Catholic Answers Live

download1)  How can I use the Early Church Fathers and martyrs to help my Fundamentalist sister understand the truth of the Catholic Faith?

2)  I understood that St. Ignatius was a disciple of St. John the Apostle but you just said he was a disciple of St. Peter. Where did you get this information?

3)  Can you recommend books or sources so I can read the writings of St. Ignatius and the other Church Fathers?

4)  How can I encourage my Protestant friend to be more interested in Church history?

5)  Were the Church Fathers anti-semitic?

6)  Why are some of the early writings dismissed as heresy? Who decided which of the writings were in line with Church teaching?

7)  Which of the Fathers are the most significant?

download (1)

{ 1 comment }

On Wednesday I again had the fun of joining Catholic Answers Live for an hour of answering questions and dialoguing with non-Catholics. We had some great calls this time.

You can listen or watch on YouTube below.

  • 08:36 – I am thinking about starting RCIA. Do you have any advice for what I can do to get the very most out of the experience? 
  • 14:50 – I don’t believe that Jesus is God or that the Holy Spirit is God. I believe God has a Son and Spirit, but they are not equal to him. 
  • 24:30 – How do you justify holding these Old Testament prophets as Catholic saints when they had nothing to do with Catholicism? 
  • 28:45 – What is the connection between purgatory and venial and mortal sin? 
  • 34:17 – I’m struggling to find a church that doesn’t change their customs and beliefs every time the culture does. How can I be successful finding a church home? 
  • 43:22 – I am feeling convicted to come back to the Catholic Church but I have formed so many relationships in the Protestant community. How should I proceed? 
  • 50:13 – I am Lutheran. My dad always called it Catholic-Lite. What is the difference between Lutheran and Catholic? 

{ 0 comments }

Great fun on Catholic Answers Live! St. John and his gospel may not sound that interesting but it was a lively and VERY interesting show.

Screen Shot 2020-08-08 at 10.38.39 AMWe started off: 
1) Who wrote the gospel and what do we know about him?
2) Tell us about your books “St. John’s Gospel” and how you have gotten to “know” John?
3) What about the end of St. John’s life?

  • 16:44 – What is your opinion on the dating of the Gospel of John? 
  • 20:40 – In John 6, how do we know that it is evidence for the Real Presence in the Eucharist? 
  • 30:56 – Does the gospel of John encourage Christians to show others our faith and works or to hide them? Are we saved by works?
  • 35:40 – Some Protestants use John 6:63 to disprove the Eucharist. How can I respond, especially to the phrase “the flesh profits nothing”? 
  • 43:43 – Is there a continuity between the Passover in the gospel of John and Jewish tradition? 
  • Why doesn’t John use the word “miracle” in his gospel? And how does he prove Jesus is divine (God)?

{ 0 comments }

My “Q & A for Non-Catholics” on Catholic Answers Live

June 15, 2020

Non-Catholics are welcome to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church today. Questions Covered: 11:56 – How do you know what the Canon of Scripture is? How do you know what the true Church is?  21:09 – Why do Catholics believe that they must go to a priest to confess their sins? Scripture says to […]

Read the full article →

Are You Born Again?

June 6, 2020

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 […]

Read the full article →

Steve Ray’s Q & A on Catholic Answers Live, Monday 4-6-20

April 7, 2020

As we begin Holy Week, Steve Ray discusses the Cross of Christ and the figures surrounding it. Questions Covered (clicking on a timestamp below takes you to their website where the time link actually works; otherwise you can listen to the whole show with the audio link below): 19:48 – Why did God send his Son […]

Read the full article →

My Q & A for Non-Catholics on Catholic Answers Live (audio & video)

February 5, 2020

Fun show today on Catholic Answers Live with my regular Q & A for Non-Catholics. Lots of good questions and interesting conversation. You can see it by video on Facebook HERE. Or you can listen to the podcast below. Questions Covered: 04:20 – If the papacy is not the antichrist, who or what is it?  07:33 – […]

Read the full article →

Three Radio Shows on Monday – and Heading to Jordan and Holy Land Part 2

February 2, 2020

First, Relevant Radio at 7:00 AM discussing the Presentation of Our Lord. Second, Teresa Tomeo Show at 9:15 AM Eastern on Ave Maria Radio and EWTN – also on the Presentation of Our Lord. Third, Catholic Answers Live at 6:00 PM with our favorite show “Q & A for Non-Catholics.” After that, we are heading […]

Read the full article →

Mary, Mother of God’s Early & Later Life – The Real Mary

January 1, 2020

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 […]

Read the full article →

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – Characters of the Nativity

December 19, 2019

Who were the Magi? What did the birth of Jesus actually look like? Find out here, with Steve Ray. Questions Covered: Initial Questions: Tell us about the Cave; Tell us about the key characters Mary & Joseph; Why a Manger? Why a 14-pointed star on the place of birth; What it is like to be […]

Read the full article →

Three Radio Shows Today – Two about Bethlehem

December 18, 2019

Busy day with Christmas topics on radio and webinar shows. 1)  It starts with my webinar with Teresa Tomeo at 11 AM Eastern. It is entitled “O Little Town of Bethlehem: A Spiritual and Biblical Journey to the Birthplace of Christ.” Since this webinar is now over, you can listen to the whole thing here or […]

Read the full article →

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – Raising Sons

November 14, 2019

These are the questions I answered about Raising Sons on Catholic Answers Live. It was a fun show with great questions. We recorded this one a ways back but it is still alive and applicable. In biblical teaching, it is the father’s responsibility to raise, educate and prepare his sons and daughters to be adults. […]

Read the full article →

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

October 31, 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. https://www.catholic.com/audio/cal/old-testament-saints#.Xb6zVgBoWJU.mailto “The patriarchs, prophets, and certain other Old Testament figures have […]

Read the full article →

Steve’s Latest Appearance on Catholic Answers Live

October 25, 2019

On Wednesday I was on Catholic Answers Live with the topic of “Giving Yourself to God.” It was a fun show with good questions. We started out with my first understanding of this as a 17 year old rebel in the early 70’s. It changed my life forever. We answered questions such as: 1) How […]

Read the full article →

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: “Open Q & A for Non-Catholics”

September 12, 2019

Great fun. Here are the questions asked and my answers: 06:23 – I am Protestant, but I find praying the rosary very comforting and listen to Catholic radio a lot. I am overstepping by saying the rosary?  17:45 – I am a former Catholic. Why do people have to pray for special Masses?  24:06 – What is the Vatican hiding […]

Read the full article →

Steve “Appearance” on Catholic Answers Live – Martyrs!

July 25, 2019

Steve Ray discusses the Catholic Church’s history of martyrs who refused to deny Christ. Questions Covered: 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?      […]

Read the full article →