Saints and Fathers

Steve on Relevant Radio discussing St. Bartholomew with John Harper

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My Free St. Paul Timeline

by Steve Ray on August 13, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 9.40.10 AMSince many people have no clue about the real life and timeline of St. Paul and his epistles, I am posting my St. Paul Timeline so everyone can get the big picture. Please feel free to print and use for personal use.

When I was teaching my series on Acts of the Apostles (see the audio CDs here) I decided to make this Timeline for my own use, to help me keep his life, his journeys and writings all sorted out.

fog_paul__88785.1364147350.190.285Also, if you’d like to learn more about Paul you can purchase my detailed documentary filmed on location in 5 countries — entitled Paul, Contending for the Faith. It comes with a very thorough Study Guide. I also have several talks on St. Paul which you can see here.

Join us in on our St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise October-November to Walk in the Footprints of Peter, Paul, Mary & the Fathers. Click here.FOG Cruise Cover photo

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St. James, Slayer of Muslims (Moors)

by Steve Ray on August 10, 2016

apostolSure sounds politically incorrect, eh?

But in Spain – especially at Santiago de Compostela – a city dedicated to St. James – that is a popular title of St. James, one of Our Lord’s twelve apostles.

Spain has had a rough history with Muslims invading their land. They fought back and eventually pushed the Muslim Moors back into northern Africa. The tradition states that he appeared to help in the battle and was thus called the “Slayer of Moors (Muslims)

james2As the patron saint of Spain, St. James was given the title: Slayer of Muslims. Maybe they know something that we have forgotten, or maybe they know something we should learn?  Remember the battle of Lepanto ?

You will enjoy this article on Catholic World Report:

Europe, Islam, and St James the Moor-slayer

and this one by the Hungarian Archbishop:

Hungarian Archbishop warns Europe Migration Crisis Fueled by Muslims Will to Conquer

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Another Chart of the Apostles after the New Testament

August 4, 2016

I posted a chart a few weeks ago but this one surfaces and since everyone seemed very interested in the previous post, I thought you’d appreciate this one as well. Thanks to the ChurchPop.com website site. For another chart, click here.

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Can Relics and Sacramentals Relay the Power of God?

June 28, 2016

Some might claim that Catholic teaching on relics and Sacramentals is unbiblical. Really? Check out these biblical passages: “So extraordinary were the mighty deeds God accomplished at the hands of Paul that when face CLOTHS or aprons that touched his skin were applied to the sick, their diseases left them and the evil spirits came […]

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Today is St. Justin Martyr’s Feast Day – Free Apostolic Fathers Timeline

June 1, 2016

Feast Day of St. Justin Martyr, June 1   Download a Free copy of the Apostolic Fathers Timeline This amazing Timeline drives home the point of how close these men were to Jesus and the Apostles. It demonstrates how Catholic the first Christians really were!  The Apostolic Fathers faced Emperors, heretics and lions but these heroes […]

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Did John the Baptist Doubt that Jesus was the Messiah?

April 23, 2016

I get asked this question a lot and thought others would find my answer helpful. Not that I claim to have discovered this myself but reading and gleaning has brought me to this conclusion. In Luke 7:19-28, John the Baptist was in prison and sent two of his disciples to Galilee to ask Jesus a […]

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“Where Does the Bible Say We Should Pray to Dead Saints?” – Resources about Communion of the Saints

March 10, 2016

I compiled a list of Catechism, Scripture and quotes from the early Church Fathers and even archaeology to assist in understanding the Communion of Saints. You can download the source material here. Sample: Who should carry the most weight—Protestant pastors protesting Catholic theology today or pastors from the early Church who have the words of […]

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The Pain of Stolen Honey – In Preparation for “John the Baptist & Our Lord Baptism”

March 5, 2016

A painful price is paid when one reaches his hand into a swarm of bees to swipe some of their honey. Stingers fly and welts flare. I raised hives of bees as a boy and once I was stung 35 times in one day. Wild honey is not collected from wild bees without burning pain […]

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Discovering the Place of Paul’s Shipwreck on Island of Malta

February 16, 2016

I am doing a show on EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show on Tuesday about the shipwreck of St. Paul. So I am reposting this blog from our trip to Malta late last year. One of my favorite things is to discover the events and places of the Bible and to share them with others. The […]

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What Happened to the Apostles after the New Testament?

February 2, 2016

 

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“Was St. Paul a Catholic?” – Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

January 26, 2016

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live of Friday, January 23, 2016. Click here to listen on-line; for podcast or more listening options click here. 1.  Opened with a discussion of St. Paul life before conversion, his life and radical ministry and the facts and issues surrounding his martyrdom. 2.  In 1 Corinthians St. Paul […]

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Mother Teresa to be Canonized! Confirmed Today! Join us for the event in ROME!

December 18, 2015

Today Pope Francis confirmed the second miracle and cleared Mother Teresa for canonization. We have plans all ready to go! For more information, contact Suzanne at sparran@ctscentral.com or by calling 800-727-1999, ext. 121.

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Brief Overviews of Paul’s Life – from the Place He Was Beheaded – Free Timeline

October 27, 2015

Since we visited these sites today, I thought I would share these two videos: 1) Short Biography of St. Paul from the Place he was Martyred; 2) a Tour of the Sites of St. Paul’s Last Days. Enjoy! A while ago I gave a short biography of St. Paul at Tre Fontone where St. Paul […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live from Malta: “Who was St. Paul?”

October 7, 2015

It was great doing the Catholic Answers Live show on St. Paul from the Island of Malta. Here are the questions I answered in a very lively hour. To listen on-line listen here. To download the Podcast click here. **************************************** 1. What are you doing on the Island of Malta and tell us of St. […]

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Canonization of Mother Teresa! Don’t Miss This – Join Us in Rome Next Year

September 12, 2015

It is happening! Join us for the canonization of Mother Teresa in Rome for a full Rome and Assisi pilgrimage.  We are the first to jump on this event – with hotels, flights, guides, buses and everything else reserved. For more info and to get your name on the list contact Suzanne at sparran@ctscentral.net or […]

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