Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today in Istanbul!

by Steve Ray on November 9, 2010

Today we got to sleep in but I got up early to run. It is hard to run on a treadmill it’s hard to do that when the ship is bobbing and swaying.

We had Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, then everyone scattered for lunch in cages and restaurants before walking thru the wild Spice Market.

Then to the Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque where we learned about Islam. I gave my comments to — you’ll see my thumbs down comment.

We’re back on board having dinner and a free evening. Stay tuned for more.


Notre Dame Pays Price for Obama’s Visit

by Steve Ray on November 9, 2010

After honoring President Barack Obama during last May’s commencement ceremonies, the University of Notre Dame has seen less contributions and is feeling financial heat.

In May 2009, debate was heated over the fact that Notre Dame, a Catholic university, invited President Obama to speak at its graduation. It was controversial mainly because some of Obama’s policies are contrary to church doctrine. Katie Walker of American Life League (ALL) tells OneNewsNow the school has paid a price.

“Notre Dame has come out $120 million short for the fiscal year in which President Obama spoke during commencement and received an honorary law degree,” she reports.

She believes that staggering number is in direct response of alumni and others around the country who feel scandalized “that Notre Dame would host this man and give one of the most pro-abortion presidents in the nation’s history an honorary law degree.”

The pro-lifer points out that Obama “is a man whose philosophy of the law and philosophy of the country fundamentally is one that denies that all human beings deserve human rights,” so she wonders, “Is this a man [one] that ‘Our Lady’s’ university should be honoring and upholding and putting on a pedestal for her graduates?”

Walker feels the drop in funding should send a loud message to Notre Dame, which means “Our Lady.”


Catholic Warrior: A Convert Story

by Steve Ray on November 9, 2010

From Pentecostal to Mormon to Catholic — to Iraq! Great story with pictures :-)

Click here for his story, and here for hundreds more.