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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

  • #9203 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Aug 23 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:25 – Can a second marriage have just as much sacramental grace and validity as a first marriage?   06:58 – Is it acceptable to hold an interfaith service for a deceased person in a Catholic Church, where Muslim leader reads from the Quran?  20:03 – Judges 11:29 troubles me greatly. Can you explain it for me?  30:50 – Is it true that Protestants are just as much a part of the Body of Christ as Catholics are?  42:07 – Is it appropriate to name y...more

  • #9202 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 22 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:07 – Which of God’s natures died on the Cross?  09:18 – When Jesus descended to the dead, did he only raise the Jewish people, or people of other faiths, as well?  17:53 – Was it a practice before Vatican II that women had to go to confession after giving birth?   20:55 – How can I explain to people that I don’t worship Mary or pray to statues?  24:56 – Does creation ex inhala refer to the spiritual as well as the physical?   29:34 – Do ...more

  • #9201 Dealing with the Problem of Evil - Karlo Broussard

    Aug 22 2019

    Questions Covered: 22:00 – Is good and evil just a social construct? Is there really an objective truth or has truth evolved over time?  32:40 – How can a God who asks us to relate to him as Father create a world where many of His children will be damned?  43:40 – Is it possible to really separate good and evil? Isn’t suffering a part of taking up our cross?  53:34 – Can anyone who wishes to go to Confession, go? Must one be Catholic to receive this sacrament?  …

  • #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

  • #9199 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 21 2019

    Why do Catholics pray to Mary and the saints? 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: 05:21 – Is Matthew 1:23 a mistranslation of the original Hebrew text?   16:39 – Why do Catholics pray to Mary and the saints? I thought the only person who can answer prayers is God.  30:20 – Was it odd t...more

  • #9198 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 20 2019

    Who is the beloved disciple? How can I speak to my friends about Sola Scriptura? 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: 05:20 – Is a confession still valid if the priest rushes you or misspeaks the words of absolution?  19:27 – I was having a discussion with an Anglican friend. He asked if Mari...more

  • #9197 Why Aren’t You Religious? - Trent Horn

    Aug 20 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:48 – People tell me that they’re not religious because of the scandals in the Church and because they think they can do it on their own. How can I respond to this?   22:16 – I know a lot of people who are leaving the Church. One girl told me that she left because she gets freedom outside of the Church. How can I respond?  28:45 – How can I help a non-religious person who sees me living out my faith, but thinks it is not for them? Perhaps too challenging o...more

  • #9196 Why Aren’t You Religious? - Trent Horn

    Aug 19 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:18 – I am not religious because religion can’t definitively prove their deities exist and they all have this mystic quality to them that I can’t believe.  17:26 – I’ve stopped being religious because I had an abortion a long time ago and I was told that my child was in limbo. I can’t believe in a religion that says that.   30:36 – I believe that the concept of worship is an immoral position to hold. I think religion teaches people to look to a leader to s...more

  • #9195 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Aug 17 2019

    Why do Catholics believe what they do? Listen in and find out! Questions Covered:  17:04 – Is it true that Vatican II said that Muslims worship the same, Abrahamic God?   24:47 – Do Catholics believe that people merit grace?  35:33 – Why do Catholics believe in purgatory?   45:40 – Why do Catholics believe in the Assumption of Mary? Is there a history behind this?  52:55 – How can the pope be infallible?    …

  • #9194 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Aug 16 2019

    Catholics Answers’ chaplain, Norbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Chris Check to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more.  Questions Covered: 15:55 – Are there reliable statistics on Mass attendance and belief in the Eucharist from a Catholic source?  22:04 – In the catechism, it says that the entire human race is implicated in Adam’s sin. How can we be responsible for the sin of another man?  29:45 – Is it a...more

  • #9193 Accompanying Those with Same-Sex Attractions - David Prosen

    Aug 16 2019

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

  • #9192 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 15 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:05 – Can a Catholic funeral mass be said for a non-Catholic Christian?  In Matthew 27:45-49, why did the people think Elijah was going to rescue Jesus when Christ started to recite psalm 22? I know they believed Elijah would come again (Malachi 4:5), and Jesus said it referred to John the Baptist (Matthew 11:11-15). But why do they associate psalm 22 with the return of Elijah? 12:10 – Is it okay to take your Latin learning kids to an FSSP Catholic Church for th...more

