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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Mary’s House for Marie

October 11, 2008

Marie wanted to join us on this trip but her husband has cancer and she was unable to travel. She sent me an e-mail with a special request. Having a devotion to the Blessed Mary she asked me to take a picture of Mary’s House when we are in Ephesus — where the Blessed Mother […]

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Quotations on Mary, Ark of the New Covenant

October 9, 2008

Since we will be celebrating Mass tomorrow in Ephesus, at Mary’s House, I thought this would be appropriate. A while ago I compiled over 7 pages of quotations from the Fathers of the Church about Mary, the Ark of the New Covenant Here is a sample from the great St. Athanasius (c. 296-373) who defended […]

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Cute Story

July 17, 2008


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Annunciation: 9 Months to Christmas :-)

March 25, 2008

You guessed it. When the angel Gabriel made the birth announcement to Mary, it was nine months later that the baby was born. So, whenever we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, you are sure Christmas is right around the corner. The angel Gabriel was a smart angel. He approached Mary with great respect and […]

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