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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

  • #9615 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 06 2020

    Questions Covered: • 03:26 – Is it possible that we are made in the image and likeness of God due to the Grandfather Paradox of Jesus assuming human flesh to begin with? • 08:48 – My friends came up with a fun weird question for the next show: If I am transporting the Eucharist in my car, can I use the carpool lane? • 13:43 – Do frozen embryos make their guardian angels wait with them? • 15:08 – Will the bodies of people in hell (or heaven for that matter) need to eat...more

  • #9614 Approaching Pride Month as a Catholic - Fr. Philip Bochanski

    Jun 05 2020

    Questions Covered: • 19:10 – I work at a large corporation that has a big Pride celebration each year. Every year it seems it gets more forced upon the employees. How do I handle this? If I decline to wear a sticker I get dirty looks. • 23:57 – Thank you for your work at Courage. How can I get parishes in my area to cooperate with Courage? • 31:35 – My parish seems to support homosexuality. What if a gay person wants to join the Church? They would join with a false idea of w...more

  • #9613 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jun 05 2020

    Questions Covered: • 15:00 – I heard that there is a story or diary of Mary’s life before Jesus was born. Is this true? Also, Cy — what is your favorite Joan of Arc movie? • 19:29 – Is sinning on Sunday different or worse than sinning on any other day? And in Confession does one need to confess the results of a particular sin? For example, if I overeat and experience pain as a result of that, do I need to confess that pain? • 23:40 – Does God sometimes use numbers to c...more

  • #9612 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 04 2020

    Question Covered: • 06:45 – What resources would you recommend for someone trying to learn Latin? • 12:55 – I’ve been offered a position as a board member to a Catholic school. The oath of fidelity mentions things like “Christian obedience” to what a bishop will “declare and establish.” Can you help me understand the oath of fidelity? • 18:30 – If God is all-merciful why did Jesus say about Judas, “better that he had never been born”? • 28:37 – I have a hard time beli...more

  • #9611 Overcoming Anxiety - Gregory Popcak

    Jun 04 2020

    Questions Covered: • 11:26 – How does one deal with paranoid schizophrenia in which one experiences moments of great hope and moments of despair? • 15:44 – I’m flying tomorrow and am anxious about the virus and about the rioting. • 22:20 – What is the line between psychological problems and demonic influence? • 32:00 – My reaction to the news is anger. How do I deal with it? • 37:30 – Most of my family is Catholic but not devout. I get anxious when I speak to t...more

  • #9610 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Jun 03 2020

    Questions Covered: • 08:03 – When do we know to not argue any further and just let it go. • 15:51 – What do you say to someone who says that religion can be explained by psychology? • 21:55 – I’m in high school and expect many people I know to fall out of practicing the faith. How can I encourage them to keep practicing when this starts happening. • 36:32 – Where does the soul live in the body? • 40:12 – Is there a connection between racisim and the abortion bu...more

  • #9609 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 03 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:07 – If one is Catholic, must one vote for Trump?  17:51 – During this time, are we still held to our first Saturday devotions which includes receiving the Eucharist? It is not available here.  21:30 – Is it true that praying to Mary was not ...more

  • #9608 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 02 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:38 – Why is intersectionality wrong?  12:48 – What does Luke 23:28 mean?  16:05 – I want to become Catholic, but a lot of the Churches up here are not offering resources. What should I do?  23:04 – Is Jesus overturning the money change...more

  • #9607 The Divinity of Christ in Scripture - Michael Barber

    Jun 02 2020

    Dr. Michael Barber explains the divinity of Christ in the Bible. Questions Covered: 16:46 – Can you explain the word “Lord” in Scripture? What does it reveal? How is St. Paul using this word?  46:40 – In Acts 2:36, it says, “God made the same Jesus…Lord and Christ.” Why do we ascribe the Divine Name to him when God MADE him? He was created.  …

  • #9606 Ask a Priest - Msgr. John Cihak

    Jun 01 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:51 – Is it a sin NOT to make a daily examination of conscience?  19:34 – I am a Catholic and have a girlfriend who is non-denominational. What do we need to do to be married in the Catholic Church?  21:59 – In John 6, Jesus says to eat his Body and drink his Blood. Would they have known how to do that?  28:38 – What is the primary mission of the Catholic Church?  32:06 – If the Catholic Church is the one true Church, then why is the Holy...more

  • #9605 Catholic Answers Live Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    May 30 2020

