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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, since I work every Friday at Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor now (I worked on a video for the interview you had with Al a couple months ago on your new Footprints video) but I don’t know if I will get the chance to meet you, and I am bursting at the seams to tell you what you’ve done in my life. 

“I first learned of you when you came to Saginaw, MI in February a couple years ago for the men’s conference held at St. Thomas Aquinas. I was at the beginning of my faith journey there. My girlfriend and I had just broken up because I was Catholic who didn’t know my faith and she was a Assembly’s of God Protestant. In a service at her church one day, when the pastor finished his sermon, he said something that disturbed me, though at the time I didn’t know why.

 ”He said, (paraphrase) “Ok, Ladies and Gentlemen, you are free to go. Oh! and if anyone wants communion, it will be sitting here at the corner of the stage. Just come up and take it if you’d like.” Something hit me that day that I knew that was wrong. Even though now I know they don’t believe in our Lord in the Eucharist, and that only a Catholic Priest can consecrate the host, it still effected me greatly. This in turn started the turmoil in Renee and I’s relationship. 

 ”Fast forward to the Men’s Conference, and you were giving your talk on Proclaiming the Gospel. The bit you do when you involve the congregation in the dangers of the lives of the early Christians put fire in me. How you say how our Parish suddenly get surrounded by Roman soldiers. The centurion comes up and says “We’ve noticed you Christians haven’t been burning incense to Ceaser! Now you will form two lines, one here to burn incense and receive a certificate as a Roman citizen in good standing. Or, you will form a line here with Brutus, who has a big ax, and you know what he’s gonna do with that.” 

 ”Then you paused. “Well?!” and then you paused again.

 ”Mr. Ray, if you had pause for even 1 more second, you would have had a 22 year old kid up in the Sanctuary with you, his head on the slab to die for Jesus.  

 ”Since then I have consumed and have been consumed with learning all I can about Jesus and His Church. I know I can always make more time for Gods word, and I know I can follow His Word better every day. Though its only been about 2 years into my faith journey and I can’t imagine a more wonderful time in my life so far. Now, Renee and I are engaged, (August 6th 2016 is the wedding) and she has started RCIA and I as her sponsor. Thank you Mr. Ray, and if you are ever at the radio station on a Friday, please look for me. I will most likely be right outside from Mike Jone’s office working on the middle laptop next to Dan. I would like to give you a hug.”

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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

January 10, 2014

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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Steve Speaking at Steubenville on Evangelizing our Pagan Society

January 17, 2013

Announcement: Franciscan University Announces Convert, Author to Address Importance of Year of Faith Steve Ray on How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize Our World STEUBENVILLE, OH—Catholics are called during this Year of Faith to delve deeply into the roots of their faith, where they will encounter the Risen Christ. Author Steve Ray will speak on how Catholics [...]

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Speaking at Christ the King in Ann Arbor MI Tonight

December 11, 2012

As usual, I am sick to my stomach before a talk, especially my home parish. The talk is entitled “Sharing the Faith Back Then and All Over Again: Learning the New Evangelization from the First Christians.” The talk is at Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan and starts at 7:30 PM.

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From Nagaland to Hyderabad India

November 24, 2012

We had such a great time in Nagaland. However, there is way too much to share and to tell. I hope to put more up in the future so you can see the wonderful folks and the beautiful country. But here are a few videos and pictures I am able to upload at the moment [...]

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Pictures from our Two-Day Conference in Bombay India

November 18, 2012

I brought Tim Staples with us to Bombay for our first first week of talks across the huge city of 20 million people. We’ve been speaking all over Bombay (also called Mumbai) and Pune. Today we finished up a full two-day weekend conference at the Pius X Seminary sponsored by Family of Faith Foundation, Cardinal [...]

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With My Heroes (and other friends) After my Evening Talks

November 16, 2012

I told them I could not do what they do here, not even for ten minutes. I told them they make me proud to be a Catholic! Another great bunch of folks surrounding Tim Staples, my wife Janet and I. This was the Varsai India Youth Convention with wonderful Catholic Youth in India.

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New Friend Tim Staples and I Met Driving thru India

November 14, 2012
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Wonderful Folks in Many Venues. Enthusiastic Young People

November 13, 2012

Tim Staples, Steve Ray and a room full of young people.

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