Bible Study

Just Finished 1 & 2 Corinthians – 275 pages!

April 1, 2010

After months of work I have just finished my commentary on 1 & 2 Corinthians for I am ecstatic! I enjoyed it thoroughly and learned a lot. I am glad it is done now since I leave for Israel on Saturday and can go without pressure. The night Jesus was put in prison over [...]

Read the full article →

Locked Away for Three Days

March 28, 2010

I am locked away to finish writing the commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians for I have two chapters and the Introduction left to write before leaving for Israel this weekend. Pray for me :-) I will keep up with the blog though! UPDATE: I am done! Thanks be to God. I finished on [...]

Read the full article →

Follow up for Sean Herriott’s Show Today

March 23, 2010

To follow up on my interview on Morning Air with Sean Herriott: Speaking today and tomorrow at Utica and Lake Zurich Illinois. See here. Lots of pilgrimages coming up including with Scott Hahn to Rome in May, Teresa Tomeo to Israel in June, Egypt/Jordan in February, and St. Paul Cruise in November. Click here. More [...]

Read the full article →

Always Nice to Meet CSS Students & Teachers

March 5, 2010

This is Jackie Stadler who has been using Catholic Scripture Study for a long time. She is from St. Rita’s parish in Dallas where I gave a parish mission last weekend. It is always good to meet the people who are so serious about studying Sacred Scripture — especially since I write the Lessons! She [...]

Read the full article →

“What Bible Commentary Should I Use?”

March 2, 2010

I get this question all the time. I have an answer. A commentary is a book that gives information about passages in the Bible. It follows the text chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse and gives definitions, explanations, background material, Church teaching and more on each passage of Scripture. Thanks to Kevin Lay of Scepter Publishers ( I have [...]

Read the full article →

Archived Show I Did about Bible Study on Catholic Answers

February 24, 2010

You can listen to the archived show here. More listening options here.

Read the full article →

Busy at Home this Week

February 16, 2010

Home 4 days to work non-stop on writing CSS commentary on 1& 2 Corinthians. Check out Catholic Scripture Study CSS at Pray I get a lot done!

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 →