Contact Steve

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.


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

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Juan Rodriguez December 12, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Dear Steve

I would love to bring you to New York for a Conference. We would like to know how much it would cost to bring you to New York. What will be the best time? What topic you have in your collection of conference would be good for a Parish that may need an intro to the Catholic faith. I would be inviting people from our cluster, and throughout of New York and possibly in New Jersey. Please Mr. Ray, we would like to bring to New York.

Please contact me at 718-392-0011/ 718-937-5174/ 347-901-3155.
You can also e-mail me

Thank you for reading my letter and blessed Advent and Christmas to you and your family.

Juan Rodriguez
Pastoral Associate

Juan Rodriguez December 15, 2011 at 1:20 AM

Dear Steve

Received a call from Mr. J. Ray. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CALL. As for the dates, I was looking on your site for dates, just to compare what does you would work for you and for us. Your e-calendar was giving me problems, it would malfunction.

The Months I would like to throw at you would be June, July, August, – Probably September or October to give us time to promote in our area, our cluster and throughout the New York area.

This would be the first time having this event, or in my experience my first time setting it up. Definitely will call to get more details. Your site gives me some leads. Did some research on the Hotel as the one you work with the most is just a 50 Blocks from our area – nearest to Laguardia Airport.

I am also connecting with my contacts to see if they will sponsor this event, so that we may provide the money in time for Steve’s visit.

Please send me an idea for Sept or Oct. that way I can present the plans to my Pastor. I am looking forward in hearing from you, and I hope before you get this email that I can call you.

God bless you and keep you safe.

Juan Rodriguez

Basil Peutalo December 22, 2011 at 4:29 AM

I am interested in keeping in touch with this website and especially with you Steve Ray. I am a Catholic from a third world where Catholic faith is thriving but on milk. The materials and discussions on this and other Catholoc sites have really attracted my interest and keenness to learn more from them.

I hope I can keep in touch and learn more on the faith.

God Bless you all and Very Merry Christmas!!

luiz camacho December 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM





Jamie January 2, 2012 at 5:10 AM

Dear Mr. Steve Ray,

Good Day sir!

I have a thesis project and I have chosen this topic “Catholic beliefs on After Life” Is this topic okay?
Or is it disrespectful for our Catholic Faith?
– maybe because we shouldn’t talk about things beyond our knowledge or things which God is the only one who knew?

Any comments bad or good is very much welcomed. Your reply would be deeply appreciated. Thank You so much! More Power!

Sincerely yours,


Sharon Lobo January 7, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Dear Steve
I just read your article on the Epiphany. Yes Luke’s Gospel account of the Nativity is Mary’s recollection of events. I was looking up the ‘Black Madonna’ ‘Our Lady of Poland’ – St. Luke painted the portrait of Our Lady on a tabletop fashioned by Jesus in his carpenter days and while he was painting her, she recounted the whole story to him.

Jessie V January 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Hi Mr. Ray!
Love your Footprints videos and your writings. Praying for the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage with you someday too! Recently my son shared a new YouTube video that has become frighteningly popular, in fact the idea it perpetuates has become popular too. It is “I hate religion, I love Jesus”. It suggests that Jesus hates religion too, and came to abolish religion!!! I would give you the link but I don’t want to give these ideas any more publicity… I am sure you could find it in a search, I just don’t want to give it free advertising on your website. I know that much of what the young poet says is false and based on an improper personal interpretation of the Bible, however, I wondered if you had any writings on this whole idea. We are surrounded with a very strong Protestant base of folks in our small town in Central California and this idea my sons friends are latching onto seems very dangerous. Any books, pamphlets,CDs or writings you have or could recommend on this topic would be great! Thank you and God Bless you and your work!!

katy ward January 28, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Quick question..
is the Hebrew root word for sheep pen the same as for the Holy of Holies?

I tried to analyze the two words in Hebrew and got nowhere.

Thank you.

Terri Padilla February 18, 2012 at 1:50 AM

Wondering if enough money was raised to finish the dvd series.
Terri Padilla
Midland, TX

Frank February 24, 2012 at 5:21 AM

Check out this amazing website which shows the scale of the universe from the smallest things we know to the unimagineably large. This demonstrates the power of God and helps poor sinners like me rememeber that without God I am nothing but a specle of dust.

