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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

February 26, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 04:00 - When we are in heaven, will we see others or will we be so enamored by God that we see only him? 
  • 07:32 - My son is almost 20 and is not practicing his faith right now. How can I talk to him about the faith and help bring him back to it? He asked me how he can want a God who required such a sacrifice of his own Son. 
  • 08:15 - Is a couple who qualifies for an annulment required to get one? 
  • 22:00 - I am a fan of the show Wanda Vision, but I realize one of the characters is a witch. Should I stop liking it? Is it contrary to God? 
  • 38:00 - Is doing penance earning your forgiveness? 
  • 44:32 - You said earlier that angels and saints can hear our thoughts. Does that also mean that demons and Satan can hear our thoughts, since they are fallen angels? 
  • 49:39 - What is the significance of Peter, James, and John? Were they more important or blessed than the rest of the apostles? 
  • 52:55 - Does God remember our sins and good works? If he really forgets our sins when we confess them, will he remember our good works? 

Resources Mentioned: 

 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

February 26, 2021

Questions Covered:

 
  • 03:09 - Is the old tradition of the early Church the same as Roman Catholic tradition? 
  • 10:30 - What is the reality of matter if it requires consciousness to be defined? He mentioned the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. 
  • 14:40 - Who are the Eudist fathers? Are they legitimate? I just went to confession with one of their order the other day. 
  • 16:40 - How long have nuns existed in the Church and who started the tradition of religious sisters?  
  • 22:11 - How much responsibility do we have to educate younger Catholics on moral topics in the Church, like the ideas of cooperation with evil, the precepts of the Church, etc? 
  • 29:15 - How would you advise me? I am afraid of complete commitment to God. 
  • 33:00 - How does paragraph 2010 in CCC relate to the parable in Luke 18:9-14 about the tax collector and the temple? 
  • 41:38 - Why do bad things happen to good people? 
  • 46:48 - Can saints and angels hear silent prayers? 
 
Catholic Answers Live - Overcoming Obstacles to Belief in Jesus

Catholic Answers Live - Overcoming Obstacles to Belief in Jesus

February 25, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 11:10 - As a new convert, how do we cope with Judas’ treachery when he was chosen by Jesus himself? 
  • 20:10 - We know crucifixions happened through the wrist, so how do we reconcile that with the Gospels, private revelation, and the stigmata indicating Jesus had wounds in his hands? 
  • 24:10 - How did Jesus’ death and resurrection bring us over into the new covenant? 
  • 36:35 - How can Jesus allow horrible things to happen to innocent people? 
  • 47:26 - Why are the resurrection accounts so short compared to the rest of the Gospels? It seems like that’s a really big deal that the authors would have talked about more. 
  • 50:36 - What is the connection between Peter’s confession of faith and his subsequent attempt to prevent Jesus’ death? 

Resources Mentioned:

Making Sense Out of Suffering by Peter Kreeft

 
Catholic Answers Live - Tips for Defending the Faith

Catholic Answers Live - Tips for Defending the Faith

February 25, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 07:31 - How should I defend against the Orthodox claim that Peter is only the bishop of Rome and not of other places he lived in? 
  • 16:25 - What tips do you have for talking to someone who identifies as an agnostic materialist? 
  • 20:45 - How do you defend faith against the atheist claim that quantum mechanics prove that there are uncaused causes? 
  • 29:00 - How do we defend the premise in the cosmological argument that says there can’t be an infinite causal regress? 
  • 35:30 - In our arguments, should we look more at the methodology of our discussion partners instead of going straight to the evidence? 
  • 44:15 - How do I articulate the Catholic stance on justification? 
  • 49:05 - If existence is goodness, how does that account for things like torture devices?

Resources Mentioned:

Five Proofs for the Existence of God by Ed Feser

 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

February 24, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 04:00 - In cases of intersex people who have ambiguous chromosomes, how do you determine their sex? How does the Church view their sexuality? 
  • 15:23 - What are the signs of the mark of the beast? Is there evidence that the covid vaccine is the mark of the beast? 
  • 19:31 - What is the difference between atheist and agnostic? 
  • 21:28 - How do I respond to a skeptic who says that the Church is sexist? 
  • 30:50 - What is the reliability of the New Testament? Wasn’t it written anonymously? 
  • 41:12 - There seems to be a lot of controversy around St. John Paul II. On the Vatican website, it says that he prayed for the protection of Islam. Is that true and can you clarify what it meant? 
  • 46:35 - What is the historicity of Exodus? 
  • 51:13 - If abortion becomes illegal, how should perpetrators be disciplined?

