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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

  • #9361 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 12 2019

    Is something keeping you or someone you love from joining the Catholic Church? Karlo Broussard is here to help. Questions Covered: 04:33 – When Jesus went to be baptized, he sought out John. I believe he did this because John held the authority to baptize. How do we justify who has the authority or not?  14:11 – My daughter is vegan and finds it difficult to be Catholic because the Bible condones eating animals and animal products.  21:47 – My obstacle is the promises of ...more

  • #9360 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 11 2019

    Is something keeping you or someone you love from joining the Catholic Church? Karlo Broussard is here to help. Questions Covered: 06:53 – Can you help me to understand the relationship between Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture?  15:25 – What happens to babies who die without baptism?  19:21 – One of my obstacles to Catholicism is relics. How can I understand these better?  23:26 – In the case of the ectopic pregnancy, isn’t it moral to end a pregnancy?  35:48...more

  • #9359 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Dec 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: 02:09 – Can you reiterate what you said about old theology on St. Paul and new theology about him?   11:05 – How does one prepare for a first-time confession as an adult?  17:48 – What is the correct Bible to use as a Catholic? What is the best ...more

  • #9358 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Dec 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: 07:24 – If an ecumenical council declares some action anathema or some people excommunicated or something as heretical, is it infallible and unchangeable?  13:00 – Why did Jesus tell his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah (Matthew 16:20)?...more

  • #9357 Another Australian Open Forum - Karlo Broussard

    Dec 10 2019

  • #9356 Another Australian Open Forum - Stacy Trasancos

    Dec 09 2019

  • #9355 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 07 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: 01:20 – There are certain acts which have an indulgence attached to them.  Let’s say that a woman named Mary is in the habit of a particular prayer at a particular place and time.  One ...more

  • #9354 St. Nicholas and Arianism - Tim Staples

    Dec 06 2019

    Tim explains the true life of St. Nicholas on his feast day, including his work combating heresies. 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  ...more

  • #9353 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Dec 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: 05:40 – What is purgatory? Wasn’t Christ’s sacrifice good enough to save people the first time?   22:43 – A lady in my craft guild at Church made a dreamcatcher and someone else objected to it. Is this a pagan object? Is it dangerous?  31:54 – W...more

  • #9352 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 05 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: 02:49 – What is a good book for my friend to read who is Buddhist and is looking for happiness? He met a Catholic priest through me recently and said, I want what he has.  06:52 – I am an Orthodox Christian. Does that mean that I cannot be saved?  12:...more

  • #9351 Daily Life in the Time of Jesus - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 05 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:25 – Were the Romans especially cruel to the Jews or were the Jews just getting the treatment that they gave to everyone?  20:22 – How was reverence expressed in the time of Jesus and the early Christians?  41:10 – Was Jesus a carpenter or a stonemason? Was he a pretty strong guy?  44:47 – What did Jesus do during his teenage years and twenties?  48:07 – Where did the Holy Family live?  …

  • #9350 The Mission of the Church - Archbishop Alexander Sample

    Dec 04 2019

    Questions Covered: 19:59 – How can we best be Catholic today in a post-Christian world, especially in anti-Christian, pagan communities like Portland?  30:27 – What is the Church? How does the Spirit operate in the Church?  41:40 – What do you suggest for the laity to do in response to bishops who are not behaving in a Christ-like manner?  48:02 – I believe that the Holy Spirit has stopped blessing the Church since Vatican II. Do you agree?  51:21 – Are the C...more

  • #9349 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 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: 00:59 – A Protestant told me that Catholics took books out of the Latin Vulgate. Is this true?  06:11 – How do we reconcile ourselves with slavery in the Old Testament?  14:08 – Must we receive the Eucharist in both species?  17:32 – Can ...more

  • #9348 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 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: 04:41 – How can I refute someone who says that suicide is promoted in Scripture?  12:32 – Do we have a fallible Church for an infallible source?  24:09 – How can I explain why we call our worship service “Mass”?  28:43 – What is the belie...more

