Podcast

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

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

    Jul 04 2020

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

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

    Jul 03 2020

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

  • #9653 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jul 03 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 08:42 – Can you help me to understand Romans 8:1?  17:59 – Aside from the direction of the Holy Spirit, what determines which order men become a part of when they enter religious life?  30:00 – How do Catholics determine if something is a mortal...more

  • #9652 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jul 02 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:54 – What does the Catholic Church teach about eternal marriage and eternal family? I am a former Mormon.  15:31 – Can a Catholic attend an SSPX Church to receive the Eucharist?  19:51 – What does Luke 13:23-25?  29:11 – I don’t see an...more

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

    Jul 01 2020

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

  • #9649 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jul 01 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:09 – Is it true that I, as a non-Catholic, have a chance of going to heaven, but if my Catholic girlfriend left the faith, she would go to hell?  13:52 – Our churches opened back up here, but they are not allowing us to take off our masks to receive...more

  • #9648 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 30 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 13:39 – What do you know about the illumination of conscience? What does the Church teach about this?  19:43 – Why does the Catholic Church think that faith and works together don’t mean that you’re earning your salvation? If it includes works, then yo...more

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

    Jun 30 2020

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

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

    Jun 29 2020

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

  • #9645 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 27 2020

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

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

    Jun 26 2020

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

  • #9643 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 26 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:20 – How should I go about studying the Bible?  06:36 – What is the status of independent Catholic Churches that aren’t under their local diocese in their county?  14:00 – Are there any Catholic resources for help with schizophrenia or psycho...more

  • #9642 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 25 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 05:12 – According to Scripture, what events will tell us that the world is ending?  15:15 – When you see an angel, how do you know it is real?  18:53 – A friend told me purgatory was not necessary because, after we die, we no longer have a body ...more

  • #9641 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 25 2020

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

  • #9640 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 24 2020

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

  • #9638 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 24 2020

    Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   …

  • #9639 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 23 2020

    Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   …

  • #9637 Debunking Historical Myths - Steve Weidenkopf

    Jun 23 2020

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

  • #9636 One Less God Than You - John DeRosa

    Jun 22 2020

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

  • #9635 Kids’ Show - null

    Jun 20 2020

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

  • #9634 A Catholic Approach to Crisis - Jerry Usher

    Jun 19 2020

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

  • #9633 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 19 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 00:52 – How do you know God exists?  05:24 – Is there documentation or primary sources of Eucharistic miracles for a person who would want to read medical reports before believing in them?  14:59 – What is the Catholic teaching on tattoos?   21...more

  • #9632 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 18 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:42 – Hypothetically, in the future, if there was a secular utopian future with no suffering, pain, or death, how would a Christian live through that environment?  05:54 – Why do Catholics venerate the saints and Mary?  16:11 – In Jesus’ time,...more

  • #9631 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 18 2020

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

  • #9630 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jun 17 2020

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

  • #9629 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 17 2020

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

  • #9628 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Jun 16 2020

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

  • #9627 Pope Peter - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jun 16 2020

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

  • #9626 Pope Peter - Joe Heschmeyer

    Jun 15 2020

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

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

    Jun 13 2020

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

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

    Jun 12 2020

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

  • #9623 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Jun 12 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:45 – Will the Knights of Columbus be able to defend their name following the desecration of many statues of Columbus around the country? How?  10:49 – Why do I need annulment before remarrying?   21:13 – I have trouble fully agreeing with the...more

  • #9622 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 11 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:55 – If a Catholic couple is struggling with infertility, can the man provide a sperm sample to a fertility specialist in a moral way?  04:47 – As Catholics, do we believe that Moses and Elijah are going to return before the final Judgement?   11:4...more

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

    Jun 11 2020

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

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

    Jun 10 2020

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

  • #9619 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 10 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:50 – Is heaven in the realm of time?  12:27 – How many apocryphal books are there?   17:09 – What does Galatians 3:24 mean?  19:11 – What was the Church’s stance on liberalism pre and post-Vatican II?  39:55 – Is it possible tha...more

  • #9618 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 09 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:25 – What is the difference between Pentecost in the Old Testament and the New Testament?  14:27 – How can a Catholic educate themselves so they can defend the Church from people who say it is the whore of Babylon?  19:56 – Are 7th Day Advent...more

  • #9617 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Jun 09 2020

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

  • #9616 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Jun 08 2020

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

  • #9615 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 06 2020

    Questions Covered: • 03:26 – Is it possible that we are made in the image and likeness of God due to the Grandfather Paradox of Jesus assuming human flesh to begin with? • 08:48 – My friends came up with a fun weird question for the next show: If I am transporting the Eucharist in my car, can I use the carpool lane? • 13:43 – Do frozen embryos make their guardian angels wait with them? • 15:08 – Will the bodies of people in hell (or heaven for that matter) need to eat...more

  • #9614 Approaching Pride Month as a Catholic - Fr. Philip Bochanski

    Jun 05 2020

    Questions Covered: • 19:10 – I work at a large corporation that has a big Pride celebration each year. Every year it seems it gets more forced upon the employees. How do I handle this? If I decline to wear a sticker I get dirty looks. • 23:57 – Thank you for your work at Courage. How can I get parishes in my area to cooperate with Courage? • 31:35 – My parish seems to support homosexuality. What if a gay person wants to join the Church? They would join with a false idea of w...more

  • #9613 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jun 05 2020

    Questions Covered: • 15:00 – I heard that there is a story or diary of Mary’s life before Jesus was born. Is this true? Also, Cy — what is your favorite Joan of Arc movie? • 19:29 – Is sinning on Sunday different or worse than sinning on any other day? And in Confession does one need to confess the results of a particular sin? For example, if I overeat and experience pain as a result of that, do I need to confess that pain? • 23:40 – Does God sometimes use numbers to c...more

  • #9612 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jun 04 2020

    Question Covered: • 06:45 – What resources would you recommend for someone trying to learn Latin? • 12:55 – I’ve been offered a position as a board member to a Catholic school. The oath of fidelity mentions things like “Christian obedience” to what a bishop will “declare and establish.” Can you help me understand the oath of fidelity? • 18:30 – If God is all-merciful why did Jesus say about Judas, “better that he had never been born”? • 28:37 – I have a hard time beli...more

  • #9611 Overcoming Anxiety - Gregory Popcak

    Jun 04 2020

    Questions Covered: • 11:26 – How does one deal with paranoid schizophrenia in which one experiences moments of great hope and moments of despair? • 15:44 – I’m flying tomorrow and am anxious about the virus and about the rioting. • 22:20 – What is the line between psychological problems and demonic influence? • 32:00 – My reaction to the news is anger. How do I deal with it? • 37:30 – Most of my family is Catholic but not devout. I get anxious when I speak to t...more

  • #9610 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Jun 03 2020

    Questions Covered: • 08:03 – When do we know to not argue any further and just let it go. • 15:51 – What do you say to someone who says that religion can be explained by psychology? • 21:55 – I’m in high school and expect many people I know to fall out of practicing the faith. How can I encourage them to keep practicing when this starts happening. • 36:32 – Where does the soul live in the body? • 40:12 – Is there a connection between racisim and the abortion bu...more

  • #9609 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 03 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:07 – If one is Catholic, must one vote for Trump?  17:51 – During this time, are we still held to our first Saturday devotions which includes receiving the Eucharist? It is not available here.  21:30 – Is it true that praying to Mary was not ...more

  • #9608 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jun 02 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:38 – Why is intersectionality wrong?  12:48 – What does Luke 23:28 mean?  16:05 – I want to become Catholic, but a lot of the Churches up here are not offering resources. What should I do?  23:04 – Is Jesus overturning the money change...more

  • #9607 The Divinity of Christ in Scripture - Michael Barber

    Jun 02 2020

    Dr. Michael Barber explains the divinity of Christ in the Bible. Questions Covered: 16:46 – Can you explain the word “Lord” in Scripture? What does it reveal? How is St. Paul using this word?  46:40 – In Acts 2:36, it says, “God made the same Jesus…Lord and Christ.” Why do we ascribe the Divine Name to him when God MADE him? He was created.  …

