Steve’s Writings

“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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What Does the Word “Catholic” Mean?

December 15, 2006

What does the word "Catholic" mean? "As a Protestant, I went to an Evangelical church that changed an important and historical word in the  Apostles Creed. Instead of the “holy, catholic Church,” we were the “holy, Christian church.” At the time, I thought nothing of it. There was certainly no evil intent, just a loathing [...]

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Did the Wisemen Meet the Shepherds?

December 5, 2006

Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds? by Steve Ray  A king was born. But He was born unlike most kings. There was no pomp and circumstance; there were no midwives or court attendants. There was only the bleating of sheep and the buzzing of flies. Birth in a cave-stable was not like birth in [...]

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On Catholic Answers Live tonight

November 27, 2006

 Steve will join Jerry Usher on Catholic Answers Live tonight to discuss "The Creeds: What They Are and Why We Need Them." To listen to the archived show, click here. For all Steve's appearances on Catholic Answers Live, click here. For Steve's new books on the Creeds, click on the images.

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Steve Ray’s New Book

November 7, 2006

Steve Ray's New Book: Faith for Beginners Steve's long-awaited new book has been released. Faith For Beginners: Understanding the Creeds in the Catholic Answers Beginner Series written with Dennis Walters. The Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds are prayers most Catholics take for granted. We pray them by rote when we say the Rosary or go to [...]

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Communion of Saints

October 11, 2006

What is That? Find out in my new Document filled with Quotations, Verses & Additional Resources on the Communion of the Saints. Feel free to download and print them out.

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Playground or Snake-infested Field?

October 3, 2006

When it Comes to Bible Study — We Need the Church! Imagine children running and tussling in the grass. Picture the playground unsupervised and lurking with deadly surroundings: a sharp cliff dropping down a thousand feet to one side, a field of landmines, poisonous snakes in the sand, and a bog of quicksand on the [...]

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