Saturday, March 6, 2010

Great Time in Franklin (Nashville) Tennessee

by Steve Ray on March 6, 2010

IMG_6576Here are a few pictures from today’s “The Higher Call” Men’s Conference in Franklin Tennessee.

IMG_6570Being with 400 enthusiastic and orthodox Catholic men raising their voices in song to God is quite an remarkable experience.

Thanks to Frank Cash and John Burns for inviting me.

I hope to join these great guys spreading the fullness of the faith in the anti-Catholic “Bible belt.”

With guys like this the state of Tennessee will be predominantly Catholic in a decade or two.

It was wonderful joining Jim Burnham and Fr. Bill Casey to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist in the Catholic Church!


The Pope, the Devil & the Death Cookie

by Steve Ray on March 6, 2010

screen-capture-1Believe it or not but there is a Protestant “Gospel Tract” out there that says the Eucharist is a “death cookie” that was the result of conspiring between the Devil and the Pope to deceive and send Catholics to hell.

It is a Chick tract. I am embarrassed to say that I used to hand these tracts out when I was a teenager (blushing with shame).

Recently, Jonathan Harcher, pastor of Conner Heights Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge Tennessee was handing out Chick tracts at the Pigeon Forge High School in the diocese of Knoxville.

Despite admitting he knew little about the Catholic Faith, Hatcher felt confident that publisher Chick Publications was spreading the gospel.

You can read the article about how the good bishop of Knoxville TN — Bishop Richard Stika — confronted the situation with disgust and public criticism — and rightfully so!

To read the whole stupid Chick tract (for a good laugh), click here. You can read more about Chick and his uninformed and inflammatory tracts here.

Funny thing! I am currently in Tennessee talking about the EUCHARIST this weekend. Wish I had time to visit “Pastor” Harcher” — now famous for his ignorance and bigotry.