Catholic Answers Live - The Science of Life and Death (with Stacy Trasancos) - June 18, 2018 - 7pm

June 19, 2018

Questions Covered

  • 13:42 - How can someone be a scientist and a Christian? How are the two complimentary?
  • 32:10 - How can I talk to my teenager about in vitro fertilization as something that is wrong when lots of her friends were conceived that way?
  • 43:20 - What would the Catholic response/stance on human cloning be?
  • 49:54 - What is the difference between contraception and abortion? Aren’t they the same?

Resources Mentioned

20 Answers: Bioethics

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Catholic Answers Live - Chastity (with Jason Evert) - June 18, 2018 - 6pm

June 19, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 13:45 - How do you explain the harm of porn and masturbation to a world that freely accepts it?
  • 21:17 - Most of the saints are chaste, unmarried, and sexual abstinence seems to be a trend. Is there a saint I can look up to who is not? 
  • 30:38 - Could same-sex attracted people live in a chaste/abstinent marriage and remain true to the Church?
  • 38:25 - Listener shares how he was able to overcome his pornography addiction.
  • 45:05 - What is your advice for undoing the distortion of pornography when you were exposed early on, but are now married and trying to live in a healthy relationship? What are some first steps to take?
  • 50:21 - What advice do you have for a middle-aged, single, and practicing Catholic who wants to live his faith, but still has sexual desires?

Resources Mentioned:

www.fightthenewdrug.org

www.chastityproject.com

www.integrityrestored.com

www.catholictherapists.com

www.edeninvitation.com

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Catholic Answers Live - Overcoming Polarization in the Church (with Gloria Purvis) - June 15, 2018 - 7pm

June 18, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 19:52 - How am I supposed to navigate through Catholic media entities that are seemingly at odds with others, such as ChurchMilitant which seemed to mock Bishop Barron?
  • 31:11 - How do I deal with Catholics who disagree with the USCCB on immigration?
  • 43:35 - How can we emphasize that the people on the other side of big issues, like abortion, also have human dignity and deserve that respect?
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Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? (with Karlo Broussard) - June 15, 2018 - 6pm

June 18, 2018

Do you have a Catholic doctrine or maybe a few Catholic doctrines that you struggle with? Karlo Broussard invites callers to share their doctrinal road-blocks to Catholic Faith. 

Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.

Questions Covered:

  • 14:46 - Can you help me understand Transubstantiation? What kind of flesh is it turning into?
  • 20:51 - Isn't the doctrine on birth control in married couples sexist, since God has given women gifts and talents to use that are inhibited when they become pregnant?
  • 34:35 - What is an explanation for only having men priests that I can give to people outside the Church who don’t accept Scripture or the Catechism as principles?
  • 46:20 - Why is there no salvation outside the Church, and what exactly does that mean?
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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum (with Jimmy Akin) - June 14, 2018 - 7pm

June 15, 2018

The 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:

  • 02:30 - If for whatever reason the Catholic Church deemed a baptism to be invalid, such as being in a non-Catholic church, could the person have enough of a desire to validate it in some way?
  • 05:36 - How do I answer someone who says that the Catholic Church can’t make valid doctrine due to the east and west schism?
  • 13:17 - As Catholics, how do we interpret Isaiah 45:7?
  • 19:08 - Was it always God’s plan for humanity to fall?
  • 20:30 - Why did the Church change from Latin to the vernacular? 
  • 29:08 - Was Jesus referring to Purgatory in Mt. 5:20-26?
  • 35:45 - During the Reformation, why was the apocrypha taken out of the Bible?
  • 46:45 - What are your recommendations for learning apologetics?

