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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 6-13-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 6-13-19

June 14, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 01:32 - How would you explain the passage in 1 Corinthians that says bishops should be married?
  • 12:23 - What is the moral response to my bank supporting Planned Parenthood?
  • 28:45 - The Catechism mentions that in the last days, the Church will follow the death and resurrection of Jesus. What is the basis of that, and what are some theories on how that might go?
  • 32:43 - Why did some people think that Jesus was a reincarnated prophet?
  • 34:52 - Is it wrong for me to approach non-Catholics with an “I won’t judge you” attitude?
  • 40:53 - What does it mean in 1 John 5:16-17 when Jesus says “There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray for that.”
  • 46:43 - When does the sacred species change in Consecration?
  • 50:31 - Can anyone (i.e. non-Catholics) go to Confession?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 6-13-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 6-13-19

June 14, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 07:15 - My daughter had a baby out of wedlock, and the father’s family is fighting hard to win custody of the baby. What are some resources in the pro-life movement for mothers like her who need help after they’ve had the baby?
  • 13:57 - Our pastor has begun a practice of having a parishioners giving personal testimonies after the homily. Is this acceptable in the Mass?
  • 17:11 - Why do we need the Eucharist if God exists in everything?
  • 19:54 - My Protestant friend tells me about live people who go to Heaven, talk to God, and come back. She keeps demanding that I show her evidence from scripture that this does NOT happen.
  • 28:50 - Is there a difference between the Church and the kingdom of God? Are they synonymous?
  • 29:57 - Why do non-Catholics have to go through so many weeks of RCIA?
  • 33:57 - A female co-worker is marrying another woman, and having a party at the workplace. What should I do?
  • 36:17 - What is Jimmy’s take on the statute of limitations being pushed against the Church in the northeast following the sex abuse scandal?
  • 45:10 - When a clergyman sells absolution, is the confession still valid?
  • 49:48 - Were the baptisms that John was administering before Jesus’ ministry Christian baptisms?
Catholic Answers Live - The New Testament

Catholic Answers Live - The New Testament

June 13, 2019

immy Akin discusses the latest 20 Answers booklet: The New Testament.

Questions Covered:

  • 17:00 - Who wrote the book of James in the New Testament? There are many James referenced in Scripture.
  • 24:45 - After Jesus dealt with the demoniacs, why did the people beg him to leave their town?
  • 29:28 - Who wrote the book of Hebrews?
  • 35:30 - Which books do the Protestants exclude from Scripture and was Martin Luther the reason for this?
  • 38:00 - Matthew 18- How does this chapter relate to the authority granted to Peter just two chapters before?
  • 45:43 - In the Gospel of John, Jesus says he is the bread from The people say, how can this be? We know his father. Doesn’t this mean that Joseph was alive during Christ’s ministry?
  • 49:25 - Since God wants us to believe in him, why didn’t Jesus perform an obvious miracle like moving a mountain?
Catholic Answers Live - Fatherhood

Catholic Answers Live - Fatherhood

June 13, 2019

Dr. Greg Popcak joins Cy discuss the important role of the father in this Father’s Day episode.

Questions Covered:

  • 17:40 - Question: If a man is both husband and father, is he both the head of the wife and the head of the household (the former is how the Bible puts it)? What’s the difference or are they the same? And what do they mean in practice?
  • 20:04 - A lot of families grow up with a mother as the spiritual leader. This is true of my family. How can I encourage my dad?
  • 29:50 - I was married twice and divorced twice. I wasn’t married in the Church and my first husband has passed away. If I get married again, do I need to get an annulment?
  • 41:07 - How can I speak to my husband about having more children?
  • 47:30 - How will I know the man I am dating will be a good father?
  • 49:26 - How can fathers deal with a demanding job that requires many hours away from home?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 6-11-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 6-11-19

June 12, 2019

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.

