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Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

November 4, 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:

 
  • 08:35 - When did Protestants take 7 books out of the Bible? 
  • 15:50 - What is Catholic teaching on the antichrist? 
  • 24:23 - What do Last Rites achieve for a non-practicing Catholic? 
  • 32:52 - Is it good to rejoice in the sorrow of others? 
  • 37:45 - What is the Scriptural basis for infant baptism? 
  • 48:30 - Was Leviticus 18:22 referring to young boys and pedophilia rather than just homosexual acts? 
Catholic Answers Live - Doing Bad for Good Reasons

Catholic Answers Live - Doing Bad for Good Reasons

November 4, 2020

It is not permissible to do evil in order to achieve a good. Fr. Sebastian explains why.

Questions Covered:

 
  • 24:10 – If a train is running and will kill 5 people, would it be better to switch the track and kill only one person? 
  • 38:21 - When does a war become just? When do non-combatants become combatants? 
  • 45:14 - When I stand up for babies in the womb, people ask me why I don’t advocate for children at the border. How can I best respond to this? 
  • 48:37 - Is it wrong to harm oneself to help another, for example, by donating an organ? 
Catholic Answers Live - Are We Living the Gospel of Life?

Catholic Answers Live - Are We Living the Gospel of Life?

November 4, 2020

As Catholics, we are responsible for standing up for the dignity of all human life. Bishop Paprocki is here to help us understand just how to do that.

Questions Covered:

 
  • 22:00 - Can we ask the souls in purgatory to pray for the end to abortion? 
  • 30:00 - How can I best respond to a person who says they don’t accept abortion except in the case of rape? 
  • 35:45 - If we want to promote the culture of life, shouldn’t we really be promoting NFP more? 
  • 42:45 - I have been really confused because I have heard conflicting advice on voting from the clergy. How can we know who really is pro-life? 
  • 47:52 - How can we encourage priests to help along this culture of life? 
  • 50:37 - If you care so much about life in the womb, why don’t you care so much about the shootings?  
Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

Catholic Answers Live - Your Bible Questions

November 2, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 08:20 - What does Jesus mean in Matthew 7:21-23, when he says the “one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven”? 
  • 13:30 - Did Christ’s death make salvation possible for all peoples? 
  • 17:12 - Why isn’t the Nicene Creed included in the canon of Scripture? 
  • 21:40 - My daughter uses Scripture often to show me that the Catholic Church is wrong. What book can you recommend that I can read to better refute her? 
  • 23:38 - How can we use Scripture to support the belief in the intercession of the saints? 
  • 35:04 - How do the Old and the New Testament relate to each other? What book can you recommend? 
  • 41:15 - When Jesus is talking about divorce, what does he mean when he says “except for adultery”? 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 30, 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:

 
  • 00:45 - Do Catholics believe that Satan or demons can tempt us into sin? If so, how does one know that’s what is happening? 
  • 05:52 - When was the Hebrew dialect created? 
  • 13:55 - Is stylization of violence in the media sinful? 
  • 17:45 - Why should I believe that teleology is true? 
  • 28:36 - At Fatima, the children asked about Emilia and Mary said that she would be in purgatory until the end of the world. Is this true and if so, then why would a child be in purgatory for so long? 
  • 32:38 - I am godmother to a 14-year-old young lady who knows practically nothing about the faith. How can I begin teaching her? 
  • 35:16 - What prompted the change in the words of the Mass and the creeds? 
  • 42:26 - How can we decipher what the Church really teaches when members of the Church hierarchy present confusing ideas? 
  • 44:02 - Can a person sell their soul to the devil? Is that even possible? 
  • 48:22 - How can I explain to my grandson why we are supposed to pray for our enemies? 
 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 30, 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:

  • 02:45 - Why are we obliged to go to Mass on certain holy days that are not on Sundays? Can I go to Mass on Sunday to cover this obligation? 
  • 4:35 – Did Jesus ever reference purgatory either directly or in parable form? 
  • 12:43 - How can I refute the argument that Israel simply borrowed their beliefs from Canaanite mythology? 
  • 22:30 - Is it true that souls can go to hell if no one prays for them as the message at Fatima states? 
  • 33:18 - Why were the minor orders of the Church removed? 
  • 38:42 - What is the moral standing of the Church on contraception that the doctor would like to prescribe for my daughter, but not for the purpose of contraception? 
  • 49:48 - Do Catholics believe that Satan or demons can tempt us into sin? If so, how does one know that’s what is happening? 

Resources Mentioned:

 
 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 28, 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:

  • 05:53 - What are the works mentioned in Romans 4:2? 
  • 09:31 - What is papal infallibility? What is the proper or improper way to criticize the pope or other clerics? 
  • 21:30 - Can you help me to understand righteousness in Matthew 6:33 and what is the desolation in Matthew 24:15? 
  • 33:08 - What is the Church’s teaching on polygenism? 
  • 44:02 - How do you differentiate grace through sacraments from grace earned by good works? 
  • 50:52 - How do I speak to a person about how life begins at conception and that it is a child? I have been arguing with someone who says it’s not a child unless they want the child. 