Mrs CelineFrancySomi February 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

sir, greetings , Iam watching the program in shalom TV It is really improving the catholic belives .

Frank February 28, 2012 at 5:25 AM


Scientifically this is big news and could be of interest to some of your readers. In the Jan 2012 edition of New Scientist (magazine) it was stated that scientists are now facing up to the problem of the universe having a beginning – until recently they could postulate that it was eternal and the main theories to support this were “eternal inflation” and “multiverses”. However, as the article reports, the problem (for them) is that the equations didnt work when tested and they are now back where they started with a creation event!

The New Scientist article is here (but you will need a log in so i have pasted the article in full below)

Article in full

Why physicists can’t avoid a creation event

The big bang may not have been the beginning of everything – but new calculations suggest we still need a cosmic starter gun. You could call them the worst birthday presents ever. At themeeting of minds convened last week tohonour Stephen Hawking’s 70th birthday- loftily titled “State of the Universe” – two bold proposals posed serious threats to our existing understanding of the cosmos.One shows that a problematic object called a naked singularity is a lot more likely to exist than previously assumed (see ” Naked black-hole hearts live in the fifth dimension”). The other suggests thatthe universe is not eternal, resurrecting the thorny question of how to kick-start the cosmos without the hand of a supernatural creator.

While many of us may be OK with the idea of the big bang simply starting everything, physicists,including Hawking, tend to shy away from cosmic genesis. “A point of creation would be a place where science broke down. One would have to appeal to religion and the hand of God,” Hawking told themeeting, at the University of Cambridge, in a pre-recorded speech. For a while it looked like it might be possible to dodge this problem, by relying on models such as an eternally inflating or cyclic universe, both of which seemed to continue infinitely in the past as well asthe future. Perhaps surprisingly, these were also both compatible with the big bang, the idea that theuniverse most likely burst forth from an extremely dense, hot state about 13.7 billion years ago.However, as cosmologist Alexander Vilenkinof Tufts University in Boston explained last week, that hope has been gradually fading and may now be dead. He showed that all these theories still demand a beginning. His first target was eternal inflation. Proposed byAlan Guthof the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981, inflationsays that in the few slivers of a second after the big bang, the universe doubled in size thousands of times before settling into the calmer expansion we see today. This helped to explain why parts of the universe so distant that they could never have communicated with each other look the same. Eternal inflation is essentially an expansion of Guth’s idea, and says that the universe grows at this breakneck pace forever, by constantly giving birth to smaller “bubble” universes within an ever-expandingmultiverse, each of which goes through its own initial period of inflation. Crucially, some versions of eternal inflation applied to time as well as space, with the bubbles forming both backward .But in 2003, a team including Vilenkin and Guth considered what eternal inflation would mean for the Hubble constant, which describes mathematically the expansion of the universe. They found that the equations didn’t work “You can’t construct a space-time with this property,” says Vilenkin. It turns out that the constant has a lower limit that prevents inflation in both time directions. “It can’t possibly be eternal in the past,” says Vilenkin.”There must be some kind of boundary.”

Jackie March 22, 2012 at 1:58 PM

I listen to you often on Relevant Radio and love listening to you talk about the saints as if they are your personal friends and family. For this reason I am contacting you for recommendations. My daughter’s class will be preparing for Confirmation next year. I know part of that is selecting a saint name. Many years ago when I was confirmed there was no guidance on selecting a name. I’d like to provide the kids with a book or two regarding saints that will get them thinking ahead for confirmation. My thought is to get the books to them this summer so they have time to read and reflect before classes start in the fall.

Can you recommend some books and also websites that discuss the saints?

Thanks very much for your help.



David Mackin July 4, 2012 at 4:22 PM

At this morning’s Mass at Holy Family in Orlando for the closing of the Fortnight we had all the priests (3 active and 1 retired) plus 2 Deacons celebrating. Awesome Mass! One of the deacons (a retired state appeals court judge) did the Homily and stressed how God is so centered in our nation and how important are this year’s elections are, (rare standing ovation after a homily). You would’ve love to have been there! Happy blessed 4th of July to you and your family. Thank you for all that you do!
God bless you,
David Mackin

Christina Shurina August 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Dear Mr. Ray
I am sorry to hear about your father! Lily, a lady from the Knoxville area, directed me to your site for the first time today. She said she has gone on a trip to the Holy Land with you, and send her prayers and best wishes.