  • #9606 Ask a Priest - Msgr. John Cihak

    Jun 01 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:51 – Is it a sin NOT to make a daily examination of conscience?  19:34 – I am a Catholic and have a girlfriend who is non-denominational. What do we need to do to be married in the Catholic Church?  21:59 – In John 6, Jesus says to eat his Body and drink his Blood. Would they have known how to do that?  28:38 – What is the primary mission of the Catholic Church?  32:06 – If the Catholic Church is the one true Church, then why is the Holy...more

  • #9605 Catholic Answers Live Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    May 30 2020

    ROUND ONE CONTESTANT ONE) On the Feast of Pentecost we celebrate…? A) The reception of the Great Commission B) The descent of the Holy Spirit C) The end of the Octave of Easter CONTESTANT Two)   When the Holy Spirit first filled the apostles, some people thought they were… A) The Prophet Elijah B) Angels C) Drunk CONTESTANT ONE)  Which of the following is NOT one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit… A) Piety B) Celibacy C) Fear of God CONTESTANT Two)   Which of t...more

  • #9604 Why Don’t You Think Catholicism Makes Sense? - Karlo Broussard

    May 29 2020

    Karlo Broussard is here to help navigate aspects of Catholicism that can be more challenging to understand and accept. Questions Covered: 12:23 – One thing that troubles me is when the hierarchy gets political. Is this where the Church belongs? Why do they take political positions?  20:44 – Why is the Catholic Church built on Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium?  32:31- I don’t understand Catholicism because there is the Father in heaven, but the Holy Spirit was the one wh...more

  • #9602 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 29 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:44 – Why is Satan referred to as a him, since angels don’t have gender?  05:45 – Why does the Catholic Church believe that saved people who die can ascend into heaven since the gospel of John says only God can ascend into heaven?  10:50 – How...more

  • #9603 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 29 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:05 – Do Eastern Catholics have the same canon as Latin Catholics?  06:25 – My sister claims to have left the Church, partially because of Star Trek presenting the idea that there is no God. How can I address this with her?  12:34 – How can I ...more

  • #9601 Religion: Why Should I Care? - Karlo Broussard

    May 28 2020

    Religion: Why Should I Care? Questions Covered: 21:56 – I don’t relate to Scripture. I think religion is important, but it’s hard for me to care about it. How can I make faith more relatable?   33:21 – I agree that religion matters, but the Pope says that loving everyone is more important. How do we square the Bible and religion with what he says?  43:40 – Why are you so focused on religion rather than faith? It seems like the Catholic Church is more focused on paying hom...more

  • #9600 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    May 27 2020

    Defending the faith can be difficult! Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 05:42 – I have a teenage adopted daughter who believes there is no God. How can I defend God and the faith to her?   13:28 – When you’re Catholic but you go to a public school, how can you defend your faith to a teacher who is anti-Catholic?  29:34 – How do I defend Mary to non-denominational Christians, especially her intercessory role?  41:50 – What are some good arguments agains...more

  • #9599 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 27 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:35 – When can you disagree with the state and cease obedience?  16:24 – If a person commits serious crimes against children and commits murder, then suicide, is there any chance that he could be in purgatory?  20:36 – What is the role of Chur...more

  • #9598 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 26 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:10 – What does the Church teach about dreams and interpretations?  15:13 – How can I defend Mary’s Immaculate Conception to a non-Catholic?  24:22 – Is a soldier committing a mortal sin if they kill someone in battle?  37:17 – How can ...more

  • #9597 St. Joan of Arc - Christopher Check

    May 26 2020

    Mark Twain called her the greatest person in human history. He was close. We discuss the incomparable Joan with Chris Check. …

  • #9596 Soldier Saints - Christopher Check

    May 25 2020

    For Memorial Day, our president, Chris Check joins us for a conversation about soldier saints. How do Catholics navigate being both soldiers and disciples? …

  • #9595 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 23 2020

    Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 01:55 – Could you tell us more about the writer of the Gospel of Matthew – was the Gospel originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic, and why do people think that? Why is the tax collector called by Jesus called Matthew in this G...more

  • #9594 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 22 2020

    Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 02:50 – In Hebrews, it says, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Why is this passage often used to rule out reincarnation? How do the experts know that “the judgement” is the ...more

  • #9593 Communion and Mission - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    May 22 2020

    Jesus calls all Christians to evangelize, but what does that really mean? Msgr. Morris explains the great commission and the role that evangelization plays in the life of a Christian. …

  • #9592 Ascension Thursday - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    May 21 2020

    Today is the Feast of the Ascension, when Jesus ascended into heaven, following his glorious Resurrection. Here to help us to better understand this feast is Msgr. Eugene Morris. …

  • #9591 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    May 21 2020

    Do Catholics believe that Adam and Eve are in heaven now? Also, when can they leave purgatory if they’re there?  Questions Covered: 03:42 – Do Catholics believe that Adam and Eve are in heaven now? Also, when can they leave purgatory if they’re there?  13:25 – How do you defend that Peter is the head of the Church and that there is apostolic succession?  31:49 – Why do you not believe that the Creation story could be literal?  46:05 – What is the difference between...more

  • #9590 Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism - Karlo Broussard

    May 20 2020

    Does the Catholic Church teach that we must take the Old Testament seriously, for example, the creation story?  Questions Covered: 13:32 – My daughter went through Catholic high school and college. She went to confession for premarital sex and the priest would not forgive her. She left the Church. How can this happen?  22:42 – Why are the majority of Catholics Democratic and pro-abortion? It makes me want to leave the Church.  36:00 – Does the Catholic Church teach that w...more

  • #9589 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 20 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:52 – Where do I get confirmation for my prayers?  06:43 – Why does Samuel tell Saul to go kill all the Amalekites? Why would God allow Saul to kill innocent people?  18:17 – What is the Catholic interpretation of John 10:27-30?   22:52 ̵...more

  • #9588 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    May 19 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:27 – How are you supposed to watch Mass on TV? Do you do the actions or not?   11:46 – Why did the Protestants take certain books out of the Bible? Also, if we all have the same Holy Spirit, why do all the denominations teach so many different thing...more

  • #9587 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    May 19 2020

    Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture. Questions Covered: 02:30 – Where does the Church stand on the documentary hypothesis?   11:09 – If natural law is accepted by the Church, is it a part of Scripture or tradition?  18:51 – What is theosis?  29:57 – How was the book of Esther divided into a, b, and c sections in my Bible? I use the NAB.  39:50 – In th...more

  • #9586 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    May 18 2020

    Scripture can be difficult to interpret and understand, so Jimmy Akin is here to help. Callers are welcome with any question on Sacred Scripture. Questions Covered: 05:58 – When Jesus says to turn our cheek, are we meant to understand this as humility or being passive aggressive?  14:37 – Is the King James Bible acceptable to read as a Catholic?  17:48 – Were Job and Jonah historical people or were they parables?  21:14 – If Jesus celebrated Hanukkah and prayed the...more

  • #9585 Kids’ Show - Tim Staples

    May 16 2020

    Children between the ages of 3 and 17 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church.  Questions Covered: 03:15 – Why did St. Francis preach to the birds?  08:29 – If Adam and Eve were the first people on the earth, then is everyone on the earth their relative or did other people appear?  14:07 – If the whole sky is heaven, then where is hell?  17:40 – Why...more

  • #9584 How John Paul II Changed the World - Patrick Novecosky

    May 15 2020

    Questions Covered: 20:03 – Were there any popes before John Paul II who had world days of prayer?  23:57 – Is it true that John Paul II was allowing idolatry and sacrilege in 1986 in Assisi?   36:50 – How did bishops get away with so much under John Paul II time as pope? Was he not aware of what was going on?  45:13 – When is John Paul II’s feast day?  …

