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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 very 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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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

by Steve Ray on May 11, 2018

IMG_6439From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking with Catholics while Steve Ray answers questions about the Faith from non-Catholics.

Questions Covered:

  • 07:41 – I think of the Holy Trinity with respect to humans as body, soul, and spirit; three parts but one whole. Is this an acceptable way of thinking of the Trinity?
  • 18:59 – I’m wondering if my Protestant marriage is recognized? Will it need to be recognized if I become Catholic?
  • 22:04 – I recently listened to four Catholic homilies and none preached about the love, grace, or mercy of the cross. I heard on EWTN that the main duty of a priest is to proclaim the gospel, so what’s the deal with these parishes and priests?
  • 30:40 – Did Mary need Jesus’s sacrifice if she was sinless?
  • 45:30 – What are the top three books that you would recommend about the importance of being Catholic over a Protestant?
  • 49:54 – I believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, is my understanding of the Trinity wrong?

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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 asked: “I was born Catholic but I never had a relationship with Jesus. I’m an Evangelical now and I want to know what Catholic would say if I asked them if they were born again?”

3.   I was told we should not read the Bible. What do you say?

4.   Are there two different and distinct baptisms? Is there a baptism of water and a separate baptism in the Holy Spirit?

5.   My sister won’t have her children baptized saying that they are fine until getting baptized later. How should I respond to her about infant baptism?

6.   What is the difference between Catholics and Protestants on the view of “faith and works”?

7.   A pastor from a small country Protestant church stopped by my house and told me if I prayed with him I would go to heaven and there was nothing that could cause me to lose my salvation. How would you respond to him?

8.   Where do we find the idea of water baptism and being born again in the Old Testament?

9.   What is the evidence that you have been born again since the Bible says “By their fruits you shall know them”?

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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! https://www.catholic.com/audio/cal/8331

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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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Steve on Catholic Answers Live

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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Questions I Answered On Catholic Answers Live – got a bit feisty at times!

July 20, 2017

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Wednesday. Topic: Scripture & Tradition -and Water & Infant Baptism Introductory Questions: Give us an update on filming your new documentary on Elijah and Elisha. What was the authority accepted by the first Christians? How is authority in New Testament based on authority in the Old Testament? Questions […]

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Defending the Eucharist: Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

June 14, 2017

This month my topic on Catholic Answers Live was “Defending the Eucharist.” You can listen here. Questions I Answered: 1. What did you believe about the Eucharist before you became Catholic? 2. What helped you understand the fullness of the teaching and why did you change? 3. The Bible also says Jesus is door, the […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live about the Resurrection

April 18, 2017

Questions I Answered on the Resurrection on Catholic Answers Live. You can listen on-line here or download podcasts here.  1.  Why does Paul say Peter was the first to see Jesus when the Gospels say it was Mary Magdalen? 2. Why did you call a priest a heretic? Or, was the resurrection a real physical […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: “Giving Yourself to God”

April 3, 2017

Here are the questions I answered Friday on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was “Giving Yourself to God. You can listen on-line, or access other listening/watching options here. ***************************** 1. Tell us about your first experience of “giving yourself to God” when you were a rebellious 17 year old. 2. How was your dad a good example? […]

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3 Radio Shows Today – including Catholic Answers Live

March 31, 2017

Busy day with radio. All the times are Eastern Time: ** Spirit Catholic Radio Morning Show  9:30 AM ** Terry & Jesse Show on EWTN  2:00 PM “Abraham: Father of Faith & Works and Sacrifice of Isaac” ** Catholic Answers Live   6 PM  “Giving Yourself to God”

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Mary’s Early & Later Life — The Real Mary on Catholic Answers Live

January 31, 2017

Questions I answered about Mary’s real life on Catholic Answers Live — it was a FUN show! To listen on-line, for podcasts and other listening options, click here.  (Photos: Top photo painted by James Tissot; bottom two pictures are actual photos of girls at the well in Nazareth over 100 years ago.) 1. Did Mary […]

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