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Catholic Answers Live - The Whys of Catholic Belief

Catholic Answers Live - The Whys of Catholic Belief

August 16, 2019

Why do Catholics believe what they do? Listen in and find out!

Questions Covered: 

  • 17:04 - Is it true that Vatican II said that Muslims worship the same, Abrahamic God?  
  • 24:47 - Do Catholics believe that people merit grace? 
  • 35:33 - Why do Catholics believe in purgatory?  
  • 45:40 - Why do Catholics believe in the Assumption of Mary? Is there a history behind this? 
  • 52:55 - How can the pope be infallible? 
Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In

Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In

August 16, 2019

Catholics Answers’ chaplainNorbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Chris Check to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more. 

Questions Covered:

  • 15:55 - Are there reliable statistics on Mass attendance and belief in the Eucharist from a Catholic source? 
  • 22:04 - In the catechism, it says that the entire human race is implicated in Adam’s sin. How can we be responsible for the sin of another man? 
  • 29:45 - Is it acceptable to attend Mass at the SSPX chapel? Can I receive their sacraments? 
  • 33:43 – What are the apocalyptic implications of the third building of the Jerusalem temple? 
  • 41:04 - How does purification of the senses work? 
  • 48:22 - My husband is ill with cancer and is doing chemotherapy. Would it be acceptable for us to use condoms so that he doesn’t give me cancer? 
  • 52:27 - Can you explain the filioque controversy? 
Catholic Answers Live - Call to Evangelize

Catholic Answers Live - Call to Evangelize

August 15, 2019

Mark Hart shares his best tips for evangelization.

Questions Covered:

  • 13:49 - I want to street evangelize, but I am concerned about ministering to the homeless. Do you have any tips for overcoming the fear? 
  • 18:36 - How can I evangelize a Baptist about baptism? How can I explain that Baptism is a real sacrament and not just a symbol?  
  • 28:46 - How is the Catholic gospel seen by people? Do they think it’s a gospel of love? 
  • 37:33 - How can I evangelize to non-believing friends about why I believe in the Catholic Church? My friends have been mocking me about believing.  
  •  48:52 - My brother is an atheist. Do you have any tips for reaching him? 
Catholic Answers Live - Bible Blueprint for Priesthood

Catholic Answers Live - Bible Blueprint for Priesthood

August 15, 2019

Have you ever wondered why women cannot be Catholic priests? Is every person truly “priest, prophet, and king”? Listen in to hear Karlo Broussard explain the ins and outs of the Catholic priesthood.

Questions Covered:

  • 15:42 - Why is it that only priests and deacons give homilies? Why don’t lay people preach? 
  • 20:41 - Why is the Catholic priesthood the true priesthood and Mormon priesthood is not?  
  • 32:30 - Do you believe in the invisible priesthood (people who get married but have their eyes fixed on heaven and are more pastoral)? 
  • 36:33 - How can lay people live out their priesthood of all believers?    
  • 46:32 - My Protestant friend asked me about the priesthood. He asked, “Why don’t Catholics believe that someone else, outside of the Catholic Church, could be called to the priesthood?”  
  • 50:16 - Can women be priests? Why or why not? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 8-13-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 8-13-19

August 14, 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:

  • 02:28 - My brother is a Knight Templar and he claims that it is an order in the Catholic Church. Is this true? 
  • 11:04 - What is the justification for annulments in Scripture? 
  • 17:50 - How can Jesus calls to his father, “Why have you forsaken me?” Does this mean that God was questioning God? 
  • 21:44 - In the Bible, the devil is not very significant, and yet, as Christians, there is a big emphasis on him. Why is there such a significance placed in the devil? 
  • 28:40 - Is it a heresy to receive the Eucharist in the hand? 
  • 32:05 - How should we treat the New World translation of Scripture, since it contains heresy? Is there an acceptable way to get rid of it? 
  • 34:04 - Can you replace your Sunday Mass obligation with attending a daily Mass? 
  • 38:47 - Is it reasonable for a priest to ask for parishioners to not be alone with children in the parish? 
  • 42:10 - When we die, does the Bible explain how to properly bury someone?  
  • 45:20 - When Jesus experienced the Passion, did he suffer the sins of all people, past, present, and future? 
  • 49:28 - Does God love Satan? 
  • 50:55 - Are we meant to hold hands during the Lord’s Prayer or clap at the end of Mass?  
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 8-13-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 8-13-19

