Holidays/Feast Days

Join the Lenten Journey Free on Your Smartphone or iPad

February 28, 2014

The Sisters of St Paul have agreed to team up with Verbum Catholic Software to help people study the Gospel readings this Lent. They are hosting a Verbum Lenten Journey, and folks who sign up get a free book and the daily readings and commentary from Lenten Grace: Daily Gospel Reflections delivered straight to their inbox all through Lent.  This […]

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Two Radio Shows

April 25, 2013

Today at 5 PM Eastern I will join Al Kresta to discuss St. Mark the Evangelist who wrote the Gospel of Mark. He is not discussed much but is a fascinating character. Tomorrow morning at 9:15 AM I will join Teresa Tomeo to discuss St. Mark as well but from a different perspective. It is […]

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Entering the Empty Tomb; A Contrast – Now and Back Then (our 1st group arriving in Israel today)

April 22, 2013

It looks different today, but the place is the same. It is darker now, covered with a dome that blocks the sun. There is no grass, no hillside, no trees waving their leaves nearby.   Instead there are the hushed voices of hundreds of people, the Muslim call to prayer echoing in the distance and the […]

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Fewer Believe in the Resurrection

April 2, 2013

Percent of Americans Believing in the Resurrection Drops To 64% From 77% Last Easter April 1, 2013 By Dan Joseph A study released by the Rasmussen Reports polling firm on Good Friday found that 64% of Americans believe that Jesus Christrose from the dead. While Americans who believe in the resurrection remain in the majority, that number is […]

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My Article on Lent on the Verbum Catholic Software Blog

February 27, 2013

Lent has a history and is biblically based. I wrote an article on Lent which was posted on the Verbum (Logos) Bible Study Software webpage. You can read it here.

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live on Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2013

We put the fun back in Lent. Patrick and I had a fun time talking about a usually a somber topic. I am convinced Catholicism and the love of God is always exciting and joyful. You can listen to the show on-line or download as an MP3 file. For more info and listening options, click […]

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Entering the Desert of Lent – but with Joy and the Word of God

February 13, 2013

Forty days in the wilderness; forty days of Lent. We are now embarking on the adventure we’ve called Lent since the early centuries of the Church. It may not be fun, but if our spirit is right it can be exciting and rewarding. We may even loose a few pounds.  Jesus left the opulence and […]

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Flash Mob and Kids Tell the Story

December 11, 2012

Our grandkids laughed their heads off… This still brought tears to my eyes, again…

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Mom Getting her Balance; Our First Christmas without Dad

December 9, 2012

It’s Christmas again. But it’s the first one without Dad. Over the last ten years we always remarked, “How amazing to have both parents still with us to celebrate Christmas!” We knew it couldn’t last forever. This Christmas we’re blessed to have Mom still with us—along with the joy and anchor she brings to all […]

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St. Nicholas is Coming to Town: the Real Story

December 6, 2012

Everyone loves jolly ol’ Saint Nicholas. There is something romantic and cozy about telling Santa stories around the crackling fire. He is an icon of the Christmas season. But not everyone agrees about the real Santa Claus. Some like to picture Santa as the early-19th century, pipe-smoking elf with a bucket full of coal for […]

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Give the Gift of Renewed Faith

November 22, 2012

  We don’t like the big focus on a consumeristic Christmas either, but we do want more people to share the truth of the Catholic Church with their family and friends…so we are discounting our most popular CDs & DVDs from now until December 10 at www.SteveRaysStore.com. Enjoy!   $10 off my 6 most Popular […]

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Pope Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of Faith

October 9, 2012

Apostolic Penitentiary Issues Decree on Occasion of the Year of Faith VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2012 (Zenit.org) By Junno Arocho. In a decree signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Penitentiary Major and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Holy Father has granted the faithful a Plenary Indulgence on the occasion of the […]

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Relevant Radio: I Am On Drew Mariani’s Show Today at 5:30 PM Eastern

July 26, 2012

Today I will join Drew Mariani at 5:30 PM Eastern to discuss Saints Joachim and Ann, the grandparents of Jesus, parents of his mother.  Were they real historical figures? Where was Mary born? What was Mary’s family life like? Where do we learn about Joachim and Anna? Why do we believe in the Immaculate Conception of […]

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Radio Interview on Saints Celebrated in July – audio

July 25, 2012

I interviewed for an hour Dina Maria of KBVM (Blessed Virgin Mary) about saints celebrated in July and much more. Fun show. Listen to the Catholic Radio Interview of Steve Ray about Saints

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Land of the Free, Because of the Brave!

May 28, 2012

“They are the Gold Star children, war’s innocent victims, and their pain shimmers across the years pure and undimmed. They pass through life with an empty room in their hearts where a father was supposed to live and laugh and love. All their lives they listen for the footstep that will never fall, and long […]

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Steve Ray on Drew Mariani’s Show Discussing Pentecost – Today at 3 PM Eastern

May 25, 2012

To listen to Archived Show, click here. For the Podcast, click here. Drew and I took lots of questions from A to Z. We also discussed Pentecost and all the exciting details and facts surrounding this ancient feast day of Israel and the birthday of the Catholic Church.

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