  • #9583 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    May 15 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 07:01 – I am not Catholic. In the New Testament, it says to take your prayer to God. Why do Catholics pray to saints?  12:48 – Is Mary the New Ark of the Covenant and that is why the wooden Ark is gone?  17:21 – If God is eternal, then how does ...more

  • #9582 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 14 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 3:00 – Where did all the early church Hebrew manuscripts go?  12:29 – How does God know everything?  14:15 – What did Our Lady of Fatima mean when she told the kids they would be making reparation for sins?  21:36 – What does the Church m...more

  • #9581 The Bible Blueprint for Marian Dogmas - Karlo Broussard

    May 14 2020

    What does the Catholic Church really believe about the Mother of God? Questions Covered: 21:03 – When someone said to Jesus, “Blessed are the breasts that nourished you,” and Jesus responds, “No, blessed are those who do the will of God.” Is this evidence against Marian devotion?  28:56 – Are the Marian doctrines based on the Bible?   35:30 – What is the difference between venerating and worshipping Mary? How can I explain this to a Protestant?  47:50 – Why do Cath...more

  • #9580 Pro-Life Open Forum - Dr. George Delgado

    May 13 2020

    The Catholic Church teaches and believes in the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Dr. Delgado helps to answer questions about abortion, contraception, end of life care and more. Questions Covered: 14:30 – Is it immoral to not have intercourse when the woman is ovulating? Is this contraception?  21:25 – Do Catholics have an obligation to vote for pro-life politicians?  24:18 – How can I respond to Catholics who say that it won’t make a big difference ...more

  • #9579 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 13 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:56 – Is it true that if people get an abortion, are they automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church? Also, does that mean people who commit murder would also be excommunicated?  07:50 – Do Catholics and Protestants worship the same God?  ...more

  • #9578 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 12 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:31 – I received absolution over the phone. Was this valid and acceptable?  13:17 – What are the Scripture verses that support Catholic faith and works ideology?  21:30 – If the company that you work for promotes abortion, what can you do? Is ...more

  • #9577 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    May 12 2020

    Calls: 01:03 – I am pro-choice because I think that people should have the legal choice.   20:09 – In the Bible, if a man suspects that his wife committed adultery and is with child, then they would perform an abortion with the bitter water. How do you explain that?  34:43 – I am pro-choice because the Catholic Church doesn’t support healthcare for all. If you can’t afford a child, you shouldn’t have a child.  46:06 – I am pro-choice because it is wrong to legislate...more

  • #9576 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    May 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 13:33 – I am on the line, not sure if I am pro-choice. Where do you draw the line to determine when a baby is a person?  29:53 – Are you willing to compromise on contraception so that fewer abortions must happen?  33:44 – I am pro-choice because I think people should be able to choose whether to have a kid. Some people have no money or didn’t have contraception, they shouldn’t have to have a baby.  51:26 – I am pro-choice because I think that peop...more

  • #9575 Ask a Priest - Fr. Anthony Dorsa

    May 09 2020

    Have you ever wanted to ask a Catholic priest about an aspect of the Catholic Church? Questions Covered: 08:39 – Why don’t priests talk about death, judgment, heaven, or hell during homilies?  16:20 – Is the priest after hearing a confession ever allowed to divulge something that a person has told them?   21:42 – I am a Protestant. Don’t Catholics depend on the Sacraments as a crutch, so they don’t have to repent? Isn’t this a good time to repent?  28:42 – What is ...more

  • #9574 The Eucharistic Church in a Time of Pandemic - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

    May 08 2020

    How is a Eucharistic Church meant to thrive in a time when public gatherings are not allowed?: Questions Covered: 16:55 – What is the Church teaching on how to receive the Eucharist, especially right now?  22:01 – Why do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ?  28:54 – Is there an advantage to watching the live stream of the Mass v. watching it later on YouTube?  30:58 – At what point does the Church engage in civil disobedience when i...more

  • #9573 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 08 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 10:24 – I have been Catholic for 4 years and wouldn’t be Catholic without you. Does Mary have any relation to the Eucharist, earning her a Eucharistic title?  20:57 – Are we meant to tithe a straight percentage? How much does debt play into the tithing...more

  • #9572 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 07 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 08:58 – My Protestant friend asked me if the Catholic Church thinks the Protestant Church is demonic. How can I respond?   21:41 – Why was polygamy allowed in the Old Testament, but not in the new?  35:30 – Is it true that the Pope is not allowe...more

  • #9571 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 07 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 06:41 – How does each person of the Trinity have separate wills and yet, a...more

  • #9570 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 06 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 08:05 – What are sacraments and what are graces? Do they involve salvation...more

  • #9569 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 06 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 05:49 – Am I committing a grave sin if I drink around my brother-in-law wh...more

  • #9568 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    May 05 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Donate to support Catholic Answers Live by going to catholicanswersradio.com or calling 888-291-8000. You are the reason why the radio show has continued for so many years. Thank you! Questions Covered: 07:00 – I am a recent convert trying to build a devotion to Mary. Will the...more

  • #9567 Keeping Your Kids Catholic - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    May 05 2020

    Fr. Sebastian Walshe gives his advice for raising strong, Catholic kids who remain that way. Questions Covered: 06:27 – Can you give me guidance on how to incorporate Catholicism and business for my kids that are college age?  15:10 – My brother is losing his faith. Can I help him in some way to come back to the faith?  19:12 – Should kids be sent to a university to study? So many of them don’t nurture virtue.   34:23 – What did the saints say about keeping your ki...more

  • #9566 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    May 04 2020

    Do you struggle to explain a particular aspect of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 12:43 – How can I explain the validity of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church?  19:26 – How can I argue for Scripture and Tradition with my sola scriptura friend?  23:39 – How can I explain to a non-believer why is it not acceptable to go see a psychic or fortune teller?  44:10 – How can I help my son to understand that Jehovah’s Witness is not the ...more

  • #9565 Ask a Priest - Fr. Paul Check

    May 02 2020

    Fr. Paul Check joins Cy to take any question of a pastoral nature. He offers advice on marriage, family, work, the liturgy, and much more.  Questions Covered: 01:50 – What is there about the theology that says that the priest cannot consecrate the bread and wine over the internet or tv?  06:26 – What recommendations do you have for living a celibate life?  16:52 – I have a friend who has been sick for 10 years who told me that he prays for death. Is that wrong to pray for...more

  • #9564 Why Should I Believe in Sacred Tradition? - Gary Michuta

    May 01 2020

    The Catholic Church is built on Scripture and Tradition. Just what does that mean? Questions Covered: 11:47 – Why is there not a logical fallacy for sacred tradition?  18:40 – What is a short way to explain to a Protestant what Catholic tradition is?  30:48 – I don’t understand where Sacred Tradition comes from. Is there a concrete source?  36:25 – Can you elaborate on the Catholic tradition of the primacy of St. Peter being tied to Rome and not Antioch?  42:40 &#...more

  • #9563 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    May 01 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:15 – Is it wise to stay away from shows like The Occult, or am I being overly cautious? 05:44 – Why do we assign patronage to saints? Do certain saints have more power areas? 11:35 – St. Justin Martyr used the term, “the president of assembly...more

  • #9562 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 30 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:25 – Are the three men mentioned in Genesis 18 a foreshadowing of the Trinity? 06:00 – What is the Church’s teaching on predestination? Am I free to disagree with it? 12:10 – In your 20 Answers: Protestantism book, you do not mention Episcopa...more

  • #9561 The Bible Blueprint for the Papacy - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 30 2020

    Did Jesus truly make Peter the first Pope? How does the Catholic Church know that the popes are given that same authority? Find out here, with Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 14:32 – A Protestant told me that the “rock” referred to by Jesus actually meant “pebble” and so could not refer to Peter. How can I respond to this?  20:57 – If Christ appointed Peter as pope and gave him authority and the following popes authority, then how do you explain the division in the Catholic ...more

