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We Loved this Movie: “Woman in Gold”

by Steve Ray on July 15, 2018

794B3CA1-BC78-436A-9890-E09578E3B731We watched an exceptional movie today which we highly recommend! Full of injustice and redemption, courage, family, sacrifice and love. Have Kleenex handy. We will watch it again for sure.

The true story of artwork stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish Austrian family and their fight to have it returned. The elegant woman Maria Altman and her attorney Randy Schoenberg were truly heroic and golden.

International intrigue and lots of very moving flashbacks. You won’t regret the time invested.

“Woman in Gold” https://g.co/kgs/tW9szK  Available on Netflix.

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Fun and Relaxed 4th of July

by Steve Ray on July 4, 2018

62A6283A-94AA-4888-A466-9C44112FA351?Happy 4th! Thanks to all those who made our independence and freedom possible!

Kids all traveling so Janet & I took 3.5 mile walk, cooked healthy food on the barbie and watched hilarious family-friendly Aussie movie “Deckchair Danny.”

Love being a husband/dad/granddad, love being an American, love being Catholic! (Picture from front porch.)

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There is the old saying that, “If your mind is too open your brain may fall out.” Or stated another way, “If you don’t stand in something, you’ll fall for anything.”

St. Augustine said that we were created with an emptiness in our soul that only God could fill. But for people who have rejected God they fill it with all kinds of ridiculous substitutes.

Remember Catholicism is the voice of sanity; as Chesterton said, “Catholicism is the only thing that saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his time.”

Below is a 60-second video about “Braco the Gazer”  who says nothing but has become a phenomenon (and probably a millionaire too).

Watch and weep, But not for the reason these women are weeping…

PS.  I would suggest that a free visit to the confessional where the priest actually speaks and does so for God would do a lot more for your soul and your life and your family then this guy who says nothing but just stares at you.

Silent Braco? Why does he stay silent? Maybe for this reason: Proverbs 17:28 says, “Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.”  Maybe he’s smarter than I originally thought :-)

PPS. When I was growing up, if someone did this they’d of gotten punched in the nose.

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Disappointed in Two Movies: “Shape of Water” and “Breathe”

May 5, 2018

We see some of our best and worst movies while flying in airplanes back-and-forth across the Atlantic. Today we saw one of our dumbest movies which started out intriguing but we both said it’s on the lower end of all the movies we’ve watched. It was called “The Shape of Water“. It was about a […]

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The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon – I Stand Up to Applaud Him!!

February 28, 2018

There is a lot of buzz going around about the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson who is defying the Canadian government and the tyranny of the lunatic Left. I stand up to applaud him! Here is an article in Catholic World Report written by Bishop Robert Barron. Barron introduces this eloquent, courageous and very bright man. […]

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Ten Worst Catholic Hymns of all Time

February 2, 2018

I haven’t heard them all, but the ones I recognize — I agree. I’ve told Janet if I hear some of them again I’ll walk out. Ten Worst Catholic Hymns of all Time

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Eternal Security: Is Baptist Pastor Charles Stanley Right?

September 29, 2017

ETERNAL SECURITY (Once Saved-Always Saved): Analyzing a Sermon by Baptist Pastor, Charles Stanley By Steve Ray Hello Protestant Friend: Even though I have watched his show off and on over the months, I had no intention of watching Charles Stanley on television last night. It was just that I was tired after getting home and […]

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Fr. James Martin’s book “Building Bridges” – Comments by Dr. Ed Peters

September 17, 2017

About Fr. Martin’s book September 16, 2017 by Dr. Ed Peters: Defending his book, Building a Bridge (2017), Jesuit Father James Martin claims that its consistency with Church teaching is attested to by (A) his own good standing as a priest, and (B) the canonical approval the book received from his Jesuit superior. Martin’s first claim, that he […]

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The Bible out of Context: “Saved by Faith Alone”?

July 4, 2017

When reading the Bible devoid of its historical and textual context, there is no context except the context which any person might supply for it. or put otherwise, A text without a context is a pretext. I always get frustrated when self-proclaimed Bible students or teachers start pontificating about the meaning of the Bible and […]

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Trump Body Slams CNN

July 3, 2017

The Left has no sense of humor or perspective. When leftists practice real violence (black hoods, beatings and all) there is no sense of outrage or condemnation.  But when there’s a humorous tweet there’s all kinds of condemnation and outrage, huffing, puffing and sputtering. Most Americans know exactly what Trump’s tweet was saying. Only the […]

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Why I Like Thomas Williams and Breitbart News

June 8, 2017

Yeah, I know it gets a bad rap in the local “Main Street Media” but if you shake off their bias and take a closer look it’s a pretty good place to find out what’s really going on. My friend Thomas Williams is the Rome correspondent and I have nothing but respect for this guy.

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MEDJUGORJE – the Beginning of the End?

May 18, 2017

Patrick Coffin summarizes situation at Medjugorje.

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Fantastic Movie for Whole Family – “Lion”

May 13, 2017

On the plane to Fatima. Watched a FANTASTIC movie about adoption, love, redemption and family just now on the plane. A movie from India. It is worthy of an evening with popcorn and a box of Kleenex.. I think everyone will agree it would be good for the kids too. Redemption, hope, family… Oh, it […]

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Are You Buying REAL Holy Land Olive Wood Products? or Chinese Cheap Imports?

April 30, 2017

Tomorrow morning we will take our group to Bethlehem to buy quality Olive Wood products make and sold by the local Christians. When we bring our groups here we only take them to shops that sell the REAL DEAL, real Olive Wood products carved by the local Christians who are in much need of our help. In […]

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Reclaim the Presence of God and Dinnertime for the Family

April 7, 2017

Paraclete Press has come out with a delightful book to help families practice the presence of God and help make dinner fun. I wish I had written this book! Check out”Feeding Your Family’s Soul – Dinner Table Spirituality” Not only spirituality but fun things to make dinner and enjoyable family get-together. I echo Fr. Andrew […]

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Trail of Blood: Do Baptists Have a Claim to the Original Church?

March 23, 2017

What is the history of Baptists? Can they trace their roots back to the 1st century? Many ”fundamentalist” Baptists believe they can. Are they correct? There is a booklet that is very popular among this fundamentalist crowd. It is entitled “The Trail of Blood”. The booklet claims that Catholics persecuted the true Christians — the Baptists — leaving […]

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