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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

  • #9775 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 26 2020

    ROUND ONE  1) What is public revelation? A) The revelation of God in nature. B) The revelation of God which ceased with the death of the last Apostle. C) The revelation of God before the specific revelation of Jesus. 2) Catholics believe Angels are: A) Spirits but not persons. B) Symbols of God’s power. C) Persons of a purely spiritual nature. 3) A human person is A) An individual substance of a rational nature. B) A rational soul that is trapped within a body. C) A ration...more

  • #9774 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 25 2020

    Questions Covered: 16:05 – My daughter is troubled by Catholic teaching on sexual morality. She claims to be pansexual. How can I speak with her about this?  24:50 – I struggle to understand how Mary could be the Mother of God. Can you explain it to me?  28:31 – I struggle to understand how Mary could be the Mother of God. Can you explain it to me? – Send Behold Your Mother  34:00 – Can you clarify what it means to be made “in the image and likeness of God”? D...more

  • #9773 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 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: 02:12 – What is a good place to learn Latin? I became Catholic in June and have been attending the Latin Mass, but I don’t know any Latin.  08:05 – Why aren’t Catholics allowed to join a Masonic Lodge?  15:46 – My mother is a fundamentalist Chri...more

  • #9772 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 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: 05:45 – Where did the feeding of the 5,000 take place? The gospel accounts seem to contradict each other on this point.  13:23 – What was the manna that God provided to the Israelites in the desert?  17:31 – I used to work in a urology office as...more

  • #9771 Refuting Arguments in Favor of Relativism - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 24 2020

    Relativism is confusing and wrong. How can we refute it? Questions Covered:  13:41 – My mother-in-law is agnostic. When I try to talk to her about the Catholic Church, she says things like, “All religions promote peace,” as if there are no differences among the different faiths. Is this relativism? How can I respond?  20:37 – When the president uses relativism, how should faithful Catholics respond? Is it enough to support a president because they are pro-life, even though they ...more

  • #9770 Let Go of Anger and Stress - Gary Zimak

    Sep 23 2020

    In a world of chaos and negative news, how can we keep our peace and let go of anger and stress? Questions Covered: 18:49 – My husband is angry and stressed over the election, his mother, and being retired early. How can I help and deal with my angry husband?  24:40 – What is the importance of silence with God in the process of inviting the Holy Spirit to come into us?  36:41 – Thank you for your book! It has helped me so much.  38:48 – How do I deal with the chaot...more

  • #9769 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 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: 01:24 – Why is it good to pray to the saints and is there biblical evidence for it? Which saint is a good intercessor for moral purity?  16:45 – A priest recently told me that there was no Ark or flood and that it was all a story. Is that true?  23:14...more

  • #9768 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 22 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: 04:10 – Someone told me that Democrats lower abortion rates because they make birth control more available. Is this a good reason to vote for them?  17:36 – What does “selah” mean?  20:10 – I am dialoguing with a Black Hebrew Israelite. What is ...more

  • #9767 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 22 2020

    Bible questions, Catholic Answers. Questions Covered: 03:24 – What does the Bible say about the difference between mortal and venial sin?  13:11 – There seems to be a contradiction between Matthew 28:2 and Luke 24:2. How do we reconcile these?  18:48 – There is a verse in Numbers 5 that pro-choice people use to say abortion is Bible approved. How can I refute this?  28:43 – In different places in the gospels, Peter is referred to as Simon, son of Jonah, and Simon, ...more

  • #9766 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 21 2020

    Bible questions, Catholic Answers. Questions Covered: 05:25 – Are Catholics required to accept the Exodus as an historical event?  13:58 – Who is the angel of death in the story of the Exodus?  15:59 – How is the creation story compatible with what we know of the beginnings of the world?  19:51 – Does Genesis tell us when Adam and Eve died or if they went to hell?  28:57 – What does Sirach 7:14 mean? Does this mean we shouldn’t pray the rosary?  35:15 ̵...more

  • #9765 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 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: 00:57 – What is our individual responsibility regarding evangelization?  05:08 – I am in dialogue with a dear Calvinist friend of mine. He says he can see my points when it comes to Scripture interpretation, but that his theology doesn’t allow him to a...more

  • #9764 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 18 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: 07:55 – How do I join the Catholic Church?   17:30 – Why isn’t the book of Enoch (and some other books) included in the canon of Scripture?  21:15 – Do we know anything about St. Paul before his conversion?  24:17 – My daughter-in-law is i...more

  • #9763 Open Forum - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Sep 18 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: 01:33 – Why do Roman Catholics hold Thomas Aquinas in esteem when he advocated for heretics to be executed?  05:49 – I was opening an account at the bank and the lady helping me had a gold pentagram ring and told me that she is a witch. Before I knew t...more

  • #9762 Open Forum - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Sep 17 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: 04:45 – Is it imperative that as Catholics we try to persuade our Christian friends to become Catholic?  11:59 – In the New Testament, Jesus and the apostles are constantly casting out demons and performing exorcisms, but you hardly hear about that hap...more

  • #9761 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:08 – When was the sacrament of baptism initiated?  08:04 – Why do we have canon law?  20:11 – Since Mary was always a virgin, was her marriage valid?  28:52 – How do I respond to Protestants who say that Catholics instill a sense of guilt in everything? They believe that their salvation is certain.  34:32 – Why do we call St. Michael a saint if he is an angel?  39:04 – Why do Catholics believe that we should baptize infants?  47:...more

  • #9760 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 16 2020

    Questions Covered: 20:58 – I am an agnostic. Why do you believe in God?  33:18 – Why do you believe that we must give to the poor?  45:10 – How can we distinguish between the mind, body, and soul? How can I explain to my teens that they are not simply mind and body, but souls, as well?  …

  • #9759 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 16 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 – What is required for a priest to leave the priesthood to get married?  05:30 – How do we react to the YouTube evangelists who are spouting hellfire and brimstone, and very anti-Catholic?  15:27 – How can I find hope in my life?  23:28 &...more

  • #9758 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Sep 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: 09:24 – What will happen during the three days of darkness? What would happen to animals during that time?  17:23 – How does the Catholic Church interpret the book of Revelation? I am a Protestant.  29:07 – What are the attributes of God? Where ...more

  • #9757 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Sep 15 2020

    Non-Catholics call with their questions. Questions Covered: 01:18 – When we get to heaven, will we be able to see the whole history of the Church?  06:29 – Can you explain absolute divine simplicity?  18:06 – Why isn’t speaking in tongues allowed in the Catholic Church?  29:00 – I was baptized yesterday in the Catholic Church but don’t know if it’s valid. He said, “I baptize you quickly in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Is it valid?  32:3...more

  • #9756 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Sep 14 2020

    Non-Catholics call with their questions. Questions Covered: 07:07 – Last week, I heard on your show that Jesus did not take on the Father’s wrath when he died on the cross. Is this what Catholics believe?  21:28 – What is the evidence for the Assumption of Mary in ancient literature?  44:00 – How can we expect society to respect the Catholic Church as a source of morality with all their teachings against homosexuals?  51:02 – I am looking to join the Catholic Churc...more

  • #9755 A Catholic Response to a Culture in Crisis - Todd Aglialoro

    Sep 12 2020

    With so much chaos and confusion in the world, some of which has permeated the Catholic Church, how can Catholics best identify and respond to crises today? …

  • #9754 A Catholic Response to a Culture in Crisis - Christopher Check

    Sep 11 2020

    With so much chaos and confusion in the world, some of which has permeated the Catholic Church, how can Catholics best identify and respond to crises today?   …

  • #9753 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Sep 11 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: 02:02 – Is it ethical to take a vaccine made with aborted fetal cells?  07:00 – How can you know that you’re in a state of grace?  10:55 – What is the Catholic view of penal substitution?  17:35 – Can you clarify just war theory? When is ...more

  • #9752 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 10 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 05:47 – Theodoret said that Rome had primacy over the other churches because it didn’t teach any heresy. Is this true?  08:32 – Do Catholics only receive the bread, not the wine?  14:30 – In 1 Clement 32:4 it says that, “All are glorified…throug...more

  • #9751 What History Tells Us About Jesus - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Sep 10 2020

