Pilgrimage

Screen Shot 2020-11-24 at 8.05.29 AMI was thinking about Martin Luther and the great schism of the Western Church and thought I would share again our visit to the Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany three years ago.

Janet and I took a group of hardy Catholic converts to Germany to follow the footprints of Martin Luther and the Protestant revolt called the Protestant Reformation. It was a blessed and educational journey. So I found the short two-minute video from Wittenberg Germany and share it again today.

Though initially, he did not intend a schism and his questions were partially justified, he carried his inquiry/rebellion too far and left a split Church and a scandalous wound that has never healed.

I had promised people I would deliver their “95 Reasons for being Catholic.” We ended up with many hundreds of reasons that were sent to me.

We kept our promise today and delivered them to Martin Luther in person. I could not mail them to the door because the old wooden door has burned. The new doors are made of bronze and there’s a barrier to keep me from getting within 10 feet of the current doors.

The original doors were like the town bulletin board. Everyone posted things on that door. So in a way, it was nothing unusual. Here is a short two-minute video reacting to Luther’s schism which started right here.

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Talk to Equestrian Order in Michigan

by Steve Ray on November 13, 2020

Gave a talk on Israel tonight to the Lansing-Ann Arbor Michigan Equestrian Order group.

Janet and I have been members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre for 18 years. Nice evening!

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What an amazing thing! Miles of cars with Trump banners and US and Israeli flags driving across Israel.

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St. Joseph, A Role Model For Catholic Men with Steve Ray

September 15, 2020

Steve explains how St. Joseph is a role model for Catholic men with William Hemsworth on September 14, 2020.

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New Movie on Fatima AND Our New Pilgrimage to Fatima!

August 30, 2020

The long-awaited new Fatima movie is out! Check it out HERE and watch it in theaters or at home. Based on historical events, three young shepherds in Fátima, Portugal, report visions of the Virgin Mary, inspiring believers and angering officials of the Church and the government who try to force them to recant their story. […]

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First Flight in Six Months

August 19, 2020

Today I had to fly from Detroit to Minneapolis Minnesota so that I could give a talk here at Legatus. I was also supposed to give a talk at the seminary but the seminarians have not returned yet. So it was my first flight in six months and I was curious to see what the […]

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My First Flight in Six Months

August 19, 2020

Today I had to fly from Detroit to Minneapolis Minnesota so that I could give a talk here at Legatus. I was also supposed to give a talk at the seminary but the seminarians have not returned yet. So it was my first flight in six months and I was curious to see what the […]

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Our Full 2021 Pilgrimage Schedule – Breaking free and back in the air!

August 13, 2020

We had to scrap 2020 since countries are still closed down and people are hesitant to fly, but we expect that to be over after the election 🙂 So, we have just finished putting together our very busy and exciting pilgrimage schedule for 2021. We are putting up brochures rapidly on the website as we […]

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In 2021 We’re Back in the Air!!

July 30, 2020

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” –St. Augustine ********************************************* Pope Paul VI referred to the Holy Land as the “5th Gospel” implying that a pilgrimage rounds out and compliments the Scripture for a fuller understanding. “A long procession of people…have gone in search of the ‘footprints’ […]

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Fascinating 10-minute Black & White 1929 Movie of the Holy Land

June 20, 2020

This black & white movie of the Holy Land from 1929. What a different world than we know today. Interesting scenes of pilgrims arriving at about the 7:30 second mark; Nazareth around 7:50 with girl like Mary carrying a water jug on her head. They show the Garden Tomb as the place of the crucifixion […]

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Fascinating 2 1/2 Minute Movie of Jerusalem in 1928 under the British Mandate

June 10, 2020

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“Life is about the Journey, not the Destination!” Huh?!

June 10, 2020

“Life is all about the Journey, not the Destination!” (paraphrase of a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.) I saw this sign at the airport recently. Imagine! In an airport of all places! What stupidity! Grab a passenger arriving at the airport to catch a flight and shout, “Hey, take any flight you want sir, it […]

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Video of Holy Sepulchre Opening Again!

May 27, 2020

On Sunday the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem opened again. My good friend Jeries sent me some pictures and videos of the opening day. Join in the solemn yet joyful experience.

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My Interview on LifeSite News: My Conversion, the Wuhan Virus & my Take on Pope Francis

May 12, 2020

Last week I did an interview with John-Henry Westen, editor of LifeSite News. The article begins, “May 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Today I had the chance to speak with well-known Catholic apologist, author, and veteran tour guide of the Holy Land Steve Ray about a wide variety of topics, including his thoughts on Pope Francis. […]

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My Interview on LifeSite News: My Conversion, the Wuhan Virus & my Take on Pope Francis

May 12, 2020

Last week I did an interview with John-Henry Westen, editor of LifeSite News. The article begins, “May 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Today I had the chance to speak with well-known Catholic apologist, author, and veteran tour guide of the Holy Land Steve Ray about a wide variety of topics, including his thoughts on Pope Francis. […]

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My Interview on LifeSite News: My Conversion, the Wuhan Virus & my Take on Pope Francis

May 12, 2020

Last week I did an interview with John-Henry Westen, editor of LifeSite News. The article begins, “May 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Today I had the chance to speak with well-known Catholic apologist, author, and veteran tour guide of the Holy Land Steve Ray about a wide variety of topics, including his thoughts on Pope Francis. […]

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