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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

July 2, 2022
  • 01:20 - I’m a protestant considering converting. Why was it wrong for protestants to take books out of the bible? What should I buy a Catholic bible? 
  • 11:53 - In Ender’s Game, the villains are a hive mind. If the protagonist kills the queen, resulting in the death of the entire population, is he culpable of the death of one or of many?   
  • 16:51 - 1 Corinth. 5 How do we know where to draw the line when it comes to expelling members of the Church? 
  • 21:12 - Who is the Harlot in Revelation? 
  • 28:31 - Can you explain the difference in translation in Ex 21:22 in the NKJV vs Douay Rheims. Is the woman fined or punished by death? 
  • 33:24 - Why are people concerned about the charismatic renewal in the Church?  How ecumenical can we be towards other charismatic protestants? 
  • 44:13 - What is the Church doing for people who are willing to adopt? Are there funds or grants available? 
  • 47:24 - Were there any protestant beliefs within the early Church? 
  • 52:02 - Could you recommend a biography of G.K. Chesterton and a book by him? www.chesterton.org 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

July 2, 2022
  • 03:53 - Is Mt. 24. about the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D.?
  • 15:12 - What happens if someone receives their first communion in mortal sin? Do they have to re-do it?
  • 16:52 - My company just announced that they will begin funding employees travel for abortion. What should I do?
  • 19:04 - I hear people always describe the Church with “Truth, beauty, and goodness.” What exactly does that mean?
  • 29:10 – Is it sinful to engage in traditions or practices belonging to another religion, as I have friends of other faiths and enjoy experiencing how they live?
  • 31:27 - Jn 10:28, does Jesus teach eternal security with this passage?
  • 35:53 - If an item can be touched to a 1st class relic and become a relic itself, why can’t we do the same with the Eucharist since it is God Himself?
  • 35:53 - If an item can be touched to a 1st class relic and become a relic itself, why can’t we do the same with the Eucharist since it is God Himself?
  • 42:50 - What would need to happen between confessional Lutherans and Catholics in order to promote unity?
  • 46:48 - Is it ok to read books like Stephen King books, Game of Thrones, etc?
  • 50:28 - Why do we have two judgments? How would the general judgment work for people who have passed away?
 
Catholic Answers Live - Supreme Court, Abortion & Religious Liberty

Catholic Answers Live - Supreme Court, Abortion & Religious Liberty

July 1, 2022
  • 08:09 - Does the Dobbs decision outlaw procedure for ectopic pregnancies? 
  • 10:08 - Do you think they will try to overturn other laws like interracial marriages? 
  • 12:04 - Are there any laws that protect pregnancy centers especially with the danger that they face after Dobbs? 
  • 28:40 - Could we now force men to have vasectomies to avoid pregnancy?  
Catholic Answers Live - Supreme Court, Abortion & Religious Liberty

Catholic Answers Live - Supreme Court, Abortion & Religious Liberty

July 1, 2022
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 29, 2022
  • 06:47 - Could you unpack Mark 11:22-25? What is the proper interpretation of these verses?
  • 14:38 - How do we respond to people who try to discredit Peter as the rock by saying that Jesus is the true rock? https://www.catholic.com/tract/peter-the-rock
  • 21:34 - If baptism by desire is true and miscarried babies can also be saved, will they also receive their perfected bodies after the resurrection?
  • 32:09 - Does Mt 6:7-9 contradict repetitively praying for a soul who I assume might be in purgatory?
  • 39:20 - Can baptized Catholics be claimed by demons since they’ve already been claimed by Christ?
  • 43:33 - Do people have to have miracles attributed to them in order to be canonized?
  • 47:56 - Does anywhere in Church teaching allow for charging fees for the sacraments? Is charging fees for sacraments licit?
  • 52:13 - I’m not a Catholic and am really interested in apostolic succession. Do you have any resources you can share?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 29, 2022

 

  • 06:10 - Can a baptized protestant receive grace when worshiping God? 
  • 16:15 - I hear Christians say that it’s not about religion it’s a relationship? How would you respond to that? 
  • 19:40 - Does everyone in heaven get to have the beatific vision? 
  • 30:10 - Why is sacramental confession required to receive the Eucharist? 
  • 37:55 - How does Genesis 3:15 refer to Mary if it states that the woman would have labor pains and Catholics claim that she didn’t experience them? 
  • 47:09 - Does the New Testament teach that Mary had other children? Were there other people more holy than Mary? 
Catholic Answers Live - After Roe

