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Catholic Answers Live

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

Episodes

  • #9285 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 19 2019

    Questions Covered:  04:13 – I’m not Catholic because I don’t believe in praying to Mary because I don’t see it in Scripture.  16:31 – I’m not Catholic because I find religion to be immoral and the act of worship to be immoral. Religion primes a community to need a dear leader to save them from ourselves since we’re broken.   How can I respond to my ex-Catholic, now orthodox, friend who says the early Church fathers did not agree on the papacy?   42:43 – I am not Catholic...more

  • #9284 Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls - John Bergsma

    Oct 18 2019

    Questions Covered:  15:59 – What can I reference to help me to get my brother out of the Torah and into Catholicism?   28:21 – Do the Dead Sea Scrolls support the LDS saying that Scripture has been corrupted?   29:59 – Which books are found in the Dead Sea scrolls? Is the Apocrypha there?  42:40 – What is the most significant portion of the scrolls other than Scripture that would affect a person’s faith life?  …

  • #9283 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 18 2019

    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: 01:27 – In Luke’s gospel, in the agony of the garden, it says that the disciples were a stones’ throw away from Jesus. Who could have heard him speak in the garden?   05:01 – My parish tells me that in order to get married in the Church, my fiancé, who was...more

  • #9282 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 17 2019

    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: 09:45 – What are the implications for someone who thinks they’ve been baptized but have not?   14:14 – Is it true that to be saved you must submit to the Pope?  19:34 – How do you measure good works and know when you’ve done enough? What happens to s...more

  • #9281 Can Doctrine Develop? - Joe Heschmeyer

    Oct 17 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:55 – Can you discuss the development of the Marian doctrines?  21:17 – How can you tell the difference between the development of a doctrine and the distortion of the doctrine?  28:54 – How can the Church teach in the Creed that Jesus descended into hell after he was crucified when he tells the thief on the cross that he would be with him in paradise that day?   35:20 – What do you think about the changes about the death penalty? Is this a developme...more

  • #9280 Evangelization: Not as Hard as You Think - Adam Janke

    Oct 16 2019

    Christ asks us to share the good news. How will you do that today? Questions Covered: 10:00 – What is your opinion on the use of gospel tracks?  14:41 – What should be the goal of evangelization as a Catholic?  18:09 – How can I share my faith but not scare people away?  22:08 – Do you have any tips for how to best evangelize Jehovah’s Witnesses?  31:30 – I have a daughter who has left the Church and a son-in-law who doesn’t seem interested. How can I evangelize to...more

  • #9279 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 16 2019

    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: 04:33 – What is the official Church teaching on cursing?   18:31 – What does the Church teach on the salvation of Jews?  24:29 – What is the Catholic definition of “saved”?  28:17 – What is the difference between a pastoral teaching and a Churc...more

  • #9278 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 15 2019

    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: 03:28 – What do you think of pre-tribulation rapture theology?  08:47 – What historically happened in the second century in the Church? It seems like the Church Fathers letters become much longer. Was there a reason for this?  17:11 – What are the re...more

  • #9277 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 15 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:44 – What is the Catholic opinion of Smith Wigglesworth? Apparently, he rose people from the dead.  17:27 – In John 16, Jesus refers to the Spirit “taking” from him. What could this mean?  22:23 – Colossians 2 seems to be against penitential actions like fasting. Is this true? If so, how does this affect us?  28:28 – Was there any standard canon for the Syriac Christians before the decision of Pope Damasus to establish the canon that we have today? ...more

  • #9276 Mary, the New Eve - Gary Michuta

    Oct 14 2019

    How can we know that Mary is the “new Eve”? Gary Michuta explains the Marian doctrines and dogmas. Questions Covered: 21:51 – If Mary was born without sin, then we know it is possible. Why didn’t God just create us all without sin?  26:16 – If Mary is the new Eve, the mother of the Church, do Jewish people have this special relationship with her as well? Does she play a part in bringing Jewish people to Christianity?  43:06 – Is it true that Mary is perfect because...more

  • #9275 Cardinal Newman and Catholic Education - David Deavel

    Oct 12 2019

    Catholic education entails a lot more than religion class and uniforms. In this episode we discuss Cardinal John Henry Newman’s thoughts on education. Questions Covered: 14:31 – Our parish school has declining enrollment. What might Newman advise us? 30:30 – Do you think there are parallels between education moving toward utilitarianism and the people being more casual with worship? 32:25 – What did Newman think about training in classical languages? 36:34 – Did Ne...more

