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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.

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  • #9235 Homosexuality and the Bible - Trent Horn

    Sep 14 2019

    Questions Covered: 15:40 – I disagree with the teaching that homosexuality is a sin. I’m an ordained minister and have a degree in psychology and believe that this pushes people away. 31:28 – As a woman I really find drag queens offensive. Why does society accept the mockery of women? 43:28 – What is the Church’s stance on homosexuality being a choice? Are people are born with it? 46:14 – Some “abominations” in the Old Testament have been abolished (i.e. eati...more

  • #9234 The Transgender Movement - Gloria Purvis

    Sep 13 2019

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

  • #9233 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 13 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:51 – If God is perfect, how could he regret creating the human race?  08:54 – My wife has expressed a desire to convert to Catholicism. We are Protestant. Is it possible for us to have a healthy and rich interfaith relationship?  16:35 – I am a no...more

  • #9232 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 12 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 05:41 – I am going to work as a janitor in a fertility clinic. Is this ethical for me to do?  11:27 – I am Jewish and considering becoming Catholic. If I do, will I need to stop observing the Sabbath?  17:06 – Is it true that when cremation is used, ...more

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

    Sep 12 2019

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

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

    Sep 11 2019

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

  • #9229 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 11 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:27 – I’m a recent convert. How can I understand the sin of pride? Is pride ever healthy?  14:06 – Why do Catholics believe that Baptism and faith are both important for salvation? Jesus clearly said salvation only required belief, not baptism.  22:01 &#...more

  • #9228 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Sep 10 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:50 – In his earthly lifetime, when did Jesus know that he was the Son of God?  13:57 – If Catholics do not believe in Sola Scriptura, then how do they avoid the conclusion that the Church is self-authenticating?  22:29 – Did the Israelites really ...more

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

    Sep 10 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 4:04 – Why are we focusing on the Eucharist and Reconciliation in second grade, but then wait so long to give them Confirmation? Shouldn’t the sacraments be taught every year so that they understand what they are receiving when they are older?  13:46 – Can...more

  • #9226 The Beauty of the Sacraments - null

    Sep 09 2019

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

  • #9225 The Church in the World - Trent Horn

    Sep 07 2019

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

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

    Sep 06 2019

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

  • #9223 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Sep 06 2019

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

  • #9222 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Sep 05 2019

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

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

    Sep 05 2019

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

  • #9220 Finding Joy - Gary Zimak

    Sep 04 2019

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

  • #9219 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 04 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 00:55 – Is it appropriate to ask saints to do things for us or just for intercessory prayer?  06:48 – What can you do if you are trying to abide by Church teaching on contraception, but your spouse is not? Do you deny your spouse or break Church teaching? ...more

  • #9218 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Sep 03 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:15 – Are there problems with Marianne Williamson’s book, A Course in Miracles?  18:19 – Does not following the GIRM make the Mass illicit?  28:20 – What are Holy Days of obligation? Why are there other days besides Sundays that are required for Ca...more

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

    Sep 03 2019

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  • #9216 Is Democracy Catholic? - Mark Brumley

    Sep 02 2019

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

  • #9215 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - null

    Aug 31 2019

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

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

    Aug 30 2019

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

  • #9213 Open Forum - Fr. John Trigilio

    Aug 30 2019

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

  • #9212 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Aug 29 2019

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

  • #9211 St. Augustine - Fr. David Meconi

    Aug 29 2019

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

  • #9210 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Aug 28 2019

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

  • #9209 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 28 2019

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

  • #9208 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 27 2019

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

  • #9207 Devotion to Mary - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Aug 27 2019

    Questions Covered: 17:38 – Is Marian devotion necessary for salvation? If so, why? 22:25 – What is the difference between devotion to Mary and a consecration to Mary? 29:28 – I am a convert. Why do I need to unite myself with Mary? How do I get there? 34:06 – Can you help me to better understand the Memorare? 37:58 – How can I charitably discuss with fellow Catholics that Mary is not above Jesus or the sacrifice of the Mass? 44:00 – How does a parent consecra...more

  • #9206 Does Romance Really Matter? - Rose Sweet

    Aug 26 2019

    Questions Covered: 16:15 – How do you restart romance after you’ve been married for 13 years? 20:18 – Is romance off limits for people with same-sex attraction? 29:13 – If suffering is part of getting close to Christ, how is that romance? How can romance require suffering? 34:30 – Can you explain where the line lies between romance, love, and lust? 45:27 – I am dating someone who I really like, but I don’t feel very attracted to him. Does that matter? 49:46 –...more

  • #9205 Fatherhood - Adam Minihan

    Aug 24 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:32 – What is the best way to help our kids set goals? Do you agree with the approach “heaven, not Harvard?”  21:09 – I am a new father, for the last month. Right now, my wife is tired, so I have been doing most of the household chores. How can I talk to her about doing more around the house? I work all day and then come home and I’m basically still working.  32:25 – I think sacrificing in a sacramental marriage is love. There is biblical evidence for this...more

  • #9204 Authentic Friendship - Adam Minihan

    Aug 23 2019

    Questions Covered: 22:43 – I am a recent empty nester and now I’m trying to reestablish friendship with my beautiful wife. Any tips?  32:23 – Is there still hope for authentic friendship in the overly sexualized world today? How can I make new friends?  45:55 – What is Jesus’ role in friendship? Also, how can I maintain strong long-distance friendships?  51:08 – We just moved to this area and spent about 2 years trying to make friends. We did finally find a parish family...more

