Update:   One comment, representative of many, after my talk:

Hi Steve, We spoke briefly Fri night in the fieldhouse and you were somewhat anxious about your main presentation on Sat. And yet, you received the most enthusiastic ovation afterward. I really appreciate your remarks, all of them. You needed to speak forcefully and you did so. It was so clear that your remarks were very well received. Keep going. And I often go to Robert Spencer’s site for a sobering analysis of many events.


I am at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for their yearly Defending the Faith Conference.

I remember going to that conference 24 years ago right my conversion and how amazed I was to find all these lively Catholics. They were studying the Bible, defending the faith — they were even singing! I was proud to be in such good company and …

… never would I have dreamed I’d be invited back at least 10-12 times to gives talks myself!

Today I will be giving two talks. The first is a primary talk to 1,500 folks; the 2nd is a workshop.  I warned them the talks would be politically-incorrect but they still said m, “Let’s do it!” I admire Dr. Scott Hahn and the team for that  and for the excellent conference is that they provide.

8D8E3E12-6F04-4167-AD6B-55643E146A34At 9:30 AM this morning I will be giving a talk in titled “Islam: What Every Infidel Should Know.” It’s high time we pull our heads out of the sand and start being honest and realistic about what’s really going on in the world.

I’m recommending an excellent article by Robert Spencer ( who has written widely on Islam and has an excellent article entitled “Do We Worship the Same God?“ Published in First Things Magazine.

Also, my friend Andre Villeneuve, who I first met in Jerusalem when he lived there, has written an excellent article explaining Islam and how we as Catholics need to understand and respond to it. I highly recommend you read it:

My second talk is entitled “Swimming Upstream: Living a Catholic Life in a Pagan World.”  I’ve given this talk a lot of times and it’s always well received with lots of good stories and a bit scary as I take people back to the first centuries to experience the persecution of the early Christians.

Pray for me!



Derya Little grew up in a culturally Muslim household in Turkey, but when her parents divorced, it caused her to question everything, including the tenets of Islam. Studying it critically for herself, she was put off by its treatment of women, its chaotic history, and the master/slave relationship between Allah and his followers.

She rejected God altogether until she met some Evangelical Christians who had both convincing arguments and compelling witnesses. However, the more she studied Christianity, the more she began to wonder about the question of who had the authority to interpret Scripture, and a study of history and theology eventually helped lead her to the Catholic Church.


Speaking on Islam at Steubenville

by Steve Ray on June 18, 2018

In July I’m speaking at the Defending the Faith Conference at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

B62364C9-E7FD-4516-BFCF-CD154FBD6B43My main topic is VERY politically incorrect. “Islam: What Every Infidel Should Know.”

I will also be giving my talk “Swimming Upstream, Living a Catholic Life in a Non-Christian World.”

I’m sharing what I’ve learned from many years in Muslim countries and the teachings of the Church before modern times. Hope you can join us. Visit


Chaldean Christian Driver from Iraq

April 19, 2018

We take the Metro Cars back-and-forth to the airport for all our multiple flights. I make sure we never take more than 10 minutes to get a conversation started about the things that matter most — Christianity and the Catholic Church. Today on our way to the airport to fly to Milan Italy to pick […]

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A Look at the World’s 50 Most Anti-Christian Countries

January 27, 2018

Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2018 / 11:55 am (CNA/EWTN News). There are more than 215 million persecuted Christians worldwide according to the 2018 World Watch List, Open Doors USA’s annual ranking of the 50 worst countries for violence and persecution against Christians. The report found that one in twelve Christians worldwide are victims of violent persecution. […]

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“What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right”

January 20, 2018

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right By Karin McQuillan writing for American Thinker Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town.  Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health.  That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of […]

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Jesus was NOT Crucified or Killed: Quran, Sura 4

October 26, 2017

by Fr. George W. Rutler “That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety […]

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Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev has a warning for the West

October 26, 2017

By Elizabeth Scalia | Sep 25, 2017 “Before 1917 nobody ever proposed that the collapse of a centuries-old Christian empire would happen…” Participating in a London conference on the topic of “The Christian Future of Europe,” Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, head of the External Relations Departments of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate, spoke on September […]

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In Memory of the Battle of Lepanto

October 8, 2017

In 1571 in the Bay of Patras in Greece, the Christians of  Europe pushed back and utterly defeated the Muslims pressing north from Africa. Had this Sea battle been lost the whole course of history and the Western World would look very different. We would all be speaking Arabic and worshiping Allah. Pope Pius V called […]

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9/11/2001 “Lest We Forget (or forgot)”

September 11, 2017

No need to upset anyone, but you won’t see this on TV. But lest we forget – or for those who’ve never seen it – here is the video of the planes hitting the World Trade Center. I remember exactly where I was – and with all America we were glued to the TV screens. […]

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Jesuit Scholar: Islamic Extremists Are the True Muslims

August 13, 2017

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. Jun 16, 2017 Islamic extremists who carry out acts of terror are simply applying what their faith requires of them, according to Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, an Islamic scholar of the Egyptian Greek Melkite rite. In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Boulad said that “Islam is an […]

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Prepare for the Skyline of the Future: Islam!

July 1, 2017

I wrote this about two years ago while in Adana Turkey and thought it worthy to post again, especially since I am seeing it again, everywhere I go in the world. I my country hometown in Michigan the Muslims have built the largest mosque in America. But I shouldn’t get ahead of my story. Europe […]

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Urge Catholic School NOT to Fire Catholic Teacher for Quoting Saint John Bosco on Islam

May 16, 2017

Can political correctness get worse than this? Mark Smythe Fact #1: Mark Smythe is a well-liked Catholic teacher at Blessed Trinity Catholic School in Ocala, Florida. He recently used Saint John Bosco’s writing on Islam in his 6th grade social studies class. Fact #2: The leftist Huffington Post found out that Saint John Bosco’s writings […]

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Catholic Enablers of Islam

May 4, 2017

Catholic Enablers of Islam by WILLIAM KILPATRICK in Crisis Magazine I recently wrote a piece about the civilizational struggle with Islam. In response, a reader asked for some specific practical ways that Catholics could resist Islam. I replied with a short list of steps Church leaders could take: Break off dialogue with Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups such as […]

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How his Beloved Koran Made him a Christian

April 24, 2017

This is a short but powerful testimony how this Muslim came to Christ by reading his beloved Koran. Should be shared with Christians and Muslims everywhere.

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But Aren’t the Majority of Muslims Peaceful? Yes, but… A Powerful 3 Minute Video

April 2, 2017

Yes, the majority of Muslims are peaceful, but … A young Muslim American stands up to ask a question, defending the idea that most Muslims are peaceful. The answer is quite revealing….

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