Resources Mentioned:

 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

February 24, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 05:49 - Why be Catholic and not just Christian?  
  • 12:12 - I am the last atheist who called yesterday. Can we discuss teleology more today? 
  • 31:15 - Why was it storming when Jesus died on the Cross? 
  • 34:12 - Why did the belief about the Assumption of Mary develop so late? 
  • 41:45 - My husband is Catholic, but he has left the Church and has been going to a megachurch. He says the Catholic Church is boring and not with the times. How can I talk to him about this?
  • 46:40 - Were early Christians still practicing Jews? 
  • 49:24 - Was Mary as important to the early Church as she is to us? 

Resources Mentioned:

 
 
Catholic Answers Live - Answering Atheism

Catholic Answers Live - Answering Atheism

February 23, 2021

Questions Covered:

 
  • 06:28 - I am an atheist because that is the default we are born to and I have yet to be convinced out of that position. 
  • 18:08 - There is a popular apologetics method called presuppositional apologetics. Is this a good route to take with atheists as a Catholic? 
  • 31:12 - I am atheist. I am open to the concept of God and have been very convinced about the historical resurrection, but have questions about the atonement.  
  • 42:14 - How do you address animal suffering and evolutionary evil with atheists? 
  • 50:03 - I am an atheist. I have problems with teleology. 
Catholic Answers Live - Renewed Unity in Christ

Catholic Answers Live - Renewed Unity in Christ

February 23, 2021

Bishop Donald Hying speaks about how we can renew the Catholic Church.

Questions Covered:

 
  • 16:57 - How do I explain to my teenage daughter how President Biden can receive the sacraments when he is pro-abortion?  
  • 22:35 - How do encourage fathers to direct their children to be in the world but not of the world? 
  • 31:42 - Why can’t the Church have the strength of conviction like the secular institutions do? Why don’t we preach God to the world anymore? 
  • 44:10 - What are your thoughts on how critical race theory is being put into the schools now? 
  • 49:36 - Given that the early priests of the Church were married, what is the likelihood of the married priesthood coming back? 
 
Catholic Answers Live - Chastity for Men

Catholic Answers Live - Chastity for Men

February 22, 2021

Chastity is for every person, in every stage of life, in every vocation. How can this be? Jason Evert explains.

Questions Covered:

 
  • 16:44 - I spoke with someone today who’s kid is struggling with the Church’s teaching on homosexuality since the Church also says to love everyone. How can she explain the chaste love that the Church is teaching? 
  • 21:43 - I came into my faith in the last three years. My husband is not Catholic. I feel like my relationship with my husband does not have chastity. How can I begin to make this a part of our marriage when he is not Catholic? 
  • 29:23 - I am a convert. We are having a hard time explaining to family about NFP and our desire to be open to children. They don’t want us to have kids right away. How can we open up this conversation? 
  • 32:50 - In a marriage, if one partner is not interested in sexual activity and the other is, how can there be chastity in the relationship when someone is struggling so much? 
  • 36:44 - I have been talking with a gal for about 6 months and we are talking about taking the next step and getting into a serious relationship. How can I tell if I am being lustful or am I just wanting a different relationship? 
  • 43:50 - I heard you mention fast for her husband. I don’t know much about that. How could I go about fasting for someone who needs prayers? 
  • 47:50 - I’m 82 years old and a widower. I miss her a lot. I have a friend who I am attracted to that I would like to cuddle with. If it is not sexual, is that chaste? 
 
Catholic Answers Live - Eugenics and Assisted Suicide

Catholic Answers Live - Eugenics and Assisted Suicide

February 22, 2021

There is a profound problem in the world with assisted suicide and eugenics. How can faithful Catholics help to oppose these issues?

Questions Covered:

  • 28:48 - I am a survivor of three attempted suicides and I am really glad assisted suicide is not legal by me, because I probably would have used it. 
  • 32:33 - Pro-choice people seems to use nomenclature that obfuscates the truth. How can we speak plainly in clear language about these life issues? 
  • 35:20 - I am a legislator in North Dakota. I just heard a bill on assisted suicide and was able to defeat the bill. I think it was crucial that we had the right arguments so that we prove that a bill like that was just wrong.   
  • 47:00 - I see people not wanting hospice care because they see it as assisted suicide. How can we differentiate in those difficult end of life situations what is proper hospice care and what is ending a life earlier? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

February 20, 2021

Questions Covered:

 
  • 04:15 - What does Hebrews 5:7-10 mean? Is it referring to when Christ was young? 
  • 11:05 - Why do the dates of Ash Wednesday and Easter move every year? 
  • 18:30 - If both forms of the Mass are attended reverently and performed reverently, is one more important or weighty than the other? 
  • 21:51 - When is it permissible to lie? 
  • 33:33 - What is the Church’s stance on developing a human organ in an animal, to then transplant the organ into a human body? 
  • 37:45 - Would the Catholic Church see the superhero, the Vision, as a human? 
  • 43:20 - In the book of Ezra, the importance of a tabernacle has become clear to me. Why aren’t all tabernacles in the same place in all Catholic Churches? Is there a way for my Church to move the tabernacle directly behind the altar? 
  • 47:20 - How can I reconcile Matthew 6:1 and Matthew 5:16? They seem to suggest two different ways of living. 
  • 49:40 - My family is Asian and makes noodle soup for breakfast. The broth for this soup is often made from pork or beef. Can I still eat this with my family during Lent? 
  • 52:17 - What level of doctrine or teaching is the reservation of the priesthood for men? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

February 20, 2021

Questions Covered:

 
  • 08:14 - Why is there no reference to the communion of saints in the Nicene Creed? 
  • 18:50 - What did God do before he created the world? 
  • 29:28 - What do we mean when we say that the mother of God is the mediatrix of all graces? 
  • 35:40 - Are there any artists now who are comparable to the greats of the Renaissance? What caused all those great artists to emerge during that time? 
  • 46:20 - Hebrews 5 implies that Jesus had to learn obedience and be perfected. This confuses me. Could it be true? 
  • 52:35 - During communion, when you take the host into your hand, is there a concern of particles being left on the hand? I see that the patent is cleaned very specifically on the altar, so how are hands meant to be cleaned? 
Catholic Answers Live - Whys of Catholic Belief

Catholic Answers Live - Whys of Catholic Belief

February 18, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 02:00 - If the soul is immaterial, how can it be separated from the body in death? 
  • 16:16 - Why should we listen to the Bishop of Rome over all the other bishops of the Church?  
  • 22:14 - Why do people suffer, even if they are Christian and doing good? What is the point of believing in God if you’re just going to suffer? 
  • 35:45 - Why is it that the Catholic Church only allows men to be priests? 
  • 46:37 - Does the Church have a formal view of cremation as opposed to traditional burial? 

Resources Mentioned:

The Immortal in You by Michael Augros

 

What We May and May not Do with the Body After Death by Karlo Broussard

Catholic Answers Live - Whys of Catholic Belief

Catholic Answers Live - Whys of Catholic Belief

February 18, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 12:15 - Why do Catholics abstain from meat and fast on Fridays? 
  • 15:21 - Who rules over purgatory? 
  • 17:01 - What are the Catholic arguments for the existence of God? 
  • 29:11 - Why does the Catholic Church not allow the spreading of a deceased person’s ashes? 
  • 36:45 - What does the phrase “the sacrifice of the Mass” mean? 
  • 43:35 - What does the Catholic Church teach about unbaptized persons and purgatory and salvation? 
  • 48:35 - Why does the Church use the phrase “like the dewfall” in the 2nd version of the Eucharistic prayer?  
  • 50:43 - Why does the second paragraph of Nostra Aetate, from Vatican II, say that Buddhists can attain perfection?  

Resources Mentioned:

5 Proofs of the Existence of God by Ed Fesser

 

Aquinas’s Way to God

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

February 18, 2021

Questions Covered:

 
  • 05:14 - Why do Catholics light candles in front of saints or Jesus in their church? 
  • 11:41 - What is the limit to culpability to sin? If you pay money to a college that doesn’t uphold Catholic values, how culpable are you in their sinful behavior? 
  • 17:45 - Can a Catholic read the King James bible? 
  • 30:33 - It seems like Moses changes God’s will in Exodus 32:14. How are we supposed to understand that as Catholics? 
  • 36:24 - How are we meant to understand what Jesus said to Mary and John when he was on the Cross? 
  • 43:45 - How did Jesus fulfill the prophecy about Jesus gathering the lost tribes of Israel? 
  • 50:02 - How can I explain to someone why we pray the rosary?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

February 17, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 06:29 - How do you respond to a Protestant who believes in soul sleep? When I present the story of Lazarus and the rich man, they say it’s purely symbolic. 
  • 16:50 - My uncle is divorced and remarried. Could this be valid? How should I behave toward his family? 
  • 22:40 - In what order did the Annunciation, Visitation, and Joseph’s dream happen? Did Joseph accompany Mary to Elizabeth’s home? 
  • 28:36 - How can we best understand the mark of the beast? 
  • 33:18 - Can a baby be baptized still in the womb in an emergency? 
  • 36:15 - I have heard people mention a break in the Trinity. What is that? It is evidenced by Jesus saying God has abandoned him on the cross. 
  • 43:45 - If Mary did not know that she was immaculately conceived, then what did she mean by calling God her savior in Luke 1:47? 
  • 50:22 - I am a new convert and I don’t understand what a plenary indulgence is. Can you explain it to me? 

