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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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If you do need to contact Steve Ray personally he will try to respond but please understand that he receives about 100 e-mails a day and although he tries to respond to each one, his responses may be short, delayed, or impossible.

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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Michael Merante January 16, 2019 at 6:20 PM

Hi Steve,
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have many protestant friends and it is so hard to defend the faith with them. You have given me strength and a new vision.
I want to order some materials. Do you ship to Canada? Do you have a Canadian site.
God Bless,]
Michael Merante

STEVE RAY HERE: Yes, we ship to Canada! My store is here at http://www.SteveRaysStore.com. So glad my humble efforts have been a blessing to you. God bless!!

Al Flores January 19, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Where can I get your anology of the ship and the rafts in writing?
Thank you for all you do!
Al Flores
1-19-19

STEVE RAY HERE: Al, sorry but I don’t think that I have that analogy anywhere in writing. I know that it’s an audio in my conversion story sold on my website. Thanks for the prod because I do think I should put it in writing sometime.

Deacon Tom Fox January 23, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Hello Steve. Greetings and graces once again. You’ve been an interview guest on our podcast (link below) which is co-broadcast on our Catholic radio station (link below). We’re very thankful. BUT… I have another reason for reaching out. Would you be willing to consider (leading) a holy land tour next year which would, in part, be a (modest) fundraiser for our non-profit Catholic radio station? I’m sure the economics of your tours must favor your stipend needs, etc. But is there room to consider some sponsorship for our radio? Call, email or text (cell follows). Thanks very much. Blessings. Deacon Tom. 928-277-9851/cell http://www.kpihradio.com http://www.catholicvitamins.com

Steve Ray January 23, 2019 at 7:56 PM

Yes we can Deacon Tom. I will call you on Thursday.

Steve Ray January 23, 2019 at 9:02 PM

Yes, we can do this like we have for many others in the past. I will give you a call.

David McArthur January 29, 2019 at 10:55 AM

Besides Greek and Aramaic what other languages did the Apostles, including Paul, speak and write? Why didn't they use Latin since that was available? Why then does the Church use it. And No, it doesn't work for the faithful.

STEVE RAY HERE: Latin may have been spoken by some in Rome and was becoming the lingua franca of the time, but during the age of the apostles the language used around the world was Greek. Thus, the New Testament was written in Greek so the vast majority of literate people could read it. Later, Greek was eclipsed by Latin and that became the language of the Roman empire.

Paul most certainly spoke Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Greek and maybe his own dialect in Tarsus.

Gina Anelli February 22, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Thank you dear Steve for your love,efforts and coming home to the Catholic Church. What a blessing to so many. I am a64yr old “cradle catholic “ deepening my faith and loving every second of it. Tonight a beloved friend (born again) and I will be discussing your video. I want to gently show her the Scriptures supporting the true meaning of Baptism. Not sinners prayers etc…
God bless you for helping me..The best Catholics are converts sometimes.
Peace in Christ
Gina

Steve Ray February 24, 2019 at 5:34 AM

Thanks Gina. God bless you and prosper you!!

George February 26, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Praise be to Lord Jesus Christ!!

Dear Bro Steve
Peace;

This is George I am from India, presently addressing to you from the United Arab Emirates where I am employed.
I have the below concern and would appreciate if you cud shed some light to it.

Concern : Would ‘Eucharistic celebration’ be an appropriate synonym for the Holy Mass??

The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received.

(a) The whole Christ is really, truly, and substantially present in the Holy Eucharist. We use the words “really, truly, and substantially” to describe Christ’s presence in the Holy Eucharist in order to distinguish Our Lord’s teaching from that of mere men who falsely teach that the Holy Eucharist is only a sign or figure of Christ, or that He is present only by His power.

(b) The word “Eucharist” means “Thanksgiving.”

While The Mass is the Sacrifice of the New Law in which Christ, through the ministry of the priest, offers Himself to God in an unbloody manner under the appearances of bread and wine.

(a) The name “Mass” comes from the Latin word Missa meaning dismissal. In the early days of the Church the catechumens were asked to leave after the gospel and sermon were finished. The faithful, however, remained until they were dismissed after the sacrifice was completed. Then, as now, this was done by saying or singing Ite Missa Est. In the course of time the word Missa, or dismissal, was used to designate the entire sacrifice.

Shall await your kind reply.
Thank you
In Christ Jesus
George

Doug Peterson March 8, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Hello Steve,
Just heard you on EWTN radio with Teresa Tomeo (March 8 2019). You were great and I am sure you helped many Catholics that are struggling with the hierarchy at this time.
My wife and I have wanted to go on pilgrimage with you for many years. Glad to say we will be joining you in May and are even more excited now to join you. Can’t wait to meet you and Janet and to walk in the footprints of God.
Peace
Doug Peterson

Cody March 21, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Steve I came across this in your back and forth with Webster. Can you tell me what book Ambrose wrote that this comes from?

But Ambrose went on:
“ ‘The persecutor falls to the ground and into hell. Christ [falls] on the risen, Christ falls on the rock, Christ falls on the Church. Hear how Christ falls on the Church! In the background was Peter who followed him as he was led by the Jews to the house of Caiaphas, the head of the Synagogue. Peter is the one to whom he said: “You are Peter and on this rock I shall build my Church.” Where Peter is, there is the Church; where the Church is, there is no death, but eternal life [Ubi ergo Petrus, ibi Ecclesia; ubi Ecclesia, ibi nulla mors, sed vita aeterna]. And therefore he added: “And the gates of hell do not prevail over it, and I give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven.” Blessed [is that] Peter, over whom the gates of hell do not prevail, and before whom the door of heaven does not shut itself; on the contrary he destroyed the vestibules of hell, opened the celestial ones. Being placed on earth, he opened the heaven, closed the hell. There was in all this not a hint that what performed thos

STEVE RAY HERE:
Commentaries on Twelve of David’s Psalms [381-397 A.D.]

