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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 4-23-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 4-23-19

April 24, 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: 

  • 06:17 - What is your take on 1 Corinthians 5:12? What does Paul mean when he says not to judge outsiders?
  • 12:24 - My friend asked me why the scandal is being covered up in the Catholic Church. How could I best respond to her?
  • 19:35 - Is Mary Magdalene the same Mary who is the sister of Martha and Lazarus? Is there salvation outside of the Catholic Church?
  • 34:12 - Were chariots ever found at the bottom of the Red Sea? Is there any evidence of when Jesus appeared to Mary after the Resurrection?
  • 48:36 - Can you help me to understand God incarnate? Didn’t he become incarnate several times, like when he appeared to Abraham? Also, if Jesus mother didn’t exist yet, how does this all make sense?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 4-23-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 4-23-19

April 24, 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:

  • 01:55 - What do we know about Joseph’s parents?
  • 06:37 - What were the Jewish burial customs?
  • 18:00 - How do we explain John 6:63 considering the rest of the bread of life discourse?
  • 28:33 - In the Litany of St. Joseph, he is referred to as the “terror of demons.” What qualifies this title?
  • 32:44 - Does God love everybody, all the time, unconditionally, no matter what? The Bible seems to prove otherwise.
  • 42:32 - Is “centering” prayer something safe and acceptable to take part in?
  • 51:20 - What do Catholics believe about Mark 11:22-25?

Resources Mentioned:

Catholic Answers Live - Counterfeit Christs
Catholic Answers Live - Resurrection Apologetics
Catholic Answers Live - Did Jesus Have to Die?

Catholic Answers Live - Did Jesus Have to Die?

April 22, 2019

Tim Staples discusses why the crucifixion was necessary for salvation.

Catholic Answers Live - Mary in the Passion

Catholic Answers Live - Mary in the Passion

April 22, 2019

Tim Staples discusses Mary’s vital role in the Passion of her son, Jesus Christ.

Catholic Answers Live - The Eucharist in the Bible Encore
Catholic Answers Live - The Last Supper Encore
Catholic Answers Live - Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism

Catholic Answers Live - Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism

April 18, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 07:53 - I believe that the temptation by Satan in the Garden of Eden was unfair and that humans were set up to fail. How is this right?
  • 17:58 - My obstacle is that I must receive an annulment to receive Communion.
  • 28:22 - I don’t think the truth is in any one religion. No religion is perfect.
  • 42:09 - I don’t see enough historical evidence for Christ’s Passion. How can we know what conversations Christ had when the gospel writers were not there to overhear it?
  • 49:39 - I don’t understand the necessity of such an impractical thing.

 

Catholic Answers Live - The Passion in Jerusalem

Catholic Answers Live - The Passion in Jerusalem

April 18, 2019

Steve Ray describes the events in Jerusalem surrounding Christ’s Passion.

Questions Covered:

  • 13:29 - How long was Jesus on the cross for?
  • 18:23 - Do we know where Jesus carried the cross or how far?
  • 23:01 - How likely is it that our Lord was crucified completely naked?
  • 30:01 - I just came back from the Holy Land. Is there a chance that the Temple could have been where the dome of the rock is today?
  • 34:56 - What is the official ruling on Jesus death and the timing of his resurrection? Did he rise after three days or did he rise on the third day?
  • 42:27 - It doesn’t seem like there would have been enough accommodations for that many people in the city. How was the number of 180,000 people reached?
  • 45:57 - The Passion movie shows damage being done to the temple when Jesus died. Is there evidence for this?
  • 47:44 - Was the Seder meal instituted before or after Jesus?
  • 50:13 - In the Passion that Mel Gibson directed, he portrays Satan as lurking around. Did Satan know that Jesus was going to die for our sins or was he unaware?

Resources Mentioned:

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 4-16-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 4-16-19

April 17, 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:

  • 04:26 - Does the Catholic Church accept all the apocryphal books?
  • 15:20 - Did the Church not allow baptism before a certain time because they believed that the body was not ensouled yet?
  • 22:18 - When Christians die, where do they go?
  • 32:30 - Was Mary in need of a savior if she was without sin?
  • 37:15 - Why don’t Catholics celebrate Passover when the Lord said to ‘do this in memory of me’?
  • 43:15 - How can we understand the Scripture that says ‘let no person judge you for keeping the Sabbath’?
  • 45:09 - I am feeling sorry for Judas today and wondering if he really had a choice. Could he have chosen not to betray Jesus?
  • 48:00 - Why isn’t full preterism true?
  • 52:23 - Why do you have to be Catholic to be saved?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 4-16-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 4-16-19

April 17, 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:

  • 03:34 - Why doesn’t the Catholic Church allow for women priests? How can I explain this to others?
  • 15:55 - How can I help my nieces and nephew who do not believe in God?
  • 24:09 - What is the significance to Easter about the Eucharistic feast?
  • 34:25 - How do I speak with a Protestant who believes that Scripture proves that women should never be teachers and should submit to every man? Adversely, how do I respond to someone who believes Scripture proves that there are no differences between men and women?
  • 46:32 - Genesis 16 seems unjust to me. Can you help me to understand this better?
  • 52:37 - Would the Immaculate Conception negate the Virgin Mary’s free will? Did her lack of original sin put her into a different category of human?

