Bible Study

Can Peter Walk on Water? Can Sinful Men be Infallible?

November 21, 2009

Is it possible for a sinful, fallible man to give an infallible interpretation of Scripture or an infallible definition of doctrine? If he is fallible and sinful, doesn’t that preclude his ability to be infallible when it comes to things of God? No. In fact while many Protestants would say the Pope cannot be infallible [...]

Read the full article →

Catholic Resources for iPhone

November 16, 2009

Yeah, I must admit — I am an iPhone devotee. I love the thing. One friend said it was life altering and I agree. I use it for many things to simplify (and often complicate) my life. One problem: I have all the Mass Readings and daily prayers, but when I whip it out at [...]

Read the full article →

Pope on Biblical Interpretation (I couldn’t agree more!)

October 27, 2009

Church has ultimate authority to interpret Bible, Pope reminds scholars Pope Benedict XVI met on October 26 with leaders of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, which is marking its 100th anniversary this year. The Pontiff reminded the Jesuit administrators of the Biblicum that the study of the Scriptures must take place in a context of Christian [...]

Read the full article →

New “Advent” Bible Study

October 22, 2009

This is a message from Gail Buckly, founder and President of Catholic Scripture Study International. This is the best Catholic Bible Study program for groups available. I have written several of the studies and know of the integrity of CSS both in regards tothe quality of study but also its faithfulness to the Magisterium of [...]

Read the full article →

Locking myself away

July 6, 2009

I am under pressure to finish the CSS Bible Study course on 1 and 2 Corinthians. I told Gail I’d have it done this summer. I am in the middle of chapter 1 and will be locking myself away a good part of the summer to get it done. Janet is the jailer with the [...]

Read the full article →

Why and How to Study the Bible on Relevant Radio

July 5, 2009

In Preparation for Sean Herriott’s show on Relevant Radio today To listen over the internet, click here Steve’s article in THIS ROCK Magazine “Should Catholics Attend ‘Ecumenical’ Bible Studies“ My article Should Catholics go to Non-Denominational Bible Studies? appears in the January 2007 issue of THIS ROCK Magazine. In the article I recommend another article [...]

Read the full article →

Steve on Webcam from Ave Maria Radio Studios

June 22, 2009

From 3:00-5:00 PM I (Steve Ray) will be hosting Al Kresta’s show live from the studios of Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor Michigan (see topics below). You can listen over the internet and learn more at Ave Maria Radio, but I will also be covered on live video cam from the studio (see directly [...]

Read the full article →

The Eucharist: the Flesh Profits Nothing

May 12, 2009

Since we were just in Capernaum and we will soon take another two groups there in October. I thought I would share a few words related to the site since I got asked a related questions on Catholic Answers Live tonight. Capernaum is where Jesus said “Eat My Flesh; Drink My Blood.” I thought it [...]

Read the full article →

Interpreting the Bible – Viva Papa!

April 24, 2009

Read the Bible ‘within the faith of the Church,’ Pope says Bravo Holy Father! This is what I have been reiterating over and over all week in my course too! Pope Benedict XVI met on April 23 with members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, which had recently concluded a meeting devoted to discussion of [...]

Read the full article →

Two Radio Shows Today

February 8, 2009

I was on two radio shows Monday Relevant Radio’s Searching the Word: How to Start a Parish Bible Study 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern time Catholic Answers Live: Developing Your Spiritual Life 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern Questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live: 1. There are so many devotions and spiritualities available. How do I know which ones [...]

Read the full article →

Deep in Scripture – the Deep Sufferings of St. Paul

November 19, 2008

Steve will join Marcus Grodi (Host of The Journey Home) in the hour long radio discussion of Scripture. It will air today, Wednesday, from 9:00-10:00 PM Eastern time. Our passage will be 2 Corinthians 11:21-29. In this passage Paul tells how much he suffered for the Gospel. To learn more and to join us visit [...]

Read the full article →

Wanna Study the Bible?

October 21, 2008

Recently E-priest presented an article on how parishes can set up a great Catholic Bible Study. I write the studies for I have written Acts and Genesis and I’m now working on 1 and 2 Corinthians. E-priest gives excellent advice on how to start a study in your home, your group, or your parish. [...]

Read the full article →

Are You Prepared to Witness for Christ?

October 17, 2008

One of the talks I will give on the Catholic Answers Cruise now that we are in Rome today is about the Apostolic Fathers and Suffering for the Faith. It is dear to my heart since we just traveled all over following the footprints of St. Paul and the Apostolic Fathers. I will be speaking on [...]

Read the full article →

Catholic Scripture Study in your Area

June 15, 2008

Want to join a great Catholic Bible Study? You can visit to find a group in your area. With over 10,000 members now using this program you are sure to find a study near you. If not, you can start you own with the easy-to-start Bible Study program in your home or parish. One lady said, [...]

Read the full article →

Almost done with Genesis

May 30, 2008

I have been in semi-seclusion for the last month and it has paid off. I have finished 26 out of 28 Lessons on Genesis and I am half dne with the 27th. Genesis is more fascinating than I realized. It is one thing to read it and quite another to dig deep and see how [...]

Read the full article →

Up to my ears . . .

May 21, 2008

. . . with writing the Genesis Bible study for Gail Buckley and I am trying to finish the 300 page manuscript by June 1. I have finished 23 lessons out of the total of 28 so I am making good progress. If I've been a bit quieter than normal — now you know [...]

Read the full article →