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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Jesus Said His Mother Had Other Sons! Really?

November 20, 2009

I was confronted with an interesting argument against Mary’s perpetual virginity. The man argued that the Bible itself proves that Mary had other children. He claimed that Jesus expressly states in no uncertain terms that his mother had other sons. He said it must have been overlooked by the Catholic Church. To read my whole response, [...]

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On My Way to Speak on Mary

November 5, 2009

Just ran 4 miles in 35 minutes and now on my way to Jackson Michigan (actually, Michigan City nearby) to speak at 7 PM. The topic of my talk is a virtual tour of the life of Mary based on my many travels to the Holy Land and my research to understand Mary and the [...]

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Like Catholic vs. Protestant Debates?

October 4, 2009

William Albrecht is a convert to the Catholic faith that has taken part in a number of debates. If you like to listen to such debates, in which the Catholic faith is vindicated, check out the audio links below. DOES THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACH VENERATION OF MARY? MARY: MOTHER OF GOD? PERPETUAL VIRGINITY OF MARY [...]

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Vocations Crisis — TOO MANY Sisters!

August 27, 2009

These sisters are 9  minutes from our house. Janet and I know and love them all dearly. They are the first to view our new DVDs as they come out and we take our grandkids over sometimes for evening prayer. Great bunch of ladies deserving our support. If you know any women that want to [...]

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Two Radio Shows Tomorrow

August 20, 2009

I will be talking about the Assumption and Queenship of Mary with Teresa Tomeo at 9:30 AM on Ave Maria Radio, then . . . . . . I will be the guest on Catholic Answers Live taking questions from non-Catholics at 6 PM.

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“The Catholic Guy” & Me

August 14, 2009

Today I will join Lino Rulli — the Catholic Guy — on his radio show to discuss the Assumption of Mary. He is on Sirius Satellite Radio. The show will be on at 5 PM.

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Mary Stolen – Thieves Caught on Video

July 9, 2009

Video of Vandals throwing a statue of Mary to the Ground and then stealing it.

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U2 Singer Bono’s Ode to Mary

July 6, 2009

For the full article including the words of the song, click here. The article was written by my friend Tim Drake, staff writer for the National Catholic Register. I just bought the new U2 album entitled No Line on the Horizon for my iPhone from iTunes and there are other good songs with Catholic themes. [...]

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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 [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

June 15, 2009

What Was Mary Really Like? We talked about Mary the Real Girl and Mary the Woman of Mystery. We opened the show with me telling a good bit about daily life in the time of Mary. In a way, idealistic art does us a disservice in understanding the real Mary of Nazareth, just like sanitized [...]

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Another Busy Radio Day on Monday

June 13, 2009

Join me on Al Kresta’s Show on Ave Maria Radio to discuss the closing of the Year of St. Paul. I join Al at 5:20 PM. Then I will be on Catholic Answers Live at 7:00 to discuss “What Mary was REALLY LIKE” based on my study of the Bible and our many trips to [...]

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Steve on Al Kresta’s Show Today Parts I & II – Live Web Cam. How Cool is This!? All about the Annunciation

March 25, 2009

Forty minute interview on the Feast of the Annunciation in three parts. Watch live video from Kresta In The Afternoon’s channel on Watch live video from Kresta In The Afternoon’s channel on Watch live video from Kresta In The Afternoon’s channel on

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Steve on Annunciation Today

March 25, 2009

I will be on three programs Wednesday talking about the Annunciation, the Incarnation and the Immaculate Conception for the Feast Day of the Annunciation. I just returned from Nazareth where we had Mass at the Grotto of the Annunciation. I will try to make the location, the real event, and the theology come alive. Sean [...]

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Ever Virginity of Mary

December 2, 2008

This morning I did a show with Sean Herriott on Morning Air with Relevant Radio. We discussed the ever-virginity of Mary. I promised to make available some of the resources I used. So here they are. 1) In Numbers 30 vows taken by married women showing that a pledge to abstain from sexual relations even [...]

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Mary, Saints, Worship & Salvation

October 19, 2008

Mary, Saints, Worship & Salvation by Steve Ray Catholic are often accused of “worshipping” Mary, the Saints, icons, statues and the like. “Bowing before a statue must certainly be worship,” says the Evangelical who has rejected images (only of a certain kind, as we shall see later). It may be inconsistent with his own practice, [...]

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