Thursday, January 21, 2021

Hi Steve and Janet-

Here’s something positive for you. Our new granddaughter was baptized with the River Jordan water that we brought home in a plastic water bottle, as you suggested. The brown water settled with the silt going to the bottom. We put the water for the occasion and told the priest not to use too much — we want enough for future grandkids!

Also, last fall, when churches were closed, our son actually got married inside a church. The priest also received permission to Confirm the bride at the start of the Mass. Here RCIA had been  interrupted by covid.

That was an emotional day — tears and laughter in abundance.

Thanks again for your encouraging website.

PS. One more good thing that came from our pilgrimage to the Holy Land: my husband writes a letter to a family friend whenever we travel and he’s stuck on a plane. From Israel, our friend got many pages that my husband wrote for hours. Our friend quickly recognized how much the trip meant to us they transcribed the letter, matched it with travel photos, and printed a book for our Christmas gift. The book is wonderful. 

But here’s what I know you will appreciate: our friend is in Federal prison and his New Year’s resolution is to read the Bible through entirely this year.

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Steve Ray here — I will be giving my first exclusively Pro-Life talk at this conference, “The Biblical Basis for Defending Life”

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What does it mean to be pro-life?
Why are people against women having a “choice”?
Life is from beginning to end and everything in between (in the proper order)
Do we actually care about women?
Reproductive rights – don’t women have them?
The role of men in making a decision about abortion
Science is on our side (is it a baby or just a cluster of cells)
How do Death Penalty, Euthanasia and Immigration, poverty fit in? Is it pro life or social justice?
What about situations of rape, incest, etc.
The effects of abortion for women and men
Contraception
Pro Life Ethics (invitro, bioethics, cloning, stem cell research)
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The latest Crisis Magazine Article begins:

“Yesterday morning at the grand Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C., Joe Biden ate and drank his own spiritual death. That he received the Holy Eucharist from the hands of a Cardinal of the Church adds scandal upon scandal. One radio wag called it a mass for Planned Parenthood. And so, it was.

“Joe Biden is an enemy of the Catholic faith. This fact must be repeated as often as humanly possible. Joe Biden holds himself out as a faithful Catholic, yet he does not believe in the faith’s fundamental teachings about the human person or human sexuality. What’s more, he advances this unbelief in public policy and will now have the full force of the federal government behind this unbelief….”

For the whole article click to read it or hear it read at Crisis Magazine.

I know there are some who may take offense at this Crisis Magazine article and my promotion of it. But I cannot be silent or my own soul will be in jeopardy. I had decided to step back from the whole political scene since what is happening makes me sick. But I realized I could not do so.

God tells the prophet Ezekiel,

“If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. (33:8)

The bishops of the United States sent out a strongly worded comment concerning Biden and his positions that are in dire contradiction to Scripture, Tradition and the constant teaching of the Catholic Church — especially with his extreme pro-abortion positions.

Whether it is poor catechetical instruction or a willing rejection of the truth, either way it is a scandal and his soul is in jeopardy, as are those of people, especially clergy, who condone and facilitate his evil ways. (Take heed Cardinals Wilton Gregory and Blaise Cupich and Bishop McElroy).

St. Paul writes in Holy Scripture,

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.”

Pray for our country; pray for Biden; pray for our bishops; pray for the unborn; pray for our grandchildren; pray …. and do not be silent!

PELOSI’S ARCHBISHOP RESPONDS TO HER ABOUT HER “CATHOLICISM”

CUPICH / GOMEZ SPAT REVEALS THE DIVIDE BETWEEN US BISHOPS OVER BIDEN AND ABORTION

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