Good Riddance Obama; Welcome Trump!

by Steve Ray on January 20, 2017

9A3F0A36-DE52-466D-B109-0C8DEF8E670D-16317-000017DB3D6F17BF_tmp Good riddance Obama and your eight miserable years as president. It will take a decade to really ascertain how much you’ve damaged our country and the world.

Welcome Donald Trump! Loved the way you invited God back into our country during your Inaugural Address. Proud to have you in the White House.

You’ve made a lot of promises and I think you have the wherewithal to accomplish a lot of it. We’re behind you all the way.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (R) after being sworn in as president with his wife Melania, and children Barron, Donald, Ivanka and Tiffany at his side during inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaPresident Trump, don’t forget the unborn, the Christians in our country and around the world, Israel, conservative Supreme Court Justices, terrorists in all their hideouts, our depleted military and our troubled economy and health care.

We’re behind you all the way and our prayers are as well. I am thrilled today and for the first time in a long time — I got tears in my eyes at the National Anthem.

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Vatican to Release Stamp Honoring Martin Luther

by Steve Ray on January 19, 2017

January 18, 2017 (Catholic World News)

The Vatican will issue a stamp to honor Martin Luther this year, marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

imgresThe Vatican regularly issues stamps to mark special occasions and to honor individuals. In the past, stamps have been issued to honor non-Catholics, but never to honor a non-Catholic for religious leadership.

“Luther was condemned as a heretic by Pope Leo X, and called “a drunken German who will change his mind when sober”. He carefully researched Luther’s statements, and declared that he must recant 41 of these statements or face excommunication. This was done with a Papal Bull, or an edict, called ‘Exsurge Domine’. In the ‘Decet Romanum Pontificem‘ on January 3, 1521, Luther was officially excommunicated” (Wikipedia).

Frankly I am disgusted. Why not just canonize the schismatic heretic. Good grief? The Pope recently said that Luther was only trying to reform the Church. He also wrote, “The church was not a role model, there was corruption, there was worldliness, there was greed, and lust for power. He protested against this. And he was an intelligent man.

For those who want a front row seat to really learn about Martin Luther, join us in Germany in September to study the Reformation (Rebellion) on location as we argue with Luther in all the significant places in his life as the historical event unfolded.

For more info on the Vatican’s Martin Luther stamp, click here.

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An Attempt to Understanding the Differences
 Between Islam and Christianity
by Bill Christian
December 2016 (updated)

 Our governments, schools, media and many Christian denominations tell us that there is no real difference among the Abrahamic religions of the Jews, Muslims and Christians. Islam teaches that Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him – PBUH) all received the same revelations from God.

Then alleges that the ‘People of the Book’ (Jews and Christians) corrupted the scriptures for political ends and then called them ‘inspired’. “Say (O Muhammad) ‘O people of the Book! You have nothing (as regards guidance) till you act according to the Taurat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), and what has (now) been sent down to you from your Lord (the Qur’an).’ Verily, that which has been sent down to you (Muhammad) from your Lord increases in many of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. So be not sorrowful over the people who disbelieve.” (Qur’an 5:68) (Among others claiming corruption are: Quran 5:43 5:44 5:45 5:46 5:47, 6:114-115, 10:94, 18:27)

The Christians believe in the God of Abraham and Isaac. Isaac is the only son of Abraham and Sarah and Sarah was Abraham’s only wife. Isaac’s descendants were the 12 tribes of Israel. From the Israelites came Mary the mother of Jesus, God Incarnate: for God took on a flesh as Jesus, His only Son, Fully God and Fully Human. God’s revelations ended with the death of the Apostle John (~ 95 AD).    

The Muslims believe in the God of Abraham and Ishmael. Ishmael was Abraham’s first-born son. His mother was Abraham’s wife Sarah’s Egyptian slave, Hagar, for Sarah thought she was barren. Islam claims that in the Christian scriptures Abraham, having had only one son, is false. For a man’s children are his, never the women’s. Then Isaac first-born son Esau was tricked into selling his birthright to his brother Jacob for a bowl of soup.  Jacob deceived Isaac on his deathbed to steal Esau blessing by pretending to be Esau.

One of Esau’s wives was the daughter of his uncle Ishmael. Esau had 12 sons, the Arab nations. This trickery led the descendants of Isaac from the true teachings of Abraham’s God, Allah.  The Islamic Allah is the God of Abraham and his first born-son, Ishmael. There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (PBUH) is His Messenger. Allah‘s last prophet was Mohammad (610-632 AD).

After this Bill goes into pages of detail describing the biblical, cultural, moral, and political differences and the dangers that face us and our children if we don’t understand and get this right. To read the whole report CLICK HERE – updated 1-18-17).