  • #9191 The Call to Evangelize - Mark Hart

    Aug 15 2019

    Mark Hart shares his best tips for evangelization. Questions Covered: 13:49 – I want to street evangelize, but I am concerned about ministering to the homeless. Do you have any tips for overcoming the fear?  18:36 – How can I evangelize a Baptist about baptism? How can I explain that Baptism is a real sacrament and not just a symbol?   28:46 – How is the Catholic gospel seen by people? Do they think it’s a gospel of love?  37:33 – How can I evangelize to non-believing fr...more

  • #9190 The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood - Karlo Broussard

    Aug 14 2019

    Have you ever wondered why women cannot be Catholic priests? Is every person truly “priest, prophet, and king”? Listen in to hear Karlo Broussard explain the ins and outs of the Catholic priesthood. Questions Covered: 15:42 – Why is it that only priests and deacons give homilies? Why don’t lay people preach?  20:41 – Why is the Catholic priesthood the true priesthood and Mormon priesthood is not?   32:30 – Do you believe in the invisible priesthood (people who get ...more

  • #9189 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 14 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.   Want more from Jimmy Akin?  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  Questions Covered: 02:28 – My brother is a Knight Templar and he claims th...more

  • #9188 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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.  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  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  Questions Covered: 03:47 – What is the Catholic response to the environment...more

  • #9187 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 13 2019

    Jimmy Akin asks, “Why aren’t you a Catholic?” Questions Covered: 03:33 – I am not Catholic because of Catholic ecclesiology and some of the Marian dogmas.   18:35 – I am not Catholic because I feel like I’ll be a horrible Catholic if I come back.  28:38 – I’m orthodox and looking at becoming Catholic. Is there a difference between the orthodox and Catholic churches?  34:02 – If your consciousness does not survive death, how could there be life after dea...more

  • #9186 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Aug 12 2019

    Trent Horn asks, “Why aren’t you a Catholic?” Questions Covered: 06:14 – I am not Catholic because of the devotion to Mary.   13:17 – Does a Catholic have any kind of assurance of heaven if you follow all the regulations of the Church. That’s my main concern in being a Catholic.  17:17 – I was born and raised Catholic. I turned to Protestantism because I don’t understand worshiping anything other than God. I also don’t think I should have to confess to ...more

  • #9185 Kids’ Show - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 10 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:42 – My dad tells me that if someone strikes me, I should strike them back. Jesus says that if someone strikes me, I should turn the other cheek. What should I do?  13:06 – Do you have any resources for an introduction to apologetics?  22:43 – Why does God challenge some kids to do things they know they can’t do?  29:28 – When do you know that someone you are praying for is out of purgatory?  32:45 – How would I know if God is calling me to be...more

  • #9184 The Faith in Europe - Fr. Clemens Galban

    Aug 09 2019

    Fr. Clemens Galban and Fr. Hugh Barbour discuss the state of the Catholic Church in Europe. Questions Covered: 23:09 – How would the Church in Europe today to the Church in the United States?  35:20 – I went to Mass at a Catholic Church in Germany. When everyone came in, there was a bowl of unconsecrated hosts. As people came in, they were supposed to move a host into another bowl. Was this a way of counting everyone? Also, is it true that you must pay a tax to go to Church in Germa...more

  • #9183 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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:  09:08 – How are we to interpret Jesus saying, “This generation will not pass away until all these things have happened?” Someone told me that this makes Jesus a false prophet.  20:38 – Are the saints omniscient?  32:14 – Can you liken the Holy Trini...more

  • #9182 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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:  07:07 – Do Catholics believe in hopeful inclusion?  16:09 – What is In Persona Christi and how can I explain it to a non-Catholic?  18:51 – Does the idea of typology come from Hebrews 8:5?  30:50 – Why did Jesus descend into hell? Do people in...more

  • #9181 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 08 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:45 – How do I die to myself? What does that mean?  11:00 – What is the difference between transubstantiation and consubstantiation?  23:33 – How can prayer be efficacious, since God can allow things to happen for the greater good?   34:38 – If a priest breaks the seal of confession, can a bishop laicize that priest?  40:30 – Are there animals in heaven?   44:40 – Our priest starts the prayers during the Mass, but looks at the congregatio...more

