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 Dec 18, 2019
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Catholic Answers LIVE is a daily, call-in radio program of Catholic apologetics and evangelization airing live from 6-8 pm ET.

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#9417 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn
Listeners call and share their reason for being pro-choice, whether it be in regards to abortion, end of life care, or other medical actions that affect taking a human life. Questions Covered: 05:18 &#8211; I am pro-choice because I believe that there is not a consciousness for life in the early stages of embryonic development.  13:24 &#8211; I am pro-choice because a woman has a second amendment right to defend herself against her reproductive system.  21:53 &#8211; If a woman is raped and being pregnant will negatively affect her mental health, is an abortion acceptable? What is she feels so bad that she would possibly commit suicide?  24:09 &#8211; I am pro-choice because I think this is a religious freedom issue. I wouldn’t end a pregnancy, but I think people are only pro-life because of religion.  37:07 &#8211; I am pro-choice because if we let every person be born, there wouldn’t be enough resources to take care of them. You care about babies in the womb, but not when they are born.   52:32 &#8211; I am pro-choice in the case of taking the morning after pill within 24 hours. Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Trent Horn?  Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues  Why We&#8217;re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love  Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue  Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/4AwEYONLlKk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 21, 2020
#9415 Kids’ Show - Jimmy Akin
Children between the ages of 3 and 16 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: 03:05 &#8211; Did God create hell?  05:40 &#8211; Did the angel of light actually appear to the Mohamed?  12:54 &#8211; In the Old Testament, what happened to Lot’s wife’s soul when she was turned into a pillar of salt?  18:15 &#8211; Why is Saladin who defeated King Richard the Lionheart is considered to be a good Muslim and important?  23:25 &#8211; Do angels all have something in common? How could Mary recognize that Gabriel was an angel?  29:36 &#8211; Is it wrong to adopt snowflake babies?  33:57 &#8211; My religion teacher said Mary and Jesus were the only ones who ascended into heaven, but what about Elijah, who ascended in a chariot of fire?  41:50 &#8211; Did the Israelites think that the pagan gods of the Greeks and Romans were demons?   45:20 &#8211; Is it okay to play Dungeons and Dragons?  48:10 &#8211; If someone is ill, is it a sin to miss Church?  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/eaMuBd29ayg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2020
#9414 Screen Time: Catholics & Film - Steven D. Greydanus
Which were the best movies of the last year? Questions Covered: 15:35 &#8211; What is best Catholic movie of all time?  20:11 &#8211; What is the difference between the intent of the artist making the movie and the objective nudity or violence in a film?  31:56 &#8211; What do you think of movie franchises and the seeming inability for a movie to end? It seems like there is such an emphasis on making a series go on forever.   42:00 &#8211; What are your thoughts on the movie called “Silence”?   44:00 &#8211; Have you seen ‘The Two Popes’? What was your take on it?  47:03 &#8211; Do you have any good recommendations for kids for Easter?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/Br4xQt7jS9g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2020
#9400 Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? - Tim Staples
How do we answer those who say that faith saves and baptism is merely symbolic or merely a public manifestation of an inner reality? Questions Covered: 17:28 &#8211; What is the real difference between a baptized and non-baptized person?  22:55 &#8211; If I baptize my son Catholic and someday, he chooses to leave the Church, what will happen to him? Should we wait to baptize him until it is his choice?  34:31 &#8211; How can a Baptist baptism be valid if they don’t believe a baptism is regenerative?  37:22 &#8211; How can an infant repent and be baptized?   45:23 &#8211; Is there any way to baptize a baby spiritually if the parents are not baptizing them?  51:49 &#8211; Does a convert have to get rid of the “once saved, always saved” belief when they are baptized Catholic?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/bkXsldNCpeE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2020
#9397 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
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: 03:14 &#8211; What exactly was the Enlightenment and how does it relate to church teaching?  10:22 &#8211; Why does each diocese sets the age to receive confirmation? Why do some parishes take it even further to require activities and hours to attain the sacrament and other parishes within the same city do not?  13:59 &#8211; Can God love one person more than another? Does God love St. John more than St. Thomas, for example?  19:14 &#8211; What exactly did the Council of Trent declare about the Latin Vulgate? Should all Catholics assume that the Latin Vulgate is more accurate and is “superior” than the New Testament in the original Greek?   29:11 &#8211; I&#8217;ve been led to believe that a natural marriage is more than just mutual permission to perform the &#8220;marital act&#8221; but involves the intention on both parties to form a union oriented toward the procreation of children. A union formed for merely economic or legal reasons (with no procreative intent) would not be a true &#8220;marriage”. That said, one traditional view of Mary and Joseph&#8217;s union was that she was entrusted to him for protection and provision in what was intended to be a sexless, childless union. This seem irreconcilable with our natural law understanding of marriage. Is it acceptable to think that the union of Mary and Joseph was a &#8220;marriage&#8221; on in the legal sense? Sufficient to pass on inheritances (like inheriting the kingship of David), but otherwise not a true natural marriage?  37:33 &#8211; I thought Jesus and the Father were equal. In John 14:28 You heard me say to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I.  43:12 &#8211; If Jesus submitted his DNA to Ancestry.com would it prove that he shared DNA with Joseph? With Mary?  46:47- Is it &#8220;ok&#8221; to consider that the great flood was brought about by the end of the last ice age, thus fitting many of the world&#8217;s culture&#8217;s take on flood legends?  53:27 &#8211; Why and when did Saint Peter go to Antioch and Rome?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/bMhKfIj6UxU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 07, 2020
#9396 Eastern Catholicism - Fr. Deacon Daniel G. Dozier
What do Byzantine, Maronite, and Chaldean churches have in common with Rome? They&#8217;re all Catholic! Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier is here to explain the beauty of a diverse Catholic Church. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/Ms6H4mzklqo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 07, 2020
#9416 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk
Is in vitro fertilization ethical? If someone is in great pain, can their life be ended? Find out today, with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk. Questions Covered: 15:22 &#8211; What is the best way to explain to people why we chose to conceive via NFP rather than in vitro fertilization? How can I explain the scientific benefit of it, rather than the Catholic side of it?  22:12 &#8211; Does the embryo in the IVF process have a soul right away, or only as it develops?  31:18 &#8211; When someone is very sick and weak, isn’t it wrong to withhold food and water from someone so they’ll die? They seem to be so drugged that they can’t make a real decision about whether they want to eat.  36:50 &#8211; Is in utero insemination sanctioned by the Church?   46:57 &#8211; If a doctor recommends a hysterectomy to a woman as a necessity, should she attempt to put off the surgery if possible, to remain open to life or is it acceptable to get the surgery when it is recommended?  49:48 &#8211; What is the Catholic Church’s doctrine on changing human DNA?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/w1dszeXsiqs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 20, 2020
#9402 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
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: 02:10 &#8211; In the Nicene Creed, what does it mean when it says that Jesus is “consubstantial with the Father”?  04:52 &#8211; What does the Catholic Church teach about being a professional gambler?  08:20 &#8211; What is the interpretation of 2 Cor. 5:21?  15:23 &#8211; How can I explain that the word baptism in the Bible is talking about a physical and not a spiritual event?  22:07 &#8211; How should I go about dating in a Catholic way? It has been a very long time.  29:07 &#8211; What is the meaning of the words “mystery of faith” in the Mass?  31:46 &#8211; When Satan choose evil instead of God, did he have a true choice?  34:15 &#8211; How is the perpetual virginity of Mary significant to our faith?  40:55 &#8211; How did the wisemen know as much as they did in finding Jesus as a baby? Were these prophecies from Scripture?  45:48 &#8211; Why is Peter considered to be the first pope?  49:13 &#8211; What is Jesus’ last name?  52:05 &#8211; When was the earliest notion of the procreative and unitive truth of marriage?  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/zdOXSg1Hdrw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2020
#9403 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
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: 04:25 &#8211; How do I know who is speaking the truth in a world with so many voices claiming to be true?  11:47 &#8211; How much of the Council of Constance is still valid?  15:51 &#8211; What is the chronology and places of the events from Christ’s infancy to early childhood?  21:33 &#8211; If there are other civilizations in the universe, did Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross save them, too?  28:51 &#8211; Were the Psalms written before, during, or after the falling out that David had with Bathsheba?  33:35 &#8211; How can I explain to Calvinists that human beings do have free will?  42:47 &#8211; If Jesus is in the Eucharist and the Trinity is never separate, then are we receiving the Trinity? Also, are we receiving the Church and the Communion of Saints?  52:13 &#8211; Is there a category in Catholic theology called unintentional sin?  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/2KjRI0Wol8M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2020
#9392 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
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.  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/0k-mAXU6ADc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2020
#9393 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
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.  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/Lwq46j2q_hg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 03, 2020
#9391 Setting and Meeting Goals - Gregory Popcak
What kinds of goals should Catholics focus on this year? Greg and Lisa Popcak help to navigate New Years resolutions. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/gXDJkSyzc2s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2020
#9390 Our Lady in History - Christopher Check
In celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, we reflect on Mary’s role in world history. The president of Catholic Answers takes us from Loretto to Mexico, from Vienna and Lepanto to Fatima to examine how Mary keeps getting involved in earthly affairs. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/jK1o541IFuc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 01, 2020
#9389 Year in Review - Tim Staples
It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/eG5a546JnS4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 01, 2020
#9388 Year in Review - Trent Horn
It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/gpgR1eiyLko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 31, 2019
#9386 Year in Review - Christopher Check
It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/XbZeFP0DM_Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 30, 2019
#9387 Year in Review - Christopher Check
It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/EG03hePiWY4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 31, 2019
#9384 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
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.  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/HdbR5hp5hvI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 27, 2019
#9385 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
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.  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/TfKJCy0ttI4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 28, 2019
#9382 The God in the Cave - Dale Ahlquist
Dale Ahlquist tells the true story of the Nativity. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/0vDRryW153E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 26, 2019
#9383 The Holy Family - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.
