Steve’s Writings

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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Could You Defend the United States?

January 29, 2006

I thought of a helpful illustration to explain why “cradle Catholics” are often unable to explain and defend the Catholic faith. The example has its weaknesses, but it does help get the point across. As an American I asked myself this question: if some one trained to attack America intellectually approached me on the street [...]

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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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Kind Words – Much Appreciated!

July 22, 2005

When you write a book and engage in debate it is very demanding. That is why words like those below are so encouraging. These two compliments on my book Upon this Rock came today and made me very happy. NEW!  “I just wanted to let you know what I thought of [Upon this Rock].  I [...]

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Scare the Hell out of Yourself

June 3, 2005

The Last Nightmareby Steve Ray   Scare the hell out of yourself and your friends   Everything went blank for a moment, but that moment seemed like eternity. He felt a motion, not with wind and breeze, but a motion none the less. He was traveling, moving, floating, transcending-he wasn’t really sure. The sudden blackness [...]

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