Exploring the Streets around Kerala India

by Steve Ray on July 25, 2016

Hope you enjoy this little video I made of our adventures around the Divine Retreat Center as we walked out into the side streets in the town of Muringoor in Kerala India.

It starts with a few minutes of my talk with the lizards on the ceiling over my head. Then we leave the retreat center to see the side streets with lots of faces, flowers, a beautiful church, traffic, fishmongers, and other fun things. Enjoy! I hope it gives you a small sense of being here with us.

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Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.25.17 AMToday we had the morning off in Bangalore to catch up. This is the new Silicon Valley so I expected to have good internet here – and boy, was I glad since I had so much to catch up on. If someone in the USA gets “Bangalored” it means they lost their tech job to someone over here.

IMG_3686 (1)We drove an hour to St. Joseph’s School where they erected a huge tent for the evening to accommodate about 4,500 people. It filled up at 4:30 for Praise & Worship. Then Archbishop Bernard Maros arrived for Mass. Beautifully done with traditional Indian music.

It is a great joy which often brings tears to my eyes to see the beauty of the Catholic Church around the whole world. These devout Indian Christians come to praise Jesus, celebrate the Mass and hear a talk to inspire them to be better Christians. I love being Catholic!

After Mass the Archbishop sat in the front row and they invited me up to speak. I started out with, “How many of YOU would like to be up here speaking with the Archbishop sitting right there in front of you?” He was so gracious and attentive.

IMG_3671My talk was aimed at the vast exodus of Catholics out of the church for the hundreds of Protestant groups popping up all over the city.

Some are small storefront operations while others are huge Assemblies of God churches with tens of thousands of members. Their pastor owns four homes and lives an opulent lifestyle.

IMG_3705 (1)I explained that people were drawn out of the Church to these sects because of the attitude of “We love, love, love you!” but they also love your money.

The talk was my “Conversion Story and Why Be Catholic!” I made a short video to share a small part of the enthusiastic and inspired Catholic in India. Enjoy!

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India Mission Trip

by Steve Ray on July 21, 2016

It took us two whole days to get here from Detroit to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Dubai, Dubai to Cochin India. We arrived at the Divine Retreat Center at 10 AM Tuesday.

The Retreat Center in like a small village full of halls, chapels, dorms, paths through palm trees and outdoor shrines. This is a large family retreat so the place is packed with Catholics coming to pray, sing, learn and fellowship.

Last night I spoke to over 4,000 young people in their late teens and early twenties. What a joyful and responsive group. I talked about Mary the Real Girl and the Woman of Mystery. It was fun for me and they seemed very entertained and eager to learn. You’d have to be here to understand the electricity in the air.

Three talks yesterday along with two TV interviews. Another two talks today and a TV interview. Tomorrow we fly to Bangalore to give talks and meet the bishop there before coming back Sunday for four days of talking to 4,000 priests, seminarians, nuns and religious. I am excited and full of joy to serve the Lord in this unique manner.

It is a different world over here on the other side of the earth. We have mosquito netting over our bed, people eat with their hands, everything is flavored with curry and the people are delightful and friendly. It is invigorating to get immersed in a different culture and learn their ways and enjoy their food and way of life.

This is our 4th Missionary Journey to India and we learn new things every time. What a joy to share the Catholic Faith with such devout and holy people. More soon.


Updated List of Steve’s Prepared Talks for Parishes and Conferences

May 28, 2016

Nothing like standing in front of an excited group of on-fire Catholics wanting to learn and grow in the truth of our Faith. To see eager eyes and ready ears inspires me. Kids love these talks too – because of the energetic style and delivery full of content and good stories. What a thrill to […]

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Speaking Twice on Mary in Florida; Join us if you can…

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Join us in Ave Maria Florida if you can. I will be giving two talks on Mary, one on Friday, May 20 and Part 2 on Saturday, May 21. We will go through her life from her birth in Jerusalem, her meeting with Gabriel in Nazareth, the Visitation (Ark of the New Covenant), Bethlehem and […]

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Our Vibrant Catholic Youth Conference here on Malta!

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We are just finishing up our 10 days here on Malta with the Catholic Youth Conference here.  I thought that some of you might enjoy seeing the vibrancy of the young people here on the island of Malta. It certainly encouraged Janet and I. We thought it might encourage and bless you as well.  Let’s […]

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“Cultural Madness & Catholic Sanity” Conference in Detroit Area

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If you live in SE Michigan I highly recommend you join Al Kresta and Teresa Tomeo with their conference exposing the craziness of our culture and the clarity and sanity within the Catholic Church and her teaching. Both of these speakers are on the cutting edge of these issues and are ready to teach the […]

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Updated List of All Steve’s Talks for Conferences and Missions

August 25, 2015

We just updated the list of all the talks Steve gives at events, missions, conferences, etc. Check it out here.  If you’d like Steve to speak at your event – or to recommend him for an event – visit

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A Letter that Brought Tears of Joy to my Eyes. Hope you enjoy it too.

August 21, 2015

UPDATE: I was able to stop at ave Maria Radio today and meet Erik. What a handsome gentle giant. We hugged and talked for a while and I was delighted. ************************ “I’m sure you get tons of emails about how you’ve touched peoples lives. I would have liked to tell you this story in person, […]

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Updated List of Steve’s Talks for Conferences and Missions

January 14, 2015

Today my son Jesse updated my website with a list of my talks and studies for conferences and missions, both at home and abroad. To learn more about inviting me to come to your event, check out our site

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A Talk with 2 Purposes: Teach Foundations of our Faith & Demonstrate Verbum Catholic Software

June 23, 2014

Last month I gave a talk in Ann Arbor entitled “The Foundations of our Faith: Scripture, Tradition & Magisterium.” (Watch the video below.) As I love to do, I tied the Old and New Testaments together and showed the continuity that lays the foundation for who and what we are as Catholics today.  But my […]

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There and Back Again, Again, Again…

March 2, 2014

Thousands of people, dozens of airplanes, and just a few short weeks. Now begins the most vigorous speaking season of my year. Will I be in a city near you? March 1 Edmund Oklahoma, Catholic Fellowship of Men Mar 2-4 Chickasha Oklahoma, Holy Name Parish Mission March 8 Corpus Christi Texas, Fullness of Truth Conference […]

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Upcoming Talks: Sterling Heights Michigan, Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska

January 17, 2014

Over 900 people have already registered for the Midwest Catholic Apologetics Conference at Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Sterling Heights Michigan. I will be speaking about the “Authority of the Church.” It is full of stories, anecdotes and is pretty hard-hitting. I will be be joined by my friend Gary Michuta, and excellent apologist […]

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Patrick Madrid in Phoenix to Help you Learn Your Faith

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Patrick Madrid is joined by Peter Kreeft to teach you to explain and defend the Faith. It will be a great opportunity and I encourage people to attend. Patrick Madrid writes, In 1 Peter 3:15, the Bible tells us to, “Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for […]

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A Nice Article Written about My Recent Day of Talks with the Michigan Catholic Young Adult Conference

March 25, 2013

You can read the review entitled Raising Rebels HERE or click on the image below.

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Blast from the Past: Wow, Time Sure Changes Us!

March 22, 2013

I was just told about this picture on FaceBook. The picture was taken shortly after I had first become a Catholic in 1994. One witness says this picture was taken in 1997. Time sure changes us :-) This “Gang of Four” spoke at an apologetics conference in Dearborn Michigan sponsored by Thy Faith Inc. (Gary […]

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