  • #9274 Work and Leisure - Michael Naughton

    Oct 11 2019

    Modern man finds himself divided between work and play. But work doesn’t have to be a daily grind. And true leisure isn’t mere amusement or escapism. Michael Naughton, director of the Catholic Studies program at the University of St. Thomas, helps us to get work right. Questions Covered: 28:56 – Is there any Catholic teaching about an economy of self-sufficiency rather than a jobs economy? 33:33 – What is a good balance between work and leisure and how do we develop that...more

  • #9273 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 11 2019

    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: 04:04 – What is the difference between the particular judgement and the last judgement?  14:15 – I am a Protestant. Where is the concept of purgatory in the Bible?  28:50 – On the Cross Jesus says, “My God, why have you abandoned me?” Why did He feel...more

  • #9272 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Oct 10 2019

    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: 04:43 – Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the Last Supper. When did the Eucharist begin to be celebrated at a daily liturgy?  07:28 – What is the Catholic response to imputation, the belief that God punished Jesus?   14:57 – When we pray to St. Rapha...more

  • #9271 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    Oct 10 2019

    Dr. George Delgado answers questions about life from conception to death. Questions Covered: 06:12 – I have a granddaughter. She and her husband are considering artificial insemination. How can I talk to her about this?  15:00 – Is it licit and moral for people to adopt snowflake children?  20:14 – How can we better prevent women from seeking abortions?  28:54 – It is really important for people to realize that adoption is an option for infertile couples, and you can ado...more

  • #9270 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 09 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:16 – Does something in the Bible reveal that Jesus did know He was God?  14:09 – What relation did the Old Testament have with the Jewish Torah? Also, do we know who wrote the Old Testament?  19:38 – In the book of Deuteronomy, God says that human sacrifice is an abomination. Why then would He require the human sacrifice of Jesus?  29:38 – Do you have suggestions for studying the books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles?  35:00 – Is there anythi...more

  • #9269 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Oct 09 2019

    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: 05:08 – What are Zohar and Kaballah? What do they have to do with our faith?  14:47 – Is Tzar Nicholas II considered to be a saint in the Catholic Church?  16:25 – What is needed to be a godparent in the Catholic Church?   21:22 – I recently fo...more

  • #9268 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 08 2019

    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: 03:18 – What is a good resource to give to someone who is being mentored by the new age ideas?  05:07 – What is the best way to help homeless beggars on the street that leads them to a better life?  13:30 – Did Adam and Eve exist?   20:40 – The...more

  • #9267 Faith and Science - Stacy Trasancos

    Oct 08 2019

    Dr. Stacy Trasancos answers questions about the compatible truths of faith and science. Questions Covered: 04:08 – I love your book! Is there a multifactorial link between homosexuality and promiscuity?  19:38 – The scientific community has recently tried stop reparative therapies for homosexual people who want to overcome that lifestyle. What do you think the future in science looks like in this area?  28:41 – How much of evolution can a Catholic agree with?   33:50 – H...more

  • #9266 The Gay Gene - Stacy Trasancos

    Oct 07 2019

    Is it possible that scientists can find a homosexual DNA marker? If so, does it change the Truth of the Catholic teaching on homosexuality? Questions Covered: 23:25 – If a person is homosexual, but has had one or more heterosexual experiences, then doesn’t that make them heterosexual? Isn’t an experiment like this very difficult to conduct because of that criteria?  29:00 – How can I have a decent conversation with one of my adult children who has many homosexual friends? She thinks...more

  • #9265 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 05 2019

    Questions Covered: 01:59 – I’d like to know about the so-called “Satanic Panic” around Dungeons and Dragons, but also the related panic about D&D and murder/suicide.  16:00 – Does CCC 2290 have anything to say about people’s addiction to coffee? We all seem to give coffee a pass even though people spend lots of money on it and develop significant physiological and psychological dependence on it. Find any humorous coffee meme and substitute the word “heroi...more

