Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 9-18-18

September 19, 2018

The callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.

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Questions Covered:

  • 01:55 - What are the origins of the doctrine “saved by grace”? How best to challenge Protestants on this?
  • 20:30 - Why do we require celibacy for our priests? Why can’t we allow married men into the priesthood?
  • 29:03 - Did the people that Moses was guiding through the desert hear the voice of God? What does fasting mean?
  • 40:57 - How do we know that all of the apostles were men? Is Pope Joan real?
  • 48:43 - What is the Church’s stance on cremation?
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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 9-18-18

September 19, 2018

The callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.

Questions Covered:

  • 10:48 - Why aren’t people talking about the problem of homosexuality with these scandals?
  • 23:55 - What is my culpability if I contribute to a sex-change surgery?
  • 28:48 - How was the Rosary established? Why is it acceptable to only receive the Body and not the Blood?
  • 37:01 - Why do we pray the Rosary, have medals, pray to saints, etc.?
  • 50:58 - How can I explain to atheist friends why sexual morality matters? They believe it is something that can be used however and whenever they want.
 
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Manage Your Money God’s Way - How To Have A Successful Garage Sale

September 19, 2018

It’s time to clear the clutter if your garage is so full there’s no room for the car or your basement has boxes that haven’t been opened in years.

Here are tips for having a successful garage sale:

  • Get organized ahead of time
  • Decide on your advertising strategy
  • Check to see if a permit is needed
  • Invite your neighbors to participate
  • Make your items easy to see—clothes on hangers, items on tables
  • Plan how you’ll manage the money (cash box, carpenter apron?)
  • Have plenty of change on hand
  • Decide on a discount strategy for end of day or on specific items
  • Prepare to handle leftover items

Join the Compass Catholic blog for more on having a successful garage sale.

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The Frank Friar - Episode 114: Growing in Faith

September 19, 2018

Today, I reflect on the readings from the 24th Sunday of ordinary time year B.  We here a strong message about faith.  Faith that is a gift, which is meant to be lived in the world as a means of sharing God’s love.  All of this goes around the question that Jesus asked his disciples “who do you say that I am?”  This is a question we are called to answer in our own lives today. 

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Catholic Answers Live - A Rational Approach to God’s Existence

September 18, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 23:29 - Why does the Church holds beliefs about the Virgin Mary that seem supernatural? How can this be scientifically proven? 
  • 33:19 - How do the Sacraments help us to approach God?
  • 41:35 - What are the 3 top reasons for how God exists?
  • 47:55 - I am having a debate with an atheist. He said the bible supports genocide, rape, and murder. He says, therefore, God cannot exist. How can I argue against this?
 
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Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In 9-18-18

September 18, 2018

We focus on pastoral concerns but welcome any question callers would like to ask a Catholic priest as we are joined by the Catholic Answers chaplain, Norbertine Father Hugh Barbour.

Questions Covered:

  • 04:40 - When I am praying the rosary, I struggle to meditate and say the prayers. What can I do?
  • 08:28 - How can I explain to my girlfriend the importance of the priesthood?
  • 16:24 - My 3rd grade student is wondering, why do we need to be baptized?
  • 21:42 - I am at a really low point in my life. How do I find the strength to go on?
  • 28:51 - Why should I trust the Magisterium at this time?
  • 36:23 - My fiance and I have different ideas about raising kids. She believes in kids choosing their gender. How can I explain to her that this is not right?
  • 45:45 - Can someone other than a priest administer Last Rites?
  • 50:03 - How can angels eat, as referenced in Genesis, if they are spiritual beings?
  • 51:52 - Are there any resources in the Church for people who have kids in prison?
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Beneath the Surface - Faith and Fear

September 18, 2018

What role do faith and fear have in our lives?

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Chuck n’ Ann on Finance - Episode 36

September 18, 2018

This week on Chuck n' Ann on Finance:

How might the tariffs affect your portfolio? How do the tariffs compare to the breadth and depth of the overall economy? Will they make a splash? We analyze and opine.