Lily and I started talking when she was trying to set up Lighthouse CDs at her local Church. I have been giving them away, so her number was forwarded to me. You have just a few talks distributed by Lighthouse, and I was wondering, if I bought in quantity and then give them away free, could I receive a cheaper price? Depending on the price, I might be interested in 50 to 100 of many of your complete talk CDs. If you think of each talk/CD as a seed of faith being planted for eternal glory, together we can be a dandelions in God’s garden. I know I might not be the prettiest of God’s flowers, yet I love to plant seeds. Thank you for all you have done so far!

May God continue to bless us,

Michael Joyce, ofm October 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM

PEACE! “Therefore, in order to say a little about this dark night, I shall trust neither to experience nor to knowledge, since both may fail and deceive; but, while not omitting to make such use as I can of these two things, I shall avail myself, in all that, with the Divine favour, I have to say, or at the least, in that which is most important and dark to the understanding, of Divine Scripture; for, if we guide ourselves by this we shall be unable to stray, since He Who speaks therein is the Holy Spirit. And if in aught, I stray, whether through my imperfect understanding of that which is said in it or of matters unconnected with it, it is not my intention to depart from the sound sense and doctrine of our Holy Mother the Catholic Church; for in such a case I submit and resign myself wholly, not only to her command, but to whatever better judgment she may pronounce concerning it. (St. John of the Cross, Ascent of Mount Carmel, Prologue, no. 2, p. I I in the E. Allison Peers translation, The Newman Press, Westminster, Maryland.)
I loved Crossing the Tiber

Lee Sacre November 14, 2012 at 11:34 PM

is there a floating holy rock in Jerusalem? a rock that is floating in air?

Josh December 25, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Hi Steve,

I’m not sure if you keep up with boxing, but Manny Pacquiao, who was well known for being Catholic, was converted by Rick Warren. His conversion story from what I’ve seen, shows his lack of understanding of our faith and claims that Catholicism did not help him overcome his own sinfulness. Of course the media is eating this up and many anti-Catholics will be using this as ammunition.

The point I am getting to is that, I think that Catholicism doesn’t have enough of a strong influence in mainstream media, and the one Catholic who was very well known (for being Catholic) was converted. I would like to request that, maybe, you can approach him and talk to him like Rick Warren did. Manny, is after all, still a brother, and we cannot sit idly by while others like Rick Warren are converting Catholic celebrities.

Well, it’s only a request :D and I pray that God will guide you in your decision. God bless :)

Peggy White January 31, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Dear Mr. Ray,
My husband and I would like to go on a pilgrimage to Israel. My husband is an Evangelical. I was an Evangelical up until 2008 when I returned to the Catholic Faith with my husband’s blessings. He would tend toward going with someone like Joel Rosenburg. I ofcourse lean toward you. Have you had other Evangelicals on your pilgrimage and if so how does it work out for them?
God bless your ministry.

Bob Wait February 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Just a comment about Petros/Petra. Maybe the Greek would approximate “You are Rochelle and on this rock …” when the gender slant would be more like ‘Rocky’ or ‘Rock’.

Bob Wait (a recent member of your Jan/Feb Pilgrimage)

Caleb February 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your wonderful and awesome ministry! You are inspiration to me, especially the love and cheerful passion you have when defending the Faith.

I have a quick question that occurred to me while listening to your talk about neopaganism at Franciscan University. Do you have any reference to writings about pagans during the Roman Empire in which they described the practices of the early church. This will be a great additional resource to fellow non-catholic christians that shows that the early christians where very Catholics.

Cheers and God Bless!

darren longboat March 31, 2013 at 10:10 AM

just finished breakfast with the family after Easter Sunday mass at our Lady of Victory Basilica. during mass i thought of you and the great pilgramage to the holy land and wanted to say A BIG THANK YOU for guiding us and so many to and through the holy land! Happy Easter to you and your family

Teresa White April 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Steve I just wanted to ask you about the letter you wrote to your father about becoming Catholic but being raised Baptist I was raised Baptist also and have become Catholic and my mother is against it so I would like to writ her a letter also to help her understand it Please help me to help her.