    ROUND ONE CONTESTANT ONE) On the Feast of Pentecost we celebrate…? A) The reception of the Great Commission B) The descent of the Holy Spirit C) The end of the Octave of Easter CONTESTANT Two)   When the Holy Spirit first filled the apostles, some people thought they were… A) The Prophet Elijah B) Angels C) Drunk CONTESTANT ONE)  Which of the following is NOT one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit… A) Piety B) Celibacy C) Fear of God CONTESTANT Two)   Which of t...more

  • #9604 Why Don’t You Think Catholicism Makes Sense? - Karlo Broussard

    May 29 2020

    Karlo Broussard is here to help navigate aspects of Catholicism that can be more challenging to understand and accept. Questions Covered: 12:23 – One thing that troubles me is when the hierarchy gets political. Is this where the Church belongs? Why do they take political positions?  20:44 – Why is the Catholic Church built on Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium?  32:31- I don’t understand Catholicism because there is the Father in heaven, but the Holy Spirit was the one wh...more

  • #9602 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 29 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:44 – Why is Satan referred to as a him, since angels don’t have gender?  05:45 – Why does the Catholic Church believe that saved people who die can ascend into heaven since the gospel of John says only God can ascend into heaven?  10:50 – How...more

  • #9603 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 29 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:05 – Do Eastern Catholics have the same canon as Latin Catholics?  06:25 – My sister claims to have left the Church, partially because of Star Trek presenting the idea that there is no God. How can I address this with her?  12:34 – How can I ...more

  • #9601 Religion: Why Should I Care? - Karlo Broussard

    May 28 2020

    Religion: Why Should I Care? Questions Covered: 21:56 – I don’t relate to Scripture. I think religion is important, but it’s hard for me to care about it. How can I make faith more relatable?   33:21 – I agree that religion matters, but the Pope says that loving everyone is more important. How do we square the Bible and religion with what he says?  43:40 – Why are you so focused on religion rather than faith? It seems like the Catholic Church is more focused on paying hom...more

  • #9600 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    May 27 2020

    Defending the faith can be difficult! Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 05:42 – I have a teenage adopted daughter who believes there is no God. How can I defend God and the faith to her?   13:28 – When you’re Catholic but you go to a public school, how can you defend your faith to a teacher who is anti-Catholic?  29:34 – How do I defend Mary to non-denominational Christians, especially her intercessory role?  41:50 – What are some good arguments agains...more

  • #9599 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 27 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:35 – When can you disagree with the state and cease obedience?  16:24 – If a person commits serious crimes against children and commits murder, then suicide, is there any chance that he could be in purgatory?  20:36 – What is the role of Chur...more

  • #9598 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 26 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:10 – What does the Church teach about dreams and interpretations?  15:13 – How can I defend Mary’s Immaculate Conception to a non-Catholic?  24:22 – Is a soldier committing a mortal sin if they kill someone in battle?  37:17 – How can ...more

  • #9597 St. Joan of Arc - Christopher Check

    May 26 2020

    Mark Twain called her the greatest person in human history. He was close. We discuss the incomparable Joan with Chris Check. …

  • #9596 Soldier Saints - Christopher Check

    May 25 2020

    For Memorial Day, our president, Chris Check joins us for a conversation about soldier saints. How do Catholics navigate being both soldiers and disciples? …

  • #9595 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 23 2020

    Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 01:55 – Could you tell us more about the writer of the Gospel of Matthew – was the Gospel originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic, and why do people think that? Why is the tax collector called by Jesus called Matthew in this G...more

  • #9594 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 22 2020

    Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 02:50 – In Hebrews, it says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Why is this passage often used to rule out reincarnation? How do the experts know that “the judgement” is the ...more

  • #9593 Communion and Mission - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    May 22 2020

    Jesus calls all Christians to evangelize, but what does that really mean? Msgr. Morris explains the great commission and the role that evangelization plays in the life of a Christian. …

  • #9592 Ascension Thursday - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    May 21 2020

    Today is the Feast of the Ascension, when Jesus ascended into heaven, following his glorious Resurrection. Here to help us to better understand this feast is Msgr. Eugene Morris. …

  • #9591 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    May 21 2020

    Do Catholics believe that Adam and Eve are in heaven now? Also, when can they leave purgatory if they’re there?  Questions Covered: 03:42 – Do Catholics believe that Adam and Eve are in heaven now? Also, when can they leave purgatory if they’re there?  13:25 – How do you defend that Peter is the head of the Church and that there is apostolic succession?  31:49 – Why do you not believe that the Creation story could be literal?  46:05 – What is the difference between...more

