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Steve is unable to answer all the questions he receives. We are concerned about you and your questions, but due to the increased number of e-mails Steve receives and the demands on his time (due to writing deadlines, travel for the Footprints of God video series, leading pilgrimages, teaching at conferences, writing, and trying to keep the lawn mowed :-) please consider the following:

1. Steve has provided writings and studies to answer many of the most common questions. Also his books, videos, and audio CD’s will answer many of the frequently asked questions.

2. Steve’s Discussion Board is a very helpful and personal resource. You can easily join many different forums with knowledgeable Catholics who are ready and willing to answer questions and help with understanding and defending the Catholic faith.

3. If you have specific questions about the Bible, the Catholic Church, or if you need personal guidance about the Catholic faith, there are many great apologetic and general Catholic sites listed on my Link’s page. Check out Biblical Evidence for Catholicism.

4. I would specifically recommend Catholic Answers with a marvelous set of resources and several Catholic apologists trained to answer inquiries about Catholicism. You can call their Apologist’s Line free of charge at 619-387-7200 (Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM, Pacific Time).

5. If you are considering converting to the Catholic faith, you can find compassionate and understanding guidance from The Coming Home Network.

6. Other great sources for information can be found here: Haydock Bible Commentary, Catholic Encyclopedia, Fathers writing on the Gospels, Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, Fr. Hardon’s Bible Dictionary, On-line Catechism, Vatican website, and EWTN.

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We apologize for this inconvenience. Thanks for understanding and we hope you enjoy this website and find all the resources helpful.

If you still need to contact Steve Ray, send him an e-mail him at sray@me.com.

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Don R. Caffery April 19, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Dear Steve,

My wife and I just finished watching your long-awaited DVD, Abraham: Father of Faith and Works. Magnificent! I always suspected that to shoot this film on location in places like Iraq, Turkey, and the West Bank would be very difficult, and downright dangerous!

But you gallantly downplayed these difficulties in the program, and stuck to the subject, which is God’s intervention in history and His mercy for each one of us. And, as with all the other DVDs, you make it all come to life in an exciting and entertaining manner.

Thanks to you and Janet for pursuing this great work for Jesus and His Church. May he abundantly bless your family.

Don R. Caffery
Baton Rouge, LA

SUNIL DSOUZA April 20, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Dear Br. Steve,
My protestant friend quoted Matthew1:25 the other day to me which apparently denies the virginity of Mary. Also, he said that if Mary did not have powers on earth to work miracles during her lifetime, how can she have powers after her death while in heaven.
I was both stumped & put to shame, for I didn’t know how to answer him. I tried the answer to this in the book “The Essentials of Catholic Faith” but could not find one. Can you pls help me, Sir?

STEVE RAY HERE: Start with this: http://www.catholic.com/tracts/mary-ever-virgin

until she had borne a son: This verse has caused trouble since the early heresies of the Helvidians and the Jovinians, who concluded from it that Mary and Joseph had marital relations after the birth of Jesus. The implication, easily taken in English, is not present in the Gk particle (he?s), and still less if we suppose a Semitic background of the passage. The NT knows nothing of any children of Mary and Joseph. Matthew’s interest here is in the affirmation that Joseph is not the natural father of Jesus, and his language is determined by this interest. The agent of the conception of Jesus is “a Holy Spirit” (1:20). This term is used in the OT to designate God’s mysterious power; it is not used to designate the agent of human conception.

Then you should read this document. It is long and detailed but it will prepare you we’ll

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf206.vi.v.html.

sharjil khan April 27, 2015 at 9:10 AM

I am a Muslim and I want to convert to Christian can you help.

STEVE RAY HERE: Sharjil, if you are serious about this you can contact me at sray@me.com.

Dave Hart May 6, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Hi Mr. Ray, I was moved by your comments about your father the other day on the Catholic Answers radio show. My wife and I have decided to enter the Catholic Church (probably through the ordinariate of St Peter, as I was raised in the Episcopal Church) because I’m convinced that there is truth in the Catholic Church (clearly, there has been a dramatic and rapid decline in the residual truth left in the Episcopal church). My dad was a cradle Episcopalian and died a committed believer 10 years ago. He was my best friend and role model for the first 33 years of my life–and he was the primary driver in my accepting Christ as my lord and savior. I’m saddened to consider that he might not be in heaven–so I found your comments about your dad particularly heartening. Besides continuing to pray for my dad, what does the Church teach that I shoud do for my dad now? (I’m only through the first 1/3 of the CCC and my understanding of indulgences and requiem masses is fuzzy.). Thank you for your time. Dave Hart

Luigi May 19, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Dear Steve,

I wanted to congratulate for your communication style. I had the chance to hear you on YouTube and I like you very much. I want to add two points to what you said in your speech about to be born again from Water and Holy Spirit.