  • #9347 The Advent of Christ - Edward Sri

    Dec 03 2019

    Questions Covered: 17:23 – What is the tradition of the Advent wreath? What prayers should be said? What is the origin of it?   29:00 – Why do Christians celebrate Christmas when it doesn’t say to celebrate it anywhere in the Bible?  31:30 – What is the distinction between early Advent and late Advent?  33:25 – I recently came back to the Church and I have no idea what Advent is or how I should be celebrating it. What should I do?   39:52 – I lead two groups....more

  • #9346 Who Inculturates Who? - R. Jared Staudt

    Dec 02 2019

    Questions Covered: 20:22 – What happens when a culture starts out Christian and then deteriorates back toward pagan culture?  35:02 – Where did you hear that there was paint put on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s tilma? I thought this was a miracle.   41:55 – Has there ever been a situation when the culture was too strongly incorporated and altered the truths of the faith?  45:50 – How and why was December 25 chosen for the feast of our Lord’s birth?   48:56 – I disa...more

  • #9345 Open Forum Australia - Stacy Trasancos

    Nov 30 2019

    For the first time ever, Catholic Answers Live goes international! Tim Staples, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, and Karlo Broussard join Cy Kellett for an open forum from Notre Dame University in Freemantle Australia. …

  • #9344 Open Forum Australia - Tim Staples

    Nov 29 2019

    For the first time ever, Catholic Answers Live goes international! Tim Staples, Dr. Stacy Trasancos, and Karlo Broussard join Cy Kellett for an open forum from Notre Dame University in Freemantle Australia. …

  • #9343 Things to Be Thankful For - Tim Ryland

    Nov 29 2019

    A lighthearted conversation with Chris Check and Tim Ryland on why 2019 gave us so many reasons to be grateful. …

  • #9342 Things to Be Thankful For - Tim Ryland

    Nov 28 2019

    A lighthearted conversation with Chris Check and Tim Ryland on why 2019 gave us so many reasons to be grateful. …

  • #9341 Contraception and Catholicism - Angela Franks

    Nov 28 2019

    Questions Covered: 13:43 – Thank you for writing your books. I am a healthcare provider. Do you see any changes being made in the medical field regarding education about birth control?   17:30 – I have a daughter who left the Catholic Church who is getting married in May and I am trying to explain contraception to her. How can I help her to understand how any medicine or barrier is denying God’s plan? How can I explain that NFP is not just a Catholic version of a condom?  21:00 ...more

  • #9340 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 27 2019

    Questions Covered: 02:26 – On what grounds does the Catholic Church accept the Apocrypha, when almost no other denomination does?  10:58 – My wife needs to reconcile with her dying brother. How can I help her to forgive him?  16:00 – How can we know that Mary was assumed into heaven? Where do Catholics get this idea?  24:10 – The Holy Spirit enters us permanently at Baptism and Confirmation. Does that mean that Christ goes to hell with a soul that has been baptized?...more

  • #9339 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Nov 27 2019

    Questions Covered: 02:28 – Can you explain faith and works?  07:48 – I am in a relationship with someone who is non-denominational. We are serious, but I am struggling to navigate the future question of raising children in the faith. He strongly wants them to be non-denominational. What can I do?  14:51 – What is the relationship between self-improvement and the spiritual life?  18:35 – Does the Catholic Church believe in ghosts and, if so, what defines a ghost?  2...more

  • #9338 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 26 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:55 – Who is the first bishop of the Church, James or Peter?  11:47 – My parish has been urging our bishop to bring women into the permanent diaconate. What can I do about this?  20:02 – I have a child out of wedlock and am thinking about pursuing marriage with another woman. What are my responsibilities as a father? Am I free to marry someone else even though I have a child?  28:46 – Should we be pledging allegiance to the Christian flag? I jus...more

  • #9337 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 26 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:23 – In Revelation 9:11, there is an angel called Abaddon. Is he an angel of God or a fallen angel?  06:45 – Why is the Pope convinced that Phoebe was a deacon?  17:29 – Is 2 Timothy 3:16-17 a valuable verse to help my kids with all the troubles that are happening in the Church?  24:00 – The Hebrew word “avad” or “abodah” means work and worship, meaning that by working, one was worshiping God. The concentration camps in WWII had signs that said...more

