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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

  • #9939 Why Are Women So Unhappy? - Rose Sweet

    Jan 20 2021

    This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church and everything in between. Questions Covered: 21:20 – I’m a guy who just came out of a relationship that ended, that was very serious. I struggled to make my girlfriend happy. What is the man’s responsibility for the happiness of our female partners?  29:09 – My girlfriend suffers from anxiety and depression. She is getting professional he...more

  • #9938 Chastity for Every Vocation - Kim Zember

    Jan 19 2021

    This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church, and everything in between. Questions Covered: 24:11 – Is it appropriate for me to invite my friend, who is living with her girlfriend, to my wedding?  32:40 – How do you live with this? I am a married mother of two and I fell in love with my best friend, and I am trying to make my marriage work.  37:10 – I am a Catholic and I disag...more

  • #9937 Women’s Empowerment - Mary Rice Hasson

    Jan 19 2021

    This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church. Questions Covered: 20:22 – How can you say that no human has ever been born into the world without distinct genitalia? There are plenty of cases of people being born with ambiguous genitalia and I am horrified that you would say that. Not all people are men or women.  34:40 – How are women able to best serve by using their receptivity?  ...more

  • #9936 Women in the Catholic Church - Monica Doumit

    Jan 18 2021

    This week, we are hearing from some of the best and brightest women in the world on issues ranging from life, to work, to roles in the Church. Questions Covered: 19:39 – What is your idea of how the feminine genius comes through in certain roles (teacher, leader, etc.)? How can men step up in the Church?  31:12 – How do you reconcile the verse “women be submissive to your husbands” with being co-equal in their marriages?  36:40 – Would you say that those who are pro-abort...more

  • #9935 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 16 2021

    Questions Covered: 01:17 – How can I explain to my Protestant friend that Mary is holy and full of grace? She wants biblical evidence.  13:18 – How can Catholics know if they are asking for intercession from saints who are really in God’s presence?  18:52 – The Catholic Old Testament has 39 books, but the Jews have 24 books. How can the Catholic Old Testament be correct? Send Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger  24:27 – What do Catholics believe about how God’s foreknowl...more

  • #9934 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 15 2021

    Questions Covered: 05:30 – If Mary had to be free of the stain of original sin in order to conceive Jesus, then wouldn’t her mother have had to be free also in order to conceive Mary, and so on?  12:12 – Why is there a ten-month preparation for baptism and initiation into the Church when you baptize infants with no preparation?  19:08 – If Mary was perpetually a virgin, then why does the Bible insist on referring to Jesus as Mary’s first born, making it sound as though the...more

  • #9933 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 15 2021

    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: 01:01 – Is it within the bounds of Catholic orthodoxy to believe that God is somewhat in time rather than simply timeless?  07:27 – If God didn’t make evil and the devil can’t make anything, then where did evil come from?  11:32 – What is the “r...more

  • #9932 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 14 2021

    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: 03:50 – In Exodus 3:2, the angel of the Lord appears to Moses in the burning bush, but that when he saw the bush, he saw God. Did he see an angel or God?  11:43 – What are my family and I to do when our bishop will not allow us to come worship unless w...more

  • #9931 Purgatory Is for Real - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 14 2021

    Purgatory is real and Karlo Broussard is here to answer listeners questions about it. Questions Covered: 07:27 – If we receive a plenary indulgence at the moment of death, will we go straight to heaven if we are not yet morally perfect?  21:01 – Is it possible that some of us who appear to be living on earth are actually going through purgatory right now?   34:44 – I had an experience where I felt like the Lord revealed a taste of purgatory to me. Is that possible?  46:3...more

  • #9930 What Was Jesus Like? - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Jan 13 2021

    Who was Jesus and what was he like? Questions Covered: 19:27 – It seems like today people see Jesus as a lovey dovey hippy, but the language in Scripture from him can be really strong. Why does he use such harsh analogies and words at times?  29:26 – How can we better understand why Jesus talks about not judging other people’s hearts?  31:51 – Do we know what Jesus’ build and height were, based on the Shroud of Turin?  34:04 – What happened to Jesus between ages 12...more

  • #9929 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 13 2021

    Questions Covered: 01:25 – If a Baptized Catholic gets married outside of the church to a non-Catholic, do they need to get an annulment if they get a divorce?  03:57 – How do you glorify God in a morally neutral jobs?  12:20 – How are we supposed to spread the Gospel?  18:00 – I am wondering about the ecumenical council that Pope John Paul in, the Assisi gathering, I heard from a traditionalist and he wanted to remove all the crosses everywhere that were displayed ...more

  • #9928 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Jan 12 2021

    Questions Covered: 04:56 – After the second coming of Christ will we be able to explore other planets in the universe?  07:43 – Can there be a law that you are not able to practice witchcraft or black magic or anything of that sort- my family is getting harmed by people doing black magic to us- I want to create a law that prevents people from doing that to us. Can I do that?  13:34 – In Mathew 27 verse 61- we hear about the temple veil being torn open: what was behind the ...more

  • #9927 Religion and Its Role in Society - Scott Hahn

    Jan 12 2021

    Questions Covered: 21:22 – What is a “right and just” that you have found in the Catholic Church that Protestant and Lutheran preachers today, in North America, just don’t seem to see? 31:45 – Practically speaking, is it going to take a change of our political party in order for us to build a civilization orientated towards God? 41:38 – I realize that politics are not going well lately, and I like the premise of your book. Do you have any examples in the United State...more

  • #9926 How To Read the Bible - Fr. Mike Schmitz

    Jan 11 2021

    Questions Covered: 18:48 – Do we take the ages of people in the bible literally? 33:30 – How can I read the Bible in larger doses? How do I handle more than just a small dose? 40:00 – Given the more recent non-literal interpretations of the Bible, why would I not think Jesus’ resurrection was interpretive as well? 44:30 – If Aliens do exist, does that disprove that the bible is not true and that creation from the bible is incorrect? 48:00 – How do I inspire m...more

  • #9925 Prioritizing Virtue - John Cuddeback

    Jan 09 2021

    Questions Covered: 15:40 – I want to thank John for giving me the right words to promote and discuss with other people. You’ve enabled me to have a conversation with people. 27:44 – I wanted John to know that I took courses from him and I wanted to commend you both for how great you both are. Resources Mentioned: Life-Craft.org …

  • #9924 Living in Peace - Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

    Jan 08 2021

    Questions Covered: 15:35 – Are there resources or exercises for prayer to ask for peace? I have the desire but do not know how when there is so much chaos around me. 23:31 – How can I find peace when I don’t find peace in doing the right thing or the wrong thing? 31:19 – I come from a large family and I am the middle child. How do I gain peace and keep it within such a large family? 34:50 – My daughter and I have been estranged since 2013 and I have been trying to t...more

  • #9923 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jan 08 2021

    Questions Covered: 04:29 – In the Lord’s prayer, it says, “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” The problem is that we do not forgive people the way that God forgives. How can we reconcile this?  12:28 – Why is the Catholic position about the essence of God more correct than the orthodox position?  16:21 – Do you have any updates on when we will get the complete Ignatius study Bible? Is there a study Bible that is complete that you can r...more

  • #9922 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 07 2021

    Questions Covered: 02:42 – My friend thinks the Catholic Church is apostate and the whore of Babylon. How can I respond to him?  11:22 – Is there a way to bypass the Catechism in formation for children with a learning disability who can’t understand it?  14:40 – I am a single Catholic. Can I adopt a child?  18:12 – I collect Yugioh cards and some people have told me that it is demonic. Is it okay for me to collect the cards? One card is called “the Creator”.  24:00...more

  • #9921 A Church in Crisis - Ralph Martin

    Jan 07 2021

    Ralph Martin discusses the crisis in the Catholic Church and what can be done. Next, with Cy Kellett. …