  • #9264 How Catholic Art Saved the Faith - Elizabeth Lev

    Oct 04 2019

    Elizabeth Lev, art historian and author of “How Catholic Art Saved the Faith: The Triumph of Beauty and Truth in Counter-Reformation Art,” joins Cy to discuss the life-changing impact that Catholic restoration art had on the faithful during the tumult and aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. While Protestantism threatened to destroy sacramental life, Catholic art affirmed the truth found in the sacraments, calling the faithful to deeper relationship with the Church that Christ fo...more

  • #9263 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Oct 04 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:30 – Is it okay to have several novenas going at once?   15:07 – What is the Church’s position on angelic ordination?  17:40 – St. Augustine seems to contradict the vision at Fatima, so who is correct?  22:17 – Is it possible to sin without having any culpability?   32:47 – Does the Church still encourage full immersion Baptism?  34:08 – What is pillar sitting? When did this happen and why isn’t it a practice in the Church anymore?  37:4...more

  • #9262 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 03 2019

    Questions Covered: 02:26 – What is the difference between temporal and plenary indulgences? How do you obtain them? What are they?  07:56 – Is it wrong for a Muslim, Morman, or Hindu family to have lots of kids or are they all gifts from God?  12:37 – Why does the Church teach that Jesus is God in the flesh when the book of Numbers says that God is not a man?  16:36 – Why is St. Peter’s cross considered to be a demonic symbol?  19:09 – Was the Anglican Church found...more

  • #9261 The Errors of Adventism - Tim Staples

    Oct 03 2019

    Cy and Tim discuss the seven main errors of Seventh Day Adventism. From the belief that God has a body to the belief that the soul is not immortal, there are many mistaken ideologies in Adventism that Tim refutes with the Truth found in Scripture and common-sense philosophy. 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 Object...more

  • #9260 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Oct 02 2019

    Karlo Broussard, author of Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church, addresses 50 of the most common Bible-based objections to Catholicism in his latest book, Meeting the Protestant Challenge: How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs. On today’s episode of #CALive, Karlo and Cy provide a step-by-step plan for tacking some of these Protestant objections. Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepa...more

  • #9259 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 02 2019

    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: 02:17 – How do you counter people who claim that Peter never went to Rome?  10:16 – What is the Catholic position on horror films?  17:39 – I have a Christian friend who is into a lot of different speakers who promote the prosperity gospel. She has b...more

  • #9258 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 01 2019

    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: 04:26 – What does it mean in Acts 2:38 when he says to baptize in Jesus’ name?  16:29 – Is taking part in Halloween evil?  22:25 – I am a recent convert, but I am also divorced. I want to raise my children Catholic, but my ex-husband disagrees. What ...more

  • #9257 Women in the New Testament - Elizabeth Kelly

    Oct 01 2019

    Questions Covered: 13:38 – What does it mean when the Bible talks about women being servants to men?  23:17 – What is your take on Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ encounter after he rose from the dead? Was Jesus slighting her when he told her not to cling to him because he had not yet ascended to the Father?  30:21 – It seems like the world likes loud, confident, successful women better. Am I a bad woman because I am quieter and in the home? Is there evidence in Scripture for what w...more

  • #9256 The Eucharist in Scripture - Curtis Mitch

    Sep 30 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:09 – When you look in the Old Testament, God is very clear about not eating human flesh. I don’t believe in the Eucharist because God wouldn’t ask us to eat his flesh. Isn’t that right?  17:10 – You said that we take Jesus’ words literally, “This is my Body, this is my Blood.” Why does the Church tell us that we do not need to receive both species?  20:47 – How do you explain to a non-Catholic why apostolic succession and the priesthood are required to ha...more

  • #9255 Crisis in the Church: The Path Forward - Fr. Paul Check

    Sep 28 2019

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

  • #9254 Why the Church Fathers Matter - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Sep 27 2019

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

  • #9253 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 27 2019

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

  • #9252 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 26 2019

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

  • #9051 The Family in the Modern World - Peter Wolfgang

    Sep 26 2019

    Questions Covered:  19:17 – How should the Church be responding to help families in the modern world?  32:52 – What advice do you have for families in Colorado who are facing the new sex education law?  43:26 – Is it true that you must have as many kids as possible? What does the Church teach about this?  46:24 – My family is very divided. My daughter is heading into the transgender world. What can I do?  52:09 – How can we send our kids to Catholic school when it ...more

  • #9250 Your Questions About the Bible - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 25 2019

