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Catholic Answers Focus - You’re Doing Catholic Politics Wrong

Catholic Answers Focus - You’re Doing Catholic Politics Wrong

October 14, 2021

Catholics in politics are big in the news these days. But a truly Catholic politics might not be what you think. We talk about the meaning of politics form a Catholic perspective with theologian Andrew Willard Jones author of new book, The Two Cities: A History of Christian Politics.

Catholic Answers Focus - Disney’s Loki Confronts Ultimate Questions

Catholic Answers Focus - Disney’s Loki Confronts Ultimate Questions

October 6, 2021

Loki now has his own TV show on Disney+, and the god of mischief raises serious issues of atheism, polytheism, freewill, and conversion. We get Joe Heschmeyer’s take on all of it from a Christian perspective.

Catholic Answers Focus - St. Peter’s Vs. Modernism

Catholic Answers Focus - St. Peter’s Vs. Modernism

September 29, 2021

Being entirely objective, the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome is the best building in the world! We ask Duncan Stroik, the founder of the Sacred Architecture Journal, to explain why this is, and why churches, and other buildings today, don’t match it.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Surprising Thing That Brings Jesus Joy

Catholic Answers Focus - The Surprising Thing That Brings Jesus Joy

September 23, 2021

Do you have trouble with the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Not sure about? Don’t know quite what to say? Father Hugh Barbour gives a brief lesson on what really happens in confession, and offers tips on how to make confessing part of your life.

Catholic Answers Focus - Final Judgment Cheat Codes

Catholic Answers Focus - Final Judgment Cheat Codes

September 16, 2021

Father Hugh Barbour explains what Jesus meant when he said the measure with which we measure will be measured back to us. Is he really going to judge us the way that we judge others? If so, its time to get to work on all that judgment, gossip, and resentment.

Catholic Answers Focus - The One Thing Jesus Asks You to do for Him

Catholic Answers Focus - The One Thing Jesus Asks You to do for Him

September 9, 2021

More than anything, the devil hates to see you at Mass. And Jesus was clear that he, personally, desired you there. Father Hugh Barbour is back, and he explains why the Mass must be at the center of every Christian life.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Jordan Peterson Effect: Opening Minds to the Bible

Catholic Answers Focus - The Jordan Peterson Effect: Opening Minds to the Bible

September 1, 2021

Catholic Scholar Christopher Kaczor finds a great deal to admire in Jordan Peterson and his followers. But is Peterson’s work a fully-satisfying body of thought, or is it more of a doorway to deeper satisfactions for the mind? We discuss Kaczor’s new book — Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is My Soul Immortal?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is My Soul Immortal?

August 26, 2021

The author of Purgatory Is for Real tackles a tough philosophical question — is my soul made to last forever? If so, how do we know this? If not, what could happen that would destroy the life of my soul?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is this Papacy Self-Defeating?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is this Papacy Self-Defeating?

August 20, 2021

Theologian and Catholic Worker Larry Chapp joins us for a discussion of Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio on the Latin Mass. Was this a missed opportunity for the pope to achieve his larger goals? Is there any better way available to reach those goals?

Catholic Answers Focus - What is a Soul?

Catholic Answers Focus - What is a Soul?

August 18, 2021

In the first of two conversations with Karlo about the soul, Cy asks Karlo to explain what a Christian means by “soul.” Where is the soul? Does everything have a soul? What is the point of having a soul? Using the tools of philosophy, Karlo gets us some answers.

Catholic Answers Focus - What Is the Mind? The Catholic View

Catholic Answers Focus - What Is the Mind? The Catholic View

August 11, 2021

We ask Jimmy Akin, apologist and host of Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World, whether there is a Catholic way to understand the mind. Jimmy reviews some of the current thinking about what the mind is, and explains what a Catholic can, and cannot, accept.

Catholic Answers Focus - What’s Wrong with Woke?

Catholic Answers Focus - What’s Wrong with Woke?

August 11, 2021

In her new book, Awake, Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressive Ideology, Noelle Mering argues that our “woke” moment is, in fact, a surrender to the age-old temptation to take the place of God. It is also the direct consequence of the sexual revolution. She joins us to explain how an awake Christian can help free the world of the destructive ideology of “woke”.

Catholic Answers Focus - Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Catholic Faith

Catholic Answers Focus - Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Catholic Faith

August 5, 2021

Can a Catholic assent to blowing up entire cities? What about when to do so will save perhaps millions of lives? Catholic Answers President Chris Check joins us as we consider again America’s use of Atomic weapons to end a long, bitter war with Japan.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Unchristian Roots of STEM Education

Catholic Answers Focus - The Unchristian Roots of STEM Education

August 4, 2021

To lure parents who want their kids to be competitive in a high-tech society, some Catholic schools promote themselves vigorously as providing a top-notch STEM education. But just how compatible is the STEM mentality with Catholic ideas about formation and education? Dr. William Fahey, President of New Hampshire’s Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, joins us to explain why the Catholic educational tradition is better for students than STEM training.

Catholic Answers Focus - Rescuing the Bible from Experts

Catholic Answers Focus - Rescuing the Bible from Experts

July 28, 2021

Why is studying the Bible in college so often injurious to faith? Is it because scientific investigation of the Bible has the power to debunk it? Or could there be something wrong with the way modern scholarship engages with the Word of God? Scott Hahn, co-author of The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture, takes us on a seven-century journey toward answering these questions.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is the Church Hiding the Book of Enoch?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is the Church Hiding the Book of Enoch?

July 28, 2021

What is the Church hiding in keeping the Book of Enoch out of the Bible? Genesis mentions him, and the New Testament includes reference to the book that bears his name. But are his apocalyptic prophecies just too hot for the Church to handle? Tim Staples uncovers the truth about the wild and dangerous Book of Enoch.

Catholic Answers Focus - Missing Mass Is Deadly

Catholic Answers Focus - Missing Mass Is Deadly

July 21, 2021

How on Earth could it really be a mortal sin to miss Mass? This seems so harsh! Catholic Answers Apologist Karlo Broussard takes up a hard challenge as he defends the Catholic requirement to participate in Sunday Mass. There are exceptions, of course, but as Karlo makes clear, missing Mass is not a thing to take lightly.

Catholic Answers Focus - Catholicism and Race

Catholic Answers Focus - Catholicism and Race

July 21, 2021

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers has an apparently unpopular answer to the scourge of racism—imitating Jesus. Our society refuses this path, preferring a culture of constant critique and revolution. It is time that the revolutionaries heard the hard truth—their cure is no cure at all. Real healing requires us to take up the Gospel with courage and humility.

Catholic Answers Focus - Using Words to Hide the Harm of Abortion

Catholic Answers Focus - Using Words to Hide the Harm of Abortion

July 14, 2021

From the beginning, support for abortion has relied on using language to hide reality — specifically the reality of killing an innocent boy or girl. We expect an avalanche of such language in the year ahead, given the likelihood of a new US Supreme Court abortion decision. In preparation, we asked pro-life brainiac Stephanie Gray Connors to help us cut through the deadly propaganda.

Catholic Answers Focus - Summer Fiction for Catholics

Catholic Answers Focus - Summer Fiction for Catholics

July 14, 2021

Mark Brumley, the well-read president of Ignatius Press, joins us for a brief conversation about books in which he gives his suggestions for Catholics looking for some good summer fiction.

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