August 14, 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:

  • 03:47 - What is the Catholic response to the environmental concerns that we need to reduce the human population? 
  • 11:45 - What does canon law about who should be handling the Eucharist during adoration? 
  • 14:04 - My relative is experiencing gender dysphoria but wants to remain Catholic. What are some resources that would be helpful to him?
    15:48 - How can I help someone who believes in a deistic God to believe in a theistic God? 
  • 21:10 - Is it acceptable for laypeople to use holy water, oils, etc. in their private lives? 
  • 23:53 - Are there any physical, tangible ways of fighting the devil? Should I contact a priest?  
  • 29:00 - Can you explain Our Lady of Fatima to me? 
  • 33:41 - How do we even know that the devil is real? How do you know that any of this is true? There is no proof. 
  • 44:00 - I had my baby 13 days ago and missed one Sunday mass, as I had just gotten home the night before. Because I missed Mass, I chose not to receive communion, as I wasn’t sure if I would need to go to confession prior (due to missing my Sunday obligation). If I cannot make it to confession before Thursday, the Holy day of obligation, should I not partake in communion again? 
  • 45:20 - What would happen if you cloned Jesus? My professor joked about this recently. 
  • 52:10 - Is it morally acceptable for a Catholic to be mummified after they die? 
Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic? Part 2

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

August 13, 2019

Jimmy Akin asks, “Why aren’t you a Catholic?”

Questions Covered:

  • 03:33 - I am not Catholic because of Catholic ecclesiology and some of the Marian dogmas.  
  • 18:35 - I am not Catholic because I feel like I’ll be a horrible Catholic if I come back. 
  • 28:38 - I’m orthodox and looking at becoming Catholic. Is there a difference between the orthodox and Catholic churches? 
  • 34:02 - If your consciousness does not survive death, how could there be life after death? 
  • 48:00 - I am not Catholic because no one has ever invited me to church. 
  • 50:11 - The Catholic faith looks like it has a lot of idolatry. 
Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic? Part 1

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

August 13, 2019

Trent Horn asks, “Why aren’t you a Catholic?”

Questions Covered:

  • 06:14 - I am not Catholic because of the devotion to Mary.  
  • 13:17 - Does a Catholic have any kind of assurance of heaven if you follow all the regulations of the Church. That’s my main concern in being a Catholic. 
  • 17:17 - I was born and raised Catholic. I turned to Protestantism because I don’t understand worshiping anything other than God. I also don’t think I should have to confess to a priest. He’s just a human and I want God to hear my sins.  
  • 30:00 - I was raised Catholic but left for a non-denominational church. I am interested in coming back to the Catholic Church. 
  • 43:02 - I am a Baptist. I can’t accept the Immaculate Conception.  
  • 50:43 - I would like to be Catholic, but I have trouble believing in papal infallibility.  
Catholic Answers Live - Kids Show

Catholic Answers Live - Kids Show

August 12, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 03:42 - My dad tells me that if someone strikes me, I should strike them back. Jesus says that if someone strikes me, I should turn the other cheek. What should I do? 
  • 13:06 - Do you have any resources for an introduction to apologetics? 
  • 22:43 - Why does God challenge some kids to do things they know they can’t do? 
  • 29:28 - When do you know that someone you are praying for is out of purgatory? 
  • 32:45 - How would I know if God is calling me to be a nun? 
  • 38:25 - Why is it better to receive Jesus on the tongue rather than on the hand? 
  •  49:19 - Why did God create wasps? 
  • 52:20 - In the book of Tobit, why wasn’t the angel Raphael lying when he said he was the son of one of Tobit’s relatives? How could he be the son of a human if he is an angel? 
Catholic Answers Live - The Faith in Europe

Catholic Answers Live - The Faith in Europe

August 12, 2019

Fr. Clemens Galban and Fr. Hugh Barbour discuss the state of the Catholic Church in Europe.

