What a great pilgrimage to celebrate our Blessed Mother in the month of May. This is an adventure planned by Steve & Janet Ray and the Footprints of God. The best Catholic guide, hotels, bus, daily Masses, restaurants and sites. Our dear friend and marvelous priest Fr. Abel Ruiz along with Deacon Roy Gonzales will lead the way. This bi-lingual pilgrimage will be an exciting and spiritual adventure. Click here for the interactive map, itinerary and more. Registration on-line is available. For more info, contact footprintsofgod@ctscentral.net or at 866-468-1420.

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Gabriel’s Message – Dramatized Christmas Carol

by Steve Ray on December 5, 2019

I love it when Catholics do creative things to pass on the Catholic Faith. Christmas is about Christ and the incredible incarnation – God becoming a Man.

Catherine shared this link with me and wrote, “I wanted to use my gifts to create something that would glorify God and bring the honor to Our Lady that she deserves, especially this time of year.  I hope you will share this with your friends, family and social media followers.  Let’s get the message out of WHO Christmas is really about!  Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

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Today I Have Been Married to Janet for 43 Years

by Steve Ray on December 4, 2019

It was the best thing I ever did — marrying that girl! I couldn’t have found a better friend, partner, lover, or mother for our children. I thank God for her every day. I have always written her parents on our anniversary to thank them for letting me marry their incredible daughter.

She reminds me of the passage in Proverbs 31:10-31. Here are a few excerpts:

A good wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. … Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” 

Above is a picture of Janet and I at our wedding. Geez, time sure changes things — at least with me. Janet still looks pretty much the same — with an emphasis on pretty. Time sure flies! All our kids are now graduated, married and moved out and today we feel like we just got married again :-)

Family Group 2019

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Brilliant Commentary on Family by Pope Francis

December 4, 2019

I give credit where credit to do and this quote from Pope Francis’ last Sunday’s homily is exceptional: “This is the drama of today: houses full of things but empty of children, the demographic winter that we are suffering. Time is thrown away for pastimes, but there is no time for God or for others.” […]

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Michigan Judge Sara Smolenski denied Communion for being Married to a Woman

December 2, 2019

Priest in Grand Rapids denies gay Michigan judge communion [written by John Beutler] Judge Sara Smolenski, chief judge of the Kent County District Court, has been denied Communion by Fr. Scott Nolan, pastor of St. Stephen Church in Grand Rapids, MI, because she is married to a woman. She has been a parishioner for many […]

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Broadcaster for Ohio State vs. U of M Football Comments on J. K. Dobbins’ “almost abortion”

December 2, 2019

This is why abortion is awful, because you never know who that little baby will become! J. K. Dobbins brings joy to do many people and will go down as one of the best Running Backs for Ohio state and possible college football history! All because he was given a chance to LIVE! Listen to […]

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In an Age of Weenies, it is Good to Read 80+ Quotes about Being a Man!

December 1, 2019

Our age downplays masculinity as though it’s a social disease. In ages past men were proud to be men and knew nothing of a “feminine side” which usually means taking on an air of effeminacy. Gentlemanly, polite, well-mannered, courteous, chivalrous – yes, but effeminate, never! Thanks, but no thanks. My dad was a man and […]

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Pope Francis Fired Theologian Muller Who Now Explains the Faith – Excellent!

November 30, 2019

Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who was recently fired by Pope Francis, recently wrote a magnificent “Manifesto of the Faith.” This video was written and produced as a response to the unfortunate confusion in the Vatican today. It is an excellent audio-visual presentation of the […]

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Steve Ray at Israel Museum Shows How The Temple Demonstrates Our Salvation in Christ

November 28, 2019

While visiting the Temple Model in the Israel Museum, few people understand what they are looking at. The Temple tells the whole story of our salvation and the relationship between the Old Testament and New. In this 5-minute video I talk about Jew and Gentile, circumcision and faith. I hope this helps you understand the […]

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Seven Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends During the Holidays

November 25, 2019

This is always an interesting topic that floods the phone lines. I am posting this again for the Drew Mariani Show today by popular demand discussing how we as Catholics can relate to and influence our family and friends – especially during the upcoming holidays. Ready to go! Family life can cause tension and strife among those we love most. […]

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The Tisor’s Come Home – Nice Conversion Story

November 24, 2019

Intro: Kim Tisor was reared in a Christian home that emphasized weekly attendance at their Southern Baptist Church. She remained a Baptist well into adulthood and was content to be one, until radio airwaves carrying Catholic teaching reached this Christian, music-playing DJ’s ears. It placed her on a journey of discovery that would ultimately lead […]

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If the Barrage of Bad News from Rome causes Anxiety…

November 24, 2019

If following the problems in Rome is causing you to stumble, be depressed or anxious— just turn it off and live your Catholic life locally and be holy. This is what all Catholics did before the prevalence of the mass media.

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Interview with an Unborn Child Ready to be Aborted – Wow!

November 23, 2019

Only for the strong and engaged…  Click on the image to watch the 4-minute video and hear the interview. Realize now that a baby can be killed even after live birth.

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Did Catholics Invent Pilgrimages?

November 22, 2019

No, it was something the Holy Family and all Jews did at least once a year! Look what the Catechism says: “[Jesus’] public ministry itself was patterned by his pilgrimages to Jerusalem for the great Jewish feasts” (583). And the Psalmist wrote: “Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage” (Psa […]

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Pilgrimage Farewells & Comments from Spirit Catholic Radio Pilgrims

November 22, 2019

The pilgrimage is finally coming to an end and what a fabulous pilgrimage it was! Jim Carroll and his family, staff, Board members and volunteers were marvelous and we enjoyed everyone of them. The people were very punctual and disciplined which made for very smooth traveling. This video is the end of our pilgrimage with […]

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Day 8: Via Dolorosa, Holy Sepulchre, Western Wall and more with Spirit Catholic Radio

November 22, 2019

It’s awful early when your alarm rings at 4 AM but everyone thanked us later. We arrived at Herod’s Gate and started the Via Dolorosa at 4:45. It’s the best time when there are no crowds in the streets. We had Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Holy Sepulchre Church then walked to […]

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