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Catholic Answers Focus - Victims of the Sexual Revolution

Catholic Answers Focus - Victims of the Sexual Revolution

December 16, 2020

Our society has all but given up on protecting the innocence of children. This is a grave matter, one the Catholic Church must speak up against, and Bishop Thomas Paprocki joins us to do just that.

Catholic Answers Focus - A World Broken into “Worldviews”

Catholic Answers Focus - A World Broken into “Worldviews”

December 9, 2020

People today live in physical proximity to one another even as they occupy very different worlds. Father Robert McTeigue, author of Real Philosophy for Real People explains how we got here, and some possible cures.

Catholic Answers Focus - Hard Truths About Marian Consecration

Catholic Answers Focus - Hard Truths About Marian Consecration

December 9, 2020

Father Hugh Barbour takes on the growing Marian Consecration movement and explains its theological roots. What is consecration and can one really consecrate oneself to Mary?

Is Marian consecration, anything more than just a pious practice? Fr. Hugh Barbour is next.

Catholic Answers Focus - Satanic Temple for Beginners

Catholic Answers Focus - Satanic Temple for Beginners

December 2, 2020

This year has been a pretty good one for the Satanic Temple. They’ve even gotten a good deal of positive press. So who are they, what do they believe, and are Catholics obligated to battle them in the streets? Karlo Broussard examines their seven tenets to see.

Catholic Answers Focus - What Is the Sin Against the Holy Spirit?

Catholic Answers Focus - What Is the Sin Against the Holy Spirit?

December 2, 2020

Jesus tells us that there is a certain sin that will not be forgiven. Because Jesus is God, we can be sure he is not misleading us. But what is the sin against the Holy Spirit, and how can we avoid it? Father Hugh Barbour explains.

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Indulgences a Scam?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are Indulgences a Scam?

November 25, 2020

The author of Purgatory Is for Real, Karlo Broussard, explains the reality of indulgences and why they are effective in paying off debts.

Catholic Answers Focus - Is the Church Failing?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is the Church Failing?

November 25, 2020

As the editor in chief of the Catholic News Agency, JD Flynn has reporters covering the Church around the world. We asked him to give us an assessment of the state of the Church today. Some improvement is needed, to say the least.

Catholic Answers Focus - Can a Christian Meditate?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can a Christian Meditate?

November 25, 2020

Meditation, mindfulness, centering — it’s all the rage. But what are the implications of these things for the Christian person? Father Hugh Barbour breaks down what meditation is and why the Church, actually, has a great deal to teach the world about how to get it right.

Catholic Answers Focus - A Catholic Relationship with Jesus

Catholic Answers Focus - A Catholic Relationship with Jesus

November 18, 2020

Cy Kellett is his own guest in this episode. On the 56th anniversary of Lumen Gentium, he discusses what the Church proposes as the way to personal relationship with Jesus. This process — Encounter, Conversion, Communion, and Mission — brings the person into intimacy with Jesus while cementing the person into the life of the Church.

Catholic Answers Focus - Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

Catholic Answers Focus - Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

November 18, 2020

In what sense is Jesus available to us in the Eucharist? Can anyone understand it? And why is his presence in the Eucharist central to our salvation? Father Hugh Barbour explains.

It’s Jesus Week, and we talk about Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament with Father Hugh Barbour next.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church in the Year 3000

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church in the Year 3000

November 11, 2020

We meet Tim Staples in the year 3,000 to ask what has changed in the Church and what has stayed the same? Could there be new sacraments? How much could the ones we have now change? And what will be the Catholic response to technology beyond our current imagination?

Catholic Answers Focus - Praying for the Dead

Catholic Answers Focus - Praying for the Dead

November 11, 2020

Guest host, Chis Check, asks Fr. Hugh to defend praying for the dead. Fr. Hugh explains why praying for the dead is every Christian’s duty.

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Does God Command Sacrifice?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Does God Command Sacrifice?

November 4, 2020

In the Hebrew Scriptures, God gives quite specific directions on how to make sacrifices to him. We ask Jimmy Akin why God does this? What good does it do? And does God need all these sacrifices?

Catholic Answers Focus - God Judges You, Deal with It!

Catholic Answers Focus - God Judges You, Deal with It!

November 4, 2020

Father Hugh Barbour explains the two judgments. What happens at our particular judgment? What happens at the general judgment? And what does all of this have to do with ghosts who might need some help?

Catholic Answers Focus - Good News About Purgatory

Catholic Answers Focus - Good News About Purgatory

October 28, 2020

Our own Karlo Broussard has a new book that not only defends the doctrine of purgatory but explains why Christ’s teaching about purgatory is a key part of the Good News of salvation. He shares with us why purgatory is such good news for us.

Catholic Answers Focus - Saints and Souls in the Next Life

Catholic Answers Focus - Saints and Souls in the Next Life

October 28, 2020

What happens when we die? Answers are limited, but the news is generally good. Father Hugh Barbour shares insights into the feasts of All Saints and All Souls.

Catholic Answers Focus - Fratelli Tutti and the Challenge of the Catholic Vision

Catholic Answers Focus - Fratelli Tutti and the Challenge of the Catholic Vision

October 21, 2020

Pope Francis draws deeply from the fonts of Catholic social teaching to propose a wholesome vision of global social life. Does the world, or even the Church, have ears to hear? Tim Staples explains the prophetic nature of Fratelli Tutti.

Catholic Answers Focus - Power in Weakness?

Catholic Answers Focus - Power in Weakness?

October 21, 2020

St. Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” might well have been a moral failing that he simply could not overcome. Father Hugh Barbour explains how this reading of 2 Corinthians offers those of us who struggle with habitual sin a liberating glimpse into the personal and unfailing love of God.

Catholic Answers Focus - What If Francis Is a Bad Pope?

Catholic Answers Focus - What If Francis Is a Bad Pope?

October 14, 2020

Many people have grown quite concerned that Pope Francis might, in fact, be a bad pope. We asked Joe Heschmeyer, the author of the book Pope Peter, to examine common complaints against Francis, and consider what our obligations would be if these complaints turn out to be true.

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Do Catholics Bless Stuff?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Do Catholics Bless Stuff?

October 14, 2020

A Catholic priest will literally bless your cat if you ask. But what is this ritual about? Why do we do it, and what does it accomplish? Father Hugh Barbour explains.

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