Steve’s Writings

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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Those are Fightin’ Words

August 21, 2006

Several years ago an anti-Catholic named William Webster wrote a sloppy critique of my book Upon this Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in the Scriptures and Early Church. In response I wrote a 200 page rebuttal. Then we went back and forth a few more times and others joined in. Webster eventually cried […]

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Defending my Comments in National Catholic Register

August 13, 2006

National Catholic Register interviewed me for the front page of their August 6-12, 2006 issue. The interview was entitled Trouble in the Land They Call the Fifth Gospel. You can read the interview now by clicking on my blog entry here. In the interview, which was conducted during the first few days of the Lebanon-Israel […]

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My Interview with National Catholic Register

August 9, 2006

In the last issue of National Catholic Register (link to the paper, not the article) they published an interview with me on the front page. I thought it turned out nicely. Two people have written me to criticize me for my comments on the conflict in the Middle East. The interview was given only a few […]

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Jerome and Computers

May 8, 2006

  Read Steve Ray’s Article St. Jerome would be Shocked—St. Francis de Sales Delighted! Bible Study and Research Software  

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My Letter to Filipinos

April 14, 2006

Four years ago I wrote an Open Letter to the Filipinos which was published in a parish bulletin in Manila. To my surprise it began to spread and was soon in all the major papers in the Philippines. Then I discovered Filipino people were emailing it to each other all over the world. That was […]

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Do Catholics Worship Mary?

February 3, 2006

Mary, Saints, Worship & Salvationby Steve Ray Catholic are often accused of “worshipping” Mary, the Saints, icons, statues and the like. “Bowing before a statue must certainly be worship,” says the Evangelical who has rejected images (only of a certain kind, as we shall see later). It may be inconsistent with his own practice, but […]

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Filipinos — check these out

January 23, 2006

Open Letter to the Filipino PeopleBy Steve Ray My Apologetics Friends in Manila PhilippinesDefensores Fidei Foundation

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T-shirt for Christmas

January 6, 2006

My daughter Cindy and her husband Ben just returned home from visiting Ben's family outside Portland Oregon. We opened Christmas presents last night. After ripping the wrapping paper away from my gift I found T-shirt. Oh boy, another T-shirt . . . . . . but then a smile broke out on my face when I […]

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Peter: the Rock, the Keys & the Chair

October 28, 2005

One of Steve's most popular talks — Peter: the Rock, the Keys & the Chair — is now available. Steve takes you to Israel over 2,000 years ago to understand the setting and foundation for the papacy and the kingdom of God. This is a great tool to understand and defend the papacy and the Catholic faith. Now on […]

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