  • #9336 Why Apologetics Matters - Karlo Broussard

    Nov 25 2019

    Questions Covered: 11:33 – For someone who is looking into getting a master’s in theology to improve their apologetics, how should one go about choosing a program? Should I start writing a blog?  18:14 – Some members of the Catholic clergy claim that there is salvation for almost all people, inside or outside the Catholic Church. Why is apologetics necessary if that is the case?  30:12 – Can the catechism be wrong concerning teachings that are not infallible?  36:00...more

  • #9335 Which Catholic Teaching Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Nov 23 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:57 – I am Catholic but I disagree with Catholic doctrine on remoteness, for example, saying that people don’t have culpability when they are removed from direct immorality.   20:59 – I struggle with Catholic doctrine on tubal ligation. Our hospital is Catholic and does not allow it anymore. How can I explain this to non-Catholic doctors?  28:40 – My son just came back to the faith and he struggles with Transubstantiation. How can I help him to underst...more

  • #9334 The New Age Movement - Sharon Lee Giganti

    Nov 22 2019

    Questions Covered: 18:40 – My sister is very much into A Course in Miracles. How can I help her or address this with her?  31:09 – I used to be very involved in A Course in Miracles at a very vulnerable time in my life.  41:52 – My sister is a New Age spiritualist and follows a new age guru.   49:00 – I have noticed that there is a very warm and alluring quality about this movement that masks the fallacies that are being taught.   52:13 – Someone tried to do ...more

  • #9333 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 22 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:43 – Is baptism by immersion necessary? Ezekiel makes it sound like it is not.   16:58 – How can you believe in purgatory? It would make it seem like Christ’s death on the cross was not sufficient.  36:24 – When the priest elevates the host and the altar server lifts the priest’s chasuble, what does that mean?  46:00 – Is there valid baptism in Protestant churches?  …

  • #9332 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 21 2019

    Questions Covered: 09:21 – I went to confession and the priest would not absolve me. I went to a different priest who did absolve me of my sins. Is it wrong for me to have gone to a different priest?  22:47 – Are canons 68-70 at the fourth Lateran council dogmatic? They concern the treatment of Jewish people.  37:05 – How are we meant to make the sign of the cross? Do we use our whole hand or a few fingers?  46:25 – I attend a Lutheran church, but I believe in the R...more

  • #9331 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Nov 21 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:30 – Why do Catholics think that prayer can do anything at all? Why do Catholics think the Bible is the inspired Word of God?  18:32 – Do lay Eucharistic ministers need special permission from the Bishop to minister communion?   34:37 – Is a lay baptism as a baptism performed in the Church?   39:12 – Is there any Scriptural evidence for infant baptism?  …

  • #9330 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Nov 20 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:55 – Why do Catholics believe in purgatory when there is no biblical basis for it?  16:25 – Why does the Catholic Church allow a divorced person to receive Communion, but not after they get remarried? Why do they need an annulment?  35:30 – How can I speak with non-Catholics who claim that the truth cannot be found through reason? How can I find the truth with them when they think the truth is relative?  46:29 – Are there any sacraments that no...more

  • #9329 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 20 2019

    Questions Covered: 04:20 – I returned to the faith because of Catholic Answers! Thank you.  11:13 – How can I become an apologist? Would being an apologist help me to become a deacon?  20:22 – How do I explain the hiddenness of God to young people or atheists?  33:20 – How are we supposed to reconcile “my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” with the idea of taking up our cross?  46:40 – How can someone recognize spiritual warfare?  …

  • #9328 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 19 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:43 – What is the role of the priest in evangelization as opposed to the role of the laity?  15:54 – Is it a mortal sin to view a film that uses God’s name in vain?  31:21 – Where did the nails pierce Christ’s arms? Was it in the hand or the wrist?  47:18 – I have fallen away from the faith and my mom feels like she’s failed as a mom. How can I discuss with her why I am not religious?  Resources Mentioned: Why We’re Catholic by Trent Horn ...more

  • #9327 Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell - Tim Staples

    Nov 19 2019

    What is the truth? Is there life after death? Questions Covered: 14:11 – How can we reply to fellow Christians who no longer believe in hell?  33:35 – How can I atone for very serious sins?  42:40 – I feel that I am destined for Hell, based on my reading of Scripture. I have rejected God’s graces in my life. I’ve left the Church.   Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event.  Want more from Tim Staples?  Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of ...more

