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Catholic Answers Live - Gender

Catholic Answers Live - Gender

January 25, 2022
  • 17:15 - Deuteronomy 22:5 talks about how men that dress in women’s clothes are condemned and looked at in a negative manner. Is that talking about transgenderism, and can that be applied today?
  • 21:26 - With the young adult peer group I have, how do I speak the truth to my friends about chastity and gender without being insensitive and hurting their feelings?
  • 31:30 - How do you know if your child is going through a transition without you knowing about it?
  • 37:11 - We are grandparents of a 15-year-old girl that we’ve heard is thinking about transitioning. She’s threatening to commit suicide if everyone doesn’t support her. How can we deal with and help this situation?
  • 45:10 - How can we as Catholics provide outreach to people that are dealing with this gender situation and do so in a way that is non-judgmental?
  • 52:26 - I saw a study that said transgender identity can be linked to brain activity. Is this true?
Catholic Answers Live - Accompanying Those with Same Sex Attraction

Catholic Answers Live - Accompanying Those with Same Sex Attraction

January 25, 2022
  • 15:12 - My 27-year-old daughter has come out. If God makes you who you are and being gay is a sin, then how can a child be born gay? How am I supposed to as a mom accept her lifestyle if it’s a sin to be gay?
  • 24:37 - In the bible, God says marriage is between a man and woman and to cut off people that aren’t doing what’s right. In that context, how do we deal with the difficult relationships in which we know people that are same sex attracted?
  • 33:34 - If the bible says it’s not right to be a homosexual, like in Sodom and Gomorrah, then why do some religions not take this into account?
  • 46:32 - I’m 42 and grown up Catholic my entire life. I’m a gay man. We were always told that homosexuality is wrong but because I was being told that, I found myself hating myself. When I went to a private Methodist college, I branched out and spoke to many different priests. Isn’t it worse to lie to yourself?
Catholic Answers Live - Is Adoption for You?

Catholic Answers Live - Is Adoption for You?

January 25, 2022
  • 18:25 - I have a 2 year old now but my husband and I have always wanted to adopt. If I’m already overwhelmed, how do I know if we’re ready to adopt? 
  • 24:34 - Could you give some information on how to get started in the adoption process? 
  • 32:31 - What is the oldest age of a couple/individual that you would recommend to adopt a child? 
  • 43:18 - I’m 45 years old, single, and with no kids. What are your thoughts on single people adopting? 
  • 46:04 - I think it’s wonderful the way you are about your adoptive kids. How could I start a resource to find more people like you? There’s so many kids taken away by CPS so I wish more could be placed with people like you. 
  • 51:02 - How does it work if you were in a situation where you opted to adopt a child from a woman that was looking to give away her child? Do you have to go through an agency?
Catholic Answers Live - Spiritual Adoption

Catholic Answers Live - Spiritual Adoption

January 25, 2022
  • 39:18 - You talking about kicking your son to the curb brought up some old wounds about my parents. It didn’t strike me quite right. Can you talk through why you ultimately did it? 
  • 42:26 - Can I spiritually adopt my daughter and granddaughter who are atheists? 
  • 45:57 - As an older single adult, I’ve found it difficult to be alone. I just wanted to comment that there is a whole group of people that I feel people should remember. 
  • 49:18 - Could you go into more detail about the exorcism prayers you were talking about? Do you have to be in a state of grace to say them? 
  • 51:10 - Can you talk about adopting/praying for your own siblings? How do you reach out to them and help them get back to faith when they don’t want to listen to you?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

January 21, 2022
  • 03:30 - How can an infinite God be three persons if three is a limit?
  • 06:30 - Does Canon 1248 of the 1984 Code of Canon Law prohibit attending an SSPX Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?
  • 18:10 - Is drunkenness a venial or mortal sin? If it depends on the context, when does it move from venial to mortal?
  • 24:05 - I’ve heard people talk about “the four things that call down the wrath of God.” What are those and where are they written?
  • 24:50 - Is it possible that the six other sacraments besides the Eucharist are aspects of what Christ does, such as the water of baptism being the water from Christ’s side?
  • 32:50 - Was Joseph young or old when he married Mary?
  • 35:20 - How do we properly dispose of devotional materials in a respectful way?
  • 39:20 - I heard that our prayers for our loved ones are only efficacious if we’re in a state of grace. I think that might cause despair since so few people are in a state of grace.
  • 43:15 - How do I get past misinformation about what the Church Fathers said? Whenever I hear anyone quote them it’s always in favor of his own view, and they wrote too much for me to read it all.
  • 45:30 - My friend told me that I have to be perfect to get to heaven, and I’m confused because I thought only Jesus and Mary were perfect.
  • 48:30 - If Jesus saved the world, why is it still so messed up and why does he have to come again?
  • 52:20 - How do we as Christians approach interfaith relationships in a healthy way?
 
