Thursday, August 29, 2013

Is It Safe in Israel? Follow Us!

by Steve Ray on August 29, 2013

Everything is normal. Everyone is carrying on their normal life. The whole lane land of Israel is full of pilgrims and tourists enjoying themselves.

Here is a video I just made so you can see it for yourself. For those arriving Sunday, we are ready for you!

We have reached our hotel in Tiberias. We are now looking out over the Sea of Galilee. The hotel is full of pilgrims and the parking lot is loaded with tourist buses; everyone is going out to Holy sites to celebrate their faith today.

Interviewing people who live here demonstrates that no one is concerned; everybody is going about their daily life. Watch for my video coming out in a few hours.

Janet and I are boarding our plane for Israel. Our 90 pilgrims will join us Sunday including Bishop Vasa, Fr. Raymond Willy and Patrick Coffin of Catholic Answers Live. When I arrive on
Friday I will be riding my bike around Galilee to explore Our Lord’s land and to give you a set of eyes into the real situation in the Holy Land :-)

Watch for my YouTube which I’ll post Friday to show how peaceful and safe and beautiful it is in Israel. We know
the situation and are certain of our safety – after over 100 times in Israel with great and knowledgable friends. Follow us closer at


Before Mass: 1 or 3 Hour Fast?

by Steve Ray on August 29, 2013

Interview note from my friend Dr. Edward Peters (his opinions are not necessarily mine; I post this for information and discussion only)

This afternoon at 5:15 Eastern, Drew Mariani (Relevant Radio) and I [Ed Peters] will be talking about my suggestion that the fast required for holy Communion be re-extended to three hours (up from the current one-hour rule).

If you’d like to read an overview of the idea, go here.