In the Bible we can infer the existence of Purgatory. Jesus says that the sins against the Holy Ghost will not be forgiven in this life and in the other. So this imply that there are sins that can be forgiven in the other life and so Our Lord is implicitly talking about Purgatory (Matt 12:32)

Also in the Second Book of Maccabees it is written that is holy to pray for the dead (2Mac 12:46). In some translations verse 45 and 46 are one verse and the translation of Douay-Rheims is the best (the translation of the Bible of Jerusalem is not very good).

I did not want to send an email because you receive already a lot of them.

God bless and keep it up !
Luigi

mira luna santillan May 25, 2015 at 4:17 AM

Sir, I just to ask when you said that the chair of Pope was inherited from Moses. Is it true? That chair still intact for 3,500 years now? I dont know the composition of the chair if its a wood or steel? or the chair meant a Position by Pope that he inherited, I dont know, I was confused?
pls help me.

I really love watching you preaching, you are really great, very effective. And I share it on my facebook, so that fellow christians who question me always,will saw it. Sometimes I dont knw how to handle them.
God bless you more, I wish many will convert to catholic after hearing your speech.

STEVE RAY HERE: The chair is symbolic. There is not an actual chair that Moses sat in that is now in Rome for the Pope. It is an office, a symbolic chair that represents the authority.

Ted Trakas August 10, 2015 at 7:16 PM

Steve, heard you on Catholic Answers today. You mentioned the seamless garment of Christ and implied he may have gotten it from one of his wealthy followers. Another possibility that I’ve heard is … it was like the seamless garment that the High Priest wore for sacrifices. Customarily at the time, the garment was made by the priest’s mother.

Ted:

Thanks for that observation. It is very likely since I do believe Mary was from the priestly line of Aaron — since she was a close relative of Elizabeth and Zechariah, both of whom were from the pure line of the Aaronic priesthood. Thanks for sharing that. I will do some research.

Steve Ray
CatholicConvert.com
Follow Steve @Twitter.com/JerusalemJones

marc weisman December 8, 2015 at 8:06 PM

Steve,
I am a Jewish physician and my partner is Catholic. We are almost completely like-minded on religion and politics. He has sent me several links to your blogs and I just wanted to say that I enjoy you and your perspective. Marc

John O'Brien February 9, 2016 at 11:44 PM

I ONE OF YOUR TALKS YOU STATED THAT THERE ARE 50 BIBLE VERSUS THAT ALL CATHOLICS SHOULD KNOW AND THEY WERE ON YOUR SITE. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE THEM. CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE TO FIND THEM.

Steve Ray here: John, thanks for your question. I do not have such a list on my website (though I do mention we should have our kids memorize 150 of the most important verses before they drive their first time). I would recommend Patrick Madrid’s book “150 Verses Every Catholic Should Know.”

Bernz Ordoñez Caasi March 27, 2016 at 1:34 AM

Hi, Steve!

Happy Easter to you! I just want to share with you a reflection that I made on why we, as Catholics, venerate the Cross. This is the link to my essay: https://www.facebook.com/notes/john-bernard-ordo%C3%B1ez-caasi/why-jesus-christ-remains-on-the-catholic-cross/1303686139645640 .

This also contains some parts of my conversion story. Your insights on the essay will be highly appreciated. You may also freely share it with your friends.

I am also requesting for your prayers since this is the first time that I officially announced publicly that I have indeed reverted back to the Catholic Faith. Many people have reacted to it already and please pray that the Holy Spirit would guide me in answering different queries about our Faith.

Thank you so much! I am always praying for you, too. God bless!

-bernz from the Philippines

Jean Joseph April 16, 2016 at 10:58 PM

An alternate way of salvation
“You are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.” 1 Co 5, 5. (Please start reading from 1 Co 5, 1.) Does this passage mean that free will is not an option? Is this an alternate way of salvation besides the acceptance of Jesus eternal sacrifice on the cross?

