Steve’s Writings

Loaves & Fish: Was it a Miracle?

April 6, 2008

I was furious when the priest said Jesus didn't do a miracle at the multiplication of the loaves — he said Jesus taught everyone to care and share. Instead of standing up and saying "Excuse me Father!"  — I decided to write — and I did. Hopefully my article will help put that 60's faddish nonsense to […]

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How Long was Jesus on the Cross — Do the Gospels Conflict?

March 19, 2008

Do the Gospels Conflict?How Long was Jesus on the Cross? The question intrigued me sufficiently enough that I spent the best part of a day working on it. There seems to be a contradiction in the Gospels, mentioning different times for the crucifixion. Maybe someone forgot to check their watch! Mark says Jesus was crucified at […]

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Loaves & Fishes: the Miracle that Never Happened?

February 20, 2008

Jesus didn’t really do a miracle, right? He just taught everyone to care and share, right? You’ve heard that homily, right? The people had all brought picnic baskets which they kept hidden up under their robes. Jesus convinced them all to pull out their picnic baskets to share with everyone else. The REAL miracle was […]

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The Great Luther Quote Debate

February 14, 2008

Several months ago I was accused of using a quote from Luther out of context and for shock value. It was stated that I, and many other modern Catholic apologists who used this particular Luther quote, did not do our homework. There was a assumption that Catholics can't and don't do serious research on these matters. […]

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Critics of My Books

December 14, 2007

I was made aware of two critical comments on my book Upon this Rock. I generally tend to defend my works if I have time. I have briefly addressed each for anyone interested. The comments were made by Michael Whelton in his book Popes and Patriarchs. He was an Anglican turned Catholic, who was then disallusioned by […]

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Myth & Danger of Interfaith Bible Studies

November 24, 2007

Steve will be discussing THE MYTH AND DANGER OF INTERFAITH BIBLE STUDIES with Chuck Neff on Relevant Radio's "Searching the Word" at 1 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, November 28. You can listen on-line here. For more on this topic from past interviews, click here and for my article on this topic, click here. For […]

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“Crossing the Tiber” Someone Pinches My Title . . .

August 15, 2007

. . . but I don't care. It promotes my book :-) and it is also a great article. This article discusses the many Protestants who are crossing the Tiber to join the Catholic Church. You can read the news report here.

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In Response to Questions on Drew Mariani Show

July 20, 2007

As promised on the Drew Mariani Show, here is my article on Purgatory Why do we believe in Infant Baptism? Why do we keep the Corpus on the Cross To listen to the Archived Q & A Show, click here and go to Friday 18, Hour 3.

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Was Jesus REALLY in the Tomb 3 Days & 3 Nights?

April 2, 2007

Was Jesus REALLY in the Tomb3 Days & 3 Nights?   Skeptics claim to have discovered an error in the New Testament —claiming Jesus was not in the tomb for three full 24-hour periods like he prophesied. He was buried Friday afternoon and rose early Sunday morning.being only one full day and two nights. Has […]

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Do the Gospels Conflict? How Long WAS Jesus on the Cross?

April 2, 2007

Do the Gospels Conflict?How Long was Jesus on the Cross? The question intrigued me sufficiently to spend a good part of the day working on it. There seems to be a contradiction in the Gospels, mentioning different times for the crucifixion. Maybe someone forgot to check their watch! Mark says Jesus was crucified at the third […]

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Was Abraham Saved by Faith Alone?

February 26, 2007

Was Abraham Saved by Faith Alone?Or, was Abraham our Father of Faith and Works?by Steve Ray   My Evangelical friend — you say: “Of course Abraham was saved by faith alone! Doesn’t the Bible make that perfectly clear, especially in Paul’s letters?  And didn’t Luther’s German translation inform the masses that the words “faith” and “alone” […]

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Approached by a Baptist in a Bookstore

February 5, 2007

Baptist in a Bookstore I was walking among the isles of books minding my own business. Around the corner I noticed someone approaching me. I looked up from the books and saw the Baptist. We had met before. He jumped right in — looking for a fight. We had met several months after my conversion […]

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Should This Baby Be Aborted? You Decide!

January 8, 2007

Case #2. The grandmother is an alcoholic and the father spends his evenings out drinking in the taverns. His mother has tuberculosis. She has already given birth to four children. The first child is blind, the second child died, the third child is deaf, and the fourth child has tuberculosis. Now the mother is pregnant […]

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Should Catholics Go to Non-Denominational Bible Studies?

December 23, 2006

For Readers of THIS ROCK Magazine Soon to be discussed on: Relevant Radio's Searching the Word (Jan. 24) & Morning Air (Jan. 17) Ave Maria Radio's Catholic Connections (announced soon) EWTN's Catholic Answers Live (Jan. 17) My new article Should Catholics go to Non-Denominational Bible Studies? appears in the January 2207 issue of THIS ROCK Magazine. 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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Holy Ground and Christmas

December 17, 2006

Holy Ground, Holy Places and Christmas This is a picture of the exact place where Jesus was born — in a cave in Bethlehem. Today it is under the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. (Click on picture for another enlarged image.) What makes this few square feet of earth special — holy? Why is […]

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