Screen Shot 2019-06-26 at 4.31.18 PMOur popular St. Paul Mediterranean Pilgrimage Cruise and “Seminar at Sea” is now open for registration. Cabins are limited – first come, first serve.

Register soon because this trip is very popular and there is already a list of interested cruisers. We only do this Mediterranean Cruise every two years.

For an interactive map, a full itinerary of the 10 biblical sites we will visit and a lot more, click HERE or on the image to the right.

We have two of our favorite priests lined up and Mass every day at spectacular sites. We also offer a very affordable Rome post-cruise adventure!

Frs. James Conlon & Chris Alar

The pricing INCLUDES airfare and the daily biblical excursions ashore. Steve & Janet Ray designed the detailed itinerary themselves to maximize biblical and Catholic learning and fun. The Ray’s are bringing 2 of their adult children with 8 of their wonderful home-schooled grandkids!

Contact Miranda at ?(866) 468-1420? or write her at FootprintsOfGod.com.

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Screen Shot 2019-06-26 at 4.31.18 PMOur popular St. Paul Mediterranean Pilgrimage Cruise and “Seminar at Sea” is now open for registration. Cabins are limited – first come, first serve.

Register soon because this trip is very popular and there is already a list of interested cruisers. We only do this Mediterranean Cruise every two years.

For an interactive map, a full itinerary of the 10 biblical sites we will visit and a lot more, click HERE or on the image to the right.

Fr. James Conlon and Fr. Chris Alar

We have two of our favorite priests lined up and Mass every day at spectacular sites. We also offer a very affordable Rome post-cruise adventure!

The pricing INCLUDES airfare and the daily biblical excursions ashore. Steve & Janet Ray designed the detailed itinerary themselves to maximize biblical and Catholic learning and fun.

The Ray’s are bringing 2 of their adult children with 8 of their wonderful home-schooled grandkids!

See you on the High Seas and in the footprints of St. Paul!

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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I talk to Steve Ray, author, speaker, and Catholic evangelist about the Eucharist. Is it a sign and symbol like Protestants say that it is, or something more? What did the Early Church believe?

Screen Shot 2019-06-26 at 7.27.27 AMWe unpack Steve’s conversion story to find out how a Bible-believing Baptist of 30 years could ever become a Catholic–and the central role of the Eucharist and the Early Church in his conversion story. For the whole story on an audio CD, click on the image to the right.

For more from Steve, visit his website at catholicconvert.com where you can find his books, extensive articles and talks, and information about his video series and pilgrimages. Steve is very, very busy and never slows down. Check out everything he’s up to and you won’t be disappointed.

For more, visit The Cordial Catholic. Send your feedback to cordialcatholic@gmail.com. This podcast is 100% listener supported. For more information about sponsoring the show, keeping this podcast going, and helping me to continue to deliver quality content please visit the Patreon page.  Even $1 or $2 a month can go a long way to helping make this podcast sustainable.

 

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New Olympic’s Controversy: Should an XY person compete against XX persons?

June 24, 2019

Controversies have always swirled around the Olympics: race, politics and performance-enhancing drugs. The new controversy will be interesting to watch. Can a person with XY chromosomes compete against persons with XX chromosomes? In other words, can men complete against women in women’s sports? It seems crazy, but this is the real debate for Tokyo in […]

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Corpus Christi Sunday: Multiplication of Loaves a Miracle or Just a Lesson in Sharing?

June 23, 2019

When confronted with this at Mass a while ago I wrote a letter to the priest which became an article in Catholic Answers Magazine. Article HERE. The priest said there was no miracle when Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish. All he did was teach selfish people to share and they pulled extra loaves and fish from […]

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Eucharistic Congress & Procession in Atlanta Georgia

June 22, 2019

What is it like to be among 35,000+ enthusiastic Catholics from every conceivable language, skin color, national culture and income level — all gathered to worship Jesus Christ and revel in the beauty of the Universal Catholic Church? You realize you are not alone. You are part of a huge family, an army, a spiritual […]

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Alcohol and Porn to Illness; then Home to the Catholic Church

June 20, 2019

Story About How God has Worked in My Life   By Denny Ok. I was born and raised Catholic. Grew up always attending church with my family and everything seemed fine growing up. Then I got to college and joined a fraternity and I noticed that some of the other guys were skipping Mass. For the […]

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

June 18, 2019

From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking with Catholics to answer questions about the Faith from non-Catholics. Questions Covered: What did you just do in France? What was it like to be at D-Day commemoration at Omaha Beach in […]

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Pope Says Capital Punishment is Inadmissible, Cardinal Dolan Praises the Decision, Ed Peter’s Challenges Both

June 18, 2019

A comment on a cardinal’s tweet re capital punishment, by Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: June 17, 2019 Earlier today Cdl. Dolan of New York tweeted: “With the clear and cogent clarification of the successor of St. Peter, there now exists no loophole to morally justify capital punishment.” The supposedly clear and cogent clarification that Dolan […]

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Steve Ray & Al Kresta Discuss the Amazing Catholic Country whose Modern Saints have changed the world

June 17, 2019

Steve joined Al Kresta on Ave Maria Radio and EWTN to discuss the Catholic country of Poland that has stood strong in the Faith through every kind of trial – including Nazism and Soviet domination. We discuss her modern saints that changed the world: St. John Paul II, St. Maria Faustina and the Divine Mercy […]

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Trinity Sunday: A Comment & a Riddle

June 16, 2019

Happy Trinity Sunday – the essence and meaning of existence. First: Why did the Trinity create us? Not to dominate or judge us. The members of the Trinity love each other so much and have so much fun together it just bubbled over – they created us to share in all their joy and love […]

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Cardinal Cupich’s Rational for not Acting Against Pro-abort Politicians Unconvincing….

June 15, 2019

This article and review is written by Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: Cdl. Cupich’s rationales for not taking canonical action against prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicos are as unconvincing as ever June 14, 2019 by Dr. Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer No one thought that Chicago’s Blase Cdl. Cupich would follow Springfield’s Bp. Thomas Paprocki’s example in calling upon […]

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How Much Can a Camel Drink? – as he bites me!

June 13, 2019

Since we will soon be in Jordan and Israel again riding camels, I thought I would post some fun and interesting facts – and a movie of the camel trying to bite me. I recently wrote the Bible Study on Genesis for www.CatholicScriptureStudy.com. In chapter 24 Abraham sends his unnamed servant to find a bride […]

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Mary a Mediatrix? Isn’t there just One Mediator?

June 12, 2019

The Bible says, “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 2:5). Yet Catholics refer to Mary as a Mediatrix (feminine form of the word mediator). So, isn’t that prima facie evidence that Catholics make up doctrines, worship Mary and disregard the Bible? […]

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Good-bye Paris! Fairwells & Comments

June 12, 2019

The trip has come to an end and the bus is headed to the airport. It was more successful than we could’ve hoped for and it was a beautiful trip. Combining that D-Day commemorations on Omaha Beach in Normandy France along with all the saints and shrines of France made for a spectacular pilgrimage. Our […]

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Incorrupt Saints of Paris: Sts. Catherine Laboure & Vincent de Paul; Boat Ride on Seine River

June 11, 2019

After visiting the Church of the Miraculous Metal where we  venerated and prayed at the incorrupt Body of Saint Catherine Labore, we walked a block or two away to have Mass in front of the glass tomb of Saint Vincent de Paul who body is also incorrupt (homily here). Very meaningful and powerful for us […]

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