  • #9920 Future African American Saints - Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

    Jan 06 2021

    Deacon Harold joins Cy to discuss the future canonizations of several African American saints. …

  • #9919 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 06 2021

    Questions Covered: 01:17 – Is Molinism a heretical view?  11:40 – How would you address people who claim to be Christians but who don’t wear masks and aren’t willing to protect others from the virus?  17:13 – In emphasizing tradition, how do Catholics achieve a balance between Scripture and Tradition in their personal prayer lives?  28:32 – I am in RCIA. I have noticed that the NAB has different chapter divisions than the RSV and other versions. Why is this?  34:44...more

  • #9918 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 05 2021

    Questions Covered: 06:39 – Is voting pro-choice a sin?  18:49 – What is the history of married priests and when did it switch over to celibate priests?  28:55 – What are your thoughts on shuckling while praying and how does it relate to the energy of God?  32:36 – How can I defend the protoevangelium of James?  41:40 – Why did Paul rebuke Peter when he hypocritically circumcised Timothy in order to appease the Jews?  48:12 – Atheists use Deuteronomy 2:...more

  • #9917 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 05 2021

    Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? Questions Covered: 01:20 – Catholic teaching on redemptive suffering troubles me.  13:09 – I don’t understand why the Church teaches that the call to the priesthood is higher than the call to marriage.  21:36 – Someone recently told me that the Resurrection is just made up by St. Paul. Is there evidence for it?  29:16 – I am troubled by the Catholic teaching on predestination and election.  40:18 – The teaching that ther...more

  • #9916 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 04 2021

    Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? Questions Covered: 07:18 – I am troubled by the doctrine about the Virgin Mary called the Debitum Peccati. It has to do with the Immaculate Conception and her freedom from original sin. How can I better understand this?  18:11 – It seems like Catholics worship both Jesus and Mary. Is that true? I am a Lutheran.  29:44 – The doctrine about purgatory troubles me. What is temporal sin?  37:20 – I am troubled by Catholic doctrine o...more

  • #9915 Questions About Mary - Tim Staples

    Jan 02 2021

    Tim Staples and Cy take questions from listeners about the Blessed Mother of God, on her feast day. …

  • #9914 Questions About Mary - Tim Staples

    Jan 01 2021

    Tim Staples and Cy take questions from listeners about the Blessed Mother of God, on her feast day. …

  • #9913 Year in Review - Todd Aglialoro

    Jan 01 2021

    2020 has been a doozy. Todd, Chris, and Cy are here to talk about the best and worst stories of the year. …

  • #9912 Year in Review - Christopher Check

    Dec 31 2020

    2020 has been a doozy. Todd, Chris, and Cy are here to talk about the best and worst stories of the year. …

  • #9911 Building a Healthy Marriage for the New Year - Rose Sweet

    Dec 31 2020

    Do you want a healthy and happy marriage this year? Rose Sweet is here to help! …

  • #9910 Crusades and Cathedrals - Steve Weidenkopf

    Dec 30 2020

    Cy talks with Steve Weidenkopf about the truth of the Crusades. …

  • #9909 Knowing Baby Jesus - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 30 2020

    How can we come to know and understand Christ as a baby? Why did God choose this way to come into our world? Next, with Fr. Hugh Barbour. …

  • #9908 The Person of St. Joseph - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 29 2020

    There are no words recorded in Scripture from the earthly father of Jesus Christ, but he is one of the most important saints in the Church and has much to teach us. …

  • #9907 Weird Christmas Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 29 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: 01:58 – Is it possible that the Star of Bethlehem was a UFO? 12:33 – Is the absence of any reference in the Infancy narratives to time travelers asking to hold Baby Jesus evidence agai...more

  • #9906 Weird Christmas Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 28 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: 02:44 – If Mary didn’t suffer any labor and giving-birth pain, how exactly did Jesus get out of the womb? 12:26 – What constitutes a “Christmas movie”? Is Die Hard a Christmas movi...more

  • #9901 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 24 2020

    Catholic Answers Live Christmas Quiz Show Extravaganza ROUND 1 Which gospel is the only one that mentions the magi? a) Matthew b) Mark c) Luke d) John Which gospel is the only one that mentions the shepherds visiting the baby Jesus? e) Matthew f) Mark g) Luke h) John Which gospel does not start with the infancy of Jesus but before the beginning of the world with the words “In the beginning was the word”? a) Matthew b) Mark c) Luke d) John Why did Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem?...more

  • #9900 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 23 2020

    What do Catholics believe what they do? Questions Covered: 11:51 – Why do we use things like holy water or blessed salt?  16:26 – If Jesus spoke in hyperbole so often, how do we know that he wasn’t being hyperbolic when talking about his flesh and blood in the Eucharist?  24:01 – Peter says that people must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Why does the Catholic Church defy that and baptize in the name of the Trinity?  33:44 – Why must we confess the number ...more

  • #9899 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 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: 02:33 – I am a Protestant. Recently I have become interested in Catholic teaching. I don’t understand the role of works in the Catholic understanding of salvation. How does that work?  13:00 – The angel Gabriel said to Mary that her cousin was six mont...more

  • #9898 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Dec 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: 05:47 – In a conditional baptism, why is the phrase “if thou art a man” used?  21:51 – Why are people reluctant to believe in Eucharistic miracles?  29:10 – Does the Church address televangelists as false prophets?  37:19 – Can people who...more

  • #9897 Maintaining Mental Health This Christmas - Gregory Popcak

    Dec 22 2020

    This year has been challenging and isolating for many people. Dr. Greg Popcak gives his best advice for getting through Christmas in a healthy and happy way. Questions Covered: 14:25 – My family is all staying separate this Christmas because of covid. It seems like all the joy and the religion has gone out of the holiday. Do you have any suggestions for making it a special day still?  21:48 – Do you believe that a family can make a reasonable decision to have a gathering in pers...more

  • #9896 Ask a Priest - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 21 2020

    Fr. Hugh Barbour counsels and answers listeners as they call with questions of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more. Questions Covered: 08:00 – Can Catholics read heretical works? Why or why not?  11:24 – I am not a Catholic yet. I am thinking about my first confession. I am frightened and embarrassed, and I don’t know where to start or what to do. Can you help me?  24:08 – What is mystical wisdom?  30:13 – If Go...more

  • #9895 The History of the Nativity - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 19 2020

    Jimmy Akin discusses the historical facts we can know about the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Resources Mentioned: How the Accounts of Jesus’ Childhood Fit Together: http://jimmyakin.com/how-the-accounts-of-jesus-childhood-fit-together …

  • #9894 Witnesses at the Nativity - Steve Ray

    Dec 18 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:57 – Can you tell us more about the Wise Men?  22:52 – Why is the entrance to the Nativity in Bethlehem so low to get into? Why is there so much division over the location?  30:05 – What was the timeline of the birth of Jesus to the presentation and then the flight into Egypt?  34:00 – When Joseph traveled with Mary, did they travel alone without other people? Was that true and was that unsafe?  41:17 – Why did the angel of the Lord go t...more

  • #9893 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 18 2020

    Questions Covered: 08:02 – What is the Catholic Church’s position on the Covid-19 vaccines that are being developed from aborted fetal cells?  13:00 – I see a lot of evidence that the great apostasy has already taken place. Why do you think it has not?  17:29 – Is it wrong to say prayers for the success of my work?  21:25 – What were the merits of the baptisms that John the Baptist performed?  23:31 – How can someone be truly happy if someone they love is in ...more

  • #9892 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Dec 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 11:23 – Protestants claim that when Jesus said the law was not abolished but fulfilled in him he was saying that there was no longer any need for mediators between God and man. Is this true?  18:05 – The readings today discuss the genealogy of Joseph. Do we have a genealogy of Mary?  19:01 – What is your book recommendation for learning about the biblical roots of the sacraments?  21:23 – Why would the Vatican put an astronaut in the Nativity scen...more