    Questions Covered:  02:37 – When the Lord was pierced on the Cross and the Scriptures said that water flowed forth from Christ’s side, could it have been wine?  11:10 – Sometimes in the Old Testament, especially in Genesis, when the phrase “the angel of the Lord,” who is being referred to? In my orthodox study Bible, it says that it is pre-incarnate Jesus.  16:33 – When Jesus is teaching and he is told that his mother and brothers have arrived, he seems very dismissive of them...more

  • #9249 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Sep 25 2019

    Questions Covered: 04:01 – What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?   13:10 – I’m in RCIA and my deacon said that Satan was metaphorical and not a literal being. Is this true?  22:48 – What is the Catholic response to the new age spiritualism that is everywhere?  33:23 – When Jesus was in the desert, did he fast for 40 days or was it just an expression?  37:00 – If you’re late to Mass, can you still receive Holy Communion?    42:00 – What are the rules for Ext...more

  • #9248 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 24 2019

    Questions Covered: 09:15 – How should the Eucharist be treated if it falls to the floor during Communion? What should I do?  15:08 – How we can know that Sola Scriptura is not right?  22:14 – Should a family raise their kids in the faith or let the kids decide for themselves?  28:32 – How much responsibility should we give to God for our lives and how much responsibility do we have?   32:10 – How can we know that Mary was bodily assumed into heaven?  44:09 – ...more

  • #9247 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Sep 24 2019

    Trent Horn asks listeners, “Why are you pro-choice?” Questions Covered: 04:23 – I am pro-choice in cases of rape.  17:10 – I am not pro-abortion, but I am not pro-life. I have too many questions.   28:29 – I am in favor of keeping abortion legal.  35:34 – Isn’t it better to abort a child in the womb before they can have a bad, abusive life?  41:40 – I am pro-choice because I am 20 and I had a child at 13. Having lived that life, I wouldn’t put that on a...more

  • #9246 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Sep 23 2019

    Trent Horn asks listeners, “Why are you pro-choice?” Questions Covered: 07:55 – I don’t think that life begins at conception and I think Thomas Aquinas agrees with me.  29:21 – I can’t be pro-life because of back-alley abortions. Also, there are some cases where choosing death is appropriate.  45:12 – I am pro-choice because bodily autonomy supersedes right to life.    …

  • #9245 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 21 2019

    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: 02:01 – I was reading the news recently and was a bit overwhelmed with all the bad news. Somewhat unconsciously, I said “Jesus, we need you” and that triggered my question. What does...more

  • #9244 The Theology of Home - Noelle Mering

    Sep 20 2019

    Noelle Mering and Dr. Carrie Gress discuss their latest book, Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday. Questions Covered: 12:57 – I have observed over the years that when a feminist woman challenges women in the home, no one stands up to her. Is this because women want to be out of the home, deep down?  17:32 – Are you promoting what Therese the Little Flower taught? She said to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. Also, how is social media affecting moms at hom...more

  • #9243 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 20 2019

    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: 02:44 – Shouldn’t we limit the number of children people can have?   08:17 – When Jesus says about Judas, it would have been better if he had never been born, is this argument for abortion?  14:39 – What determines a heretic? Who determines this?  21...more

  • #9242 The Gospel of Life - Sr. Maris Stella

    Sep 19 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:30 – Do you think we will ever get rid of abortion when morality is at such a low? Shouldn’t we work on morality before we work on abortion?  22:03 – I assist with campus ministry at our local community college. What are some ideas in reaching out to college women? We would love to have you visit one day!!  29:04 – How can women who have had an abortion feel comfortable or confident going to confession or returning to Mass after feeling so much shame?  33...more

  • #9241 A Rational Approach to God’s Existence - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 19 2019

    Questions Covered:  14:47 – I am not Christian. Is God infinite? Is it true that there is no separation between the infinite and creation?  20:36 – How does the two slit experiment affect our understanding of Aquinas’ proofs of the existence of God?  28:51 – I don’t completely agree with the fine-tuning theory you presented.  37:04 – Why can’t the universe exist within itself?  47:10 – How can I reason with someone who says they can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, ...more