Resources Mentioned:

 
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 28, 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:

  • 00:45 – What is your take on Pope Francis’ statement about civil unions? 
  • 17:48 - Does everyone who is baptized receive the Holy Spirit? What makes a saint different? 
  • 22:52 - I think there is a spirit in my home. Is there anywhere I can seek help for this? 
  • 30:55 - What does it mean for the pope to have supreme jurisdiction regarding discipline and government? 
  • 41:45 - Is it uncatholic to say that the pope should resign? 

Resources Mentioned:

 
Catholic Answers Live - Renewing Our Hope

Catholic Answers Live - Renewing Our Hope

October 27, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 14:37 - How can we spark a revival for Catholics in America and around the world?
  • 17:18 - How can we evangelize others who are angry about the sex abuse crisis?
  • 21:19 - I have heard that when the Church goes through difficult periods, a great Saint will come. Do you think a Saint will come?
  • 28:13 - What do you think the future of the Church looks like?
  • 31:34 - Does the Latin Mass belong in your renewal for the Catholic Church?
  • 33:35 - As someone who is currently still a Protestant, but at the door of the Catholic Church, would it be better to study the bible at a Protestant school or a Catholic school?
  • 39:44 - I am a non-believer, the reason I don’t believe is that there seems to be more hope on the non-believing side, and why is there a lack of hope right now?
  • 42:13 - I read recently that there is a large spike in religiosity after a harmful event, like the pandemic, what are your thoughts on that, and have you seen that personally?
  • 46:09 - How do I evangelize friends far away from the church? How do I give them hope in the gospel that God will provide for them?
  • 48:32 - How can we better share our faith and story-tell through rhetoric and auditory skills?
 
Catholic Answers Live - Faith & Science

Catholic Answers Live - Faith & Science

October 27, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 05:48 - Many people say that the miracle of our lady of Fatima is a natural science, how can that be?
  • 13:45 - Why does the church not have a single source of scientific evidence for eucharistic miracles?
  • 20:00 - If Christians believe in Science, why do they deny the age of the Earth?
  • 31:57 - I heard a study about the  Shroud of Tarin and its image is comparable to energy to the atom bomb shadows, is that true?
  • 34:05 - Why couldn’t the Holy Spirit purify the egg inside of Mary instead of purifying her as a person?
  • 36:37 - What is the process for confirming Eucharistic Miracles and how can we prove they are not fake?
  • 42:02 - Where is the line between (in a scientific perspective) miracles and naturalistic explanations?
  • 46:23 - I am a farmer, sometimes cows get bred unfavorably, and they can abort the calf inside of them, is that morally okay?
  • 51:00 - Do you think the faith vs. science debate has calmed down a bit?
Catholic Answers Live - How John Paul II Changed the World

Catholic Answers Live - How John Paul II Changed the World

October 26, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 15:35 - When the hierarchy in the United States was under John Paul II, I feel he relied on the papal nuncio. Can I have your thoughts on that?
  • 29:07 - I saw a movie on Padre Pio, in one of the scenes Padre Pio met John Paul II as a young man and Padre says to a colleague, “he will be a pope one day.” Was this a true statement? Did they ever interact?
  • 37:59 - There was a picture of John Paul II with a Buddhist statue on the tabernacle that he didn’t know about. Who did that and why?
Catholic Answers Live - Discernment of Spirits in Marriage

Catholic Answers Live - Discernment of Spirits in Marriage

October 26, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 24:48 - Father, do we need to read “Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living” before we read this?
  • 29:22 - How do you respond to young couples asking about when it is the right time to get married?
  • 43:44 - I have been struggling with the temptation not to pray- how does one work through the struggle to not pray?
  • 51:19 - How would one know his soulmate when the heart is deceitful?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 23, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 01:00 - When should we talk to kids about what happens with pets after they die?
  • 9:15 – What is a doctor of the church and how can one become a doctor of the church?
  • 14:30 - Can you speak to the subject of the bi-location of Saints? Is it as rare as the stigmata? Or are there many saints that have been bi-located?
  • 18:51 - Can you recommend any books with research on becoming a better Catholic Man?
  • 22:38 - What implications does Ipson esse have?
  • 27:37 - I was wondering if you were a Catholic then if your grandparents or family were not Catholic would you be able to see them in heaven?
  • 30:04 - I have seen different versions of the catechism- which one is the right one to buy?
  • 34:01 - How does the old testament and the book of genesis get so specific that it often gets interpreted as metaphorical?
  • 41:15 - There are different rights in different parishes- what are the differences?
  • 47:00 - How do you respond to the claim that a lot of Catholics don’t take personal faith seriously?
Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

