Catholic Answers Live - Be A Better Apologist

December 18, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 07:48 - How can you have a friendly conversation about Catholicism with someone who refuses every point you make?
  • 18:28 - There is historical evidence of the truth and we can know that the Catholic Church is true. How can I explain the faith side of things to people?
  • 23:53 - How can I respectfully ask to take over an RCIA class that is not being run well?
  • How do we be better apologists when people say that the Catholic Church has committed an apostasy after Vatican II?

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Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In 12-17-18

December 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:

  • 06:17 - How are we to understand our relationship to sin as fallen creatures?
  • 12:28 - Is there a patron saint of depression that I can pray to for intercession for my daughter?
  • 15:34 - Is the belief that only Catholics go to heaven a heresy? Where did this idea originate?
  • 19:01 - Is it alright to pray the Rosary without using the beads?
  • 20:05 - What are your thoughts on the Unbound ministry?
  • 29:00 - Can you give me any hard proof that the deuterocanonical books are inspired?
  • 33:31 - I am Protestant and I take issue with the fact that you say salvation is only through the Catholic Church. Salvation is through Jesus.
  • 41:40 - Where can I get information about exorcisms? What is an exorcism?
  • 48:50 - I am often in foreign countries that are not Christian. When I evangelize, I often get the question, “Can you baptize?” Can I do this or only in an emergency?

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Coffee and Pearls - STQ

December 18, 2018

1. Did you see this new awesome podcast The Modern Lady. I love it! I think you will love it too!

2. My dad gave me this Vanilla Almond tea for my birthday and it's delightful. 

3. Have been blown away by this retreat I'm doing. It's really causing me to slow down. 

4. Have been doing this kettlebell workout for moms with diastasis recti and this 7 minute HIIT workout from an app on my phone. Both are free!

5. I made these breakfast bars and discovered finely chopping dates sucks... choose raisins and cranberries and these would be great for kids!

6. Guys! More than 2,000 copies of my books were downloaded last week. You're amazing! If you downloaded it and love it, please please please leave an Amazon review. That would be so generous and helpful!

7. Got the proof to my goals planner and it's GORGEOUS! The company is slammed tough so I might not get them until after Christmas and I'm feeling pretty crushed by this. So... how disappointed would you be to set your goals on January 2nd or 3rd instead of BEFORE January 1st?

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Clean Sweep - Death

December 18, 2018
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Beneath the Surface - The Many Faces and Titles of Mary

December 18, 2018

Who is Mary the mother of Jesus, and why does she have such a central role in salvation?  Mary as the new Eve, the new arc of the covenant, the icon of the Church, and the mother of all in the order of grace.

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Bishop Ronald Gainer - Gospel Reflection for December 23, 2018

December 18, 2018

Mary's visit to Elizabeth is an example for us in how we can respond to God.

 

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Lisa Hendey & Friends - Episode 38: Alex Jones “Hallow”

December 18, 2018
On this week's show, we visit with Alex Jones, CEO of Hallow. Hallow offers guided prayer and meditation sessions to help users grow in their faith and find peace in God. Think like the popular mindfulness apps out there, except it's built for Christians! 
 
Check out all of our book and movie picks at Lisa's Amazon Page. For Lisa's speaking schedule visit www.LisaHendey.com. Send your feedback to lisahendey@gmail.com or connect with Lisa on social media @LisaHendey.
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Liturgy Live - I Come to do Your Will - Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 18, 2018

The alternate title for this week's recording is "Brimstone and Fire" because Fr. Ian said it so many times referencing his homily this past Sunday!  This week we start off talking about the lowliness of Bethlehem and how it is surprising that Christ came from there even though it was prophesied. There are so many paradoxes in the way God works in our world and how shocking it is for us to discover sometimes. We also talk about the legalism of sacrifice and how it became something that God no longer wanted because it didn't have the correct effect, which was to bring the people of Israel closer to Him in Love. Sacrifice is not the end it is the means to the end, and when we make it the end it can become corrupt.

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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 12-13-18

December 17, 2018

Our guests grapple with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

  • 01:38 - If a priest is in mortal sin, does it affect the consecration of the Eucharist?
  • 05:28 - How can I prove to someone that the appointment of bishops in 1968 was valid?
  • 115:16 - At Mass, I never feel good about the actions required. Am I required to do them? Can I pray for the intercession of a non-canonized saint?
  • 20:41 - Why does Father go in with the smoke (incense) at Mass?
  • 23:28 - Is it true that Jesus pre-existed the incarnation?
  • 28:35 - Where in the bible does it say that Sunday is the Lord’s day?
  • 34:26 - In Galatians, Paul refers to both Cephas and Peter. Are they the same person?
  • 39:20 - I am a convert and I have had a vasectomy, how can I live as a Catholic with my spouse?
  • 43:18 - If Jesus was supposed to be called Emmanuel, why was he called Jesus.
  • 47:28 - Is feeling the emotional need to be forgiven necessary for absolution?
  • 52:30 - How can there be one being with three persons in the Trinity?
 
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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 12-13-18

December 17, 2018

Our guests grapple with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

  • 05:45 - In times past, we would run leaders through the streets when they had done a poor job/done something evil. Can we enact some sort of discipline on the bishops? If not like the old way, what is your suggestion?
  • 13:11 - If Adam and Eve’s wills were in line with God’s will, then why would they have ever sinned in the first place?
  • 17:56 - If an atheist can be saved. Why is it necessary to eat his body and drink his blood to be saved?
  • 19:40 - Why did Jesus have to pay a debt by dying for our sins?
  • 32:30 - How does Fr. Keller explain what God’s perspective of people brought into the world who are ignorant of the Catholic Church and the reality of their sin? Does God view them kindlier than those with knowledge?
  • 40:23 - Does the Eastern rite believe in original sin?
  • 42:30 - Should we be having dialogue with Muslims? Is dialogue possible?
  • 47:00 - Is the pope always infallible?
  • 49:23 - When it comes to the two Species, the Body and Blood, must you bow to the Blood if you only receive the Body?
 
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The Frank Friar - Episode 137: Learning from the Liturgy, A Response to a Sad Action

December 17, 2018

My podcast episode today again returns to the topic of suicide.  Recently, in my home state of Michigan, it appears a priest sad some devastating things during a funeral of a young man who committed suicide.  In this episode today, I give a response to some of things that he was reported to have said.  In giving a response, I turn to our liturgy as Catholics as a source and guide for our understanding.  May we always remember to act with humility in relationship to what the Church teaches.

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No Spin Homilies - 3rd Sunday of Advent

December 17, 2018

Today, we rejoice in hearing John the Baptist tell us what we must do to welcome Jesus in our life.

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Setting the Record Straight - My Christmas Gift to you - 12/15/18

December 15, 2018

Change of pace. This is a Christmas-time sharing  of thoughts music, and stories from Chuck Coughlin to the treasurable listeners of breadboxmedia.com.  Want a Christmas spirit recharge? Try Chuck’s Catholic Christmas story, “Cow Music.”.

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