  • #9891 Life After Death: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:58 – Are souls in heaven able to watch people on earth?  13:31 – The gospel of John seems to imply that a lot of people will go to heaven, while Matthew presents that few will go. Which one is correct?  19:14 – I have heard it said that when you get to heaven, you forget all of your memories from earth and who you were on earth. Is that true?  32:44 – My Protestant friend can’t reconcile his “once saved, always saved” belief with the idea of pu...more

  • #9890 Life After Death: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 16 2020

    Questions Covered: 13:00 – A Protestant friend of mine denied the existence of hell. How can I respond to him?  19:19 – What’s the problem with thinking that purgatory passes quickly?  22:54 – What does it mean when the Church says there is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church?  45:02 – My son who was raised Catholic tells me he doesn’t believe in heaven or hell, but that the near-death experiences of people are simply hallucinations caused by glands in the b...more

  • #9889 Open Forum - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

    Dec 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: 02:05 – Why does Mary need a savior if she is sinless?  07:06 – How do you know that Mary was saved at her conception?  13:25 – When Jesus Christ died on the cross, his divine self didn’t die. How could his body and divinity be separated for 3 d...more

  • #9888 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 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: 12:14 – I don’t see evidence in the Bible for the perpetual virginity of Mary. Mt 1:25 seems to say otherwise. Can you help me to understand this?   35:12 – I am a Protestant checking out the Catholic faith. I watched a virtual Mass last week and the p...more

  • #9887 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Dec 15 2020

    Questions Covered: 07:13 – What is your greatest argument for converting to Catholicism from Protestantism? I am a convert to Protestantism from atheism?  16:33 – How do we go about taking on people within the Church who have contradictory views to what the Church teaches?  23:00 – I’ve heard some things that concern me from the pulpit that concern me concerning pro-life issues. I am hearing that being anti-abortion is not the most important issue in comparison with health...more

  • #9886 Ask a Priest - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 14 2020

    Questions Covered: 12:43 – I am going through RCIA classes. I really worry about having more kids because I could pass ALS on to my kids. Should I stop becoming Catholic since I have such a problem with contraception?  18:43 – How do I pick my baptismal name?  20:23 – Is it idolatry to use Aztec mythology and the Aztec calendar in decor and my culture, even though we don’t worship the Aztec gods?  23:36 – What is your recommendation for how to go about blessing our ...more

  • #9885 Kids’ Show - Joe Heschmeyer

    Dec 12 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:52 – What happens to the souls in purgatory on the last day when heaven comes down to earth?  06:52 – If a priest does not believe in the true presence or God Himself, is his mass valid?  14:39 – How do we have communion with Saints and is it biblical?  22:07 – Why does God put the tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden and have it lead to the Fall of Adam and Eve?  29:55 – Should we put just as much importance on the old covenant i...more

  • #9884 Why Apologetics Matters - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 18:17 – I am in RCIA (converting from Protestantism) and my father is very against Catholicism- it is like I am talking to a brick wall. I am not sure what to say- can I get some tips?  34:15 – Does Karlo think it’s possible to apologize well on Social Media or is it a lost cause?   41:42 – For the teachings about Mary, what sources do we have for it for apologetics work?  44:16 – How do you strike a good middle road between being too pushy ...more

  • #9883 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 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: 01:39 – Why did the Catholic Church in the counsel of Laodicea in AD 36 transfer the solemnity of the sabbath from Saturday to Sunday?  14:33 – In the Eucharist are the accidents of bread and wine attached to Christ’s substance or absent of it?  ...more

  • #9882 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 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: 03:41 – God uses pain to punish bad people- but why does he allow natural disasters?  11:14 – What does apostolic succession look like and is it about geography or about doctrinal agreement?     16:23 – Is epistemological solipsism a form of her...more

  • #9881 Catholic Answers to Protestant Questions - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 10 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:08 – Following up on work ethic discussion – I’m not a Protestant, but from my studies, it seems that the thought behind the Protestant work ethic is that God favors you with earthly success as a sign of your being saved.  08:18 – What is the theological significance of the doctrine of Mary’s perpetual virginity?  16:38 – Why do Catholics celebrate the sabbath on Sunday instead of Saturday?  21:10 – Why does the Catholic Church have a hie...more

  • #9880 Catholic Answers to Protestant Questions - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 09 2020

    Questions Covered: 07:28 – Why do Catholics say that Protestants have fewer sacraments when, in one way or another, they do have some form of all of them? 21:20 – What authority is passed down by the apostles through apostolic succession? 29:14 – How would you respond to the Protestants who consult the Bible for every single question they come across? 35:42 – How should Catholics react when we see a non-Catholic wearing a rosary as a piece of jewelry? 42:50 –...more

  • #9879 Questions About Mary - Tim Staples

    Dec 09 2020

    Who is this Blessed and Glorious Lady? Tim Staples tells all. Questions Covered: 01:33 – Aquinas says that Mary had exceeded the angels in grace and holiness, does that mean that Mary also has exceeded the angels in knowing God? How much did Mary know about God’s whole divine plan? Since angels have hierarchy which differs from their knowledge of God, and Mary being higher than the angels she must have the highest knowledge of God better than the angels?  20:00 – It mi...more

  • #9878 Questions About Mary - Tim Staples

    Dec 08 2020

    Who is this Blessed and Glorious Lady? Tim Staples tells all. Questions Covered: 21:52 – Was Mary, the mother of Jesus, born without sin?  45:05 – If God could give Mary the Grace to be born without original sin, why not just do that for everyone? (This is a question posed to me by a 6th grade student in my Religion/Theology class. I know how I answered I’d like to hear/read yours.)   52:12 – Does Mary’s conception free from Original sin, grant her the freedom...more

  • #9875 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 05 2020

    What was the Bible of the early Church like? Questions Covered: 03:10 – From a five-year-old: Will there be dinosaurs in heaven?  04:21 – In Tobit the angel Raphael says that he is their kinsman. In Tobit 5:13 he claims to be the son of a man named Hananiah. Is he lying? It never says that he eats, wouldn’t Tobiah notice that or is just assumed that he does?  07:43 – Could we be living in a rebooted universe? What if in Revelation, John saw a previous universe in wh...more

  • #9874 The Bible of the Early Church - Joe Heschmeyer

    Dec 04 2020

    What was the Bible of the early Church like? Questions Covered: 17:07 – Why does the orthodox canon of scripture have 79 books when the Catholic canon has 73?  35:15 – Which books of the Bible were not in the King James and the Geneva bibles?  41:04 – Why were the orthodox allowed to have a separate canon of Scripture when they were not yet separate from the Catholic Church?  44:08 – What are the origins of scripture? Where were these documents found and where were...more

  • #9873 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Dec 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: 07:05 – How should we navigate which sins should be made illegal? For example, abortion versus adultery.  23:46 – Why is the Church against alkaline hydrolysis? If the liquid left over was disposed of respectfully, then would it be okay?  32:53 –...more

  • #9872 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 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: 04:07 – Can I use a Protestant Bible for Bible study? I am a convert to Catholicism and have mostly Protestant Bibles.  07:29 – Was John the Baptist considered to be a priest? He baptized and forgave sins.  12:06 – Is affirmative action intrinsi...more

  • #9871 Addiction and Healing - Scott Weeman

    Dec 03 2020

    Scott Weeman, founder of Catholic in Recovery, joins us to help callers navigate Questions Covered: 17:00 – I am dealing with addiction with my son. He has attempted to be sober numerous times, but his selfishness has torn our family apart. We are heading toward the holidays. What can we do?  24:35 – What do you advise about my alcoholic husband? What can I do to help him? It seems like nothing has helped.  35:33 – My son has been addicted to drugs. He always tells me he ...more

