August 2010

On Our Way to a Wedding in Cana

by Steve Ray on August 30, 2010

Actually the wedding is in Nazareth, but that is only four miles away. Janet and I are going to the wedding of Nagum Shehadeh who is the beautiful daughter of our friend and local Catholic guide Amer.

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I will also be posting YouTube videos of this authentic Holy Land pilgrimage here on my blog at

While there Janet and I will be renting a car, exploring new places, running new trails (like from Nazareth to Cana) and working on our next book for Ignatius Press. Keep us in your prayers.


Interesting Items in the News

by Steve Ray on August 28, 2010

The world readies for Mother Teresa’s 100th

Americans uncertain about Obama’s faith

Obama admin blocks abstinence study

Priest for Life’s new iPhone app


Exhausted and a Bit Sore

by Steve Ray on August 25, 2010

Home this week catching up on a lot of things. Going to see our friend Liz Lev from Rome who us here speaking at Our Lady of Good Council in Plymouth Michigan. She is the only guide I work with in Rome.

But that is not why I’m a bit weary today. The cause of the weariness is a new personal record. Today I ran 11 miles.

I ran the first two with my wife Janet who is building up her running so we can run together. We are using a new iPhone app “Couch to 5K”.

Then my son Jesse joined me to for next nine miles. We ran around the huge country block and took a few excursions off road through trails and side roads. We even met a couple from our parish out running.

We are now eating a healthy lunch, resting, trying to catch up with e-mail and a lot of other things while waiting for the plumber to fix the leak which caused a flood in our basement.

Next Monday we head to Nazareth for a wedding, four miles from Cana of Galilee. Our friend Amer’s daughter Nagum (means Princess) is getting married and we’re going to the week long wedding.

We will run there too!

Our run today

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A Brit Speaks Out about USA and the Mosque in NY

August 24, 2010

I couldn’t agree more!  

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Home at Last!

August 23, 2010

Home at last! And home for a whole week before heading to Nazareth for a wedding – only four miles from the Wedding in Cana of Galilee (John 2:1-11). Our friend Amer’s eldest caught Nagum is getting married on September 5 and we will be at the Church of the Annunciation for the wedding. At […]

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Experimenting with iMovie on my iPhone on a Plane 35,000 Above the Heartland!

August 22, 2010

The new iPhone 4 has the ability to make movies using a new app called iMovie. It is pretty easy to use and I thought I would experiment while sitting for over three hours flying home from Seattle. This is the result. Not perfect but I am learning.I will be more aware of the pictures […]

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Catholic Conference and Run in Anacortes Washington

August 22, 2010

I will add more about the conference when I get home. I had a great time with all these wonderful Catholics in the upper NW of Washington State. I ran in the Washington State Park which you can see here. You can also see a few pictures and videos of the Faith on Fire Conference […]

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Catholic Answers Live & Loving Technology!

August 20, 2010

I will post the link to the audio archives on Monday when the link is ready at Catholic Answers. Link for Real Audio For other listening options: I am writing this on my iPhone at 34,000 feet above the heartland of America. Below is a real-time map of our location. Very cool! I […]

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Graphic Stoning of Young Girl by Muslims

August 17, 2010

UPDATE: Looks like they took the unedited version off the internet, but here is a sanitized version at CNN. If the original is still available, you can see it here stoning This is graphic and sick but is further proof that Islam is at heart an evil religion. Notice the cell phones taking pictures of […]

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Obama Scares Him

August 16, 2010

Chilling Letter from Proctor & Gamble to Obama by Lou Pritchett, Procter & Gamble (Confirmed true by A LETTER FROM A PROCTER AND GAMBLE EXECUTIVE TO THE PRESIDENT Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America ‘s true living legends – an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world’s highest rated speakers. Successful […]

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Gay Marriage or No Gay Marriage?

August 16, 2010 California’s Proposition 8 forbidding gay marriage was overturned last week by Judge Walker. Today the Appeals Court rescinded her order until further determination. Homosexual marriages are on hold, no longer allowed in California for now. But, how long is “for now”?

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Obama Approves Mosque

August 14, 2010

Obama approves a mosque at Ground Zero in New York. Why doesn’t this idiotic and insensitive decision of his not surprise me? Why this and other blunders could make Obama a one-term president, written by Roger Simon in Politico.

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Oklahoma, Hot this Time of Year

August 13, 2010

On the road again. This time to Tulsa for a full Saturday of talks and Mass and dinner with friends. Thanks to Joe Casey for sponsoring this event. Supposed to be 107 degrees with high humidity! It will be interesting to run there Sunday before flying home! I’m lucky enough to be giving three of […]

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Persied Showers

August 13, 2010

Janet and I (crazies) laying out in the driveway at 4 AM watching the Perseid Meteor Shower. This year we only saw one but last year a whole bunch way up north where there was no ambient light. Jupiter was very visible and so was the Milky Way. We didn’t stay out long because of […]

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It’s Just a Piece of Paper

August 11, 2010
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In the Air Again

August 10, 2010

On my way to speak to the Wichita Kansas chapter of Legatus. It will be 102 degrees (39 celsius). I LOVE sharing and teaching the cosmic truth of Catholicism.

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