[38, 25] “We saw the Prince of Priests coming to us, we saw and heard Him offering His blood for us. We follow, inasmuch as we are able, being priests; and we offer the sacrifice on behalf of our people. And even if we are of but little merit, still, in the sacrifice, we are honorable. For even if Christ is not now seen as the one who offers the sacrifice, nevertheless it is He Himself that is offered in sacrifice here on earth when the Body of Christ [the Eucharist] is offered. Indeed, to offer Himself He is made visible in us, He whose word makes holy the sacrifice that is offered [on the altar at Mass].”

[40. 30] “It is to Peter himself that He says, ‘You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church [Mt 16: 18].” Where Peter is, there is the Church. And where the Church, no death is there, but life eternal.”

Bill Yates May 19, 2019 at 12:55 PM

DEAR BILL, COMMENTS IS WORKING AND YOUR COMMENT IS POSTED BELOW.

Dear Steve, The comment facility isn't working on the page where you discuss which bible translation to use and the difficulties involved in translation so I hope you don't mind me posting it here and also hope the comment is valid:

And the difficulties also occur in the English translation of the Missal. How we got 'And also with you' from 'Et cum spiritu tuo' is a mystery. It fits neither the literal nor the dynamic model where the sense has been completely lost. Similarly, the translation of 'For Many/For All' in the Eucharistic Prayer. In the Greek I the word used was polloi, not pante and in the Vulgate multos not totus. Again this fails both the literal and dynamic definitions and was presumably used by the translators to suit their own political/theological bias rather than translate accurately what Jesus is reported as saying the Gospel??

Christina May 31, 2019 at 4:35 AM

Praise the Lord Bro,
I am Christina. i watched your talk at Magnificat about your conversion to Catholic. It was inspiring to hear because i was also convinced that Protestants were right in conversion of Catholics. thank you so much for your insights on this. Now i know i m on right Path.

Aimee Fleming June 7, 2019 at 10:28 PM

Thanks be to God. Heard the warning talk at Steubenville regarding Islam. 4am public call to prayer/theocracy within a democracy? Surely against US law? An imam (Mario Joseph) who converted to Catholicism a good resource. Knows Koran backward and forward. Sends warnings too regarding the Love Jihad. Muslim men allowed to marry Christian women but allowed up to 4 wives and to beat, separate, divorce. Bad news. Says alert all the churches.

Paul Villarreal June 21, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Hello Steve,
Ive contacted you before and I want to get more resources on deliverance and healings from a Catholic perspective. My brother and I were born Catholic, attended a Catholic parochial school & high school. For about 8 years I began supporting Televangelists like Benny Hinn etc because of healing miracles. For about a year I’ve come back to the Catholic Church thanks to your videos. You referred me to St Andrews Bassette and I have been asking for his intercession along with our Blessed Mother for complete recovery. I also asked for St Dymphna for intercession due to nervous and mental stresses issues I have due to Tinnitus like symptoms. My brother has become a Bible Believing Christian and is fired up due to healing and deliverances. His wife wants to become a Chaplain. I want to be healed completely to share that the Catholic approach is also powerful and effective and also bring him back home to the Catholic Church. Is there any other resources that can help? Ps. One day we will meet because my goal is to go on one of your trips to Isreal..

Steve Ray June 22, 2019 at 5:08 PM

Paul:

Sorry but I don’t have any other resources off the top of my head. I’m actually running through an airport right now. I know there are a lot of sources and I just heard of a man who is being prepared for canonization soon who is healed tens of thousands of people who is a very humble man. Sorry I don’t know his name but a lot of this you could search on the Internet. Also, I would suggest you Visit my free Discussion Board at http://forums.avemariaradio.net/ I am sure that many people there will no other resources and be able to help you.

LEONARD HEATH June 26, 2019 at 9:02 AM

My 40 year old son asked me a question about the catholic faith a few months ago that I could not answer. We are both cradle catholics, but have not attended mass in years. I realized that I let him down and started to search for answers. After viewing your conversion story, I went straight to Confession on April 26. and received the Body and Blood of Christ the next day. I feel that my eyes are opened again and that my problems with porn and selfishness are going away. I continue to learn daily and am now answering my sons questions. The Holy Spirit, through your lectures, has lit a fire in me. I am forever grateful to you and Janet.

STEVE RAY HERE: Leonard, I could not have received a nicer message to start the day. So grateful that my humble efforts have had an impact on your life. Welcome back home! And may your son come back home too. God bless you both! Thanks for writing!

LEONARD HEATH June 28, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Having worked as a computer programmer analyst for a large bank, the data from an ATM is encrypted, sent to the banks mainframe where it is decrypted and processed. The Word of God appears encrypted to me most of time, and it’s frustrating. Thank You Holy Spirit for Steve and Janet. You are the decryptors of the word, and a blessing to us all.

LEONARD HEATH July 30, 2019 at 11:14 AM

Thank you for the gifts. I am stronger by them. I want to donate monthly. There must be an easier way than the mail. I’m not looking for additional gifts, what I am receiving is peace of heart, mind and soul. Thank you for what you do.

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