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Epiphany -August 27, 2022

‘Her children rise up and praise her;/ her husband, too, extols her’. Prv 31:28

Steve Ray, a devout Catholic, shares his thoughts and give encouragement. Tom Nash helps us understand how we should react when our leaders fail. Nicole Joyce invites couples struggling with infertility to an upcoming event.

Steve Ray


Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 180 times. He also writes bible studies for Catholic Scripture Study International Visit and

Tom Nash

Tom Nash, has served the Church professionally for more than 30 years, including as a theology advisor at the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). He is a contributing apologist for Catholic Answers, and a contributing writer for both the National Catholic Register and Catholic World Report. Tom appears as a periodic guest host for Kresta in the Afternoon and has appeared as a regular guest apologist on Catholic Answers Live for more than a decade.

Tom is the author of The Biblical Roots of the MassWhat Did Jesus Do?: The Biblical Roots of the Catholic Church, and 20 Answers: The Rosary. He is also a contributing author to Catholic for a Reason: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass, and Faith Facts: Answers to Catholic Questions, Vols. I and II. He is also a Regular Member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.’

Nicole Joyce



Associate Director of Family Ministry at the Archdiocese of Detroit.

She is a graduate of Sacred Heart Major Seminary with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies and a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner. Nicole has worked in marriage and family ministry for over ten years, and has been teaching Natural Family Planning since 2014. She is a wife and mother of four and attends St. Mary Parish in Royal Oak.

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