    Who was Jesus? Can we really know that he lived? What was the early Church really like? Questions Covered: 16:51 – What is the Didache and what role does it play in the Church?  20:24 – How do we know how the apostles were martyred?  31:06 – Did the Romans record Jesus’ death on an official record?  35:40 – How would Jesus have looked? It seems like icons and images portray him in a certain way.  41:20 – Recently, there was an idea circulated that Jesus bein...more

  • #9750 The Bible Blueprint for Sacred Tradition - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 09 2020

    Why don’t Catholics believe in Sola Scriptura? Questions Covered: 23:03 – Does John 16:12-13 point to Sacred Tradition?  33:00 – Doesn’t Scripture say that man is accursed if he departs from Scripture?  48:50 – Can you explain how Catholics understand magisterial authority?  Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Karlo Broussard?   Prepare the Way: Overcoming Obstacles to God, the Gospel and the Church   Meeting the Protestant Chal...more

  • #9749 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 09 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: 01:15 – I heard your debate with James White on sola scriptura. Can you clarify your defense of the Church hierarchy?  06:39 – Does the Catholic Church believe that the devil is a tool to provide temptations so that people truly have free will?  16:48...more

  • #9748 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 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: 11:53 – My daughter is living with her fiancé. How can I maintain a relationship with her but also speak the truth to her?  19:29 – Is it permissible for a priest to tell his congregation that they must support the Black Lives Matter organization?  29...more

  • #9747 Catholic Answers Staff Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 08 2020

    Catholic Answers’ staff joins Cy and Tim for two hours of open forum. Questions Covered: 06:18 – From Dave Matheson (Director of Development) – What is the difference between papal supremacy and papal primacy, and why is “supremacy” is favored over “primacy” in the Catholic Church?  17:20 – From Jimmy Akin (Senior Apologist) – How do you memorize Scripture? How do you select the passages that you’ve memorized?  31:13 – Donna Barrack (Director of Marketing) ...more

  • #9746 Catholic Answers Staff Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 07 2020

    Catholic Answers’ staff joins Cy and Tim for two hours of open forum. Questions Covered: 02:30 – From Thomas (Social Media Guy) – What should I say to someone who wonders why Marian dogmas matter?  19:43 – From Jon Sorensen (Chief Operating Officer) – I have heard some Catholics in the public sphere argue that abortion is not the “pre-eminent issue” of our time, and that other life issues carry equal or greater weight. What does the Church say about this?  32:...more

  • #9745 The End Times - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 05 2020

    Lots of people are predicting the end of the world. Is it really coming? Questions Covered: 17:15 – What do you believe about the apparitions of the Blessed Mother in Medjugorje and Akita?  23:31 – Is it true that there will be peace and then the end will come?  28:53 – Does Satan try to make the end times happen or does he try to prevent it so that he can continue working in the world?  33:00 – In the book of Revelation, there is a lot about the return of Chri...more

  • #9744 Scandal in the Kingdom of God - Fr. Mitch Pacwa

    Sep 04 2020

    How best can Catholics respond to scandal and rebuild the Church? Questions Covered: 38:00 – When you’ve had a bad experience in the Church, how can you go forward in being a part of it and building it up again?  44:35 – How can we have a healing of the Church, while still promoting Vatican II?  48:20 – It seems like bishops have no additional screening at the time of their appointment. Some of these bishops were screened in a time when the assessment of priests was not g...more

  • #9743 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Sep 04 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: 06:23 – When you are talking to non-Christians who find the Scriptures to be fictitious, how can we speak about our faith?  19:05 – If Jesus established Peter as the cornerstone, why did there need to be more popes after him?  24:04 – If someone...more

  • #9742 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 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: 03:37 – Is the particular judgement after we are sent to heaven or hell or before?  07:27 – Are the sacraments like an extension of the Incarnation throughout time?  12:00 – If someone were to be sacramentally married, die, and be brought back t...more

  • #9741 Science Leads To Jesus - Stacy Trasancos

    Sep 03 2020

    Questions Covered: 13:28 – How do science and technology conflict with faith and how can we manage the relationship between technology and faith?  16:40 – I think the Bible and science are in direct conflict. How do you reconcile the two?  25:08 – I spend time with a lot of atheist and agnostic friends who believe in science. What is the strongest scientific evidence for God?  33:40 – There are some neuroscientists that claim that our brains believe in God because o...more

  • #9740 Ask a Priest - Msgr. John Cihak

    Sep 02 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:40 – I am wondering if my Baptism was valid. I was baptized in the Baptist church and I think there was a separation of form and matter. Can you help me?  11:22 – Should girls be permitted to be altar servers?  16:54 – How do I teach kids how to pray? 34- 21:11 – What are the guidelines for incensing at Mass? When the priest has the water and wine put into the chalice, they always wipe the inside a little bit after. Why?  25:14 – What do...more

  • #9739 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 02 2020

    Questions Covered 01:10 – Why does the doxology say “present and future?”  04:53 – How do we know that the first cause is the Christian God and not some polytheistic god?  15:13 – Is it sinful for a baptized Catholic to be baptized into a different denomination? And is it sinful for my family to attend that baptism?  20:05 – How do I respond to people who say Catholics divide their loyalty between the Vatican and America?  28:52 – Why do we say Mary and Josep...more

  • #9738 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 01 2020

    Questions Covered 06:35 – Why couldn’t the beginning of the world from nothing have happened once without a creator? 16:20 – How do we read “It is not what goes into a man that defiles him” when we know about real toxins that do harm the body? 24:46 – How can we make sure our baptism is valid? 35:50 – When the Catechism says Muslims worship the same God as Catholics, how is that consistent with Jesus saying whoever doesn’t honor the son doesn’t honor the father? 44...more

  • #9737 God’s Providence - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Sep 01 2020

    What is God’s providence? Questions Covered: 14:38 – Can you explain the divine nature?  20:56 – If a man believes that he is called to the priesthood, but ignores it because he wants to have a family, has he committed a mortal sin?  33:21 – How does divine providence affect those who haven’t had a chance to develop, for example, little children who die young?  36:54 – If God always gets the greater good, how do people end up going to hell?    …

  • #9735 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Aug 29 2020

    Once a month, Catholic Answers Live listeners play Catholic trivia, battling to win books and courses from Catholic Answers’ School of Apologetics. Apologist Karlo Broussard guides the game today. …

  • #9734 Life After Death: Heaven, Hell and Purgatory - Karlo Broussard

    Aug 28 2020

    What happens after you die? Find out here, with Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 08:01 – What is the nature of the rewards in heaven and can they be lost?  18:07 – How do Catholics view people’s stories about dying, going to heaven, and coming back?  24:26 – Why don’t many Catholic Churches include those in purgatory in Mass intentions or the liturgy?  32:24 – If an adult who is not baptized lives their life not following Christ, will they go to hell?  41:20 &#...more

  • #9733 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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: 02:26 – What media is alright for Catholics to watch and play?  11:06 – Will formal heresy depose a pope of his office?  15:48 – Since God exists in eternity where there are no time constraints, are our prayers efficacious for our ancestors who ...more

  • #9732 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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: 03:35 – Is there any significance that the Catholic high school I went to was owned and used by Freemasons? There are Mason statues and symbolism all over the grounds.  07:01 – In Kings 13:1, why did the young prophet receive punishment from God for ea...more

  • #9731 Handling Addiction During Pandemic - Scott Weeman

    Aug 27 2020

    Addiction can destroy lives and families and is ever-present during this time of pandemic. Scott Weeman, author of Catholic In Recovery, counsels callers in helping their loved ones who experience addiction. Questions Covered: 12:45 – I have a son who is battling alcoholism and is not working. He has been to rehab 2 times. He lives with me. Am I enabling him or hurting him by housing him?  18:53 – How do you help someone who has an addiction, doesn’t want help, but knows they’re...more

  • #9730 Understanding Mercy - Fr. Daniel Maloney

    Aug 26 2020

    How can God be merciful and just? Are these two realities in contradiction? Questions Covered: 21:21 – How does the priest decide how much penance to give to grant mercy to a penitent?  48:50 – How does God show mercy to Lucifer and the demons?  …

  • #9729 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Aug 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: 20:09 – What is the difference between the Holy Spirit proceeding from the Father and the Son and the begetting of the Son from the Father?    34:00 – When did it start that Communion was received on the tongue only?  42:15 – What is the meaning...more

