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Catholic Answers Live - How John Paul II Changed the World

Catholic Answers Live - How John Paul II Changed the World

October 26, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 15:35 - When the hierarchy in the United States was under John Paul II, I feel he relied on the papal nuncio. Can I have your thoughts on that?
  • 29:07 - I saw a movie on Padre Pio, in one of the scenes Padre Pio met John Paul II as a young man and Padre says to a colleague, “he will be a pope one day.” Was this a true statement? Did they ever interact?
  • 37:59 - There was a picture of John Paul II with a Buddhist statue on the tabernacle that he didn’t know about. Who did that and why?
Catholic Answers Live - Discernment of Spirits in Marriage

Catholic Answers Live - Discernment of Spirits in Marriage

October 26, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 24:48 - Father, do we need to read “Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living” before we read this?
  • 29:22 - How do you respond to young couples asking about when it is the right time to get married?
  • 43:44 - I have been struggling with the temptation not to pray- how does one work through the struggle to not pray?
  • 51:19 - How would one know his soulmate when the heart is deceitful?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 23, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 01:00 - When should we talk to kids about what happens with pets after they die?
  • 9:15 – What is a doctor of the church and how can one become a doctor of the church?
  • 14:30 - Can you speak to the subject of the bi-location of Saints? Is it as rare as the stigmata? Or are there many saints that have been bi-located?
  • 18:51 - Can you recommend any books with research on becoming a better Catholic Man?
  • 22:38 - What implications does Ipson esse have?
  • 27:37 - I was wondering if you were a Catholic then if your grandparents or family were not Catholic would you be able to see them in heaven?
  • 30:04 - I have seen different versions of the catechism- which one is the right one to buy?
  • 34:01 - How does the old testament and the book of genesis get so specific that it often gets interpreted as metaphorical?
  • 41:15 - There are different rights in different parishes- what are the differences?
  • 47:00 - How do you respond to the claim that a lot of Catholics don’t take personal faith seriously?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 23, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 04:00 - Apostolic succession is in both the roman and orthodox catholic church, but they differ, how and why is this the case?
  • 11:50 - Why are all souls day and all saints’ day so close to each other and what is the difference, why are they so close to Halloween?
  • 6:43 –  Are humans really so different after 5,000 years and is his analogy on teaching Hebrew really comparable to teaching a people morals and theology?
  • 29:11 - Has the triumph of the immaculate heart at Fatima happened yet or is it to come?
  • 32:33 - Is it okay for Catholics to listen to evangelical music?
  • 39:05 - I know someone considering becoming Catholic and they are willing to consent to the church’s teachings, except for Marian Devotions. Can they become Catholic if they won’t say a Hail Mary?
  • 43:40 - The Catholic Church has some documents on the glorification and exaltation of violence in media, does that mean that combat in video games or action in film and tv is sinful?
  • 50:05 - A priest said “consider wearing a mask and it will be used as prayers for souls in purgatory” Can I have more clarification on that?
Catholic Answers Live - Why It Matters to Be Catholic

Catholic Answers Live - Why It Matters to Be Catholic

October 22, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 2:45 – What are we to make of the pope’s comments on civil unions?
  • 17:48 - How do you explain purgatory to Catholics that are rejecting it and how can I defend my faith against my born again brother when they reject prayers to Mary and purgatory?
  • 21:44 - Are we still going to be judged after we are released from purgatory or are we judged before we enter purgatory?
  • 34:33 - I have been a Catholic my whole life and what happened today with the pope has made me lose a lot of hope. What advice can you give on how to deal with this?
  • 43:45 - When Catholics who say statements that are not “catholic,” why can they receive communion and how can they get excommunicated?
  • 47:55 - How much longer can we be Catholic with all the scandals going through the church?
  • 52:41 - How do we pray for a close friend who has passed away suddenly, and we don’t know where they are with God?
Catholic Answers Live - Light and Leaven

Catholic Answers Live - Light and Leaven

October 22, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 11:45 - My husband and I have left the Church over the scandals, we are struggling with the fact that the laity doesn’t have much power in helping the community with that. What can we do as laypeople to help prevent those issues?
  • 18:00 - Will the bishop be in favor of reform of the college of bishops, where there will be more accountability to the laity and will be part of that structural reform?
  • 24:30 - I have a friend who is a fallen Catholic, now methodist, how do I appeal to her that our faith is the truth? Can I have some advice?
  • 35:00 - What are your thoughts on Pope Francis’ statement about civil unions?
  • 44:03 - I own a Catholic store in New York, what books should I have in the store?
  • 47:29 - Are canonizations infallible?
Catholic Answers Live - Trustful Surrender

Catholic Answers Live - Trustful Surrender

October 20, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 12:35 - Society itself used to support Christianity and now that it hasn’t, how can we navigate that in today’s world with your family.
  • 18:54 - My son has fallen away from the faith, he is gay. How do I deal with the holidays?
  • 28:25 - My son got married outside of the Catholic Church even though they are Catholic, how can help them learn about the importance of the sacrament of matrimony?
  • 32:13 - I feel depressed when I pray for my children to follow the Catholic faith, and I find it hard to pray for them because it causes me to feel so sad.
  • 42:05 - What happens if your kids die without being converted to Catholicism? How should I feel about that?
  • 50:00 - My daughters are 16 &14, our family has been through a lot recently and I can’t decide if I should force them to receive the sacrament of Confirmation or not.
Catholic Answers Live - Was Vatican II a Modern Apostasy?