  • #9180 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Aug 07 2019

    Questions Covered: 08:57 – If there is a priest who is bad, is their consecration of the Eucharist still valid?  15:56 – Why isn’t it a mortal or venial sin to smoke a cigarette? Is growing marijuana and smoking it permissible?  31:00 – Is there a problem with me practicing Crypto Christianity? Is there a doctrine that teaches against this?   …

  • #9179 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 07 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: 06:54 – How can some people believe that evil doesn’t exist?   18:52 – When Scripture says, “Be subject to the governing authorities..” what does that mean? What if the governing officials are corrupt?  32:10 – Would it be possible for someone to pro...more

  • #9178 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Aug 06 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: 08:06 – Is Mary the new Ark of the Covenant?  20:09 – Sometimes Catholics bury their loved ones with sacramentals such as rosaries. Does this do anything for the deceased?  35:20 – Does the Catholic Church publish a list of dogma and doctrine?   45:1...more

  • #9177 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Aug 06 2019

    Catholics Answers’ chaplain, Norbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more.  Questions Covered: 01:00 – Have you heard of Our Lady of the Mystical Rose in Argyle, TX?   03:57 – What does being Catholic, but not being married in the Catholic Church look like? What are the consequences/results of this?  13:40 – What is “poverty of spirit”?    16:26 – What is your view ...more

  • #9176 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Aug 05 2019

    Catholics Answers’ chaplain, Norbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more.  Questions Covered: 05:12 – Can a Catholic priest be a petitioner’s advocate in the annulment process?  06:39 – I don’t understand the hypostatic union. Was Jesus always fully God and fully man?  22:25 – I am a Eucharistic minister. When is the appropriate time for the Eucharistic ministers to appr...more

  • #9175 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 03 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: If the Ark of the Covenant were found today, would the Old Testament rule that you cannot touch it still apply?  5:35 – If people move to Mars, die, and are buried there, when the end times come...more

  • #9174 Explaining Tough Moral Issues to Kids - Leila Miller

    Aug 02 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:55 – How can I explain to young children why our neighbor is a man, but now dresses as a woman?  20:15 – How can I talk to my 14-year-old daughter about her peers that may have same-sex attraction? How can I teach her to love and accept what the Church teaches, but also teach her to be kind and accepting of those around her?  32:43 – How do you deal with physicals and doctors talking to your kids about sex before you want them to hear about it?  46:33 ...more

  • #9173 The Mass and the Priesthood - Fr. Rhone Lillard

    Aug 02 2019

    Questions Covered: 16:05 – Is there a good way to discern religious priesthood or diocesan priesthood?  20:26 – How did we get from kneeling at the altar to standing in line?   28:37 – If a person has a problem with alcohol, can grape juice be used as a replacement for wine in the Mass?  30:20 – If Catholics don’t have access to a priest and the sacraments, are they culpable for not attending Mass and receiving the sacraments?  33:05 – I am converting to the faith ...more

  • #9172 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 01 2019

    On open forum days, every caller with a question about the Catholic faith is welcome. Questions Covered: 04:03 – Were other disciples present at the Last Supper besides the twelve apostles?  14:55 – Is a Baptism only in the name of Jesus significantly different from a Catholic Baptism?   21:17 – Which tribes did the apostles come from?  24:20 – Could a Mormon and a Catholic be married?  28:37 – What is the difference between the Holy Spirit and the Holy Ghost? Is o...more

  • #9171 What Lies Beyond? - Karlo Broussard

    Aug 01 2019

    Karlo Broussard discusses the truth about what happens after death, tackling questions about heaven, hell, purgatory, the beatific vision, and more. Questions Covered: 15:52 – If Heaven and eternity are outside of time, then how can souls spend time in Purgatory?   22:07 – If Protestants are not taught to believe in purgatory, then are they given a pass on that? What happens to them when they die?   29:39 – What is the beatific vision and when will we achieve it?  35:34 –...more

  • #9170 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Jul 31 2019

    Trent Horn, Catholic author and apologist, helps callers to defend and explain their faith. Questions Covered: 13:14 – How do you defend the faith to someone who completely disregards the Bible and doesn’t believe that it’s true?  16:24 – Has an analogy about your comments on selling the Churches and giving the money to the poor. Says it would be like Harvard selling and the money being given to students rather than teaching them anything.   22:45 – What would your rebuttal to...more

  • #9169 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 31 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: 01:11 – Can Protestants receive the sacrament of Confession? I have asked 3 priests for my friend who is dying of ALS and they have all said, not Catholic, can’t do it.   07:54 – My wife of 24 years asked for a divorce. I sought an annulment. In the meanti...more