Resources Mentioned:

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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum (with Jimmy Akin) - June 14, 2018 - 6pm

June 15, 2018

The 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:

  • 05:38 - What should I do if I notice liturgical abuses in my parish? Do I have to participate in the part of the Mass that’s being abused?
  • 20:55 - When you first converted, did you have difficulty integrating with your parish community? How did you do it?
  • 28:51 - What is the Catholic teaching on how to respond to the fear of death?
  • 33:58 - When Jesus was Incarnate on earth, what was happening in heaven? Was He there in any way? How?
  • 40:50 - When we offer up our suffering to God, what exactly does He do with it?
  • 43:30 - Can you clarify the difference in Catholic and Protestant thoughts on original sin?
  • 52:34 - Can you clarify what you meant when you said Jesus was in an alternate heaven? Are there multiple heavens?

Resources Mentioned:

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Catholic Answers Live - One Beautiful Dream (with Jennifer Fulwiler) - June 13, 2018 - 7pm

June 14, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 19:27 - What is your advice for how Catholic families should handle their money?
  • 31:20 - I think one possible cause of the family crisis today might have to do with custody laws, in that some men are worried about losing custody of their children to their wives in the event of divorce. Do you think there’s something to this?

Resources Mentioned: 

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Catholic Answers Live - Pro-Life Open Forum (with Dr. George Delgado) - June 13, 2018 - 6pm

June 14, 2018

Ethical questions seem to multiply as medical science advances. Dr. George Delgado takes listener calls about the beginning and end of life and about the proper use of medical technology.

Questions Covered:

  • 08:45 - The main argument for abortion being wrong is that it takes an innocent life. How is war the same or different in light of that principle?
  • 17:37 - In vitro fertilization is considered immoral because it requires deaths of a lot of embryos. How do we respond to people saying that we deny people the ability to have kids by trying to outlaw it?
  • 32:08 - Is it ever okay to have an abortion when it is certain that the mother’s life is in danger from childbirth?
  • 40:04 - There’s a dangerous idea being propagated in Catholic circles that after a woman is raped, the hospital can give her a pill to stop the egg from being fertilized. This seems like a moral grey area at best since it seems there is now way of knowing for certain whether the egg is fertilized. What are your thoughts on this?
  • 49:22 - What if a mother's life is in danger, but the danger is not from a reproductive part of the body (i.e. a cardiac problem)? What is the procedure there?
  • 52:45 - The Archdiocese has approved Catholic hospitals to be grounds for the public health department to distribute clean drug injection equipment (i.e. syringes, needles) to drug users so that they’re at least not using dirty ones. Is this pro-life, since it seems to be okaying drug use?
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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum (with Tim Staples) - June 12, 2018 - 7pm

June 13, 2018

The 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.

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.

Questions Covered:

  • 04:20 - When praying the Hail Mary, as opposed to the Our Father, how should we interiorly align ourselves so that we do not slip into the mindset of actually glorifying Mary?
  • 13:19 - Can you explain a bit what is meant in 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, particularly verses 4-5?
  • 18:09 - What are your thoughts on the Divine Will Movement?
  • 22:10 - I need advice on how to deal with people combining new age stuff with their Catholicism. It’s not just lay people, but priests and an order of nuns here combining and sharing new age practices in their Catholicism. How do I deal with this?
  • 38:12 - How many Old Testament prophecies refer to the coming of Jesus?
  • 43:54 - Why do adults have to go through a class to be baptized?
  • 50:14 - My father-in-law is an American Baptist who believes that God doesn’t want anyone to have big families, and that our infertility is an example of that. What are some theological and scriptural backings that show that God does like us having lots of kids?

Resources Mentioned:

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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum (with Tim Staples) - June 12, 2018 - 6pm

June 13, 2018

The 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.

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.

Questions Covered:

  • 02:51 - What is the magisterium?
  • 18:50 - Do good and evil meet in any way?
  • 21:45 - What daily devotional habits should someone in RCIA start cultivating, and can you give me advice on picking a Confirmation name?
  • 28:48 - In John 6, Jesus says, “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” But I think we all know some Protestants who certainly have life in them. How does this work?
  • 34:39 - In Matthew, Jesus gives Peter the keys to Heaven. How does this fit with Revelation 3:7?
  • 40:38 - In the Old Testament, God declares some foods unclean. In the New Testament, God declares all foods clean. Did God change His mind?
  • 46:00 - If there is Heaven, why are we on Earth at all?
  • 50:30 - Can you recommend some good entry-level reading for my ultra-fundamentalist father to try to open his mind a bit?