Fr. Hugh Barbour takes a look at who the members of the Holy Family were and the significance of Christ coming to earth as a human being. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/h3k4OQHxo7Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 27, 2019
#9378 No, Christmas Is Not Pagan - Jon Sorensen
Jon Sorenson debunks the popular belief that Christmas descends from pagan ritual. What is the origin of Christmas? Christ&#8217;s birth. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/9Gljgrz3JwA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 24, 2019
#9413 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 03:06 &#8211; What is the Catholic interpretation of Romans 3:23?  12:54 &#8211; Is splitting conjoined twins the same as abortion since the chance of death is high?   19:53 &#8211; What is your advice for a beginner&#8217;s level apologetics ministry at my Church? Do you have any resource suggestions for group study?   23:47 &#8211; What is the best Catholic Bible? I am Protestant but very interested in the Church.   31:20 &#8211; Can Catholics attend a Byzantine Church?  33:55 &#8211; I am going through RCIA. How can I speak to people in my life who are really upset that I’m becoming Catholic?  40:16 &#8211; Why does God expect and want us to have faith when it is uncertain and can be prone to error?  47:22 &#8211; Which scriptures are inspired that are not in the canon of the Bible? When did the Catholic Church start using missalettes instead of Bibles?  Resources Mentioned: The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/Qeu0eKBXkjo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2020
#9412 Being Man of the Household - John Cuddeback
What does being the man of the household mean? Find out here, with Prof. John Cuddeback. Questions Covered: 18:24 &#8211; I am a divorced father with two children, 10 and 12. My ex-wife has left the faith. My kids are being very rebellious. How can I best be a father, not pushing the faith on them, but drawing them towards it?  23:33 &#8211; What practical advice do you have for a couple who can’t afford to have the wife stay at home? How can the couple maintain this husband/wife balance when the man is not able to be the sole provider?  31:10 &#8211; My parents were divorced when I was a child, but my father was unswerving. Because of him, I am a Catholic today.  34:30 &#8211; What are your recommendations for good books and movies that encourage healthy manhood for my son?  42:25 &#8211; I am a single mom, divorced due to a mental illness in my husband. What can I do to help my two sons to grow into men who will be the men of the household?  45:50 &#8211; What is the path forward once your kids are grown? How are you man of the house if you are divorced?  48:45 &#8211; How can we practice masculinity in a culture of so much immodesty?  Resources Mentioned:  Little Britches by Ralph Moody  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/ZwR5-VpYeRc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2020
#9411 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard
Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible. Questions Covered: 06:30 &#8211; I have a Protestant friend who doesn’t believe there is a scriptural basis for celibacy in the priesthood. How can I respond to this?  15:55 &#8211; Protestants ask me why Jesus would give us his real Body and Blood. How can I answer this?  22:00 &#8211; As a Protestant, I understand blessings to be gifts from God. What is the Catholic understanding of blessing? Are blessings the same as sacramentals?   29:38 &#8211; I am a Baptist interested in converting to Catholicism. How can Catholics view Mary as perfect and a way to Christ? Where is the evidence for this?  40:47 &#8211; If Jesus is fully bodily in heaven, what are Catholics worshipping in adoration?  44:45 &#8211; A non-Catholic asked me, how can Jesus be both human and divine? They said it is a logical fallacy.   49:43 &#8211; How can I respond to my Protestant brother who says that Jesus’ blood is enough, so I shouldn’t have Mass said for my deceased mother?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/2frw9nKnVWE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2020
#9410 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard
Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible. Questions Covered: 16:06 &#8211; Why do Catholics call priests “Father” when Scripture clearly says not to?  22:14 &#8211; I am a Protestant and I don’t understand or believe in Transubstantiation.   31:50 &#8211; Why don’t Catholics believe in assurance when Scripture tells us to in 1 John 5:13?  45:00 &#8211; I am a Protestant. When my mother died, a Catholic friend told me she had a Mass offered for my mother’s soul. What was she attempting to accomplish for my mother by doing this?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/0x4r4JQvQOE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 15, 2020
#9409 Open Forum - Tim Staples
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: 04:27 &#8211; St. Irenaeus says that Eve and Mary, the New Eve, are both virgins. How can this be?  16:58 &#8211; If you go to confession and the priest says, “I forgive you,” instead of the traditional absolution, is it valid? Are there any variations of the absolution that are valid?  21:36 &#8211; Is there a licit, feasible means of rescuing frozen, abandoned embryos?  44:43 &#8211; What is your opinion of the ESV Bible translation?  46:43 &#8211; How can I prove to someone who is not a Catholic that the early Christians really were Catholics?  52:37 &#8211; How can I better understand the Church’s teaching on “no salvation outside of the Catholic Church”?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/SrgkJdE0Qqs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 15, 2020
#9408 Open Forum - Colin Donovan
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: 03:25 &#8211; As technology is progressing, will virtual reality baptism something that could become valid?  12:23 &#8211; At the end of time, will the persecution against Christians be violent?  16:20 &#8211; What is the Catholic stance on abortion?  34:58 &#8211; Why is the mother tongue of the Church Latin and not Hebrew?  41:50 &#8211; Are unbaptized babies who pass away present with us at the Mass?  45:58 &#8211; How do I defend Mary’s perpetual virginity?  51:52 &#8211; Can you suggest a Bible study for new Christians? Also, why do the Catholic and Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas and Easter on different days?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/P21eC0CS8Ug" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2020
#9407 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn
Trent Horn explains why we&#8217;re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree. Questions Covered: 01:21 &#8211; I am almost ready to be Catholic but Mary really holds me back.  16:19 &#8211; I’ve never been Catholic. I’m not Catholic because of the current issues with the Church.  24:36 &#8211; I am Oriental Orthodox because I see problems with the philosophy of Roman Catholicism.  42:08 &#8211; I am not Catholic because I have studied historical theology and don’t believe that the current Catholic Church is the same as the early Church.  52:26 &#8211; I am not Catholic because I have a problem with praying to the saints. If I did have the time to pray, why wouldn’t I pray to God directly?  Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Trent Horn?  Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues  Why We&#8217;re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love  Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue  Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/AuxMk0Nf76Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2020
#9406 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn
Trent Horn explains why we&#8217;re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree. Questions Covered: 12:27 &#8211; I was Catholic until the 1980s when I left for the evangelical Christian church. What happened during that time period that drew so many people away from the Catholic Church?  20:03 &#8211; I feel compelled to convert to Catholicism but I feel that it will upset my family greatly.  29:25 &#8211; I am not Catholic because I am a Christian believer. I was interested in becoming Catholic but was told I had to go through a year of preparation before I can fully enter.   43:09 &#8211; I am not Catholic because I don’t understand Catholicism. Most of what I hear you talk about on the radio makes no sense to me.  43:09 &#8211; I am not Catholic because I don’t understand Catholicism. Most of what I hear you talk about on the radio makes no sense to me. &#8211; Let’s go to David next  49:29 &#8211; I left the Catholic 6 years ago and became Anglican. I am being pulled back&#8211; I went to Mass and confession this past weekend. Something that really holds me back is indulgences. I do see the historical evidence for the truth of the Church.  Book Trent to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Trent Horn?  Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues  Why We&#8217;re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love  Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue  Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity  Trent Horn: Catholic Answers Live &#8211; 01/13/20 …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/hRg56tW_x90" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 13, 2020
#9404 Answering Atheism - Trent Horn
Questions Covered: 15:15 &#8211; What is the formal declaration of an atheist? Do they just believe there is no God? 19:47 &#8211; How do you prove to an atheist that God doesn’t make mistakes? 29:07 &#8211; Can you explain the proof by Aquinas for God’s existence? 34:10 &#8211; What resources can you recommend for kids who are having questions about atheism? 44:35 &#8211; Why does the burden of proof lie on the atheist? …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/zfB8OLJQshE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2020
#9405 Understanding Genesis - Mary Healy
Questions Covered: 15:48 &#8211; Was the Garden of Eden heaven? And are people in Heaven in a re-made Garden of Eden? 19:22 &#8211; Who actually wrote Genesis? When was it written? 30:23 &#8211; Is Genesis metaphorical or historical? 35:54 &#8211; Some Jewish groups use the first five books of the bible to say that Jesus didn’t have the pedigree to be messiah. But why do they not consider the rest of the Old Testament? 43:13 &#8211; A priest told me that we don’t have to believe the sacrifice of Isaac is real history, that it is just symbolic. Is that true? 52:00 – Who are the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6? …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/m6tk30wQ3YA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 11, 2020
#9401 Does Theology Help or Harm Faith? - Mark Brumley
Many argue that a simpler faith without lots of theologizing is closer to true Christianity. Mark explains why that is not necessarily so. Questions Covered: 07:50 &#8211; I think theology harms faith. There are so many false theologies.  22:27 &#8211; I think that theology is important to faith. I was an agnostic and was unbaptized. I was first led to faith through the Episcopal church, but theology helped me to find Truth in the Catholic faith.  33:00 &#8211; Theology classes, depending on who teaches, can be very harmful. It can even cause a person to lose her faith.  49:12 &#8211; I think theology has the potential to harm faith.   Resources Mentioned: Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/UG2CJULHgME" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2020
#9399 Open Forum - Tim Staples
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: 02:51 &#8211; Can you explain how Catholics present the Scripture (esp. the gospels)? How is it different from how Protestants would present it?  13:54 &#8211; What are the gnostic gospels? Why are they not in the Canon of Scripture?  19:44 &#8211; My father was a verbally abusive man, but he hid it outside the home. My father is now deceased, and people tell me how much they liked him and what a good man he was. How can I charitably but truthfully respond to these comments?  28:35 &#8211; When did the marriage between Mary and Joseph take place?   38:50 &#8211; If we believe that life starts at conception, why don’t we baptize babies when they’re still in the womb?   43:15 &#8211; Ephesians 2:8 proves that salvation cannot be lost. How do you respond to that?  50:25 &#8211; Can you define what deliberate consent is in the case of mortal sin?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/qnir6NwwOOs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2020
#9398 Open Forum - Trent Horn
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: 07:32 &#8211; What is the Catholic perspective on righteousness? How do we obtain it?  16:59 &#8211; How can we know if a teaching from the early Church was passed on orally and recorded in Scripture or if it came from Scripture?  21:50 &#8211; How can I deal with Mormon missionaries?  32:40 &#8211; What is the origin of Christianity? Is Catholicism the first Christian religion?  37:45 &#8211; In my area, they combined three Catholic Churches to form one parish called Our Lady of Guadalupe. Why would they do that when Aztecs performed human sacrifice?   44:42 &#8211; Is Revelation 22:18-19 a good verse to prove that we can lose our salvation?  48:53 &#8211; How do we talk to Protestants who don’t believe in papal infallibility?  52:48 &#8211; How do you interpret the extremely long lifespans recorded in the book of Genesis?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/SPE0diHr53s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 07, 2020
#9395 The Bible Blueprint for Purgatory - Karlo Broussard
Questions Covered: 13:30 &#8211; Is there any possible way to completely avoid purgatory after death and go straight to heaven?  19:18 &#8211; I know that we should pray for the souls that are in purgatory. Can we do this for the souls in hell so that they can go to purgatory, then heaven?  23:13 &#8211; Where is purgatory?  28:40 &#8211; How does a prayer affect someone in purgatory?  35:07 &#8211; Is purgatory a metaphysical place or a process?  42:38 &#8211; How can I explain to my Protestant family why we believe in purgatory? I want a short and concise way to explain it.  47:22 &#8211; Is purgatory guaranteed? I heard recently that it is not.    52:15 &#8211; I am Protestant and I do not believe in purgatory. I have a friend who does deliverance ministry and he doesn’t believe in purgatory, but he has experienced people caught between heaven and hell. I do think there is something there.  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/tDMm6qM2lRg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 04, 2020
#9394 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 06:11 &#8211; Is it true that Mary remained a virgin? In the gospel of Matthew, it sounds like she had relations with Joseph after Jesus was born.  16:55 &#8211; I got married in the Presbyterian church but was raised Catholic. Am I in mortal sin because I am no longer Catholic?  23:14 &#8211; I have trouble with the God of the Bible. Why would God make the universe so large and time so vast?   40:58 &#8211; How do you know if God is speaking to you or if it is just your own thoughts? How can you discern when the Holy Spirit is speaking?  46:11 &#8211; Why don’t Catholics believe that the new Jerusalem of the Bible is a physical place? What do they believe about this?  51:22 &#8211; Did the Magi visiting Christ as a baby or the other spectacular events of his childhood affect his ministry as an adult? We don’t hear any reference of these stories when he is an adult.  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/3P77TPaFJ0g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 03, 2020
#9377 Open Forum - Tim Staples