Catholic Answers Live - Theology of Home

Catholic Answers Live - Theology of Home

January 21, 2022
  • 17:35 - I’m in the Navy. What can I be doing now to prepare for fatherhood when I get out? 
  • 29:45 - My wife and I just bought our first home but we don’t feel at home there. What small things can we begin to do to make it? 
  • 31:50 - What would Noelle say to young college women who are more focused on a career than being a homemaker? 
  • 34:30 - How do I create a home if I’m living by myself? 
  • 46:10 - (Does the book suggest that you need to be a parent instead of having a career? I want to get it for my kids but I don’t want them to think I’m telling them that. 
Catholic Answers Live - Whys of Catholic Belief

Catholic Answers Live - Whys of Catholic Belief

January 20, 2022

Questions Covered:

  • 04:53 - Why do Catholics believe they can pray to saints?
  • 14:31 - Are there any sources other than in scripture that explains why Christians believe in God?
  • 24:49 - I’m a non-Catholic. Why do Catholics believe in the perpetual virginity of Mary?
  • 36:53 - Why do we believe that the early church was the Catholic church? How can we then prove it to protestants?
  • 44:41 - Why do we believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist? How can I explain it to my husband who doesn’t believe?

 

Catholic Answers Live - Whys of Catholic Belief

Catholic Answers Live - Whys of Catholic Belief

January 20, 2022
  • 04:07 - Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons? 
  • 10:41 - I’m a new Catholic convert. The argument I get from others that say they don’t need to be Catholic is that according to Luke 9:50, Jesus authorizes people that aren’t Catholic to be followers. Why do we believe that you should be a part of the Catholic church as a follower of Him?  
  • 18:20 - Why is it important that Mary remains a perpetual virgin? 
  • 29:07 - My 6 year old son asks, “Why do we believe that the bible is true?”  
  • 35:44 - Why do Catholics believe that people are supposed to be baptized as infants? 
  • 44:50 - How can Peter have a teaching authority guided by the holy spirit when St Paul had to correct him because he gave a bad example? 
  • 48:54 - Why don’t we do what Peter commanded?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

January 19, 2022
  • 02:28 - Why didn’t the pope and the Catholics take more of a hard stance against Germany in WWII?
  • 08:00 - Where is the Trinity in the Bible?
  • 14:20 - One of my friends has a hard time with confession. He wants to know if he’s still forgiven if he doesn’t feel sorry for his sins, but he wants to feel sorry.
  • 21:20 - How do we distinguish between sinners and righteous people, like the Bible talks about in the story of Sodom? Isn’t there a lot of gray area?
  • 29:40 - Why isn’t there an official Church teaching on the existence of aliens, or at least a clarification on whether they might be angels or demons?
  • 41:58 - Why would God create the dinosaurs if he knew they would be killed?
  • 48:20 - Whenever I talk to my friend about Catholic teaching, he says “I’ll pray about it and God will tell me if it’s right.” Is there anything fallacious about this thinking?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

January 19, 2022
  • 06:58 - Is the legal doctrine of adverse possession immoral?
  • 14:03 - Do we have proof that Jesus walked on earth?
  • 18:42 - Is Elijah the same person as John the Baptist? If so, how is that different from reincarnation?
  • 21:02 - We were talking about baptism in RCIA, and one of the candidates says he thinks that original sin is a stain on the soul, but concupiscence is more psychological. Is he on the right track?
  • 29:41 - What’s the difference between the extraordinary and ordinary magisterium?
  • 32:30 - Can you respect the position of the papacy and still disagree in some aspects with the pope?
  • 37:10 - Why didn’t the Apostles eat Jesus’s body after he died, since he called himself the bread of life?
  • 45:05 - What does Jesus mean in the anointing at Bethany when he says “For the poor you have with you always; but you do not always have Me” (Mt. 26:11)?
  • 51:08 - What’s moral and not moral when it comes to investing?
Catholic Answers Live - Friendship with Jesus