  • #9326 The Mature Christian - Msgr. Charles Pope

    Nov 18 2019

    Msgr. Charles Pope shares the best ways to grow in maturity in the spiritual life, to help others who are spiritually immature, and how to best combat spiritual warfare. Questions Covered: 22:12 – My boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship. I feel like one of us should be prepared to move at this point, but neither of us seem to be. How can I maturely and prayerfully approach this?  32:53 – How can I understand spiritual warfare and grow in my ability to combat it?  ...more

  • #9325 Trust in God’s Mercy - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Nov 16 2019

    Questions Covered: 16:33 – I was abused as a child and have a really hard time trusting in God and his mercy. It seems I am not able to overcome this. What can I do?  31:42 – How can I forgive and improve my relationship with God?  42:04 – Can I forgive my mother even though she has passed away?  45:07 – I have forgiven someone in my life. Am I being selfish for still hoping that my prayers are answered?  50:25 – Is it true that you can’t forgive someone unle...more

  • #9324 Choosing Authentic Love - Rose Sweet

    Nov 15 2019

    Questions Covered: 18:05 – My older sister dates all kinds of people. Would your book help her?  30:18 – I have a son who is involved in a same-sex relationship. He was born and raised Catholic. We are struggling. What can we do?  37:00 – You mentioned people looking for love in all the wrong places. What if someone did that in the past and ended up in a not so ideal marriage? Can life be brought into that kind of a marriage? Can this marriage be made better?  51:49 ̵...more

  • #9323 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 15 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: 00:42 – I work with a pregnancy resource center. Can we refer our women to other places that have contraception as one of their services? We would not be referring them for contraception.  04:10 – Why do John and the other gospel writers use Greek word...more

  • #9322 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 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.  Questions Covered: 02:47 – Do the prophecies of a false prophet come true? What does is mean for a godly prophet to prophesy through Christ crucified?  07:29 – Are the souls of the dead aware of what occurs here amongst the living?  11:21 – Why are saints bodies s...more

  • #9321 The Healing Power of Christ - Sr. Miriam James Heidland

    Nov 14 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:21 – 4 months ago I found out that my father has stage four cancer. They cannot cure it. How can I find peace in this very difficult time?  16:00 – How can I better pray for my patients?  18:28 – How does one specifically allow God into their heart and how can one know whether He is in their heart or not?  22:48 – I feel like my prayers are not being answered. What can I do?  29:00 – I heard in a sermon that when we go to Communion, we c...more

  • #9320 Practice and Live the Sacraments - Fr. Wade Menezes

    Nov 13 2019

    How can we practice and live the sacraments? Questions Covered: 17:00 – How can I explain to my husband the importance of Confession?  28:30 – If I go to Confession and am resolved of my sins, will I remain in a state of sanctifying grace until I sin again?   33:27 – Is what most modern people think about Confirmation different than what it means?  38:28 – Was it a mortal sin that I didn’t ask my mother to get a priest to give Last Rites to my brother when he was d...more

  • #9319 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 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: 05:07 – Can you explain the way that you discuss justification and salvation?  15:57 – What are the differences between the Novus Ordo and the traditional Mass? Are they both valid?  23:37 – Someone told me that it is wrong to eat Jesus in the E...more

  • #9318 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 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: 06:17 – Why in the Apostles’ Creed is ‘catholic’ not capitalized?  13:41 – Is it true that the Catholic Church split away from the orthodox church, which was the original Church?  22:13 – Why does paragraph 2677 in the Catechism say that Mary is...more

  • #9317 Dating with Purpose - Jason Evert

    Nov 12 2019

    Questions Covered: 15:51 – How do you know if God is calling you to date a person and that you’re not reading too much into “signs”?  19:22 – How much of an influence does social media play in taking away from the one-on-one that used to be present in dating?  22:32 – I have a 24-year-old son who moved out because we said no to him living with her. He lives with us again and has a different girlfriend now. He wants us to allow her to stay over. How can I talk to him ab...more

