August 2015

From Mexico City, over the Volcanic Range to Puebla

by Steve Ray on August 31, 2015

Janet and I, with our encyclopedic guide Roberto left Mexico City, past the active volcano and down into the valley of Puebla. I am just showing you a few snapshot and video clips of an amazing country and two spectacular days. 

We are preparing for upcoming pilgrimages we will be leading to Mexico City, Guadalupe and out into the countryside and mountains of Mexico to see the devout local people, their traditions and their amazing churches. Enjoy!

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Our 1st Two Days in Mexico City

by Steve Ray on August 29, 2015

Steve at Diego Rivera's "Man, Controller of the Universe"

Below Janet and I are here in Mexico City exploring, touring and setting up for future pilgrimages to this marvelous city. Guadalupe is amazing and exceeded our expectations as has the whole city here.

Below is a video to share a bit of what we’re seeing and doing. Below that video is a 2nd short clip of me eating grasshoppers and avocado at a nice restaurant here. This is something will have to make available for our pilgrims to try next year :-)

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On our Way Guadalupe…

by Steve Ray on August 28, 2015

A lot of our pilgrims have asked us about Guadalupe as a pilgrimage destination. Janet and I are on our way down now to investigate hotels, agents and guides, restaurants and sites.

We are going to make this pilgrimage
more than just a few days at Guadalupe. We’re also going to include some wonderful cultural things and trips out into the mountains to visit the local people and their colorful celebrations, devote Catholic Faith, along with gorgeous shrines and churches.

Stay tuned for videos and updates. To see our current pilgrimages visit www.FootprintsOfGod.com.

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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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Updated List of All Steve’s Talks for Conferences and Missions

August 25, 2015

We just updated the list of all the talks Steve gives at events, missions, conferences, etc. Check it out here.  If you’d like Steve to speak at your event – or to recommend him for an event – visit InviteSteve.com.

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He Circumcised Himself! Ouch!

August 21, 2015

I received this e-mail from a priest friend of mine. Not sure what to think about it :-) “I have to share a short  inspirational story.  My brother has been involved in a prison ministry for many years in our home parish area.  They recently watched the Footprints of God program on Abraham.  “One of […]

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A Letter that Brought Tears of Joy to my Eyes. Hope you enjoy it too.

August 21, 2015

UPDATE: I was able to stop at ave Maria Radio today and meet Erik. What a handsome gentle giant. We hugged and talked for a while and I was delighted. ************************ “I’m sure you get tons of emails about how you’ve touched peoples lives. I would have liked to tell you this story in person, […]

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Funnest Homily on the Beatitudes – EVER!

August 20, 2015

Hang on to your hats and get ready to make hand gestures. This no average homily. Fr. Scott Courtney has been our pilgrimage chaplain many times and everyone loves his homilies. Enjoy this homily on the Beatitudes delivered at the Mount of Beatitudes on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

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On Relevant Radio at 9 AM Eastern – “Rivers of the Bible”

August 18, 2015

You can listen to the archived show of Rivers in the Bible here. It starts at 03:00 minutes into the show. It is a fun show with a lot about the geography and meaning of the Holy Land. Click here to see Steve eat the grasshopper at the Jordan River as mentioned today on Relevant […]

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Me Preparing for the Coming Persecution :-)

August 17, 2015

Our documentary on King David-Solomon and our DVD on Apostolic Fathers who were martyred for the truth of Christianity required that I rent a lion for some of the scenes. I was so close I could smell the lion’s breath. What a terrifying thing to fall into the jaws of such a powerful beast. I […]

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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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Test Drive It! A Catholic Library Synced on my Laptop, iPad and iPhone

August 11, 2015

I’ve waited 20 years for this. I have the fantastic Verbum Catholic and Bible Software. They are doing it right! It is thoroughly Catholic — to my great joy. It continues to grow in resources and power. It is on my computer 24 hours a day! But now the icing is on the cake! They […]

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Catholic Answers Live Tonight: “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family”

August 10, 2015

Here are the questions I answered today on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was: A Day in the Life of the Holy Family. I will provide the links to listen on-line and download as a podcast as soon as the links are available. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. What did Jesus and Joseph do as carpenters? 2. What […]

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Fun Family Breakfast – My Son and his Seven Kids for Brunch after Mass

August 9, 2015

This is a fun family. Janet and I went to Mass Saturday evening so we could cook a nice brunch for my son Jesse, his wife Anna and the seven kids. Psalm 127:3–4  “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a […]

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Verbum Giving Away the Scholar Software as part of Summer Promotion

August 7, 2015

I use Verbum Catholic and Bible Study software every day. There is nothing else like it on the planet. This summer they are giving away a Verbum Scholar library as part of their big Summer Sale promotion. Anyone interested in applying for the drawing?  Here’s the link to the sale: http://lgs.to/1g1QZ5z Here’s the direct link […]

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Pope Francis on the Divorced and Remarried: 10 things to know and share

August 6, 2015

By Jimmy Akin Pope Francis recently gave a general audience in which he discussed the situation of those who have divorced and remarried without an annulment. His remarks are particularly significant in light of the upcoming Synod on the Family and the proposals to give Holy Communion to those in this situation. They also attracted […]

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