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Dear Friend Dcn. Alex Jones, RIP

January 15, 2017

I remember the call. The voice on the other end of the line said, “Are you Steve Ray?” I said, “Yes, why?” The voice said, “Of all the men in all the world I need to talk with you.” In response I said, “Who are you and why do you need to speak with me?” […]

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The Maltese directive makes answering the ‘dubia’ urgent

January 15, 2017

Dr. Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer wrote two days ago about the Maltese Disaster. The excellent article on The Catholic Thing Here is his latest entitled “The Maltese Directive (allowing divorced and remarried easy access to Communion) Makes Answering the “Dubia” Urgent When highly placed Italian prelates declare that “only a blind man cannot see” that […]

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We Welcome Grandchild No. 13 Adopted Today by our Daughter Charlotte – What A Cutie!

January 13, 2017

After finding out she had endometriosis our beautiful daughter Charlotte and her soon-to-be doctor husband Wesley decided to adopt. After praying, working, reading, fund-raising $40,000 today culminated with a dream come true for our whole family! The paperwork is done and it is final. Yahoo! We welcome Charles “Charlie” Thomas Sorrill into our loving family […]

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Bob Dylan’s “Neighborhood Bully” song about Israel – I Like it!

January 13, 2017

Lyrics to “Neighborhood Bully” by Bob Dylan Well, the neighborhood bully, he’s just one man His enemies say he’s on their land They got him outnumbered about a million to one He got no place to escape to, no place to run He’s the neighborhood bully. The neighborhood bully he just lives to survive He’s […]

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Defund Planned Parenthood – You Can Help RIGHT NOW

January 12, 2017

For the first time in decades it is a real possibility to shut down the baby-killer machine called Planned Parenthood. You can help now. Act Now! Help Defund Planned Parenthood Secular liberal Democrats have fought to maintain the mandatory federal funding of Planned Parenthood far too long! America is on the verge of pulling the […]

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Daughter Charlotte to Receive her new Adopted Baby any Minute!!

January 12, 2017

Daughter Charlotte waiting for adoption mother’s c-section to see and hold her new baby boy for the 1st time. As soon as the baby boy is born they will bring him directly to my daughter so she can be the first to hold and feed him. She is so excited, the whole family is excited. […]

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‘Worst Year Yet’: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian

January 12, 2017

Islamic extremism now has a rival, according to 2017 World Watch List. Jeremy Weber  Posted in Christianity Today   1/11/2017 09:00AM For the third year in a row, the modern persecution of Christians worldwide has hit another record high. But the primary cause, Islamic extremism, now has a rival: ethnic nationalism. Thus, Asia increasingly merits […]

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Did St. Ignatius of Antioch REALLY Believe in Transubstantiation in the 1st Century?

January 10, 2017

A friend and fellow pilgrim got in a row with a friend on Facebook and asked for my help. You might enjoy the question and the answer. My friend wrote: “I have a quick apologetic question.  A Protestant Facebook page was denying the Eucharist and I pasted St Ignatius’ quote about the Eucharist, “Let us […]

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“I Was Raised Catholic, You Too?” Must Read for Catholics Who Have Left the Faith

January 10, 2017

I was raised Catholic – You too? Maybe Time to Reconsider by Mike Cousineau Christian denominations speak to knowing the Truth, and rightly so!  All Christian denominations have, at least, some truth.  For instance, every denomination is in total agreement with, “The purpose of man is to know, love & serve God.” However, with over 35,000 […]

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Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds?

January 8, 2017

With upon us, I thought I would post my article this Christmas season with bits of interesting information and details about Christmas, the Gospels and Epiphany. Join us in Bethlehem for Christmas this year from December 26-January 4 or any of six times in 2015. Visit www.SteveGoes.com. Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds?  A […]

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Fr. Michael Scanlan TOR – Rest in Peace

January 7, 2017

Franciscan University of Steubenville Contact: Tom Sofio 740-284-5893, tsofio@franciscan.edu Saturday, January 7, 2017 Franciscan University of Steubenville Remembers Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, President Emeritus of Franciscan University Died Saturday, January 7, 2017, Following Illness For tributes to Father Scanlan, videos, timeline, and more go to www.Franciscan.edu/FatherMike STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Franciscan University of Steubenville today mourns the death of […]

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Did Jesus Contradict the Old Testament’s Prohibition on Drinking Blood?

January 7, 2017

Leonard Alt debates an anti-Catholic named Phil. He writes: I have a choice: I can listen to the Evangelicals who confuse the blood of animals, with the blood of Christ and choose not to eat the Flesh and drink the Blood of Christ, or, I can listen to Jesus who said; “Whoever eats my flesh […]

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Cross vs. Crucifix

January 6, 2017

(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 with the corpus of Christ on it. What is the difference and why? The cross is an upright post with a crossbeam […]

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