There is a religious congregation founded by William Marion Branham that practices to deliver people to Satan through a ceremony if those people refuse to comply with the teaching of the congregation. They claim it’s in the bible referring the above passage. I really need to give an answer to my brother-in-law who is a member of this group.
Jean Joseph

Christine Pleuss April 25, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Hello Steve,
I cannot imagine how busy you must be. I met you at the Lighthouse Catholic Media conference in Mundelein IL last Oct. We all met your son, Jesse–what a delight of a kid. I am an Account Mgr in Southern CA for LCM and ALWAYS promote your CDs and books. I also volunteer for Terry Barber a couple of times a week. Never a dull moment there…
While listening to Immaculate Heart Radio, I had the idea to call Mother Miriam to see if she would be interested in leading a trip to Malta to visit Cardinal Raymond Burke… but alas, she turned me down. Too busy. Her assistant , Mary, mentioned that you had also wanted her head up a trip to the Holy Land and she said she was too busy.
Well—how about if WE all go to Tulsa for a fund raiser for the convent?? How about a spiritual warfare apologetic one day all day conference? Mother announces it on her show. We radio listeners all email all of our friends, etc.

How does your schedule look for the Saturdays in October?–2016? Too soon? I proposed the idea in an email about an hour ago to Mary–who will propose it to Mother Miriam and IF you could possibly check your schedule… and what is your honorarium ? I already checked on airfare from Lansing or Detroit(?) to Tulsa…

Please let me know what you think of the idea. I KNOW the Daughters of Israel always need the $$s AND anyone who comes for the event will be all the better off…. learn our Faith, share our Faith… learn to Defend our Faith…

Yours in Christ… Thy Will Be Done,

Christine Pleuss
Alhambra, CA
808-218-3540

Jonathan Valkanet May 28, 2016 at 8:10 PM

I was wondering if you need any public speakers.
I’m one of the most educated debaters for God’s existence.

Check out my FREE book at GODEXISTSBOOK.COM

You should really read the “Atheist Questions and Answers” chapter.

Laurie May 31, 2016 at 9:39 PM

Hello Steve. I’m heart broken. My cousin is a fallen away Catholic who has always been a Bible believing
– Jesus loving sister in Christ to me. In recent weeks as my love for my Catholic faith
grows deeper and deeper, there is a divide also growing between us as
women of faith. My cousin fully believes that evil is in the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church, that Catholic doctrine is evil, that Jesuit orders are to infiltrate all of the different religions, is involved in leading its church into the One World Gov’t . She is upset that I seek answers to the charges she raises from my Catholic sources –>The Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, your teachings, and those of Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins, Peter Kreeft, and more. If all my cousins charges are true, then, I see these atrocities as the enemy trying to destroy this Catholic faith that Jesus created and gave Peter stewardship over. I don’t believe I’m to turn away from my Catholic faith. How/ what can I share to help her see that the first TRUE CHURCH whose birth was in Jerusalem, is indeed at home in Rome as well. I am praying and would appreciate your encouragement/ insight/ direction. Thank You, Laurie from St Ckair Shores, MI.

STEVE RAY HERE: I understand and your pain is the most common thing people talk about with me. I would suggest you read my article: Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends:

Six Rules: http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/six-rules-for-dealing-with-non-catholic-family-and-friends

suzanne June 18, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Steve Just a huge thanks for your YouTubes My son recently returned the church after being evangelical for 20 years, your description of Mary as the arc of the covenant was instrumental, as he left the church because we “worship Mary” according to a girl friend in High school. Many prayers to Mary and many saints and Jesus brought him back…….with your help Thank you .

Larry J. Meilleur July 20, 2016 at 5:34 AM

I would like to send you a small booklet that a Baptist friend from work gave me. I would like to send it to you and let you read it. I would like you to answer all the wrong information it says about the Catholic faith.

Thank you for your help in advance.

albert August 29, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Your article says: " I had quoted 1 Kings 2:19 where Solomon had raised his mother to Queen of the Kingdom was the ONLY case of a mother being queen in the Old Testament. He prefaced his comment by saying he knew the Old Testament. Well, it seems he is incorrect."

THEN

"In the Old Testament, the queens of the Judean kings were their mothers — with one exception of the queen being a grandmother."

Both of these statements can't be true. They are contradictory.

STEVE RAY HERE: Albert, thanks. It was worded clumsy and you are correct. I reworded it so it is more clear and no contradiction.

Michael Voto October 9, 2016 at 8:22 AM

I am unable to make your trip to Germany where at different stops, you will refute Martin Luther. It would be great to purchase a DvD or CD of this.