  • #9728 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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: 04:02 – How can we reconcile documents that give opposing information about salvation outside of the Catholic Church?  16:12 – What is the Trinity?  20:30 – In the Mass, the priest says, “Lord, remember your servant…” Who is the servant, the peo...more

  • #9727 Feminism and the Family - Carrie Gress

    Aug 25 2020

    Does feminism hurt women? Questions Covered: 21:38 – How can we find common ground with others who are pro-abortion so that we can then direct them toward the good? So often they are enemies and productive conversations do not happen.  35:25 – How do you dialogue with a feminist without the conversation becoming a verbal attack from them?  43:30 – How can we bring the beautiful feminism of the Virgin Mary to the young women today?  …

  • #9726 Parenting with Confidence - Dr. Ray Guarendi

    Aug 24 2020

    How can parents protect their children in a world and culture gone mad? Questions Covered: 16:16 – Why are the Muslims having such good luck raising large, traditional families? What are they doing right?  18:48 – Where do we draw the line between protecting our kids from outside influences and sheltering them too much?  29:00 – What if your husband is still rebelling and says that his parents forced him to go to Church, so he won’t go? How can you teach your kids when yo...more

  • #9725 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 22 2020

    Do you want to better understand God’s word? Questions Covered:  03:22 – How do we know that the Old Testament ceremonial laws are from God and not just made up?  15:35 – 3 people are mentioned in the Apostle’s Creed – Jesus, Mary, and Pontius Pilate. Why is Pontius Pilate included?  21:04 – Why did Jesus go to hell if he was not a bad man? Also, why does Jesus say in the New Testament, “Why have you forsaken me?”  28:40 – In Leviticus, when God is tell...more

  • #9724 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 21 2020

    Do you want to better understand God’s word? Questions Covered:  05:05 – Recently, some Protestants told me that they think because Jesus was from a northern tribe that he was white. Does the Bible prove this?  12:25 – How do we know that people in the Old Testament weren’t lying about being prophets and speaking for God?  16:49 – Is there historical proof for the Exodus? I have read online that it was just a myth.  28:38 – When Lucifer rebelled against God, ...more

  • #9723 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 21 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 – I am Jewish. Where do Catholics find the criteria for the Messiah?  14:25 – What is Catholic teaching on IVF?  17:54 – How do we know the books of the Bible are divinely inspired?  18:58 – If God has free will and always does the ...more

  • #9722 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Aug 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: 05:09 – Does the Church have a teaching on nominalism or Platonism?  17:17 – How is the Eucharist and the celebration of Mass tied to apostolic succession?  32:10 – How is the Catholic understanding of transubstantiation so much different from t...more

  • #9721 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Aug 20 2020

    Not a Catholic? Have questions about the Catholic faith? This is your day! Questions Covered: 01:16 – Was the apocrypha officially canonized at the Council of Trent?  07:56 – Why is that the Catholic Church does not promote Bible studies?  18:11 – Where in the Bible does it say to worship Mary or pray to the so-called “saints”?  36:50 – What do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is?  46:11 – I am an atheist because every religion claims to be the true and ...more

  • #9720 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Aug 19 2020

    Not a Catholic? Have questions about the Catholic faith? This is your day! Questions Covered: 16:67 – I am a part of the Assemblies of God. Is it true that the Catholic Church is the whore of Babylon?  23:02 – When is it prudent to voice your opinion to a priest?  34:35 – Can you explain the Catholic teaching on the Holy Spirit?  43:53 – Does the devil know that the Lord is omnipotent and omniscient, since he is leading a rebellion against God?  …

  • #9719 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 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: 05:45 – When can we break an oath to God?  14:53 – How can free will be completely intact if God predestines people for heaven?  20:14 – Are abortion and euthanasia the most fundamental Catholic social teachings and do they come before other soc...more

  • #9718 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 18 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: 06:36 – When is scandal a mortal sin and when is it a venial sin?  16:37 – How can I deal with feelings with anxiety about end times? If we are in end times, how do we manage feelings of fear? How should we behave?  29:20 – How does the devil te...more

  • #9717 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Aug 18 2020

    Are you struggling to defend an aspect of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 11:02 – How can I defend the Immaculate Conception and Virginity of Mary?  23:07 – I have a lot of Filipino friends who say they left the Church because Spain colonized the Philippines. How can I respond to this?  36:20 – My 14-year-old daughter has become a Socialist/Marxist in the way that she thinks. How can I speak truth to her about all the current social uphe...more

  • #9716 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Aug 17 2020

    Are you struggling to defend an aspect of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 15:45 – How can I best respond to friends about transgenderism? I find this difficult to talk about.  34:18 – Can you explain how to explain the miracles of Mary to a non-Catholic?    38:08 – How can I have a conversation with Protestant friends who say that images of Christ violate God saying that there should not be graven images?  47:37 – How can I explai...more

  • #9715 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 15 2020

    Questions Covered: 07:27 – I was reading The Father’s Know Best and you mentioned that sometimes the fathers have a diversity of opinion. When does an opinion become heretical or schismatic? 12:13 – Why do some Protestants only take communion once a month but Catholics have it every day? 14:45 – Even though a lot of places have resumed having Mass, should I consider not going to Mass so I don’t bring greater risk to the more vulnerable? 18:50 – Some Protestants told...more

  • #9714 God Exists - Pat Flynn

    Aug 14 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:53 – I think molecular biology is evidence for God’s existence. 23:35 – I think anyone who stops to think about it will eventually believe in God. 32:05 – How do we know that we were created by God and not by aliens? 41:09 – How do you answer the multiverse theory? 46:05 – I believe in God but I how do I prove God to an unbeliever? 48:50 – How do we answer an atheist who says we came from apes? …

  • #9713 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Aug 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: 07:57 – My daughter is really invested in learning about metaphysics and I am worried that God doesn’t fit into that. Can you explain to me what metaphysics is and how I can talk to her about it?  17:54 – What is Catholic teaching on vaccines that use ...more

  • #9712 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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: 04:33 – Can you explain young earth creationism? Does the Church believe this?  15:03 – How am I able to have a decent conversation with a Muslim about the Bible when the translations are different?  20:33 – In the Catholic Church, how is it pos...more

  • #9711 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    Aug 13 2020

    What does the Catholic Church teach about life? When is it sacred? When does life begin? Dr. George Delgado is here to explain. Questions Covered: 08:30 – I hear people defend abortion in cases of rape and incest. What is the best way to respond to this? I have a friend who went through this and I want to speak to her in the best way possible.  16:45 – Can you explain Catholic teaching on suicide? I am a suicide survivor.  20:20 – Is it true that babies that live because ...more

  • #9710 What the Bible Assumes You Already Know - Gary Michuta

    Aug 12 2020

    You can get a free eBook version of the book that we are talking about today – Behind the Bible: What the Bible Assumes You Already Know – by signing up to his mail list at www.HandsOnApologetics.com Questions Covered: 14:00 – What assumptions must be made in order to progress in the faith and Scripture? I feel like I don’t even know where to start. 20:07 – In Ezekiel, it talks about taking the Ark of the Covenant and hiding it. Did the early Church know about that? ...more

  • #9709 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 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: 01:29 – I read a reflection about St. John Vianney, which said that he condemned dancing. Is dancing a sin?  08:11 – How do we evangelize people who do not have an open mind?  16:49 – Why is sodomy a sin that “cries out to heaven” and not fornic...more

  • #9708 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 11 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 – How can I best argue for the Real Presence when speaking to non-denominational Christians?  16:00 – How important is numerology, for example, 333? What is the Catholic stance on numerology?  23:02 – Can you explain Marian consecration? W...more

  • #9707 What the Early Church Believed About Jesus - Tim Staples

    Aug 11 2020

    What did the early Church believe about Jesus Christ’s divinity? Questions Covered: 22:55 – Will the good news be enhanced as time goes on?  31:23 – My friend is somewhere between Gnosticism and Arianism. How can I explain to him Christ’s divinity?  37:10 – Was Iraneus the second generation disciple after the apostle John?  46:50 – Can you expand on why we believe in Jesus, apart from the Bible?  50:33 – Jesus was so unexpected in the way that he came ...more

  • #9706 The Experiment of Faith - Matthew Ramage

    Aug 10 2020

    Pope Benedict XVI memorably remarked that the Christian faith is a lot like a Gothic cathedral with its stained-glass windows. From the outside, the Church can appear dark, dreary, and worn with age―the crumbling relic of an institution that no longer speaks to men and women living in our modern world. Indeed, for many people today, Christian morality with all of its commandments appears to be a source not of life and joy but instead of suffering and oppression. Even within the Church, many wond...more