Catholic Answers Live - Open Forum

October 23, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 04:00 - Apostolic succession is in both the roman and orthodox catholic church, but they differ, how and why is this the case?
  • 11:50 - Why are all souls day and all saints’ day so close to each other and what is the difference, why are they so close to Halloween?
  • 6:43 –  Are humans really so different after 5,000 years and is his analogy on teaching Hebrew really comparable to teaching a people morals and theology?
  • 29:11 - Has the triumph of the immaculate heart at Fatima happened yet or is it to come?
  • 32:33 - Is it okay for Catholics to listen to evangelical music?
  • 39:05 - I know someone considering becoming Catholic and they are willing to consent to the church’s teachings, except for Marian Devotions. Can they become Catholic if they won’t say a Hail Mary?
  • 43:40 - The Catholic Church has some documents on the glorification and exaltation of violence in media, does that mean that combat in video games or action in film and tv is sinful?
  • 50:05 - A priest said “consider wearing a mask and it will be used as prayers for souls in purgatory” Can I have more clarification on that?
Catholic Answers Live - Why It Matters to Be Catholic

Catholic Answers Live - Why It Matters to Be Catholic

October 22, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 2:45 – What are we to make of the pope’s comments on civil unions?
  • 17:48 - How do you explain purgatory to Catholics that are rejecting it and how can I defend my faith against my born again brother when they reject prayers to Mary and purgatory?
  • 21:44 - Are we still going to be judged after we are released from purgatory or are we judged before we enter purgatory?
  • 34:33 - I have been a Catholic my whole life and what happened today with the pope has made me lose a lot of hope. What advice can you give on how to deal with this?
  • 43:45 - When Catholics who say statements that are not “catholic,” why can they receive communion and how can they get excommunicated?
  • 47:55 - How much longer can we be Catholic with all the scandals going through the church?
  • 52:41 - How do we pray for a close friend who has passed away suddenly, and we don’t know where they are with God?
Catholic Answers Live - Light and Leaven

Catholic Answers Live - Light and Leaven

October 22, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 11:45 - My husband and I have left the Church over the scandals, we are struggling with the fact that the laity doesn’t have much power in helping the community with that. What can we do as laypeople to help prevent those issues?
  • 18:00 - Will the bishop be in favor of reform of the college of bishops, where there will be more accountability to the laity and will be part of that structural reform?
  • 24:30 - I have a friend who is a fallen Catholic, now methodist, how do I appeal to her that our faith is the truth? Can I have some advice?
  • 35:00 - What are your thoughts on Pope Francis’ statement about civil unions?
  • 44:03 - I own a Catholic store in New York, what books should I have in the store?
  • 47:29 - Are canonizations infallible?
Catholic Answers Live - Trustful Surrender

Catholic Answers Live - Trustful Surrender

October 20, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 12:35 - Society itself used to support Christianity and now that it hasn’t, how can we navigate that in today’s world with your family.
  • 18:54 - My son has fallen away from the faith, he is gay. How do I deal with the holidays?
  • 28:25 - My son got married outside of the Catholic Church even though they are Catholic, how can help them learn about the importance of the sacrament of matrimony?
  • 32:13 - I feel depressed when I pray for my children to follow the Catholic faith, and I find it hard to pray for them because it causes me to feel so sad.
  • 42:05 - What happens if your kids die without being converted to Catholicism? How should I feel about that?
  • 50:00 - My daughters are 16 &14, our family has been through a lot recently and I can’t decide if I should force them to receive the sacrament of Confirmation or not.
Catholic Answers Live - Was Vatican II a Modern Apostasy?

Catholic Answers Live - Was Vatican II a Modern Apostasy?

October 20, 2020

Questions Covered:

 
  • 14:45 - What is the best objection you have heard to Vatican II and how would you address it?
  • 20:21 - Can you explain the changes in education from Vatican II?
  • 33:57 - we were told 3 weeks before Vatican II that Communion was only a symbol – can you elaborate on this?
  • 45:11 - How can we restore reverence of the eucharist and with reverence of the pope?
  • 51:00 - I have been having debates with my eastern orthodox cousin- he has problems with the “Abu Dhabi” (Feb 2019)  document and he sights it back to “nostra aetate…” how can I address that with him?
Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

October 19, 2020

Questions Covered: 

 
  • 03:18 - Is there salvation outside of the Catholic Church? And if there is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church how is there unity in Christianity?
  • 13:27 - What do I do if I am not sure if I have been baptized but I want to be baptized in the Catholic Church?
  • 16:31 - Why is it that the Catholic Church has historically supported a younger model for the creation of the world but seems to have shifted their stance today?
  • 24:33 - Why do Catholics say the Mass is a sacrifice when no more sacrifices are necessary?
  • 34:10 - Why do Catholics say the Hail Mary?
  • 41:00 - How should I respond to Protestant people who reject the Catholic understanding of justification?
  • 50:05 - According to Jesus there are two true sacraments, but Catholics Recognize seven. What qualifies the other five as sacraments?
Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

Catholic Answers Live - Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

October 19, 2020

Questions Covered: 

 
  • 09:25 - Can you explain Limbo?
  • 18:05 - Can you elaborate on the Church’s hierarchy of authority?
  • 29:57 - I think praying to saints is idolatry.
  • 40:55 - How can I explain purgatory to my Baptist family in light of 1 John 3:2?
  • 46:30- How do you address the topic of homosexuality with people who do not accept the Church’s teaching?

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