  • #9240 Addiction and Healing - Scott Weeman

    Sep 18 2019

    Questions Covered:  08:49 – I am a recovered alcoholic and just converted to Catholicism this Easter. Is there a danger in me taking the Blood of Christ? If I just receive the Body, am I a bad Catholic?  14:15 – Is this program good for people recovering from childhood abuse?  18:06 – My dad is an alcoholic, has been for a very long time. How can I tell my mom that my dad must want help in order to be helped? What can I do in this situation?  22:33 – I have been in recov...more

  • #9239 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 18 2019

    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. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Questions Covered: 01:07 – What is the proper response for Catholic lay people when they come across clergy that seem to be living in error?  13:15 – Can any Christian consecrate the Eucharist in an emergency?  19:43 – Ho...more

  • #9238 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 17 2019

    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. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Questions Covered: 02:47 – Regarding Galatians 2, is it acceptable to think that Paul acted wrongly?  06:52 – What effects will the Amazon synod have on the Church as a while?  15:21 – What is the role of violence and sex...more

  • #9237 The Bible Is a Catholic Book - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 17 2019

    Senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, explains why the Bible is, and always has been, Catholic. Questions Covered: 01:02 – My friend believes in God but can’t see evidence for Jesus. He says he doesn’t know if God is Buddha, etc. How can I speak to him about this?  04:47 – Why are there certain things written in the Bible that the Church is not currently practicing?  11:18 – The Bible has a lot of universal truths, but there are some things in there that make it seem more for men than...more

  • #9236 The Bible Is a Catholic Book - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 16 2019

    Senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, explains why the Bible is, and always has been, Catholic. Questions Covered: 07:27 – How can we show Protestants that we can’t live by the Bible alone? How can we explain that the Bible is Catholic?  14:21 – If you could pick only one Catholic Bible, which would you choose?  17:59 – What does the “joy of the Lord” mean in the Bible?  20:37 – Does Scripture teach us that we must eat meat?  28:33 – Where does the book of Baruch belong? I...more

  • #9235 Homosexuality and the Bible - Trent Horn

    Sep 14 2019

    Trent Horn delves into the clarity that Scripture provides on the issue of homosexuality. Questions Covered: 15:40 – I disagree with the teaching that homosexuality is a sin. I’m an ordained minister and have a degree in psychology and believe that this pushes people away. 31:28 – As a woman I really find drag queens offensive. Why does society accept the mockery of women? 43:28 – What is the Church’s stance on homosexuality being a choice? Are people are born with it? 46:14 &...more

  • #9234 The Transgender Movement - Gloria Purvis

    Sep 13 2019

    Questions Covered: 20:40 – I am converting to Catholicism and am not sure how to deal with the transgender issue. 29:36 – People should not pressure others to be something they are not. I think we are called to love, not to pressure. 40:59 – I knew a woman who had a complete gender change. People should accept others for who they are, especially since they are already struggling. 46:22 – If someone wants me to call them by their trans name, I just do it. What am I hoping ...more

  • #9233 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 13 2019

    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 – If God is perfect, how could he regret creating the human race?  08:54 – My wife has expressed a desire to convert to Catholicism. We are Protestant. Is it possible for us to have a healthy and rich interfaith relationship?  16:35 – I am a no...more

  • #9232 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 12 2019

    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: 05:41 – I am going to work as a janitor in a fertility clinic. Is this ethical for me to do?  11:27 – I am Jewish and considering becoming Catholic. If I do, will I need to stop observing the Sabbath?  17:06 – Is it true that when cremation is used, ...more

  • #9231 Why It Matters To Be Catholic - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 12 2019

    Questions Covered: 08:16 – How can you speak to a non-Catholic about the Mass when they say it is monotonous and boring?  15:10 – What do Catholics believe the point of life is?  22:56 – Are Lutherans, Catholics, and orthodox peoples able to become one again?  30:35 – If heaven is our goal, then why did God create the earth? Where in the New Testament does it say that going to heaven is our goal?  39:23 – Why is it a requirement to go to Mass every Sunday? Is it bi...more

  • #9230 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Steve Ray

    Sep 11 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:23 – I am Protestant, but I find praying the rosary very comforting and listen to Catholic radio a lot. I am overstepping by saying the rosary?  17:45 – I am a former Catholic. Why do people have to pray for special Masses?  24:06 – What is the Vatican hiding in the secret archives?  24:06 – What is the Vatican hiding in the secret archives?  33:20 – I am not Catholic. What do you think about the Jimmy Swaggart type ministries and what they sa...more