Thank you
Teresa White

Gwen Brown April 4, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Last night, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a talk that St John the Baptist in New Brighton offered where I could hear Steve in person. What a thrill! He lays the truth out about the Catholic Church being the One True Church in such a simple-to-express format that now I can tell anti-Catholics, friends who have questions, and my soon-to-be daughter-in-law who came into the Church at this years’s Easter Vigil (who I was sponsor for) additional information about how fortunate and blessed she is to be in Jesus’ true Church. Thank you, Steve, for your gift and sacrifices to witness and explain our beautiful faith in an easy-to-understand, picturesque explanations of the Holy Land, and love of the faith to all of us. What a gift you are! I live about 45 minutes from New Brighton and really wish my parish would look into having Steve talk at our church as well! God Bless always!

Al Thomas April 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Peace be to You Steve,

May I know if when in Jacksonville (april 15th) will you have for sale your CD’s Born Again, Your Conversion Story (would this be the same story as on the CD Finding The Fullness of Faith by lighthouse) and other stuff?

God Bless and wish you a Peacefull and Safe trip,

Dr. Thomas

Edwin Dsouza April 6, 2013 at 6:09 AM

Dear Steve,
Small Question – Is there mention in the Scriptures about the Birth Of The Muslim Prophet Muhamad ?

Thanks n God Bless Hope to see u again in Mumbai.

Julia June 1, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Hello, I have a book to recommend which I have bought for my mother. She liked it a lot as it presents Pope Francis in a simple and warm way, ideal for those who may wish to reconvert.
Here is the link if you would like to post an advert on your blog.ù
Thank you very much for the kind attention.
Best regards,

Julia Gillman

Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis in Rome

Lawrence Leach September 15, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Steve I don’t Know if you and Janet are out of the country, but if you are not and your scheadual is opne on Sept. 22, 13 around 6pm we would like to invite the both of you to the premear of The Real One Nation Under God, at the imagine theator in Novi. We really need some input on the film.

larry leach September 16, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Thank for the reply Stephen, have a blessed trip with everyone will keep you all in prayer Larry

Lee Furtak September 18, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Greetings Steve, would it be possible to get an address for you as my priest, Father Lawrence Smith, would like to send you some materials to you for your consideration.

Thank you, Lee Furtak

Norman L.Pelletier Jr. September 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Deat Steve,are coming to Norwich,Ct.on the 28th or the 29th of sept.


tom mcmahon baraga broadcasting December 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Hi Steve and Janet

We would like you to speak in the Indian River Michigan area I know you have family in the area which would make it more convient, Please contact me and let me know if that is doable.
Tom McMahon Baraga Broadcasting
989 306 3168
Your coming is important to a lot of people up here,so i will become like the widow bugging the judge.

God Bless you and your family

Tom McMahon

STEVE RAY HEREIf you fill out a simple form that we have on my website my son Jesse will get that form. He manages all my speaking and traveling and may be you and he could set something up for early July when we usually come to Indian River.

Chris Sommer December 22, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Steve, I tried to search your website but couldn’t find anything about JOSEPH (Jesus’s stepfather). Do we have any writings or traditions that tell us anymore about Joseph then the little bit we read about in the Bible?

PS THANK YOU for being you. My mother prayed for over 20 years that I’d leave Fundamentalism and return to The Church. Oh I was very rude to her at times, since she didn’t know the bible (I was so arrogant…ugh). With the witness of Al Kresta and a friend giving me some CD’s of a conference you made, I was able to return and embrace so many things I was turned-off by (turned off only because as a Catholic in the 80’s there was not a solid teaching to understand and defend the Faith)… Peace to you and your loved-ones.