Questions Covered:

  • 02:51 - How do I answer my Protestant friends who claim that indulgences did not exist in the early church?
  • 13:27 - I came across a sedevacantist channel that claims that Pope Francis will be the last pope. What are Tim’s thoughts?
  • 20:16 - What is the distinction between the way that Baptism incorporates us into the Body of Christ, and the way the Eucharist does? The Catechism seems to suggest a distinction.
  • 28:55 - Is it a mortal sin or a venial sin to miss mass intentionally?
  • 31:57 - How can we reconcile Malachi 4:1-3 with the idea that Hell is eternal?
  • 36:33 - What resources can I give to my non-denominational friend to begin to bring her to the Church?
  • 45:10 - Why does the Apostles’ Creed say that Jesus rose “again?”
  • 46:05 - What’s the Biblical basis for the Catholic stance on birth control?
  • 52:24 - How do we know that the pagans were truly worshiping statues, and not what they represent, as Catholics do?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 6-11-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 6-11-19

June 12, 2019

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.

Questions Covered:

  • 04:43 - How can I defend the papacy against an Orthodox friend? And how can I argue that the Orthodox church broke off from the Catholic church, not vice versa?
  • 20:06 - How do we explain the Biblical flood in spite of the lack of scientific evidence?
  • 28:35 - What is the guideline for physical attraction in a Catholic relationship?
  • 34:50 - What is Tim’s opinion on masses being offered for the LGBTQ community?
  • 47:07 - How do I respond to my friend who is a determinist and moral relativist, but still believes that we should impose our morality on others?

 

Catholic Answers Live - Growing in Marriage

Catholic Answers Live - Growing in Marriage

June 11, 2019

ackie and Bobby Angel give counsel to callers on how to grow in holiness in marriage.

Questions Covered:

  • 12:42 - What is the proof that the purpose of marriage is to get the spouse and children to heaven?
  • 15:00 - How can I help my husband who was raised Catholic, but who doesn’t practice the faith?
  • 23:10 - How do I help my husband to be interested in reading the Bible together? Is there a way for me to make this a fun activity for us?
  • 29:29 - I got married at 21 and had two children. My wife was unfaithful and left us. I got remarried in my thirties and have been married to my wife for 26 years. We weren’t allowed to marry in the Church. Where do I stand with the Church? Is there still a place for me there?
  • 44:25 - How can I reconcile someone’s history? I am dating a wonderful man, but he does have a past.
  • 50:07 - How did you start praying together within your marriage? How has your prayer life grown? I have been married a year and a half.
Catholic Answers Live - Tips for Defending the Faith

Catholic Answers Live - Tips for Defending the Faith

June 11, 2019

Trent Horn gives his best tips for defending the Catholic faith.

Questions Covered:

  • 05:55 - How can I defend what appears to be unjust punishment from God in the Old Testament?
  • 20:15 - How can I be more effective when explaining that Jesus did not have brothers?
  • 32:09 - I am reading Counterfeit Christs, which is helping me to understand what people think. Can you help me understand what henotheism, which you mention in your chapter on Mormonism?
  • 35:48 - What should we do with people who people that Jesus was just a local prophet for that time in history?
  • 50:00 - I have a close family member who comes at Christianity from a political standpoint. How can I discuss my faith with him?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 10, 2019

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.

Questions Covered:

  • 05:53 - I recently went to a Catholic Church that had low-gluten wafers and alcohol-free wine for the celebration of the Eucharist. Does this affect the Eucharist in a negative way? Does it matter?
  • 08:40 - Is it okay for a Roman Catholic to attend a same-sex wedding or pride festival?
  • 16:28 - How can I explain that the early Church was the Catholic Church?
  • 19:35 - Is it a sin to be a homosexual or is it a sin to be unchaste?
  • 28:37 - What is speaking in tongues? Can people still have this gift today?
  • 33:47 - Is it okay to pray the Divine Mercy devotions? I hear there is some controversy with Divine Mercy.
  • 38:03 - Please respond to the accusation that the Mass, being an “un-bloody” sacrifice, is not effectual for sin since the Bible says that without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin (Hebrews 9:22).
  • 41:36 - What is the difference between Christian Pentecost, Jewish Pentecost, and the ‘new’ Pentecost?
  • 44:28 - Is having Masses said for the dead helpful to them if they’re in purgatory? How does that work?
  • 47:35 - Why are there more books in the Catholic Bible?
Catholic Answers Live - Weird Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Weird Questions

June 10, 2019

Jimmy Akin, senior apologist at Catholic Answers, selects from weird and wacky questions submitted via the internet and tackles them head on in this episode of “Weird Questions.” If you have a mysterious, fantastic, or otherworldly query, please email it to radio@catholic.com.

