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Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

May 19, 2020

Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture.

Questions Covered:

 
  • 05:58 - When Jesus says to turn our cheek, are we meant to understand this as humility or being passive aggressive? 
  • 14:37 - Is the King James Bible acceptable to read as a Catholic? 
  • 17:48 - Were Job and Jonah historical people or were they parables? 
  • 21:14 - If Jesus celebrated Hanukkah and prayed the Shema, why don’t we do that today?  
  • 29:00 - Is there biblical evidence for the teaching that the priest is in persona Christi? 
  • 36:12 - Is there biblical evidence that tells us that angels are more intelligent than humans? 
  • 43:27 - What does it mean that the meek will inherit the earth and why would they want to? 
  • 46:10 - When Jesus came into the apostles and broke the bread after the experience on the road to Emmaus, then disappeared, was this him teaching us that he is present in the Eucharist even though we can’t see him? 
  • 50:03 - Does the Bible mention anywhere the intercession of the saints and Mother Mary? 
No Spin Homilies - 6th Sunday of Easter

No Spin Homilies - 6th Sunday of Easter

May 19, 2020
All 3 readings for today speak to us about the power of the Holy Spirit.
To read this week's readings, go to: usccb.org
Catholic Answers Live - Kids Show

Catholic Answers Live - Kids Show

May 19, 2020

Children between the ages of 3 and 17 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church. 

Questions Covered:

 
  • 03:15 - Why did St. Francis preach to the birds? 
  • 08:29 - If Adam and Eve were the first people on the earth, then is everyone on the earth their relative or did other people appear? 
  • 14:07 - If the whole sky is heaven, then where is hell? 
  • 17:40 - Why do Catholics not accept gay marriage? 
  • 23:57 - Are we still going to be happy in heaven if some of our family and friends are not there with us? 
  • 28:59 - Are we still going to be happy in heaven if some of our family and friends are not there with us? 
  • 33:42 - Since all the Church’s doctrine and dogma is somewhere in the Bible, is it wrong to disagree with one of the teachings? 
  • 42:13 - Why doesn’t God just kill the devil? 
  • 45:35 - Are all angels saints? 
  • 47:22 - How can the saints hear thousands of prayers at once? 
  • 50:56 - What is the difference between a sacrament and a sacramental? 
Catholic Answers Live - How John Paul II Changed the World

Catholic Answers Live - How John Paul II Changed the World

May 19, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 20:03 - Were there any popes before John Paul II who had world days of prayer? 
  • 23:57 - Is it true that John Paul II was allowing idolatry and sacrilege in 1986 in Assisi?  
  • 36:50 - How did bishops get away with so much under John Paul II time as pope? Was he not aware of what was going on? 
  • 45:13 - When is John Paul II’s feast day? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

May 16, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

 
  • 07:01 - I am not Catholic. In the New Testament, it says to take your prayer to God. Why do Catholics pray to saints? 
  • 12:48 - Is Mary the New Ark of the Covenant and that is why the wooden Ark is gone? 
  • 17:21 - If God is eternal, then how does he view time? How did Jesus not have a body and then suddenly have a body? 
  • 29:25 - Why did God allow the angels and the humans to fall, yet there is no hope for salvation for the angels? 
  • 36:44 - Is Leviticus 4, which discusses unintentional sin, the same as what we call material sin? 
  • 44:45 - While the Blessed Mother and the apostles were waiting for the descent of the Holy Spirit, were they celebrating the Mass? 
  • 48:16 - Is there a difference between redemption and salvation? How can Mary be my salvation? 
  • 53:49 - Do I have to be Catholic to pray to Mary? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

May 16, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

 
  • 3:00 – Where did all the early church Hebrew manuscripts go? 
  • 12:29 - How does God know everything? 
  • 14:15 - What did Our Lady of Fatima mean when she told the kids they would be making reparation for sins? 
  • 21:36 - What does the Church mean when she talks about the preferential option of the poor and how that would look like in a modern sense? 
  • 28:58 - Does anyone know where the physical Ark of the Covenant is today? 
  • 32:20 - How is the prophecy of Haggai about the new temple fulfilled? Is Jesus’ body the new temple?  
  • 40:55 - I am a Methodist. What is apologetics? 
  • 43:45 – When I go into a lot of Catholic churches, I often see Mary in the middle of the altar and Jesus off to the side. Why is this?  
  • 47:40 - I continue to struggle with a mortal sin. I go to confession and can resist temptation for a few months, but then I usually fall again. Am I making a sincere confession, since in confession I promise to never sin again? I am so discouraged. 
  • 52:36 - What does Paul mean when he refers to women veiling themselves “like the angels”? 
Catholic Answers Live - Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogmas

Catholic Answers Live - Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogmas

May 14, 2020

What does the Catholic Church really believe about the Mother of God?

