Catholic Answers Live

From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking with Catholics to answer questions about the Faith from non-Catholics.

Questions Covered:

  • What did you just do in France? What was it like to be at D-Day commemoration at Omaha Beach in Normandy France?
  • Did you find the Catholic Faith Dead in France?
  • What should we think about the Papacy? Is the Pope beyong criticism?
  • 13:03 – Why don’t Catholics keep the Sabbath on Sunday?
  • 16:40 – Must I give up my King James Bible if I become Catholic?
  • 21:07 – I disagree with Catholic teaching of pagan gods and goddesses. Can you explain why John Paul II attended an interfaith summit that might have been people worshiping pagan gods?
  • 43:15 – I don’t think the Catholic Church has apostolic succession. When Christ said, upon this rock… he was simply referring to faith in Christ.
  • 49:54 – Did you travel before you became Catholic? How has being Catholic affected your traveling ministry?
  • 52:00 – Has the Catholic Church defined what is literal and figurative in the Bible? It seems like Scripture is all open to interpretation.
  • What about Eastern Orthodox Churches? Are they Catholic? What should we think of them?


Steve Ray describes the events in Jerusalem surrounding Christ’s Passion.

Screen Shot 2019-04-18 at 4.50.37 PMPeople asked 1) How long was Jesus on the Cross? 2)  How long was Jesus in the Tomb? and 3) Was Jesus clothed or naked during the crucifixion? I have written about all three of those topics HERE.

Questions Covered:

  • What was Jerusalem like during the Passion?
  • What was the population of Jerusalem?
  • Who were the enemies of Jesus?
  • What was the political mood?
  • 13:29 – How long was Jesus on the cross for?
  • 18:23 – Do we know where Jesus carried the cross or how far?
  • 23:01 – How likely is it that our Lord was crucified completely naked?
  • 30:01 – I just came back from the Holy Land. Is there a chance that the Temple could have been where the dome of the rock is today?
  • 34:56 – What is the official ruling on Jesus death and the timing of his resurrection? Did he rise after three days or did he rise on the third day?
  • 42:27 – It doesn’t seem like there would have been enough accommodations for that many people in the city. How was the number of 180,000 people reached?
  • 45:57 – The Passion movie shows damage being done to the temple when Jesus died. Is there evidence for this?
  • 47:44 – Was the Seder meal instituted before or after Jesus?
  • 50:13 – In the Passion that Mel Gibson directed, he portrays Satan as lurking around. Did Satan know that Jesus was going to die for our sins or was he unaware?

Resources Mentioned:


The Papacy, What the Pope Does and Why It Matters (Steve’s new book)

 February 25, 2019 – 7pm

Questions Covered:

  • 12:30 – If every bishop and priest is a successor of Peter, why is the bishop of Rome the sole successor of Peter?
  • 15:34 – Our pope was talking about the Mark of the Beast. How are we meant to understand this?
  • 22:34 – How do you justify Frances being called Pope when the Pope before him is still alive?
  • 35:37 – I want to clarify the orthodox position on the bishops. Also, if Christ gave Peter the keys of the Church, why isn’t he the Pope of Antioch?
  • 40:20 – Is there such a thing as an anti-pope?
  • 45:08 – Did the popes and bishops marry at first? If so, why did they stop doing that?
  • 49:12 – Why do we call the Pope the Holy Father when the bible says to call no man father?

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Questions We Answered on Catholic Answers Live: Steve Ray & Trent Horn – Tips for Defending the Faith

January 30, 2019

Tips for Defending the Faith – Live from the Legatus Summit in Orange County California Questions Covered: 02:50 – Where did Protestants wanting to convert Catholics come from? 09:03 – My daughter-in-law considers herself to be a humanist and doesn’t believe in God. She once said, “I guess I’m going to hell because I haven’t been baptized.” […]

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My Show on Catholic Answers Live – “Old Testament Saints”

January 17, 2019

We had a great time on Wednesday discussing Old Testament saints. Where were they before Christ died and rose, did Mary have OT heroes, are Adam and Eve saints and much more. I hope you enjoy this podcast. Click HERE to listen to the show. “The patriarchs, prophets, and certain other Old Testament figures have […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Q&A for Non-Catholics

September 27, 2018

Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live. You can listen HERE. Questions are only taken from Non-Catholics: 1. I am an Anglican with respect for Apostolic Tradition. How can I apply this in the midst of Evangelical influence? 2. In Revelation 20 it mentions “a thousand year period,” what is that referring […]

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Multiplication of Loaves a Miracle or Just a Lesson in Sharing?

July 29, 2018

When confronted with this at Mass a while ago I wrote a letter to the priest which became an article in Catholic Answers Magazine. Article HERE. The priest said there was no miracle when Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish. All he did was teach selfish people to share and they pulled extra loaves and fish from […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

May 11, 2018

Audio Link I know it shows Tim Staples and Jerry Usher, but the first half of this video is my show Q & A for Non-Catholics. For other listening options, click here. From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking […]

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Are You Born Again? Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

March 23, 2018

You can click here to listen to the show or click here for other listening options. Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Topic: “Are You Born Again?” 1.   What do you say if someone asks “Are you born again”?  What is the Catholic understanding of being Born Again? 2.   A former Catholic, now Evangelical […]

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Are You Born Again?

March 21, 2018

I posted this for the listeners of Catholic Answers Live on Wednesday evening, March 21. I will post the audio link as soon as it is available and a list of all the questions we answered. It seems that God is kind of predictable in a way :-) since He always starts new things in the […]

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Questions I Answered for Non-Catholics on Catholic Answers Live

January 23, 2018

On Friday we took to the phone to answer questions from non-Catholics. We had some great calls and responses. One in particular in which I defended the priesthood and seminarians against a charge that most were homosexuals. The Church Militant’s videos were referred to as reason this caller was not willing to become Catholic. Hope […]

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My Show on Catholic Answers Live: “Nativity from Joseph’s Perspective”

December 26, 2017

It was a lot of fun discussing the Nativity from a new angle — from St. Joseph’s perspective. Enjoy!

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Forum for Non-Catholics

October 11, 2017

To listen to the show where I answered questions from Non-Catholics, click HERE. For more listening options, click HERE. Questions Covered: 04:01 – How does someone like me begin to believe? How can you prove to me that God is real? 14:47 – How much money does the Catholic Church want you to contribute into the offering […]

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October 9, 2017
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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: Martin Luther & the “Reformation”

September 20, 2017

Martin Luther and the Protestant “Reformation” – or rather, “the Deformation”  Just back from a trip to Martin Luther sites in Germany, Steve Ray discusses the man, his ideas, and his effect on the Church. (PICTURE: Steve posting “500 Reasons to Be Catholic” on the Wittenberg Door in Wittenberg Germany. To watch the 2-minute video […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Q & A for Non-Catholics

August 22, 2017

Click HERE to listen to the show. It was fun with some longer answers with some very nice responses… 1) Liberal Critic: How can the Catholic mission be more about feeding the hungry and ending war as opposed to orthodoxy? 2) Sedevacantist: Do we have a higher obligation to follow the Church as it stands […]

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