Holidays/Feast Days

How Long was Jesus on the Cross?

March 29, 2013

Do the Gospels Conflict? How Long was Jesus on the Cross? The question intrigued me sufficiently enough that I spent the best part of a day working on it. There seems to be a contradiction in the Gospels, mentioning different times for the crucifixion. Maybe someone forgot to check their watch! Mark says Jesus was [...]

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How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb?

March 13, 2013

“For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matt. 12:38-40) Skeptics claim to have discovered an error in the New Testament —claiming Jesus was not in the tomb [...]

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My Article on Lent on the Verbum Catholic Software Blog

February 27, 2013

Lent has a history and is biblically based. I wrote an article on Lent which was posted on the Verbum (Logos) Bible Study Software webpage. You can read it here.

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live on Ash Wednesday

February 14, 2013

We put the fun back in Lent. Patrick and I had a fun time talking about a usually a somber topic. I am convinced Catholicism and the love of God is always exciting and joyful. You can listen to the show on-line or download as an MP3 file. For more info and listening options, click [...]

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Entering the Desert of Lent – but with Joy and the Word of God

February 13, 2013

Forty days in the wilderness; forty days of Lent. We are now embarking on the adventure we’ve called Lent since the early centuries of the Church. It may not be fun, but if our spirit is right it can be exciting and rewarding. We may even loose a few pounds.  Jesus left the opulence and [...]

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The Skull is Talking to Me; Lent is Upon Us!

February 13, 2013

THE SKULL TALKS TO ME EVERY MORNING! It says, “As you are now, I once was; as I am now, you soon shall be — remember your mortality!” No better way to approach Ash Wednesday and 40 days of Lent. Artists have painted St. Jerome with a skull on his desk. Popes were known to keep [...]

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John the Baptist Ate Them…Steve Ate One too!

January 9, 2013

I was just on Sean Herriott’s show on Relevant Radio and mentioned how I ate a grasshopper in the Holy Land, in honor of John the Baptist. Since we just returned from Israel I thought I would repost this blog entry in honor of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus on January 9 and my appearance [...]

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What Christmas Carol is This?

December 22, 2012

ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ It is a clever riddle, but see if you can figure it out. Don’t read the comments below unless you give up.

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Flash Mob and Kids Tell the Story

December 11, 2012

Our grandkids laughed their heads off… This still brought tears to my eyes, again…

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Mom Getting her Balance; Our First Christmas without Dad

December 9, 2012

It’s Christmas again. But it’s the first one without Dad. Over the last ten years we always remarked, “How amazing to have both parents still with us to celebrate Christmas!” We knew it couldn’t last forever. This Christmas we’re blessed to have Mom still with us—along with the joy and anchor she brings to all [...]

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St. Nicholas is Coming to Town: the Real Story

December 6, 2012

Everyone loves jolly ol’ Saint Nicholas. There is something romantic and cozy about telling Santa stories around the crackling fire. He is an icon of the Christmas season. But not everyone agrees about the real Santa Claus. Some like to picture Santa as the early-19th century, pipe-smoking elf with a bucket full of coal for [...]

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Give the Gift of Renewed Faith

November 22, 2012

  We don’t like the big focus on a consumeristic Christmas either, but we do want more people to share the truth of the Catholic Church with their family and friends…so we are discounting our most popular CDs & DVDs from now until December 10 at www.SteveRaysStore.com. Enjoy!   $10 off my 6 most Popular [...]

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Pope Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of Faith

October 9, 2012

Apostolic Penitentiary Issues Decree on Occasion of the Year of Faith VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2012 (Zenit.org) By Junno Arocho. In a decree signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Penitentiary Major and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Holy Father has granted the faithful a Plenary Indulgence on the occasion of the [...]

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Relevant Radio: I Am On Drew Mariani’s Show Today at 5:30 PM Eastern

July 26, 2012

Today I will join Drew Mariani at 5:30 PM Eastern to discuss Saints Joachim and Ann, the grandparents of Jesus, parents of his mother.  Were they real historical figures? Where was Mary born? What was Mary’s family life like? Where do we learn about Joachim and Anna? Why do we believe in the Immaculate Conception of [...]

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Radio Interview on Saints Celebrated in July – audio

July 25, 2012

I interviewed for an hour Dina Maria of KBVM (Blessed Virgin Mary) about saints celebrated in July and much more. Fun show. Listen to the Catholic Radio Interview of Steve Ray about Saints

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Land of the Free, Because of the Brave!

May 28, 2012

“They are the Gold Star children, war’s innocent victims, and their pain shimmers across the years pure and undimmed. They pass through life with an empty room in their hearts where a father was supposed to live and laugh and love. All their lives they listen for the footstep that will never fall, and long [...]

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