Questions Covered:

  • 04:30 - Is there anything in Tradition or Scripture that points to man as God’s closest and favorite creature, to the extent that there may be other life forms in existence superior to us in every way except in our closeness to God’s heart?
  • 07:37 - How did they keep time in New Testament times?
  • 20:11 - Did Jesus die to save extraterrestrials, too?
  • 24:15 - How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
  • 29:54 - Was the apparition that St. Paul had on the road to Damascus a private or public revelation?
  • 32:45 - Do the promises of Jesus’ return (and other associated events) give us ancillary assurance that humans will not first be totally wiped out by some other disaster?
  • 40:06 - If Jesus could heal the Roman soldier’s child from a distant location, and Jesus gave the power to forgive sins, then why can’t the priests absolve someone from a distance?
  • 48:08 - Why do we genuflect on the right knee, not the left?
  • 51:00 - Is it possible to determine Jesus DNA from the Shroud, Holy Face of Manoppello, or Eucharistic Miracles?

 

Catholic Answers Live - An Interview with Peter Kreeft

Catholic Answers Live - An Interview with Peter Kreeft

June 7, 2019

Peter Kreeft discusses his latest book, Symbol or Substance? A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C.S. Lewis, Billy Graham, and J.R.R Tolkien.

Questions Covered:

  • 16:00 - How can this book help Protestants who are looking in at the Catholic Church and thinking about converting?
  • 19:55 - Jesus says, “Unless you eat my flesh…” and we believe that this means the Real Presence is in the Eucharist. How can we better explain this verse to our Protestant friends?
  • 29:00 - My 13-year-old daughter asks me, “Is it cannibalism?”
  • 32:57 - What are some good questions that we can ask people who don’t believe in absolute truth?
  • 34:38 - Do you think of marriage when you think of the Eucharist?
  • 41:45 - I am a Protestant interested in philosophy. What is transubstantiation?
  • 46:11 - I am a new Catholic and my nephew asked me why we believe that the Eucharist is the true Body and Blood of Christ. How can I best explain this to him?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 7, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 06:21 - Does the forbidden fruit have anything to do with psychedelics?
  • 12:43 - How does a merciful God square with genocide that he asked the Jews to accomplish, like the death of the Canaanites?
  • 20:55 - Can you provide the biblical basis for the differentiation between mortal and venial sins?
  • 30:00 - Can you explain John 14:6? I am having trouble with this.
  • 46:45 - Why does the Catholic faith worship statues and the Virgin Mary?
  • 53:00 - Can a person who commits grievous sins their whole life still be forgiven and still go to heaven?
 
Catholic Answers Live - Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogma

Catholic Answers Live - Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogma

June 6, 2019

What does the Catholic Church teach about Mary? Where is there Scriptural evidence for these beliefs?

Questions Covered:

  • 20:40 - Why do you exalt Mary above Jesus?
  • 29:22 - Why do Catholics pray to Mary at all? Why don’t we pray directly to Jesus?
  • 36:23 - Mary says, My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Does this mean the spirit pre-existed, but her soul came into being at conception?
  • 43:00 - Why are the Hail Mary’s part of the rosary? Where is this instructed for us to do?
  • 51:07 - Why is the term Co-Redeemer used as a name for Mary?
Catholic Answers Live - Addiction and Healing

Catholic Answers Live - Addiction and Healing

June 6, 2019

Scott Weeman, founder of Catholic in Recovery, helps callers who are dealing with addictions plan their next steps. If you would like a Catholic in Recovery program in your parish, visit https://catholicinrecovery.com/.