  • #9870 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 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: 02:07 – Are the angels descendants of Adam and Eve?  04:08 – Why do we celebrate the birth of Christ in December when it’s not really his birthday?  12:18 – To be saved, I thought we must believe in Christ and by grace. Earlier I heard someone sa...more

  • #9869 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 02 2020

    Questions Covered: 01:32 – Can you explain the Divine Mercy chaplet to me?  12:13 – When someone passes and they don’t receive last rites, what happens to them? My dad died last week and because of covid, couldn’t receive last rites.  21:15 – I heard that in the Old Testament, men could become priests of the tribe of Levi by marriage. Did Zechariah become a priest by marriage?  28:40 – Can a person be fully healed from sin by God? Does one need confession still if t...more

  • #9868 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 01 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:48 – Were Adam and Eve able to have kids when they were in the garden?   06:03 – Is it possible for God to not love us? Is he capable of that?  12:20 – Why did early Church fathers, like St. Jerome, believe that the Septuagint is not inspired?  20:11 – What does it mean that Mary was free from original sin?  35:30 – Can my wife and I switch rites within the Catholic Church?  44:53 – When Christ institutes the sacrament of penance,...more

  • #9867 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 01 2020

    Jimmy Answers helps callers with their Bible questions. Questions Covered: 07:13 – In today’s Bible reading, it seems like Jesus left Zebedee behind. Why didn’t he take him along with his sons?  14:14 – Where in the Bible does it talk about predestination? Do we believe in that?   21:00 – When did Adam and Eve live?  22:16 – What is meant in Galatians 4:9 in the NRSV by “elemental spirits”?  28:49 – I am a Hindu. Why would Jesus die for your sins? Doesn’t th...more

  • #9866 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 30 2020

    Jimmy Answers helps callers with their Bible questions. Questions Covered: 04:10 – What are the best Bible verses to defend becoming Catholic?  10:53 – What is subsistence?  14:00 – In Revelation, there is mention of the numbers 666 as the sign of the beast. It is also in 1 Kings, referencing the number of talents that Solomon received each year. Is there any special meaning in this?  21:41 – The writers of James and Hebrews seem to have different beliefs about fai...more

  • #9865 Internet Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 28 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.   Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …

  • #9864 Internet Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 27 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. Want more from Jimmy Akin?  The Bible Is A Catholic Book  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  …

  • #9863 The Good News and the New World - Christopher Check

    Nov 27 2020

    Christopher Check joins Cy to discuss the origins of Thanksgiving and the history of how Catholics came to America. …

  • #9862 Internet Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 26 2020

    Tim Staples answers questions submitted to the Radio Team via radio@catholic.com. Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines  Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic  Catholic Answers to Common Objections  The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings  Living Bread (CD)  Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell  …

  • #9861 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Nov 26 2020

    ROUND ONE   1 – CONTESTANT ONE) Which Apostle was a tax collector? A) Judas B) Matthew C) Philip 1 – CONTESTANT Two) Which of the Apostles was a carpenter? A) Philip B) Thaddeus C) None that we know of 2 – CONTESTANT ONE) What is transubstantiation? A) The replacement of the substance of bread and wine with the substance of the body and blood of Jesus. B) The presence of the body and blood of Jesus within the substance of bread and wine. C) The real presence of Jesus ...more

  • #9860 Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    Nov 25 2020

    What is keeping you from the Catholic Church? Questions Covered: 12:27 – Having to go back to confession makes me feel like, what is the point in even trying? I will just be back there again.  18:03 – Why do people have to get an annulment to be married and part of the Church?  30:17 – I am a pastor but I am drawn to the Catholic Church. It is hard for me to want to be Catholic when I see public figures claiming to be Catholic but also speaking heresies and not living Cat...more

  • #9859 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Nov 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: 04:32 – I read James 1:17 and it says that God “has no shadow of change” but frequently in the Old Testament, he changes his mind about punishing the Israelites. How do you explain this contradiction?  11:16 – What is the authorship of the prophecy of ...more

  • #9858 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 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: 03:30 – How do Catholics approach praying to the saints that avoids deifying them?  08:21 – What is the difference between Christian perfection and holiness or sanctification?  15:08 – How can we enjoy the good things of this earth while still b...more

  • #9857 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    Nov 24 2020

    Catholics believe in the dignity of life from conception to natural death. Dr. Delgado addresses covid-19, vaccines, abortion, and more. Questions Covered: 17:41 – Why are Catholic hospitals still allowing emergency “contraceptives”?  24:38 – If vaccines are introduced and not safely tested, then is it moral to mandate it upon people?  42:00 – My niece has had three c-sections and is pregnant again. The doctors tell her that she is a very high risk for bleeding out when s...more

  • #9856 Sins of Speech - Msgr. Charles Pope

    Nov 23 2020

    What does it mean to commit sins of speech? Msgr. Pope discusses gossip, lies, and more. Questions Covered: 18:57 – Are casual greetings sinful, for example, responding that you’re doing well if you’re not?  24:19 – I spontaneously exaggerate about a lot of things. Is that sinful?  33:32 – I have two children who are away from the faith. Should I say something to them about the faith? It can cause them to get defensive and angry?  44:33 – Is it a sin to speak out o...more

  • #9855 Jesus the King - Tim Staples

    Nov 21 2020

    Jesus is king. Questions Covered: 14:29 – Would you refer to God as nonbinary? If so, does the Church accept nonbinary people?  22:43 – If Christ did not manifest in the flesh, would there still be a chance for salvation?  33:17 – How can I understand the Eucharist in the Catholic Church more?  41:00 – Shouldn’t the social kingship of Christ unite Church and state in our country?  48:00 – Why is Jesus’ message for salvation so extreme?  …

  • #9854 Who Jesus Is - Tim Staples

    Nov 20 2020

    Who is the person of Jesus? Questions Covered: 29:51 – If everyone is created in the image and likeness of God, that Jesus is partially a woman?  36:50 – How did Jesus know at twelve years old enough to teach the elders in the Temple? What was it that he taught?  44:14 – Would Jesus have been a different person if he had had different parents?  48:00 – How was Christ begotten if he is God?  51:23 – How can we prove Christ’s divinity in Scripture? Mark 10:18 ...more

  • #9853 Open Forum About Jesus - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 20 2020

    Who was Jesus? Questions Covered: 02:11 – When Jesus breathed on the apostles and they received the Spirit, how is that different from Pentecost?  07:20 – What is the strongest evidence against Jesus’ Resurrection and how can it be refuted?  15:06 – Was Jesus the only condemned person who had to carry his own cross?  19:20 – Does Zecheriah 14 prove that Jesus is coming soon?  24:16 – Why didn’t Jesus allow Mary to touch him before he ascended to his Father? ...more

  • #9852 Open Forum About Jesus - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 19 2020

    Who was Jesus? Questions Covered: 08:26 – What qualifies as another Jesus or another gospel according to St. Paul 2 Cor 11:4?  16:07 – Do you have any practical tips for speaking to Jesus as he truly is and not whatever we have made him to be in our minds?  25:00 – Why did Jesus descend into hell, as the creed says?  32:20 – When Mary is told that her son shall be called Jesus and that he will save all people, is this referring to the Jews or to all people?  36:13...more

  • #9851 Jesus the Teacher - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Nov 19 2020

    Questions Covered: 5:00 – When the Blessed Virgin Mary found her son in the Temple, he was teaching the elders. What was he teaching them? What did he say?  20:39 – How can we imitate Jesus in our own version of Matthew 12?  24:52 – What did Jesus teach on annulments and marriage?  36:33 – How can we trust in Jesus’ teaching when earthly teachers who claim an identity in Christ fail so poorly in living Christian lives?  45:12 – Is a spiritual director differe...more

