Was Jesus Crucified Naked?

March 25, 2016

A gentleman heard me on Relevant Radio earlier. I had mentioned on the air that one of the great humiliations of a crucifixion was that a man was crucified naked. This thoughtful gentleman wrote to challenge my comments. Below is his e-mail and my response. Dear Mr. Ray, Please correct your description of the Passion. [...]

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Sean Smiddy’s Story: From Pentecostal “Catholics are all going to hell!” to “The One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church”

March 23, 2016

Dear Mr Steve Ray: First, I would like to thank you SO much for your YouTube video about Peter, The keys, seat, etc., that led me to the catholicconvert.com site!!  I learned a TON of cool stuff just from your video, and by participating on the message boards, I am learning more, and gathering many [...]

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Washing Women’s Feet on Holy Thursday not a Requirement

March 22, 2016

March 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Amid reports of priests saying their bishops are insisting they wash the feet of women during the Holy Thursday liturgy, Pope Francis’ liturgy chief has told reporters that washing the feet of women during the Holy Thursday celebration is not a requirement according to the new rite.  Cardinal Robert Sarah, [...]

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Was Baptism Instituted Before or After Jesus’ Death and Resurrection?

March 22, 2016

The other day a friend wrote and asked a question. It was an interesting question. “Is the answer to this that in the earlier examples, only the disciples did the baptizing and John is using a Hebraic figure of speech such that his disciples did them in his name and by his authority? If so, [...]

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Steve on Deep Adventure Radio Talking about the Early Church

March 18, 2016

Sorry about the 30 second Lowe’s commercial. Can’t get rid of it, embedded in the broadcast.  Stephen and Bear discuss the young roaring Lion of the early church and how they worshiped, what the key beliefs were in regards to the Eucharist and even Mary and how the Bishop of Rome (Pope) became significant. It’s [...]

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Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – President Barack Obama plans to nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, multiple sources have confirmed. Garland, a 63-year-old Harvard Law School graduate, is the chief judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Washington, D.C. President Bill Clinton named Garland to that court in [...]

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Mother Teresa to be Canonized September 4!! Join us in Rome & Assisi!

March 15, 2016

On March 15 Pope Francis announced the canonization would be September 4, 2016. We had jumped on this a year ago and secured the best accommodations guides (including Liz Lev) and escorts. We have had airline seats for many months just waiting for this announcement.  Join us for the historical event – the canonization of [...]

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New Movie “The Young Messiah” – Did the Boy Jesus Know Who He Was?

March 15, 2016

Dave Armstrong wrote an insightful review of this new film and some problematic theological issues. Here is his review: I wanted to let you know about two recent posts of mine, concerning the new film, The Young Messiah. Based on what I have seen about how it presents Jesus’ knowledge (in other reviews), I’ve concluded [...]

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Walking Tour of Rome, Trevi, Pantheon, Spanish Steps…Mass among the Martyrs

March 14, 2016

Our last full day of the Year of Mercy Rome Pilgrimage. Enjoy! (May have to wait until YouTube approves the video).

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The Cross & the Crucifix: Letter to a Fundamentalist

March 14, 2016

The Cross & the Crucifix (From a letter Steve wrote to a Evangelical Protestant who asked about the Catholic Crucifix) Dear Evangelical Friend: You display a bare cross in your home; we display the cross and the crucifix. What is the difference and why? The cross is an upright post with a crossbeam in the [...]

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“The Sinner’s Prayer” – All You Need to Get to Heaven?

March 13, 2016

When I was a kid, the “Sinner’s Prayer” was a big deal. It was at the heart of everything we knew about Jesus and getting saved. It was almost used as an incantation. My mom coached me to pray the Sinner’s Prayer when I was 4 years old. We knelt together in front of the [...]

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A Day in Assisi

March 13, 2016

     Incorrupt Bodies, Mass at Church of St. Francis, Conversion stories, great Italian food and much more. Enjoy!

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Pope and Catacombs

March 12, 2016

The group was happy today! We arrived early from great seats at the Pope’s General Audience. Lots of great pictures and videos. Perfect weather. Then off to lunch at the always favorite Cicilia Metella Restaurante out on the Via Appia Antica. Then underground into catacombs before Mass at St. Sebastian’s Church, one of the seven [...]

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The Trail of Blood or Baptist Successionism

March 12, 2016

The Trail of Blood by Steve Ray What is the history of Baptists? Can they trace their roots back to the 1st century? Many ”fundamentalist” Baptists believe they can. Are they correct? There is a booklet that is very popular among this fundamentalist crowd. It is entitled “The Trail of Blood”. The booklet claims that Catholics persecuted the [...]

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Mass at Tomb of St. JP II, Tour of St. Peters, Sistine & More, Walking Tour of Rome

March 11, 2016

Today was beautiful with blue skies and great temperatures. Great start with Mass at the most coveted altar in Rome — the Tomb of St. John Paul II. We entered the church through our 4th and final Holy Door for the Year of Mercy here in Rome.  After a tour of the Vatican Museum, the [...]

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“Where Does the Bible Say We Should Pray to Dead Saints?” – Resources about Communion of the Saints

March 10, 2016

I compiled a list of Catechism, Scripture and quotes from the early Church Fathers and even archaeology to assist in understanding the Communion of Saints. You can download the source material here. Sample: Who should carry the most weight—Protestant pastors protesting Catholic theology today or pastors from the early Church who have the words of [...]

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