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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Perpetual Virginity of Mary

March 14, 2008

Here is a very interesting article on the Ever-virginity of Mary based on observations taken from Numbers 30 in the Old Testament. It addresses the question of whether a Jewish woman would have taken a pledge of sexual abstinence. You can read this article here .

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Virtual Tour of Mary’s Life, Part II

January 8, 2008

Steve will join Sean and Wendy on Morning Air ( to take a virtual tour of the 2nd half of Mary's life. For my blog post with extra resources and info on Mary, click here. For more information on our "Footprints of Jesus & Mary" Pilgrimages, visit our website or call Suzanne at 800-727-1999, ext. [...]

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Immaculate Conception – Day of Obligation

December 8, 2007

Make sure to get to Mass today! For a nice and simple explanation of the Immaculate Conception, visit Jimmy Akin's blog here. I am in Lake Charles Louisiana this weekend for a conference. I am speaking on "From Baptist to Catholic," "Mary, Real Girl & Woman of Mystery," and "Defending the Eucharist."

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My Response: Defending the Assumption & Queenship of Mary

August 21, 2007

The Assumption of Mary always ruffles the feathers of anti-Catholics. I understand why. I used to be in their camp — I joined them in lockstep chanting the same slogans and mantras against "Catholic Tradition" and "man-made dogmas." But now I turn my guns on my old impoverished theology and anti-Catholicism and its lame attack on [...]

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Response to White’s Assumption(s)

August 16, 2007

Update Sunday, 8/19/07: My Defense and Explanation of the Assumption and Queenship of Mary is coming along nicely. It is currently at 24 pages since I wanted to be thorough. That is why I object to people demanding an answer "right now! At first I was going to keep it very short, but for the [...]

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Assumption Of the Blessed Virgin – August 15

August 13, 2007

Great doing the show with Gus today on the Assumption on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 159 The other day a man called to say my argument for the Assumption of Mary from the Old Testament was wrong. I had quoted 1 Kings 2:19 where Solomon had raised his mother to Queen of the Kingdom was [...]

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Morning Air on Mary – Friday Morning

May 3, 2007

I will join Sean Herriott and Wendy Wiese on Morning Air to answer the following questions on Mary . . . . . . since May is the Month of Mary and I just returned from Mary's House in Ephesus and go back again next week. So LET"S TALK! 1. Why did Mary live in [...]

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Was Jesus Born Like Other Babies?

December 19, 2006

 I was the guest today on Searching the Word on Relevant Radio (Tuesday, December 19, 2006). I was asked about the Virgin Birth of Jesus. Did he have a miraculous birth—specifically, did he pass from the womb of Mary miraculously—that is, by avoiding the birth canal and leaving the hymen intact, or was he was born normally [...]

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