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Steve Ray discusses the Catholic Church’s history of martyrs who refused to deny Christ.

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  • 18:20 – How can you historically prove that the writings of the martyrs are theirs? Do most Protestants believe that these writings existed and were true? 
  • 21:55 – How can we defend the bad practices of popes in the early Church?     
  • 32:00 – My sister in law is a Born Again Christian and she always ask what the basis is for why the martyrs are saints, and she singled out Maria Goretti, the rape victim. How can I respond? 
  • The phones were not working so Steve discussed martyrs and told stories of the martyrs and martyrdom to make the issue really come alive.

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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 their picnic baskets and shared them with everyone. The sharing was so generous that there was a whole lot left over.

jesus-feed-5000-300x225In John 6:1-14 it says Jesus fed 5,000 men plus women and children. When Jesus fed the 10,000+ people, he didn’t really do a miracle, right?

He just taught everyone to care and share, right? You’ve probably heard that homily, right?

The people had all brought picnic baskets which they kept hidden up under their robes.

Jesus convinced them all to pull out their picnic baskets to share with everyone else. The REAL miracle was not multiplying loaves and fish, but in teaching selfish people to share.

Isn’t that sweet? And after they shared their food Jesus taught them all to sing “Kum Ba Ya” and they joined in the liturgical dance. A good time was had by all! Or so say some trendy homilists!

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Well I had ENOUGH of that nonsense. I sat at Mass on Corpus Christi Sunday and heard the priest insult the intelligence of everyone in the church. He also insulted the Word of God and the tradition of the Church. He twisted the Gospel reading like a rubber nose.

I almost stood up to protest but my good wife said, “Steve, no! Go home and write!” So I did.

About 12 pages later I had written a very thorough response to the trendy priest and to all others who preach this nonsense. I sent a copy to the priest, to his bishop and to Catholic Answers. It was then published in the January 2008 issue of THIS ROCK Magazine.

CrossingTheTiberSm.jpgI hope this thorough rebuttal of nonsense will be copied and given to every homilist who insults us with such pablum. Hopefully we can put this insulting claptrap to bed once and for all.

For the whole article in THIS ROCK click here. My book CROSSING THE TIBER deals extensively with the Eucharist in the Old and New Testaments and the first five centuries of Christianity. You can learn more here.

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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?

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Are You Born Again?

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Questions I Answered for Non-Catholics on Catholic Answers Live

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