Catholic Answers Live - After Roe

June 28, 2022
  • 15:37 - What can parishes do to support women through pregnancy in general? What legislation can we support? 
  • 31:15 - My daughter is pro-life but is concerned about the Dobbs decision. She worries that this will be harmful to those sexually assaulted and pregnant. How do you respond to this claim? 
  • 34:25 - What strategies to we have to support those who are pregnant through rape or incest? 
  • 38:20 - Are there any biblical text that show that abortion is wrong? 
  • 42:44 - How can we address the concerns of the father in regard to abortion? 
  • 46:20 - We need more young passionate women like Molly! 
  • 49:39 - How can I start a conversation with pro-choice family members? How do I break the ice? 
  • Resource – Wewerebornready.com 
Catholic Answers Live - How Doctrine Develops

Catholic Answers Live - How Doctrine Develops

June 28, 2022
  • 13:31 - Concerning evolution, did the early world believe in a literal interpretation of Genesis? Was it a dogmatically approved belief until evolution was discovered?
  • 20:33 - Was Jesus expecting his disciples to follow the sabbath on Saturday? When did it develop to Sunday?
  • 32:47 - Did the Church develop from baptizing in the name of Jesus to a Trinitarian formula?
  • 38:06 - Are there any doctrines that are developing right now in regard to governments legislating morality or moral laws?
  • 45:15 - Has the Church tried to clarify the understanding of the Trinity? How do we justify this development with the early Church’s understanding of God?
  • 50:18 - How do we square the death penalty not being intrinsically evil with the most recent change in the catechism?
Catholic Answers Live - End of Roe

Catholic Answers Live - End of Roe

June 28, 2022
  • 05:07 - Why aren’t we thanking Donald Trump more for appointing 3 conservative justices? 
  • 21:02 - I’m noticing a lot of calls for violence against Catholic churches online. What do we do? 
  • 31:40 - Do you have any advice on how to start a conversation with friends who are ex-Catholic and very upset with the decision? 
  • 36:51 - In regard to how we can respond, how did the early Church respond to a culture of infanticide? 
  • 43:17 - How can anyone celebrate this decision? We condemned people who have been raped.   
Catholic Answers Live - End of Roe

Catholic Answers Live - End of Roe

June 28, 2022
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 24, 2022
  • 02:51 - If a bishop proclaimed that we should all stand during the consecration, would we be obliged to abide by it? 
  • 06:07 - What should happen to the eucharist in the monstrance if the adoration chapel is closed overnight? 
  • 10:23 - My husband just bought the book of Enoch. Is it ok for him to read?   
  • 13:39 - Does doing good works out of mere responsibility merit anything good? 
  • 19:09 - In the Hail Holy Queen what does “After this exile” mean? What are your thoughts on RH- blood? Can you do a mysterious world episode? 
  • 22:50 - Protestants claim that its clear which books are in the bible so sola scriptura isn’t needed. What is your response? 
  • 32:36 - Aquinas says we should pay latria to the cross. Doesn’t this conflict with the teaching of latria to only God? 
  • 36:25 - How would you respond to a protestant who says that in the Old Testament they didn’t have a magisterium, so we don’t need one now? 
  • 41:03 - Does the church teach anything on circumcision and is it ethical in our current time? 
  • 43:43 - Do we have a responsibility to stay within our own liturgical rite? 
  • 48:24 - What’s the history of offering bread and wine as a sacrifice leading up to the time of Jesus? 
  • 51:29 - What should I do with the ashes of a cremated Catholic? 
  • 52:32 - Which is a better translation: the NAB or the Jerusalem bible? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 24, 2022
  • 04:34 - How can Catholics claim that there is no list of people in hell but invoke anathemas in the councils. How would I respond to this challenge from my Calvinist friend? 
  • 15:17 - How do we know that the universe did not happen because of a necessary process? Is a personal God necessary for creation? Could it just be an impersonal being that caused creation? 
  • 19:47 - How do we know that the first cause from Aquinas’ argument is God? 
  • 24:04 - What bible verses back the claim that we do not adore the Virgin Mary? Looks good 
  • 34:24 - Can saying the Lord’s prayer during mass act as a sort of act of contrition? Looks good 
  • 38:15 - Who are spiritual directors? Can they be laymen? When do you know if you need one? How do you find one? Looks good 
  • 44:02 - Is it possible for us to believe in the 7 days of creation, big bang, and evolution? 
  • 47:30 - How is it possible for the Catholic Church to have eastern saints post schism? 
  • 50:40 - Would it make sense to say that the Islamic forces interrupting communications between Christians caused the Great Schism? 
Catholic Answers Live - Panel Show

Catholic Answers Live - Panel Show

June 23, 2022

 01:00 - Weddings

22:47 - We rented out a restaurant and the mothers paid for it. It only costed $2500 

29:48 - Move the wedding to earlier in the day for brunch to make it cheaper. 