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: 01:47 &#8211; Is it necessary to say the number and kind of sin when you make a confession?  06:04 &#8211; If we know that our tax dollars are going to fund abortions, do we have to pay taxes?  14:21 &#8211; How welcome are Orthodox Christians to receive the Eucharist at a Catholic Mass?   21:41 &#8211; Why can’t girls be altar servers?  29:04 &#8211; Does a layperson have the right to go talk to a priest who is making up words to the Mass as they go?  33:30 &#8211; Why doesn’t the Church keep people who have children in a previous marriage from having more children when they can’t take care of the first kids?  43:35 &#8211; I am Protestant. I don’t understand why certain things are attributed to Mary that I grew up attributing to the Holy Spirit. Can you help me to understand this?  49:36 &#8211; Why do certain people get more grace than others, like Mary or St. Paul?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/FP_6SgJRwl8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 24, 2019
#9376 Open Forum - Tim Staples
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: 03:53 &#8211; As a divorced Catholic, where is my place in the Church?  16:46 &#8211; How could Joseph have divorced Mary quietly? Wouldn’t their entire town have known what happened?  22:22 &#8211; What is the seamless garment theology?  32:35 &#8211; Why is Joseph’s grandfather different in the gospel of Matthew than he is in Luke’s gospel?  36:03 &#8211; Why is there a statue of Moloch in Rome if it is a religious place?  39:45 &#8211; What is the morality regarding Catholics or Christians continuing to support streaming services and media outlets that promote horrific agendas like abortion?  46:35 &#8211; The Pope was talking about not having rigidity in the faith. How can I reconcile this with the need for rigidity in doctrine?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/lcb-YWGGkQI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 23, 2019
#9366 The Theology of Giving - Joe Heschmeyer
How much are Catholics required to give? What is the difference between tithing and alms-giving? Find out from Joe Heschmeyer. Questions Covered: 15:00 &#8211; People are wondering where their gifts to Church are going.  20:58 &#8211; What is the rule of thumb for how much to give? Should it be painful?  28:52 &#8211; I am trying to discern how much money to set aside for retirement. How can I determine how much to give and how much to save for that?  32:00 &#8211; Is there any validity not donating and saving money now so that you can make a larger donation later?  41:50 &#8211; How do we sort out the issue of donating to a diocese and donating to our parish? There is no accountability for the donation of our funds.  46:30 &#8211; Is it virtuous to save for my children’s college education?  48:27 &#8211; If you fall on hard times and you have to scale back, how do you analyze charitable giving?  50:15 &#8211; I heard that Peter’s Pence is used to support the people at the Vatican. Is this true? If so, is this right?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/8DMm-VfHMik" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 16, 2019
#9375 Open Forum - Tim Staples
Questions Covered: 05:57 &#8211; I’ve been a Catholic for a few years now and I still don’t understand how we can offer up our suffering. Can you explain this to me?  16:00 &#8211; If believing in God is so important, then why doesn’t He make it more obvious to us? If God knows all things, then why did he create people who would go to hell?  36:15 &#8211; I recently bought a print of an icon from a company that turned out to be a heretical company. Do I need to get the icon blessed or something?  43:00 &#8211; What special grace was given to Mary so that she could remain without sin?  51:29 &#8211; On Sunday, the gospel reading from Matthew said that, “The least in the kingdom in heaven is greater than he [John the Baptist]. How could someone be in the kingdom of heaven before Jesus’ Resurrection? …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/zWnC31Gsl2c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 21, 2019
#9374 Screen Time: Catholics and Film - Steven D. Greydanus
Steven Greydanus tackles the latest in film, from a Catholic perspective. Questions Covered: 13:43 &#8211; Is it hard to put faith in a movie?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/b7NKufmQxAU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2019
#9373 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 03:53 &#8211; Is it okay to sing “Mary, Did You Know” before I am a Catholic?  12:07 &#8211; How does the Catholic Church determine which miracles or apparitions to investigate?  21:44 &#8211; I want to suggest to the President that he proclaim that all unborn babies are citizens of the United States. Do you think him doing that could solve some of the abortion issues?  28:54 &#8211; How can males be the bride of Christ after they get their bodies back at the Resurrection?  32:06 &#8211; Why do Catholics kiss the ring of a bishop?   36:20 &#8211; Is Latin the Church’s official language? How did that come to pass?  44:04 &#8211; I am thinking about going to Confession tomorrow and I am trying to get my mother to go with me, too. How can I explain the importance of Confession? Is it mentioned in Scripture?  48:55 &#8211; The Baltimore Catechism says, “We are unworthy to address God ourselves, so we ask our holy friends [saints] to pray to God for us.” Is it true that we are not worthy to pray to God? …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/cED58poKOng" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2019
#9372 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 06:10 &#8211; Does Mary talk to you through the Eucharist?  12:59 &#8211; What was the first Church?  29:23 &#8211; Does the Big Bang theory suggest that all things are quantum mechanically entangled? If so, what does this imply?  36:55 &#8211; In the Bible, it seems like there are parts of Scripture that contradict the 10 Commandments. How can I reconcile this?  44:05 &#8211; Why doesn’t the Catholic Church baptize in Jesus’ name in the way that the Bible says to?   48:43 &#8211; How much certainty does the Church have that Adam and Eve exist? Is this an infallible teaching?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/Yh2sGB0UrOY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2019
#9371 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 06:08 &#8211; Why do Protestants reject the seven deuterocanonical books?   16:15 &#8211; My daughter’s boyfriend says that hell is not in the Bible, so he doesn’t believe in it. How can I respond to that?  21:55 &#8211; Is there anything in the Bible that points us toward the use of indulgences?  29:53 &#8211; St. John said when he baptized Jesus, “Behold the Lamb of God.” Later, he directs his disciples to ask Jesus if he was the Messiah. Isn’t this a contradiction?  36:58 &#8211; Why is it that of the people who asked Jesus for help, that Jesus called the Canaanite woman a dog?  45:05 &#8211; Why are there certain phrases in Scripture that are left untranslated?   49:12 &#8211; In Jonah 3:10, it talks about the people of Nineveh repenting and God does not do evil to the city. I thought God was not capable of evil, but the word is used here. Can you clarify this?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/P08L27jm5Dg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2019
#9370 Characters of the Nativity - Steve Ray
Who were the Magi? What did the birth of Jesus actually look like? Find out here, with Steve Ray. Questions Covered: 19:26 &#8211; What do you know about the Magi? Who were they? Why would they bring a baby gold, frankincense, and myrrh?  30:52 &#8211; Why is Jesus’ genealogy traced through St. Joseph?  35:13 &#8211; Did Mary suffer the pains of childbirth?  42:15 &#8211; When we hear the prayer, “Hail Mary,” I understand that comes from Scripture. Is that what the angel said? How would we know? Did Mary tell people?  What does it mean when Scripture says, “Mary pondered these things in her heart”?  47:50 &#8211; Can we take the stories of Jesus and Mary’s life, and especially of the Nativity, as experienced by the mystics?  50:42 &#8211; Did the Magi make it there on time for the birth of Christ?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/t1Tg3CN7JxA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2019
#9369 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.
