Sunday, September 23, 2007

Our Parish has 21 Men in the Seminary

by Steve Ray on September 23, 2007

CATH Fr. Ed sm.jpgThink I'm joking? I'm not. I am a member of Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor Michigan, pastored by Fr. Ed Fride. He is the priest that brought our family into the Catholic Church on May 22, 1994. He is a manly, orthodox and charismatic priest. And, our parish now has 21 men in seminary studying to be priests.

National Catholic Register had a cover story on this phenomenon and it was ever discussed among the American bishops. (The NCR said we had 15 men in seminary, but it is NOW 21!) 

What is Fr. Ed doing right? I already told you: he is a manly priest who is orthodox, faithful, loyal to the Church, the Pope and Mary and he is charismatic. Some priests and parishes on the "left coast" may want to take notice. Vitality follows those faithful to the Church and the Apostolic Tradition. Those who abandon the teaching of the Church — trying to be hip or trendy — will not find these kind of results.

You will see the same thing with convents. Those women who are proud to wear the habit and decry radical feminism and new-age garbage will find their convents full. Those who embrace the stale fads of the 60's and 70's have no new vocations. It is time for people to wake up and smell the coffee.

I am proud to be a member of Christ the King parish! I am proud of Fr. Ed and I am proud of Catholics who love the Church, the Sacred Tradition and orthodoxy.


Virtual Pilgrimage: All Videos Now Updated

by Steve Ray on September 23, 2007

There were some videos I had trouble with but they are now all finished and updated. The new one was for Day 11 in Cairo, but I also updated Day 12. Enjoy our September pilgrimage to Israel and Egypt by clicking here.

RomeBrochure.jpgLast Call for Rome!
Click here for the Brochure!

November 2007 Pilgrimage to Israel is Filling Fast!

Click here for the Brochure, and here for our Pilgrimage website