  • #9590 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    May 20 2020

    Does the Catholic Church teach that we must take the Old Testament seriously, for example, the creation story?  Questions Covered: 13:32 – My daughter went through Catholic high school and college. She went to confession for premarital sex and the priest would not forgive her. She left the Church. How can this happen?  22:42 – Why are the majority of Catholics Democratic and pro-abortion? It makes me want to leave the Church.  36:00 – Does the Catholic Church teach that w...more

  • #9589 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 20 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:52 – Where do I get confirmation for my prayers?  06:43 – Why does Samuel tell Saul to go kill all the Amalekites? Why would God allow Saul to kill innocent people?  18:17 – What is the Catholic interpretation of John 10:27-30?   22:52 ̵...more

  • #9588 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    May 19 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:27 – How are you supposed to watch Mass on TV? Do you do the actions or not?   11:46 – Why did the Protestants take certain books out of the Bible? Also, if we all have the same Holy Spirit, why do all the denominations teach so many different thing...more

  • #9587 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    May 19 2020

    Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture. Questions Covered: 02:30 – Where does the Church stand on the documentary hypothesis?   11:09 – If natural law is accepted by the Church, is it a part of Scripture or tradition?  18:51 – What is theosis?  29:57 – How was the book of Esther divided into a, b, and c sections in my Bible? I use the NAB.  39:50 – In th...more

  • #9586 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    May 18 2020

    Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture. Questions Covered: 05:58 – When Jesus says to turn our cheek, are we meant to understand this as humility or being passive aggressive?  14:37 – Is the King James Bible acceptable to read as a Catholic?  17:48 – Were Job and Jonah historical people or were they parables?  21:14 – If Jesus celebrated Hanukkah and prayed the...more

  • #9585 Kids’ Show - Tim Staples

    May 16 2020

    Children between the ages of 3 and 17 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church.  Questions Covered: 03:15 – Why did St. Francis preach to the birds?  08:29 – If Adam and Eve were the first people on the earth, then is everyone on the earth their relative or did other people appear?  14:07 – If the whole sky is heaven, then where is hell?  17:40 – Why...more

  • #9584 How John Paul II Changed the World - Patrick Novecosky

    May 15 2020

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

  • #9583 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    May 15 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 07:01 – I am not Catholic. In the New Testament, it says to take your prayer to God. Why do Catholics pray to saints?  12:48 – Is Mary the New Ark of the Covenant and that is why the wooden Ark is gone?  17:21 – If God is eternal, then how does ...more

  • #9582 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 14 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 3:00 – Where did all the early church Hebrew manuscripts go?  12:29 – How does God know everything?  14:15 – What did Our Lady of Fatima mean when she told the kids they would be making reparation for sins?  21:36 – What does the Church m...more

  • #9581 The Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogmas - Karlo Broussard

    May 14 2020

    What does the Catholic Church really believe about the Mother of God? Questions Covered: 21:03 – When someone said to Jesus, “Blessed are the breasts that nourished you,” and Jesus responds, “No, blessed are those who do the will of God.” Is this evidence against Marian devotion?  28:56 – Are the Marian doctrines based on the Bible?   35:30 – What is the difference between venerating and worshipping Mary? How can I explain this to a Protestant?  47:50 – Why do Cath...more

  • #9580 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    May 13 2020

    The Catholic Church teaches and believes in the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Dr. Delgado helps to answer questions about abortion, contraception, end of life care and more. Questions Covered: 14:30 – Is it immoral to not have intercourse when the woman is ovulating? Is this contraception?  21:25 – Do Catholics have an obligation to vote for pro-life politicians?  24:18 – How can I respond to Catholics who say that it won’t make a big difference ...more

  • #9579 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 13 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:56 – Is it true that if people get an abortion, are they automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church? Also, does that mean people who commit murder would also be excommunicated?  07:50 – Do Catholics and Protestants worship the same God?  ...more

  • #9578 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 12 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:31 – I received absolution over the phone. Was this valid and acceptable?  13:17 – What are the Scripture verses that support Catholic faith and works ideology?  21:30 – If the company that you work for promotes abortion, what can you do? Is ...more

  • #9577 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    May 12 2020

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

  • #9576 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    May 11 2020

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

  • #9575 Ask a Priest - Fr. Anthony Dorsa

    May 09 2020

    Have you ever wanted to ask a Catholic priest about an aspect of the Catholic Church? Questions Covered: 08:39 – Why don’t priests talk about death, judgment, heaven, or hell during homilies?  16:20 – Is the priest after hearing a confession ever allowed to divulge something that a person has told them?   21:42 – I am a Protestant. Don’t Catholics depend on the Sacraments as a crutch, so they don’t have to repent? Isn’t this a good time to repent?  28:42 – What is ...more

