March 2015

Two Cool Timelines for Holy Week

by Steve Ray on March 31, 2015

There are a lot of things that happened in Holy Week.

Do you know what was done when?  Where Jesus was each day?  What the sequence of events were?

These are great tools to accompany you through Holy Week and beyond. Print them out and put them on your refrigerator. Talk about it over dinner with the family. Share it with friends.

The outline timeline was developed by my friend Michael Chamblee. He says it is a “work in progress” so if you have any comments or suggestions, please pass them along.

Enjoy!

Click on the image to download PDF file

Click on image to download timeline

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Steve on Lots of Radio Shows this Week

by Steve Ray on March 30, 2015

Lots of Radio Shows this Week – Join Me!  All times are Eastern Time

All of the “Virtual Tours” came out VERY different, since a few of them were pre-recorded. None of them were alike :-) Each interviewer asked, and will ask different questions which take us in many different directions. It is a topic we could have talked about for hours so each show emphasizes different aspects of the Passion of Christ.

Wed. April 1

Relevant Radio: Morning Air 9 AM “Virtual Tour of the Passion of Christ”

Thurs. April 2  Holy Thursday

Spirit Catholic Radio, Spirit Mornings: 8 AM “Virtual Tour of the Passion, Part 1”

Radio Maria’s Flame of Love: 12 noon – 1 PM  “Eucharist, Upper Room and John 6”

Al Kresta Show on Ave Maria: 4 PM  “Virtual Tour of the Passion”

Friday, April 3  Good Friday

 

Spirit Catholic Radio, Spirit Mornings: 8:30 AM “Virtual Tour of the Passion, Part 2”

 

 

Teresa Tomeo, Catholic Connections: 9:00-10:00 “Virtual Tour of 

Relevant Radio Morning Air 9 AM “Meditations on the Stations – of the Cross”

Relevant Radio Drew Mariani 5 PM “Virtual Tour of the Passion of Christ”

Two of Steve’s Popular Talks about the Passion of Christ:

Pain of the Crucifixion

 

Meditations on the Stations

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Rise AGAIN? When Did Jesus Rise the First Time?

by Steve Ray on March 28, 2015

Tomb.jpgSince we will soon be again at the very place where Jesus 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 death and resurrection, did he?”

No, it is simply a curious phraseology in English. It means he returned to the posture he was in prior to being buried. It would be like you saying, “I was standing and got knocked down but then I got up again.”

You could equally ask, “When did you get up the first time?” The emphasis of the “again” is not to point to a previous “getting up” but to point out that you again returned to your original posture of standing.

The underlying Greek word simply means, “cause to stand up, raise to life, live again, come back to life, having been once dead.”

Jesus was alive and then died. In rising again he returned again to his original state of being alive — he arose again back to being alive again.

Happy Easter! He is risen!

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My Grandson Josh’s (12 years old) Latest Piano Composition – finished between lunch and dinner :-o

March 27, 2015

He has a gift and it must be from God because it didn’t come from us :-)

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British Priests Speak Out on Marriage and the Sacraments – Chastized by their Bishop

March 26, 2015

Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer, writes in support of British priests who exercised their canonical rights to affirm the Churches teaching on Marriage on the Sacraments. He writes,  There isn’t a word—not one single word—in the short, open letter signed by hundreds of British Catholic priests to the Catholic Herald (London) defending Church teaching on marriage and sacraments that any […]

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Fast-paced 1-Minute New Video about our Pilgrimages – let us know what you think

March 24, 2015

This is produced by Spirit Juice. Let me know what you think.

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Behind the Scenes of the Christian Genocide in Iraq

March 24, 2015

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – As details of genocide of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus began leaking out of Rwanda in 1994, the secular media and Hollywood jumped on the story and dozens of films were made, including the award-winning “Hotel Rwanda.” But who is making a film documenting the “religious cleansing” of hundreds of thousands […]

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NOW SHIPPING: Steve’s Brand New Abraham DVD in the Footprints of God Series

March 24, 2015

After eight years of waiting — ABRAHAM, FATHER OF FAITH & WORKS is now shipping! You can order it HERE! Filmed on location in Iraq, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Learn things you never knew about our Father of Faith.  Camels, donkeys, goats and sheep — sacrifices, typology, flint knives and ancient temples. How […]

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Emily is an RN and we are Proud of her

March 23, 2015

Our daughter Emily worked hard for this card. It says RN which stands for Registered Nurse. She graduated this year, passed the licensing exam with flying colors and just received this card today. Her mother and I could not be prouder and the people she cares for are the luckiest in the world to have […]

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Abraham Footprints DVD Premier Showings

March 20, 2015

Abraham, Father of Faith & Works is now for sale!  We have had a great time this week showing it to very different audiences — and to rousing applause and rave reviews.  First, we showed it to the wonderful Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist at their convent in Ann Arbor Michigan. I was […]

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“Religious Liberty Means More than You May Think,” Says Archbishop Chaput

March 20, 2015

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 18, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia warned Tuesday that the United States will face increasing pressure to abandon its traditionally broad protections for religious liberty, though he encouraged Christians never to give up hope in God’s love. Religious liberty, he said, “means much more than the […]

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

March 19, 2015

Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Monday evening. Not a lot of questions by number – but we spent a lot of time on some of the excellent conversations. Fun show! Here is the link to listen on-line: http://www.catholic.com/audio-player/28639  Here is the link for downloading the podcast: http://www.catholic.com/radio/shows/open-forum-for-non-catholics-28639# **************************** 1 – […]

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We Need More Heroes: Archbishop Cordilone’s Letter which Brought him MUCH Grief

March 16, 2015

It is too bad that a letter stating that Catholic schools must teach according to the truth and morals of the Catholic Church should bring condemnation and threats to an archbishop. Welcome to America in the 21st century. *************************************** Dissenting from Catholic Teaching or the Natural Moral Law in a Catholic High School does not […]

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Time Magazine Gives Scandal-ridden Hillary Clinton Surprising Cover Story

March 12, 2015

The new cover of Time Magazine will surely give Hillary an ulcer, if she doesn’t have one already. Candidates for president crave attention and magazine covers–but not like this.  After a week that has put her on a bumpy downhill road and exposed her arrogant cockiness, I hope all the attention will scuttle her once-assured […]

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Obama Completely Distorting Islam’s Role in America’s History

March 12, 2015

This article is excellent and carefully explains the misinformation presented by Obama and lays out the truth in a detailed manner. It was written by LARRY TOMCZAK and published HERE where you can read the whole article (recommended)  The truth be known, [Obama] is both inaccurate and dishonest in what he communicates to Americans and others […]

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Okay, what about Catholics and the Death Penalty?

March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 By Dr. Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer   (see also The Stream’s: “Should Catholics Oppose the Death Penalty?“) “Dr. Steven Long beat me to it. His rejoinder to the “Capital punishment must end” editorial of America, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, andOur Sunday Visitor is essential reading even if, in some places, Long’s essay, “Four Catholic […]

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