Prayer & Spiritual Life

Why Did God Allow Man to Sin? “O Happy Fault of Adam”

September 9, 2020

This is a question that has puzzled people from the beginning. If God is good and all powerful why didn’t he stop Adam and Eve from sinning? Fair question. Of course we all know that he took the risk of giving us free will so that we could choose to love him. I don’t want […]

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Join Steve Ray and other Speakers for Biblical Rosary Pilgrimage

September 8, 2020

STARTS TODAY, on the birthday of Our Lady Join Steve Ray and a host of other friends on a spiritual and biblical journey through the lives of Christ and Mary. Steve does the talk on the Visitation and digs deep to show how Luke ingeniously explains who and what Mary is – and a whole […]

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Avoid slavery to every fad

August 24, 2020

Chesterton said that one of the main reasons for becoming Catholic was that Catholic Church “is the only thing that saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age.” And this has been true throughout the ages.

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Prayer for the United States – like praying for a diseased friend – Thanks ++ Vigano

August 13, 2020

Prayer for The United States of America Composed by His Excellency, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò Almighty and Eternal God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords: graciously turn your gaze to us who invoke You with confidence. Bless us, citizens of the United States of America; grant peace and prosperity to our Nation; illuminate those who […]

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A Man Wrote Discouraged by our World and Felt in Despair

July 2, 2020

A Catholic couple wrote and expressed their dismay at the current state of affairs in our country and the world. He said he was about to give up. I wrote to him these words which I hope will encourage others as well. ******************************************** We certainly do live in disappointing times. Seeing the chaos and anarchy […]

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The Inspiration of Scripture and “People of Faith”

June 22, 2020

A fellow Catholic wrote with a good question. I would like to ask you a question. When I was in grade school, everyone just accepted the Bible as the Word of God. If you said, “It’s in the Bible” then it was assumed to be true, even if it was a very questionable interpretation. Now, […]

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Meaning of Sacred and Immaculate Hearts – Feast Days are Upon Us!

June 18, 2020

Friday, June 19 is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saturday, June 20 is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. A non-Christian friend found two paintings at an art show and asked me, “What in the world are these? They seem to have pagan elements. What do they have to do […]

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Telling our Emotional Story of Answered Prayer from St. JP II after a personal meeting with him

May 28, 2020

Janet and I had an incredible meeting with Pope John Paul II in 2000. My wife had a special prayer request for him. We told the story for the first time while on the air with Spirit Catholic Radio this morning. Here is a picture of Janet asking the Pope, now St. Pope John Paul […]

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Churches should be OPEN this weekend! Trump overrides governors! Bravo President Trump!

May 22, 2020

Today President Trump announced that churches are essential and ordered them open this weekend. He said if governors resist, he will override the governors. We are going to Church!!!

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The Virus that Stole Easter

April 11, 2020

If you have someone who reads well in the family, have them read this poem aloud. You will all love it and it fits right in with Easter and our current isolation. The Virus that Stole Easter By Kristi Bothur With a nod to Dr. Seuss Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began Bringing […]

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“Straight Talk to Teens” a new Steve Ray talk available on MP3

March 27, 2020

Teens don’t want platitudes or to be talked down to. They want a challenge, they want the truth! In this talk, I address a large group of teens and you could hear a pin drop.  

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Franciscan University of Steubenville provides resources for these tough times

March 24, 2020

With many churches and religious events closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Christian Outreach Office has opened The Upper Room—a website rich in resources for Catholics and anyone hungering for spiritual nourishment. In The Upper Room you will find podcasts, live webinars on a wide range of spiritual themes, daily E-Spirations, […]

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Lenten Bundle: “Stations of the Cross” and “Pain of the Crucifixion”

March 23, 2020

Two of Steve’s most popular talks are now in a bundle for $6. Great for family listening and for drives in the car. Very powerful and enthusiastic talks including Scripture, apologetics, medical information, typology, explanation of the real Stations in Jerusalem and the place and manner of crucifixion. Purchase the 2-CD set for a reduced […]

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Ray Family Favorite Movies Update (while locked away at home)

March 21, 2020

Janet and I have always loved good movies that are of high quality with good acting. But it must also be entertaining, redemptive, inspiring and challenging us to the good, the beautiful, the human. As St. Paul says, “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, […]

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Choirs of Angels in Three Hierarchies

March 20, 2020

We have a pack of dogs, a flock of birds, a forest of trees – the word used for groups of angels is “choir.” Here is a clever little diagram to describe and explain the choirs of angels in all their different categories. (Click on the image for a larger image). According to many theologians, like St. […]

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Coronavirus, Mass, and Catholic Life

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus, Mass, and Catholic Life  by Jimmy Akin First, here is my 15-minute show with John Harper on Relevant Radio discussing how the shutdown is affecting families and what we can do. My segment begins at the 30:00 minute mark. Now to Jimmy Akin’s excellent article: The coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has produced many questions and controversies, including […]

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