  • #9705 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 08 2020

    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: 03:50 – Is it possible that at the Transfiguration, when Jesus met Moses and Elijah, it was the same meeting as Exodus 34 and 1 Kings 19? Since Moses looked while Elijah didn’t, was tha...more

  • #9704 The Gospel of St. John - Steve Ray

    Aug 07 2020

    Questions Covered: 16:44 – What is your opinion on the dating of gospel of John?  20:40 – In John 6, how do we know that it is evidence for the Real Presence in the Eucharist?  30:56 – Does the gospel of John encourage Christians to show others our faith and works or to hide them?  35:40 – Some Protestants use John 6:63 to disprove the Eucharist. How can I respond?  43:43 – Is there a continuity between the Passover in the gospel of John and Jewish tradition?...more

  • #9703 Open forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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: 06:58 – Is it predicted in Revelation that there will be a one world order?  16:51 – In the Scriptures, it says God’s law is written on our hearts, but it seems a contradiction since there have been civilizations that seem to have other laws written on...more

  • #9702 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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.  Questions Covered: 09:07 – How does the Church defend the perpetual virginity of Mary?  21:33 – Where did God the Father come from?  33:12 – Is it acceptable to fast on a feast day?  42:40 – Why are Jesus and the saints so often portrayed in religious art w...more

  • #9701 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 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.  Questions Covered: 08:14 – Has Jesus always been human?  16:04 – Is Mary the new Tabernacle? Did God take special care in creating and selecting her?  33:00 – Is prayer without intention good or bad?  41:20 – In the paintings of the Last Supper, Jesus and t...more

  • #9700 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 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.  Questions Covered: 07:07 – When John took Mary as his mother, how did it prove that Mary is our mother?  20:42 – At what point during the annulment process does one go from being married to unmarried in the eyes of the Church?  32:04 – Some say that the gospel of ...more

  • #9699 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 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.  Questions Covered: 06:42 – What does it mean to have a devotion? Most specifically, what does a devotion to the most Precious Blood of Jesus mean?  18:21 – How do I speak to Mormons about ‘the great apostasy’? What is the Catholic response?  32:40 – If God created...more

  • #9698 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 04 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: 06:52 – How does Jesus keep all our hearts beating? He only has two hands and two feet. 13:28 – What is the secret of your joy? 19:26 – Since Communion is allowed on the hand, does the Church just ignore the fact that particles are probably fall...more

  • #9697 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 04 2020

    How do Catholics interpret Sacred Scripture? Find out here, with Jimmy Akin. Questions Covered:  01:48 – Which chapter of the book of Revelation do you think we are currently experiencing?  07:02 – What is a good resource for studying the Bible?  15:02 – Does the Old Testament predict that the Messiah will be divine?  20:46 – Who are the people that put the Bible together?  29:15 – Is there an audio commentary on the book of Job?  35:10 – How do you u...more

  • #9696 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 03 2020

    How do Catholics interpret Sacred Scripture? Find out here, with Jimmy Akin. Questions Covered:  05:49 – How do Catholics interpret Titus 3?  13:31 – Jesus says, “If you love me, do my commands.” The world is so consumed with technology. Are we doing the will of God or are we serving technology? What is the Catholic view of simulation theory?  21:04 – Why doesn’t the gospel of John mention the Transfiguration?  31:08 – Why does Thomas say that Christ is a ghost whe...more

  • #9695 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Aug 01 2020

    Questions Covered: 11:30 – I used to be a good Catholic, but after joining the Marines I fell away. How can I make my way back? 21:29 – How do we attain righteousness? 42:23 – Why do Catholics call Mary “Mother of God” and “Mother of the Church?” 50:20 – How much stock should be put into private revelations? …

  • #9694 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Jul 31 2020

    Questions Covered 17:09 – My dad was religious and abused me heavily in the name of God when I was a kid. I can’t comprehend how a God could allow that to happen.  36:25 – What does Tim think of the modernization of the Catholic Church? 47:20 – How were Popes elected before the modern process came to be?  …

  • #9693 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 31 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: 01:21 – I have a family that was very traumatizing to me and I wonder if I would remember that in heaven? 04:52 – I was reading Genesis and it talks about how God had taken Enoch away, did he go to heaven, or was he taken to some other place and why wo...more

  • #9692 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 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: 04:49 – I am looking for information on a former NASA scientist who went through some tests and had a supernatural event happen. I am wondering if you have any info on it? 07:00 – What are some ways to stay motivated in the faith? 15:07 – What w...more

  • #9691 The Problem of Human Trafficking - Grace Williams

    Jul 30 2020

    Christ the Physician is able to heal all wounds and is willing to go into the darkest corners of our society to bring that healing. Grace Williams is among a growing number of Christians involved in healing the traumas of the sex trade. She shares her story with us and answers caller questions about what more can be done. Questions Covered: 9:43 – How much is pornography linked to sex trafficking? 35:20 – I wanted to know what saints inspire Grace’s work? How can we support Grac...more

  • #9690 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 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: 04:21 – I’m a practicing catholic, I go to church every day, what would be your argument for God without quoting scripture, just using your own theological reasoning? 22:22 – I read an article that uses the future tense, but I fail to see how it helps the...more

  • #9689 Pope Peter - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jul 29 2020

    The author of Pope Peter: Defending the Church’s Most Distinctive Doctrine in a Time of Crisis explains why unity with the pope is the key mark of the Catholic Faith. He also explains how papal infallibility is a gift to the ordinary Christian, and how misunderstanding papal infallibility can lead to confusion and disappointment. Questions Covered: 03:04 – Aside from Isaiah, I am looking for a typological reference that points to the authority given to Pope Peter. 11:58 – How ol...more

  • #9688 Pope Peter - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jul 28 2020

    The author of Pope Peter: Defending the Church’s Most Distinctive Doctrine in a Time of Crisis explains why unity with the pope is the key mark of the Catholic Faith. He also explains how papal infallibility is a gift to the ordinary Christian, and how misunderstanding papal infallibility can lead to confusion and disappointment. Questions Covered: 09:03 – How do we know that there was one bishop in Rome right after Peter? 18:47 – If papal infallibility is real, how can we recon...more

  • #9687 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Jul 28 2020

    Listeners call and share their reason for being pro-choice, whether it be in regards to abortion, end of life care, or other medical actions that affect taking a human life. Questions Covered 01:52 – I was pro-choice for 15 years and recently started leaning more pro-life. We are taught not to judge, so how can we feel ok for judging someone who had an abortion? 13:36 – I believe that every woman should be able to make that decision. It should not be a forced decision. 19:32 &#...more

  • #9686 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Jul 27 2020

    Listeners call and share their reason for being pro-choice, whether it be in regards to abortion, end of life care, or other medical actions that affect taking a human life. Questions Covered 14:41 – I am pro-choice because there are not enough laws supporting women in difficult situations, so they should be allowed to receive abortions. 22:48 – I don’t think an embryo is a living thing until outside of the womb. 41:55 – I am writing a book about necessary evils that no o...more

  • #9685 Kids’ Show - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 25 2020

    Questions Covered 03:33 – How should I interpret Jesus’ visit to Martha and Mary?  07:07 – Is there another meaning to the stories of Jonah & the whale and David & Goliath?  13:23 – Did the big bang really happen?  23:11 – What language did Adam and Eve speak?  28:59 – Why did Jesus say “behold your mother; mother, behold your son?”  32:00 – Did God create all animals before humans or did he keep working after humans were created?  36:00 ̵...more

  • #9684 Restoring Humanity - R. Jared Staudt

    Jul 24 2020

    Questions Covered: 30:01 – Will this topic be taught in Dr. Staudt’s upcoming master’s class at the Augustine Institute?  32:05 – We went very quickly from a Christian culture to an atheist/pagan culture. How do we start to change it back?  35:50 – How can we practically begin to build the intergenerational communities Mr. Staud referred to?  45:00 – How do you see the future of the Catholic Church in America?  Resources Mentioned: Restoring Humanity by Dr. Jare...more