  • #9850 Jesus the God - Karlo Broussard

    Nov 18 2020

    Questions Covered: 11:45 – My brother is a Buddhist, and he believes that Jesus is a guru. How can I respond to that?  20:03 – If God is unchanging, then how did Jesus have a human nature before humanity existed?  25:05 – How do I explain to someone about the continuous sacrifice of the Mass and that Jesus is not dying again each time?  39:02 – Hebrews 1:5 says that Jesus is superior to the angels and is the Son of God. What is the purpose of addressing that in the ...more

  • #9849 Jesus the Word - Fr. Robert McTeigue

    Nov 18 2020

    Jesus is the Word made flesh. Fr. McTeigue joins us to discuss. Questions Covered: 18:24 – You spoke about evangelizing people by understanding their needs. Why shouldn’t we just evangelize the way Jesus did?  23:00 – What does the God the Word say about incorrect translations of the Bible that have removed books?    29:15 – How can we prove that Jesus is in the Eucharist? Why We’re Catholic  30:45 – My wife always asks me what the meaning of the “word” is in the p...more

  • #9848 Friendship with Jesus - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Nov 17 2020

    Why is friendship with Jesus crucial? Find out now, with Fr. Hugh Barbour. Questions Covered: 19:55 – My RCIA candidates keep thinking that the Old Testament God is different from the New Testament God. How can I help them see they are one and the same?  30:00 – In adoration, I feel like I am not getting a good enough connection with God. I am going to adoration tonight and I really want to make the most of the time. How can I effectively pray and connect with Jesus in adoration...more

  • #9847 Jesus the Exorcist - Fr. Vincent Lampert

    Nov 17 2020

    Jesus spent a large portion of his earthly ministry as an exorcist, casting out demons. Questions Covered: 17:57 – Can fasting drive out demons?  22:22 – How do we know whether an evil spirit is telling us the truth?  32:57 – Are there rabbis in the Jewish faith today who are exorcists?  35:42 – Should we preach in our churches more about the existence of the devil?  44:30 – Can you help me to understand why Jesus sends the demons into the swine and then the...more

  • #9846 Did Jesus Even Exist? - Trent Horn

    Nov 16 2020

    Is there hard evidence for Jesus Christ’s existence? Questions Covered: 15:37 – Is it a good defense to say that Christianity is true because it points back to the person of Christ, who is God, whereas other religions point to mere humans or myths?  18:30 – Why don’t people believe in Jesus when there is historical evidence of his existence?  31:00 – When Jesus ascended, he was in human form. Will we see him in human form or spirit form in heaven?  34:48 – Is...more

  • #9845 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Nov 14 2020

    Non-Catholics call with questions for Tim Staples. Questions Covered: 04:16 – Is there any biblical or historical evidence that the queen mother of the Davidic kingdom brought requests to the king?  13:44 – Can I still attend Catholic Mass, even if I am not a Catholic?  17:05 – Why did the Catholic Church kill Jan Huss?  30:30 – The Catholic Church was anti-Semitic in the 20th century and was the reason for the Holocaust. They are now targeting homosexuals in the s...more

  • #9844 The Church in the News - JD Flynn

    Nov 13 2020

    JD Flynn talks about all the latest news in the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 13:57 – I heard that the Pope is now approving civil unions and same-sex marriage. Is this true?  20:06 – Who has been recommended by McCarrick who is now a cardinal or a bishop?  29:10 – What is your opinion on the persecution of Christians and Catholics in the media and politics today in the United States?  37:45 – Pope Francis seemed to be very antagonistic toward President Trump...more

  • #9843 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 13 2020

    Please help to fund Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by going to catholicanswersradio.com to donate! Questions Covered: 04:52 – Jesus says the greatest commandment is to love God with your whole mind and heart. Is it a mortal sin to not do this? If so, how can we ever be in a state of grace?  17:38 – How do we know which Old Testament laws are binding on Christians today?  29:30 – How can I pray effectively?  37:30 – There is an episode of Star Trek wher...more

  • #9842 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 12 2020

    Please help to fund Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by going to catholicanswersradio.com to donate! Questions Covered: 10:09 – I don’t find enough biblical evidence for papal infallibility. Are there some verses that I am missing?  21:17 – If God made Mary free from original sin, why is it significant that Mary experienced an immaculate conception? Why didn’t he just do the same for Jesus?  33:38 – Why do Catholics place such emphasis on exorcists, when anyone...more

  • #9841 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 12 2020

    Please help to fund Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by going to catholicanswersradio.com to donate! Questions Covered: 05:22 – In the CCC, what does it mean when it says that we can only pray to the Father through Jesus?  11:10 – How was God created?  18:26 – If we receive the Holy Spirit in baptism and confirmation, what happened in Acts 8:16 when it says they had not received the Spirit?  30:04 – Are angels outside of time or are they affected by time...more

  • #9840 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 11 2020

    Please help to fund Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by going to catholicanswersradio.com to donate! Questions Covered: 05:41 – What role does the lay person play in Bible interpretation in the Catholic Church?  23:11 – How do Catholics interpret Romans 13?  33:55 – What are two books you would recommend for my Christian friend who questions the early Catholic Church and its history?  43:04 – How does mortal sin work? Is it a mortal sin if a person is co...more

  • #9839 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 11 2020

    Please help to fund Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by going to catholicanswersradio.com to donate! Questions Covered: 08:24 – I discovered Catholic radio about 6 months ago. I pledged within a week. I went back to the Church and confession. I recently found out that being divorced without an annulment is a sin. How can I be forgiven for this? I don’t know if I can get an annulment.  20:09 – My brother thinks that babies with genetic abnormalities, like down syndrome...more

  • #9838 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 10 2020

    Please help to fund Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by going to catholicanswersradio.com to donate! Questions Covered: 09:45 – What is your opinion on the divine right theory? Did monarchs really have authority from God?  20:29 – How did you prepare to have such a big, great family? What can a person do to raise a holy family?  34:00 – What are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit?  45:30 – Is there any place that we can point to as containing God’s word ...more

  • #9837 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Nov 10 2020

    Trent asks listeners why they support abortion and answers by explaining the truth about the dignity of life. Questions Covered: 02:58 – I am pro-choice in the instance when a mother’s mental health is in danger.  12:48 – Are you consistent with your beliefs? How can you be pro-life but also pro-factory farming?  22:12 – I am pro-choice because believe in the ability to choose what you do with your body.  32:14 – I am pro-choice. I wouldn’t stop anyone from having ...more

  • #9836 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Nov 09 2020

    Trent asks listeners why they support abortion and answers by explaining the truth about the dignity of life. Questions Covered: 13:48 – I am pro-choice because bodily autonomy comes before anyone’s right to life.  29:41 – I am pro-choice because I don’t see that life is in inherent in human beings. There is nothing more special about me than there is about a cow. I don’t think people are that special.  43:08 – I am pro-choice because I think making abortion legal will en...more

  • #9835 Jesus In Your Marriage - Edward Sri

    Nov 07 2020

    How can spouses bring Christ into marriage? Questions Covered: 17:00 – What are practical ways to pray with a husband who is agnostic?  29:00 – I am getting married in 3 weeks. Do you have any tips for how to make Jesus the center of our relationship?  35:14 – When my husband wasn’t onboard with the faith, I began praying as a family with my children out in the open and he was drawn into prayer with us.  …

  • #9834 The Purposeful Universe - Dan Kuebler

    Nov 06 2020

    God created the heavens and the earth. How did He do it? Questions Covered: 14:37 – What is the official Church teaching on creation and evolution?  23:08 – It’s known that the universe works according to the laws of quantum mechanics, which has no beginning or end. How does this fact work with the Catholic position on evolution?  29:40 – How can it be possible that we are descended from one man and one woman, Adam and Eve?  33:51 – I am teaching fifth grade scienc...more

