August 2017

Fun Show about Nicodemus with Al Kresta

by Steve Ray on August 31, 2017

IMG_5020Join Al Kresta and myself today at 4:20 PM Eastern time for a fun and energetic discussion of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea. They were judges on the Supreme Court of Israel and yet they took huge risks to follow Jesus.

We discuss them today on their Feast Day.

Listen live at www.avemariaradio.net  or listen on EWTN radio, Ave Maria radio or Sirius satellite.

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Good Source for Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

by Steve Ray on August 30, 2017

hurricane harvey floodingFor those who want to help, but don’t want to waste their money or have it eaten by bureaucratic administrative agencies – you can contribute through Catholic Charities.

Their webpage for Hurricane Harvey donations is https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/CCUSADISASTER

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…but David Palm has a website called Geocentrism Debunked. Here are his latest articles:

A Reader Thanks Geocentrism Debunked:  The thanks we regularly receive for the material on Geocentrism Debunked is always encouraging. One reader’s comments were particularly detailed and thoughtful: “Your website has shown me that I was taken in by specious arguments…”  Read more at www.geocentrismdebunked.org/reader-geocentrism-debunked.

Paranoid Much? The ‘Principled’ Response to Flat Earth Geocentrism:  Ball Earth geocentrists like Robert Sungenis and Rick DeLano have been flummoxed by the tremendous surge of interest in Flat Earth geocentrism, a global appeal which has eclipsed their own efforts.  To explain this phenomenon they’ve floated the conspiracy theory that the Flat Earth movement is in reality a “Very, very well funded” psychological operation (“psyop”) masterminded by “some of the clever guys who really despise us in the Catholic Church”, specifically targetting their movie The Principle.  As with so many conspiracy theories, this one falls apart on examination….or does it?  Learn more at www.geocentrismdebunked.org/paranoid-much-principled-response-flat-earth-geocentrism.

What is the Single Best Argument Against Geocentrism?:  There are many great arguments against strict Geocentrism, but in my opinion the single best is the universal evidence for the existence of gravity. The new geocentrists admit that the Earth is in a gravitational relationship predominantly with the Sun, given its mass and proximity.  But despite repeated requests they have never ponied up with the observational evidence for the other sources of gravity that, at every second of every minute of every day exactly offset the constantly changing gravitational pull on the Earth from the Sun and to a lesser extent the moon and the other planets of our solar system thereby leaving the Earth motionless.  Laying aside their ubiquitous, but invalid, appeal to General Relativity (which they reject as false), the new geocentrists have no good answer from within their own system to this simple question which is why they refuse to answer it, choosing instead to obfuscate and equivocate.  Check out www.geocentrismdebunked.org/single-argument-geocentrism.

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Q & A for Non-Catholics

August 22, 2017

Click HERE to listen to the show. It was fun with some longer answers with some very nice responses… 1) Liberal Critic: How can the Catholic mission be more about feeding the hungry and ending war as opposed to orthodoxy? 2) Sedevacantist: Do we have a higher obligation to follow the Church as it stands […]

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Leading Theologian: Change Canon Law to Correct Papal Errors

August 19, 2017

Fr  Aidan’s proposal for procedures to rein in an errant Pope and below, Canon Lawyer Ed Peters astute and complementary thoughts. Leading theologian: change canon law to correct papal errors, by Dan Hitchens posted Friday, 18 Aug 2017 In the Catholic Herald… “Fr Aidan Nichols said that Pope Francis’s teaching had led to an ‘extremely […]

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Cardinal Burke Outlines Formal Correction of Pope Francis’ Teaching

August 17, 2017

Posted by Edward Pentin on Thursday Aug 17th, 2017 at 7:56 AM The former prefect of the Apostolic Signatura explains in a new interview how a correction on parts of the Holy Father’s magisterium would be enacted, pays tribute to the recently deceased Cardinal Meisner, and stresses the importance of true mercy. In a new […]

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St. Paul to Titus: Organization of the New Testament Church

August 16, 2017

Titus: Organizing the Early Church By Steve Ray [NOTE: In my articles on the Pastoral Epistles, I use each one to relay a theme: 1 Timothy emphasizes Timothy; Titus emphasizes Paul’s ecclesiology; 2 Timothy emphasizes the end of Paul’s life.] Success brings rewards, but it also brings problems and responsibilities. Entrepreneurs are good at starting […]

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Coming Soon! Elijah & Elisha with Steve Ray, Ignatius Press and Skyline Productions

August 14, 2017

Sunday evening we again fly to Phoenix for the last seven days of post-production on our next Footprints of God documentary “Elijah & Elisha: Conscience of the Kingdom.’ We will shoot a few studio scenes with my Segway, record the Behind the Scenes feature and finish up with music, maps, etc. After this one we […]

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Jesuit Scholar: Islamic Extremists Are the True Muslims

August 13, 2017

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. Jun 16, 2017 Islamic extremists who carry out acts of terror are simply applying what their faith requires of them, according to Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, an Islamic scholar of the Egyptian Greek Melkite rite. In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Boulad said that “Islam is an […]

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Updated List of Steve’s Talks for Conferences, Missions

August 12, 2017

Here is an updated list of my talks for conferences and parish missions, radio shows and more. I’ve added a talk on “Angels: Good, Bad & Guardian: the A to Z of Angels.” Also updated my Straight Talk to Teens and reminding of my updated Islam: What Every Infidel Should Know. To contact me about […]

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Embarrassing and Inane Article in Crux Magazine Saying Catholic Converts Suffer from Neurosis

August 11, 2017

AUSTEN IVEREIGH’S SLAM AGAINST CONVERTS IN CRUX STIRRED UP A FIRESTORM. Below is a link to his article, comments, his subsequent apology and Crux’s response with new guidelines. UPDATE SATURDAY, 8/12/17 To his credit Austen Iverigh apologized for his article. The introductory paragraph says, Recently I used the term “convert neurosis” as a metaphor, and […]

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KLM Airlines Foolish LGBT Ad – Unintentionally Points out the Obvious

August 11, 2017

I fly KLM through Amsterdam about 20 times a year. Yes, I wrote to complain about their ill-advised and stupid ad promoting the LGBT movement in Holland. The image they used on their Twitter account ironically promotes unsafe practices suggesting that no matter what you do with seat belts you will be smart and safe, […]

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Five Years Ago My Father Died

August 2, 2017

Please pray for the repose of the soul of the best father in the world – Charles Robert Ray. He was 95 years old. It was five years ago we said Good-bye and I have no doubt at all that he is enjoying the joys of heaven and making intercession for all of still here […]

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