Questions Covered:

 
  • 21:03 - When someone said to Jesus, “Blessed are the breasts that nourished you,” and Jesus responds, “No, blessed are those who do the will of God.” Is this evidence against Marian devotion? 
  • 28:56 - Are the Marian doctrines based on the Bible?  
  • 35:30 - What is the difference between venerating and worshipping Mary? How can I explain this to a Protestant? 
  • 47:50 - Why do Catholics use intercessory prayer to Mary?  Why do they offer votive offerings to her, like lighting candles or giving flowers? Does that fall into the category of making sacrifice to something other than God?
Catholic Answers Live - Pro-Life Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Pro-Life Open Forum

May 14, 2020

The Catholic Church teaches and believes in the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Dr. Delgado helps to answer questions about abortion, contraception, end of life care and more.

Questions Covered:

 
  • 14:30 - Is it immoral to not have intercourse when the woman is ovulating? Is this contraception? 
  • 21:25 - Do Catholics have an obligation to vote for pro-life politicians? 
  • 24:18 - How can I respond to Catholics who say that it won’t make a big difference to vote for pro-life politicians? 
  • 30:00 - If you as a Catholic decline to be hospitalized on a ventilator during this time, is that a sin? 
  • 32:35 - I don’t believe that we can tell people that they can’t have an abortion. 
  • 41:55 - What are your thoughts on a Catholic who is pro-life but doesn’t think there should be any legal ramifications for abortion? 
  • 46:30 - How does the Catholic Church view NFP for more rural areas? It seems too complicated and they might need contraception? 
  • 49:20 - Would people caring for their elderly family members in their own home have more respect for their lives? Do you think that would be better than just placing them in homes? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

May 13, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

  • 01:56 - Is it true that if people get an abortion, are they automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church? Also, does that mean people who commit murder would also be excommunicated? 
  • 07:50 - Do Catholics and Protestants worship the same God? 
  • 11:28 - Pope Francis said that the mind of God willed the multitude of religions. Is this true? 
  • 15:15 - Does baptism of desire give the same graces as baptism and remove the stain of sin? 
  • 18:09 - Are the three days of darkness really going to happen? 
  • 21:50 - What is the mark of the beast? Has it already come?  
  • 31:55 - Why does God allow abuse or torture? 
  • 41:05 - Are Catholics bound to believe in a certain form of purgatory? 
  • 43:53 - In Mt. 12:31-32, Jesus says sins can be forgiven in the age to come. Does this mean that sins can be forgiven in purgatory? 
  • 47:50 - Why is our Church called the Roman Catholic Church and not the Church of Christ?  
  • 51:11 - My husband is Church of Christ. He wants to know if there really is an unbroken line between Jesus and Pope Francis. Can you help me?

Resources Mentioned:

 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

May 13, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

  • 02:31 - I received absolution over the phone. Was this valid and acceptable? 
  • 13:17 - What are the Scripture verses that support Catholic faith and works ideology? 
  • 21:30 - If the company that you work for promotes abortion, what can you do? Is it wrong to work there? 
  • 33:01 - Does the phrase “our hearts are restless until they rest in you” mean that we can only have the peace of God when we are in heaven? 
  • 35:36 - I am an atheist and I can’t believe in Genesis. Does the Catholic Church believe in quantum creation or other similar scientific theories? 
  • 45:40 - I have a younger brother who hates religion. He said the Catholic Church is a farce because they don’t believe in astrology, but they celebrate the resurrection based on astrology. How can I respond? 
  • 51:55 - Did Mary have other children than Jesus? If not, why is the word “brothers” used and not “cousins”? 

Resources Mentioned:

 
Catholic Answers Live - Why Are You Pro-Choice?

Catholic Answers Live - Why Are You Pro-Choice?

May 13, 2020

Calls:

 
  • 01:03 - I am pro-choice because I think that people should have the legal choice.  
  • 20:09 - In the Bible, if a man suspects that his wife committed adultery and is with child, then they would perform an abortion with the bitter water. How do you explain that? 
  • 34:43 - I am pro-choice because the Catholic Church doesn’t support healthcare for all. If you can’t afford a child, you shouldn’t have a child. 
  • 46:06 - I am pro-choice because it is wrong to legislate a woman’s body. 
Catholic Answers Live - Why Are You Pro-Choice?

Catholic Answers Live - Why Are You Pro-Choice?

May 13, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 13:33 - I am on the line, not sure if I am pro-choice. Where do you draw the line to determine when a baby is a person? 
  • 29:53 - Are you willing to compromise on contraception so that fewer abortions must happen? 
  • 33:44 - I am pro-choice because I think people should be able to choose whether to have a kid. Some people have no money or didn’t have contraception, they shouldn’t have to have a baby. 
  • 51:26 - I am pro-choice because I think that people should have the legal choice.
Catholic Answers Live - Ask a Priest

Catholic Answers Live - Ask a Priest

May 11, 2020

Have you ever wanted to ask a Catholic priest about an aspect of the Catholic Church?