  • #9832 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 05 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:23 – Station of the Cross…What is the biblical evidence for Mary’s perpetual virginity?  14:05 – What is God?  17:57 – Are all religions and denominations equal in God’s eyes?  23:02 – Why is it fair for people to go to heaven who live bad lives and then confess their sins at the very end?  28:45 – If Muslims are worshipping the same God as us, do Muslim prophets ever speak to Jesus? If so, why doesn’t he tell them that Islam is no...more

  • #9831 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Nov 05 2020

    Questions Covered: 12:30 – How do I defend the faith against Gnosticism?  21:00 – I met a young person who said he is not pro-abortion except in the case of rape. How can I respond to him?  22:52 – I have been debating with a Baptist about the validity of the apocrypha by saying that the original King James bible included it. Is this a good way to take the conversation?  32:37 – How do we explain to an agnostic that miracles are real?  45:00 – I am a recent c...more

  • #9830 Living in Peace - Fr. Jeffrey Kirby

    Nov 04 2020

    Questions Covered: 17:00 – Do you recommend memorizing Scripture to gain inner peace?  43:17 – I am completing RCIA. I was raised a Jehovah’s Witness. I feel betrayed and angry about how I was raised and about what I was taught. How can I overcome these feelings and the fact that I have had to learn everything again?  …

  • #9829 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 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: 09:10 – When I see something that my youth kids post online regarding voting, is it wrong for me to encourage them to vote pro-life when they are saying that they will not?  21:22 – Why did the Holy Spirit have to purify Mary, regarding the Immaculate ...more

  • #9828 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Nov 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: 08:35 – When did Protestants take 7 books out of the Bible?  15:50 – What is Catholic teaching on the antichrist?  24:23 – What do Last Rites achieve for a non-practicing Catholic?  32:52 – Is it good to rejoice in the sorrow of others?  ...more

  • #9827 Doing Bad for Good Results - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Nov 03 2020

    It is not permissible to do evil in order to achieve a good. Fr. Sebastian explains why. Questions Covered: 24:10 – If a train is running and will kill 5 people, would it be better to switch the track and kill only one person?  38:21 – When does a war become just? When do non-combatants become combatants?  45:14 – When I stand up for babies in the womb, people ask me why I don’t advocate for children at the border. How can I best respond to this?  48:37 – Is it wro...more

  • #9826 Are We Living the Gospel of Life? - Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

    Nov 02 2020

    As Catholics, we are responsible for standing up for the dignity of all human life. Bishop Paprocki is here to help us understand just how to do that. Questions Covered: 22:00 – Can we ask the souls in purgatory to pray for the end to abortion?  30:00 – How can I best respond to a person who says they don’t accept abortion except in the case of rape?  35:45 – If we want to promote the culture of life, shouldn’t we really be promoting NFP more?  42:45 – I have been ...more

  • #9825 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 31 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:13 – Are the white throne judgement, the day of the Lord, and the second death all the same thing?  11:45 – Which translation is correct for 1 Corinthians 13, where the word love replaced charity in newer translations?  19:04 – Have you taken a Nazarite vow?  24:25 – How does the tribe of Levi relate to the priesthood? Were all men of Levi priests?  39:00 – It is not true that we must go through Mary and the saints in order to pray to Go...more

  • #9824 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 30 2020

    Questions Covered: 08:20 – What does Jesus mean in Matthew 7:21-23, when he says the “one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven”?  13:30 – Did Christ’s death make salvation possible for all peoples?  17:12 – Why isn’t the Nicene Creed included in the canon of Scripture?  21:40 – My daughter uses Scripture often to show me that the Catholic Church is wrong. What book can you recommend that I can read to better refute her?  23:38 – How can we use Scri...more

  • #9823 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 00:45 – Do Catholics believe that Satan or demons can tempt us into sin? If so, how does one know that’s what is happening?  05:52 – When was the Hebrew dialect created?  13:55 – Is stylization of violence in the media sinful?  17:45 –...more

  • #9822 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 02:45 – Why are we obliged to go to Mass on certain holy days that are not on Sundays? Can I go to Mass on Sunday to cover this obligation?  4:35 – Did Jesus ever reference purgatory either directly or in parable form?  12:43 – How can I refute ...more

  • #9821 Catholic Books - Mark Brumley

    Oct 29 2020

    Questions Covered: 28:31 – I think historical fiction is so important in our faith and that hard copies of printed books in our hands cannot be replaced by books on screens. One of my favorite books is called Come Rack, Come Rope by Msgr. Benson. It seems like it isn’t printed anymore. Will Ignatius ever print it?  31:52 – Moby Dick truly shaped me and is a book that I think that everyone should read.  43:18 – Two books that affected and helped me were The Confessions by S...more

  • #9820 Ask a Priest - Fr. David Meconi

    Oct 28 2020

    Questions Covered: 05:48 – Is the Trinity biblical and how can I find proof for it?  08:08 – My son got an annulment. Is that annulment also valid for his ex-wife or does she need to obtain an annulment separately to remarry?  11:52 – I am a distributor of Communion at Mass. What should I do if I have someone approach me for the Eucharist who I know is non-Catholic?  15:24 – Is there a way to prove temporal punishment due to sin to Protestants who don’t believe in p...more

  • #9819 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Oct 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: 05:53 – What are the works mentioned in Romans 4:2?  09:31 – What is papal infallibility? What is the proper or improper way to criticize the pope or other clerics?  21:30 – Can you help me to understand righteousness in Matthew 6:33 and what is...more

  • #9818 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 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: 00:45 – What is your take on Pope Francis’ statement about civil unions?  17:48 – Does everyone who is baptized receive the Holy Spirit? What makes a saint different?  22:52 – I think there is a spirit in my home. Is there anywhere I can seek he...more

  • #9817 Renewing Our Hope - Bishop Robert Barron

    Oct 27 2020

    Questions Covered: 14:37 – How can we spark a revival for Catholics in America and around the world? 17:18 – How can we evangelize others who are angry about the sex abuse crisis? 21:19 – I have heard that when the Church goes through difficult periods, a great Saint will come. Do you think a Saint will come? 28:13 – What do you think the future of the Church looks like? 31:34 – Does the Latin Mass belong in your renewal for the Catholic Church? 33:35 –...more

  • #9816 Faith and Science - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 26 2020

    Questions Covered: 05:48 – Many people say that the miracle of our lady of Fatima is a natural science, how can that be? 13:45 – Why does the church not have a single source of scientific evidence for eucharistic miracles? 20:00 – If Christians believe in Science, why do they deny the age of the Earth? 31:57 – I heard a study about the  Shroud of Tarin and its image is comparable to energy to the atom bomb shadows, is that true? 34:05 – Why couldn’t the Holy ...more

  • #9815 How John Paul II Changed the World - Patrick Novecosky

    Oct 24 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:35 – When the hierarchy in the United States was under John Paul II, I feel he relied on the papal nuncio. Can I have your thoughts on that? 29:07 – I saw a movie on Padre Pio, in one of the scenes Padre Pio met John Paul II as a young man and Padre says to a colleague, “he will be a pope one day.” Was this a true statement? Did they ever interact? 37:59 – There was a picture of John Paul II with a Buddhist statue on the tabernacle that he...more

  • #9814 Discernment of Spirits in Marriage - Fr. Timothy Gallagher

    Oct 23 2020

    Questions Covered: 24:48 – Father, do we need to read “Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living” before we read this? 29:22 – How do you respond to young couples asking about when it is the right time to get married? 43:44 – I have been struggling with the temptation not to pray- how does one work through the struggle to not pray? 51:19 – How would one know his soulmate when the heart is deceitful? …