  • #9316 Why Baptize Babies as Infants? - Douglas M. Beaumont

    Nov 11 2019

    Questions Covered: 13:29 – My daughter recently had her second child, but the father of the baby is Jewish. Will it be possible for us to baptize the baby?  17:04 – I baptized my grandkids myself when they were born because my kids aren’t practicing Catholics. Were they legitimate baptisms? What are the rules on this?  21:56 – How can I explain that baptism is not just a symbol to my coworker?  31:27 – Why doesn’t the Catholic Church accept Mormon baptism?  34:34 &...more

  • #9315 Made in the Image and Likeness of God - Fr. Paul Scalia

    Nov 09 2019

    Where does the idea that we are made it God’s image and likeness come from? Questions Covered: 11:50 – I have some cuts on my wrists from a serious depression that I went through. Am I forgiven for hurting myself like that? Am I still in the image of God?  19:15 – How can we understand original sin and being made in the image and likeness of God?  33:42 – If we are made in the image of God, why are we so prone to sin?   43:20 – I think tattoos can be a way to beaut...more

  • #9314 The Year of Matthew - Edward Sri

    Nov 08 2019

    This upcoming liturgical year features Matthew’s gospel in the Sunday readings. Why Matthew is so important for us today? Questions Covered: 31:22 – My pastor said that Jesus was being sarcastic when he told the story of the shepherd leaving the 99 to find the one lost sheep. Is this a new theory?  33:33 – Some skeptics say that Jesus never claimed to be God in the book of Matthew. How can I respond?  40:56 – What does it mean when Jesus was on the Cross and he said...more

  • #9313 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Nov 08 2019

    Questions Covered: 04:45 – How should I tell my Protestant friend about purgatory?  13:13 – When Jesus was a baby, did he know that He was God or have full knowledge of God?  20:07 – Is there a difference between the Septuagint and the old Hebrew Bible?   28:45 – What are the Gnostic gospels? How can I respond to someone who says that the Catholic Church has a conspiracy theory to suppress these gospels?  36:30 – Why do Catholics believe in purgatory? I’m ori...more

  • #9312 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 07 2019

    Questions Covered: 04:40 – What is the role of the devil’s advocate in the canonization of saints?  12:29 – How can God’s nature be described through the principle of noncontradiction when he is the author of logic?  19:58 – Jesus calls Mary woman and people say it’s because she is the New Eve. Why then does Jesus call other women “woman”?  28:37 – Why is it that the Catholic Church claims the Bible to be a Catholic book when it wasn’t dogmatically declared to be th...more

  • #9311 Setting Boundaries - Dr. Ray Guarendi

    Nov 07 2019

    Questions Covered: 17:44 – My mother is in assisted living. Sometimes she asks me if she can come home, and when I say she can’t, she says things like “Oh, you don’t want me.” I was going to set a boundary with the things she says, but it sounds like Dr. Ray’s saying I shouldn’t. What should I do?  29:40 – How can I talk with my wife about her habits that are destructive for her health?  41:48 – My wife and I are separated. I want to repair the marriage, but what boundarie...more

  • #9310 The Diaconate - Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

    Nov 06 2019

    Questions Covered: 13:56 – What are the requirements to become a deacon, especially age requirements?  20:04 – How did you know that you were being called to the diaconate?  22:23 – What kind of education is required to become a deacon? Is being a deacon something you can do simultaneously with a career?  30:04 – I know someone whose father is a deacon. His family is struggling because they feel like they gave up their dad to the community and no longer have a fathe...more

  • #9309 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Nov 06 2019

    Questions Covered: 02:22 – Can you help me to understand Ezekiel 25-26? chapters  14:44 – Last hour, we had some confusion about whether Catholics can attend an RCIA class. If a Catholic wants to learn and refresh their faith, can they sign up for an RCIA course at their parish?  16:45 – What are the differences between the Protestant and Catholic Bibles?  21:50 – My wife is Catholic, and I am Methodist. I want her to come to church with me every other Sunday. Will ...more