The Prolife movement history 

49:30 - Trauma post abortion 

51:50 – Killing of abortion providers 

Catholic Answers Live - Panel Show

Catholic Answers Live - Panel Show

June 23, 2022
  • government funding private schools
  • School losing the Catholic title due to flying the BLM and LGBT flags
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 23, 2022
  • 04:57 - When Jesus was walking up to the cross and fell 3 times, did that signify the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
  • 10:10 - Could there be significance in correlating the number of words in a verse to stress the importance in scripture? Send Words of Eternal Life
  • 17:27 - Would God allow suffering even if nothing good were to come from it?
  • 23:24 - Why did women stop covering their heads in Church?
  • 34:26 - St. Gertrude received a prayer to save souls in purgatory. Why don’t we promote this or is this a valid prayer?
  • 41:34 - Does the Catholic Church have a teaching on what happens to us after we die?
  • 45:55 - I’m a new Catholic. When is it appropriate to ask God for help rather than appeal to Mary?
  • 51:02 - I’m starting a bible study with half non-Catholics; how do I market properly to all?
  • 53:30 - I’m not Catholic but my husband is. Why do I have to become Catholic if we are all children of God?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 23, 2022
  • 04:51 - How does Molinism not confirm double predestination? 
  • 14:06 - How does St. Jude’s intercession come into play when asking for his help? 
  • 20:54 - Would it be abusing confession if you keep bringing up the same mortal sin repeatedly? 
  • 28:54 - If Mary was sinless, then how is it that she did not fulfill the law? 
  • 34:53 - Why do Christians still say Yahweh if the Vatican specifically wrote that we shouldn’t be using the word. 
  • 40:25 - Why did God pick Mary to be Jesus’ mother? 
  • 45:22 - The Council of Florence claimed that circumcision is mortally sinful. When did that thought change? 
  • 49:50 - Have there been any saints throughout history that have had demons exorcized out of them? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 22, 2022
  • 04:43 - Is it unchangeable teaching that women can’t priests, and same sex marriages can’t be blessed? 
  • 14:51 - Was the public school system created by the Catholic Church? Do you have resources on this topic? 
  • 19:04 - I’m in conversion with a missionary of the LDS Church. I’ll be sitting down with him soon. What questions and topics should I bring up to be a good representative of the Catholic Church? 
  • 24:13 - Mk 15 on Jesus’ death. What is the meaning of the tearing of the curtain in the temple in two? 
  • 33:35 - It’s important to have Juneteenth. We need to keep in mind that white people were not the only ones to own slaves. 
  • 44:13 - Is it a mortal sin to not believe that Mary is a perpetual virgin? Where does the Catholic Church get the importance of this teaching? 
  • 49:49 - Hebrew 8:6-8. How do I explain that God didn’t want us to fail but accounted for us failing? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

June 22, 2022
  • 07:58 – Is there a degree of reverence for digital images? Do they equate to printed versions?
  • 15:33 - Why are we Catholics still not receiving communion from the chalice compared to the Episcopalians? Everyone else receives from the chalice except us.
  • 20:14 - What does scripture mean when it says, “God gave to the hand of David the Philistines?”
  • 23:32 - How do I respond to the question, “why are the majority of Catholic saints white?” Is this true? Does this mean that Catholicism is a white people’s religion?
  • 37:13 - Is commemorating Juneteenth during mass appropriate since it is so political?
  • 50:10 - Regarding the book of Revelation, In what sense is the Church the new Jerusalem? How is that contrasted to our understanding of the Church as the Body of Christ?
  • 52:57 - Which translation of the bible is better to have, the RSV or the NAB?
Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic?

Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic?

June 20, 2022
  • 01:29 - I am not Catholic because the relationship with the apologetic individuals being complicit with wrong.  
  • 07:39 - I am not Catholic because of the teaching on Papal infallibility. 
  • 14:09 - I am not Catholic because of the Assumption of Mary becoming a Dogma. 
  • 24:40 - I am on my way out of being Catholic because I can’t wrap my head around some rituals and the definition of the Eucharist.  
  • 36:25 – I am not Catholic because of inconsistency about priest not being able to be married based on 1 Timothy 4: 1-5.  
  • 45:54 - I am not Catholic because I am skeptical of most religions.  
  • 52:05 - I am not Catholic because I am not a believer in the event or the philosophy.  
Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic?

Catholic Answers Live - Why Aren’t You Catholic?

June 20, 2022
  • 06:48 - I’m not Catholic because my Catholic coworkers tend to share an over importance on Mother Mary. 
  • 18:32 - I am not Catholic because I’m a member from the Episcopal Church. I believe the women in the Gospel were also Apostles. 
  • 30:29 - I am not Catholic because I was raised Catholic, but I was turned down when trying to get married in the Catholic Church. I also can’t support the Pope.  
  • 40:00 - I am not Catholic because Sola Scriptura. 
  • 46:27 - I am not Catholic because the foundational doctrine doesn’t make sense.  
  • 51:45 - I am not Catholic because the relationship with the apologetic individuals being complicit with wrong.  
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