*NEW* Video Series on "Faith and Finance" launched! How can we be faithful to the Gospel message when it comes to our finances? In these "byte"-sized videos, you'll discover how all people are called to handle both capital and labor, whether you are a boss, an employee, rich, poor, prosperous, or not. Videos are posted here in our video section of our media page, on our other website "Salt and Light," and on YouTube.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2BytAE5 and check out Chuck's daily market commentary on YouTube for an insight into how Chuck analyzes the markets: https://youtu.be/nJff2TIZvOg

Visit us online at www.iiefinancial.com and call 832-953-4998 to discuss your investment plan with Chuck, a uniquely Catholic Christian financial advisor. #RerumNovarum

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Bishop Ronald Gainer - Gospel Reflection for September 23, 2018

September 18, 2018

Bishop Gainer reflects on the command to care for the poor and vulnerable in this timely and timeless message.

 

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No Spin Homilies - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 17, 2018

Today’s Gospel is a wonderful summary of our faith.

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Thriving in the Trenches - The Sexual Revolution Movie with Alana Newman

September 17, 2018

Living the lifestyle of an Atheist for many years on the west coast, then moving to New York and meeting a few joyfully married Catholics, Alana and her husband fell head over heels for the Catholic faith. The Catholic teachings on the human person, specifically, NFP, was a powerful driving force in their conversion. As a donor-conceived child, Alana knows first hand the implications of third-party reproduction. Through this episode, Alana shares more about The Sexual Revolution Movie, the history of the pill, the contribution of the Billings, and her own personal life with Christ.

 

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Catholic Answers Live - Catholic Answers Quiz Show

September 17, 2018

Radio club contestants battle for Catholic Answers Quiz Show glory as Cy and Trent grill them on the toughest Catholic trivia .

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Catholic Answers Live - Unprotected

September 17, 2018

Don Johnson joins us to discuss his new film, Unprotected. The film chronicles the journey from the beginnings of contraception and Pope Paul VI's prophetic encyclical, Humanae Vitae, to all the negative effects that men and women are experiencing today. 

Questions Covered:

  • 22:19 - I have never got the message that I should be sexually promiscuous. Why should a man be telling me all of this?
  • 32:29 - Hookup culture ruined my life. 
  • 46:38 - I am troubled by Joan’s argument that men can’t talk about this. This excludes men from taking part in conversation about abortion, children, etc.
  • 50:13 - I agree with Don. 
  • 52:06 -  How can Catholics do more in media about this?
 
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Setting the Record Straight - To Those That Would Leave The Catholic Church - 9/15/18

September 17, 2018

Those that would leave the Catholic Church because of the current abuse scandal should consider that, in a way, their souls are also their children. Ideally our souls and our children live on after our deaths. What would our child-soul’s future life be like after being denied the sacraments? Even a sinful priest coveys valid sacraments. One cannot leave the priests and yet retain access to God’s real gift of the sacraments of the Catholic Church. This a an urgent message to those that feel like leaving the Catholic Church because of the current abuse scandal and coverup. Going beyond that message this two part podcast uses forgotten history to explain how such sinful acts could occur. This is not a defense. It is a dissection, an brief attempt to  use authentic but. largely unknown history to reveal some of the root causes for these sins that have marred the reputation if the Catholic clergy.

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Bible Study Evangelista - The Uselessness of Platitudes

September 17, 2018

The word “compassion” means to suffer with. More than Jesus’ healings, teachings, and even post resurrection-appearances, the Bible emphasizes Jesus’ passion. Theological reflection suggests that communion in suffering, “compassion,” is really what Jesus offers humankind. It seems the gospel writers, particularly, were most inspired to remember that Jesus came to be with us, inseparably. No illness, no loss, no death, no suffering, no storm, no scandal, no sin, no unruly feelings, no craziness, no darkness of spirit, no self-hate can drive him away. Not just over us or ahead of us – but with us – he saves us.

Job teaches us that when others are going through trials, the last thing they need is for us to tell them what we think we know about God or to try and speak on God’s behalf. Instead, in our service to those who grieve, we imitate Christ, and simply “suffer with” them.

Come with Us

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The Frank Friar - Episode 113: Saint Albert of Jerusalem: A Witness for Our Times

September 17, 2018

Today, is the feast day of Saint Albert of Jerusalem, the lawgiver of Carmel.  He wrote the Carmelite rule that has been followed for over 800 years.  His use of scripture and the ability to witness to the need for virtue in the world makes him a necessary witness for our times.  The episode offers some points of reflection for you all on this amazing man for your life today. 

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