  • #9308 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Nov 05 2019

    Questions Covered: 08:41 – My mom believes that abortion is a matter of conscience. She wouldn’t do it, but others can. How can I speak with her about this?  22:20 – Is it wrong the way that Christians came to North America and colonized?  28:40 – How far back does married priesthood in the eastern Catholic Church? Was there a reason that it was allowed?  43:40 – Why don’t the Roman Catholics uphold the law of Moses?   49:00 – Can someone who was a cradle Cat...more

  • #9307 Beauty in Liturgy - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

    Nov 05 2019

    Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone explains the importance of the divine liturgy and how its beauty draws us deeper into relationship with Christ. Questions Covered: 22:13 – How do we know when we are meant to kneel or sit in the liturgy? After receiving, it seems like people sit at different times.  28:48 – Many traditional Catholics complain that the Novus Ordo is protestantized. How valid is that claim?  32:40 – What is the essential difference between the ordinary and ex...more

  • #9306 Resolving Conflicts Gracefully - Gregory Popcak

    Nov 04 2019

    With the holidays approaching quickly, Dr. Greg Popcak discusses ways to resolve conflicts gracefully. Questions Covered: 15:34 – I have a conflict beginning between myself and my teenage daughter. She has her first boyfriend and wants no rules. How can I be loving and make this situation peaceful?  30:00 – Whenever I am having an argument with my wife, she brings things up from years ago. How can I respond to this?  34:23 – My wife keeps threatening to divorce me based o...more

  • #9305 Panel Show - Trent Horn

    Nov 02 2019

  • #9304 Panel Show - Trent Horn

    Nov 01 2019

  • #9303 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Nov 01 2019

    Questions Covered: 01:35 – Would Mary’s sinlessness keep her from growing in wisdom?  06:22 – How can I explain papal authority to eastern orthodox friends? They say the only Church Fathers to accept it were in Rome.  16:59 – In the Gospels, there are times when Jesus’ words were left untranslated. Why?  22:10 – Where did Elijah and Isaiah go?  28:58 – What is the difference between confidence and pride?   31:13 – Protestants have told me that All Soul...more

  • #9302 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 31 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:27 – Does the Church have a position on what would have happened if only Eve had eaten the fruit from the tree of knowledge?  15:48 – Which Apostle was most eccentric?  17:17 – How was the Bible formed? How were books chosen to be canonical?  21:47 – How can we disprove the Prosperity Gospel?  33:03 – What is the purpose of having two judgements?  39:08 – What is the difference between the Nicene and Apostles’ Creed? How can...more

  • #9301 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Oct 31 2019

    Questions Covered: 13:23 – My mother has dementia and carries one of the genes for Alzheimer’s. I have the same gene. Is there some sort of plan I can make in case I get dementia someday? Is there testing for this?  18:44 – Can I send the paperwork about my end of life care to the NCB Center to have it screened so I know I am following Church teaching?  29:14 – What are the ethics of donating your body to science?  41:50 – What is the Catholic Church’s teaching on I...more

  • #9300 How Do You Evangelize? - Gwen Adams

    Oct 30 2019

    Questions Covered: 17:51 – Have you experienced in your interviews of people in the new evangelization that God continues to pull them in many directions? I started out evangelizing in one way, but it seems like God keeps changing things on me.  51:04 – I am very encouraged by your book. It makes me feel like I can start evangelizing again.   …

  • #9299 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 30 2019

    Questions Covered: 12:53 – How can I biblically explain the authority of the papacy?  21:15 – What happened to Jesus’ garments that were removed from his body during his Passion? Do we still have these garments as relics?  24:00 – I recently attended a Confirmation retreat. They referenced “Mother God” and there was also word art in the retreat center that said ‘Krishna,’ ‘divine feminine,’ and other things that bothered me. What can I do?   34:57 – When was the fir...more

  • #9298 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Oct 29 2019

    Questions Covered: 11:50 – Recreational marijuana will be legal in January. What is the moral responsibility here and what would it mean for someone who wanted to try it?  19:28 – My daughter and son-in-law are coming out to visit. They did not get married in the Catholic Church. Can they receive the Eucharist?  22:00 – I have a question about Tim’s article, ‘Is there a queen in the kingdom of heaven?’  28:29 – Does the Catholic Church dole out graces a bit at a tim...more