Resources Mentioned:

Catholic Answers Live - No Greater Love

Catholic Answers Live - No Greater Love

April 16, 2019

Dr. Edward Sri shares the Biblical background to each scene in Christ’s passion. What was Jesus going through at each moment? How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ’s death? Why did Christ die for us? What did it accomplish? What was the meaning behind of the tearing of the temple veil, the crowning with thorns, and other events during Christ’s Passion? Join us today to better understand the importance of the Passion.

Questions Covered:

  • 20:23 - When Jesus was taken to Pontius Pilate, he sent him to Herod. Is this the same King Herod who hunted down infant Jesus?
  • 23:40 - What is the best way to read your book during this Holy Week?
  • 33:03 - How do I explain why Jesus had to die for our sins, but that we can still go to hell if we act outside of God’s laws?
  • 35:00 - Was Christ only beaten on his back or beaten all over his body?
  • 40:46 - Can you help us to reconcile with what Jesus says about the Father being greater, during the Last Supper? Aren’t the members of the Trinity equal in majesty?
  • 46:07 - Why does Jesus pray the prayer to his Father in the Garden of Gethsemane if he is a part of the Trinity?
Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In 4-15-19

Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In 4-15-19

April 16, 2019

Catholics Answers’ chaplain, Norbertine 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:

  • 29:11 - In the Bible, it says that those who don’t believe are condemned. How can this be true?
  • 34:00 - Is it necessary for the priest to use the words “I absolve you” in confession or can they say, “I forgive you”? Also, is it necessary to tell your sins in the language of the priest to be forgiven?
  • 37:23 - Is it ever okay to lie, under any circumstances?
  • 46:00 - Why doesn’t the priest place salt on the baby’s tongue during Baptism anymore? I heard this was done so the child would thirst for the
  • 50:58 - I am thinking about becoming a third order member. Can you tell me more about this process?
Catholic Answers Live - Maintaining Peace in the Family

Catholic Answers Live - Maintaining Peace in the Family

April 15, 2019

Dr. Ray Guarendi shares with Cy his reflections on the peace of the Holy Family, as well as his best tips for maintaining peace in the modern world.

Questions Covered:

  • 29:30 - My daughter has stage 4 colon cancer. My daughter acts very angry toward me when I offer my sympathies but seems to accept sympathy with grace from others who offer it. How can I handle this?
  • 33:39 - How can I help the anger that I have toward my wife for having an affair?
  • 42:48 - How do you bring family together when they don’t accept what you offer to them?
  • 46:22 - How would a person handle their mother saying they wish that they weren’t born?
  • 50:07 - I have a five-year-old who doesn’t pay attention in Mass. How can I help her to pay attention and give reverence to the Eucharist?

Resources Mentioned:

Catholic Answers Live - Weird Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Weird Questions

April 15, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 03:11 -I was watching a sitcom on one of the major networks. In this episode, a teenage character was trying to win over a girl by pretending to be as religious as she was. The female character had decided to be baptized in a Baptist church and the young man joined her hoping that the gesture would garner her affections. The pastor character dunked both teenagers in the font and recited the proper Trinitarian form. Now even though they were acting on a set, it seems to me that all the necessary requirements were fulfilled for Baptism. Provided the actors had not previously been baptized, would they now be baptized?
  • 07:28 - As sort of an academic exercise among linguists, there’s a hypothetical language, Anglish, created from a Britain isolated from Latin and French influence. What would the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be sound like if Anglo-Saxon-influenced words were used exclusively in the prayers?
  • 13:21 - Would Tolkien’s Elves, as unfallen humans, require the sacraments?
  • 17:19 - Would a Mass performed in Klingon be invalid or illicit? If it is valid, where can we find a priest who could do that? Could Fr. Hugh be trained to do this?
  • 21:17 - Where did Jesus’s Y chromosome come from?
  • 22:08 - And where did Adam get his Y chromosome? And did Eve have a Y? Could the Y that was withheld from Eve have been preserved and passed down somehow until it was utilized in Jesus, the second Adam?
  • 28:45 - How long did it take to grow your beard and how long is it?
  • 30:40 - Apparently there is a Non-Theistic movement called Jediism that is based on what the Jedi follow. Would it be ok for Catholics to be a part of this even though the “real life Jedi” may not be too quick to admit they are role-players?
  • 33:44 - Can zombies be saved?
  • 36:09 - Are zombies biblical?
  • 41:59 - Does tradition give us any idea if what happened to the saints that rose from the grave and went into the holy city after the crucifixion of our Lord. Did they have incorrupt bodies or glorified bodies? Did they die again? Did they return to the grave? Were they assumed bodily into heaven? Also, is there any record of what the said to people in the Holy City?
  • 45:24 - What is the real point of liturgies where pets are blessed?
  • 46:42 - Suppose you took a single-celled human embryo. You removed the sex chromosomes from this embryo’s DNA and replaced them with chromosomes of the opposite sex. Now the child will grow up to be the opposite sex. What sex will this person be in the Resurrection?
  • 51:08 - In Scripture we read many times that Jesus wept. Yet I can’t think of a single instance to read Jesus laughed. Did he?