Questions Covered:  03:06 &#8211; My friend who is Catholic would be considered a white nationalist. He doesn’t believe in racial superiority but believes there is nothing wrong with having a nation of one ethnicity. Does this square with Catholic teaching? 17:12 &#8211; My son wants me to do a bible study with him before he gets married. What would you recommend? 28:33 &#8211; It seems to me that novenas are repetitious prayer and superstitious. 36:35 &#8211; My nephew is marrying a Muslim and the family is having difficulty with it. He was Catholic but he is becoming Muslim. 43:10 &#8211; Is God the creator of all life no matter what religion someone is? 45:50 &#8211; I am a Roman Catholic and an Anabaptist. In light of Pope Francis’ call for nuclear disarmament, what should I tell my friend who makes nuclear bombs. 51:15 &#8211; I went through an annulment where the opposing side presented false testimony. Should I tell my kids about this? At what age would that be appropriate? …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/WmG7E5iAbv0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2019
#9368 Open Forum - Tim Staples
Questions Covered: 05:27 &#8211; Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation? 12:00 &#8211; Is Christ’s sacrifice enough to take all of humanity to Heaven? 16:51 &#8211; How do we know if God forgives our sins? 19:27 &#8211; Is there a resource to read about the heresies addressed by the Nicene Creed? 22:26 &#8211; I’ve heard some people say that Adam had another wife named Lilith? Where do they get that? 29:50 &#8211; Why is Luke 12:47 not used as a proof of purgatory? 36:14 &#8211; If Jesus descended into Hell before going to Heaven, will we have to do that too? …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/4Bzp3UuYHBY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 17, 2019
#9367 The Liturgy and the Bible - Scott Hahn
Is there evidence in history and Scripture for the liturgy? Scott Hahn tells all. Questions Covered: 17:08 &#8211; The Catholic Church is the new Israel. Is this because the Mosaic covenant was temporary?  22:59 &#8211; If we believe that Christ is truly present on the altar in Mass, then how do we understand how is with our Protestant brothers and sisters?  33:56 &#8211; As the father of a 13-year-old, how can I explain the true divinity and reality of the Eucharist so that she can understand and believe in the True Presence?  39:30 &#8211; Can you talk more about the fourth cup?   44:16 &#8211; My nephew asks how God could just choose one group of people in choosing the Israelites. He also doesn’t believe that Abraham exists. How can I talk to him about these issues?  49:59 &#8211; How can Catholics believe that grace overrides nature in the transubstantiation of the Eucharist?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/DuIBcXnqFTs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 17, 2019
#9357 Another Australian Open Forum - Karlo Broussard
Cy Kellett traveled with Tim Staples and Karlo Broussard to Australia to spread the good news of the Catholic Church. Hear an hour of open forum in Australia! …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/FrP7ICeMmus" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2019
#9356 Another Australian Open Forum - Stacy Trasancos
Cy Kellett traveled with Tim Staples and Karlo Broussard to Australia to spread the good news of the Catholic Church. Hear an hour of open forum in Australia! …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/PGbGsK7EcXI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 09, 2019
#9354 St. Nicholas and Arianism - Tim Staples
Tim explains the true life of St. Nicholas on his feast day, including his work combating heresies. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/iWE53fcqsWE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 06, 2019
#9344 Open Forum Australia - Tim Staples
For the first time ever, Catholic Answers Live goes international! Tim Staples, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, and Karlo Broussard join Cy Kellett for an open forum from Notre Dame University in Freemantle Australia. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/9RZvK9WgHrg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 29, 2019
#9345 Open Forum Australia - Stacy Trasancos
For the first time ever, Catholic Answers Live goes international! Tim Staples, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, and Karlo Broussard join Cy Kellett for an open forum from Notre Dame University in Freemantle Australia. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/ZyljqK1sGS4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 30, 2019
#9342 Things to Be Thankful For - Tim Ryland
A lighthearted conversation with Chris Check and Tim Ryland on why 2019 gave us so many reasons to be grateful. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/rcp8pe-aasM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2019
#9343 Things to Be Thankful For - Tim Ryland
A lighthearted conversation with Chris Check and Tim Ryland on why 2019 gave us so many reasons to be grateful. …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/p7_Vzbg72h8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 29, 2019
#9365 Kids’ Show - Tim Staples
Catholic Answers staff brings their children into the studio to ask Tim Staples questions for the second annual Christmas Kids&#8217; Show. Questions Covered: 02:53 &#8211; Is purgatory in time and space?  08:57 &#8211; If Mary said no to the angel Gabriel, what would have happened?  14:30 &#8211; How can angels have wings?  19:02 &#8211; How did the devil become evil if there was no evil?  25:55 &#8211; How can I become a better son to my parents?   34:25 &#8211; How do I become a saint?  40:12 &#8211; How did Noah live till he was 600 years old?  43:30 &#8211; If God didn’t need us, why did he create?  46:30 &#8211; If Adam and Eve hadn’t committed original sin, would we live forever and never die?  48:27 &#8211; Did the Blessed Virgin Mary suffer birth pains when she had baby Jesus?  50:48 &#8211; Why does God let people be abused?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/VYAid4CzLoc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 14, 2019
#9364 Kids’ Show - Tim Staples
Catholic Answers staff brings their children into the studio to ask Tim Staples questions for the second annual Christmas Kids&#8217; Show. Questions Covered: 04:03 &#8211; What would have happened if Adam and Eve didn’t sin, but their kids did?  06:54 &#8211; Where does the name Christmas come from?  10:49 &#8211; How can Jesus Christ be a part of the Trinity and have a human and divine nature?  16:28 &#8211; What are the few days between the end of the liturgical year and the beginning of the next?  17:49 &#8211; How did Adam and Eve live off the fruits of trees?  21:19 &#8211; Why are the archangels considered to be saints?  29:13 &#8211; Why didn’t God just kill the devil and free the earth from sin instead of waiting for the second coming?  33:43 &#8211; Why did they cut up saints&#8217; bodies and send fingers and bones all over the place? Is it still okay to do that?  41:20 &#8211; How was God created?  45:25 &#8211; We know God has existed for all time, but time has not always existed. Before time began, what was God doing? Do we have any way of knowing?   50:49 &#8211; Where does the Bible mention abortion and how does the Bible reflect on that?  &nbsp; …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/Mu_yZ5WgfuU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2019
#9362 Open Forum - Tom Nash
Questions Covered: 01:52 &#8211; Does cremation affect the resurrection of the body?  03:34 &#8211; I saw an article that said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI cannot donate his organs because he is a pope. Is this true? If so, why?  11:08 &#8211; How can I explain Jeremiah 17:5 to my Confirmation student?  16:28 &#8211; Is Baptism regenerative?  20:16 &#8211; Can I eat blessed salt? Is blessing salt witchcraft?  24:21 &#8211; I play a video game that has elements of magic. Is it permissible to play this as a Catholic?  35:18 &#8211; What is meditative or contemplative prayer? If a priest blesses an item, does he need to do it with holy water or just with his words?  41:10 &#8211; How can I defend why Catholics pray to Mary? I am a new Catholic with a Protestant family.  44:30 &#8211; Are there any saints who are not Catholics?  48:55 &#8211; How did the different translations of the Bible come about? How do I cite a Bible verse?   52:12 &#8211; What can we do about Catholic hospitals that perform semi-permanent and permanent contraception on patients?    …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/LEPLe9NmYEc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 12, 2019
#9363 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 06:39 &#8211; Can you explain the phrase “God from God, light from light” in the Creed?  15:47 &#8211; Can you explain to me the perpetual virginity of Mary?  22:20 &#8211; What is the purpose of doing penance after confession?  29:40 &#8211; As a newly religious person, how can I get closer to God?  34:18 &#8211; Is it true that some of the stars and other aspects are painted onto the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe?  37:05 &#8211; When our beloved ones die, do they go to heaven, hell, purgatory, or do they just sleep “in the hope of rising again”?  44:45 &#8211; How do Catholics explain why they celebrate the Mass in a more solemn manner?  51:34 &#8211; If you go to confession and forget a sin, do you have to go back to confession? How often do I need to go to confession?  Resources Mentioned: Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/pYtNHfnyCxs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2019
#9361 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard
Is something keeping you or someone you love from joining the Catholic Church? Karlo Broussard is here to help. Questions Covered: 04:33 &#8211; When Jesus went to be baptized, he sought out John. I believe he did this because John held the authority to baptize. How do we justify who has the authority or not?  14:11 &#8211; My daughter is vegan and finds it difficult to be Catholic because the Bible condones eating animals and animal products.  21:47 &#8211; My obstacle is the promises of the Rosary. This is confusing to me. How is it a sacramental, but not a sacrament?  31:54 &#8211; I don’t believe salvation is found in the Catholic Church.  39:00 &#8211; My stumbling block is that Catholics believe in eternal hell. Why would hell be created to be so bad if most people are going there?   46:36 &#8211; My obstacle to Catholicism is NFP.  52:03 &#8211; When people die, do we know if they are able to ask for forgiveness after death?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/4P7wz9xwCCA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 12, 2019
#9360 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard
Is something keeping you or someone you love from joining the Catholic Church? Karlo Broussard is here to help. Questions Covered: 06:53 &#8211; Can you help me to understand the relationship between Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture?  15:25 &#8211; What happens to babies who die without baptism?  19:21 &#8211; One of my obstacles to Catholicism is relics. How can I understand these better?  23:26 &#8211; In the case of the ectopic pregnancy, isn’t it moral to end a pregnancy?  35:48 &#8211; My daughter has just left the Church at 18. She claims that the only truth is in the Bible. How can I talk to her about this?  48:23 &#8211; What is the moral obligation that Catholics have in voting? Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/oK8wjAAN48A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 11, 2019
#9359 Open Forum - Trent Horn
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: 02:09 &#8211; Can you reiterate what you said about old theology on St. Paul and new theology about him?   11:05 &#8211; How does one prepare for a first-time confession as an adult?  17:48 &#8211; What is the correct Bible to use as a Catholic? What is the best way to explain faith and works?  35:00 &#8211; What does it mean to be eastern orthodox?  44:35 &#8211; My wife and I are invited to a concert during Lent. Typically, we give up dancing and live music during that season. What is required? What are the rules of Lent?  50:44 &#8211; What do you believe about a God who is good but fallible? It’s hard to believe in a God who allows evil in the world. Isn’t it better to have a God who may be made a mistake?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/cSvkPNRse14" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 11, 2019
#9358 Open Forum - Trent Horn
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: 07:24 &#8211; If an ecumenical council declares some action anathema or some people excommunicated or something as heretical, is it infallible and unchangeable?  13:00 &#8211; Why did Jesus tell his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah (Matthew 16:20)?  29:30 &#8211; What biblical support do we have to show that people are currently in heaven and not just in a state of waiting?  34:05 &#8211; What is the Church’s teaching on martyrdom?  45:27 &#8211; What is the Sunday Mass obligation? Are there ever exceptions to it?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/sSD2eM9HmfM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2019
#9355 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin
Jimmy Akin, senior apologist at Catholic Answers, selects from weird and wacky questions submitted via the internet and tackles them head on in this episode of “Weird Questions.” If you have a mysterious, fantastic, or otherworldly query, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 01:20 &#8211; There are certain acts which have an indulgence attached to them.  Let&#8217;s say that a woman named Mary is in the habit of a particular prayer at a particular place and time.  One day Mary explains her habit to Martha.  Martha exclaims &#8220;Did you know there&#8217;s an indulgence attached to that&#8221;.  &#8220;No, I didn&#8217;t&#8221;, Mary replies. My weird question is: Does Mary receive those indulgences retroactively with this knowledge and desire?  Or has she been unconsciously receiving them all along?  Or is it the case that only going forward, she will receive the indulgence? 06:30 &#8211; My understanding is that during the canonization process the body of the potential saint is exhumed and if their body has not suffered corruption that plays a role in their path towards sainthood. The question has to do with cremation. With the rise in acceptance and practice of cremation for Catholics, how would someone being a future incorruptible interact with the act of cremation? Would the body burn at all? If it would, are we destroying future incorruptibles by practicing cremation? 11:15 &#8211; I was wondering if Jimmy could speculate on a presupposed notion on the salvation of Erwin Rommel. Rommel was a Catholic German General during WWII and supposedly involved in the plot to kill Hitler. Because of the nature of the cause he fought for, would his Catholic faith have (assuming he stayed true to its tenants) be sufficient for his salvation? 17:35 &#8211; If someone went into a church and removed the consecrated Eucharist from the church.  Would it be a matter of kidnapping or theft? 21:20 &#8211; Saint Apollonia leaped into a fire. They would have tossed her in anyway, because she wouldn&#8217;t renounce her faith. Where do you draw the line between martyrdom and suicide? 34:30 &#8211;  I have heard a theory that alien abductions could be demons pretending to be aliens. This is supported by the fact that in a lot of these cases anti-religious messages are given by the aliens. Could this be possible? I have also been intrigued by the theory that gods worshiped in antiquity (specifically Mayan and Sumerian) may have been demons also. Would this fit the Catholic belief system? How would God allow this if true? 43:25 &#8211; Are you familiar with Isaac Asimov&#8217;s short story &#8220;The Last Question&#8221;? How do you understand the final sentence with in the whole of the story? And what was the message Isaac was trying to convey? 50:10 &#8211; I&#8217;ve been trying to read about the theological implications of finding out that aliens exist. How might we determine if any aliens we had met were fallen, once we knew they had souls? Want more from Jimmy Akin? The Bible Is A Catholic Book Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/V-lqn1dAdsU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 07, 2019
#9353 Open Forum - Mark Brumley
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: 05:40 &#8211; What is purgatory? Wasn’t Christ’s sacrifice good enough to save people the first time?   22:43 &#8211; A lady in my craft guild at Church made a dreamcatcher and someone else objected to it. Is this a pagan object? Is it dangerous?  31:54 &#8211; Why does Jesus tell his disciples that they shouldn’t tell anyone he is the Christ in Matthew 16:13-20?  39:45 &#8211; How can I better understand why some people don’t accept Vatican II?   49:36 &#8211; How can I respond to Protestants who say that Catholics don’t speak in tongues?   52:14 &#8211; When did the Church stop writing Roman Catholic on their missals and other materials? …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/Tgrfbj2dVfM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 06, 2019
#9352 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
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: 02:49 &#8211; What is a good book for my friend to read who is Buddhist and is looking for happiness? He met a Catholic priest through me recently and said, I want what he has.  06:52 &#8211; I am an Orthodox Christian. Does that mean that I cannot be saved?  12:44 &#8211; Why aren’t the Eucharistic miracles used as evidence in arguments for the True Presence?  19:22 &#8211; I recently received a beaded bracelet from my friend who said it was blessed by a monk. Is it okay for me to wear such a thing as a Catholic?  21:52 &#8211; What are some things that I can do to grow in my faith, even though I can’t become Catholic yet?  29:30 &#8211; Mary and Joseph lost Jesus and had to find him in the temple. Why did Jesus remain behind and make his parents look for him? What was the meaning of this?  33:15 &#8211; Sirius XM 130&#8230;Recently, my wife and I have had some ectopic pregnancies. How can I love my wife through this very difficult time?  43:25 &#8211; How can we respond when people say that the Latin Mass is the real Mass and that the Novus Ordo is not?  49:19 &#8211; Why does the Catholic accept all the orthodox sacraments as valid? Why isn’t the patriarch of Antioch as special as the Pope of Rome?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/7TDIEfeiR0E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2019
#9351 Daily Life in the Time of Jesus - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 12:25 &#8211; Were the Romans especially cruel to the Jews or were the Jews just getting the treatment that they gave to everyone?  20:22 &#8211; How was reverence expressed in the time of Jesus and the early Christians?  41:10 &#8211; Was Jesus a carpenter or a stonemason? Was he a pretty strong guy?  44:47 &#8211; What did Jesus do during his teenage years and twenties?  48:07 &#8211; Where did the Holy Family live?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/BvhV2NxYN9U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2019
#9350 The Mission of the Church - Archbishop Alexander Sample