Judy Schwartz January 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Dear Steve,

I have a problem my 12 year old son who is currently 7th grader at a Catholic school has decided to write a paper on how “True Communism” is the ideal political system, first practiced by monk and religious centuries ago. Everyone works and everyone gets what they need. His history teacher is ok with his rough draft and has initiated that he could have this be his major paper for the semester. His religion teacher told me she mention that a good thing that came out of Hitler was due to his experiments with children we came to know their nutritional needs! These 2 teachers don’t want to discourage his creative process and are happy he is showing maturity in writing on a mature topic. WOW!! My older daughter finds contempt with his reasoning and has told him he is completely wrong and not to embarrass our family by writing such untruths. We have talked over the years about the causes and effects of WW2 as a family. We watched Hunger Games with him and pointed out that this is a portrayal of post-modern communism and how it demeans the human person. He also plays a game on the internet called “Nation States” where he creates his own country and its rules as he wishes. Since he knows we disapprove he is not willing to hear us. Any resources to help us form him, something to watch or read something from a Pope? Thanks for your time.

Maria Lopez Mota January 27, 2014 at 4:49 PM


I would like to ask your mother to pray for my friend Steve W. in the hopes that it will work with him as it did with you! :)

May you send me your mailing address?

God bless you.

Todd February 9, 2014 at 10:14 PM

I am a recent convert to the catholic faith. I currently live in Malta with my fiance, she and I are both blind and are to be wed on 8 March 2014. Actually she is the person who has inspired me to live a better life and leave my lutheran roots. Also she is the same person who introduced me to your programmes. Considering the time difference we are not able to always hear your talks but we do try and listen to you on EWTN through tune in radio as much as we can. God’s Blessing and I hope that we are able to meet one day.

Craig Johnson February 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Steve, we are doing a bible study on John at our Church and we are just getting to 1 John 5: 16-17. it would appear that John is describing the difference between Venial and Mortal Sin, One that you can pray for forgiveness and the other that you would need to Confess to someone. I have searched for some commentary on these versus and get a very convoluted answer from Protestant sources none of them deal with a difference between the types of sin or with a good way to remedy a mortal sin. Can you direct me to a good Catholic commentary on these versus.

David McCleary March 6, 2014 at 6:43 AM

Dear Mr Ray,

I’m an Australian Catholic living in London and your number one fan. I’m taking my 2 oldest kids to Rome for the Canonisations on 27 April and I heard on a recent Catholic Answers podcast that you’ll be there with one of your tours. I know you’re extremely busy but I’d love to just say a quick G’day and shake your hand. There will probably be a million people trying to get into St Peter’s Square but there’s aways a chance I run into you. I’ll be carying an Australian and Papua New Guinean flag.

Your brother in Christ
Dave McCleary

Andy Boyd March 17, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Hi Steve,

We are planning to attend an “Easter Concert” this Saturday in Kalamazoo entitled “Lamb of God”. We just learned that many, if not all, of the performers are Mormon. Do you know any thing about this concert?


Rhonda Borelli March 25, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Hi Steve – My husband and I were on your Feb 9-18 Holy Land Pilgrimage. Would it be possible for us to purchase more of the olive-wood rosaries made by the nuns in the Holy Land in order to continue our support for them? Our Catholic gift shop is interested in selling them and in so doing letting others know about those Christians persecuted in the Holy Land. Please let me know how we could do so.
Thank you

STEVE RAY HERE: Yes, we can do that. We will communicate by email.

Mets March 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM

love what you do, Steve. Your website is a treasure trove of great Catholic articles. wonder why a number of the hyperlinks are dead ends – Peter and Keys, etc. can’t wait to go through your site with all the links open. one of these days, i will take another Holy Land pilgrimage but this time with your group. thank you. thank you. thank you.

dennis montgomery April 9, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Hey Steve,
Got ur books. Love Crossing the Tiber. I give copies to protestant friends. Would be nice to have a CD or DVD made of you talking directly to non catholics about the Catholic Faith. Seems like most apologists direct their books and CD’s towards educating catholics. Just a thought.
Hope to go on a trip with you sometime. Saw you in Jerusalem a couple of years ago.
God Bless