Catholic Answers Live - Friendship with Jesus

January 18, 2022
  • 12:00 - I don’t feel a very good connection to our Lord. How can I make that connection deeper?
  • 17:03 - Does the devil or anything evil make miracles like Jesus?
  • 22:12 - I teach CCD and my student asked, “If God is all knowing and knew that Judas was going to betray him, why did he choose him as a disciple?”
  • 29:03 - What are your book recommendations on building our relationship with God?
  • 13:47 - I had a priest tell me that the particles of the Eucharist don’t contain the real presence of Jesus. Is this true? He was referring to the video of the priest that had a mystical experience at mass and said their church wouldn’t be receiving on the hand anymore. He took it in a negative direction.
  • 40:17 - How do you help get youth to have a relationship with Jesus? I work specifically with teenagers.
  • 43:08 - How can we be as perfect as Jesus?
  • 45:02 - I’ve been on a journey of “sainthood” and in the midst of 2 years, I feel like I haven’t gone anywhere. I think what I’m missing is that relationship with Jesus. I don’t know how to have one. Can you help me?
  • 48:54 - How important is it to spend some time with Jesus every day to develop a friendship?
  • 51:20 - A good friend said, “Don’t say God, say Jesus”. Is there something I can do to promote that closer friendship to the triune God? Are we supposed to refer to one person more than the others?
Catholic Answers Live - Persuasive Pro-Life

Catholic Answers Live - Persuasive Pro-Life

January 18, 2022
  • 05:10 - How do we talk to people about defending the lives of those on death row?
  • 12:20 - If God is sovereign, why would the fetus be born in the first place if he knows they’re going to hell?
  • 19:18 - How would you respond to someone that says, “A fetus is an innocent aggressor, therefore killing it is justified”?
  • 31:15 - One of the arguments from pro-choice people is the verse in the bible that states that the soul enters the child’s body at some point in the middle of pregnancy. They argue that abortion is ok up until that point. How would you respond to that?
  • 36:04 - How do you respond to someone that says that since the heartbeat starts at 6 weeks, it should be ok to stop it before that point?
  • 43:46 - Do we know if aborted babies go to heaven?
  • 47:55 - With so many self-esteem issues, how do you explain the value of life to someone that doesn’t think they should live? Since they don’t think their life has value, they also don’t see the value of a fetus in the womb.
  • 52:00 - I have a friend who was previously pro-life and then had the potential of becoming pregnant and switched to being pro-choice. I ended up pushing her away with my reaction to her viewpoint. What are some of your thoughts on how to keep your emotions out of conversations on this topic?
 
Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

January 17, 2022
  • 01:26 - In Revelation 12, it talks about how the woman has birth pains when delivering her son. Is there any evidence that this refers to Mary’s pain at the foot of the cross?
  • 12:25 - From scripture, is there a difference between dogma and doctrine?
  • 17:10 - Is there anything that describes if the prophecies of Isaiah have all come true?
  • 20:41 - In Matthew 27:52-53 when all the people rose from the dead when Christ was crucified, why is it not recorded in any gospels other than Matthew? What kind of impact did it have on Jerusalem?
  • 28:44 - In Samuel 4:1-11, the Philistines went and got the Ark of the Lord from Shiloh. What is the ark? Why did the Lord leave Israel to lose to the Philistines?
  • 34:24 - When we pray in accordance with the scriptures, what scriptures are we referring to?
  • 39:32 - What amount of awareness did Mary have during the passion of Christ?
  • 44:58 - The New American Bible has a note that the 2nd story of creation in Genesis is a much older narrative than the 1st. Does this mean that the 2nd story was written before the 1st?
  • 49:37 - In Matthew 24:34, what do you think about the events that must happen before the end of time? What did Jesus mean by “this generation”?
  • 52:24 - When Jesus cursed the fig tree, was it just to teach a lesson or was he truly angry?
 
Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

January 17, 2022
  • 02:54 - Did Jesus put himself in Mary’s womb since he’s God? 
  • 04:33 - I don’t think that Jesus was the Messiah. Why do Christians believe this? 
  • 12:52 - In 2nd Corinthians 5:18, it talks about the ministry of reconciliation. Is this approved text for the sacrament? If not, what does it mean instead? 
  • 20:22 - How can we interpret Romans 13:2 in reference to injustice in the world with the government? For example with the revolutionary war. 
  • 24:13 - Since only the Father knows the end of the world, does that mean that Jesus isn’t all knowing? 
  • 32:29 - Could you explain the typology of Mary being the Ark of the new covenant? Is it too far to say if someone touched her that they would die? 
  • 39:16 - In Mark Ch 3:21, Jesus’ family thought he was “out of his mind”. How does this fit in with the Catholic understanding of the holy family? 
  • 45:39 - Jesus said “I’m the way, the truth, and the life”. How do you get someone to understand that there’s a truth higher than their own? 
  • 50:06 - What kind of authority does the bible have if the Church is able to make decisions not based on the bible?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