STEVE RAY HERE: we plan to make a DVD of the trip and have some of the teachings and videos available on our website after the Germany trip

tony carpio December 11, 2016 at 12:55 PM

Steve

From the bottom of my heart – thanks. You -together with Fr. Spitzer, Scott Hahn and a very few others- are my hero. Your fiery leftover baptist manner talks are awesome. I’m at the winter of my life and have been through life’s mill. Lately I have been trying to organize a boys choir at a local parochial school (El Paso, TX) to introduce youth to the beauties of our Church’s music. It has been difficult because the authorities don’t understand. Many blessing to you.

Tony Carpio 915.881.7576h

daniel December 15, 2016 at 7:32 AM

hi steve
im daniel and i feel that I truly believe in the Catholic church and i used to say the rosary until i recently moved and i lost my beads but I am neither baptised nor have I participated in the rcia, which is almost impossible for me because i live in Malaysia which does not allow Christians to proselytize to Muslims. But I so desire to participate in the communion albeit anonymously and quietly. Is that allowed despite not being baptised?

Samuel Krutz February 3, 2017 at 10:53 AM
Gary Bates February 8, 2017 at 9:29 PM

Steve EVERY Catholic who is serious about their faith needs to listen to your talks. You are the Fulton Sheen of our time. Keep this up and You’re liable to be canonized!

Hovsep Ghazarian March 20, 2017 at 11:08 PM

Dear Steve how do you comment about todays some cardinals and somehow popes view about the divorced and the approach to the sacraments.

STEVE RAY HERE: I think it is a scandal!

Simon manchester May 27, 2017 at 10:03 AM

When will the church eliminate celibacy ?

STEVE RAY HERE: Hopefully, in agreement with the great majority of priests, never!

Jeannette of Nazareth May 29, 2017 at 9:52 PM

Thank you dear brother in Jesus-Christ, Steve Ray for this most beautiful speech stemming from very strong Christian Catholic Faith; the discovery of Truth, Source of all Joy and Peace is settled in your heart. The Eucharist is an everlasting Fountain which irrigates all thirsty souls who are in search for the full Truth found only in Jesus, with Him, and through Him, our God and our Saviour. Oh what a delight to hear repeatedly your lovely speech! God allowed that you pass-by the Baptist Church before in order for you to appreciate more than ever the discovery ot the full and authentic value of the Eucharist.

Personally, I would never trade this Pearle for any money, gold, or silver. For God everlasting Love expressed through His big sacrifice on the Cross offered to the Father everlastingly, for the saving of all humanity: a gift of great value beyond all human understanding. I love attending Holy Mass; when occasion is there, I can attend six to seven Mass in the row on the same day without wearing out, but on the contrary, I get filled with Joy and Peace in my heart. Oh what a delight to be close to Jesus, and to be able to receive Him in my soul and heart through the Holy Communion! What a great privilege to be invited to the Feast!

Congratulation dear brother Steve for the gift of God for your conversion in 1994 to the Catholic Holy Church, which represents God Kingdom on earth linked directly and inseparably to Heaven since the Creation. Welcome Home! Home sweet Home which unites people from all nations wide! What a great privilege to be Catholic! Only if people who shifted off from Mother Church regain the gift of discernment, and come back Home along without any delay before it will be too late…I assure you, they will never regret it, but be very thankful for such heavenly gift.

May the Lord Jesus open the eyes to the blind, give the hearing to the deaf, and the speech to the mute; so that, everyone speaks dare to speak up of the Truth, and nothing but the full Truth found in Jesus of Nazareth, our God and Saviour! God bless you, Steve Ray and your family! May He make you ray like the Sun, and shed His Light through you on all who you meet in your path during your ephemeral earthly Journey in this exile!

I am proud to be called Nazarene and Galilean; are you not too? I believe you are as all Christians scattered in the whole world, Isn’t it true?

Your sister in Jesus of Nazareth,
Jeannette of Nazareth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdBPLiOlMyc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ine56Biwuo4

Cliff Scott June 15, 2017 at 1:20 PM

I am literally physically sick as my faith has been shaken to its core. I am a Christian minister (Southern Baptist) and a southern gospel music writer and singer. I’ve been slowly searching for the “Ground Zero” Truth and a Catholic friend sent me the YouTube video you did with your testimony. The ordination of St. Ignatius by Peter and the quote regarding heretics and the Eucharist just drove it home. Also, the “born again” belief that I’ve had just crumbled. I wanted the Truth, but now I know there’s going to be serious repercussions. I feel like I’m going to throw up…maybe it’s the untruths I was taught.