  • #9574 The Eucharistic Church in a Time of Pandemic - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

    May 08 2020

    How is a Eucharistic Church meant to thrive in a time when public gatherings are not allowed?: Questions Covered: 16:55 – What is the Church teaching on how to receive the Eucharist, especially right now?  22:01 – Why do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ?  28:54 – Is there an advantage to watching the live stream of the Mass v. watching it later on YouTube?  30:58 – At what point does the Church engage in civil disobedience when i...more

  • #9573 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 08 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 10:24 – I have been Catholic for 4 years and wouldn’t be Catholic without you. Does Mary have any relation to the Eucharist, earning her a Eucharistic title?  20:57 – Are we meant to tithe a straight percentage? How much does debt play into the tithing...more

  • #9572 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 07 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 08:58 – My Protestant friend asked me if the Catholic Church thinks the Protestant Church is demonic. How can I respond?   21:41 – Why was polygamy allowed in the Old Testament, but not in the new?  35:30 – Is it true that the Pope is not allowe...more

  • #9571 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 07 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 06:41 – How does each person of the Trinity have separate wills and yet, a...more

  • #9570 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 06 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 08:05 – What are sacraments and what are graces? Do they involve salvation...more

  • #9569 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 06 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 05:49 – Am I committing a grave sin if I drink around my brother-in-law wh...more

  • #9568 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 05 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 07:00 – I am a recent convert trying to build a devotion to Mary. Will the...more

  • #9567 Keeping Your Kids Catholic - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    May 05 2020

    Fr. Sebastian Walshe gives his advice for raising strong, Catholic kids who remain that way. Questions Covered: 06:27 – Can you give me guidance on how to incorporate Catholicism and business for my kids that are college age?  15:10 – My brother is losing his faith. Can I help him in some way to come back to the faith?  19:12 – Should kids be sent to a university to study? So many of them don’t nurture virtue.   34:23 – What did the saints say about keeping your ki...more

  • #9566 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    May 04 2020

    Do you struggle to explain a particular aspect of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 12:43 – How can I explain the validity of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church?  19:26 – How can I argue for Scripture and Tradition with my sola scriptura friend?  23:39 – How can I explain to a non-believer why is it not acceptable to go see a psychic or fortune teller?  44:10 – How can I help my son to understand that Jehovah’s Witness is not the ...more

  • #9565 Ask a Priest - Fr. Paul Check

    May 02 2020

    Fr. Paul Check joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more.  Questions Covered: 01:50 – What is there about the theology that says that the priest cannot consecrate the bread and wine over the internet or tv?  06:26 – What recommendations do you have for living a celibate life?  16:52 – I have a friend who has been sick for 10 years who told me that he prays for death. Is that wrong to pray for...more

  • #9564 Why Should I Believe in Sacred Tradition? - Gary Michuta

    May 01 2020

    The Catholic Church is built on Scripture and Tradition. Just what does that mean? Questions Covered: 11:47 – Why is there not a logical fallacy for sacred tradition?  18:40 – What is a short way to explain to a Protestant what Catholic tradition is?  30:48 – I don’t understand where Sacred Tradition comes from. Is there a concrete source?  36:25 – Can you elaborate on the Catholic tradition of the primacy of St. Peter being tied to Rome and not Antioch?  42:40 &#...more

  • #9563 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 01 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:15 – Is it wise to stay away from shows like The Occult, or am I being overly cautious? 05:44 – Why do we assign patronage to saints? Do certain saints have more power areas? 11:35 – St. Justin Martyr used the term, “the president of assembly...more

  • #9562 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 30 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:25 – Are the three men mentioned in Genesis 18 a foreshadowing of the Trinity? 06:00 – What is the Church’s teaching on predestination? Am I free to disagree with it? 12:10 – In your 20 Answers: Protestantism book, you do not mention Episcopa...more

  • #9561 The Bible Blueprint for the Papacy - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 30 2020

    Did Jesus truly make Peter the first Pope? How does the Catholic Church know that the popes are given that same authority? Find out here, with Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 14:32 – A Protestant told me that the “rock” referred to by Jesus actually meant “pebble” and so could not refer to Peter. How can I respond to this?  20:57 – If Christ appointed Peter as pope and gave him authority and the following popes authority, then how do you explain the division in the Catholic ...more