  • #9683 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 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: 00:47 – Why does the Church allow organ donation but not the scattering of ashes?  06:02 – I read a protestant claim that said early Church worship was much closer to modern charismatic services than it was to the Catholic Mass.  14:06 – What’s th...more

  • #9682 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 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: 04:03 – In Acts 9, it says that Saul was given authority by the high priests to make arrests in Damascus. Some people say that the high priest wouldn’t have had that authority. Is that true?  14:00 – Is there anything I should be cautious of when reading...more

  • #9681 The Promise and Presence of Christ: Overcoming Anxiety and Uncertainty - Cardinal Raymond Burke

    Jul 23 2020

    How can Catholics best handle the anxiety and uncertainty that a time of pandemic has brought? Cardinal Burke and Fr. Paul Check are here to help. Questions Covered: 20:55 – Canon law states that the faithful have the right to receive on the tongue, however, many bishops are refusing Communion, except in the hand. Is it more reverent to receive in the hand or to make a spiritual communion?  30:30 – Can you talk about your canonical opinion of the Our Lady of America apparitions ...more

  • #9680 Pilgrimage and Beauty - Cardinal Raymond Burke

    Jul 22 2020

    Are Catholics called to make pilgrimages? Find out here, with Cardinal Raymond Burke, live from the Shrine of Our Lady of Guada Questions Covered: 34:25 – What makes something a transcendent beauty? What is done to make the beauty of a Church timeless?  49:05 – How does one choose between pilgrimage sites? Is it okay to choose based on what we are drawn to? How do we discern where the Lord calls us?  …

  • #9679 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 22 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: 02:20 – Is the sedevacantist claim that canonizations are not infallible after Vatican II true?  23:24 – Why did the Last Supper take place before our Lord’s Resurrection and not after?  28:33 – What can you do when it seems like two Church appr...more

  • #9678 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Jul 21 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: 01:43 – What does the term “gravely illicit” acts mean? Are they the same as intrinsically evil acts?  05:00 – At the end of time, when there is a great persecution against the Church, will it be a genocide? What will it look like?  12:08 – Some...more

  • #9677 With One Accord - Douglas M. Beaumont

    Jul 21 2020

    The apostles and early Christians believed and worshiped in unity, but today, Christianity is splintered. Catholic apologists work to heal these divisions by using Scripture, history, and reason to help Protestants see the truth of Church teaching, and in With One Accord, former Protestant Doug Beaumont says there’s still another tool: the things that Protestants already believe. Using principles that Evangelicals broadly affirm, he reasons to particulars of Catholic belief—showing that in man...more

  • #9676 Why Don’t You Think Catholicism Makes Sense? - Karlo Broussard

    Jul 20 2020

    Callers who are Catholic or non-Catholic are welcome to call with questions about the Catholic faith. Questions Covered: 04:28 – I don’t understand how NFP can be used as a contraceptive. Is this in line with God’s plan?   14:18 – I don’t understand what Catholics believe about justification and salvation.   23:29 – I don’t understand Catholic teaching on dying with mortal sin.  32:50 – I don’t understand how people have a personal relationship with Jesus. I believ...more

  • #9675 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 18 2020

    Callers with questions about Sacred Scripture are welcome today. Questions Covered: 00:45 – When Saul went to see the medium in the Old Testament, who was that medium talking to? I used to be a seventh day Adventist and we didn’t believe that dead people went to heaven or hell.  11:57 – Where in the Bible does it say that a Catholic can’t marry outside of the Catholic Church?  21:10 – What translation of the Bible do Catholic Churches in the United States use during the M...more

  • #9674 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 17 2020

    Callers with questions about Sacred Scripture are welcome today. Questions Covered: 03:44 – How are we meant to understand Matthew 7:1-5?  13:13 – Is there anything in Paul’s letters that shows the flawed theology of dispensationalism?  21:31 – Since the Bible is so old, which is the most trustworthy translation of it?  28:52 – In the New Testament, we hear about the Sadducees and Pharisees, but not in the Old Testament. When did these groups come into existence?  ...more

  • #9673 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 17 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: 01:08 – How would you explain to a modern American woman the way women lived and were treated in the Old Testament? It seems absurd to explain to them.  06:43 – How did original sin change our bodies, most particularly in regards to childbirth?  14:26...more

  • #9672 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 16 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: 01:09 – Are 2 Timothy 1 and 4 good support for praying for the dead?  13:21 – What can I do practically to serve the Church?  18:27 – When Peter declares Jesus to be the Christ, and Christ responds calling Peter the “rock,” was he referring to P...more

  • #9671 Is Catholic Social Teaching Marxist? - Mark Brumley

    Jul 16 2020

    Questions Covered: 18:12 – What is the proper response for a Catholic man to everything going on right now?  23:34 – Why does the seamless garment argument keep arising amongst our priests when it has been disastrous previously?  33:10 – How would you tie in the French Revolution? What kind of communism was that?  41:42 – Do you have any perspective on cooperatives that are Marxist socialism that doesn’t require government intervention? Could the Catholic Church ali...more

  • #9670 Ask a Priest - Fr. David Meconi

    Jul 15 2020

    Listeners are welcome to call in with any question about the Catholic faith. Questions Covered: 05:25 – How do Catholics understand the two natures of Christ? Since he was human, did he make mistakes?  11:31 – Can we go to confession over the phone and receive absolution?  13:13 – What do you think about the statue of St. Louis being removed?  18:00 – If a priest is excommunicated and then brought back into communion with the Church, would they come back as a pries...more

  • #9669 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Jul 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: 04:00 – Did Martin Luther get a few things right at the time of the Reformation?  08:55 – How do you know if someone is a male or a female? What determines gender?  16:42 – If the saints are in purgatory as stated in Revelation, then how can the...more

  • #9668 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 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: 08:25 – Can two transgender people date and marry each other if their genders at birth were male and female?  15:44 – St. Iranaeus says that both Sts. Peter and Paul established the Church. How do you know Peter was the first pope and not Paul?  18:51 ...more

  • #9667 Catholic Answers to Protestant Questions - Karlo Broussard

    Jul 14 2020

    Questions Covered: 12:24 – How can Catholic politicians who are pro-abortion still be allowed to receive communion? This made me leave the Catholic Church.  18:12 – How can the Catholic Church say that there isn’t or hasn’t been corruption in the Magisterium that hasn’t led to error in the Church?  28:54 – How do you get a Protestant to accept your words when they are saying the same thing as you but not admitting it?  34:54 – My sister recently headed toward the Lu...more

  • #9666 The Next Pope - George Weigel

    Jul 13 2020

    Drawing on his personal discussions with John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, as well as his decades of experience with Catholics from every continent, George Weigel examines the major challenges confronting the Catholic Church and its 1.3 billion believers in the twenty-first century: challenges the next pontificate must address as the Church enters new, uncharted territory. To what is the Holy Spirit calling this Church-in-transition? What are the qualities needed in the man who will lead ...more

  • #9665 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Jul 11 2020

    Any non-Catholic caller is welcome to call with questions about the Catholic faith. Questions Covered: 01:48 – If I believe that God only died for the elect, the Council of Trent says that I am anathema.  How can that be?  18:00 – Can you explain purgatory?  28:54 – I am a former Catholic. Why can’t the Catholic Church be part of the Lutheran church?   33:35 – Why did you say that we need Mary for our salvation?  44:00 – When Jesus was raised from the dead, ...more

  • #9664 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Jul 10 2020

    Any non-Catholic caller is welcome to call with questions about the Catholic faith. Questions Covered: 11:26 – How do Catholics think Matthew 16 proves the papacy?  28:00 – If you are wrong about the Catholic faith, would you want to know?  35:27 – Why does the Church not allow contraception, but does allow Viagra?  45:30 – Why aren’t priests allowed to marry in the Catholic Church? Wasn’t Pope Peter married?  …

  • #9663 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 10 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: 02:02 – What is the procedure that can be done to prevent pregnancy when a woman is raped? Were you referring to abortion?  06:49 – At the Final Judgement, does a person in heaven experience judgement again?  12:50 – What does the Church teach a...more

  • #9662 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 09 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 does Matthew 24:24 mean?  08:53 – Did Abraham think that he was going to sacrifice Isaac?  13:42 – What is the Catholic perspective on land promises to the Jews in the book of Jeremiah?  18:46 – Why don’t Catholics celebrate ...more

