July 2015

So much to-do about a lion killed and justification for babies killed and their part sold. Here they discuss getting caught and the exclamation as they cut the baby up, “Oh, this was a boy!”

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Leaving Lourdes: Final Comments and Farewells 

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2015

It was a wonderful trip and these are all great folks. Everyone was sad to leave early in the morning but lasting friendships are formed and lives are changed.

I certainly appreciated Msgr. Droll’s closing comments. 

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A Powerful Story of Conversion and the Rosary

by Steve Ray on July 30, 2015

A lady named Leah shared this story:

Throughout my abusive childhood, my mother dragged my siblings and I through every possible religion, Church, alternative spiritual groups/cults and was so thoroughly confused by my teenage years, I firmly believed in “nothing”.

When I was around 18 and taking my usual walk after dinner one evening, I forgot to bring my music/headphones that I always listen to. So as I passed a Church, I heard singing, it sounded like nothing I’d heard before, so beautiful, that I felt “moved” by it, (literally!) as I crossed the street, went inside and saw the Church was empty, aside from the choir practicing.

As they sang I sat down the in back, and began to feel an overwhelming sensation of just pure love, pure joy, enveloping my body, with a peace like nothing I’d ever experienced. As tears streamed down my cheeks, a Priest sat down next to me, smiled and patted my hand.

That Church became my “home” and I discovered the real power of Prayer.

Years later my dreams suddenly became “lucid” and strange …..then turned very dark and evil, so much so, that I was terrified to sleep and continued in spite of all my repentance and prayers, until in one dream, I began to recite “Hail Mary” and immediately woke up.

The next night I wore my Holy Mother Medallion Necklace to bed and slept peacefully that night and every night. Then a few years ago when I was involved in a highly charged personal court case and during the hearing- at a break, my attorney grimly explained that the odds of the Judge ruling in my favor were about a million to one and I must be prepared.

Devastated, I ran to the ladies room sobbing, went into a stall, crouched down and recited Hail Mary over and over, begging her with a gut wrenching plea for her protection, justice, for a mother……as the decision was read, ….in MY favor!!…my attorney looks at me wide eyed and says, “I seriously just cannot believe what just happened here…in all my 25 years of practice and all my cases in front this Judge….I am stunned.”

She knew about my prayers in the bathroom but had promptly disregarded them as she was raised an atheist. Then asks: “What religion are you?? I may have to look into that? What was that Prayer called again??” Oh, I felt SO proud, humbled and GRATEFUL.

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Full Day at Lourdes; Meeting with President of Medical Bureau and more

July 29, 2015

How can you not have a great day at Lourdes? The weather has cooperated magnificently. After Mass in St. Ann’Chapel and a guided tour through the Lourdes’ Museum, everyone had free time today to again explore, pray at the very shrines and churches, go into the baths, shop and more. In the afternoon we went […]

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New Planned Parent Video – They Just Keep Coming; Where is Obama?

July 28, 2015
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Glad my Son Earned the Honor of Eagle Scout before BS (Boy Scout) Collapse

July 28, 2015

My grandkids all switched from Boy Scouts to Catholic Scouts. NEVER would my family be members after gay scouts and leaders are approved!!  What has happened to our country?  Christians, we are now a despised subculture – get used to it and prepare for persecution. If you’re afraid of persecution and want to stay mainline […]

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Can You Believe our Destructive  President? His Justice Department Ordered to Investigate…

July 28, 2015

…the undercover film crew exposing the selling of aborted baby parts RATHER THAN investigating Planned Parenthood that is illegally selling murdered baby’s part.  “The U.S. Department of Justice announced plans to investigate the group that produced undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees admitting that they harvest and sell organs ripped from the bodies aborted babies. Politico […]

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Mass in the Room St. Ignatius Loyola was Born and Later Converted; Bugos to Loyola to Lourdes

July 27, 2015

After a tour of the beautiful Catholic city of Burgos Spain we drove through the lovely countryside filled with fields of wheat and sunflowers. We went up into the mountains in the Basque country and stopped at the shrine and Loyola. This was a delightful surprise for everyone with the beautiful Jesuit church, visiting the […]

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One hundred and fifty pound incensor that takes 8 men to operate: from Santiago to Burgos

July 26, 2015

Have you ever seen a three foot high, 150 pound incensor in a church that takes 8 men to operate? Today we had front row seats for the morning Mass at the Cathedral in Santiago with Msgr. Droll concelebrating. You won’t believe this “botafumeiro” that flew over our heads at the speed of a rocket. […]

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Is Scripture Sufficient without the Church?

July 26, 2015

Lenny writes to Beau: Hi Beau, you mention “that Scripture is sufficient to teach us.” There is a problem with your statement is this; it is not in the Bible.  Nowhere does it say that we should follow Scripture alone “Sola Scriptura” or that it is all sufficient.   Isn’t it interesting “Sola Scriptura” (Bible alone), […]

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Fiesta of St. James! Celebrating his Feast Day at his Bones in Santiago (which means “St. James”); Walking the El Camino

July 25, 2015

What a mass of people! The Spanish people know how to celebrate and coming to Santiago de Compostela on the feast day of their primary saint, St. James the Greater, is quite an experience! By the way, this is the St. James who was called by Jesus on the shores of Galilee.  We started with […]

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Driving North from Portugal to Spain; Amazing Day with Profoundly Spiritual and Beautiful Visits along the Way

July 24, 2015

This morning we left Fatima early and drove north through the beautiful countryside of Portugal. We stopped at Coimbra for Mass at the Carmelite Monastery where Sister Lucia lived for 57 years. We also visited the museum of her life which was very interesting especially having just been to Fatima. From there we drove north […]

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The Media and Selling Baby Parts

July 24, 2015

Ideas for reporters struggling to cover Planned Parenthood –Solutions to the media blackout on the selling of baby body parts.

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Fatima All Day!

July 23, 2015

walking in all the paths of the three children: Lucia, Francesco and Jacinta – biting their homes, their church the apparition sites, the miracles and also their tombs.  Free time to pray and as the sun set we gathered with many from around the world for the Rosary in many languages and the candlelight procession.  […]

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Touring Lisbon; Eucharistic Miracle; Arriving at Fatima 

July 23, 2015

All the pilgrims arrived safely and in good shape. We boarded the bus and took a marvelous tour of Lisbon Portugal which is a beautiful and historic Catholic city. My favorite thing was a huge statue of Christ the King. After an authentic Potugese lunch on the waterfront we went to see a Eucharistic miracle in […]

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Steve’s Podcast on Catholic Book Blogger – and maybe win my new Abraham DVD

July 21, 2015

Recently I had a delight time with Pete Socks of the Catholic Book Blogger. We discussed the making our our latest Footprints of God DVD entitled Abraham: Father of Faith and Works. You can visit his site and listen to the interview here or by clicking on the image to the right.  You can get […]

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