 

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 4-11-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2 4-11-19

April 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:

  • 07:00 - Are cancer or hurricanes evil things? Didn’t God create the natural world, so these things are good?
  • 15:30 - I know people who are having premarital sex. Are these people going to go to hell?
  • 22:14 - My daughter came out as gay. Is there hope for her salvation?
  • 29:03 - What is the Dominican Mass like in comparison to the Roman rite?
  • 33:15 - Why aren’t Catholics taught more about Judaism so that they can better understand who Jesus was?
  • 41:36 - Which language is most preferable for the Liturgy?
  • 46:30 - What are your best tips for refuting atheism?
  • 48:30 - Can a person get baptized in the Catholic Church as an adult without going to RCIA?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 4-11-19

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1 4-11-19

April 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:

  • 05:22 - In the early Church, we hear that there was public confession. How were these people absolved? How do we know this?
  • 10:16 - My mother was going to be accepted into the Church by the profession of faith but was interrupted by surgery. Does she have to wait a whole year to join now?
  • 15:22 - Why do Catholics think that Matthew 16:18 is support for the validity of the Papacy?
  • 21:28 - Was St. Papius correct when he said the gospel of Matthew was written in Hebrew?
  • 30:00 - Where purgatory located?
  • 32:15 - Can John’s gospels be accurate if he did not write them for 60 years after Jesus’ death? How could he remember everything?
  • 36:44 - Does a person have original sin at conception or once they are born?
  • 40:46 - Does the Catholic Church want unmitigated immigration?
  • 46:27 - My Lutheran says that she believes that her eucharist is the body and blood of Christ. How can I speak with her about this?
  • 49:59 - Is it okay for me to attend Saturday evening Mass instead of Sunday?
  • 51:24 - What is the Church’s teaching on suicide?
Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In 4-10-19

Catholic Answers Live - The Chaplain Is In 4-10-19

April 11, 2019

We focus on pastoral concerns but welcome any question callers would like to ask a Catholic priest as we are joined by the Catholic Answers chaplain, Norbertine Father Hugh Barbour.

Questions Covered:

  • 08:10 - I will be a new convert this year and am trying to live a Catholic life in the meantime. What are the requirements for living a good Catholic life?
  • 15:00 - What are the seven deadly sins? How can I know if a sin is mortal or not?
  • 21:08 - Does the Catholic Church ever need someone who is a lawyer and a priest?
  • 28:36 - Can only Catholics go to heaven?
  • 32:17 - Is it appropriate for someone’s ashes to be put into the sea?
  • 41:32 - Is it true that the Lord permits evil to happen to bring about a greater good?
  • 48:10 - How should Luke 23:28-31 be interpreted? I never had any children.
  • 52:12 - What is the scrutiny?
Catholic Answers Live - Combating Loneliness and Cultivating Love Through Community

Catholic Answers Live - Combating Loneliness and Cultivating Love Through Community

April 11, 2019

Questions Covered:

  • 19:30 - You’re speaking about how reaching out in a deep way is as simple as dinner. I love that. I try to include simple prayers with my family, as well. We share podcasts and have conversations.
  • 21:51 - Do you have any resources or ideas for leading young adults in the faith life? I am going to a college that only has a Protestant group.
  • 32:25 - I like what you’re talking about! How can I surround myself with a core group of practicing Catholics?
  • 36:40 - How can divorced women bring this kind of community into their lives? How can they connect with ladies who consider themselves a part of this community? How can they start?
  • 38:16 - We have done some similar things for men in our community.
  • 44:51 - Has there been something that you’ve failed in that has turned out to be a greater blessing in the long run?
  • 48:40 - How do we get to the next level? How can we refresh and renew the groups we are a part of? I am a Knight of Columbus, but it feels like we always do the same things and aren’t attracting new members.
  • 52:02 - How can we improve the small communities that we have? Right now, we reflect on the Sunday readings and pray once a week.

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