Resources Mentioned:

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Catholic Answers Live - Aquinas’ Five Ways (with Robert Delfino) - June 11, 2018 - 7pm

June 12, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 22:21 - Isn’t there a moral problem in our world and aren’t people resisting responsibility and obligations so they reject God?
  • 34:28 - Why can’t multiple gods exist?
  • 43:50 - Where is the evidence of supernaturalism in our world outside of philosophy?
  • 48:50 - If God created man and man is capable of evil, does that mean God is capable of evil? Is evil necessary for creation to exist?

Resources Mentioned:

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Catholic Answers Live - Praying with and for Your Spouse (with Gregory Popcak and Lisa Popcak) - June 11, 2018 - 6pm

June 12, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 17:21 - If you do something sacrificial for your spouse and it sort of gets thrown in your face, how do you forgive and get over yourself?
  • 31:18 - Any advice for couples who are dealing with infertility?
  • 37:13 - Any tips on how to transition from the single life to the married life? 
  • 45:30 - How do couples pray together when they’re learning for the first time?
  • 52:09 - How can I help to foster my wife’s excitement and encourage her while she is in the baby stages of her faith?

Resources Mentioned:

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Catholic Answers Live - Catholic Answers Quiz Show (with Karlo Broussard) - June 08, 2018 - 7pm

June 11, 2018

We can't afford a fancy “title” like the big-time game shows, but the Catholic-Answers-As-Yet-Untitled-Game-Show is still one million percent fun! Play along at home. Test your knowledge of the Catholic Faith. Just don't hurt yourself laughing.

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Catholic Answers Live - The Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogmas (with Karlo Broussard) - June 08, 2018 - 6pm

June 11, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 14:25 - How can we call Mary the mother of God when God is infinite and she is not? - Behold Your Mother
  • 24:05 - Why is Mary called Queen of Martyrs and to what extent did she suffer during the crucifixion of her son?
  • 32:15 - As a Jewish Mother, how does Mary prepare and help us to receive our Jewish brothers and sisters?
  • 44:23 - If Jesus existed before the beginning of time, then how could she have been his spiritual mother?

Resources Mentioned: 

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines

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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum (with Tim Staples) - June 07, 2018 - 6pm

June 8, 2018

The 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:

  • 04:05 - What are the responsibilities of a parent of a child that is born with almost no brain?
  • 07:21 - I have a friend who is a Messianic Jew who claims that the Gospel given to the Jews is different from the one given by Paul to the Gentiles-in effect, what is required of the Jews for salvation is different from what is required of the Gentiles?
  • 22:34 - I’m Catholic, and my boyfriend and his mother are both Protestants. We’ve been talking about getting married, and I know I have to marry in the Church. How can I talk to both of them about this?
  • 43:00 - What are the foundations of the Church’s teaching on divorce?
  • 50:20 - Other than in 1 Corinthians, where does the New Testament talk about the priestly order of the Apostles?

Resources Mentioned: 

Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth: The Catholic Church and God's Plan for You

Why We're Catholic: Our Reasons For Faith, Hope, And Love by Trent Horn

20 Answers: Divorce and Remarriage

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Catholic Answers Live - Finding Healing in God’s Mercy (with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers) - June 06, 2018 - 7pm

June 7, 2018

Deacon Burke-Sivers discusses the discovery of peace in the incredible healing power of God's mercy. 