Cynthia L. Zelinski July 13, 2017 at 5:42 PM

Do you have a prayer for lost souls in the IFB and SB denominations? I have been trying to convince these people of the Catholic Church to no avail! Bless You, Steve!!!

Six Rules: http://www.catholic.com/magazine/articles/six-rules-for-dealing-with-non-catholic-family-and-friends

Craig August 29, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Steve, My evangelical son is in Venice this week. I had told him to be sure to visit St. Marks Cathedral/Basilica because the bones of St. Mark are there. He did but told me how he learned that the Venetian Catholics had stolen the bones for the Church in Egypt.
Since the alleged robbers took the bones and left the skull of St Mark for the Church in Alexandria, is it possible that the Bones were being rescued from the Muslim rulers for safe keeping?

STEVE RAY HERE:
Craig

Don’t know about this case in particular but it was often the case that bones and relics were move to save them, especially from Muslims. But even in the 16th century the Protestant Calvinists in France destroyed the tomb of the great Church Father St. Irenaeus (c. 130-200 AD) and three his bones into the Rhone River and kicked his skull around like a football.

Nancy Ann Gomez November 1, 2017 at 1:47 AM

Hello, do you do tours in Spanish?

Steve Ray here: No, sorry.

Tina Magee December 2, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Preacher, Joh Bloom, teaches that, "For Jesus eating is believing; drinking is believing. He promises eternal life to those who believe in him." I accidently came across this article, What Jesus Meant When He Said “You Must Eat My Flesh” which he 1st wrote in 2008. Since then he has posted it under several different names. Eating Is Believing | Desiring God; Don’t Miss the True Bread | Desiring God.
Can you or someone write a rebuttal to this horrible misinterpretation of scripture? And if possible send him a copy. He post this stuff but won't provide a comment section so he goes unchallenged. It is rather infuriating. I tried to contact him with a rebuttal of my own but a real apologist, like you, would be preferable. Mr. Bloom is in serious need of help with what Jesus truly meant, which is literally what He said. He is surely misguiding many with this desperate attempt to alter the meaning of Christ's words.

STEVE RAY HERE: Tina, I am sure that someone has responded to this silly argument already but I don’t have it at my fingertips. Are used to believe the same thing when I was a Baptist because we HEAD to. If we did believe this then we would think Jesus really meant what he said and we couldn’t believe that because that was Catholic. I wish I had time to write a rebuttal but as it is our life is very busy right now.

Jared Cortum December 13, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Steve, I started listening to you speak when I was asked to put together a promo video for the Christ Our Life Conference. Listening to you defend the faith and take so much pride in it is inspiring to me and I can’t wait to listen to you speak in Iowa this September!

Darryl December 14, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Hello,
I was looking to find software that can search the Catechism. A WWW search brought me to your site, and I saw some links that appeared to be for this, but the links just went to a WWW uni. name server and didn't appear to be active. Anyway, if you do know of such software I'd appreciate any info. you may have.

Thank you,
Darryl

STEVE RAY HERE: Visit http://www.verbum.com/steveray. Use Promo Code STEVERAY10 for 10% discount.

kathy January 5, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Just wondering if you ever do Holy Land tours that include people with walking limitations? Is it possible to transport a motorized scooter around as you travel; and would it be possible to travel the designated trails with the scooter if it could be transported.
(Steve, just want to mention, I attended your talks in Beach, ND a few years ago! Great job, how very refreshing to hear your words and live some of your experiences with you!)
Thanks for any info regarding the Holy Land tours as requested above.
Kathy

STEVE RAY our camps here: Dear Kathy, unfortunately we are not able to accommodate wheelchairs, scooters or walkers. The land of Israel is very inhospitable to such situations. Sorry.

Gilda January 15, 2018 at 2:55 AM

STEVE RAY HERE: Gilda, thanks for writing. We would love to work with your parish for the best Catholic pilgrimage possible to the Holy Land. I have contacted my associates Kendal and Elizabeth to get in touch with you. You can also reach them at emarkey@ctscentral.net or (313) 744-2530 or toll-free 1-800-727-1999, ext.150.

You can also visit my FootprintsOfGod.com website page: Organizing a Pilgrimage.