  • #9560 Chastity - Jason Evert

    Apr 29 2020

    The Catholic Church teaches that all people are called to chastity, whether that be in marriage, religious life, or as a single person. Jason Evert helps listeners to navigate that calling. Questions Covered: 17:46 – I am a mom and I have a 30-year-old son. I have made mistakes in my life and I am trying to keep my son from making the same mistakes. How can I discuss chastity and holiness with him?  32:32 – I am turning 25 and I have been trying to adhere to the teaching of chas...more

  • #9559 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 29 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:16 – I am having a difficult time with the presidential candidates this year. I don’t really want to vote for either, but I am very pro-life. What can I do?  20:36 – What are some Marian apparitions that are not approved?  28:18 – Why didn’t ...more

  • #9558 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 28 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:35 – What did St. Gregory of Nissa believe about the Eucharist?  14:42 – Is it true that at one point in Catholic history an empress was putting evil popes into office and was even married to one of them?   18:23 – What is the Catholic answer...more

  • #9557 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Apr 28 2020

    Today’s show is set aside for atheists, agnostics, Protestants, and anyone else who is non-Catholic to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 01:47 – What is the Catholic understanding of the imputation of righteousness as opposed to the impartation of righteousness?  14:49 – Mary is my major stumbling block. How could she possibly be omnipresent?  22:11 – I am reading Rod Bennett’s book, The Apostasy That Wasn’t. My Protestant pa...more

  • #9556 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Apr 27 2020

    Today’s show is set aside for atheists, agnostics, Protestants, and anyone else who is non-Catholic to call in with their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 10:00 – I am agnostic but very curious about the Catholic Church after listening to your show recently. What should my next step be?  23:55 – Why was the Latin Mass suppressed in the USA?   35:40 – I was looking for a way to take RCIA online but cannot find anything. Can you help me?  41:50...more

  • #9555 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 25 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 13:17 – Aquinas asserts that an infinite series can not exist, that there must be a first cause. In math, there can be infinite series. Does this disprove Aquinas’ theory?  21:26 – How were moral truths created? Atheists say that our brains and nature ...more

  • #9554 Is It Okay to Separate? - Rose Sweet

    Apr 24 2020

    Rose Sweet helps Catholics to navigate spousal separation and to understand the Church’s teaching on marriage. Questions Covered: 16:52 – I have a son who is getting ready to file for divorce. He is married to an abusive woman who is on drugs and there are 3 kids involved. How will the Church view this?  21:55 – Is Rose Sweet available for private advice?  23:23 – I was previously in the marine corps and was married, but things didn’t work out. I wasn’t religious at...more

  • #9553 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 24 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:45 – How do we apply the teachings of the Bible to our lives, practically? I am not Catholic, but I want to be living my faith in a real way each day.  13:19 – There’s a strange rumor going around that if Israel’s population were to become at least ...more

  • #9552 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 23 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:00 – Since we have unconsecrated hosts at our house, can we bring them in front of the live Mass to consecrate them?  05:18 – How do you know that a valid ecumenical council is one that is recognized by the pope? Couldn’t it be one that was recogniz...more

  • #9551 Life After Death - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 23 2020

    What do Catholics believe about death, heaven, hell, and purgatory? Find out here, with Catholic Answers apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 05:04 – How can we reconcile the fact that God says he knew us before he knit us in our mother’s womb and the Catholic teaching that a soul comes into existence at conception?   14:03 – I have heard before that when Jesus died, he descended to the dead. Where did he go to retrieve the dead?  18:34 – Will we have free will ...more

  • #9550 Life After Death - Karlo Broussard

    Apr 22 2020

    What do Catholics believe about death, heaven, hell, and purgatory? Find out here, with Catholic Answers apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 13:23 – Why did Jesus tell Mary M not to touch him but told her to go tell the apostles that He is risen?   17:23 – Where is purgatory mentioned in the Bible?  31:11 – My parents both died in February. Is the promise that a person wearing their scapular goes to heaven?  38:27 – Do we exist in heaven before we are bo...more

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

    Apr 22 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 10:34 – There is a group that says that the devil is more afraid of Mary than of Jesus Christ. Isn’t this blasphemy?  15:14 – It seems like at times men in Scripture need to be commissioned by Christ to cast out demons, but Jesus also says, whoever is ...more

  • #9548 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 21 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 07:35 – What is the justification of Holy Days?  17:10 – Is there a difference in Scripture between using the word “rend” versus “tear”?  20:18 – Chris Check did a fabulous job speaking about Lepanto. How do we speak so well about the Catholic C...more

  • #9547 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Apr 21 2020

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

  • #9546 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 20 2020

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

  • #9545 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 18 2020

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

  • #9544 Kids’ Show - Trent Horn

    Apr 17 2020

    Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church.  Questions Covered: 04:37 – Are angels born?  07:40 – I have heard atheists say that original sin can’t exist because Adam and Eve aren’t real people. Is this true? How can I respond? Get his email for trent to send that article below  16:04 – How did God build himself?  19:14 ...more

  • #9543 Ask a Bishop and a Scientist - Stacy Trasancos

    Apr 17 2020

    Dr. Stacy Trasancos and Bishop Strickland take questions from listeners concerning evolution, bioethics, and more. Questions Covered: 01:07 – What is the significance of the earth’s story, from dinosaurs on? Is there evidence that people existed at the time of dinosaurs?  12:56 – Shouldn’t the body of Christ be trying to heal people from coronavirus?  22:49 – What was the relative risk of the early martyrs compared with the risk we are facing from this pandemic?  29:17 &...more

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

    Apr 16 2020

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

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

    Apr 16 2020

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

  • #9540 Scripture and Tradition - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Apr 15 2020

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

  • #9539 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 15 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:57 – I am a non-Catholic. When I read the word of God, I read it as a Christian. Why is it so important to Catholics that people be Catholic?  09:09 – Do a single parent and adopted child make up a family?  16:43 – Can a person exorcise thems...more

  • #9538 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Apr 14 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:29 – Although Margaret Sanger was pro-contraception, does that mean that she was not pro-life?  08:06 – If God knows all, then how is it true that we have free will?  15:33 – What does the Catholic Church believe regarding the relationship be...more

  • #9537 Catholic Answers Staff Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 14 2020

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

  • #9536 Easter Joy - Tim Staples

    Apr 13 2020

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

  • #9534 Good Friday Special - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Apr 11 2020

  • #9535 Good Friday Special - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Apr 10 2020

  • #9532 The Passion in the Bible - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 09 2020

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

  • #9531 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 09 2020

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

  • #9530 Death and Resurrection - Scott Hahn

    Apr 08 2020

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

  • #9529 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 08 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 01:57 – Can I, as a non-Catholic, enter into communion with the Church through an SSPX parish?  06:45 – I am Protestant and have been looking into Catholicism. Where can I start really learning about Catholicism?  14:32 – Is it possible that suf...more

  • #9528 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 07 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 07:00 – Why do different rites have different bishops for the same geographical area?  14:05 – Was the crucifix made from dogwood?  16:13 – Is it inappropriate to create an image of the Jewish star and crucifix together, as a representation of J...more

  • #9527 Ask a Priest - Fr. David Meconi

    Apr 07 2020

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

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

    Apr 06 2020

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

  • #9525 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 04 2020

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

  • #9524 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 03 2020

    Is there any evidence in the Bible that we must grow in holiness? Questions Covered: 04:37 – Does God bestow equal amounts of grace on all human beings?  17:40 – Is drive through or parking lot Communion a licit way to receive the Eucharist?  19:23 – Can you explain invincible ignorance to me?  24:30 – What was it like sanitarily during the time of Christ?  28:32 – What is the difference between mediator and intercessor?  33:19 – Is my desire for my b...more

  • #9523 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Apr 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: 07:47 – Why do Catholics believe in baptizing infants?  14:20 – If all sins are forgiven in confession, will they be brought back up again in purgatory?  18:28 – Why did Jesus have to descend into Hell?  29:49 – What effect does the news ...more

  • #9522 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Apr 02 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 04:00 – In the book of Revelation, at the end of time it talks about the antiChrist. Is this a real person or a mentality?  07:43 – When was Jesus aware that he was the Lord?  15:44 – Is it true that if you leave the Catholic Church you go to he...more