Questions Covered: 19:59 &#8211; How can we best be Catholic today in a post-Christian world, especially in anti-Christian, pagan communities like Portland?  30:27 &#8211; What is the Church? How does the Spirit operate in the Church?  41:40 &#8211; What do you suggest for the laity to do in response to bishops who are not behaving in a Christ-like manner?  48:02 &#8211; I believe that the Holy Spirit has stopped blessing the Church since Vatican II. Do you agree?  51:21 &#8211; Are the Catholic bishops considering the posture in which people receive Communion as a way of encouraging belief in the True Presence?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/dcbPP_UNJNg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 04, 2019
#9349 Open Forum - Tim Staples
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: 00:59 &#8211; A Protestant told me that Catholics took books out of the Latin Vulgate. Is this true?  06:11 &#8211; How do we reconcile ourselves with slavery in the Old Testament?  14:08 &#8211; Must we receive the Eucharist in both species?  17:32 &#8211; Can you help me understand purgatory better? I really want to become Catholic, but this is holding me up.  28:56 &#8211; What is the significance of the mortar board that is placed on top of the chalice at Mass?  31:45 &#8211; My godson was killed in a motorcycle accident this year. Everyone has been asking me, how can this be God’s will? How can I respond?  41:01 &#8211; I had this conversation with a Jehovah’s Witness who asked me why Catholics don’t call God by his name, Jehovah. How could I respond to this?  49:30 &#8211; How can I explain original sin to a non-Catholic?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/zl2WLVRJu6s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 04, 2019
#9348 Open Forum - Tim Staples
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: 04:41 &#8211; How can I refute someone who says that suicide is promoted in Scripture?  12:32 &#8211; Do we have a fallible Church for an infallible source?  24:09 &#8211; How can I explain why we call our worship service “Mass”?  28:43 &#8211; What is the belief of the Catholic Church about the “new Earth”? Who will live there?  36:44 &#8211; If you are in heaven, it is perfect and pure bliss. Would you have knowledge of your loved ones who went to hell? Wouldn’t that make you sad?  45:10 &#8211; When did the Magi visit Jesus? Was it in Nazareth or Bethlehem?  49:40 &#8211; What exactly is a blessing?  Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/_b3SkWszhQY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 03, 2019
#9347 The Advent of Christ - Edward Sri
Questions Covered: 17:23 &#8211; What is the tradition of the Advent wreath? What prayers should be said? What is the origin of it?   29:00 &#8211; Why do Christians celebrate Christmas when it doesn’t say to celebrate it anywhere in the Bible?  31:30 &#8211; What is the distinction between early Advent and late Advent?  33:25 &#8211; I recently came back to the Church and I have no idea what Advent is or how I should be celebrating it. What should I do?   39:52 &#8211; I lead two groups. Do you have any suggestions for spiritual reading for my men’s group for Advent?  44:08 &#8211; Why is there one pink candle in the Advent wreath?  46:20 &#8211; When should we be putting our trees and decorations up?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/OxjY2yU68Nk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 03, 2019
#9346 Who Inculturates Who? - R. Jared Staudt
Questions Covered: 20:22 &#8211; What happens when a culture starts out Christian and then deteriorates back toward pagan culture?  35:02 &#8211; Where did you hear that there was paint put on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s tilma? I thought this was a miracle.   41:55 &#8211; Has there ever been a situation when the culture was too strongly incorporated and altered the truths of the faith?  45:50 &#8211; How and why was December 25 chosen for the feast of our Lord’s birth?   48:56 &#8211; I disagree with what you said about bombing cities from the air. If you’re talking about Nagasaki, it was just war.   …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/Qs1LBPgCJ5Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 02, 2019
#9321 The Healing Power of Christ - Sr. Miriam James Heidland
Questions Covered: 12:21 &#8211; 4 months ago I found out that my father has stage four cancer. They cannot cure it. How can I find peace in this very difficult time?  16:00 &#8211; How can I better pray for my patients?  18:28 &#8211; How does one specifically allow God into their heart and how can one know whether He is in their heart or not?  22:48 &#8211; I feel like my prayers are not being answered. What can I do?  29:00 &#8211; I heard in a sermon that when we go to Communion, we can ask for healing through Jesus. Is this true?  35:15 &#8211; How can we know if our healing is from God? Also, it seems like we don’t have to trust in God because we have so much here in this country. How can we combat that?  40:23 &#8211; How can I find healing from discouragement with the Church today? How can I keep a joyful heart?  43:50 &#8211; Do I keep praying for healing? Someone told me that God knows what I need.   45:00 &#8211; How can I support my fiancé in his healing from sexual addiction to self-gratification? He receives the sacraments frequently but feels hopeless because he’s been struggling for a long time. How can I offer help without being overbearing or seeming judgmental?   Resources Mentioned: Be Healed by Dr. Bob Schuchts Solt.net Loved As I Am by Sister Miriam James …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/GBjVokbFReQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 14, 2019
#9341 Contraception and Catholicism - Angela Franks
Questions Covered: 13:43 &#8211; Thank you for writing your books. I am a healthcare provider. Do you see any changes being made in the medical field regarding education about birth control?   17:30 &#8211; I have a daughter who left the Catholic Church who is getting married in May and I am trying to explain contraception to her. How can I help her to understand how any medicine or barrier is denying God’s plan? How can I explain that NFP is not just a Catholic version of a condom?  21:00 &#8211; Why would you advocate for teaching abstinence in schools when it is not as effective in preventing pregnancy as contraception teaching schools?  29:45 &#8211; Isn’t it better to have contraceptive options rather than having more abortions? Is the morning after pill okay?  34:20 &#8211; Is contraception biologically altering our environment and the men in our environment?   43:42 &#8211; I have heard that birth control is an abortifacient in that it does not prevent the pregnancy but forces the rupture of the uterine lining. Is this true?  47:00 &#8211; Since Margaret Sanger wanted to protect women from their fertility, what has been the result of the increased utilitarian view of men and women as objects? Which is more serious- the attack on fertility or this objectification of people?  52:25 &#8211; Is contraception dehumanizing to children?  &nbsp; …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/0o4MrnRORy4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2019
#9340 Open Forum - Tim Staples
Questions Covered: 02:26 &#8211; On what grounds does the Catholic Church accept the Apocrypha, when almost no other denomination does?  10:58 &#8211; My wife needs to reconcile with her dying brother. How can I help her to forgive him?  16:00 &#8211; How can we know that Mary was assumed into heaven? Where do Catholics get this idea?  24:10 &#8211; The Holy Spirit enters us permanently at Baptism and Confirmation. Does that mean that Christ goes to hell with a soul that has been baptized?  31:15 &#8211; What is the Catholic view of justification?  35:35 is there any way to trace if the Virgin Mary was a descendant of King David, also?  36:30 &#8211; A Protestant told me that they believe the Catholic Church is influenced by Satan. How can I respond to this?  44:51 &#8211; Is it true that when our loved ones die, they are still on earth for 7 days? My brother with down-syndrome died recently. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/lacuFUt-Xy4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 27, 2019
#9339 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn
Questions Covered: 02:28 &#8211; Can you explain faith and works?  07:48 &#8211; I am in a relationship with someone who is non-denominational. We are serious, but I am struggling to navigate the future question of raising children in the faith. He strongly wants them to be non-denominational. What can I do?  14:51 &#8211; What is the relationship between self-improvement and the spiritual life?  18:35 &#8211; Does the Catholic Church believe in ghosts and, if so, what defines a ghost?  21:44 &#8211; What is Catholic teaching on Adam and Eve?  30:23 &#8211; How do Catholics see the Rapture?  35:50 &#8211; How can Catholics believe in purgatory when there is no evidence for it?   42:43 &#8211; Is the Novus Ordo legitimate? Someone told me that only the Latin Mass is valid.   49:55 &#8211; I am coming into the Church at Easter and my husband is so against it that we are separated. I feel so much joy at knowing the truth, but he is miserable. What can I do?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/w9SoOxt7NFw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 27, 2019
#9338 Open Forum - Tim Staples
Questions Covered: 03:55 &#8211; Who is the first bishop of the Church, James or Peter?  11:47 &#8211; My parish has been urging our bishop to bring women into the permanent diaconate. What can I do about this?  20:02 &#8211; I have a child out of wedlock and am thinking about pursuing marriage with another woman. What are my responsibilities as a father? Am I free to marry someone else even though I have a child?  28:46 &#8211; Should we be pledging allegiance to the Christian flag? I just heard of this.  30:56 &#8211; How can I overcome spiritual dryness or numbness regarding the Eucharist?  42:00 &#8211; Can you help me to understand Matthew 26:31-35?   49:14 &#8211; One of the common challenges from Seventh Day Adventists is that we should move the Sabbath to Sunday. How can we refute this?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/t-rP-YRgKOE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 26, 2019