Catholic Answers Live - Was Vatican II a Modern Apostasy?

October 20, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 14:45 - What is the best objection you have heard to Vatican II and how would you address it?
  • 20:21 - Can you explain the changes in education from Vatican II?
  • 33:57 - we were told 3 weeks before Vatican II that Communion was only a symbol – can you elaborate on this?
  • 45:11 - How can we restore reverence of the eucharist and with reverence of the pope?
  • 51:00 - I have been having debates with my eastern orthodox cousin- he has problems with the “Abu Dhabi” (Feb 2019)  document and he sights it back to “nostra aetate…” how can I address that with him?
Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

October 19, 2020

Questions Covered: 

 
  • 03:18 - Is there salvation outside of the Catholic Church? And if there is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church how is there unity in Christianity?
  • 13:27 - What do I do if I am not sure if I have been baptized but I want to be baptized in the Catholic Church?
  • 16:31 - Why is it that the Catholic Church has historically supported a younger model for the creation of the world but seems to have shifted their stance today?
  • 24:33 - Why do Catholics say the Mass is a sacrifice when no more sacrifices are necessary?
  • 34:10 - Why do Catholics say the Hail Mary?
  • 41:00 - How should I respond to Protestant people who reject the Catholic understanding of justification?
  • 50:05 - According to Jesus there are two true sacraments, but Catholics Recognize seven. What qualifies the other five as sacraments?
Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

October 19, 2020

Questions Covered: 

 
  • 09:25 - Can you explain Limbo?
  • 18:05 - Can you elaborate on the Church’s hierarchy of authority?
  • 29:57 - I think praying to saints is idolatry.
  • 40:55 - How can I explain purgatory to my Baptist family in light of 1 John 3:2?
  • 46:30- How do you address the topic of homosexuality with people who do not accept the Church’s teaching?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 16, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 02:11 - Did three wisemen actually go see Jesus or was it just the three gifts with either 2 or 5 “wise men” presenting them?
  • 10:59 - What takes precedence: Isaiah 11:9 or Revelation: every valley will be filled and hills will be lowered?
  • 16:16 - Why is 2nd Peter in the bible when the bible commentary says he didn’t write it?
  • 21:29 - Is it sinful to perform an act of spiritual communion in a state of mortal sin?
  • 24:26 - Since Jesus is the son of God is his lineage able to be traced back?
  • 28:44 - What is the Church’s stance on the consumption of animal blood in sauces?
  • 33:53 - How does the contingency argument lead to God and not another “non-God” alternative?
  • 41:30 - Can you explain in John 2:4 why what Jesus said was not rude to Mary?
  • 45:23 - How do we know that the keys that Jesus gave to Peter were succeeded to Popes and not just intended for Peter?
  • 49:28 - Someone said that because of our baptism we literally become Jesus- how do I respond to that?
  • 51:11 - In the Gospel of Matthew it starts with the Genealogy of Jesus and ends with Joseph. Wouldn’t it be more correct if it ended with Mary since Joseph is not his biological father?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 16, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 02:50 - What role does the treasury of merit play with indulgences?
  • 06:27 - What are the differences between the different types of bibles?
  • 12:32 - Can Catholics pray the chotki?
  • 13:38 - Is it okay for Catholics to use vaccinations with parts of aborted fetuses?
  • 16:31 - Is the Holy Spirit higher than Jesus concerning Jesus’ human nature?
  • 20:36 - Does God still speak to people through prophecies?
  • 24:00 - What are the importance of relics and why are they venerated by Catholics?
  •  31:12 - How do you discern which church authorities to follow if there are differentiating opinions coming from different churches?
  • 35:57 - Treasury of Merit and whether or not penal substitution?
  • 45:00 - What is your opinion on viewing shows that promote immoral things or just include them?
  • 49:49 - Someone claimed that they found the arc of the covenant online, is that true?
Catholic Answers Live - Purgatory is for Real

Catholic Answers Live - Purgatory is for Real

October 15, 2020

Questions Covered: 

 
  • 08:18 - Can souls in Purgatory see souls in Hell? And can souls in Heaven see souls in Purgatory?
  • 15:40 - Can non-Catholics go to Purgatory?
  • 19:42 - How do indulgences in Purgatory work?
  • 24:12 - Can the people in Purgatory pray for us? Do they know we pray for them?
  • 30:55 - Are there children in purgatory?
  • 40:35 - Will we be purged for grave sins if they have been confessed and the penance has already been done?
  • 45:52 - If you pray for a particular person in Purgatory, but that person is not in Purgatory, what happens to those prayers?
  • 50:06 - What would happen if you can’t tolerate the pain or punishment in Purgatory? What does that pain entail?
Catholic Answers Live - Ask a Priest