Resources Mentioned:

 
  • Ep. 138 – JAMW
  • A Primer on Indulgences by Jimmy Akin
  • Myths on Indulgences by Jimmy Akin
  • Pope Paul 6th Indulgentiarum Doctrina
  • The Drama of Salvation
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum for Non Catholics

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum for Non Catholics

February 17, 2021

Questions Covered:

  • 04:32 - How does a Catholic deal with some of the hard passages of scripture like 1 Samuel 15:3, in which God seems to be advocating genocide? 
  • 15:57 - What do Catholics mean when they talk about a “broken world?” 
  • 22:22 - Are video games that include things like demon hunting okay to play? 
  • 24:07 - Does the Bible ever use false images to represent the truth? 
  • 28:45 - Based on Genesis, wouldn’t every animal in paradise be a vegan? 
  • 33:48 - What’s the Catholic stance on fasting? 
  • 42:47 - What’s the difference between the deity of Christ and the divinity of Christ? 
  • 44:18 - What is the Catholic view on predestination? 
  • 48:48 - What happens when a Catholic receives the Eucharist in a state of mortal sin? 

Resources Mentioned:

jimmyakin.com/fast

 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum for Non Catholics

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum for Non Catholics

February 17, 2021

Questions Covered:

 
  • 13:54 - Was the historical Reformation a lost cause? 
  • 22:00 - If the physical body is a manifestation of your identity, how do intersex people or people with chromosome abnormalities identify? Are gender and sex synonymous in the Catholic faith? 
  • 29:42 - If Peter was married and the Eastern Catholics can marry, why do Roman priests have to be celibate? 
  • 35:15 - If the Marian doctrines are so necessary to Catholicism, why did none of the epistles cover them? 
  • 44:36 - How do you know if you’re in purgatory? And is purgatory the dark night of the soul? 
  • 49:03 - Why do Catholics think Protestants are wrong about the Eucharist when the early church seems to resemble Protestantism more? 
 
Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

February 15, 2021

Jimmy answers a variety of questions on Sacred Scripture.

Questions Covered:

 
  • 00:59 - Is there biblical evidence for Confirmation that I can share with my daughter who is supposed to be Confirmed this year? 
  • 06:37 - Why has the understanding of idolatry changed over time? It used to be more about images and physical items and now it seems like it’s about greed or putting things above God. 
  • 14:55 - In Mark 2, Jesus misquotes the Old Testament about the name of the high priest. Why does he do this? 
  • 20:16 - What does the Bible say about fraternal correction? 
  • 28:29 - How can I address the laws of the Old Testament, when people say that they are immoral? 
  • 35:30 - The Greek word in the original Lord’s Prayer that is translated as ‘daily’ in Catholic Bibles seems to be a vague translation. Would it be more correct for it to say ‘supersubstantial’? 
  • 43:12 - Why wasn’t Genesis written first? When is it estimated to have been written? 
  • 48:46 - The books of Matthew and Luke seem to have some contradictions in their accounts of Jesus’ resurrection. Why is that? 
  • 50:35 - Is positive affirmation approved of in Scripture? 
 
Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

February 15, 2021

Jimmy answers a variety of questions on Sacred Scripture.

Questions Covered:

 
  • 04:05 - Are there additional sources that would tell us about Jesus’ life prior to his public ministry? 
  • 11:40 - How do we know that Genesis 1-11 is a different genre than the rest of the book of Genesis? 
  • 19:26 - What is the Catholic interpretation of Ephesians 2:8-9? 
  • 24:45 - What is the meaning Matthew 7:14? Does it mean that only a tiny minority of people will go to heaven? 
  • 34:08 - In the Old Testament, Abraham is tested by God in sacrificing his son Isaac. Why would God ever ask a father to sacrifice his son? 
  • 44:01 - What is the correct translation of Acts 12:4? Why is it so often incorrectly translated? 
  • 49:09 - How can we tell the difference between the lying signs and the true ones mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:9? 
  • 49:09 - How can we tell the difference between the lying signs and the true ones mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:9? 

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