  • #9297 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Oct 29 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:05 – I am not Catholic. I took a lot of religion classes and I like the Catholic Church, but I have some problems with it that keeps me from converting. For example, the Bible says to call no man father and you call your priests ‘Father’.  16:23 – I am not Catholic because some of the rituals that Catholics follow don’t fit the KJV of the Bible, for example, praying to Mary.  29:18 – I am an atheist because I believe that everything is one and one is ...more

  • #9296 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Oct 28 2019

    Questions Covered: 07:13 – I am not Catholic because I reject the Catholic understanding of authority.  17:04 – I am not Catholic. I was for 52 years. My wife and I fell in love with a non-denominational Church where we heard things we had never heard before. Then we actually gave our lives to Christ, making a public declaration. We were born-again.  29:24 – I am visiting churches right now trying to figure out where I belong. I’ve been in a non-denominational church.  36...more

  • #9295 Kids’ Show - Trent Horn

    Oct 26 2019

    Questions Covered: 02:52 – I am wondering if my baby cat named Thunder is going to go to heaven.  07:14 – What’s the first place you to when you die?  12:33 – Is Jesus a saint?  18:43 – If God defeated the devil, then why are people still bad?  21:17 – What is race of Adam and Eve?  29:03 – What country is the Garden of Eden from?  31:40 – Can a guardian angel be an archangel?  34:56 – How do we know for sure who Mary’s parents are?   36...more

  • #9294 Why Celibacy? - Fr. Carter Griffin

    Oct 25 2019

    Questions Covered: 16:55 – I read that some priests can be married who came from other churches into the Catholic Church. Is this true? Also, wasn’t it true that Catholic priests could marry for the first 1,500 years of the Church?  20:27 – Why is the celibacy of the priesthood being attacked so much right now?  29:06 – What is the difference between celibacy and chastity? Can you define celibacy, please?  31:32 – Why would you ask the young men you were interviewin...more

  • #9293 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 25 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: 05:56 – There is a charismatic Church here in Houston. Once a year, I go to their healing Mass. How can we know more about these healers?  11:38 – My wife was just diagnosed with a disorder and the treatment can cause fatal disorders in fetuses if she ...more

  • #9292 Open Forum - Fr. Larry Richards

    Oct 24 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:20 – What is the relationship of the Jews to the Church? Are they a part of the Church because of the old covenant?  05:30 – Is there a connection between the tradition of the popes selecting a name other than their own with Jesus giving Simon the n...more

  • #9291 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Oct 24 2019

  • #9290 Giving Yourself to God - Steve Ray

    Oct 23 2019

  • #9289 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 23 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: 00:47 – What is the basis for the understanding that animals have souls that are not immortal?  14:02 – How did you go from breaking bread and passing it around to a single manufactured host?  22:47 – Is Genesis 40 a reference to purgatory?  28...more

  • #9288 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 22 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:40 – What are your thoughts on the idols being removed from the Church at the Vatican? Do the ends justify the means in this case?  14:33 – Can a priest who is permanently mute still administer the Sacraments?  19:38 – When the innocent baby ...more

  • #9287 Strength in Weakness - Fr. Paul Check

    Oct 22 2019

    Fr. Paul Check and Catholic Answers president, Christopher Check, discuss the meaning of God’s strength found in human weakness. Questions Covered: 22:23 – How do we keep strong when we see so many people in the Church failing to follow Church teaching?  31:18 – I go through a lot of intense physical suffering and I have a family to raise. I am struggling to accept the suffering as a part of God’s plan. What can I do?  36:35 – I had an interesting conversation about...more

  • #9286 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 21 2019

    Jimmy Akin takes all questions pertaining to Scripture. Questions Covered: 13:27 – In, Genesis 6:1-4, it seems like the first few verses seem to talk about other creatures having relations with humans and then God ends it. How can we understand this passage?  18:56 – Do Christians have to believe in the Old Testament or only the new?  29:59 – Who baptized the apostles? Does Scripture tell us?  34:07 – In the book of Luke 21, when Jesus says, “This generation will n...more