  • #9560 Chastity - Jason Evert

    Apr 29 2020

    The Catholic Church teaches that all people are called to chastity, whether that be in marriage, religious life, or as a single person. Jason Evert helps listeners to navigate that calling. Questions Covered: 17:46 – I am a mom and I have a 30-year-old son. I have made mistakes in my life and I am trying to keep my son from making the same mistakes. How can I discuss chastity and holiness with him?  32:32 – I am turning 25 and I have been trying to adhere to the teaching of chas...more

  • #9559 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 29 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:16 – I am having a difficult time with the presidential candidates this year. I don’t really want to vote for either, but I am very pro-life. What can I do?  20:36 – What are some Marian apparitions that are not approved?  28:18 – Why didn’t ...more

  • #9558 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 28 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:35 – What did St. Gregory of Nissa believe about the Eucharist?  14:42 – Is it true that at one point in Catholic history an empress was putting evil popes into office and was even married to one of them?   18:23 – What is the Catholic answer...more

  • #9557 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Apr 28 2020

    Today’s show is set aside for atheists, agnostics, Protestants, and anyone else who is non-Catholic to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 01:47 – What is the Catholic understanding of the imputation of righteousness as opposed to the impartation of righteousness?  14:49 – Mary is my major stumbling block. How could she possibly be omnipresent?  22:11 – I am reading Rod Bennett’s book, The Apostasy That Wasn’t. My Protestant pa...more

  • #9556 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Apr 27 2020

    Today’s show is set aside for atheists, agnostics, Protestants, and anyone else who is non-Catholic to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 10:00 – I am agnostic but very curious about the Catholic Church after listening to your show recently. What should my next step be?  23:55 – Why was the Latin Mass suppressed in the USA?   35:40 – I was looking for a way to take RCIA online but cannot find anything. Can you help me?  41:50...more

  • #9555 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 25 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 13:17 – Aquinas asserts that an infinite series can not exist, that there must be a first cause. In math, there can be infinite series. Does this disprove Aquinas’ theory?  21:26 – How were moral truths created? Atheists say that our brains and nature ...more

  • #9554 Is It Okay to Separate? - Rose Sweet

    Apr 24 2020

    Rose Sweet helps Catholics to navigate spousal separation and to understand the Church’s teaching on marriage. Questions Covered: 16:52 – I have a son who is getting ready to file for divorce. He is married to an abusive woman who is on drugs and there are 3 kids involved. How will the Church view this?  21:55 – Is Rose Sweet available for private advice?  23:23 – I was previously in the marine corps and was married, but things didn’t work out. I wasn’t religious at...more

  • #9553 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 24 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:45 – How do we apply the teachings of the Bible to our lives, practically? I am not Catholic, but I want to be living my faith in a real way each day.  13:19 – There’s a strange rumor going around that if Israel’s population were to become at least ...more

  • #9552 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 23 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:00 – Since we have unconsecrated hosts at our house, can we bring them in front of the live Mass to consecrate them?  05:18 – How do you know that a valid ecumenical council is one that is recognized by the pope? Couldn’t it be one that was recogniz...more

  • #9551 Life After Death - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 23 2020

    What do Catholics believe about death, heaven, hell, and purgatory? Find out here, with Catholic Answers apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 05:04 – How can we reconcile the fact that God says he knew us before he knit us in our mother’s womb and the Catholic teaching that a soul comes into existence at conception?   14:03 – I have heard before that when Jesus died, he descended to the dead. Where did he go to retrieve the dead?  18:34 – Will we have free will ...more

  • #9550 Life After Death - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 22 2020

    What do Catholics believe about death, heaven, hell, and purgatory? Find out here, with Catholic Answers apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 13:23 – Why did Jesus tell Mary M not to touch him but told her to go tell the apostles that He is risen?   17:23 – Where is purgatory mentioned in the Bible?  31:11 – My parents both died in February. Is the promise that a person wearing their scapular goes to heaven?  38:27 – Do we exist in heaven before we are bo...more

  • #9543 Ask a Bishop and a Scientist - Stacy Trasancos

    Apr 17 2020

    Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Bishop Strickland take questions from listeners concerning evolution, bioethics, and more. Questions Covered: 01:07 – What is the significance of the earth’s story, from dinosaurs on? Is there evidence that people existed at the time of dinosaurs?  12:56 – Shouldn’t the body of Christ be trying to heal people from coronavirus?  22:49 – What was the relative risk of the early martyrs compared with the risk we are facing from this pandemic?  29:17 &...more