  • #9813 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 23 2020

    Questions Covered: 01:00 – When should we talk to kids about what happens with pets after they die? 9:15 – What is a doctor of the church and how can one become a doctor of the church? 14:30 – Can you speak to the subject of the bi-location of Saints? Is it as rare as the stigmata? Or are there many saints that have been bi-located? 18:51 – Can you recommend any books with research on becoming a better Catholic Man? 22:38 – What implications does Ipson esse h...more

  • #9812 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 22 2020

    Questions Covered: 04:00 – Apostolic succession is in both the roman and orthodox catholic church, but they differ, how and why is this the case? 11:50 – Why are all souls day and all saints’ day so close to each other and what is the difference, why are they so close to Halloween? 6:43 –  Are humans really so different after 5,000 years and is his analogy on teaching Hebrew really comparable to teaching a people morals and theology? 29:11 – Has the triumph of...more

  • #9811 Why It Matters To Be Catholic - Karlo Broussard

    Oct 22 2020

    Questions Covered: 2:45 – What are we to make of the pope’s comments on civil unions? 17:48 – How do you explain purgatory to Catholics that are rejecting it and how can I defend my faith against my born again brother when they reject prayers to Mary and purgatory? 21:44 – Are we still going to be judged after we are released from purgatory or are we judged before we enter purgatory? 34:33 – I have been a Catholic my whole life and what happened today with the pope ...more

  • #9810 Light and Leaven - Bishop Joseph Strickland

    Oct 21 2020

    Questions Covered: 11:45 – My husband and I have left the Church over the scandals, we are struggling with the fact that the laity doesn’t have much power in helping the community with that. What can we do as laypeople to help prevent those issues? 18:00 – Will the bishop be in favor of reform of the college of bishops, where there will be more accountability to the laity and will be part of that structural reform? 24:30 – I have a friend who is a fallen Catholic, now meth...more

  • #9809 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 21 2020

    Questions Covered: 01:30 – What is the Catholic thought on the idea that Clement wrote the book of Hebrews? 05:23 – How do you deal with an “anti-Catholic” protestant pastor? My boyfriend goes to his church and is now feeling those “anti-Catholic” feelings? 12:35 – What was fulfilled by Christ from the old testament? 21:30 – Regarding the eucharist, can you connect the fulfillment of the “bread of presence” and fulfillment of Christ’s presence there or speak t...more

  • #9808 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 20 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:46 – Can you give advice to talking to protestants about common misconceptions about Catholicism? 14:30 – How do I deal with lust and attraction? 28:10 – If you already have a blessed scapular and it’s worn out, and you get a new one, do the blessings transfer over to the new one? 30:35 – Did Jesus need to be redeemed and sanctified? 41:14 – What sins are being committed when cross-dressing? And why does that deny them access to the Euch...more

  • #9807 Was Vatican II a Modernist Apostasy? - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Oct 20 2020

    Questions Covered: 14:45 – What is the best objection you have heard to Vatican II and how would you address it? 20:21 – Can you explain the changes in education from Vatican II? 33:57 – we were told 3 weeks before Vatican II that Communion was only a symbol – can you elaborate on this? 45:11 – How can we restore reverence of the eucharist and with reverence of the pope? 51:00 – I have been having debates with my eastern orthodox cousin- he has problems...more

  • #9806 Trustful Surrender - Debbie Georgianni

    Oct 19 2020

    Questions Covered: 12:35 – Society itself used to support Christianity and now that it hasn’t, how can we navigate that in today’s world with your family. 18:54 – My son has fallen away from the faith, he is gay. How do I deal with the holidays? 28:25 – My son got married outside of the Catholic Church even though they are Catholic, how can help them learn about the importance of the sacrament of matrimony? 32:13 – I feel depressed when I pray for my chi...more

  • #9805 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Oct 17 2020

    Questions Covered:  03:18 – Is there salvation outside of the Catholic Church? And if there is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church how is there unity in Christianity? 13:27 – What do I do if I am not sure if I have been baptized but I want to be baptized in the Catholic Church? 16:31 – Why is it that the Catholic Church has historically supported a younger model for the creation of the world but seems to have shifted their stance today? 24:33 – Why do Cathol...more

  • #9804 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Oct 16 2020

    Questions Covered:  09:25 – Can you explain Limbo? 18:05 – Can you elaborate on the Church’s hierarchy of authority? 29:57 – I think praying to saints is idolatry. 40:55 – How can I explain purgatory to my Baptist family in light of 1 John 3:2? 46:30- How do you address the topic of homosexuality with people who do not accept the Church’s teaching? …

  • #9803 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 16 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:11 – Did three wisemen actually go see Jesus or was it just the three gifts with either 2 or 5 “wise men” presenting them? 10:59 – What takes precedence: Isaiah 11:9 or Revelation: every valley will be filled and hills will be lowered? 16:16 – Why is 2nd Peter in the bible when the bible commentary says he didn’t write it? 21:29 – Is it sinful to perform an act of spiritual communion in a state of mortal sin? 24:26 – Since Jesus is the s...more

  • #9802 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 15 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:50 – What role does the treasury of merit play with indulgences? 06:27 – What are the differences between the different types of bibles? 12:32 – Can Catholics pray the chotki? 13:38 – Is it okay for Catholics to use vaccinations with parts of aborted fetuses? 16:31 – Is the Holy Spirit higher than Jesus concerning Jesus’ human nature? 20:36 – Does God still speak to people through prophecies? 24:00 – What are the importance...more

  • #9801 Purgatory Is For Real - Karlo Broussard

    Oct 15 2020

    Questions Covered:  08:18 – Can souls in Purgatory see souls in Hell? And can souls in Heaven see souls in Purgatory? 15:40 – Can non-Catholics go to Purgatory? 19:42 – How do indulgences in Purgatory work? 24:12 – Can the people in Purgatory pray for us? Do they know we pray for them? 30:55 – Are there children in purgatory? 40:35 – Will we be purged for grave sins if they have been confessed and the penance has already been done? 45:52 – If yo...more

  • #9800 Ask a Priest - Fr. Paul Scalia

    Oct 14 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:42 – Does any other Christian denomination believe in Purgatory? Where is purgatory in the Bible? 16:08 – Are all human beings born with a soul? Are human beings born with a conscience? 18:14 – What would happen to someone who has not gone to confession for five years? 24:39 – If a priest were to bless the ocean would the ocean be holy water? 30:28 – If, during COVID, my diocese requires Communion in the hand, should I refrain from Commu...more

  • #9799 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 14 2020

    Questions Covered:  01:09 – Why are some priests allowed to say things that contradict church teaching? 07:19 – Is it okay to wear an Orthodox cross? 11:11 – Can you help me understand Mary’s perpetual virginity? 23:40 – How do I explain the trinity when there is only one God? 35:32 – Why does the Catholic Church say that its authority is infallible and equal to that of scripture? 48:23 – What is the Catholic Church’s teaching on infallibility wh...more

  • #9798 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 13 2020

    Questions Covered:  05:49 – How do you answer somebody who says they believe in God but they don’t want to go to Heaven? 20:08 – I have a friend interested in Catholicism who is transfeminine. What are the expectations? 31:05 – How did Jesus worship the Trinity? Was the god of his human nature? 41:17 – What biblical and historical evidence do we have for the particular judgment? How do we know that people are in heaven or hell, and not some other place? 46:41 ̵...more

  • #9797 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 13 2020

    Questions Covered: 00:54 – In Jn 4:22, what did Jesus mean when he said “Salvation is from the Jews”?  03:27 – How do we resolve Heb. 9:25 with the idea that Christ is in heaven as a lamb slain?  14:37 – I’ve heard some people justify the conquest of Canaan as God using his people to exercise judgement on the Canaanites. But isn’t that saying that the ends justify the means?  19:28 – Does the verse in Matthew where Jesus refers to the “days of Noah” prove that Noah wa...more