  • #9168 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 30 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: 02:33 – In the New Testament, Paul talks about admonishing the sinner. How can we do that without making people angry? What is the right time to do this?  13:29 – Can everyone truly be saved?  15:37 – Are there any ways of knowing if someone is demon...more

  • #9167 The Church in the News - Matthew E. Bunson

    Jul 30 2019

    Questions Covered: 16:25 – How is it that the financial oversight committee of the archdiocese missed this level of malfeasance, especially in such a small diocese?  29:17 – Can you discuss what happened in West Virginia under the metropolitan model?   50:29 – I heard that there was something changed in the lectionary and that the part of 1 Cor. about receiving the Eucharist in a state of grace was removed. Is that true?   …

  • #9166 The Indissolubility of Marriage - Matthew Levering

    Jul 29 2019

    Dr. Matthew Levering discusses the unending nature of marriage. Questions Covered: 14:28 – Why doesn’t God allow us to divorce each other?   19:30 – My parents divorced a long time ago and my dad is remarried. My mom is dating. What should I be praying for in a situation like this? They were married in the Church.   22:46 – Does the Bible provide for a dissolubility of marriage when it comes to adultery?   29:33 – Why is it that all sins can be forgiven in Confession, ex...more

  • #9165 Martha and Mary - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Jul 27 2019

    Our chaplain joins us for an exploration of the life of St. Martha and the lives of her siblings, Mary and Lazarus. He offers his understanding of Martha as the exemplar of the “active” life, and how her interaction with Jesus helps us understand what he truly wants from those who would be his co-workers. …

  • #9164 Screen Time: Catholics and Film - Steven D. Greydanus

    Jul 26 2019

    New York Film Critics Circle member Deacon Steven Greydanus joins us for a conversation about summer movies. Movies covered include The Lion King, The Jungle Book, and Chef from John Favreau. Also covered, Apollo 11 documentaries and dramas, The Farewell, and Yesterday. …

  • #9163 Open Forum - Fr. John Trigilio

    Jul 26 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: 03:30 – I am Baptist but feel drawn to Catholicism. Is me being divorced an impediment for me to come into the Catholic Church?  14:05 – In conversing with Mormons, it’s easy to disprove what they say. In the end, they often say that they “feel” that their...more

  • #9162 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 25 2019

    “Can I baptize my grandson?” 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: 05:07 – How does the Catholic Church view the fact that my wife and I are with child and we have not yet convalidated our marriage? We weren’t Catholic when we married.  13:37 – Can I baptize my grandson? My son do...more

  • #9161 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    Jul 25 2019

    Dr. George Delgado answers questions about the ethics of medical procedures and care. Questions Covered: 07:25 – Is it ethical to use morphine in end of life care, specifically if it alters the time of death?  15:00 – Does Church teaching require that we are buried whole? How ethical is it to donate our bodies or organs?   18:00 – Can people recognize intuitively that a pregnancy is a baby?   23:12 – What did you learn and take away from your time on the set of “Unplanne...more

  • #9160 The Martyrs - Steve Ray

    Jul 24 2019

    Steve Ray discusses the Catholic Church’s history of martyrs who refused to deny Christ. Questions Covered: 18:20 – How can you historically prove that the writings of the martyrs are theirs? Do most Protestants believe that these writings existed and were true?  21:55 – How can we defend the bad practices of popes in the early Church?      32:00 – My sister in law is a Born Again Christian and she always ask what the basis is for why the martyrs are saints, and she sing...more

  • #9159 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 24 2019

    What is the Catholic belief in the Holy Spirit? Is the Rapture going to happen? 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: 00:42 – What is the Catholic belief in the Holy Spirit? When you commit a mortal sin, does the Holy Spirit leave you?  12:55 – We have a relative who believes in the Rapture. C...more

  • #9158 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 23 2019

    What was the purpose of the Old Testament? Was God different in the Old Testament? 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: 15:43 – I am in dialogue with a devout Jew who said he has read the NT many times. He claims that every time the word “law” comes up in the NT, that they are referring to the Tora...more

