What in the World is Patrick Coffin Doing?

by Steve Ray on October 2, 2016

Patrick and I do a "live show" together on a bus in Ireland! What fun! Patrick and I do a “live show” together on a bus in Ireland! What fun!

Patrick Coffin has been the host of Catholic Answers Live for seven and a half years. He raised the show to stellar heights but September 30th was his last day. He is leaving Catholic Answers for new ventures in media. You can watch his 3-minute video for an overview of his new media projects. It might not be a bad idea to help support him as he gets this worthy project under way. Visit his new website here. God bless Patrick!

He wrote this to me:

Sept 30 is my last on-air day at CA. I’ve had a fantastic seven and a half years hosting Catholic Answers Live and the podcast Catholic Answers Focus. But I’ve got big plans for a broad, more culturally engaging platform, driven by a free podcast, a YouTube channel, and a myth-busting video series. 

I was privileged to join his last show on September 30 as we reminisced about his long stint on Catholic Answers Live and my monthly shows with him over the years – 90 shows at least. You can listen to that “Farewell Show” here or download the podcast here.


Friends and Family: Our 2016 Trip to India

by JesseRay on July 29, 2016

What wonderful folks here in Kerala India! What a joyous two weeks. Heading home on Wednesday.



One of the most brilliant man I’ve ever known. And intellect of my new mental ability, develop faith, tremendous humor and a great Catholic priest.

He has been a chaplain with us and pilgrimages many times, and I’ve done parish missions for him several times and beyond all that he was a dear and trusted friend.

He has been a chaplain with us on pilgrimages many times, and I’ve done parish missions for him several times and beyond all that he was a dear and trusted friend.

His conversion story was fabulous. From suicide atheist to Evangelical Protestant to Catholic to Catholic priest.

His death his untimely. He died it only 42 years old. Pray for the repose of his soul.




A Letter that Brought Tears of Joy to my Eyes. Hope you enjoy it too.

August 21, 2015

UPDATE: I was able to stop at ave Maria Radio today and meet Erik. What a handsome gentle giant. We hugged and talked for a while and I was delighted. ************************ “I’m sure you get tons of emails about how you’ve touched peoples lives. I would have liked to tell you this story in person, […]

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Bishop Conley writes about my Turkish Convert Friend Okan

February 27, 2015

If you read my blog regularly you remember that a friend of mine for over 15 years converted to Christianity and the Catholic Church about a month or two ago. He came here to my house and received the Rite of Election. You can read the post here with pictures.  Turkey is 99.9% Muslim so […]

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My Friend from Istanbul becomes a Christian!

February 1, 2015

Okan and I have worked together for 15 years with filming projects, pilgrimages and more in Turkey. He was born and raised in Turkey which is 99.9% Muslim.  Over the years I kept telling Okan, “Some day you will be a Christian.” In November 2014 while in Turkey on our St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise, Okan […]

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Our Friend Fr. Benedict Groeschel died Yesterday

October 4, 2014

It is with sadness that I mention that father Benedict died last night. Janet and I had gotten very fond of him and spent time in his retreat center. We will treasure the times we spent with him. Because of his habit and his beard I told him one time that every time I saw […]

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Help Tom Peters the Papist

November 14, 2013

From and friend and fellow worker with the great young man Tom Peters: On a warm summer night four months ago, I received some terrible news.  As I was preparing to go to sleep that July night, my phone vibrated on my bedside table. A new text message. Then another. Then another. Something was urgent. […]

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With Friends on the Sea

November 5, 2013

It is very infrequent that I get to see some of my best friends since they are as busy as me. But once in a while we are fortunate and are speakers together at the same conferences. This time we are on a Caribbean Cruise and one of the great joys is to be with […]

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My Friend Al Kresta: Story of an Unsung Hero and Modern-day Prophet

September 30, 2013

This article is a great read and inspires one to hope for the faith and country. Al Kresta and I have been good friends since 1983 when I first met him upon my return from living in Switzerland. Al was dressed in knickers and a goutee at the time, playing the part of my then […]

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Help for a Good Catholic Friend Looking for a Job to Support his Homeschooling Family

August 3, 2013

I have been friends with Dan Grajek for twenty years. He is exceptionally creative, a great Catholic writer and apologist and his kids are following in their parents’ footsteps. He just lost his job and I am posting his request and his resumé. If you know of any job possibilities, please let him know. He […]

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Blast from the Past: Wow, Time Sure Changes Us!

March 22, 2013

I was just told about this picture on FaceBook. The picture was taken shortly after I had first become a Catholic in 1994. One witness says this picture was taken in 1997. Time sure changes us :-) This “Gang of Four” spoke at an apologetics conference in Dearborn Michigan sponsored by Thy Faith Inc. (Gary […]

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Visiting and Speaking at Logos Bible Software; Dinner with Mark Shea

August 10, 2012

Today was a busy and exciting day. It started out with a meeting with my new friend Andrew Jones, a PhD in Medieval history and a Catholic scholar. He hosted us on a tour of Logos Bible Software in Bellingham Washington. Of the 300+ employees I think you can count those over 30 years onl […]

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Wedding in Nazareth (almost Cana)

April 23, 2012

Our friend Nael Malouf got married on Sunday in Nazareth. We were happy to join the festivities. Traditions are still much like biblical, ancient times. This is a very traditional Palestinian Christian wedding (Catholic). Enjoy the short video HERE.

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UPDATE: Scott Hahn Home from Surgery

January 21, 2012

SATURDAY UPDATE: “Dr. Scott Hahn says: “Home at last… after several firsts: first time I spent overnight(s) in a hospital; first time I received the sacrament of the anointing of the sick; and the first time a surgeon looked at me and said, ‘Yes, you might die.’ So I am grateful beyond words for His […]

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From Othodox Jew to Protestant to Catholic to Mother Superior

December 9, 2011

When a young Jewish woman in the 1960s read of Catholic nuns receiving permission to shorten their habits, she was shocked. How could these women who were supposed to be influencing the world for God succumb to the influence of the world? “I lost what wasn’t mine,” explained Rosalind Moss years later. Little did she […]

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