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Fun Noah Jokes and a few others

by Steve Ray on March 19, 2019

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A two minute, very interesting and funny video. Any boy – is it true if you have ever been to a hand-raising church.

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A Fun and Instructive Bunch of Great Quotes

by Steve Ray on March 15, 2019

Posted at www.Dads.org, a newsletter from Steve Wood. This was from Newsletter May 2018, Vol. 24, No. 2. I recommend subscribing to his newsletter for Catholic men, fathers and citizens.

Notable Quotations
Editor’s note: In this letter, I’m sharing from my collection of quotations on a wide variety of subjects and authors.

Attracting the Young
“You will never attract the young by making Christianity easy, but a good many can be attracted by finding it difficult: difficult both to the disorderly mind and to the unruly passions.”
T.S. Eliott, (After the 1931 Lambeth Assembly of Anglican bishops approved of birth control use for the first time in Christian history.)

Giving Money to People Who Refuse to Work
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
— Thomas Jefferson

Reflections of an English Bishop
“An English bishop reflected: ‘Wherever St. Paul went, there was a riot. Wherever I go, they serve tea.’ In spiritual combat, there is no teatime, and effective strategies cannot be plotted at conferences, workshops, and costly conventions at resort hotels with multiple ‘break-out’ sessions and mellow music. One fears that a fly on the wall at any of those conversations would drop to the floor out of boredom.”
— Source unknown

Who Are You to Judge?
“Only God can judge the state of the human soul, but it is pure nonsense to suggest we cannot and should not judge human behavior. Reluctance to judge moral behavior is the inevitable consequence of moral relativism and moral subjectivism that has eroded confidence in the ability to determine objective moral truth on which sound judgment is based.”
— Bishop Fred Henry (retired), Alberta

What Men Did After Church in Colonial VA
“In 1632, the Virginia Assembly advised every man to carry a gun to church in order to train with it after the service.”
— Source unknown

Going with the Flow?
“A dead thing goes with the stream; only a living thing goes against it.”
— G.K. Chesterton

The Fort Betrayed
“The fort is betrayed even by them that should have defended it.”
— St. John Fisher watching in disbelief as clergy submitted to Henry VIII

Sinful Silence
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
— Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer before his execution by the Nazis

The Memory Hole
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
—George Orwell, 1984

Reading Advice
“A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.”
— C.S. Lewis

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
— Harry S. Truman

Guidance Prayer
“Lord, help me to want to be what you want me to be.”
— Dominican Sister

No-nonsense Marital Advice
“If you don’t straighten out your marriage when the war’s over, I’ll come down from Heaven and kick you in the ass.”
— Fr. Emil Kapaun to a fellow POW, before being led to the infamous “death house” in North Korea’s Pyoktong prison camp.

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A Few Fun Things to Put a Smile on your Face

March 11, 2019

         

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River of Whiskey

February 23, 2019

A Baptist minister was completing a passionate sermon on temperance. With great emphasis he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and pour it into the river.” With even greater emphasis he said, “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d dump it into the river.” […]

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Did Jesus Ascend into Heaven from Mount of Olives (Acts 1:12) or from Bethany (Luke 24:50)?

February 19, 2019

Since we are on the Mount of Olives today I thought I would address a common concern. One of our past pilgrims wrote to me expressing an apparent contradiction in the Bible about what I had said in Israel. The wording in the two verses below is what caused the confusion. Acts 1:12  “[After the Ascension] they […]

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Find the missing books of the Bible

February 17, 2019

Read the following paragraph and see if you can find the name of sixteen books of the Bible that are hidden in the text: I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts and for other it was a revelation. Some were […]

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A Good Riddle Few Can Figure Out – except kids

February 12, 2019

What is greater than God More evil than the devil The poor have it The rich need it And if you eat it, you’ll die? When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten students got the answer, compared to 17% of Stanford University seniors.

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Gotta Love Grandkids – especially blowing a raspberry!

January 30, 2019
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Debunking 4 Biblical Myths Accepted by Many as True

December 29, 2018

There are three “truths” I have been asked about many times. Often people tell me these as though they’re explaining to me something I’ve never heard before. However, in each case, there is no historical, biblical or actual basis to any three of them. In each case they started being taught in recent times and […]

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Pilgrimage with Steve Ray 100 Years Ago – Imagine with Real Photos

December 28, 2018

Step into a Time Machine and imagine what it would be like going back in time on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Steve and Janet Ray 100 years ago! I have used actual pictures from over a century ago to re-create what it may have been like. I hope you enjoy! And, I […]

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In 2 minutes Charlie Brown discover is the meaning of Christmas

December 24, 2018
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Our Friends and Neighbor’s Sing Like Angels

December 14, 2018

They’re good friends of ours and their convent is 9 minutes from our house.  Here is a short introduction to these beautiful Sisters and their heavenly music.

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How Big was Noah’s Ark

December 5, 2018

It was a big boat at a time when big boats did not exist. It was a feat of genius ingenuity. You can read the instructions for building in Genesis 6:14-22. We are also told that the ark is a picture of the Church and salvation. In the ark Noah passed through the waters which […]

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2 Minute Audios: Steve’s 6 Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family & Friends

November 30, 2018

People always ask, “What do I say to my husband…?”  or “How do I get my kids back in the Church?  or  “I am getting no where trying to tell my friend about my Faith.” Well Steve came up with Six Rules to help you deal with non-Catholics – especially family and friends. They are […]

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“Don’t Dump Your Garbage on Our Country Road”

November 22, 2018

Janet and I walk 2 to 4 miles every day that we are home. We like to say that it is our medicine but it’s always a lovely time together. Last week while walking, we noticed someone had dumped a whole truck full of junk on our street — a broken TV, old furniture, etc. […]

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