  • #9157 The Papacy and the Early Church - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jul 23 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:32 – Is it true that some popes taught heresy? If some popes really were all that bad, wouldn’t we have heard more about them?  17:38 – What was the Great Schism?  23:40 – Can you elaborate on the process whereby we come to know that papal/apostolic succession is accurate?  35:14 – Isn’t the fact that Peter was wrong about circumcision in the Scriptures evidence that he was not infallible? Also, wasn’t he the Pope of Antioch, not Rome?  45:10 –...more

  • #9156 The Mass and Worship - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jul 22 2019

    Questions Covered: 17:00 – In the early days of the Church, was the Eucharist celebrated in homes? Was it celebrated by priests or just the head of the household?  30:13 – Is the Mass still valid post-Vatican II? Was too much reverence lost?  40:43 – During the consecration, the priest says, “new and everlasting covenant,” but that is not in Scripture. Why are these words used?  44:25 – How can I get my daughter back in the Catholic Church when she says she doesn’t feel ...more

  • #9155 The Current World Through a Catholic Lens - Trent Horn

    Jul 20 2019

    Karlo Broussard, Trent Horn, and Cy Kellett discuss current issues from a Catholic perspective. Questions Covered: 09:14 – Isn’t the fact that our Lady identified herself as the “immaculate conception” evidence that life starts at conception? Could this be evidence to boost the pro-life message?  14:27 – What should Catholics do when they see homeless people on the street? I am very conflicted about it and have heard conflicting advice.   31:43 – Gaudium et spes and Veritatis ...more

  • #9154 The Current World Through a Catholic Lens - Trent Horn

    Jul 19 2019

    Karlo Broussard, Trent Horn, and Cy Kellett discuss current issues from a Catholic perspective. Questions Covered: 28:48 – Have you heard the Frances Kissling conversation on NPR last week about abortion and Roe v. Wade? What do you think about how the media has covered this issue?  44:30 – I recently got some books by Trent Horn and I am wondering if there is a particular order I should read them in.  …

  • #9153 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 19 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: 04:20 – My friend told me that the Catholic Church became rich because celibate and single men who became priests were rich and gave all their belongings to the Church, but if they had families, their wealth would go to their kids and not the Church. She said th...more

  • #9152 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 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: 05:37 – Where do we get the tradition of the Stations of the Cross? How do we know he fell 3 times?  12:29 – I am a lapsed Protestant exploring the Catholic faith. I am struggling with Catholic teaching on contraception. Can you help me understand this bet...more

  • #9151 Truth and Tolerance - Karlo Broussard

    Jul 18 2019

    Karlo explains truth and tolerance. “Love is not generating pleasing feelings, but willing the good for another.” Questions Covered: 20:48 – If we celebrate everything that is intolerable, what will happen to the truth of God? Where does all this tolerance stop? If we allow things to happen that are mortal sins, are we partaking in that sin?  28:55 – What can I tell my small son about the man who dresses as a woman, in dresses and makeup, who comes to Mass? He often sits...more

  • #9150 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Jul 17 2019

    Fr. Tad discusses the problems of cloning, IVF, and more. Questions Covered: 17:35 – When does life begin for an identical twin?   21:37 – What is the best way to explain the Catholic view on cloning?  29:18 – What would be the ethical position on developing a machine that would imitate a womb and keep a baby alive?   35:55 – Is it true that when a woman is carrying a boy, there is a hormonal process that causes males to be able to use one side of their brain better than...more

  • #9149 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Jul 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: 02:56 – My wife and I have been invited to a memorial service for her brother-in-law. It is in a Presbyterian Church and will officiated by a woman. Should we attend the memorial?  07:29 – What is the requirement for tithing in the Catholic Church? I am be...more

  • #9148 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 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: 04:45 – I hear that there are some sins that can’t be forgiven by parish priests and that they have to be forgiven through the Vatican. Is this true?  08:18 – I was doing a 12-step recovery program. There was a step that included prayer and seemed to not b...more

  • #9147 Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? - Trent Horn

    Jul 16 2019

    Catholic Answers’ apologist and author, Trent Horn, discusses with callers their reasons for rejecting Catholic morality. Questions Covered: 03:44 – I have a problem with the fact that the Catholic Church teaches that we either go to heaven or hell. 13:30 – I got myself sterilized for the sake of my wife and I disagree with what the Church says about that. 23:06 – Why would God create someone who he knows would go to hell? 34:10 – I disagree with the Church’s teach...more