  • #9521 Confessions of a Former None - Mark Brumley

    Apr 02 2020

    How can we best evangelize those people in our lives who claim a life without faith? Questions Covered: 28:42 – I have nephews who have left the Church. How can I help them, if the opportunity arises?  32:00 – How can I evangelize my son? He has two unbaptized children.  46:12 – Do you know that Hal Lindsey still has a show? Do you think that he’s been consistent over all these years?  51:59 – My friend really struggles with the Pachamama incident and doesn’t belie...more

  • #9520 Becoming Saints - Devin Rose

    Apr 01 2020

    Embracing the salvation that God offers means striving to live a life of sainthood. How? Find out here, with Devin Rose. Questions Covered: 14:29 – I live by myself and it’s hard for me to avoid temptations of the flesh. What advice can you give me?  19:45 – How do you make a perfect act of contrition if you can’t go to confession? 29:42 – How can anyone be a saint today if they don’t believe in healthcare for all?  36:02 – I really appreciate your answer about con...more

  • #9519 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Apr 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: 19:05 – There are inconsistencies in the gospels. How can we understand this?  25:04 – When we go to confession and receive penance from our priest, can an indulgence do away with the penance?  33:37 – Why does the Catholic Church consider the a...more

  • #9518 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 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: 04:33 – Are Micah 3:3, Psalm 27:2, and Isaiah 49:26 symbolic?  08:13 – Why doesn’t the Church fund more scientific investigations of miracles in the Church so that more atheists would come to believe in God?  21:38 – Are the fruits of intercesso...more

  • #9517 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 31 2020

    Are you at a loss for defending a part of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 04:19 – Why do we never hear in the Church about how we can lose our salvation?  15:30 – Why is the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead only in the gospel of John? Also, is Gehenna hell?  20:47 – How can I explain to my anti-Catholic friend how Catholics obtain salvation even though we don’t go through a dramatic “saving” like in Christian churches?  28:20...more

  • #9516 Tips for the Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 30 2020

    Are you at a loss for defending a part of the Catholic faith? Trent Horn is here to help. Questions Covered: 07:42 – Why do we continue to have priests say Masses and change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood when we are watching on TV and no one is there to receive it?  15:21 – Religion is the cause of most wars, terror attacks, and mass genocides in the world’s history. The works would be better without it.  20:04 – Is it heretical to say that one doesn’t need t...more

  • #9515 Ask a Priest - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Mar 28 2020

    Do you have a question that you’ve always wanted to pose to a priest? Today is your day! Questions Covered: 02:43 – I have noticed that lectors and altar servers at Masses being streamed online are not receiving Communion at those Masses, only the priests are. Why is that?  07:12 – Why is it wrong to sprinkle a person’s cremated ashes in the wind?  14:31 – In Colossians 1:24, St. Paul speaks about what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ. What does he mean?  18...more

  • #9514 Ask a Priest - Msgr. Eugene Morris

    Mar 27 2020

    Do you have a question that you’ve always wanted to pose to a priest? Today is your day! Questions Covered: 14:35 – I was atheist for most of my life and am struggling to transition into being Catholic now, in that, it is difficult to talk about. How can I better express my faith in words? It feels strange to have faith after declaring not to for so long.  24:23 – What is invincible ignorance? Could my brother, who was raised Catholic, but fell away, still be saved?  32:3...more

  • #9513 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 01:11 – Why was it sinful for David to number the people of Israel?  04:47 – Who canonized St. Peter?  08:05 – What does it mean for God to be outside time?  14:16 – I work in home health and one of my patients has depression. Is it a sin...more

  • #9512 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 02:10 – Can a person receive the indulgence tomorrow if they are not in a state of grace? It is difficult to receive Reconciliation right now.  08:05 – Can you tell me about the Douay Rheims translation of the Bible?  12:51 – How can we consider...more

  • #9511 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 26 2020

    Why do Catholics believe and practice the faith in the way that they do? Questions Covered: 02:07 – Why do Catholics pray to Mary? Why do they worship the Pope? And why do you have to tell your sins to a priest?   11:10 – How does one fast? Why do we fast?  19:27 – Where do the titles for priests, bishops, cardinals, and popes come from and why do we use them? (Father, Your excellency, his holiness, etc.)  28:30 – What gives Catholic priests the right to turn the ...more

  • #9510 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 25 2020

    Why do Catholics believe and practice the faith in the way that they do? Questions Covered: 14:18 – What is the Catholic teaching of the sacredness of the Eucharist? Can you get sick by receiving it?  18:32 – How do I explain to a Protestant the evidence that Catholics have for Mary’s perpetual virginity?      20:20 – Why did Jesus have to die for God if he is God?  36:21 – What does the Church teach about consuming pork? In the Bible, it was not allowed.  45:25 &...more

  • #9509 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 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: 01:30 – Do we need religion in order to believe in God and does God need it to exist?  14:35 – Can I go to confession over the phone or can I confess my sins without a priest during this time?  28:12 – Is it true that we don’t need a physical bu...more

  • #9508 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 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: 07:35 – How do I respond to an atheist who believes in syncretism in the 1st century?  20:25 – In Scripture it says, many are called, but few are chosen. How do Catholics interpret that?  35:00 – Do they leave the bread in monstrance or do they ...more

  • #9507 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 24 2020

    Cy Kellett and apologist, Trent Horn, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 03:23 – I’m a Catholic in Qatar and have many Muslim friends. We often get into friendly debates and one thing that comes up sometimes is that Jesus never said he was God. How would you respond?  07:04 – Could you please help give s...more

  • #9506 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 23 2020

    Cy Kellett and apologist, Trent Horn, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.   Questions Covered: 06:19 – Who recognized the Old Testament canon?   16:00 – The Bible says we are saved by faith alone.   30:25 – Why should a non-Catholic couple be considered by the church to have a valid civil union, when a formerly Catholi...more

  • #9505 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 21 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:32 – I won’t be able to receive Communion of each first Friday. Will this mess up my first Friday devotion?  04:30 – Can we know the name of our guardian angel or is it wrong to know it?   16:41 – Is there a prayer to pray to get rid of pandemic? Are there prayers for stress and anxiety?  21:15 – Why are all of the accounts of Jesus healing the blind man different?  28:39 – Is the Baptism mentioned in John 4 a Trinitarian Baptism?  34:3...more

  • #9504 Coronavirus Stress Syndrome - Gregory Popcak

    Mar 20 2020

    Questions Covered: 13:50 – How do you do things for the common good but also use common sense? Is it okay to have some skepticism about what we are being told?  28:29 – Before all this stuff happened, I had a great routine. My life has changed so much now and I feel like the Church has deserted me and God has deserted me.  …

  • #9503 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 03:33 – How can I explain to a non-Catholic why Catholics ask for Mary’s intercession?  08:30 – What would happen if the Pope got dementia?  14:31 – Will the Church begin giving general absolution because of the coronavirus?  19:52 – What...more

  • #9502 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 19 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:35 – The translation 1 Tim. 3:15 seems to change based on the version of Scripture you use. Which is correct?  14:15 – How long did Joseph and Mary live in Egypt before Herod died?  19:50 – How can I answer my Protestant friend who says that ...more

  • #9501 Overcoming Obstacles to Belief in God - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 19 2020

    Having trouble believing in God? Karlo can help. Questions Covered:  14:40 – What argument can I give to someone who doesn’t believe in God but is open to evidential support for the existence of God?  21:48 – How can I talk to atheists who say that Christianity is invalid because the Catholic Church caused many deaths throughout history?  35:50 – I understand Aquinas’ argument for God’s existence, but I do not see a good argument for Jesus Christ being God.   42:20 ̵...more

  • #9500 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Mar 18 2020

    Trent Horn helps callers in difficult situations to defend the faith. Questions Covered: 09:35 – I am starting evangelization with a group. How do I answer the accusation of atheists who say that the God of the Bible is immoral?  28:00 – In these times when people will not be interacting face to face, what are some online resources that we can use to explain and defend the faith over social media, email, etc.?  32:31 – My dad takes the Bible literally and has taken to hea...more