  • #9229 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 11 2019

    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 – I’m a recent convert. How can I understand the sin of pride? Is pride ever healthy?  14:06 – Why do Catholics believe that Baptism and faith are both important for salvation? Jesus clearly said salvation only required belief, not baptism.  22:01 &#...more

  • #9228 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Sep 10 2019

    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: 02:50 – In his earthly lifetime, when did Jesus know that he was the Son of God?  13:57 – If Catholics do not believe in Sola Scriptura, then how do they avoid the conclusion that the Church is self-authenticating?  22:29 – Did the Israelites really ...more

  • #9227 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Sep 10 2019

    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: 4:04 – Why are we focusing on the Eucharist and Reconciliation in second grade, but then wait so long to give them Confirmation? Shouldn’t the sacraments be taught every year so that they understand what they are receiving when they are older?  13:46 – Can...more

  • #9226 The Beauty of the Sacraments - Rose Rea

    Sep 09 2019

    Rose Rhea explains the beauty and importance of the sacraments in daily life. Questions Covered: 13:29 – How can I explain to an ex-Catholic the importance of the sacraments, especially Confession and Baptism? She believes that Christ paid the debt of sin and that there is no reason for the Church.  21:43 – I have a four-year-old baby and we don’t really have any good options for godparents for baptism. What can we do?  30:00 – How can you reaffirm your faith after Confirmatio...more

  • #9225 The Church in the World - Trent Horn

    Sep 07 2019

    Trent Horn discusses the state of the Church in the world today. Questions Covered: 16:05 – What is your take on why the Catholic Church is so prevalently covered in the news?  21:15 – I heard that Trent said that Christians can’t be socialists, but I thought the pope said that socialism is good. Which is true?  45:13 – Is the Church against social security? If not, how do you define democratic socialism?  47:52 – What can we as Catholics do about big businesses like Fox...more

  • #9224 The Reliability of the Gospels - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Sep 06 2019

    Why can we trust the New Testament gospels of Scripture? How can we be certain that they are true and historically accurate? Questions Covered: 21:30 – Parts of Scripture are not historically accurate. How would Jesus have spoken with Moses at the Transfiguration?  30:33 – We read in Scripture that Jesus instituted the sacraments, but John was baptizing before Jesus, so what does that mean? What was baptism for the people before Jesus?   35:07 – Is there any information on Jes...more

  • #9223 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Sep 06 2019

    Questions Covered: 04:18 – Are the older catechisms, like the Baltimore Catechism, still valid?   05:46 – When we ask Mary to intercede for us, isn’t that like asking Jesus to allow Mary to hear us just for her to tell him the thing we are praying for?  17:21 – Is it okay to pray the rosary in a way like hesychasm?   19:25 – I’m teaching first grade CCD and I want them to learn the Mass. Would it be alright if I greet them by saying, “The Lord be with you,” and having th...more

  • #9222 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 05 2019

    Questions Covered: 02:04 – Is suffering a part of God’s will and plan or is it from the devil?  07:39 – In James 5:15, what is the prayer that is mentioned? Also, is Holy Orders required for the Anointing of the Sick?   14:12 – It seems like there are things that Christians believe that are logically impossible, like the Trinity or Jesus being fully man and fully God. How do you explain these illogical beliefs?  21:23 – Is there a New American Bible without the mistakes ...more

  • #9221 The Bible Blueprint for Sacred Tradition - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 05 2019

    What is the role of Sacred Tradition in the Catholic Church? Questions Covered: 19:08 – Have the Sacred Traditions changed since the beginning of the Church?  30:02 – Is it true that Catholics believe that only through Christ we are saved? Do Catholics still follow the 10 Commandments?   37:40 – What is the difference between practice and tradition?  43:53 – Is this a good book to put up in the information rack at our Church for Protestants and Catholics?  46:17 – ...more

  • #9220 Finding Joy - Gary Zimak

    Sep 04 2019

    Gark Zimak discusses battling the suffering and hardship of life, but still finding joy. Questions Covered: 13:39 – I have a 12-year-old who is always very negative. What can you recommend that could help her? She feels helpless.  16:38 – Do you have any tips for keeping your joy when dealing with other people who complain?  19:24 – How did you transition into ministry?  21:50 – My boyfriend is dark and depressed right now. He drinks a lot and has not been a very nice pe...more

