Holidays/Feast Days

“Crossing the Tiber” in Rome on Holy Thursday

April 23, 2011

Running through Rome and “Crossing the Tiber” on Holy Saturday. This morning I went out running and I crossed the Tiber River (my book is “Crossing the Tiber“). I also gave my thoughts on my conversion at St. Peter’s, viewed the magnificent larger-than-life Stations of the Cross in front of St. Peter’s, and showed the [...]

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Holy Thursday Running; Good Friday Walking

April 22, 2011

Before I left Jerusalem yesterday, I ran through the Old City following the events of Holy Thursday. Thought people would like to see it with their own eyes :-) I also just made a video of our group walking the Via Dolorosa from the Trial of Jesus by Pilate to Calvary and the Tomb – [...]

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Where was Jesus on Holy Saturday?

April 22, 2011

He was in the tomb, of course. Soldiers guarded the tomb and a seal had been placed on the stone. His dead and bloodied body lay wrapped in the shroud of burial. But in 1 Peter 3:18 we are told that while his body lay cold in the tomb, he was moving around preaching the [...]

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Radio Shows Thursday

March 17, 2011

On Friday I am on The Drew Mariani Show on Relevant Radio and on Al Kresta’s Show on Ave Maria Radio to discuss St. Joseph. Was he old or young? See my schedule at

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Catholic Answers Live – Making the Most of Lent

March 10, 2011

On Wednesday I was the first guest on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was “Getting the Most Out of Lent.’ Below are the questions I answered. To hear the broadcast on-line, click here; and for more listening options, click here. 1)  Should I keep my ashes on my forehead when I go to work? What [...]

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Polycarp does not mean “many fish”

February 23, 2011

In honor of the Feast Day of the Great Bishop and Saint Polycarp on February 23, we are doing special shows with Drew Mariani on Relevant Radio. The name Polycarp sounds funny to our English ears, but in Greek it comes from two words “poly” meaning many or much, and “carp” meaning fruit. Obviously his [...]

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My Radio Show on Immaculate Conception

December 12, 2010

This show was on the new station in Baton Rouge (“next door” to Jimmy Swaggart). You can listen to the archived show here. You will have to move the tab to about the middle of the show which is where i talk about the Immaculate Conception.

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Radio Shows & a Talk on Feast of Immaculate Conception

December 7, 2010

Don’t forget that Wednesday is a holy day of obligation for Catholics. it is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. I will doing two radio shows Wednesday morning: 1) on Relevant Radio with Sean Herriott at 7:00 AM and 2) on the new Catholic Community Radio WPYR 1380 AM in Baton Rouge Louisiana at 8:30 [...]

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On Relevant Radio & Catholic Answers Live Monday

November 21, 2010

In the morning (and replayed twice during the day) I will be on Relevant Radio’s Sean Herriott’s show at 7:00 AM Eastern to discuss We will discuss Peter and Paul since Nov. 18 is the Feast Day of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul in Rome (where I was two days [...]

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Steve’s Brief Story of St. Paul’s Life

November 19, 2010

Since we are in Rome, I thought I would share a short biography I made on the fly of St. Paul at Tre Fontone where St. Paul was beheaded. This will give you a short introduction to St. Paul and his life from the very place where he was beheaded. Free Timeline of the Life [...]

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Relevant Radio: Steve on the Early Saints

October 31, 2010

Tomorrow I will join Sean Herriott to discuss the early saints — how they lived and how they died and why we call them saints. You can listen live at from 7:00 – 8:00 AM Eastern time. I will specifically discussing the Apostolic Fathers. You can purchase my DVD on the Apostolic Fathers filmed [...]

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St. Joseph, Father of Jesus?

October 25, 2010

Today we will visit the House of the Holy Family under the Church of St. Joseph in Nazareth. Here I will give my short talk “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family — telling about the quiet, strong hero and father of Jesus. Father of Jesus? Yes, it is correct to call him [...]

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Birth of Mary: Tuesday on Ave Maria/EWTN Radio with Al Kresta

September 7, 2010

How many of you have a scroll on your desk entitled The Protoevangelium of James? You don’t! Why not? If you were a Christian in the first centuries of the Church you would probably have a copy, or had read it — or rather, had it read to you. The Protoevangelium of James is the [...]

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Protoevangelium of James

July 26, 2010

In the early 2nd century the early Church held a document in very high regard. From this document we learn about the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her own birth. Since today is the Feast Day of Joachim and Anna, I thought I would provide a link to the Protoevangelium of James so [...]

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Passion Week with Steve Ray on the Radio

April 1, 2010

THURSDAY: I will join Steve Wood of Faith and Family and on EWTN Radio to discuss Passion Week. The show will air at 2 PM Eastern time. You can listen at and go to RADIO or at (Picture: Janet and I carrying a cross along the Via Dolorosa on our way to [...]

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Since Easter is almost upon us

March 28, 2010

Woes of Being an Easter Bunny

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