  • #9146 Why Do You Reject Catholic Morality? - Trent Horn

    Jul 15 2019

    Catholic Answers’ apologist and author, Trent Horn, discusses with callers their reasons for rejecting Catholic morality. Questions Covered: 06:59 – It seems like Catholics push for open borders and I disagree with that. 17:34 – I was raised Catholic and am no longer Catholic. I don’t think the 10 Commandments still apply to you if you accept Jesus. Those were for the people before Jesus. 29:15 – I don’t think God answers prayers in a loving way. 36:45 – The Church...more

  • #9145 Kids’ Show - null

    Jul 13 2019

    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: 04:18 – Why is God three separate persons? 07:04 – Where was the garden of Eden? 09:49 – Why does God let bad things happen? 16:55 – Did I get my guardian angel when I was in my mommy’s belly or when I was born? 18:53 – Are all the stories that Jesus t...more

  • #9144 Race and Reparations - Gloria Purvis

    Jul 12 2019

    Pro-life leader and EWTN Morning Glory co-host Gloria Purvis joins us for a conversation around the current push for a reparations commission. As hard as it may be to talk with maturity and composure about race, Catholics are called to contribute in a charitable way to the conversation. There is, of course, no official Catholic position on reparations,  but the topic provides us with an opportunity for a Friday discussion about race in the light of the Gospel. Questions Covered: 22:58 – I...more

  • #9143 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jul 12 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:25 – The Church needs my baptismal records in order to bless my marriage, but I don’t have it. What can I do?  13:40 – Is there a contradiction between Acts 15 and Corinthians 8?  21:12 – Why don’t Catholics accept the Septuagint?  31:46 – How can we square John 3:16 with other contradictory verses?  41:45 – How do I respond to someone using the refutation of the Donatist heresy to say that an ordained priest is not needed to consecrate the Eu...more

  • #9137 Pop Music and Christianity - Dawn Eden Goldstein

    Jul 09 2019

    Dawn Eden Goldstein, author of “Sunday Will Never Be the Same: A Rock and Roll Journalist Opens Her Ears to God,” discusses the intersection of pop music and Christianity. Questions Covered: 19:40 – Was Dawn influenced at all by Bob Dylan’s conversion in the 70s? 49:00 – Tom Nash calls in with a comment on “Wouldn’t it Be Nice” by the Beach Boys Resources Mentioned: Sunday Will Never Be the Same DawnEden.blogspot.com  …

  • #9133 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 05 2019

    During open forum, listeners can call with any question about the Catholic faith. In today’s episode, Jimmy Akin addresses time in purgatory, God’s intentions for us, and much more. Questions Covered: 01:20 – Would the canonized saints be in agreement about doctrine or dogma? Would the Doctors of the Church? 04:10 – How does mental illness affect salvation in the case of suicide? 12:36 – The Catechism sections 2241 and 2242 mentions duties of immigrants entering th...more

  • #9130 Following Your Conscience - Tim Staples

    Jul 03 2019

    Questions Covered: 24:20 – Can conscience ever die completely? 34:04 – How do you discern it’s your conscience speaking and not your other emotions or thoughts? And how do you prioritize your conscience? 42:10 – Something from my past is bothering my conscience. Many priests are telling me to confess it, but sometimes I feel like my conscience is pulling me in a different direction. Is it ok to not listen to their advice? 49:00 – How can I better follow my conscience? &...more

  • #9129 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 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. 00:53 – What is the Catholic view of sexuality? And how does that apply to how same-sex attracted people should live it out? 14:31 – My cousin is marrying someone outside of the Church. Should I go to the wedding/reception? 18:10 – When is it ok to wear the scapular med...more

  • #9128 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 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. 04:03 – Why do Catholics pray to Mary? 21:43 – Who exactly did Jacob wrestle with in the passage that mentions him wrestling an angel? I’ve heard some claims that he wrestled God, or Jesus. 28:30 – What is the meaning of 1 Corinthians 14:33-35? 40:25 – How does th...more

  • #9127 The Chaplain Is In - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Jul 02 2019

    Catholics Answers’ chaplain, Norbertine Fr. Hugh Barbour, joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He discusses the Latin mass, swearing oaths, calling men “father,” Communion, and more. Questions Covered: 03:38 – What are the pros and cons of going to the Latin mass instead of the vernacular? 17:40 – How can I, as a corrections officer, go about my Christian duties when I know the evils that some of the inmates have committed? 22:11 – Matthew 5:33-37 te...more