Catholic Answers Live - Ask a Priest

October 15, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 06:42 - Does any other Christian denomination believe in Purgatory? Where is purgatory in the Bible?
  • 16:08 - Are all human beings born with a soul? Are human beings born with a conscience?
  • 18:14 - What would happen to someone who has not gone to confession for five years?
  • 24:39 - If a priest were to bless the ocean would the ocean be holy water?
  • 30:28 - If, during COVID, my diocese requires Communion in the hand, should I refrain from Communion and pray a spiritual communion instead?
  • 32:58 - What does it mean to “offer Jesus”?
  • 36:41 - What is your advice for someone deciding between following Catholicism or Atheism?
  • 43:19 - In my work as a nurse, am I sinning by giving hormone injections to patients with gender dysphoria?
  • 46:48 - Why does the Catholic crucifix have Jesus on it? And why do crucifixes make him look so weak?
  • 51:15 - Can people who are not Catholic go to heaven?
 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 14, 2020

Questions Covered: 

 
  • 01:09 - Why are some priests allowed to say things that contradict church teaching?
  • 07:19 - Is it okay to wear an Orthodox cross?
  • 11:11 - Can you help me understand Mary’s perpetual virginity?
  • 23:40 - How do I explain the trinity when there is only one God?
  • 35:32 - Why does the Catholic Church say that its authority is infallible and equal to that of scripture?
  • 48:23 - What is the Catholic Church’s teaching on infallibility when it comes to ecumenical councils?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 14, 2020

Questions Covered: 

 
  • 05:49 - How do you answer somebody who says they believe in God but they don’t want to go to Heaven?
  • 20:08 - I have a friend interested in Catholicism who is transfeminine. What are the expectations?
  • 31:05 - How did Jesus worship the Trinity? Was the god of his human nature?
  • 41:17 - What biblical and historical evidence do we have for the particular judgment? How do we know that people are in heaven or hell, and not some other place?
  • 46:41 - Is the Trinity part of divine revelation or not?
Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

October 13, 2020

Questions Covered:

00:54 - In Jn 4:22, what did Jesus mean when he said “Salvation is from the Jews”? 

03:27 - How do we resolve Heb. 9:25 with the idea that Christ is in heaven as a lamb slain? 

 

14:37 - I’ve heard some people justify the conquest of Canaan as God using his people to exercise judgement on the Canaanites. But isn’t that saying that the ends justify the means? 

19:28 - Does the verse in Matthew where Jesus refers to the “days of Noah” prove that Noah was real? 

23:33 - What is the gift of tongues in 1 Corinthians 14? 

29:15 - If Christ is a priest of the order of Melchizedek, does that mean those he ordained (and specifically the pope) are also? 

39:18 - What is the imagery in Rev. 2:17 about? 

43:20 - How did we get the book of Revelation? 

47:12 - What signs are we supposed to be looking for to prepare for the three days of darkness? 

52:19 - Where can we look in the Bible for instructions about how to vote? 

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

October 13, 2020

Questions Covered:

05:13 - Is there a Biblical reason for why we ring the bells at consecration? 

06:30 - Were Adam and Eve real people? 

14:53 - How do we harmonize the apparent contradictions in the resurrection narratives? 

20:47 - Does Jimmy have any recommendations on beginner-level books about textual criticism of the Bible? 

24:29 - Are the stories of Noah’s Ark, Jonah, and Job real events, or are we to take them only as stories? And are there other books/stories of the Bible that we’re meant to take as only stories? 

42:35 - Is it possible that Adam and Eve were created by God after the Neanderthals died out? Maybe he decided to start fresh? 

48:30 - What are the best verses that show the possibility of losing salvation? 

Repent, For The Kingdom Is at Hand:  A Look At Matthew 4:17-18

Repent, For The Kingdom Is at Hand: A Look At Matthew 4:17-18

October 13, 2020

In today's passage we come to the end of the first section of Matthew's Gospel and it ends with the very powerful first words of Jesus's public ministry.  We are also introduced to two fishermen who will play a big role in the church.

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum for Non Catholics

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum for Non Catholics

October 12, 2020

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:

  • 03:03 - How rare is it for a non-Catholic to be able to receive Communion at a Catholic Church? When is a person so mentally disabled that they don’t need confession? 
  • 12:15 - How do you defend the primacy of the pope? 
  • 21:23 - Catholics are more pro-birth than pro-life. How do you respond to that? 
  • 33:01 - Why do people have to spend so many months in RCIA before becoming a Christian? 
  • 42:10 - Why do Catholics baptize infants? 
  • 49:54 - I left the Catholic Church a long time ago, but my recent study has sort of landed me back in the Catholic Church! Do I have to start over again from the beginning? I did receive some of the sacraments as a child.

 

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