  • #9661 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Jul 09 2020

    What does the Catholic Church teach about life? Questions Covered: 14:46 – How can we give a non-Christian an argument against contraception?  19:26 – With conjoined twins or partially formed twins, how many souls are present? How many persons are present?  29:19 – How can a Catholic explain to a non-Catholic why end-of-life care, suffering, and dignity is so important?  42:15 – What does the Catholic Church teach about adopting frozen embryos?   49:15 – Wha...more

  • #9660 The Bible Blueprint for Confession - Karlo Broussard

    Jul 08 2020

    Why do Catholics believe that they must confess their sins to a priest? Find out here, with Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 13:09 – Doesn’t the Bible tell us to confess our sins to each other?  20:08 – If a person commits mortal sins and doesn’t confess to a priest, what is the state of his souls when he dies?  29:57 – If a penitent is baptized, but has never received his first Holy Communion or Confession, can they decide to go to Confession and receive absolut...more

  • #9659 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 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: 03:56 – Is praying in public acceptable or appropriate? I’d like to say the rosary in the corner of my breakroom.  13:42 – How did the apostles know what Jesus said when he was alone in the Garden of Gethsemane?  17:04 – How can I be certain tha...more

  • #9658 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 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: 06:22 – In the books of Ezekiel and Revelation, who are the figures who represent Gog and Magog?  14:19 – If Catholicism is the true faith, why are Protestants called to be preachers in their churches?  20:54 – What is the difference between the...more

  • #9657 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Jul 07 2020

    What is keeping you from the Catholic Church? Questions Covered: 02:24 – I am not Catholic because the gospels are entirely different from each other.  15:52 – I am not Catholic, I am Baptist, but am very interested in the Catholic Church. Can you explain purgatory to me?  21:24 – I am not Catholic because Catholics don’t believe for certain that they’ll go to heaven – send why were catholic  29:35 – I am not Catholic because Catholics believe that Mary must ...more

  • #9656 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Jul 06 2020

    What is keeping you from the Catholic Church? Questions Covered: 05:26 – I am not Catholic because Mary is equal to Christ. Also, you do not have to go to a priest for forgiveness.  16:48 – I am not Catholic because the God of the Pentateuch is not the creator of the universe.  29:36 – I am leaving the Church because it doesn’t allow the laity to have a voice or role in important Church decisions or prayers.  35:30 – I am not Catholic because I don’t believe in the...more

  • #9655 A Catholic Response to a Culture in Crisis - Christopher Check

    Jul 04 2020

    Cy, Chris, and Todd sit down to discuss the Catholic response to a culture in crisis. …

  • #9654 A Catholic Response to a Culture in Crisis - Christopher Check

    Jul 03 2020

    Cy, Chris, and Todd sit down to discuss the Catholic response to a culture in crisis. …

  • #9653 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jul 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: 08:42 – Can you help me to understand Romans 8:1?  17:59 – Aside from the direction of the Holy Spirit, what determines which order men become a part of when they enter religious life?  30:00 – How do Catholics determine if something is a mortal...more

  • #9652 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 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: 04:54 – What does the Catholic Church teach about eternal marriage and eternal family? I am a former Mormon.  15:31 – Can a Catholic attend an SSPX Church to receive the Eucharist?  19:51 – What does Luke 13:23-25?  29:11 – I don’t see an...more

  • #9651 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 02 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:29 – How do John 21 and Matthew 5 relate to the Church?  10:55 – What does John 6 mean?  17:08 – Is it true that any prelate who is heretical incurs excommunication on himself? If that is the case, then how is there apostolic succession?  21:25 – I don’t understand the difference among justification, salvation, and sanctification. How does the Church understand these?  34:10 – How can the saints hear our prayers?  41:52 – Who ...more

  • #9650 The Laborers Who Came Late - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Jul 01 2020

    What is the spiritual meaning behind the labourers who came late in Matthew 20:1–16? Questions Covered: 18:34 – This parable is comforting and helpful to me. The workers were paid what they agreed to. Send Secrets to Heaven  22:50 – People must remember that the payment that they’re receiving is eternal, more than enough for all.  32:31 – This parable seems to oppose the Catholic teaching of faith and works.  38:11 – Why do people “show up” at so many different tim...more

  • #9649 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 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: 01:09 – Is it true that I, as a non-Catholic, have a chance of going to heaven, but if my Catholic girlfriend left the faith, she would go to hell?  13:52 – Our churches opened back up here, but they are not allowing us to take off our masks to receive...more

  • #9648 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 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: 13:39 – What do you know about the illumination of conscience? What does the Church teach about this?  19:43 – Why does the Catholic Church think that faith and works together don’t mean that you’re earning your salvation? If it includes works, then yo...more

  • #9647 Which Catholic Moral Teaching Do You Reject? - Trent Horn

    Jun 30 2020

    Which Catholic Moral Teaching Do You Reject?  Questions Covered: 03:29 – I reject the idea that God would allow non-believers to go to hell for eternity.  11:33 – Why does the Catholic Church teach that adultery in the heart and mind is not a mortal sin?  18:39 – I reject the God of the Old Testament and since Catholic moral teaching is based on the Old and New Testament, I reject Catholic moral teaching.  36:10 – I need clarification on the inviolability of consci...more

  • #9646 Which Catholic Moral Teaching Do You Reject? - Trent Horn

    Jun 29 2020

    Which Catholic Moral Teaching Do You Reject? Questions Covered: 17:00 – I do not understand why the Catholic Church does not support gay marriage.   33:42 – I reject Catholic moral teaching on natural law.  44:50 – I question Catholic teaching on NFP and contraception.  Resources Mentioned: What We Can’t Not Know by J Bud Budziszewski Evidence for Catholic Moral Teaching by Trent Horn Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues  Insepa...more

  • #9645 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 27 2020

    ROUND 1 PETER AND PAUL 1) In his second letter, Peter says we will one day: a See the divine nature b Touch the divine nature c Share in the divine nature 2) Peter’s first successor of Peter as the leader of the Church in Rome was: a) Forgotten by history b) Linus c) James the Just 3) In the letter to the Galatians: a) Peter rebukes St Paul b) St Paul rebukes Peter c) Paul and Peter rebuke the Romans 4) Which of the following is true about St. Peter: a) Has such a powerfu...more

  • #9644 Jesus: Emmanuel or Mere Prophet? - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 26 2020

    Was Jesus truly divine or was he just a holy man? Questions Covered: 06:48 – Atheists claim that Josephus wrote the Bible. How would we respond to this?  16:53 – I have heard that God’s people are Muslims, Jews, and Christians. How does God work through Christ to bring all those people together?  30:10 – Jesus is not God. I think God works through Jesus. We are all vessels the way that Jesus was.  47:30 – Muslims quote Mark 14:32 and John 14:28 to prove that Jesus ...more

  • #9643 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 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: 01:20 – How should I go about studying the Bible?  06:36 – What is the status of independent Catholic Churches that aren’t under their local diocese in their county?  14:00 – Are there any Catholic resources for help with schizophrenia or psycho...more

  • #9642 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 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: 05:12 – According to Scripture, what events will tell us that the world is ending?  15:15 – When you see an angel, how do you know it is real?  18:53 – A friend told me purgatory was not necessary because, after we die, we no longer have a body ...more

  • #9641 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 25 2020

    Should the Bible be taken literally? When was the Bible established? This and more with Jimmy Akin. Questions Covered: 02:21 – Can you help me to understand Exodus 4:24-25?  07:10 – Matthew 24:14 says that the tribulations that were going to happen to Jerusalem would be the worst that the world would ever see and would never see again. Was this true?  18:57 – How could the earth possibly be created in 7 days? What do we believe about the creation account in Genesis?  24:...more

  • #9640 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 24 2020

    Should the Bible be taken literally? When was the Bible established? This and more with Jimmy Akin. Questions Covered: 07:00 – The scriptures take about the imputation of the righteousness of Christ and his glory. What does the Catholic Church say about this?   15:41 – Do reverence or piety result in supernatural health protection based on what the Bible says?  24:13 – What does Ephesians 2:8-9 mean?  34:23 – It seems like Jesus celebrates the Passover with his apo...more

  • #9638 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 24 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.   …

  • #9639 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 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.   …