#9337 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 03:23 &#8211; In Revelation 9:11, there is an angel called Abaddon. Is he an angel of God or a fallen angel?  06:45 &#8211; Why is the Pope convinced that Phoebe was a deacon?  17:29 &#8211; Is 2 Timothy 3:16-17 a valuable verse to help my kids with all the troubles that are happening in the Church?  24:00 &#8211; The Hebrew word “avad” or “abodah” means work and worship, meaning that by working, one was worshiping God. The concentration camps in WWII had signs that said, “Work will set you free.” Is this idea true that work and worship are synonymous? How can we understand this?  32:04 &#8211; In Wisdom 7:26-29, it speaks of her as light. In Proverbs 8, it says she was the first of God’s creations. When God said, “Let there be light,” in Genesis, was he creating Wisdom?  40:18 &#8211; If Jude quotes from Enoch, why isn’t Enoch part of the canon of Scripture?  47:37 &#8211; Were there people writing down what Christ said as he preached during his ministry?  50:37 &#8211; In the Old Testament, in Amos, it says they put horns with blood on the altar. What is the significance of the horns?  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/kFlATsbvFGQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 26, 2019
#9336 Why Apologetics Matters - Karlo Broussard
Questions Covered: 11:33 &#8211; For someone who is looking into getting a master&#8217;s in theology to improve their apologetics, how should one go about choosing a program? Should I start writing a blog?  18:14 &#8211; Some members of the Catholic clergy claim that there is salvation for almost all people, inside or outside the Catholic Church. Why is apologetics necessary if that is the case?  30:12 &#8211; Can the catechism be wrong concerning teachings that are not infallible?  36:00 &#8211; I have a 14-year-old daughter who is interested in apologetics. What would be a good resource to point her in the right direction?  43:37 &#8211; My son left the Church and is a part of a “Bible only” church. How can I explain to him that baptism is not the only thing that is needed for salvation?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church  Why God Still Matters  The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood  The Bible Blueprint for the Mass  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/PlnN9urSyPU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 25, 2019
#9335 Which Catholic Teaching Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard
Questions Covered: 07:57 &#8211; I am Catholic but I disagree with Catholic doctrine on remoteness, for example, saying that people don’t have culpability when they are removed from direct immorality.   20:59 &#8211; I struggle with Catholic doctrine on tubal ligation. Our hospital is Catholic and does not allow it anymore. How can I explain this to non-Catholic doctors?  28:40 &#8211; My son just came back to the faith and he struggles with Transubstantiation. How can I help him to understand this?  36:42 &#8211; I have trouble holding Mary in such high regard.  46:23 &#8211; My wife is troubled by Confession. How can I explain this sacrament to her?  52:25 &#8211; I don’t understand the “Hail, Holy Queen” prayer which says that Mary is “our life.”  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/8kEGQFavp_U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 23, 2019
#9334 The New Age Movement - Sharon Lee Giganti
Questions Covered: 18:40 &#8211; My sister is very much into A Course in Miracles. How can I help her or address this with her?  31:09 &#8211; I used to be very involved in A Course in Miracles at a very vulnerable time in my life.  41:52 &#8211; My sister is a New Age spiritualist and follows a new age guru.   49:00 &#8211; I have noticed that there is a very warm and alluring quality about this movement that masks the fallacies that are being taught.   52:13 &#8211; Someone tried to do this New Age thing with me. How can we battle this when they don’t believe in the same meaning and importance of words?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/7YvxYpbVMEk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 22, 2019
#9333 Open Forum - Tim Staples
Questions Covered: 05:43 &#8211; Is baptism by immersion necessary? Ezekiel makes it sound like it is not.   16:58 &#8211; How can you believe in purgatory? It would make it seem like Christ’s death on the cross was not sufficient.  36:24 &#8211; When the priest elevates the host and the altar server lifts the priest’s chasuble, what does that mean?  46:00 &#8211; Is there valid baptism in Protestant churches?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/faIluygy34Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 22, 2019
#9332 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin
Questions Covered: 09:21 &#8211; I went to confession and the priest would not absolve me. I went to a different priest who did absolve me of my sins. Is it wrong for me to have gone to a different priest?  22:47 &#8211; Are canons 68-70 at the fourth Lateran council dogmatic? They concern the treatment of Jewish people.  37:05 &#8211; How are we meant to make the sign of the cross? Do we use our whole hand or a few fingers?  46:25 &#8211; I attend a Lutheran church, but I believe in the Real Presence. Am I receiving the true Body and Blood of Christ?  53:15 &#8211; What is the Catholic Church’s position on theonomy?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/RLz8cfFJmmk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2019
#9331 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard
Questions Covered: 05:30 &#8211; Why do Catholics think that prayer can do anything at all? Why do Catholics think the Bible is the inspired Word of God?  18:32 &#8211; Do lay Eucharistic ministers need special permission from the Bishop to minister communion?   34:37 &#8211; Is a lay baptism as a baptism performed in the Church?   39:12 &#8211; Is there any Scriptural evidence for infant baptism?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/MmtMT701oZA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2019
#9330 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard
Questions Covered: 05:55 &#8211; Why do Catholics believe in purgatory when there is no biblical basis for it?  16:25 &#8211; Why does the Catholic Church allow a divorced person to receive Communion, but not after they get remarried? Why do they need an annulment?  35:30 &#8211; How can I speak with non-Catholics who claim that the truth cannot be found through reason? How can I find the truth with them when they think the truth is relative?  46:29 &#8211; Are there any sacraments that non-Catholics can receive, like Anointing of the Sick or Confession?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/MQwTJQd8XI8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2019
#9329 Open Forum - Tim Staples
Questions Covered: 04:20 &#8211; I returned to the faith because of Catholic Answers! Thank you.  11:13 &#8211; How can I become an apologist? Would being an apologist help me to become a deacon?  20:22 &#8211; How do I explain the hiddenness of God to young people or atheists?  33:20 &#8211; How are we supposed to reconcile “my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” with the idea of taking up our cross?  46:40 &#8211; How can someone recognize spiritual warfare?  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/zQIzNzwY4rY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2019
#9328 Open Forum - Tim Staples
Questions Covered: 06:43 &#8211; What is the role of the priest in evangelization as opposed to the role of the laity?  15:54 &#8211; Is it a mortal sin to view a film that uses God’s name in vain?  31:21 &#8211; Where did the nails pierce Christ’s arms? Was it in the hand or the wrist?  47:18 &#8211; I have fallen away from the faith and my mom feels like she’s failed as a mom. How can I discuss with her why I am not religious?  Resources Mentioned: Why We’re Catholic by Trent Horn  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/fIdB_I1bnBQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 19, 2019
#9327 Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell - Tim Staples
What is the truth? Is there life after death? Questions Covered: 14:11 &#8211; How can we reply to fellow Christians who no longer believe in hell?  33:35 &#8211; How can I atone for very serious sins?  42:40 &#8211; I feel that I am destined for Hell, based on my reading of Scripture. I have rejected God’s graces in my life. I’ve left the Church.   Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/-kVksGbgL5U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 19, 2019
#9326 The Mature Christian - Msgr. Charles Pope
Msgr. Charles Pope shares the best ways to grow in maturity in the spiritual life, to help others who are spiritually immature, and how to best combat spiritual warfare. Questions Covered: 22:12 &#8211; My boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship. I feel like one of us should be prepared to move at this point, but neither of us seem to be. How can I maturely and prayerfully approach this?  32:53 &#8211; How can I understand spiritual warfare and grow in my ability to combat it?  41:42 &#8211; I find myself and my wife at different stages in our spiritual walk. I feel like I am leaving her behind. What should I do?  44:49 &#8211; I have noticed that if I go to confession, I am attacked by temptation almost immediately. Is this a common experience?  46:40 &#8211; How does cohabitation affect growing in the spiritual life?  49:28 &#8211; If we are in our adolescence as Christians, why does God choose to be hidden from us?  51:45 &#8211; I was brought up pagan. I was a part of a ritual. How can I get out of this?   …<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/catholic/cal/~4/1uE7GHdeRGw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 18, 2019