  • #9285 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 19 2019

    Questions Covered:  04:13 – I’m not Catholic because I don’t believe in praying to Mary because I don’t see it in Scripture.  16:31 – I’m not Catholic because I find religion to be immoral and the act of worship to be immoral. Religion primes a community to need a dear leader to save them from ourselves since we’re broken.   How can I respond to my ex-Catholic, now orthodox, friend who says the early Church fathers did not agree on the papacy?   42:43 – I am not Cat...more

  • #9284 Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls - John Bergsma

    Oct 18 2019

    Questions Covered:  15:59 – What can I reference to help me to get my brother out of the Torah and into Catholicism?   28:21 – Do the Dead Sea Scrolls support the LDS saying that Scripture has been corrupted?   29:59 – Which books are found in the Dead Sea scrolls? Is the Apocrypha there?  42:40 – What is the most significant portion of the scrolls other than Scripture that would affect a person’s faith life?  …

  • #9283 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 01:27 – In Luke’s gospel, in the agony of the garden, it says that the disciples were a stones’ throw away from Jesus. Who could have heard him speak in the garden?   05:01 – My parish tells me that in order to get married in the Church, my fiancé, who...more

  • #9282 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 17 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 09:45 – What are the implications for someone who thinks they’ve been baptized but have not?   14:14 – Is it true that to be saved you must submit to the Pope?  19:34 – How do you measure good works and know when you’ve done enough? What happens...more

  • #9281 Can Doctrine Develop? - Joe Heschmeyer

    Oct 17 2019

    Questions Covered: 14:55 – Can you discuss the development of the Marian doctrines?  21:17 – How can you tell the difference between the development of a doctrine and the distortion of the doctrine?  28:54 – How can the Church teach in the Creed that Jesus descended into hell after he was crucified when he tells the thief on the cross that he would be with him in paradise that day?   35:20 – What do you think about the changes about the death penalty? Is this a deve...more

  • #9280 Evangelization: Not as Hard as You Think - Adam Janke

    Oct 16 2019

    Christ asks us to share the good news. How will you do that today? Questions Covered: 10:00 – What is your opinion on the use of gospel tracks?  14:41 – What should be the goal of evangelization as a Catholic?  18:09 – How can I share my faith but not scare people away?  22:08 – Do you have any tips for how to best evangelize Jehovah’s Witnesses?  31:30 – I have a daughter who has left the Church and a son-in-law who doesn’t seem interested. How can I evange...more

  • #9279 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 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: 04:33 – What is the official Church teaching on cursing?   18:31 – What does the Church teach on the salvation of Jews?  24:29 – What is the Catholic definition of “saved”?  28:17 – What is the difference between a pastoral teaching and a...more

  • #9278 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 15 2019

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:28 – What do you think of pre-tribulation rapture theology?  08:47 – What historically happened in the second century in the Church? It seems like the Church Fathers letters become much longer. Was there a reason for this?  17:11 – What are t...more

  • #9277 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Oct 15 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:44 – What is the Catholic opinion of Smith Wigglesworth? Apparently, he rose people from the dead.  17:27 – In John 16, Jesus refers to the Spirit “taking” from him. What could this mean?  22:23 – Colossians 2 seems to be against penitential actions like fasting. Is this true? If so, how does this affect us?  28:28 – Was there any standard canon for the Syriac Christians before the decision of Pope Damasus to establish the canon that we have to...more

  • #9276 Mary, the New Eve - Gary Michuta

    Oct 14 2019

    How can we know that Mary is the “new Eve”? Gary Michuta explains the Marian doctrines and dogmas. Questions Covered: 21:51 – If Mary was born without sin, then we know it is possible. Why didn’t God just create us all without sin?  26:16 – If Mary is the new Eve, the mother of the Church, do Jewish people have this special relationship with her as well? Does she play a part in bringing Jewish people to Christianity?  43:06 – Is it true that Mary is perfect be...more

  • #9275 Cardinal Newman and Catholic Education - David Deavel

    Oct 12 2019

    Catholic education entails a lot more than religion class and uniforms. In this episode we discuss Cardinal John Henry Newman’s thoughts on education. Questions Covered: 14:31 – Our parish school has declining enrollment. What might Newman advise us? 30:30 – Do you think there are parallels between education moving toward utilitarianism and the people being more casual with worship? 32:25 – What did Newman think about training in classical languages? 36:34 – ...more