Hello Steve and Janet,

I joined a pilgrimage to Rome with your group two years ago. Going to the holy land is at the top of my bucket list. During a luncheon get to know the new pastor, I mentioned to him about my desire to visit the holy land. He said that our parish can perhaps join a pilgrimage tour and I thought about Footprints of God pilgrimages.

What do I do in order for parishioners join into your group to the holy land? We are planning for a 2019 tour.

Thank you. I would appreciate any information you can give me.

Gilda Vanier

Luke Lancaster January 20, 2018 at 11:30 PM

Steve Ray,

Thank you for your work. I wanted to say that I love seeing it when Protestant Scripture scholars say Catholic things in their commentaries. I really wish I could gather them all and put it in a book. Do you know where I could start? I know you have a few in your book “Crossing the Tiber.”

Luke

Ryan March 28, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Steve,

I was listening to you on the Terry and Jesse show speaking on Golgotha and the legend of the skull of Adam. I was curious if you had ever heard of anything in relation to the skull of Goliath and Golgotha? I know David brought his head to Jerusalem after their battle and was curious if there was a connection. If there is not much of a connection do you know why David would have brought his head to Jerusalem especially since it was not yet the capital city. Thanks for all that you do. God Bless.

Ryan

STEVE RAY HERE: It is a good question since Jerusalem was not in the hands of the Israelites until later after David became King. It could be one of two things: 1) It was in anticipation of David conquering Jerusalem from the Jebusites and David would eventually bring it there; 2) David eventually brought the head to Saul in Gibeah which is near Jerusalem, or 3) a solution that is championed by Taylor Marshal and has merit (http://taylormarshall.com/2013/03/golgatha-word-symbolizes-beautiful.html).

Luke Lancaster April 1, 2018 at 10:04 PM

Steve,

A Protestant website attempts to dismantle the claim that the early Church believed in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Since this is related to your book, Crossing the Tiber, I was wondering if you knew much on these objections that they raise and if anyone has tried to refute them.
https://onefold.wordpress.com/early-church-evidence-refutes-real-presence/

Steve Ray here:

There are a lot of people who have tried to refute Catholic teachings by using the fathers. Bottom line is this: you can pick and choose and proof text any document to make it seem like it says something other than it does. I have examined all of the fathers and there’s no question in the world that they teach the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. One can cherry pick and prove text the Bible the Constitution or the fathers and come up with all kinds of arguments for or against a lot of things. But when one analyzes the fathers of the church from beginning to and they were thoroughly Catholic and believed in the Real Presence of Christ.

If you look at my website http://www.catholickindof.com/resources you will see that I have refuted and dismantle their arguments over and over again. My book Crossing the Tiber deals with these issues in some detail. Are used to have time to spend weeks at a time refuting paragraph by paragraph these poor diluded souls that are trying to build a name for themselves but unfortunately I don’t have that time anymore.

But there are great books about this and I suggest you read the fathers in context for yourself along with the Catechism and you will find the Catholic Church has been right is right and will be always right. I feel sorry for these poor guys who came flailing at the wind.

There is a reason that there are thousands of protestants converting to the Catholic Church. Even protestants admit there are a lot of important protestants becoming Catholic’s but no notable Catholics becoming Protestants.

If you have any particular question I suggest you contact me and I’ll give you the email address of my good friend Gary Michuta who probably will have time to deal with the particulars.

If there are typos in my above comments please forgive them since I am dictating this on my iPhone flying over the Atlantic to Israel.

Lisa Harm May 19, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Dear Steve and Janet:
We have been blessed with your guidance to the Holy Land, Footsteps of Paul, Poland (Sr Faustina & St. John Paul !!) and last year Fatima, Way of St. James and Lourdes Pilgrimages. Each trip added to the dimension of what it means to walk the walk and to become the Catholic Christian God wants us to be. We have been so impressed with how you answer the deeper questions (things you would probably ask yourself when you got home) as we the pilgrims are experiencing the adventure. Let me explain. The speaker you arranged (Medical Director) at Lourdes was especially meaningful to me as a Nurse at the County Hospital from Mpls MN. He explained although many hundreds of people claim they were cured at Lourdes few cases can be “official” due to chemotherapy and similar doctoring prior to washing at the water at Lourdes. Last year as an active 58 year old nurse on your pilgrimage I thought it very special to see the volunteerism of healthcare personnel and how lovingly they assisted the “needy” during their stay at Lourdes. I even thought about signing up when the Director invited healthcare workers to do so but thought I would probably not be returning to this place any time soon. Also I washed just a bit from the faucets but did not feel that my needs deserved a “bath”. Little would I have guessed that I would be returning so soon after stepping aside just last year for the “really needy”.
I am in the process of diagnosis of a low grade neoplasm and inflammation of the brain and I am running back to Lourdes first because of what I have seen there as a gift from God and Steve and Janet Ray’s vision for every Catholic. Seek the Lord while he can be found.

