Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Today we visited the mountain of Transfiguration for Mass, then Cana of Galilee to renew wedding vows, lunch in Nazareth and then a tour of the city of Nazareth and the full experience at the Church of the Annunciation.

Archbishop Aquila’s homilies are excellent and we have the full video of his homily at the site of the Transfiguration.

We have a great group and we limit our Holy Land pilgrimages just to one bus for a more intimate and personal experience. Everyone is doing great and we have ten youngsters on this trip – very well-behaved and a joy for everyone.

Hope you enjoy these videos as you share our pilgrimage with us.

HIGHTLIGHTS OF TODAY: TRANSFIGURATION, CANA, NAZARETH

ARBISHOP’S MOST EXCELLENT HOMILY


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My Updated Article on Infant Baptism

by Steve Ray on December 30, 2015

100_1650Even among Evangelical Protestants there is much debate about Infant Baptism. My old Baptist tradition rejected it as a Catholic tradition of men.

Dr. Francis Schaeffer, my favorite Evangelical Presbyterian theologian wrote a booklet entitled Infant Baptism in favor of the practice – my wife Janet was raised Presbyterian and baptized as an infant.

It continues to be a problem between Catholics and many Protestants. If you want to know more about it and why we as Catholics practice it with joy based on Scripture and early tradition, read my article here.

The picture is our granddaughter Elizabeth Arabella Rose Ray getting baptized 5 years ago — a little pagan becomes a Christian.

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