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Catholic Answers Focus - A Catholic Summer Reading List

Catholic Answers Focus - A Catholic Summer Reading List

June 30, 2021

Todd Aglialoro, director of publishing here at Catholic Answers, offers ideas for some “delightful” Catholic summer reading. In this first of a two-part reading series, Todd offers non-fiction ideas, with fiction to come later.

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Sacramentals Magic?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Sacramentals Magic?

June 23, 2021

Catholic writer Shaun McAfee joins us to defend the Catholic use of sacramentals — holy water, crucifixes, blessings, etc. This practice looks a lot like magic to both our Protestant and secular friends. Do they have a point? Shaun draws from his new book — 20 Answers: Relics and Sacramentals — to explain just what Catholics are up to.

Catholic Answers Focus - Did the Supreme Court Allow Catholics to Discriminate?

Catholic Answers Focus - Did the Supreme Court Allow Catholics to Discriminate?

June 23, 2021

It turns out that Catholic Answers Apologist Joe Heschmeyer is also a lawyer, so we asked him about the recent Supreme Court decision that allowed a Catholic social service agency to continue refusing to place foster children in the custody of gay couples. Is this discrimination? And what does this ruling suggest about the future of religious freedom?

Catholic Answers Focus - Saved Outside the Catholic Church?

Catholic Answers Focus - Saved Outside the Catholic Church?

June 16, 2021

Our own Tim Staples discusses the Catholic claim that there is no salvation outside the Church? How are we to understand this truth, and what does it mean for those who do not enter the Church?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Catholics Too Assimilated?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Catholics Too Assimilated?

June 16, 2021

In his new book, Love Never Fails, Madison Wisconsin Bishop Donald Hying helps Christians to take up the adventure of living in Christ, even in the modern world, every day. We asked him if we Catholics have taken on too much of the culture and lost our distinctiveness.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Religion Just a Coping Mechanism?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Religion Just a Coping Mechanism?

June 9, 2021

Karlo Broussard, author of Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel, and the Church, answers the common Freudian objection to belief in God—It’s just wish fulfillment.

Catholic Answers Focus - Must We Accept Every Church Council?

Catholic Answers Focus - Must We Accept Every Church Council?

June 9, 2021

Tim Staples draws on his new School of Apologetics course — Evidence for the Church — to address the growing reluctance of some Catholics to accept the authority of church councils. Where do councils get their authority, and how much deference must a Catholic give them?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Salvation Guaranteed?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Salvation Guaranteed?

June 2, 2021

Karlo Broussard takes up the challenge of those who say Romans chapter 8 assures the Christian that salvation cannot be lost. The author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge puts this passage within the context of the full teaching of Jesus and the Apostles in order to uncover the truth about salvation.

Catholic Answers Focus - Does the Church Act with the Authority of Jesus?

Catholic Answers Focus - Does the Church Act with the Authority of Jesus?

June 2, 2021

Tim Staples returns to Focus with a question taken from his School of Apologetics course “Evidence for the Church“: Did Jesus really give his authority to a human institution?

Catholic Answers Focus - Holding Bishops Accountable

Catholic Answers Focus - Holding Bishops Accountable

May 26, 2021

Clearly Catholic bishops need closer collaboration with lay Catholics if we are ever going to get past the leadership models that led to the sex abuse crisis. But what is appropriate lay participation in keeping bishops honest? Jason Negri discusses one model being pursued by the Daniel Coalition, a local effort for reform in Lansing Michigan.

Catholic Answers Focus - How to Evangelize Using Social Media

Catholic Answers Focus - How to Evangelize Using Social Media

May 26, 2021

Fr. Simon Esshaki talks about the call from Jesus Christ for all Christians to go out into the world, sharing the good news. The call to evangelize has only grown more important, though it may look different today than it did in 100 A.D. Cy and Fr. Simon discuss the great importance of using social media properly in order to introduce people to Jesus Christ.

Catholic Answers Focus - Why the Ascension and Pentecost Are Essential

Catholic Answers Focus - Why the Ascension and Pentecost Are Essential

May 26, 2021

With his death and resurrection, Jesus completes the great work of our salvation and gives us the perfect sign that he has conquered sin and death. So are the Ascension and Pentecost just add-ons? Apologist Tim Staples says no. They are essentials, and filled with power.

Catholic Answers Focus - Calvinist Objections to Free Will

Catholic Answers Focus - Calvinist Objections to Free Will

May 19, 2021

Not all opposition to the idea of free will comes from atheists. In fact, a prominent strain of Christianity denies free will as it strives to defend the omnipotence of God. But does such a strategy turn God into a monster? Trent Horn explains.

Catholic Answers Focus - Atheist Objections to Free Will

Catholic Answers Focus - Atheist Objections to Free Will

May 12, 2021

Does neuroscience, or any science, pose a challenge to believing human beings have free will? Trent Horn joins us for a discussion of today’s fashionable denial of the fact of free will.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is God an Egomaniac Narcissist?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is God an Egomaniac Narcissist?

May 5, 2021

Apologist Karlo Broussard responds to a common atheist critique of the God of the Bible, that he is a narcissist whose ego makes him hungry for the worship of his creatures. Does the Bible really give us such a creepy Lord? And even if he is not creepy, why does he insist on worship?

THE ARTICLE:
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/is-it-egotistical-for-god-to-demand-your-love

Catholic Answers Focus - Would Aliens Destroy Christianity?

Catholic Answers Focus - Would Aliens Destroy Christianity?

May 5, 2021

A common pop-culture assertion is that if there are intelligent extraterrestrials then Christianity is ruined. The idea is that such a discovery would disprove the Bible. Is that true? We asked astro-chemist Karin Oberg to give us her view.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Writers Who Knew the Apostles

Catholic Answers Focus - The Writers Who Knew the Apostles

April 28, 2021

Renowned scholar of St. Augustine, Father David Meconi, SJ, joins us for a discussion of the Apostolic Fathers. Did these men really know the Apostles? And if they did, what do they tell us about the kind of Faith the Apostles preached and lived?

Catholic Answers Focus - Did Jesus Allow Some Divorce?

Catholic Answers Focus - Did Jesus Allow Some Divorce?

April 28, 2021

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus seems to soften his usual crystal-clear teaching against divorce. But what is he saying? Is he saying that adultery is an exception that allows for divorce? Karlo Broussard tackles this tough question.

Catholic Answers Focus - Does Conscience Trump Doctrine?

Catholic Answers Focus - Does Conscience Trump Doctrine?

April 21, 2021

What if my conscience says one thing and the Church says another? The Catholic Church clearly teaches that I must follow my conscience at all times while also teaching that the Church has authority over me. Joe Heschmeyer offers some help for those who are confused about conscience.

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Have Priests if We’re All Priests?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Have Priests if We’re All Priests?

April 21, 2021

Karlo Broussard, author of Meeting the Protestant Challenge, takes on a common challenge to the Catholic priesthood. If Peter says all Christians are priests — and he does — then what need have we of a Catholic priest?

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