Prayer & Spiritual Life

Recollections on JPII

May 1, 2011

One Day John Paul II returned ill from the hospital and his attendants were told he was to stay in bed for several days. In the morning they came to his room and found him missing — he was not in his bed. They searched the apartment and found the Pope deep in prayer in [...]

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More Devout – Protestant Europe vs. Catholic Europe?

April 25, 2011

Here is a video I made today in the rain. I am ever impressed with Rome and her 910 churches. Europe has serious problems, but there is a bright light still shining. Enjoy this 3 minute video and be proud! UPDATE TUESDAY: Maybe the full chapel was an anomaly yesterday. We went back for Mass [...]

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Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church

April 15, 2011

The following is from my Charismatic Catholic pastor at Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor Michigan. And before you begin to question him and criticize the Charismatic Movement in the Church, let me tell you that Fr. Ed has been there almost 20 years, received our whole family into the Catholic Church. He now [...]

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Granddaughter Bella, Under 2 Years: Praying the “Hail Mary” TOOOO Cute!

April 7, 2011

Baby Rosary Click on the link to the right to listen. Bella is seen below with her older sister Maria Faustina Ray. Missing from the picture is older brothers Joshua Thomas and Samuel Tarcisius (and the new baby still in the womb).

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NEW! Stations of the Cross Talk

April 6, 2011

A great way to celebrate Lent and to enhance your prayers. Check it out and buy it HERE. It is available in both CD disk or MP3 download (MP3 available very soon). Learn the origins and history of the Stations, what led up to Christ’s Condemnation to Death. Steve then goes through each Station based [...]

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In the News

March 17, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2011 ( – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an atheist’s legal challenge to the national motto “In God We Trust” imprinted on U.S. currency, thereby letting a federal appeals court ruling that the references to God are constitutional stand. Read the whole story here. IMPERIAL, Neb. — It sounds like [...]

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Teen Depression

March 17, 2011

Our parish, Christ the King in Ann Arbor Michigan, recently conducted an excellent conference on Teen Depression. The audio files can be found here. Pass it on to anyone you know who has struggling teenagers.

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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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Four Last Things in a Terrifying Story

February 20, 2011

Watch my YouTube Video: Going to Hell *************** The Last Nightmare A Short and Terrifying Story by Steve Ray Everything went blank for a moment, but that moment seemed like eternity. He felt a motion, not with wind and breeze, but a motion none the less. He was traveling, moving, floating, transcending-he wasn’t really sure. [...]

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OUR FATHER Sung in Aramaic Here in Jerusalem

February 17, 2011

OUR FATHER in Aramaic

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What is Important in Life?

February 9, 2011

“A man is no fool to give up what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot before being killed by South American Indians for telling them about Jesus. Hover cursor over this reference Mark 8:36.

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God and Dog and my Weakness

January 10, 2011
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Steve on the Priesthood

December 28, 2010

Vocation Boom Radio interviewed me twice about the priesthood. Below are the audio links to listen if you wish. In both audio clips (1 hour each) Steve begins at 40 minutes into the broadcast. You can slide the locator bar to wherever you want it to begin playing. 1) Steve talks about his wife Janet [...]

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I’m a Very Happily Married Man, but for those who are not…

December 19, 2010

… this could be very appealing!

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Black Friday vs. Adoration

December 7, 2010

A friend wrote: “Writing an article about “Black Friday” at our parish. First Friday Adoration – not enough people sign up to sit with our Lord. A few of us fill in and make sure He is not alone. “Few weeks later local paper shows people literally camping out in the cold outside of Wal-Mart. [...]

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Enough Evidence?

August 3, 2010

If you were on trial for being a Catholic Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

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