  • #9499 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Mar 18 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:35 – Is it true that you can consecrate bread yourself along with the priest while watching Mass on the livestream?  14:00 – Why can’t I live with my girlfriend? We have love.  23:05 – Is it okay for priests to live stream the Mass to people ...more

  • #9498 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 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: 03:55 – Is coronavirus the great chastisement that prophecies have foretold?  14:50 – How can you say that we won’t know if we are truly detached from sin until we are beyond this life? Maybe some people can tell if they are.  19:55 – How can I ...more

  • #9497 The Peace of Christ - Fr. Paul Check

    Mar 17 2020

    In times of uncertainty and confusion, Fr. Paul talks about clinging to the Peace of Christ. Questions Covered: 16:46 – What do you suggest for those of us who do not have Mass or Churches to go to? What can we do in our family life to bring the peace of Christ into our homes?  22:17 – Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace, but he also says he does not come to bring peace, but the sword. How can we reconcile these two things in our world today?  24:51 – What are our oblig...more

  • #9496 The Person of St. Joseph - Fr. Donald Calloway

    Mar 16 2020

    Who was St. Joseph and why would Catholics be consecrated to Christ through him? Questions Covered: 15:15 – Did Joseph and Mary have other kids?  18:10 – In the prophecies, the Messiah was supposed to be descended from the royal line of David. Does this prophecy make St. Joseph a king?   22:15 – Can we still do the consecration if we wouldn’t be finishing on St. Joseph’s feast day?  31:22 – Why is St. Joseph called the “Terror of Demons”?   34:03 – Have you ...more

  • #9495 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 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: 02:19 – Was the reign of David supposed to be continually held by his descendants until the time of Christ’s birth?  13:17 – Does the Catholicity of the Church come from the Eucharist or from the unity of the Church?  17:00 – What do the letters...more

  • #9504 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 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: 5:00 – My grandson is not baptized. Can I take him to Church and get him the sacraments?  11:52 – What does Canon Law say about being withheld from receiving Communion?  17:31 – Why do we need to confess to a priest?  22:12 – Are Catholic...more

  • #9493 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Mar 13 2020

    Question Covered:  02:00 – Is it true that the reception of the Eucharist can be compared to a wedding?  06:37 – Can the saints hear our prayers?  11:00 – How do you justify the prophet Elijah killing 300-400 people who were non-believers?  15:14 – Where does the idea of doctrine based on Tradition and independent of Sacred Scripture come from?  23:20 – At what point does the honoring of Mary go too far?   37:35 – I have been hired at a Presbyterian ch...more

  • #9492 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 12 2020

    Question Covered:  06:13 – In Canada, lots of bills are being passed regarding euthanasia and abortion. How can I trust in God through all these trials? What can I do as a Catholic?  13:29 – Recently I have had a lot of skeptical thoughts. How can I combat this skepticism?  20:44 – What is the Catholic Church’s stance on the death penalty?   28:57 – If God gave us free will, then why don’t we have the freedom to choose whether we have free will?   31:50 – Whe...more

  • #9491 Why Should I Believe in the Bible? - Joe Heschmeyer

    Mar 12 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:46 – I have trouble talking with family members about this topic. Is it true that the Bible contradicts itself?  22:24 – I’ve been challenged by people thinking that the God of the Old Testament is different from the God of the New. How can I respond and refute this?  29:37 – When it comes to different translations of the Bible, how can we know which one is the most correct to read?  35:45 – Did the God of the Old Testament relate to His people...more

  • #9490 The Battle of Prayer - Msgr. John Cihak

    Mar 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:36 – When you pray how can you tell what the Lord is telling you and what is coming from yourself?  35:55 – I thought Jesus gave Mary the ability to dispense of His grace when we pray to her. Is that true?  39:15 – Whenever we pray for intercession from the saints, is it true that our prayers go to God?  42:00 – What do you do when God is not responding to your prayers and that is not usual for your prayer life?  49:40 – Is it possible t...more

  • #9489 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 01:14 – Which activities are allowed on days of penance in the Church?  04:05 – Was Mary Magdalene the sister of Martha and Lazarus?  08:42 – What is Paul saying about authority in Galatians 2:6?  16:18 – What was the evidence of Peter ha...more

  • #9488 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Mar 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: 05:30 – Why is the way we fast different than the way described in the Didache?  08:48 – When are we supposed to start fasting/abstaining on Fridays in Lent?  15:55 – If God claims to forgive our sins in confession, then why do we have to go to ...more

  • #9487 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 10 2020

    Questions Covered: 3:39 – Why have we rejected the book of Enoch?  06:30 – Where in Scripture does it support Christ’s “Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity” in the Eucharist?  13:00 – Was there a practice at the time of Jesus where the Bride and Groom would have sent the guests home with wine as a gift? Was the miracle at Cana important because of this?  16:40 – Why did Jesus tell the Gerasene demoniac to go and tell his family about his miraculous healing?   21:25 ...more

  • #9486 The Parables of Jesus - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Mar 09 2020

    What can we learn from the parables that Jesus shares in Scripture? Questions Covered: 14:40 – When a Gentile woman asks Jesus to heal her possessed daughter and they have an exchange about her being like a dog, what does that mean?  21:20 – Why was the wine sour that Jesus took when he was on the Cross?  32:42 – Why does Jesus tell the disciples in the gospel of Mark that he speaks in parables to others but will explain their meaning to the disciples?  36:22 – Is ...more

  • #9485 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Mar 07 2020

    Non-Catholics pose their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 02:30 – Why do Catholics believe that Mary is the Queen of Heaven?  12:44 – Do Catholics believe in the double procession of the Holy Spirit?  19:41 – During WWII, when people were killed, were they martyrs?  21:20 – I am a non-religious person. How is religious worship a good thing to do as a means of having a relationship? Why is worship virtuous?  32:25 – How do Catholics und...more

  • #9484 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Mar 06 2020

    Non-Catholics pose their questions about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 06:10 – Can you explain 1 Thessalonians 5:23 to me?  16:35 – How would you explain that Jesus would have had to establish a distinct Church?  23:00 – What is a mortal sin and what does the Church teach about it?  35:53 – Why does God hate Esau?  47:16 – What is transubstantiation? How do Catholics understand it differently than the orthodox?  …

  • #9483 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Mar 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: 05:40 – What is the Catholic point of view on St. Augustine? Why do they accept his writings? 11:36 – Does the Church believe that it was possible for Christ to be tempted? 18:37 – How can a disease be transmitted through the Eucharist? Why are ...more

  • #9482 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 03:20 – How was the earth created in seven days if people existed millions of years after dinosaurs? 10:42 – What is a Catholic’s obligation to prevent other people from sinning? 16:37 – Does Basil’s statement referring to written and unwritten ...more

  • #9481 The Bible Blueprint for the Church - Karlo Broussard

    Mar 05 2020

    Karlo answers challenges from Protestants who questions Catholic Church teachings. Questions Covered: 14:36 – A friend of mine is going through a divorce and she wants to leave the Church. She thinks it’s too difficult to get an annulment. How can I respond to her? I want her to know that being a part of the Church is about a relationship with God more than it is about finding a Church that fits your lifestyle.   23:08 – Is it true that people outside the Church don’t have salva...more

  • #9480 What the Gospels Teach About Suffering - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Mar 04 2020

    How is suffering good or beneficial? Should we ask for it? Find out here, with Marcellino D’Ambrosio. Questions Covered: 16:42 – How can I look at suffering with gratitude as a Catholic?  20:58 – How can I discern when suffering is from God and when it is not from God?  23:45 – How can we accept suffering caused by evil acts? How do the victims cope with that suffering?  33:02 – I bought your book and I want you to explain what we sacrifice when we attend Mas...more

  • #9479 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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: 04:56 – When can we start defending the faith physically?  13:36 – Were the words, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do,” in the original text of Scripture?  20:00 – How much of God’s plan did the devil know? When the devil tempted ...more