Questions Covered:

  • 23:09 - How would the Church in Europe today to the Church in the United States? 
  • 35:20 - I went to Mass at a Catholic Church in Germany. When everyone came in, there was a bowl of unconsecrated hosts. As people came in, they were supposed to move a host into another bowl. Was this a way of counting everyone? Also, is it true that you must pay a tax to go to Church in Germany? 
  • 51:14 - I lived in Europe for 2 years and I saw some strong evangelization movements there. 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 8-8-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 8-8-19

August 9, 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: 

  • 09:08 - How are we to interpret Jesus saying, “This generation will not pass away until all these things have happened?” Someone told me that this makes Jesus a false prophet. 
  • 20:38 - Are the saints omniscient? 
  • 32:14 - Can you liken the Holy Trinity to water and its different states? 
  •  40:12 - What is the relationship between the doctrine of divine simplicity and the Holy Trinity? 
  • 45:40 - What does the Church teach on priests refusing to give the Eucharist to someone? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 8-8-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 8-8-19

August 9, 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: 

  • 07:07 - Do Catholics believe in hopeful inclusion? 
  • 16:09 - What is In Persona Christi and how can I explain it to a non-Catholic? 
  • 18:51 - Does the idea of typology come from Hebrews 8:5? 
  • 30:50 - Why did Jesus descend into hell? Do people in hell have some hope of salvation? 
  • 35:27 - How can I become Catholic? I have always been Church of Christ and my family is not Catholic. 
  • 46:40 - What does it mean when the Creed says, “He will come again to judge the living and the dead”? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

August 8, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 07:45 - How do I die to myself? What does that mean? 
  • 11:00 - What is the difference between transubstantiation and consubstantiation? 
  • 23:33 - How can prayer be efficacious, since God can allow things to happen for the greater good?  
  • 34:38 - If a priest breaks the seal of confession, can a bishop laicize that priest? 
  • 40:30 - Are there animals in heaven?  
  • 44:40 - Our priest starts the prayers during the Mass, but looks at the congregation and waits for us to finish them. Is this typical and acceptable? 
  • 48:37 - I am a part of a Bible study and there are only two Catholics in the group. How can I explain what Catholics interpret Revelation? 
Catholic Answers Live - The Whys of Catholic Belief

Catholic Answers Live - The Whys of Catholic Belief

August 8, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 08:57 - If there is a priest who is bad, is their consecration of the Eucharist still valid? 
  • 15:56 - Why isn’t it a mortal or venial sin to smoke a cigarette? Is growing marijuana and smoking it permissible? 
  • 31:00 - Is there a problem with me practicing Crypto Christianity? Is there a doctrine that teaches against this?  
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 8-6-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 8-6-19

August 7, 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:

  • 06:54 - How can some people believe that evil doesn’t exist?  
  • 18:52 - When Scripture says, “Be subject to the governing authorities..” what does that mean? What if the governing officials are corrupt? 
  • 32:10 - Would it be possible for someone to prove that eternity exists? How can we know that there is an eternal life? 
  • 37:40 - Did Jesus know he was going to be Transfigured beforehand?  
  • 47:03 - If a person makes an impulsive promise to God without any discernment, is that promise binding?  
  • 49:07 - Can the devil make people do things? Can he get into our minds? 

 

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 8-6-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 8-6-19

August 7, 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:

  • 08:06 - Is Mary the new Ark of the Covenant? 
  • 20:09 - Sometimes Catholics bury their loved ones with sacramentals such as rosaries. Does this do anything for the deceased? 
  • 35:20 - Does the Catholic Church publish a list of dogma and doctrine? 
  •  45:10 - What can I do now that I believe in Catholicism, but my wife does not? We have two kids. I want us to be Catholic. 

 

Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In

Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In

August 6, 2019

Catholics Answers’ chaplainNorbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more. 

Questions Covered:

  • 01:00 - Have you heard of Our Lady of the Mystical Rose in Argyle, TX?  
  • 03:57 - What does being Catholic, but not being married in the Catholic Church look like? What are the consequences/results of this? 
  • 13:40 - What is “poverty of spirit”?   
  • 16:26 - What is your view on the phrase, “We are the Church?” Is this a shallow statement? Is it theologically correct? 
  • 20:11 - Did evil come into the world through Adam and Eve’s sin? Does sin require a blood sacrifice for forgiveness? 
  • 24:42 - A priest recently told me that something I confessed was not a sin. I know that it is a sin. What should I do? Should I go to a different priest? 
  • 28:32 - A priest recently told me that something I confessed was not a sin. I know that it is a sin. What should I do? Should I go to a different priest? 
  • 30:20 - What advice should I give to my sister who married an illegal immigrant, who wants a divorce now that he is a citizen? 
  • 35:08 - I’m worried about the changing of the words of the Mass. The Agnus Dei is different than at any other parish. What should I do? 
  • 40:18 - I supervise a print shop. Our company just picked up a very pro-abortion client and they print a lot of abortion materials. What should I do? 
  • 49:30 - I attend a Catholic high school and feel very outcast as a practicing Catholic. What are some practical steps that students can take in creating a more Catholic identity on their campuses? 
  • 52:27 - What are some good resources concerning immigrants? 
Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In

Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In

August 6, 2019

Catholics Answers’ chaplainNorbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more. 

Questions Covered:

  • 05:12 - Can a Catholic priest be a petitioner’s advocate in the annulment process? 
  • 06:39 - I don’t understand the hypostatic union. Was Jesus always fully God and fully man? 
  • 22:25 - I am a Eucharistic minister. When is the appropriate time for the Eucharistic ministers to approach the altar? When is the appropriate time to leave the altar afterwards? 
  • 28:45 - How can I be a good influence on a friend who is now claiming to be transgender? 
  • 34:57 - I’ve been trying to attend Mass on every first Saturday. This last Saturday, I attended at 5 pm, but attended a second time for my Sunday obligation the next day. Can I count that 5 pm Mass as my first Saturday Mass? 
  • 36:26 - I have a friend who started to go to RCIA. She expressed to that priest that she feels like there is evil around her and he didn’t believe her. How can I convince her to go back to RCIA? 
  • 41:25 - Can I receive the Eucharist more than one time in a day? 
  • 45:09 - What is the truth about Mother Teresa? Should she have been canonized? 
  • 49:50 - What does the Catholic Church say about self-defense, considering all the recent shootings?  
 
Catholic Answers Live - Weird Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Weird Questions

August 5, 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:

  • If the Ark of the Covenant were found today, would the Old Testament rule that you cannot touch it still apply? 
  • 5:35 – If people move to Mars, die, and are buried there, when the end times come and they are in their glorified body, Will they be living on Mars, back on Earth with the rest of us on someplace else? 
  • 12:31 - Is there anything recorded about Jesus doing any personal care of himself, like we wash, comb our hair or brush our teeth etc. 
  • 15:20 - Did the two men who were crucified alongside Jesus also carry their crosses to Cavalry? Was Jesus the only one to do this?  
  • 17:56 - What religion was Jesus? 
  • Was Jesus Buddhist? 
  • 23:26 – Aliens scare me. If they exist, is there a God? Did He also create them? 
  • 31:33 – Is our God is part of a race of gods, like the Gnostics?  
  • 33:05 - Is method acting in an evil character role generally seen as dangerous and possibly immoral, perhaps along similar lines as participating in hypnosis? 
  • 36:36 - Why does capybara not count as meat during Lent?  
  • 41:18 - If we’re not alone in the universe, where is everybody else?  
  • 44:41 - Would Luke Skywalker have to denounce his Jedi religion in order to become Catholic? 
  • 48:20 - If researchers were to identify a medical cause for hyperfertility, and a treatment could be found which could reduce fertility to “normal levels” (not eliminating fertility altogether) and make it possible for these women to successfully use NFP to avoid pregnancy, would that be a licit treatment? 
  • 50:57 - Is it true that Jesus is against self-defense and that Christians are not allowed to defend themselves? 
Catholic Answers Live - Explaining Tough Moral Issues to Kids

Catholic Answers Live - Explaining Tough Moral Issues to Kids

August 5, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 14:55 - How can I explain to young children why our neighbor is a man, but now dresses as a woman? 
  • 20:15 - How can I talk to my 14-year-old daughter about her peers that may have same-sex attraction? How can I teach her to love and accept what the Church teaches, but also teach her to be kind and accepting of those around her? 
  • 32:43 - How do you deal with physicals and doctors talking to your kids about sex before you want them to hear about it? 
  • 46:33 - How accurate is the argument in favor of the HPV vaccine that claims a large percentage of people will contract HPV? 
  • 50:16 - How does the Catholic Church respond to those that have chromosome aberrations like XXY? 
  • 52:11 - I feel like there’s a lot of pressure in the college atmosphere to have sex before marriage. Can I have some advice on how to combat this? 

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