Questions Covered:

  • 12:40 - What is your experience of the role of fear in substance abuse?
  • 18:38 - How can I establish a ministry within my parish?
  • 22:05 - Is fear of financial loss or instability normal?
  • 29:10 - My 23-year-old son has been exhibiting signs of alcoholism. How can I deal with this? Do I ask him to leave my house?
  • 36:12 - I am a practicing Catholic, and my children were raised Catholic. I have an adult son battling alcohol addiction. How can I help him?
  • 44:52 - Can I have some advice for my son who suffers from nicotine and drug addiction?

Resources Mentioned:

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 6-4-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 6-4-19

June 5, 2019

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.

Questions Covered:

  • 07:39 - What should someone do if they find out that a priest has broken the seal of confession?
  • 12:13 - I used to hear from my devout Catholic grandmother about “three days of darkness.” What’s that about?
  • 14:25 - In Tim’s book, “Behold Your Mother,” he mentions several names being switched. Why didn’t he mention Saul becoming Paul?
  • 18:33 - What was the real reason for the Crusades? I have an acquaintance who is claiming it was Christian aggression.
  • 30:16 - To what degree is it okay for us to “struggle to assent,” or question, any infallible teachings of the Church?
  • 44:56 - Why don’t local parishes tell the congregation who to vote for?

Resources Mentioned:

 

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 6-4-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 6-4-19

June 5, 2019

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.

Questions Covered:

  • 02:25 - What is the Catholic teaching on sola fidei? And how does the Church arrive at her conclusion when there are verses that clearly say we are saved by faith?
  • 22:04 - Is the way I think about salvation and cooperation with grace correct?
  • 31:45 - What does it mean when we say Jesus “died for our sins?”
  • 37:30 - How do you know if you should consecrate to Mary?
  • 44:20 - My husband and I are civilly married, but not married in the Church yet because he was previously married. What needs to happen before we get married in the Church?
  • 48:40 - Did St. Paul believe the second coming of Jesus was imminent?
  • 51:17 - Why does the Church not promote The Divine Life of the Most Virgin Mary?
Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic? Part 2

Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic? Part 2

June 4, 2019

Trent Horn asks, “Why aren’t you Catholic?” He explains his reason for believing that the Catholic Church is the true Church.

Questions Covered:

  • 14:14 - Why do Catholics pray to Mary?
  • 28:36 - John 3:13 says “No one has ascended into Heaven,” so we should not pray to Mary or saints.
  • 37:25 - I don’t want to choose any single religion or denomination because I think it causes division.
  • 47:20 - Despite really good arguments that Catholics give for their faith, I don’t see any evidence in Catholics that they understand the Gospel and live it.

 

Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic? Part 1

Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic? Part 1

June 4, 2019

Trent Horn asks, “Why aren’t you Catholic?” He explains his reason for believing that the Catholic Church is the true Church.

Questions Covered:

  • 01:16 - I’m trying to choose between Catholicism and Orthodoxy, and I’d like some clarification on the primacy of Peter and how that contributes to the power of the Papacy.
  • 08:47 - I have a problem with the use of images in worship.
  • 20:42 - I am a female pastor who isn’t in the Catholic Church because they don’t ordain women priests.
  • 37:20 - I’d like an explanation and defense of Confession.
  • 47:00 - I have all the “head knowledge,” i.e. of the reasons for believing, but I don’t feel an interior conviction towards Jesus and the Catholic Church yet.
Catholic Answers Live - Catholic Answers Quiz Show

Catholic Answers Live - Catholic Answers Quiz Show

June 3, 2019

Catholic Answers Live Radio Clubbers battle for Catholic trivia glory.

 

Catholic Answers Live - Spiritual Perfectionism

Catholic Answers Live - Spiritual Perfectionism

June 3, 2019

Have you ever felt anxiety on your journey to perfection and eternal life with God? Join Colleen Campbell as she helps listeners to navigate and avoid anxiety, fear, and scrupulosity while striving for perfection. “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” -Matthew 5:48

Questions Covered:

  • 29:02 - What part does purgatory play in our perfection?
  • 33:43 - How can we discern between God’s will and anxiety? How can we better understand timing and God’s will?
  • 47:15 - Can we have a sense of urgency and take extreme measures that are motivated by love or is this just compulsion?
  • 51:43 - Do you find that Catholics often lose their joy when they place more emphasis on politics than the truths of the Church?