  • #9478 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Mar 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 – How does the biblical timeline work with the different gospels?  13:59 – Is it okay to miss Mass if I am afraid that I will contract the corona virus?  19:03 – Is it good to watch the Mass on EWTN? Is it still beneficial, even though it’...more

  • #9476 Fasting from Falsehood - Gregory Popcak

    Mar 03 2020

    Jesus spent 40 days in the desert confronting and conquering the lies that Satan attempted to tempt him with. This Lent, we are inviting people to ask Jesus to accompany them in their desert experiences and help them identify, confront, and conquer the lies that Satan uses to hold them back.  For example, “God will never forgive me.”  “No one will ever love me.”  “I have to be perfect.”  “My needs don’t matter.” Greg and Jacob Popcak help listeners with practical ways of entering into this Lent...more

  • #9476 Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? - Trent Horn

    Mar 02 2020

    Questions Covered: 12:47 – Is it true that if you take from social security or pay into social security, are you a socialist?  18:47 – Does capitalism provide too much material wealth, thereby causing more harm than good?  29:09 – What is the main reason the Church is against socialism? Is it a plot to overthrow the family?  33:16 – What is the difference between communism, socialism, and Marxism?  43:30 – It seems like the term social justice is a bad term t...more

  • #9475 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 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: 07:33 – I need more clarification on the theology of liberation.   18:12 – Why can’t non-Catholics receive the Eucharist even though they fully understand the concept behind it, and why do you have to go through RCIA and receive all the sacraments to b...more

  • #9474 Which Catholic Moral Teachings do You Reject? - Trent Horn

    Feb 28 2020

    Trent Horn addresses the problems that people have with Catholic moral teaching. Questions Covered: 13:43 – I object to the prohibition on women becoming deacons.  21:12 – I reject the celibate priesthood.  33:20 – I was a Presbyterian pastor and my wife and I are coming into the Church at the Easter vigil. Being a married pastor for 8 years really showed me the value of the priestly celibacy.   36:06 – I reject Church teaching on IVF.  45:13 – I question th...more

  • #9473 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 28 2020

    Questions Covered: 05:09 – I am engaged to a non-Catholic. Her biggest hold-up is that she doesn’t think Catholicism is different from all the other denominations, she thinks all the denominations made up Christianity. How can I discuss this with her?  20:31 – My wife is not Catholic. If she chooses to use birth control, is it still okay for us to be intimate?  24:45 – I’ve started reading the Bible. Doesn’t the Bible contradict itself? The gospel accounts are different. I...more

  • #9472 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 27 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:33 – What is the Church’s stance on Matthew 23:9?  07:07 – In the Book of Acts, there are a couple instances where people were baptized only in the name of Jesus. Why is that?  11:34 – Why does God seem to favor some more than others if he is a just God?  16:00 – What should I listen to when I am in prayer?  20:18 – Can you tell what kind of Christian someone is by the Bible translation that they use?  24:26 – Does the Presbyteria...more

  • #9471 Overcoming Obstacles to Belief in Jesus - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 27 2020

    Isn’t it a contradiction to say that Jesus is God and man at the same time? How can I believe in Jesus when the only evidence for him comes from the Bible? Questions Covered:  14:10 – My friend says he is religious but not Catholic. How can I explain to him why being Catholic specifically is very important?  16:54 – My sister perceives Jesus as a demi-God. How can I set her straight?  28:34 – How can we know that the historicity of the gospels is accurate?   41:55 –...more

  • #9470 Old Testament Prophets - Fr. Thomas Esposito

    Feb 26 2020

    Who were the Old Testament prophets? Did their entire lives lead us to Jesus? Find out here with Fr. Thomas Esposito. Questions Covered: 20:36- How do you interpret Isaiah 13-14, the lion laying down with the lamb?   28:42 – Were all the prophets celibate? Does Scripture say anything about this?  31:15 – How do I read the prophets? I am a beginner and am intimidated. There seems to be much that I don’t know.  36:33 – Isaiah references the “young girl” in Hebrew, and late...more

  • #9469 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 00:41 – I have an American Bible from 1972. In John 6:62, it says the flesh is useless. Could this mean Jesus’ flesh?   12:27 – My younger sister is getting married. She is not a practicing Catholic. Should I attend the wedding?  18:23 – During ...more

  • #9468 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 04:10 – How do we know when Jesus is being figurative and when he is being literal?  17:20 – Why do you think so many scientists become atheists?  24:09 – Does the Catholic Church recognize couples living together as having the grace of marriage...more

  • #9467 Pro-Life Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Feb 25 2020

    Questions Covered: 04:13 – Is a baby born through artificial insemination still a human with a soul?   15:30 – In Genesis, childbirth was a punishment for Eve eating from the tree of knowledge. Why is this now seen as a beautiful and good thing?  23:07 – Can a Catholic medical provider prescribe oral contraception?  36:25 – My niece was quoting verses from Scripture to promote abortion. How can I combat this?  36:25 – My niece was quoting verses from Scriptur...more

  • #9466 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

    Feb 24 2020

    Questions Covered: 18:20 – My dad is a fallen away Catholic. How can I bring him back to the faith?  22:17 – How do you get through to someone who says they don’t need anybody to lead them when the Holy Spirit is within them?  29:33 – How do I defend the Eucharist to my Baptist father? Is there evidence for it in Scripture?  37:59 – Are the four gospels for the Jews and not for us? My friend said only St. Paul’s letters were for us, Gentiles.  47:54 – My daug...more

  • #9465 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 22 2020

    Questions Covered: 07:29 – How is Christ present at Mass all over the world each Sunday?  16:35 – Why do we believe in purgatory and what is it all about?  21:12 – During Vatican II, active participation in the Mass was encouraged. What does that mean?  29:25 – What did St. Paul say about the Eucharist?  32:18 – What is a devotion to a saint or Mary?  35:47 – Is praying the rosary necessary for salvation?   42:07 – What is the source of the myst...more

  • #9464 The Why’s of Catholic Belief - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 21 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:49 – How can a Catholic School’s science class help the world we live in?  07:40 – Why are Catholics not allowed to get married on Easter Saturday?  13:06 – What is the Church’s teaching on NFP? Is it contraception?  18:50 – Why is a mortal sin not to go to Mass on Sundays?  21:57 – If Mary had saved a lock of Jesus’ hair, would we worship it like the Eucharist?  31:25 – Did God the Father create the universe or God the Son?  35:...more

  • #9463 Open Forum - Tom Nash

    Feb 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: 04:00 – Why aren’t indulgences as pervasive now as they were before Vatican II?  09:50 – How can I talk to someone about Catholicism who is antagonistic towards the faith?  18:00 – I went to a non-Catholic wedding and the officiant said he was a...more

  • #9462 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 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: 02:20 – In Numbers 16, it says people were sent to Sheol. Were they killed or sent to Sheol?  05:40 – What should Christians do if empirical science rules against us in every instance?  13:30 – Is Matthew 19:14 not about limbo or the state of th...more

  • #9461 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 20 2020

    Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Questions Covered: 01:36 – What is the point of praying the Hail Mary prayer when you can pray the Jesus prayer?  11:12 – How do Catholics understand hell? I don’t ever hear about it in my church.   15:40 – What is the substantiation for Catholic sacred tradition and theology?  21:44 – Can the pope change Catholic doctrine?  34:22 – How can Catholics believe in purgatory?  45:43 – Are St. Paul’s lette...more

  • #9460 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 19 2020

    Book Karlo to speak at your parish or next event.  Questions Covered: 11:43 – How can the Church accept annulments when Christ said divorce was wrong?   20:28 – How can the Church teach that NFP is acceptable as a contraceptive?  31:10 – How can the Church allow indulgences? Isn’t that made up and corrupt?  35:50 – How can I explain the infallibility of the papacy?  44:45 – Didn’t Jesus pay our debt? How could we still have something to “pay”?  Want more ...more