Questions Covered:

 
  • 08:39 - Why don’t priests talk about death, judgment, heaven, or hell during homilies? 
  • 16:20 - Is the priest after hearing a confession ever allowed to divulge something that a person has told them?  
  • 21:42 - I am a Protestant. Don’t Catholics depend on the Sacraments as a crutch, so they don’t have to repent? Isn’t this a good time to repent? 
  • 28:42 - What is the validity of baptizing a newborn as a layperson if a priest is not available? Will she receive all the same graces? 
  • 32:32 - What is the official Church teaching on the gift of speaking in tongues? A lot of Protestants claim to have the gift, but it sounds like gibberish to me.  
  • 35:55 - How do I explain to my Protestant friends that the Catholic Church is the first and true Church of Christ?   
  • 43:25 - What is your advice for overcoming the extreme loneliness of this difficult time? 
  • 47:09 - I left my husband because he was physically abusing me, but I am still married because I struggle with divorce. What should I do? 
  • 49:55 - Is it ever acceptable to have a Mass or a wedding outside? 
Catholic Answers Live - Eucharistic Church in a Time of Pandemic

Catholic Answers Live - Eucharistic Church in a Time of Pandemic

May 11, 2020

How is a Eucharistic Church meant to thrive in a time when public gatherings are not allowed?

Questions Covered:

 
  • 16:55 - What is the Church teaching on how to receive the Eucharist, especially right now? 
  • 22:01 - Why do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ? 
  • 28:54 - Is there an advantage to watching the live stream of the Mass v. watching it later on YouTube? 
  • 30:58 - At what point does the Church engage in civil disobedience when it comes to the lockdown? There are so many places open, but it seems like the Church isn’t even trying to compromise. At what point will we just hold Masses again?  
  • 33:02 - What is the difference between receiving the Eucharist spiritually v. physically and sacramentally? 
  • 37:22 - Are priests’ hands anointed? Why is Walmart open, but our Church is not?  
  • 46:13 - Is it true that there will be a tracking system for which people are going to Mass once the Church reopens? 
  • 50:10 - Can the priests come to us instead of us forming lines to receive communion? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

May 8, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

 
  • 10:24 - I have been Catholic for 4 years and wouldn’t be Catholic without you. Does Mary have any relation to the Eucharist, earning her a Eucharistic title? 
  • 20:57 – Are we meant to tithe a straight percentage? How much does debt play into the tithing amount? 
  • 33:50 - The early Church Fathers seem to teach that Genesis should be taken literally, but it seems like Genesis 1 and 2 contradict each other. Can you help me to sort this out? 
  • 39:02 – Considering Ephesians 2:8-9, is it true that you need to take communion to have eternal life? Aren’t we saved by grace alone? 
  • 48:14 - Are the letters and books not included in the Bible still worth reading?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

May 8, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Questions Covered:

 
  • 08:58 - My Protestant friend asked me if the Catholic Church thinks the Protestant Church is demonic. How can I respond?  
  • 21:41 - Why was polygamy allowed in the Old Testament, but not in the new? 
  • 35:30 - Is it true that the Pope is not allowed in the Vatican basement and that there are secrets down there, like a time machine? 
  • 44:25 - Do angels have gender? Why do we refer to St. Michael as “him”? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

May 8, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you!

Questions Covered:

 
  • 06:41 - How does each person of the Trinity have separate wills and yet, are one God? 
  • 18:36 - Some churches’ crucifixes have Jesus’ nail holes in his wrists, some have them in his palms. Where do those people with the stigmata have the nail holes? That should answer the question of what’s the right place, right? 
  • 34:47 - How can I prove that there is free will? 
  • 42:40 - Why, if God is all-powerful, does he need to have money given to him? Why do people have to tithe?  
  • 49:20 - 1 John 5:16 says, “I am not saying to pray for them (the people who died in sin) …” Is this evidence against indulgences? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

May 8, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you!

Questions Covered:

 
  • 08:05 - What are sacraments and what are graces? Do they involve salvation?
  • 15:45 - If Mary is omnipresent, does that mean that the saints are also?
  • 31:33 - Is it acceptable to baptize your newborn baby during lockdown when a priest is not available?
  • 47:48 - Why don’t Jews accept 2 Maccabees as part of Scripture when it gives evidence for Hanukkah? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 2

May 6, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you!

Questions Covered:

 
  • 08:05 - What are sacraments and what are graces? Do they involve salvation?
  • 15:45 - If Mary is omnipresent, does that mean that the saints are also?
  • 31:33 - Is it acceptable to baptize your newborn baby during lockdown when a priest is not available?
  • 47:48 - Why don’t Jews accept 2 Maccabees as part of Scripture when it gives evidence for Hanukkah? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum Part 1

May 6, 2020

Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 

Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you!

Questions Covered:

 
  • 08:05 - What are sacraments and what are graces? Do they involve salvation?
  • 15:45 - If Mary is omnipresent, does that mean that the saints are also?
  • 31:33 - Is it acceptable to baptize your newborn baby during lockdown when a priest is not available?
  • 47:48 - Why don’t Jews accept 2 Maccabees as part of Scripture when it gives evidence for Hanukkah?