Good News from Israel! Things are getting back to normal!

May 11, 2020

This weekend I received a video from my Nazarean friend and partner Amer Shehadeh. It shows the freeways full of cars and life getting back to normal. Enjoy this 28-second clip with his commentary. We are heading back on July 29 and our bus is already almost sold out. We are very excited to see […]

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Today we visited my 98 1/2-year-old Mom from outside the window

May 10, 2020
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Donate to help local Catholics in Jerusalem – Help me, Help them!

May 10, 2020

Friends: Not sure how to do this but I am determined to do something. There are several families Janet and I know personally in Jerusalem and surrounding areas. The Roman Catholic family at the right is Jeries and his wife and three great kids–one of the families we help. Janet and I are long-term friends […]

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Homosexuals and Shellfish

May 10, 2020

I received a copy of an e-mail which was very sarcastic. The sceptic’s words are in red. He wrote: “Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from you, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries […]

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Did Jesus Re-name Simon the “Rock” – Confusion with Petra, Cephas, Rock and Peter

May 7, 2020

A loving wife of an unbelieving Protestant husband asked me to explain to her husband that Jesus renamed Simon as Peter and how that relates to Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew. So in simple terms I gave it a simple (though a bit long) explanation. I hope it helps you as well. ******************************* Let’s give this […]

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Four cardinals join global appeal decrying crackdown on basic freedoms over coronavirus

May 7, 2020

Update: Cardinal Sarah denied having been a signatory. May 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic clergy led by former papal nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò and Cardinals Robert Sarah, Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, Joseph Zen, and Janis Pujats have joined an appeal “for the Church and the world” that warns that the COVID-19 pandemic is being used […]

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Interview with Steve Ray (Jerusalem Jones)

May 7, 2020

Here is my interview on YouTube with Will Deatherage from Clarifying Catholic. We discuss my conversion story, Scripture and Tradition, the origins of my ministry, and more in 5-minute video clips. Head over to YouTube to check out the full playlist. You can also listen to the interview on Spotify.

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Don’t Let This Pandemic Stop You From Going on a Pilgrimage!

May 6, 2020

Come Join Steve Ray and Ignatius Press On A Virtual Trip Through The Holy Land and Salvation History!   We may be restricted from travel far from home, but we can all go on a rollicking, exciting, entertaining, family-friendly, educational pilgrimage through the lands where our salvation history all happened! Steve will lead you through […]

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Conversions at Hillsdale College

May 3, 2020

CONVERSIONS:   Hillsdale College is a conservative nonsectarian college in southern Michigan. This year, 18 Hillsdale students will be entering the Church — and this seems to happen every year. “It took me a long time to get around the doctrine of Mary, the doctrine of the saints, the doctrine of adoration,” said Aidan Cyrus, who […]

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Steve’s Hour Interview with William Deatherage

May 1, 2020

Fun hour spent discussing a lot of issues related to the Catholic Faith and every day life.

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Steve’s New Talk on “Joseph: Manly Man & Chosen Father”

May 1, 2020

Here is my new talk on St. Joseph given at a Men’s Conference in March 2020. It is an hour talk on MP3 entitled “Joseph: Manly Man & Chosen Father.” This talk will give men a whole new image of this rugged saint who in some ways was just an “average Joe.” “We often see St. […]

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Nine Truths about Purgatory: What Catholics Need to Know about Heaven’s Ante-room

May 1, 2020

Nine Truths about Purgatory: What Catholics need to know about the ‘anteroom of heaven’ By Emily Stimpson – OSV Newsweekly, 9/29/2013 (Steve Ray’s article on Purgatory HERE) Some fear it. Others hope for it. Some see it as proof of God’s mercy; others as testimony to God’s wrath. Many don’t know anything about it, while many […]

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Dialog: Saved by Faith Alone or Faith & Works

April 28, 2020

I am responding to a polite gentleman named David who posted a comment on my blog. He was responding as a kind Protestant who was reacting to my article “Response to a Southern Baptist.” He is kind and well-spoken and I wish we could sit and have a cup of coffee together to discuss this […]

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“My Parents are Good Folks? Will They Go To Heaven?”

April 27, 2020

A young man wrote today telling me of his coming into full communion with the Church having been raised Catholic but fallen away during university. Now he is back with full joy and appreciation for the truth. He asked about his parents who were previously lukewarm Catholics but now just a theist and the other […]

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Depth of Water in Sea of Galilee! HIGH!

April 25, 2020

For those who have traveled to Israel with Janet and I and stayed at the Ron Beach Hotel in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee, you will certainly enjoy these pictures! Janet and I have only seen the sea this high about 16 or 17 years ago. It is delightful to see it full again. […]

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My Grandkids never cease to amaze! Juggling Dominic!

April 25, 2020
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