Flint Knives and the Gospel

October 5, 2014

Ah, excuse me? What do flint knives have to do with the Gospel? A whole lot! Abraham believed God against all odds and as a reward he was given the special sign of the Covenant with God. And what was that wonderful sign between them? In Genesis 17:10-11 God announces this sign to Abraham: “This [...]

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“My First Confession”: Hilarious! Irish Storytelling at its Best!

October 5, 2014

Not only Irish storytelling at its best, but also Batt Burns at his best. After dinner tonight we all went up to a private room and Pat Burns entertained us for an hour. He had us with tears in her eyes both from laughter and from sadness which is what a good storyteller can do. [...]

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Ireland Day 5: Blarny Stone, St. Patrick’s Stone of Cashel and more

October 4, 2014

We were all sad to leave the beautiful hotel and Sneem in the southwest corner of Ireland. But it was a beautiful day full of sunshine and puffy clouds and we drove east towards County Cork. Our first stop was a castle and Blarney where everyone wanted to kiss the Blarney Stone. Good pictures and [...]

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Our Friend Fr. Benedict Groeschel died Yesterday

October 4, 2014

It is with sadness that I mention that father Benedict died last night. Janet and I had gotten very fond of him and spent time in his retreat center. We will treasure the times we spent with him. Because of his habit and his beard I told him one time that every time I saw [...]

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History of Religion; Muslim Demographics, the World

October 4, 2014

Watch this 7 minute video (below) titled: MUSLIM DEMOGRAPHICS: THE TIDAL WAVE (15 million have viewed this video)   See the world your grandchildren will know–different from the world we know today. It is my opinion that Islam is maybe the greatest threat to the world, to peace and to freedom. Islamophobic, hysteric? Hardly. I am [...]

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Ireland Day 4: Ring of Kerry, Music and Dance

October 3, 2014

Another wonderful day. Very late but I wanted to get these two videos up before crashing into bed. The Ring of Kerry was spectacular with scenery the best in Ireland. Mountains, rushing rivers, lakes, gorst bushes and heather, and the kindest and the friendliest, kindest and wittiest folks in the world. Enjoy! Samples of some [...]

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New Book “Understanding Women” has arrived

October 3, 2014

Bring a wheelbarrow to get it home!

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Ireland Day 3: Bunratty Castle, Limericks in Limerick, Mass in Adare, Arrival in Sneem

October 2, 2014

One day gets better than the next. Today we started at Bunratty castle and stepped back 600 years in history. Bunratty village takes a while to wander through as you place yourself in a village in medieval Ireland. Watch the animals, smell the smoke from peat burning in the fireplaces and enjoy the magnificent Irish [...]

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From Baptist to Catholic

October 2, 2014

Stacy Trasancos Stacy is a Catholic convert from the Baptist tradition. A former chemist, Stacy is now a stay at home mom pursuing a MA in Theology at Holy Apostle’s College and Seminary. I am Catholic, simply, because I am alive. I began conversion in 2004 and entered into Communion with the Catholic Church in [...]

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Ireland Day 2: Our Lady of Knock, Steve’s Explanations, Batt’s Story, Evening in Galway and more

October 1, 2014

Great day! Enjoy our visit to Our Lady’s apparition in Knock and my speculation on it’s meaning (separate video below). Also see Cong where Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne film “The Quiet Man” and our drive thru western Ireland. In a separate video below see Batt at his best – as an old Irish story-teller. [...]

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Questions for “Bible Christians” that they can’t answer

October 1, 2014

http://www.catholic-convert.com/documents/QuestionsforBibleChristians.pdf  (David Palm is the original compiler of the insightful list.) Check out this list of Questions for “Bible Christians” that they cannot answer. I got a response in the Comments below, but thought I would post it here with my response. DAVID COMMENTED: It is refreshing to hear a Romanist admit they are not [...]

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“Top of the Morning to You” – First Great Day in Ireland

September 30, 2014

We picked everyone up at the Dublin airport and headed out across Ireland with our ultimate destination being Galway. Because of the fire in the O’Hare airport in Chicago several people got delayed but eventually we collected of our pilgrims. One will be showing up tomorrow morning and catching up with us. The highlight of [...]

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5,000 Year History of Religion in 90 Seconds

September 30, 2014

Very interesting! Watch the world map as world religions expand and contract over the centuries!

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Safe, Quiet, Beautiful and Deeply Spiritual: Join us in the Holy Land over Christmas Break!

September 29, 2014

“Safe?”  Yup! “But what about Gaza and ISIS?” Gaza is quiet and ISIS has nothing to do with Israel. Israel is quiet, safe and inviting. Even all the bishops of the Holy Land said last week, “that pilgrims return without fear to the Holy Land. In fact, the pilgrims’ itinerary was always and is still [...]

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Test Drive It! The Catechism on my Laptop, iPad and iPhone

September 28, 2014

I’ve been waiting for this for over 10 years. I have the fantastic Logos Bible Software is really doing it right and has “gone Catholic” to my great joy and constant prodding. It continues to grow in resources and power. But now the icing is on the cake! The searchable Catechism is on my laptop, [...]

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How the Ancient Hebrews Viewed the Universe

September 28, 2014

This is part of Logos Bible Software. I encourage every Catholic to get this Catholic and Bible Study software. Visit http://www.logos.com/steveray

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