Renee Villa July 25, 2014 at 1:36 AM

Hello Steve,
Currently, I am wrestling with my spiritual journey. I found your conversion story very moving. I am a Baptist Minister. I have been serving as a Pastor for over 8 years. I served four years as a Army Chaplain. However, with many questions and realizing the loss of tradition and reverence for God in Christian Church I have been praying to God to help me lead my family in a Sacred Holy Church that is going to have reverence for God. I am really hurting. Please call me or email me at your earliest convenience.
(209) 500-8434 /

monica July 29, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Dear Steve and Janet
Please join me in praying for the young baptized Catholic men in my family and in the world, who seem to be swaying in the breeze. I sometimes say to my friends “Where have all our priests/priestly vocations gone? To protestant churches…where they become very active…” We are praying God to keep those who are still with us and bring the others home so that the Eucharist can be celebrated everywhere.
Thank you

Joan Sirois August 6, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Hello Steve, I am having kind of a hard time contacting someone to order some of your “The Footprints of God” Cds. I want so bad to order some. Please give me the Best way to contact someone so that I can order some of your DC’s as soon as possible.. Thank you so much! Joan Sirois

Joan Sirois August 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Please send me the Best way to contact someone about ordering Steve Rays “Footprints of God” CD’s. Thank You!

Humberto Gomez September 5, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Hello, Mr Ray, First I want to express my admiration to your work, and your inspiring testimony, I know that maybe your not respond my email, and i Understand why, more than a question, i have a concern, I’m from Colombia, living in south Florida, I’m trying to live my faith the best I can, and learn about it, like you, sometimes i like to know what other “Christians” say about us Catholics, in the Latin country’s, new churches and sects , who call themselves Christians, many times stated that Constantine found the Catholic “sect” and make Christianity a pagan Religion, also many stated that the popes where pagan, and corrupt, is there any serious document, book, or any other resource that help to deny with valid arguments all this accusations? also my thinking is there we need in our local Churches people prepared to teach others all this topics, so when someone come to challenge our faith, we can defend with love, compassion but with knowledge our beautiful and rich Catholic Faith, I apologize for my English, and I hope you understand what i meant in my message , I will Pray for you and your family, and your great Ministry.

With Respect

Humberto Gomez

Debbie douglas February 22, 2015 at 11:26 PM

Dear Steve,
I just listened to your conversion story and was so touched by you and your wife’s crying at the Mass.

I’m currently in RCIA at Ss. Cyril & Methodius and heard you speak at the apologetics conference there last month…what a blessing it was. I too often cry at the Mass . I won’t share my conversion story here but just wanted to share a moment I had at a particular Mass. It was a Mass were they celebrated us RCIA students and we were sitting in front and it has a “packed house”. Fr. John was right in front of me serving Communion, I noticed he kept looking up, I suspect to see if the line was ending soon because he was working so hard….and I just knew he was doing as Jesus commanded St. Peter….”feed my sheep”. I felt so completely blessed by this moment, it too made me weep.

Thanks for sharing your story. And please pray for my Protestant husband and friends.

God Bless,


joe slusarczyk February 23, 2015 at 9:41 AM

Hi Steve, If Peter is our first pope in the Catholic church are we to assume that He and all the other writers of the new testament are also Catholic’s? Do you have or could you do a documentary on why the writers of the New Testament are indeed Catholic’s? Or would this offend our Protestant friends………please let me know. Thanks Joe

JOE: STEVE RAY HERE: The first time the title “Catholic Church” was used was about 107 AD by St. Ignatius of Antioch who was a disciple of the Apostles and ordained by Peter. His use of the title Catholic demonstrates that it was in common use in the early Church. Yes, the early Church was catholic which means “universal.’ I wouldn’t worry about offending, I would be more concerned with telling the whole truth which our Protestant brothers and sisters need to know.

Jeffrey Stumpf March 7, 2015 at 8:53 PM


I attended the Appleton, Wisconsin Esto Vir conference today at St. Pius X Parish Church today and loved your talks. Thanks to God for what you converts bring to the Church! I am a revert that is doing my best to be involved in the church that I dearly love. And … it was the Eucharist that brought me back. I love reading the word of God as a lector, and giving out communion is such a blessing, but receiving Christ in communion is so profound I still often weep at the meaning of it. Among other things I am studying to be a Secular franciscan. Anyway, thank you for what you’re doing, and please don’t stop anytime soon.


Lord may your word always be on my mind, on my lips and in my heart.

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