  • #9203 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Aug 23 2019

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

  • #9202 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 22 2019

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

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

    Aug 22 2019

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

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

    Aug 21 2019

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

  • #9199 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 21 2019

    Why do Catholics pray to Mary and the saints? Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 05:21 – Is Matthew 1:23 a mistranslation of the original Hebrew text?   16:39 – Why do Catholics pray to Mary and the saints? I thought the only person who can answer prayers is God.  30:20 – Was it odd t...more

  • #9198 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Aug 20 2019

    Who is the beloved disciple? How can I speak to my friends about Sola Scriptura? Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 05:20 – Is a confession still valid if the priest rushes you or misspeaks the words of absolution?  19:27 – I was having a discussion with an Anglican friend. He asked if Mari...more

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

    Aug 20 2019

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

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

    Aug 19 2019

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

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

    Aug 17 2019

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

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

    Aug 16 2019

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

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

    Aug 16 2019

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  • #9192 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 15 2019

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

  • #9191 The Call to Evangelize - Mark Hart

    Aug 15 2019

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

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

    Aug 14 2019

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

  • #9189 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 14 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.   Want more from Jimmy Akin?  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  Questions Covered: 02:28 – My brother is a Knight Templar and he claims th...more

  • #9188 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 13 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Want more from Jimmy Akin?  Teaching with Authority  A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist  The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church  Questions Covered: 03:47 – What is the Catholic response to the environment...more

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

    Aug 13 2019

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

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

    Aug 12 2019

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

  • #9185 Kids’ Show - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 10 2019

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

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

    Aug 09 2019

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

  • #9183 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 09 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered:  09:08 – How are we to interpret Jesus saying, “This generation will not pass away until all these things have happened?” Someone told me that this makes Jesus a false prophet.  20:38 – Are the saints omniscient?  32:14 – Can you liken the Holy Trini...more

  • #9182 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 08 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered:  07:07 – Do Catholics believe in hopeful inclusion?  16:09 – What is In Persona Christi and how can I explain it to a non-Catholic?  18:51 – Does the idea of typology come from Hebrews 8:5?  30:50 – Why did Jesus descend into hell? Do people in...more

  • #9181 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 08 2019

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

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

    Aug 07 2019

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

  • #9179 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 07 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:54 – How can some people believe that evil doesn’t exist?   18:52 – When Scripture says, “Be subject to the governing authorities..” what does that mean? What if the governing officials are corrupt?  32:10 – Would it be possible for someone to pro...more

  • #9178 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Aug 06 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 08:06 – Is Mary the new Ark of the Covenant?  20:09 – Sometimes Catholics bury their loved ones with sacramentals such as rosaries. Does this do anything for the deceased?  35:20 – Does the Catholic Church publish a list of dogma and doctrine?   45:1...more

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

    Aug 06 2019

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

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

    Aug 05 2019

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

  • #9175 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 03 2019

    Jimmy Akin, senior apologist at Catholic Answers, selects from weird and wacky questions submitted via the internet and tackles them head on in this episode of “Weird Questions.” If you have a mysterious, fantastic, or otherworldly query, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: If the Ark of the Covenant were found today, would the Old Testament rule that you cannot touch it still apply?  5:35 – If people move to Mars, die, and are buried there, when the end times come...more

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

    Aug 02 2019

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

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

    Aug 02 2019

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

  • #9172 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Aug 01 2019

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

  • #9169 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 31 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:11 – Can Protestants receive the sacrament of Confession? I have asked 3 priests for my friend who is dying of ALS and they have all said, not Catholic, can’t do it.   07:54 – My wife of 24 years asked for a divorce. I sought an annulment. In the meanti...more

  • #9168 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 30 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:33 – In the New Testament, Paul talks about admonishing the sinner. How can we do that without making people angry? What is the right time to do this?  13:29 – Can everyone truly be saved?  15:37 – Are there any ways of knowing if someone is demon...more

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

    Jul 30 2019

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

  • #9166 The Indissolubility of Marriage - Matthew Levering

    Jul 29 2019

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

  • #9159 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 24 2019

    What is the Catholic belief in the Holy Spirit? Is the Rapture going to happen? Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 00:42 – What is the Catholic belief in the Holy Spirit? When you commit a mortal sin, does the Holy Spirit leave you?  12:55 – We have a relative who believes in the Rapture. C...more

  • #9158 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 23 2019

    What was the purpose of the Old Testament? Was God different in the Old Testament? Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 15:43 – I am in dialogue with a devout Jew who said he has read the NT many times. He claims that every time the word “law” comes up in the NT, that they are referring to the Tora...more

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

    Jul 23 2019

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

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

    Jul 20 2019

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

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

    Jul 19 2019

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

  • #9153 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 19 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:20 – My friend told me that the Catholic Church became rich because celibate and single men who became priests were rich and gave all their belongings to the Church, but if they had families, their wealth would go to their kids and not the Church. She said th...more

  • #9152 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 18 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 05:37 – Where do we get the tradition of the Stations of the Cross? How do we know he fell 3 times?  12:29 – I am a lapsed Protestant exploring the Catholic faith. I am struggling with Catholic teaching on contraception. Can you help me understand this bet...more

  • #9148 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 16 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:45 – I hear that there are some sins that can’t be forgiven by parish priests and that they have to be forgiven through the Vatican. Is this true?  08:18 – I was doing a 12-step recovery program. There was a step that included prayer and seemed to not b...more

  • #9144 Race and Reparations - Gloria Purvis

    Jul 12 2019

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

  • #9137 Pop Music and Christianity - Dawn Eden Goldstein

    Jul 09 2019

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

  • #9133 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 05 2019

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