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Catholic Answers Focus - Was Jesus Just a Myth?

Catholic Answers Focus - Was Jesus Just a Myth?

December 11, 2019

Actually, lots can be known about the historical Jesus, and Christains can give confident rebuttals to those who claim Jesus is just a myth. Trent defends Jesus from the mythicists.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Importance of Storytelling in Apologetics

Catholic Answers Focus - The Importance of Storytelling in Apologetics

December 4, 2019

How can fiction act as a tool in apologetics and evangelization? Dr. Holly Ordway explains the way that stories can sneak past our “watchful dragons” and impart truth that otherwise would not be welcomed.

Catholic Answers Focus - Are the Gospels Historical?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are the Gospels Historical?

November 27, 2019

Ugh, the false dichotomy between the Jesus of history and the Jesus of faith. No, they are not two different people, and yes, the Gospels are an accurate history of the Rabbi from Nazareth.

Catholic Answers Focus - Are the Eucharist and the Immaculate Conception Anti-Biblical?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are the Eucharist and the Immaculate Conception Anti-Biblical?

November 20, 2019

How can the Catholic Church teach that the Eucharist is the actual body and blood of Jesus when Jesus refers to his so-called blood as the “fruit of the vine”? And how can the Catholic Church teach that Mary was immaculately conceived when she calls God her “Savior” in Luke 1:47?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Isn’t God’s Word Enough for Catholics?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Isn’t God’s Word Enough for Catholics?

November 13, 2019

How can Catholics Church teach “Sacred Tradition” when Jesus teaches that the Bible is the only authority? And how can the Catholic Church teach that good works play a role in our justification when Paul insists that we’re not justified by works?

Catholic Answers Focus - Does Catholicism Contradict Scripture?

Catholic Answers Focus - Does Catholicism Contradict Scripture?

November 6, 2019

Catholic Faith contradicts the Bible, some Protestants will say. Karlo Broussard explains that this is a challenge Catholics must answer because we accept the Bible as the Word of God. Not to worry, he also shows how such claims are wildly mistaken.

Catholic Answers Focus - Did Baby Jesus Have the Beatific Vision?

Catholic Answers Focus - Did Baby Jesus Have the Beatific Vision?

October 30, 2019

Modern scholars often muddle the truth abut Jesus’ knowledge of himself. Did he know he was God? Did he behold the face of God even from the moment of conception? And why does any of this matter?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can Anyone Define Marriage? (Part 2)

Catholic Answers Focus - Can Anyone Define Marriage? (Part 2)

October 23, 2019

What is the proper role of the Church in the debate over marriage? Is sacramental marriage different than natural marriage? And what is the role of governments in this debate: to determine what marriage is or to discover and protect what marriage is?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can Anyone Define Marriage? (Part 1)

Catholic Answers Focus - Can Anyone Define Marriage? (Part 1)

October 16, 2019

Marriage has been redefined by the state, but was there ever a precise definition of marriage? Could reason lead us to such a definition? And who is the competent authority to decide these things?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can a Christian Drink?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can a Christian Drink?

October 9, 2019

They drink, they smoke, they make a popular show for Catholic men, so we ask Adam and David to justify Catholic teaching on the acceptability of drinking. Wouldn’t God prefer that we all just stay away from the sauce and stick with tea? That depends, it turns out.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church Fathers Didn’t Teach Sola Scriptura (Part 2)

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church Fathers Didn’t Teach Sola Scriptura (Part 2)

October 3, 2019

We continue our conversation with the author of Reform Yourself! and the founder and editor of EpicPew.com on whether the Church Fathers believed in Sola Scriptura with looks at Athanasius, Cyril of Jerusalem, and Augustine.

Catholic Answers Focus - Disordered or Just Different?

Catholic Answers Focus - Disordered or Just Different?

September 25, 2019

Is the Catechism of the Catholic Church too harsh in calling homosexual inclinations “objectively disordered”? Father James Martin has suggested a change in wording to something such as “differently ordered.” Might that be helpful?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Schism Coming?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Schism Coming?

September 18, 2019
Even Pope Francis is talking about schism, so is the unity of the Church in danger? Our senior apologists tackles the meaning of “schism” and assesses the risks.

 

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church Fathers Didn’t Teach Sola Scriptura (Part 1)

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church Fathers Didn’t Teach Sola Scriptura (Part 1)

September 11, 2019

The author of Reform Yourself! and the founder and editor of EpicPew.com helps you explain what the Church Fathers really taught about the Bible. He details how Protestant defenders of Sola Scriptura go too far when they enlist the early Church Fathers to defend the idea that Scripture is the sole rule of faith.

Catholic Answers Focus - Interior Life

Catholic Answers Focus - Interior Life

September 6, 2019

The founder of shamelesspopery.com defends the Catholic understanding of the interior life and shares tips for developing yours.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is All Love Equal?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is All Love Equal?

August 28, 2019

The author of Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel, and the Church joins us to reflect on Coca Cola’s “Love is love” ad campaign. Is all sexual love equal as the campaign suggests?

Catholic Answers Focus - Ancient Letters and the Bible

Catholic Answers Focus - Ancient Letters and the Bible

August 21, 2019

Is the Bible a collection of letters? To whom were the letters sent? Did the ancient world have a mail system? Listen in to hear Jimmy Akin and Cy Kellett discuss ancient letters and their importance in Scripture.

Catholic Answers Focus - Ancient Rome

Catholic Answers Focus - Ancient Rome

August 14, 2019

Who were these Romans who play such a big part in the New Testament and in the life of the early Church? How did they get to be a world power, and what did they make of these new Christians?

Catholic Answers Focus - Joseph in Egypt

Catholic Answers Focus - Joseph in Egypt

August 7, 2019

immy Akin joins Cy for a conversation about the historicity of the Joseph story in Genesis. Is the biblical depiction of Egypt believable? What does modern scholarship add to the story?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Evolution Doesn’t Eliminate God (Part 3)

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Evolution Doesn’t Eliminate God (Part 3)

August 1, 2019

Cy concludes his interview on evolution and God with the author of Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, The Gospel, and The Church. Here, Karlo explains why greater complexity coming from apparently lesser complexity is not a problem, and why arguments that a wise God just wouldn’t have done it this way don’t hold water.