Please keep me in your prayers as I plan to “storm heaven” (as St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta might say) with a visit to Lourdes seeking God’s Plan for me and just maybe an official miracle with God 1st :)

Many Thanks
Lisa Harm

Costantino Mifsud June 8, 2018 at 2:59 PM

hello Mr.Ray,

In 2016 u lead our community conference at Youth Fellowship Malta and we meet at the office and i gave u some tips about which places on visit in Malta. I am writing because me and another senior member of our community Lilly Muscat have started off a new business venue promoting RELIGIOUS TOURS in Malta, mainly related to St.Paul’s. In relation to this we would like to ask you if could communicate with you in order to guide and potential see if we could cooperate together.

I thank you for your attention and promise you my prayers, you are a good and faithful servant of the Lord

God bless U

Costantino

Mark Dol June 12, 2018 at 5:22 PM

Hi Mr Ray,
I heeard you on KBVM in Oregon this morning and your DVD series really intrigue me. I coordinate the Tuesday Faith Formation prison ministry outreach at Oregon State Maximum Security prison and am always looking for good solid Bible studies to share with the men.

Would you be open to donate a DVD set of the "Footprints of God series" for use at the prison? As volunteers we are not permitted to purchase for the ministry personally, but we are permitted to requested them from other sources as donations. Through the work we do and your wonderful ministry we can reach out to the men who are hungry to grow in faith and turn their lives around. We minister to 40 men on a regular basis through our weekly ministry.

Thank you for considering this
God Bless
Mark

Steve Ray here:

A full set of my DVDs have been sent and I hope they help the prisoners. Keep up the good work!

Alan Harris July 5, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Steve.

Under conversion stories, you have mine listed 4th:
Alan Harris Story: Methodist & Holiness Couple: Why I Became Catholic!
The link is bad because I removed the article from my website. I have the file in a word doc if you would like to carry it on your own server, please give me an email address and I will shoot it to you. We are now directing “Catholic YWAM,” KerygmaUSA in the US. I believe you are still on our mailing list.
Thanks

Ed Schmidt July 7, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Mr. Ray,
I am a Catholic but not a very good one. I want to leave it at that for the moment. My question references the following, a man by the name of GeorDavie who is these founding President and Arch-Bishop of the largest fast growing Prophetic Church Ministry in Arusha Tanzania Eastern Africa, with branches across Africa, Europe and USA. Can you explain tomorrow me if you know about this man and his teachings. I have a family member that has become smittened with this man and his teachings and feels that GeorDavie is the way to get to God. My concern is deep. I recently saw your Utube video that was done in India in which you took yourself from protestism to Catholicism. This video has rekindled my interest in my Catholic faith and my devout upbringing. I need to understand who this GeorDavie is so I can undo his hold he has on my family member. I know that I am asking much.

Respectfully,

Ed

Mary July 9, 2018 at 4:02 AM

Hi.
Just enquiring if Steven is giving any talks or seminars when he is in Ireland.
Thank you.
Mary

Steve Ray here: unfortunately no. Sorry.

Wies?aw Kamyszek August 9, 2018 at 5:02 AM

Dear Steve,
in one of your talks (The Birth of the Catholic Church) you said that there is no unity in Protestant circles. Yes, I agree. But what about the Catholic Church? Don't you think that the unity is slowly breaking? I am thinking now about last controversies with Amoris Laetitia.
Please forgive me my English. English is not my first language.

STEVE RAY HERE: There Will always be problems and discussions and differences within the church. However protestants exist through division and splits and disunity. The Catholic Church on the other hand has a firm foundation and even if we had bad popes and bishops the unity of the church will always remain. That is Jesus his promise and I believe it.

Even though there may be discussions and contradictions and some theology and pastoral practices that unity of the church will always remain and even with some of the things that Pope Francis says it will never divide the church.

Justin Jose August 14, 2018 at 4:59 PM

Hi Steve,

My name is Justin and my wife Jincy. We are catholic and live in Christchurch, New Zealand.
We are originally from Kerala, India.
Thanks for your talks in Youtube. It is really inspiring.
I heard that your wife did home schooling for your kids.
Would it be possible to get some advice/guidance for this?
We are also planning for the same.

