Steve’s Talks & Real Audio

My friend Joe Hanneman just had his excellent article on the need for Mens’ Movements in Catholic World Report. He had interviewed me for the article and he used my quotes :-)

Men, and women who love their men, should read this article and encourage real men to be involved. It makes better sons, better brothers, better husbands who are better lovers and fathers. 

It starts out: 

Flanked by candle-bearing acolytes, the priest held the monstrance aloft and processed through the aisles of the massive Milwaukee Theatre. More than 2,500 men were on their knees in adoration as the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Christ passed before them, bedecked in gold. The solemn Eucharistic procession was the culmination of the ninth annual Men of Christ conference: a day of prayer, speakers, reflection, and Mass. In the halls outside the theater, the line for confession was 200 deep much of the day, even with more than 75 priests hearing confessions. Men waited an hour or more to confess their sins and be forgiven. For some, it was their first confession in years, even decades.

Steve speaking at a big Men's Rally

On a Saturday when the highly ranked Wisconsin Badgers were playing tournament basketball on television, a small city of Catholic men instead gathered in downtown Milwaukee to get closer to Christ. From ages 8 to 90, they filled the sprawling, ornate theater for more than eight hours of Catholic enrichment. The chorus of deep, resonant voices seemed to lift the roof during the Lord’s Prayer. Extended applause greeted Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki when he announced his support for concealed carry — then pulled out a Rosary as his weapon of choice. It seemed every man in the audience had one.

What’s going on here? The leaders of this emergent movement say the goal of events like this is nothing less than complete restoration of the Catholic man. Think “band of brothers” over pockets of loners; would be-martyrs instead of has-been quitters. Virtue and service over vice, sin, and addiction.

Every Catholic Caspar Milquetoast is being called to emulate Don John of Austria, who with the Holy League saved Christendom from the Ottoman Turks. Yesterday’s average Joe is being remolded as priest, prophet, and king—a bold and self-sacrificing leader in the model of Jesus and St. Joseph. The call has gone out: real Catholic men wanted. Rosary-praying, faith-defending spiritual warriors. Education and training will be provided.

“Men need support and friendship of other Catholic men,” said Steve Ray, Catholic author, apologist, and creator of the Footprints of God documentary series. “We’re in a war, and men are starting to realize it. Life is getting tougher. We can no longer consider ourselves part of the flow of American culture.” Ray, who has spoken at the Men of Christ conference, said the timing is right for men to reclaim their Catholic faith and be prepared to defend it.

“Our society today is becoming very anti-Christian and especially anti-Catholic,” Ray said. “Our steeples go very high. We have very strong standards on morals and the world is going to hate us for it. Any man who stands up and says he is a Catholic and he believes what the Church teaches, he better be ready for a fight. That is why men are banding together. They are realizing we are going into a very difficult time in our country.”…

To read the whole article click here. By the way, if you need Steve to come speak at your event, visit www.InviteSteve.com

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I gave a parish mission and the folks said this was the best of my three talks. You can now purchase it on MP3. CD audio disk coming soon.

This is no warmed-over churchy homily on stewardship and tithing. This is about YOU, your life and your commitments.

Our time is short, our lives are fragile and last time I checked, nobody get’s out alive. Are you a disciple of Jesus Christ? Have you offered everything to God?

Are you a true follower of Christ—even to the point of martyrdom? This presentation with open your eyes and make you take inventory of your life. Prepare to be rekindled and inflamed for God.

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Atheism is growing in America and around the world. But is there a good reason for its popularity? Do they know something we don’t know — or do they just not want some supreme being or a “God” to tell them what to do and not to do?

Is it reasonable to be an atheist? Which takes more faith: atheism or theism (belief in a God)?

I gave a talk a while ago called “Atheism: What You and Your Kids Need to Know.” We will eventually have this talk for sale on our site. The talk was fun and hard-hitting. In a simple way I helped the audience understand the reasons and implications for atheism and theism. 

OK, you are the detective and you have clues. There are very few possible options so it is really quite easy. My 3-page chart below helps you work through the clues. I used this chart in my talk to help people look at the clues and decide for themselves. Hope you find it helpful.  (To have this talk at your parish or conference, visit www.InviteSteve.com)

Click image to see the whole 3-page chart

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Talk on Overview of Salvation History (with pictures) Tonight at St. Irenaeus in Michigan

January 25, 2015

In Rochester Hills I will be giving a talk I usually give overlooking Jerusalem from the south. I tell the story of salvation history from Adam and Eve until today, emphasizing the life of Christ. It is great to see the whole story right before your eyes! Tom Govern has joined up multiple times on [...]