  • #9796 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 12 2020

    Questions Covered: 05:13 – Is there a Biblical reason for why we ring the bells at consecration?  06:30 – Were Adam and Eve real people?  14:53 – How do we harmonize the apparent contradictions in the resurrection narratives?  20:47 – Does Jimmy have any recommendations on beginner-level books about textual criticism of the Bible?  24:29 – Are the stories of Noah’s Ark, Jonah, and Job real events, or are we to take them only as stories? And are there other book...more

  • #9795 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Oct 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: 03:03 – How rare is it for a non-Catholic to be able to receive Communion at a Catholic Church? When is a person so mentally disabled that they don’t need confession?  12:15 – How do you defend the primacy of the pope?  21:23 – Catholics are mor...more

  • #9794 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Oct 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: 06:03 – Who is speaking in Joel 2:27?  16:48 – Where does the Church get its claim of Church authority? Didn’t authority end with Peter?  29:29 – How is the Church infallibly defined to be infallible?  45:10 – What was the last name of Je...more

  • #9793 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 00:46 – Thomas Aquinas says that something that is perfect has reached the limit for improvement, but God is apparently limitless. Therefore, he is either perfect or limitless, but not both. What are your thoughts?  10:59 – I am a convert to Catholicis...more

  • #9792 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 03:03 – Can Catholics participate in a secular wedding?   06:27 – What kind of angel was Lucifer before he became the devil?  07:56 – How can I explain that Vatican II was a valid council that should be obeyed and not just a mistake?  17:31 ...more

  • #9791 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Oct 08 2020

    Vaccines, euthanasia, organ donation, and much more, today, with Fr. Tad. Questions Covered: 08:32 – What is the Catholic Church’s current teaching on adopting IVF babies in the form of embryos?  19:25 – Is it true that aborted fetal tissue may be used in vaccines and we may take the vaccines as long as there is no other option?  28:22 – Is it true that you are not truly dead when you donate your organs? Is it moral for a person to donate an organ to someone else, like a ...more

  • #9790 Open Forum For Non-Catholics - Steve Ray

    Oct 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: 08:36 – I am thinking about starting RCIA. Do you have any advice for what I can do to get the very most out of the experience?  14:50 – I don’t believe that Jesus is God or that the Holy Spirit is God. I believe God has a Son and Spirit, but they are n...more

  • #9789 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 01:34 – Why do we get baptized?  03:18 – What is adrenaline?  05:02 – Why does the Bible say that Abraham is 135 years old when he enters the land of Canaan?  16:12 – Is it appropriate for Catholics to celebrate Halloween and is there a C...more

  • #9788 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 03:25 – Is the sacrifice of Christ that we see during the Mass ongoing or did it happen once?  08:14 – What is purgatory and why is it necessary?  15:03 – If the partial judgement is private and the final judgment is public, why are we now canon...more

  • #9787 Real Philosophy for Real People - Fr. Robert McTeigue

    Oct 06 2020

    Yet whether we like it or not, almost every corner of our lives—from dissertation writing to channel surfing—brings us face to face with competing philosophies and world views, each claiming to tell us definitively what it means to be human. How can we know which one is right? And what difference does it make? Questions Covered: 13:03 – How, as Catholics, are we to read the pagan philosophers?  21:37 – How can we combat human constructed truths and relativism?  32:12 – I ...more

  • #9786 Peace in the Storm - Gregory Popcak

    Oct 05 2020

    How can we best handle the trials of life and manage our emotions? How can we calm the fears of our family members? Questions Covered: 13:33 – How do you help someone who is in the middle of an anxiety attack?  22:26 – I have a 10-year-old son who has been dealing with anxiety and panic attacks, especially when walking through a restaurant or somewhere that he feels is too crowded. How can I help him?  34:54 – Since the pandemic started, I have been very afraid. How can I...more

  • #9785 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 03 2020

    Questions Covered:  02:10 – What’s Jimmy’s favorite meal to eat on a Friday during Lent? 03:45 – Do I get to keep my tattoos after the Last Judgement? 07:13 – Apart from Jesus’ Passion, would Jesus ever have gotten sick or hurt, or would Psalm 91, which Satan quotes, apply and he would be protected? Would He have allowed Himself, Mary or an Apostle to become sick or hurt? 14:32 – Does the Emily Blunt character in the Tom Cruise movie “Edge of Tomorrow...more

  • #9784 The Church in the News - JD Flynn

    Oct 02 2020

    What is truly happening in the Vatican and the Church throughout the world? Now, with JD Flynn. Questions Covered: 29:42 – Are there any updates on the Fulton Sheen beatification?  31:00 – Has the Vatican been infiltrated by homosexuals, communists, and Freemasons?  36:52 – To what extent are the Vatican finance issues related to the structure of the organization and the lack of internal controls?  …

  • #9783 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Oct 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: 05:17 – Can you explain Hebrews 10:26 regarding purgatory?  17:28 – If conditional security of salvation is true, how do we know what secures our salvation?  22:28 – How does a saint become a doctor of the Church?  32:33 – Is it a bad thi...more

  • #9782 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 06:44 – What is the Catholic position on the Protestant teaching “by faith alone”?  14:51 – Why did God choose to reveal Himself slowly over so many years, rather than sending a prophet at the beginning who could teach the truth all at once?  22:53 &#...more

  • #9781 Light and Leaven - Bishop Joseph Strickland

    Oct 01 2020

    In his direct and conversational manner, Bishop Strickland touches on a wide range of topics, including Church renewal in a time of scandal, the central importance of the Eucharist, how to build strong marriages, the need for prayer and silence in a noisy and distracted age, and the battle between good and evil in which all Christians are engaged. He will inspire and edify you with his wise insights, pastoral common sense, and evident love for souls. Questions Covered: 21:34 – Can you ...more

  • #9780 The Marriage Bond - Rose Sweet

    Sep 30 2020

    What makes a marriage valid and sacramental? What is the marriage bond? Rose Sweet explains. Questions Covered: 21:10 – Can a marriage still be valid even if it is not sacramental?  28:58 – Has there been an increase in the dissolution of marriage throughout the country? 5 of my friends have gotten divorced and were granted annulments in the last year.  32:06 – I’m contemplating filing for an annulment. I have been divorced for 2 years. In my opinion, our marriage was val...more

  • #9779 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 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: 04:28 – How can I build a prayer life?  13:08 – Do wedding rings continue to have a sacramental blessing if the spouse has died?  15:39 – What is the reason Catholics wear a brown scapular?  20:04 – Is the Eucharist a means to forgive sin...more

  • #9778 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 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: 03:24 – My Protestant friend believes that Hebrews 9 and 10 disprove Catholicism because Catholics continually offer sacrifice. How can I explain that it is one sacrifice?  09:08 – Who invented the Holy Trinity?  14:53 – Since neither candidate ...more

  • #9777 The Bible Blueprint for the Priesthood - Karlo Broussard

    Sep 29 2020

    What does the Catholic Church teach and believe about the priesthood? Questions Covered: 21:50 – Did Jesus establish the ministry of priesthood or did Melchisedec?  29:32 – Does the priesthood in the Catholic Church invalidate the role of Protestant pastors or ministers?  35:55 – Was Melchisedec a person or just a role?  42:50 – I was Mormon for a little bit and I felt power coming from the Mormon priesthood. How and why could this be?    …

  • #9776 The Holy Spirit - Mary Healy

    Sep 28 2020

    Who is the third person of the most Holy Trinity? What do Catholics believe about the Holy Spirit? Questions Covered: 17:40 – The Holy Spirit has always been my favorite person of the Trinity.  20:10 – Does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father and the Son?  31:47 – Most of my family is Catholic and has received Confirmation, but they don’t seem like they’ve received the Holy Spirit. Why is that?  43:20 – Is there a future kingdom to be established here on earth?...more

  • #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. …