January 14, 2022
  • 08:12 - Are there any statues honoring Israelites who came from Bethlehem?
  • 14:33 - What’s your view on receiving on the hand vs. on the tongue?
  • 21:20 - What are the Nephilim, and how do we know that we’re completely human and not possibly descended from them?
  • 30:08 - How would you respond to a Protestant who said the Church apostatized in the 200s century is the modern Catholic Church?
  • 35:56 - Does chewing gum break the Eucharistic fast?
  • 41:12 - Is there any possibility Ignatius can reissue St. Gregory’s prayer book in larger print?
  • 43:49 - Catholic Community Radio….Do the Gospels recount things in chronological order?
  • 50:30 - What’s the emphasis of the parable of the talents?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

January 14, 2022
  • 03:47 - Do you know anything about The Healing of Families by Fr. Yozefu B. Ssemakula and whether it contains harmful falsehoods?
  • 05:11 - Are Protestants who divorce and remarry (while still remaining Protestants) in adulterous relationships?
  • 14:58 - My friend just delivered a premature baby. Her priest says he can’t baptize the baby because he can’t be touched inside the incubator. Is that correct?
  • 19:21 - How do I respond to my Anglican friend who says that the Eucharist is simultaneously the Body and Blood of Christ and the bread and wine?
  • 28:35 - What are the origins of depicting God as an old man and Jesus with long hair in religious art?
  • 37:20 - How did John the Baptist end up living in the wilderness without his parents?
  • 41:30 - My friend is going through a difficult time with his paranoid religious mom and I’m wondering if there’s anything I can share with him from a Catholic perspective that will help him out.
  • 44:46 - How many times can you receive communion in a day?
  • 46:55 - What’s the Bible’s advice about being vulnerable?
  • 50:03 - Why is the priest allowed to dip the consecrated host in the precious blood before receiving, but the laity aren’t?
Catholic Answers Live - Purgatory is for Real

Catholic Answers Live - Purgatory is for Real

January 13, 2022
  • 19:30 - Should I fear purgatory?
  • 28:40 - Does the apostolic pardon remove all temporal punishment, or is there some other thing you have to do like being completely detached from sin?
  • 33:10 - Did I answer my granddaughter correctly when she asked me “If purgatory is real, why did Jesus die?”
  • 41:00 - If we pray for the souls in purgatory, do they know who prays for them? And is it okay to hear several masses for them, or is one sufficient?
  • 46:50 - It’s a good idea to begin suffering in this life so we don’t rely on purgatory too much.
  • 51:30 - Is it possible to prove that purgatory exists?
Catholic Answers Live - Having Difficult Conversations with Your Adult Kids

Catholic Answers Live - Having Difficult Conversations with Your Adult Kids

January 13, 2022
  • 16:45 - How can I reach my son who refuses to talk to me at all? 
  • 22:50 - My son just told me he no longer believes in Christ but he wants a Catholic marriage to a girl who’s a devout Catholic. 
  • 43:15 - How do you turn off your mind at night when you’re thinking about your kids? 
  • 49:50 - How do I talk to my adult son and daughter who are fallen-away Catholics?
Reflexión de las Buenas Nuevas del jueves 20 de enero, 2022

Reflexión de las Buenas Nuevas del jueves 20 de enero, 2022

January 13, 2022

Cuando una persona se torna difícil de amar, entonces es cuando más nos parecemos a Jesús.

 

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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

January 12, 2022

Questions Covered:

  • 06:10 - Why is Michael the Archangel a saint if he’s an angel? When did the Church first start having saints? 
  • 16:15 - What is the origin of birthstones? Are they a pagan item? If so, is it ok for Catholics to have them? 
  • 23:19 - Following the resurrection, we’re told God exists outside of time and space. Given this, how would we be with him in the new world? 
  • 28:25 - What is the Church’s teaching on marital rape? A friend said it was never seen as rape but just a marital dispute so the law never had any say in it. 
  • 31:07 - Have you heard of Wycliffe’s bible? If so, is it ok for Catholics to read from it? 
  • 35:10 - As a Catholic, will your book A Daily Defense help me explain our faith to people who may not believe in it? 
  • 38:22 - How can I defend and incorporate my faith into conversations with Atheists and Protestants?
  • 44:30 - Is there any connection between the sons of Noah and the 3 languages on the cross? 

Resources Mentioned:

  • The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, by F. F. Bruce
  • The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, by Craig Blomberg
  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, by Richard Bauckham
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