  • #9637 Debunking Historical Myths - Steve Weidenkopf

    Jun 23 2020

    What is the truth about the history of the Catholic Church? Questions Covered: 15:08 – When it comes to the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish Civil War, the Catholics took the hardest hit, but that isn’t taught.  21:10 – How can we deal with the lack of cultural representation of black and other minority groups in society and how can that be rectified?  29:33 – When did the Catholic Church start using the word Easter? My friends say it comes from a pagan festival.  35:3...more

  • #9636 One Less God Than You - John DeRosa

    Jun 22 2020

    John DeRosa debuts his new book, One Less God Than You. If you have spent any time on Twitter, in a college quad, or at the dinner table with a freshman philosophy major, you’re probably familiar with the litany of slogans that religious skeptics employ in an attempt to rescue you from the foolish belief that God exists. Even our public schools and mainstream media often can’t help but parrot the tropes and memes that seem to leave thinking people with no alternative but to embrace atheism. H...more

  • #9635 Kids’ Show - null

    Jun 20 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:12 – Due to COVID-19, do kids who were supposed to get their First Communion this year still get to have it?  15:17 – When we receive First Communion, why do we have to go through all those classes?  19:13 – The churches are going to reopen in two weeks, but our dad doesn’t want us to go outside the house. Should we obey him or the church?  23:18 – What is the role of the Church in political life?  35:55 – Why did God make church?  44:1...more

  • #9634 A Catholic Approach to Crisis - Jerry Usher

    Jun 19 2020

    Questions Covered: 23:44 – My guardian angel has saved my life so many times.   29:36 – Churches have been shut down here for 3 months and I have really been struggling without the Eucharist. Why is the American Church reacting like this?  39:50 – With the trajectory of where this is going, do you think the Bible will be taken away from us or banned?  45:40 – In Denver, they did away with Columbus Day.  48:23 – I have been turning to prayer a lot more since t...more

  • #9633 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 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: 00:52 – How do you know God exists?  05:24 – Is there documentation or primary sources of Eucharistic miracles for a person who would want to read medical reports before believing in them?  14:59 – What is the Catholic teaching on tattoos?   21...more

  • #9632 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 18 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: 02:42 – Hypothetically, in the future, if there was a secular utopian future with no suffering, pain, or death, how would a Christian live through that environment?  05:54 – Why do Catholics venerate the saints and Mary?  16:11 – In Jesus’ time,...more

  • #9631 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 18 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:23 – How can I best speak to Protestants who speak about Jesus dismantling Jewish tradition and starting Christianity as this completely independent, separate, and different entity? They eschew the old and believe that this faith was completely new and unrelated.   12:47 – Why do Catholics confess to a priest when the Bible says to take sins straight to God? Where in Scripture do you have evidence for that?  33:40 – Why are there arguments that the Po...more

  • #9630 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 07:52 – Roman Catholics tell me that there is an increase of justification or faith plus works because of the loss of salvation due to mortal sins. If a Catholic never commits a mortal sin, then does that mean they are living Sola Fide, without works?  17:08 – How do Catholics know that the way they are electing popes is the way the early Church did it?  22:24 – I am a Protestant. Where do Catholics get the theology of redemptive suffering?   33:48 R...more

  • #9629 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:20 – I recently lost someone and I am struggling. On one hand, I know his salvation is not assured. One the other hand, I want to believe he’ll go to heaven. What should I do?  11:59 – How did you lovingly talk to your family and get them to convert to the Catholic faith?  21:25 – What is a good book for fallen away Catholics? Not many young people come to my parish.  29:18 – Can and will anything come from Vigano’s letter?  43:27 – What...more

  • #9628 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Jun 16 2020

    Questions Covered: 10:06 – Does Genesis 6:3 say that a person can only live until 120 years old?  15:57 – When is it appropriate for the Church to use force? I am reading the Syllabus of Errors by Pope Pius IX and he says the Church using force or coercion is not permissible.   23:50 – In Scripture it says that Jesus grew in wisdom and understanding. Was he born with superhuman knowledge or did he progressively grow in this knowledge?  32:08 – What is the Catholic C...more

  • #9627 Pope Peter - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jun 16 2020

    You’re not Catholic unless you believe in the papacy. Joe Heschmeyer helps us to understand why. Questions Covered: 05:08 – In Acts, it sounds like Paul is in charge and not Peter. Can you explain this?  09:48 – I have heard that Peter’s denial of Christ was not really a denial, but a denial of who he is becoming in Christ. What do you think of this?  14:40 – How can I respond to people who claim that Pope Francis is saying a bunch of crazy things, for example, that...more

  • #9626 Pope Peter - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jun 15 2020

    You’re not Catholic unless you believe in the papacy. Joe Heschmeyer helps us to understand why. Questions Covered: 20:46 – I don’t believe that Peter ever was a pope. He did not have time for that. He was a martyr.  29:20 – I heard that the current Pope is not actually the pope because Pope Emeritus Benedict only resigned from being the Bishop of Rome and not from the papacy. Is this true?  32:38 – In the Scriptural passage when Jesus says to Peter, “Upon this rock...more

  • #9625 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Jun 13 2020

    Non-Catholics are welcome to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church today. Questions Covered: 05:28 – Why do Catholics evangelize Protestants more than non-Christians?  28:44 – Why does the Catholic Church teach that Mary is without sin?  36:37 – I read your book, Behold Your Mother. It made me think that Mary is much more important than I was led to believe. Why would Mary want to listen to all our prayers? I just don’t understand that.  48:00 –...more

  • #9624 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Steve Ray

    Jun 12 2020

    Non-Catholics are welcome to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church today. Questions Covered: 11:56 – How do you know what the Canon of Scripture is? How do you know what the true Church is?  21:09 – Why do Catholics believe that they must go to a priest to confess their sins? Scripture says to go straight to God.  28:53 – Is it a sin to become intoxicated?   33:40 – How can Catholic authority reduce uncertainty in moral questions?  43:24 – W...more

  • #9623 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Jun 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: 02:45 – Will the Knights of Columbus be able to defend their name following the desecration of many statues of Columbus around the country? How?  10:49 – Why do I need annulment before remarrying?   21:13 – I have trouble fully agreeing with the...more

  • #9622 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 11 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: 02:55 – If a Catholic couple is struggling with infertility, can the man provide a sperm sample to a fertility specialist in a moral way?  04:47 – As Catholics, do we believe that Moses and Elijah are going to return before the final Judgement?   11:4...more

  • #9621 Heaven and the Communion of Saints - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 11 2020

    Karlo Broussard tackles questions about life after death, particularly heaven and the saints. Questions Covered: 04:20 – Will it bother you in heaven if your family members are in hell? Will you still feel sorrow for their absence from heaven?  13:48 – How can there be room for everyone in heaven?  20:27 – Can near-death experiences when people claim to see those in heaven be true if they haven’t received their judgment or have gone to heaven?  28:55 – Will we main...more

  • #9620 Heaven and the Communion of Saints - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 10 2020

    Karlo Broussard tackles questions about life after death, particularly heaven and the saints. Questions Covered: 13:55 – What is the difference between particular judgement and final judgment?  20:44 – Isaiah talks about heaven being a place where the lion lays down with the lamb. Does this mean my seeing eye dogs might be with me in heaven?  32:03 – What specifically happens to our guardian angel after we die? Do they go to heaven with us or are they assigned another per...more

  • #9619 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 10 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: 02:50 – Is heaven in the realm of time?  12:27 – How many apocryphal books are there?   17:09 – What does Galatians 3:24 mean?  19:11 – What was the Church’s stance on liberalism pre and post-Vatican II?  39:55 – Is it possible tha...more

  • #9618 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 09 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: 02:25 – What is the difference between Pentecost in the Old Testament and the New Testament?  14:27 – How can a Catholic educate themselves so they can defend the Church from people who say it is the whore of Babylon?  19:56 – Are 7th Day Advent...more

  • #9617 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Jun 09 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:33 – There is a young man telling me that Jesus overturning the tables at the temple gives Catholics authority to publicly acknowledge and punish people for their sins. How can I respond to this?  17:21 – How do I respond to people who say there is no purgatory so we shouldn’t be praying for the dead? Is it right for me to tell them that the souls are more alive in heaven?  22:50 – What is the Church’s teaching on using the Lord’s name in vain and how...more