Thanks
Justin

Steve Ray here: you are embarking on a very noble cause because nothing is more precious than your children. We homeschool their children all the way through high school and it was the best thing we ever did. They became our best friends as they grow into adults. It takes a lot of effort and commitment but the pay off is priceless.

There are a lot of resources here in the United States for homeschooling and I suggest you just start googling “Catholic homeschooling.” It was quite a while ago that we did it since our children are long grown and all have children of their own.

We are not up on the latest but I suggest you Google and you’ll find a lot of helpful information. I would also look for homeschooling organizations in your area. I don’t know about your country but in our country there are a lot of co-ops where parents pool together and help educate each other‘s children in a co-op format.

You can start with some of the links I have provided here on my website
https://www.catholicconvert.com/community/favorite-links/

K. Pitre August 20, 2018 at 9:34 PM

Thank you for your talk “Swimming Upstream” that is available on the Formed app. I am moved to tears and am so grateful for your ministry! You have changed my life!

Carl August 23, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Hi Steve,

I just finished listening to a podcast of your interview on “The Terry and Jessie Show.” There were many things about your talk that were wonderful and amazing, but the most amazing was when you spoke of our continued contact with our loved ones in Heaven. You briefly mentioned something about “wanting to explore the galaxies and stars” with your wife and then was unable to continue because of, I think, a commercial break. Please let us know if you will be expanding on this comment in the future. What you mentioned was something I have also pondered…the idea of exploring the universe with our loved ones in the next life. Free from the constraints of physicality and time this would be something our spirit and resurrected forms would be capable of. To me, one of the most exciting verses in the Bible are: 1 John 2:27 and John 14:26 where the Holy Spirit will “teach us all things.” What better teacher to teach us about Creation than God Himself! Cartoonist humorously illustrate our existence in Heaven as a place where we’ll be playing harps in the clouds all day. Exploring every planet, star and galaxy in God’s Universe or as science now theorize..the Multiverse, sounds a lot more exciting than playing harps in the clouds!

You also mentioned another one of my favorite verses: 1 Corinthians 2:9 ..”eye has not seen, and ear has not heard,…what God has prepared for those who love him.” With Hubble telescope’s recent discovery of 15000 NEW galaxies, I also think of another favorite verse: John 14:2 “In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places”

I would love to be able to explore the stars and galaxies with my wife (as you said), and with loved ones AND God. It would take a wonderful ETERNITY to do this!

God bless you always Steve!

Carl

Carol Hazen Cooper September 20, 2018 at 11:39 PM

STEVE RAY COMMENTING IN CAROL’S COMMENT BELOW:

Carol, thanks for your comments and your kind words. You asked a question why I promote Catholicism so I will try to give you a very very brief answer between flights in Italy. First, Jesus said he would build his “church” not his “churches.” For the first thousand years there was only one visible church and it was the Catholic Church Campsite. No One Even Dreamed of Having “Denominations“ Because They Were Viewed As Sinful and Divisive. Nobody Ever Dreamed of Baptists, Lutherans, Pisca Palean‘s, Etc.

When Jesus Said You Should Take My Brother to the Church and Matthew 1618 What Church Was That? This Is a Good Question Because If You Go to a Methodist Church and I Go to a Baptist Church and We Have a Problem between Us Which Church Do We Take It to? There Has To Be One Authoritative Church at Covers The whole earth and there is a church that does that and that’s called the Catholic Church.

My wife and I went to all the same church as you did before we discovered the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church. If you send me your address I will send you my conversion story called Crossing the Timer with all the biblical reasons why I became a catholic.

CAROL WRITES:

Why do you lift up Catholicism – Although I'm Protestant, I do not lift up a particular denomination
I have gone to Presbyterian, Methodist, Assembly of God, Church of God, many non-denominational
churches. Although I recognize some denominations as Christians i.e. Baptist, Lutheran, Nazarene, I
don't go to them due to some doctrinal differences.
I believe when one lifts up a particular denomination OR Catholic OR Orthodox, etc. they are not
following God, they are following doctrines of man. AND when one follows GOD we are to renew
our mind on the Bible (Word of God), thus if a priest, pastor, Pope, etc. says one thing & the Bible
something else, the Bible is right – not the priest, pope, Bishop, pastor.

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