  • #9219 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 04 2019

    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: 00:55 – Is it appropriate to ask saints to do things for us or just for intercessory prayer?  06:48 – What can you do if you are trying to abide by Church teaching on contraception, but your spouse is not? Do you deny your spouse or break Church teaching? ...more

  • #9218 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 03 2019

    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: 02:15 – Are there problems with Marianne Williamson’s book, A Course in Miracles?  18:19 – Does not following the GIRM make the Mass illicit?  28:20 – What are Holy Days of obligation? Why are there other days besides Sundays that are required for Ca...more

  • #9217 Martyrdom - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Sep 03 2019

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  • #9216 Is Democracy Catholic? - Mark Brumley

    Sep 02 2019

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  • #9215 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - null

    Aug 31 2019

    Round One  Contestant One                  1) The early Church accepted Jesus as the Christ. What does the word Christ mean?  a) Living Water b) Anointed One c) Son of God    2) Who among the following probably knew the Apostles Paul and Peter?   a) Pope St. Clement 1 b)Sts. Felicity and Perpetua c) Pope St. Gregory 1    3) St. Augustine wrote the City of God and was a bishop in:  a) Asia Minor  b) Africa c) Europe    Contestant Two                  1) Women in the early Church   a) Were ...more

  • #9214 The Sacrament of Holy Orders - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Aug 30 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:29 – My cousin says that priests have all the power in the Catholic Church. How can I respond to her?  19:38 – What do you have to do to become a permanent deacon?  23:29 – If a priest is sinning and not taking the priesthood seriously, can you and should you still go receive the sacraments from them? Are they valid?   29:58 – How old is too old to become a deacon?  32:42 – Why is the permanent diaconate a part of holy orders, precluding women...more

  • #9213 Open Forum - Fr. John Trigilio

    Aug 30 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:43 – Why does the perpetual virginity of Mary matter? 07:23 – What is the best response when a friend tells you that they are not religious or spiritual, and are not interested? 13:57 – What makes God a friend to us? 16:30 – Other than Paul’s reference to a “new creation,” I am trying to find more evidence in Scripture for sanctifying grace. Can you help? 21:21 – Why is there a tabernacle in the Church? 28:31 – What does “manifesting” me...more

  • #9212 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Aug 29 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:52 – Is there any evidence that Christ’s second coming will happen in the next 50 years? 10:42 – My son is allergic to many things, including the Eucharist. Should I get my son baptized, even if he won’t be able to receive the Eucharist? 13:25 – If a married couple with 3 children plan to send them to Catholic school, why is against Church teaching to prevent future pregnancies? Our family is complete, and we won’t be able to pay for Catholic school if we...more

  • #9211 St. Augustine - Fr. David Meconi

    Aug 29 2019

    On this Feast of St. Augustine, Fr. David Meconi explains the life and teachings of the great doctor of the Church. Questions Covered: 16:51 – How did St. Augustine become a saint with the kind of life he lived? What was the miracle that allowed him to become a saint? 20:46 – Did St. Augustine go through his conversion before his mother died? 29:02 – What were the highest and lowest points of St. Augustine’s life? 32:00 – How would St. Augustine defend the Trinity to a o...more

  • #9210 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Aug 28 2019

    Catch Trent Horn’s best tips for defending the Catholic faith! Questions Covered: 14:21 – Some people of other faiths say that the evil of the Old Testament disproves the faith. How can I respond? 22:00 – When we’re talking to people about homosexuality, and they compare same-sex couples to traditional couples who cannot bear children, how can we respond? 34:00 – How can we defend the faith and keep our cool? 43:30 – How can I explain the Catholic interpretation of...more

  • #9209 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 28 2019

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  • #9200 Belief in the Eucharist - Fr. Paul Check

    Aug 21 2019

    Did you know that many Catholics do not believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ? Fr. Paul Check discusses with Christopher Check the importance for a return of reverence for the Eucharist. Questions Covered: 21:05 – I am Protestant. Why aren’t non-Catholics allowed to receive the Eucharist?  29:34 – Where do you classify people who are trying to believe in the Real Presence, but aren’t quite there yet?  33:37 – Why is it your belief that reverence for the Eu...more