Teaching & Suggestions

“Life is about the Journey, not the Destination!” Huh?!

February 24, 2012

“Life is all about the Journey, not the Destination!” (paraphrase of a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.) I saw this sign at the airport today. Imagine! In an airport of all places! What stupidity! Grab a passenger arriving at the airport to catch a flight and shout, “Hey, take any flight you want sir, it [...]

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Teresa Tomeo on “The Year of Faith” in OSV

January 6, 2012

Are We Ready for the Year of Faith? Pope Benedict XVI is giving us a great opportunity in this New Year to make a big difference.  In October he announced the “Year of Faith” which according to Vatican statements is designed to help Catholics around the world deepen their relationship with God, better appreciate the [...]

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Catholic Courses

November 29, 2011

I have been using the Teaching Company and their Great Courses for several years now. Most of them are very good. But when it comes to the Christian Faith and the Catholic Church I dare you to find one that is truly Christian or Catholic. Now they have a competitor: Catholic Courses. Joseph Pearce is [...]

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Wearing the Rosary as a Necklace

July 16, 2011

ROME, JUNE 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: I have seen people wear the rosary as a necklace and, in fact, I had a fifth-grader ask me during CCD if that was a sin. I told her that I didn’t believe [...]

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Salvation by Faith Alone?

July 12, 2011

Since the days of Martin Luther it has been popular to reduce salvation to a sound bite. Salvation is not by works but by “faith alone.” However, the Bible seems to have another idea. In my book CROSSING THE TIBER I mention a few passages from Scripture to give a more biblical perspective. Here is [...]

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Why is it UnChristian NOT to Judge?

July 9, 2011

Read this interesting and perceptive article here.

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Stop Eating Animals! It is Against the Plan of God!

April 20, 2011

IF YOU EAT ANIMALS YOU ARE VIOLATING THE PLAN OF GOD. YOU SHOULD BE A VEGAN AND EAT NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS, INCLUDING FISH, EGGS, MILK, YOGURT, LOCUSTS OR MEAT. IS THIS **REALLY** GOD’S PLAN? MY RESPONSE TO A VEGAN CRITIC (updated 4/22/11) The original blog and comments An added comment. It was asserted that many [...]

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Teen Depression

March 17, 2011

Our parish, Christ the King in Ann Arbor Michigan, recently conducted an excellent conference on Teen Depression. The audio files can be found here. Pass it on to anyone you know who has struggling teenagers.

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Evangelicals with Statues?

March 9, 2011

Today I took off running through a commercial area behind the hotel. I discovered a nice jogging trail through the woods so I swung onto the trail and headed through the trees. Soon I came into the open to see a beautiful lake. A sign caught my eye. It had an arrow pointing to “Baptismal [...]

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What is Important in Life?

February 9, 2011

“A man is no fool to give up what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot before being killed by South American Indians for telling them about Jesus. Hover cursor over this reference Mark 8:36.

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Steve on the Priesthood

December 28, 2010

Vocation Boom Radio interviewed me twice about the priesthood. Below are the audio links to listen if you wish. In both audio clips (1 hour each) Steve begins at 40 minutes into the broadcast. You can slide the locator bar to wherever you want it to begin playing. 1) Steve talks about his wife Janet [...]

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Free Market Economy or Socialism?

December 23, 2010

I was recently asked: “Between a Socialist system of economics or a Free market Capitalist system, which is more Moral? Which system best represents a Christian view? My short response: The Catechism reflects the teaching of the Church by stating that a society should protect the right to private property and to free enterprise (CCC [...]

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Social Justice: Church Teaching or Trojan Horse

September 22, 2010

http://blog.mycatholicfaithdelivered.com/post/Whats-So-Funny-About-Peace-Love-and-Social-Justice.aspx

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Steve Ray’s Message in Australia

July 22, 2010

Here is a very nice summary — written on an Australian website — summarizing some of my talks in Australia. http://www.therecord.com.au/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1851&Itemid=27

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Rise AGAIN? When Did Jesus Rise the First Time?

April 5, 2010

Since we are at the very place where Jesus was rose again from the dead, there is an interesting question that is often asked. It’s a fair question — one I’ve been asked numerous times. If Jesus rose AGAIN, when did he rise the first time? He did not die and rise prior to his [...]

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Catholic Church: “Don’t Read the Bible!”

March 3, 2010

We often hear that the Catholic Church has forbidden the reading of the Bible! Have you heard this? Yeah, me too! But, this is another one of those big myths which has worked its way into the popular dialog but one that has not been proved from Church teaching and documents. There are two good [...]

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