I have added a new one since. Listen in to see what Rule #7 is.

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IMG_6329Incredible 200 miles of tunnels under the city of Krakow. We toured the Salt Mines and had Mass 430 below the surface of the earth (homily here). These mines contain 40 Catholic chapels throughout the passageways including a huge underground church were we took this group picture.

Also enjoy our fun Farewell Dinner and Good-byes.

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Free Timeline of the 1st Century

by Steve Ray on August 22, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 9.32.44 AMThe past is shrouded in a fog for most people. What was really going on in the 1st century during and after the live of Christ and the birth of the Catholic Church? Here is a simple Timeline of First Century Christianity. I created this to give you an overview on one page.

I created the Timeline to help my students understand their heritage as Catholics. It shows the key events that took place in the first Christian century. Understand your history!

Click here or on the image to right and download and print the PDF file. Free for the using (but not for selling).

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Mark Shea fired at National Catholic Register – reported by many

August 22, 2016

UPDATE: Posting link @ Mark Shea because Mark is a friend: this opinion closely reflects mine: http://heroicvirtuecreations.com/2016/08/21/mark-shea-and-catholic-tribalism/ Original Post: The news is that Mark Shea has been removed from National Catholic Register. I have not seen the statement by NCR and if anyone finds it, please let me know. Official Statement: The Register is no longer […]

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Last Day in Kraków and Salt Mines and Dinner Dancing…

August 21, 2016

…it was a late night tonight with the farewell dinner and everyone is getting up early in the morning to get to the airport for their flights. Stay tuned tomorrow for the video. I’ll get it done first thing. When you wake up in the morning in the United States the video should be ready […]

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Differences Between Catholic and Protestant Approaches to the Bible

August 21, 2016

“Bible Christians” (a misnomer, since Catholics are the real and original Bible Christians), based on their recently devised “Reformation” principle of sola Scriptura, study the Bible with the following premises: 1. There is no binding authority but the Bible alone; 2. There is no official binding interpretation or interpreter; each person ultimately is their own […]

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Mass at Krakow Cathedral, Poles AntiCommunist Defiance, Walk thru Auschwitz Concentration Camp

August 20, 2016

Walking through Auschwitz Concentration Camp and visiting the cell where St. Maximilian Kolbe was starved to death. It was a terrifying tour through the death camp for the group but it was good to see and understand. We are quickly losing our freedoms in America (and the West) and it is Christians being targeted for […]

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How Well Do You Know Jesus and His Land? Multiple Choice Questions.

August 20, 2016

Here is a fun quiz to test your knowledge. How much do you know about Jesus and his Land? Answers are below in the Comments but DON’T CHEAT until you give it a hero’s try! 1. We have no record of Jesus visiting which place? a. The Phoenician Coast b. Tiberias c. Egypt d. Nain 2. […]

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JP II Center in Kraków, Divine Mercy Center for the Decade and Mass, Tour of Krakòw

August 19, 2016

Enjoy today’s video. For Fr. Seiker’s excellent homily with an explanation of mercy from the Old Testament, click here.

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Why Protestants Reject 7 Books of the Bible – the Short Answer

August 19, 2016

Gary Michuta is an expert on the canon of Scripture, especially in regards to the Deutero-canonical books, what the Protestants call the Apocrypha. You can read his book Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger to see what I mean. Recently a friend asked Gary for the short answer as to why the Protestants removed seven books from […]

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Walking in the Footprints of St. Pope John Paul II’s Childhood and much more!

August 18, 2016

Enjoy our packed movie of the misty sunrise over the mountains of Zakopane, the mountain drive to Wadowice the hometown of Pope JP II. We toured the marvelous museum and walked in his childhood footprints. Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Kalawia (Fr. Darryl Roman’s homily) as we watched local Poles praying the […]

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Mega-church Mania: One Mom’s Observations (she’s a good writer) and Observations from the Early Church

August 18, 2016

Mr. Ray, My eldest daughter invited me to my grandson’s ‘dedication’ at her new place of worship.  Worship? Sorry. Her new place of…..well, the giant Olympic-sized structure that, after being directed in by police/traffic officers, upon entering, reminded me of a mall.  Oh and by the way, I didn’t witness any worship. My 1st thoughts were…”Wow! […]

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Enjoying St. John Paul II’s Favorite Place – the Mountains of Zakopane Poland

August 17, 2016

Mass where Pope John Paul celebrated in the spectacular wooden church of Our Lady of Fatima in the mountains of Zakopane. For Fr. Mark Seiker’s excellent homily, click here. Much more too! Enjoy!

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The Cross & the Crucifix: Letter to a Fundamentalist

August 17, 2016

The Cross & the Crucifix (From a letter Steve wrote to a Evangelical Protestant who asked about the Catholic Crucifix) Dear Evangelical Friend: You display a bare cross in your home; we display the cross and the crucifix. What is the difference and why? The cross is an upright post with a crossbeam in the […]

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Poland Day 3: Most Sacred Polish Site with Mass in Front of the Black Madonna, then to Mountains of Zakopane

August 16, 2016

Enjoy the beauty and spirituality of the day! Click here for Fr. Darryl Roman’s homily in front of the Black Madonna at Czestahowa.

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What’s the Deal with Infant Baptism?

August 16, 2016

What’s the Deal with Infant Baptism? by Steve Ray My past tradition — Fundamentalist Baptist — rejected Infant Baptism. In fact, the Baptist tradition originated during the “Reformation” when they broke from Rome (and Luther) and promoted “ana-baptism” which means — baptized again. The infant baptism taught by the Catholic Church was utterly rejected and they “re-baptized” […]

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