Questions Covered:

  • 22:24 - How can I accept the relationship that my mom is in, when I really don’t agree with it? How can I let go and love my mom, even though she isn’t acting right?
  • 37:50 - How can I aid my friend in healing from the loss of a brother?
  • 52:28 - How can you stay joyful when you’re surrounded by people who aggravate you?
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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum (with Jimmy Akin) - June 06, 2018 - 6pm

June 7, 2018

The 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:

03:54 - If the Eastern Orthodox church reunited with the Church, would the clergy be able to retain their positions? If the Anglicans and Lutherans reunited with the Church, would their clergy be able to retain their positions?

11:52 - What is Church teaching on choosing Eucharistic ministers? Specifically, what is the female role? How did this come about?

13:46 - How can we reconcile the Petrine privilege with Jesus words on divorce?

17:16 - In regards to the battle with the angels in Revelation, how could battles be fought with spiritual beings when all we know of battle is killing?

22:17 - Where is there Scriptural evidence for the existence of the Trinity? 

32:50 - When you attend another rite’s liturgy, how do you address their clergy and how do you behave?

36:54 - What is the relationship of family in heaven?

43:23 - C.S. Lewis says Jesus is either a lunatic or he is what he says he is. How do other biblical and religious figures fare when held up to the same idea?

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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum (with Fr. Paul Keller O.P.) - June 05, 2018 - 7pm

June 6, 2018

The 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: 

  • 04:17 - Can you give me a better understanding of Mary as Co-Redemptrix?
  • 17:52 - How can I talk to non-Catholic Christians about the faith without sounding like I’m attacking their faith and putting them on the defensive?
  • 23:08 - How does the hierarchical structure of the Church work? Can the Pope just fire a bad bishop, etc.?
  • 35:35 - I’ve been hearing about certain rosaries with an emblem on them that makes them “demonic,” and that they’re used for things other than prayer. Do you know anything about this? What should we do about it?
  • 41:55 - Why do Catholics feel so guilty, even when we have the sacrament of confession?
  • 47:36 - Why was Martin Luther never given an opportunity to debate the 95 Theses? Why was he immediately branded a heretic and separated from the Church?
  • 51:00 - How does the parable about the master of the vineyard translate into real theology about purgatory?
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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum (with Tim Staples) - June 05, 2018 - 6pm

June 6, 2018

The 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.

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.

Questions Covered:

  • 03:26 - What rate of interest does the Catholic Church now consider usurious? 
  • 16:05 - Why does the Catechism split the last Commandment about coveting into two parts? 
  • 24:33 - If I pray to St. Boniface, because he’s been through a similar encounter as I have, will he specially petition the Holy Spirit for me to deal with the people around me making my life hard?
  • 28:43 - I heard a Protestant preacher claiming that the Catholic Church is the subject of the prophecy of Daniel. What are your thoughts on this?
  • 34:09 - Was Origen not canonized because of his views on universalism? And if so, why were subsequent people (like St. Gregory of Nyssa) canonized when they held similar views?
  • 42:31 - Why do we extend our hands over individuals to pray for them at certain events like weddings?
  • 46:43 - Is it okay that I still obey the Levitical food laws?
  • 50:22 - When talking with a non-Catholic, when is a good time to bring up the teaching of the Eucharist? It’s a very hard teaching, so is it better for the beginning or later on?
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Catholic Answers Live - The Mass (with Bishop Robert Barron) - June 04, 2018 - 7pm

June 5, 2018

Questions Covered:

  • 13:43 - Can you help me to give a good explanation of transubstantiation to a youth audience without watering it down?
  • 18:26 - If you go to two Masses in one day, do you have to forgo Communion at the second one?
  • 19:36 - Why does the Church put so much emphasis on the Psalms?
  • 22:06 - Can a Eucharistic minister give a blessing to a non-receiving person? 
  • 31:00 - Why did the priest’s orientation change from facing the tabernacle to facing the congregation?
  • 36:06 - How do we respond as Catholics to the non-denominational claim that we eat the crucified body and blood of Christ in Communion?
  • 49:00 - How can we gradually learn to be more fully immersed in the Mass?
  • 52:20 - What are the right mindsets to have as we approach the altar to receive and after reception of the Eucharist?
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