  • #9616 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Jun 08 2020

    Questions Covered: 16:47 – How can I defend the Catholic Church as the one, true Church?   20:45 – I explained Aquinas’ first way to my biology professor who is an atheist and said there must be an unmoved mover who began this universe and world. She didn’t accept. How can I talk to her about this?  35:54 – How can I answer a Protestant friend who believes that Jesus came to give us our best life now, and that if we don’t have good things, we are not believing hard enough?...more

  • #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

  • #9549 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Apr 22 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: 10:34 – There is a group that says that the devil is more afraid of Mary than of Jesus Christ. Isn’t this blasphemy?  15:14 – It seems like at times men in Scripture need to be commissioned by Christ to cast out demons, but Jesus also says, whoever is ...more

  • #9548 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 21 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: 07:35 – What is the justification of Holy Days?  17:10 – Is there a difference in Scripture between using the word “rend” versus “tear”?  20:18 – Chris Check did a fabulous job speaking about Lepanto. How do we speak so well about the Catholic C...more

  • #9547 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Apr 21 2020

    Fr. Tad addresses vaccines, end of life care, and more. Questions Covered: 21:42 – What is the morality of eastern medicines?  33:20 – Is it immoral to take vaccines?  41:30 – There is a political person who wants the entire country to be vaccinated and then marked as vaccinated. Would that be the mark of the beast, and would he be the antichrist?  46:30 – My mom passed away a few weeks ago and I want to know if I really did everything I should have to try to prese...more

  • #9546 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 20 2020

    No Bible question is too big or too small, we take them all. Jimmy Akin lends his Scripture knowledge to listeners who ask questions about translations, content, and truth. Questions Covered: 04:23 – Is there any special significance to Lot’s wife being turned into a pillar of salt and not sand or some other material?  07:59 – Why was the English translation of the Bible opposed during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots?  16:00 – After Cain killed Abel, he goes east of Ede...more

  • #9545 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 18 2020

    Questions Covered: 01:36 – How do we renew the Catholic parish?  06:29 – In Luke 23:49, it refers to “all these acquaintances and women” watching the crucifixion. Were the apostles included in that group of acquaintances?  11:16 – What is Jesus teaching about the desire for wealth?  18:19 – Why was Jesus’ garment seamless? Is this significant?  28:23 – If Satan could be ejected from heaven, does that mean we could also be thrown out of heaven?  31:45 –...more

  • #9544 Kids’ Show - Trent Horn

    Apr 17 2020

    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: 04:37 – Are angels born?  07:40 – I have heard atheists say that original sin can’t exist because Adam and Eve aren’t real people. Is this true? How can I respond? Get his email for trent to send that article below  16:04 – How did God build himself?  19:14 ...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

  • #9542 Ask a Bishop and a Scientist - Bishop Joseph Strickland

    Apr 16 2020

    Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Bishop Strickland take questions from listeners concerning evolution, bioethics, and more. Questions Covered: 16:46 – How can we reconcile “world without end” and Jesus saying, “My kingdom is not of this world”?  23:58 – How does the second coming of Christ fit within science?  46:44 – Did the early Church fathers teach the current Protestant faith?  …

  • #9541 Why It Matters to Be Catholic - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 16 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:56 – I have a lot of Protestant friends who say it doesn’t matter which denomination you’re a part of as long as you love Jesus. How can I respond to this?  19:56 – I was raised Baptist, but the Lord called me to the Catholic Church about 9 years ago. Being a part of the Church made me feel whole.  29:40 – Where is the best starting point for convincing a Protestant that it is necessary to be Catholic?  43:25 – How can I explain the benefits of...more

  • #9540 Scripture and Tradition - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Apr 15 2020

    Marcellino D’Ambrosio explains the importance and necessity of the relationship between Scripture and Tradition. Questions Covered: 24:10 – I have been reading the different accounts of the Resurrection. Each author seems to write about this in a different sequence. What does tradition teach about the order of the witnesses of the Resurrection?  34:03 – Since Jesus didn’t fully define the sacraments, did he leave that to the Church to define?   42:36 – Why is it the...more

  • #9539 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 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: 04:57 – I am a non-Catholic. When I read the word of God, I read it as a Christian. Why is it so important to Catholics that people be Catholic?  09:09 – Do a single parent and adopted child make up a family?  16:43 – Can a person exorcise thems...more

  • #9538 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 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: 03:29 – Although Margaret Sanger was pro-contraception, does that mean that she was not pro-life?  08:06 – If God knows all, then how is it true that we have free will?  15:33 – What does the Catholic Church believe regarding the relationship be...more

  • #9537 Catholic Answers Staff Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 14 2020

    Happy Easter from all of us at Catholic Answers! Please enjoy hearing questions from some of the staff that you don’t usually see or hear. God bless you! Questions Covered: Zach Maxwell, Catholic Answers Video Editor– 03:25 – How would we respond to a person claiming that is selfish for God to create a population that is made simply to know, love, and serve Him? Are we simply here to amuse Him or was He lonely?  Dave Matheson, Director of Development – 08:51 – Tim, I...more

  • #9536 Easter Joy - Tim Staples

    Apr 13 2020

    Director of apologetics, Tim Staples, shares with Cy all of the True and Beautiful reasons why Christians should be filled with the joy of Easter. …

  • #9534 Good Friday Special - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Apr 11 2020

  • #9535 Good Friday Special - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Apr 10 2020

  • #9532 The Passion in the Bible - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 09 2020

    Jimmy Akin explains the truth about the passion of Christ. …

  • #9531 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 09 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:16 – Is it possible that the warning by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 11 was a misdiagnosis of an early plague or epidemic?  05:49 – How can I explain the Eucharist as a sacrifice?  19:16 – What is the difference between Protestant and Catholic belief of what happens when we die?  29:24 – What is the best way to face a crisis of faith and combat doubts?  34:18 – How are we supposed to understand Jesus receiving the vinegar on a sponge on the...more

  • #9530 Death and Resurrection - Scott Hahn

    Apr 08 2020

    How are we, as Catholics, meant to understand the death and Resurrection of Christ our Lord? Questions Covered: 17:06 – What is the meaning of eternity in the context of the end of time?  33:30 – In Matthew 27, when the graves are opened and the saints are raised up, what happens to them? Is this passage a fulfillment of Ezekiel 37:12-14?  38:10 – Which Bible should I give as a gift to my granddaughter?  44:30 – Is purgatory a state or a place?  46:20 – Our ...more

  • #9529 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 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: 01:57 – Can I, as a non-Catholic, enter into communion with the Church through an SSPX parish?  06:45 – I am Protestant and have been looking into Catholicism. Where can I start really learning about Catholicism?  14:32 – Is it possible that suf...more

  • #9528 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 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: 07:00 – Why do different rites have different bishops for the same geographical area?  14:05 – Was the crucifix made from dogwood?  16:13 – Is it inappropriate to create an image of the Jewish star and crucifix together, as a representation of J...more

  • #9527 Ask a Priest - Fr. David Meconi

    Apr 07 2020

    Fr. David Meconi takes pastoral and apologetics questions from listeners. Questions Covered: 06:00 – I recently purchased a home altar kit. We have not gotten any of it blessed. How can I bless my candles and icons, etc?  08:08 – My husband and I were married in 2001, but he left me in 2012. I have been trying to find him, but he has not given me a divorce or an annulment. I want to be a part of a third order. Can I call myself a bride of Christ?  18:16 – Why can’t th...more

  • #9526 People at the Foot of the Cross - Steve Ray

    Apr 06 2020

    As we begin Holy Week, Steve Ray discusses the Cross of Christ and the figures surrounding it. Questions Covered: 19:48 – Why did God send his Son to die and then get mad and send an earthquake when He did die?  23:34 – Did the Jews kill Jesus and did the Romans bring them in?   34:25 – Is it true that the nails would have gone through Jesus’ hands?  37:44 – Was Barnabus an eyewitness of Christ on the Cross?  46:04 – What was Jesus scourged with?  50:00...more

  • #9525 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 04 2020

    Who were the giants in Scripture? Questions Covered: 01:35 – If humans had to leave Earth and live on spaceships or other planets, would the Pope still be the bishop of Rome? Would the bishops get new dioceses?  06:10 – Is the dog that saved St. Rocco from starving, by bringing him bread, in Heaven? Could the dog have been an Angel?  11:40 – If a priest were to offer Mass on the International Space Station, would the only one to be able to grant faculties for him to preac...more