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Updated List of Steve’s Talks for Conferences and Missions

January 14, 2015

Today my son Jesse updated my website with a list of my talks and studies for conferences and missions, both at home and abroad. To learn more about inviting me to come to your event, check out our site www.InviteSteve.com.

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Steve Interviewed by Beauty in Belief, a Website of Beautiful Catholic Ladies

July 2, 2014

These ladies have a nice blog. They like coffee and chocolate and sharing the Faith–Beauty in Belief– living in the Catholic Church and interviewing crazy guys like me.  I enjoyed talking with Heidi and I am flattered by the interview on their website. Hope you enjoy it too. Click on the image to visit their [...]

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2nd Joyful Mystery, More Joyful than Most People Realize, Feast of Visitation

May 31, 2014

Today is the Feast of the Visitation. At the Visitation Mary traveled about 100 mile to visit her relative Elizabeth – pregnant! Very few Catholics (and almost no Protestants) understand the Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant with the Word of God inscribed in flesh in her womb. (see Chart below.) Here is [...]

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Family Matters: Priorities in our Lives: Radio Show MP3 on Sean Herriott’s Show

May 7, 2014

Sean Herriott and I are doing a series of shows on Family Matters (which has two meanings if you didn’t notice :-) We’ve done Raising Daughters, Raising Sons, Loving Your Spouse — and this month we did Priorities in the Family. You can listen to it here http://relevantradio.streamguys.us/MA%20Archive/MA20140506c.mp3  Questions and Comments we addressed:  Jesus is always [...]

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Two Day Sale on my DVD’s and more

December 1, 2013

This weekend only, big discount on the Footprints of God DVD’s, The Story of Salvation from Abraham to Augustine  Other items on sale as well.

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MP3 Monday: Peter MP3 only $1.99 this week

August 11, 2013

Why don’t Protestants recognize the Pope’s authority? Maybe because they don’t wear their Jewish glasses when they read the Bible. Steve teaches how to defend against Protestant misunderstandings of St. Peter and the Papacy with easy to understand stories and examples. This MP3 only 1.99 this week and all other MP3′s 30% off. www.SteveRaysStore.com

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MP3 Monday: A new MP3 released every Monday this month.

August 5, 2013

MP3 Monday: A new MP3 will be released every Monday in August. THIS WEEK ONLY $1.99 for Steve Ray’s talk Mary: Real Girl, Woman of Mystery on MP3. All other MP3s are 30% OFF for the entire month! Steve goes through the life of Mary starting in Nazareth, the Visitation in Ein Kerem, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Cana, and all [...]

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

June 18, 2013

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! Steve gave a short biography of St. Paul at Tre Fontone where St. Paul was beheaded. This will give you a short introduction to St. Paul and his life [...]

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Video of My Recent Talk at Franciscan U. in Stuebenville

February 25, 2013

I recently gave my talk “Swimming Upstream: Living and Proclaing the Faith in a Neo-pagan World.” It has been posted free for watching on their website http://www.franciscan.edu/News/2013/Ray-on-Evangelization/

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Steve Speaking at Steubenville on Evangelizing our Pagan Society

January 17, 2013

Announcement: Franciscan University Announces Convert, Author to Address Importance of Year of Faith Steve Ray on How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize Our World STEUBENVILLE, OH—Catholics are called during this Year of Faith to delve deeply into the roots of their faith, where they will encounter the Risen Christ. Author Steve Ray will speak on how Catholics [...]

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13 Major Differences between Catholics & Protestants

August 23, 2012

Defending the Fullness of the Faith: 13 Major Differences between Catholics & Protestants By Steve Ray Set of 4 audio CDs Click here In this exciting series, you will be given the perfect apologetic primer to better understand and defend the Catholic Faith. Stephen Ray, former Evangelical Protestant and Bible teacher, highlights the thirteen major issues that [...]

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Coming to Defending the Faith Conference at Steubenville this Year? I Am!

July 4, 2012

          This is a tremendous conference dealing with Evangelization in our secular culture. Click on the image above for the full schedule and list of speakers. Steve Ray will speak three times: 1) Spreading the Gospel Back Then and All Over Again (learning from the first century Christians on how to [...]

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