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Catholic Answers Focus - Who Gets to Be Called a Catholic?

Catholic Answers Focus - Who Gets to Be Called a Catholic?

September 30, 2020

With election season passions heating up, Catholics are more willing than ever to excommunicate each other online. But what, exactly, does it take to be put out of the Church? We asked the king of careful distinctions, Father Sebastian Walshe.

Catholic Answers Focus - What Does an Archangel Do?

Catholic Answers Focus - What Does an Archangel Do?

September 30, 2020

Father Hugh Barbour helps us get ready for the Feast of St. Michael with a reflection on angels. Who are they? What do they do? And how, without having bodies, do they get anything done?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob?

September 23, 2020

It’s one thing to believe in God based on philosophical proofs. But what about the claim that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the true God who has intervened in history? What justifies belief in this claim? Jimmy Akin explains.

Catholic Answers Focus - Horoscopes, Astrology, Catholicism, Oh My!

Catholic Answers Focus - Horoscopes, Astrology, Catholicism, Oh My!

September 23, 2020

What if you could get a personal message each day from beyond this world? Millions of people seek such messages in astrology charts and readings. But the Church has a better “astrology,” in which God really does have a message for you each day of the year.

Catholic Answers Focus - Does This Argument Prove God?

Catholic Answers Focus - Does This Argument Prove God?

September 16, 2020

Jimmy Akin joins us and we gave him two simple tasks — explain the Kalam Cosmological Argument and tell us whether it proves that God exists. Jimmy obliged.

Catholic Answers Focus - Two Sorrowful Feasts

Catholic Answers Focus - Two Sorrowful Feasts

September 16, 2020

Father Hugh Barbour joins us to explain why Catholics have feast days that celebrate sadness. This time we cover the twin feasts of Christ’s Cross and Mary’s sorrow.

Catholic Answers Focus - Christ Tells You Who You Are

Catholic Answers Focus - Christ Tells You Who You Are

September 9, 2020

If I do not know who I am, I cannot know what to do or even what will make me happy. Joe Heschmeyer explains why Christ has the definitive answer on each person’s identity, and how meeting him settles our identity questions.

Catholic Answers Focus - Hey America, Jesus Is God!

Catholic Answers Focus - Hey America, Jesus Is God!

September 9, 2020

A recent survey is heartbreaking for those who know Jesus is God come among us. Larger percentages of Christians no longer believe this. Karlo Broussard explains why we can be confident that Jesus is, in fact, God.

Catholic Answers Focus - Prayer Tips for Busy People

Catholic Answers Focus - Prayer Tips for Busy People

September 9, 2020

If you can think, you can pray. If you can desire, you can pray. Father Hugh Barbour explains why including God in the things you are already doing can turn your life into a life of prayer.

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Your Future Sins Forgiven?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Your Future Sins Forgiven?

September 2, 2020

How can the Catholic Church teach that we need to worry about losing our salvation through mortal sin when the Bible teaches that we have been sanctified once and for all? Karlo Broussard tackles another Protestant challenge.

Catholic Answers Focus - Why the Fuss About Sacraments?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why the Fuss About Sacraments?

September 2, 2020

The recent story of a priest who discovered he had never been baptized unleashed a torrent of anxieties and questions around the sacraments. We ask Father Hugh, why is the Church so inflexible about how sacraments are celebrated?

Catholic Answers Focus - What Justifies a Christian?

Catholic Answers Focus - What Justifies a Christian?

August 26, 2020

How can the Catholic Church teach that our justification is a process when the Letter to the Romans says that our justification is a one-time event? Karlo Broussard can’t help himself, he just has to keep meeting Protestant challenges to Catholic belief.

Catholic Answers Focus - Mary Is Your Queen

Catholic Answers Focus - Mary Is Your Queen

August 26, 2020

From ancient times, Christians have celebrated the Assumption of Mary on August 15. In modern times, the celebration of the Coronation of Mary has been joined to that feast. Father Hugh Barbour reviews the history and theology of these Marian celebrations, and explains why they should fill you with joy.

Catholic Answers Focus - What Popes Are Not

Catholic Answers Focus - What Popes Are Not

August 19, 2020

Popes are not saints. They are not prophets. They are not world leaders, or media stars, or even theologians. They can be these things, but none of these things are essential to the pope’s job. Joe Heschmeyer, author of Pope Peter, explains why this is good news.

Catholic Answers Focus - Racism for Catholics

Catholic Answers Focus - Racism for Catholics

August 19, 2020

What does Catholic tradition actually teach about racism? Did Jesus have anything to say about it? Father Hugh Barbour explains how the ancient Faith deals with a term coined in the modern world.

Catholic Answers Focus - Creation from Nothing

Catholic Answers Focus - Creation from Nothing

August 12, 2020

Did God really make the universe out of nothing? Is there really any such thing as “nothing”? Trent Horn tackles the difficult concept of “nothing” as he explains where we got everything.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is God Asleep?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is God Asleep?

August 12, 2020

These days one can almost feel that God is asleep. Does he not see the chaos, confusion, and injustice of the modern world? Father Sebastian Walshe, the author of Secrets from Heaven, joins us to consider today’s realities in the light of the gospel stories of Jesus asleep in the storm.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is the Biblical God a Maniac?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is the Biblical God a Maniac?

August 5, 2020

Apologist and author John DeRosa tackles the idea that the God of the Bible is violent and unworthy of being worshiped. As he does in his book One Less God Than You, DeRosa shows how this meme-level argument against God comes up short.

Catholic Answers Focus - Insights from Christ’s Transfiguration

Catholic Answers Focus - Insights from Christ’s Transfiguration

August 5, 2020

Father Hugh Barbour takes us on a tour of the role of Christ’s Transfiguration in the life of the Church. Starting with what happened, and explaining where the feast originated, he helps us grasp the relationship of the Transfiguration to our own spiritual lives.

Catholic Answers Focus - So What if Religion is for the Weak?

Catholic Answers Focus - So What if Religion is for the Weak?

July 29, 2020

Taking our cue from his new book One Less God Than You, we ask author and apologist John DeRosa how to respond when we are told that religion is for the weak-minded! Also, Cy does some role-playing as a German atheist…

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