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Catholic Answers Focus - Sex Robots Will Destroy Us

Catholic Answers Focus - Sex Robots Will Destroy Us

January 13, 2021

We’re not kidding with this title. Catholic Answers Director of Publishing, Todd Aglialoro joins us for a conversation about the role sex robots could play in the destruction of civilization. Warning: this conversation includes a strong defense of Christian teaching on sexuality.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Drinking Christ’s Blood Unbiblical?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Drinking Christ’s Blood Unbiblical?

January 6, 2021

How can the Catholic Church teach that we actually eat and drink the
 Body and Blood of Jesus when Scripture forbids partaking of blood in Leviticus 17:10?
The author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge, Karlo Broussard, explains why it is acceptable for Jesus to teach us to drink his blood, and, more than that, why it makes sense that he would.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Enola Holmes the Most Evil Movie Ever Made?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Enola Holmes the Most Evil Movie Ever Made?

January 6, 2021

Modern movies continue to be problematic, promoting twisted popular agendas to young audiences and slipping past adult audiences. How can Catholics respond to movies and television that pose such grave moral challenges?

Catholic Answers Focus - Journalism and Truth

Catholic Answers Focus - Journalism and Truth

December 30, 2020

Tim Ryland, editor of Catholic Answers Magazine helps us close 2020 with a reflection on the state of journalism. Specifically, given the parlous state of journalism, how can anyone know the truth about what the heck is going on?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Baptism Really Necessary?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Baptism Really Necessary?

December 30, 2020

How can the Catholic Church teach that baptism is necessary for salvation when the Bible shows people receiving the Holy Spirit before baptism and Paul tells us that Christ did not send him to baptize but to preach the gospel? The author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge, Karlo Broussard, explains.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Perfection of the Nativity

Catholic Answers Focus - The Perfection of the Nativity

December 30, 2020

The coming of the Lord as a babe in Bethlehem is perfectly arranged by the Lord. Drawing on Thomas Aquinas, Father Hugh Barbour explains some of the ways God arranged for his son to be born in just the right way, place, and time.

Catholic Answers Focus - Distraction in Prayer

Catholic Answers Focus - Distraction in Prayer

December 23, 2020

Understanding what prayer is goes a long way when tacking problems with distraction in prayer. Father Hugh and Cy discuss how to start praying, and what distraction in prayer means, which is maybe less than you think.

Catholic Answers Focus - Victims of the Sexual Revolution

Catholic Answers Focus - Victims of the Sexual Revolution

December 16, 2020

Our society has all but given up on protecting the innocence of children. This is a grave matter, one the Catholic Church must speak up against, and Bishop Thomas Paprocki joins us to do just that.

Catholic Answers Focus - A World Broken into “Worldviews”

Catholic Answers Focus - A World Broken into “Worldviews”

December 9, 2020

People today live in physical proximity to one another even as they occupy very different worlds. Father Robert McTeigue, author of Real Philosophy for Real People explains how we got here, and some possible cures.

Catholic Answers Focus - Hard Truths About Marian Consecration

Catholic Answers Focus - Hard Truths About Marian Consecration

December 9, 2020

Father Hugh Barbour takes on the growing Marian Consecration movement and explains its theological roots. What is consecration and can one really consecrate oneself to Mary?

Is Marian consecration, anything more than just a pious practice? Fr. Hugh Barbour is next.

Catholic Answers Focus - Satanic Temple for Beginners

Catholic Answers Focus - Satanic Temple for Beginners

December 2, 2020

This year has been a pretty good one for the Satanic Temple. They’ve even gotten a good deal of positive press. So who are they, what do they believe, and are Catholics obligated to battle them in the streets? Karlo Broussard examines their seven tenets to see.

Catholic Answers Focus - What Is the Sin Against the Holy Spirit?

Catholic Answers Focus - What Is the Sin Against the Holy Spirit?

December 2, 2020

Jesus tells us that there is a certain sin that will not be forgiven. Because Jesus is God, we can be sure he is not misleading us. But what is the sin against the Holy Spirit, and how can we avoid it? Father Hugh Barbour explains.

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Indulgences a Scam?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Indulgences a Scam?

November 25, 2020

The author of Purgatory Is for Real, Karlo Broussard, explains the reality of indulgences and why they are effective in paying off debts.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is the Church Failing?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is the Church Failing?

November 25, 2020

As the editor in chief of the Catholic News Agency, JD Flynn has reporters covering the Church around the world. We asked him to give us an assessment of the state of the Church today. Some improvement is needed, to say the least.

Catholic Answers Focus - Can a Christian Meditate?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can a Christian Meditate?

November 25, 2020

Meditation, mindfulness, centering — it’s all the rage. But what are the implications of these things for the Christian person? Father Hugh Barbour breaks down what meditation is and why the Church, actually, has a great deal to teach the world about how to get it right.

Catholic Answers Focus - A Catholic Relationship with Jesus

Catholic Answers Focus - A Catholic Relationship with Jesus

November 18, 2020

Cy Kellett is his own guest in this episode. On the 56th anniversary of Lumen Gentium, he discusses what the Church proposes as the way to personal relationship with Jesus. This process — Encounter, Conversion, Communion, and Mission — brings the person into intimacy with Jesus while cementing the person into the life of the Church.

Catholic Answers Focus - Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

Catholic Answers Focus - Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

November 18, 2020

In what sense is Jesus available to us in the Eucharist? Can anyone understand it? And why is his presence in the Eucharist central to our salvation? Father Hugh Barbour explains.

It’s Jesus Week, and we talk about Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with Father Hugh Barbour next.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church in the Year 3000

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church in the Year 3000

November 11, 2020

We meet Tim Staples in the year 3,000 to ask what has changed in the Church and what has stayed the same? Could there be new sacraments? How much could the ones we have now change? And what will be the Catholic response to technology beyond our current imagination?

Catholic Answers Focus - Praying for the Dead

Catholic Answers Focus - Praying for the Dead

November 11, 2020

Guest host, Chis Check, asks Fr. Hugh to defend praying for the dead. Fr. Hugh explains why praying for the dead is every Christian’s duty.

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Does God Command Sacrifice?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Does God Command Sacrifice?

November 4, 2020

In the Hebrew Scriptures, God gives quite specific directions on how to make sacrifices to him. We ask Jimmy Akin why God does this? What good does it do? And does God need all these sacrifices?

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