  • #9459 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 19 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 06:45 – Is baptism by desire valid in the Church’s eyes?  13:25 – A priest told me that I cannot be absolved for my sins. What can I do?  20:26 – How does Lucifer tie into the book of Enoch?  28:35 – What is required in order to become a ...more

  • #9458 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 05:08 – How are communion services supposed to look and sound?  12:57 – What is the Church’s teaching on hypnosis for weight loss or to quit smoking?  14:23 – What are the advantages of sitting in front of the Blessed Sacrament?  17:46 – ...more

  • #9457 Surrender Worry to God - Gary Zimak

    Feb 18 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:51 – In the last 6 months I started a business. It has been very stressful and full of worry. How can I rely on God and get some peace of mind?  13:25 – I have generalized anxiety disorder. Is there anything you can recommend for my prayer life that can help me with this?  21:33 – I have bipolar and depression. I’ve been on medication. It hasn’t really worked, and my depression is really getting to me. What can I do?  30:33 – Is it okay to take...more

  • #9456 Holiness in Everyday Life - Fr. Juan Velez

    Feb 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:44 – Why is it that when we start living a holy life, people sometimes start disliking us and our new lifestyle?  19:25 – I am a Baptist and am wondering why Catholics pray the rosary. Does it make you holier?  31:30 – What is your recommendation for how to make the most out of Eucharistic adoration?   36:08 – I say the Rosary. Is that okay? Do my rosaries help someone?  43:20 – I recently promised my dad that I would quit cigarettes if ...more

  • #9455 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 02:21 – Why does the Catholic Church still insist on using a priest for confession? Why do Catholics use priests when Jesus is our high priest?  15:17 – How do I become a Messianic Jew?  17:40 – Where do the ashes during Lent come from? Is there...more

  • #9454 Prayer - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

    Feb 14 2020

    Fr. Sebastian Walshe discusses his co-authored book, 20 Answers: Prayer. Questions Covered: 08:42 – Why do we pray the “Lord’s Prayer” the way we do during the Mass? Why is it different than the way Protestants pray?  14:53 – If we believe that every prayer asked in faith will be answered, does that mean that the faithful prayer in Scripture will be answered?  18:42 – Why do Catholics pray in Mary’s name or to Mary?  28:00 – I have a hard time with prayer and I’ve ...more

  • #9453 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Feb 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: 07:45 – I attended a healing Mass and was anointed with oil. Does that mean that my sins were forgiven? I wasn’t in a state of grace, but I felt forgiven, so I received the Eucharist.  15:00 – Is Pope Benedict stepping down from the papacy the same as ...more

  • #9452 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 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: 03:07 – Guadalupe radio network…Someone told me it was unlikely that Jesus was not married. How can I defend his singleness and celibacy?  12:24 – Jimmy mentioned that he felt that Pope Benedict might someday be canonized a saint. Can Jimmy expla...more

  • #9451 The Bible Blueprint for the Eucharist - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 13 2020

    Where in Scripture is the True Presence revealed? How do Catholics know that Jesus meant for his Church to consume Body and Blood? Find out here with Catholic Answers’ apologist, Karlo Broussard. Questions Covered: 07:56 – In John 6:55, is Jesus telling the Jews that to “drink his blood” would break the Mosaic law of not consuming blood, so giving them a command they could not follow? My Protestant friend says this was his way of telling the Jews to go away.  16:13 – What ...more

  • #9450 Knowing God’s Will for Your Life - Fr. Mike Schmitz

    Feb 12 2020

    How can a person know what God is calling him to do? Fr. Mike shares with listeners how to hear God and fulfill his will for their lives. Questions Covered: 07:19 – How do I discern my vocation when I feel like I’ve tried something, and it hasn’t worked?  19:44 – I am discerning religious life, but I have never had a date. I am confused. What should I do?  29:00 – How can I discern when to evangelize to friends and family in my life?  41:36 – How can I practically ...more

  • #9449 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 01:47 – Why would God create the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden if Adam and Eve were not meant to eat from it?  07:59 – Is it true to say that God the Father was born of Mary?   13:21 – Why is the Assumption of Mary a dogma?  21:36...more

  • #9448 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 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: 02:32 – Why isn’t purgatory defined dogmatically?  07:21 – Is there a ban on yoga by the Church? Is the Magisterium the law of the Church or the Bible?  15:13 – Is embryo research ethical?  21:35 – Is the ordinary form of the Mass valid? ...more

  • #9447 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 02:34 – Should we literally interpret Genesis? Must all Catholics believe in the literal interpretation of Genesis?  08:50 – In Psalm 95, it discusses the “great King over all the gods.” Why does it say this? There is only one God.  18:00 – When Pontius Pilate washed his hands of Jesus’ fate, was he cleared of guilt or responsibility?  19:19 – Prior to the modern-day scholars and apart from Origen, where do we ever see the connection made between ...more

  • #9446 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 10 2020

    Questions Covered: 05:39 – Have we found any of the apocalypse of Noah?  12:43 – Is it true that the Gnostic gospels teach that the world was created out of evil?  28:46 – Is the New Testament teaching us to look forward to the Second Coming?  33:30 – In the Bible does it say if Satan will be destroyed at the end of the world?  35:00 – After Jesus’ coming, was Cain saved or was he one of the few who was not?  40:00 – In Luke 1:47, Mary says, “My Lord a...more

  • #9445 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 08 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:15 – Is it possible that children are so incredibly happy because of reincarnation? Their spirit remembers the recent experience of being old, and now they’re internally happy to be young again?  13:50 – Let us stipulate: One of Paul’s lost letters to the Corinthians is discovered, An additional copy is found with complete textual agreement, A third fragment is located and dated to the mid second century, Scholarly consensus develops that this le...more

  • #9444 Defying the Anti-Parent Culture - Dr. Ray Guarendi

    Feb 07 2020

    Questions Covered: 17:17 – We have 4 older children and are out of the house, but now we have a 4-year-old. When our kids are home, they have all their devices and it changes the dynamic in our house. What can we do?  33:03 – How do you honor your parents when they sin against you?  37:07 – My kid doesn’t watch TV. I wonder if I am dooming him to be emotionally immature. Is he going to go to college someday and be stunted or watch TV continuously?  44:14 – I think I...more

  • #9443 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 07 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:16 – Is it ethical to adopt snowflake babies?  19:27 – Was St. Joseph a virgin or a widower?  33:00 – I read your book on the Bible. What is the inerrancy of Scripture?  …

  • #9442 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 06 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:16 – Who are the two beasts mentioned in Revelation?  18:18 – What is happening during a Catholic Mass? Why does God have to die on the altar every time?  30:48 – Can you explain the doctrine of papal infallibility?  43:30 – My Protestant friend told me that Hebrews 9:10 proves that there is no need for priests. How can I respond to t...more

  • #9441 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 06 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:34 – Why do we sometimes, as Catholics, use the Greek translation and other times use the Aramaic?  14:54 – How do Catholics understand Galatians 2?  33:00 – How do Catholics understand salvation?   43:03 – A woman recently thought she was praying for intercession from St. Anthony, using a statue to guide her thoughts and prayers. It ...more

  • #9440 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 05 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 05:25 – Does the Church teach that people have different abilities of enjoying the beatific vision?  17:40 – What is the difference between a blessing from a priest and a lay person?  35:52 – If I leave out a sin in confession, can my confession still be valid?  45:45 – When Jesus was in the garden praying to his Father, asking him to re...more

  • #9439 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Feb 05 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 03:38 – Why might the motion for an annulment be overturned by the Church?  13:27 – What led the Church to define the Immaculate Conception?  23:31 – If you remember or realize that you committed sins that you didn’t say in Confession, do you have to stop receiving the Eucharist until you can go back to Confession?  33:21 – I am Protesta...more

  • #9438 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Feb 04 2020

    Please support Catholic Answers Live for the next 3 months by donating at catholicanswersradio.com. God bless! Questions Covered: 04:55 – What does the Catholic Church in regard to ensoulment?   13:17 – How reliable are the quotes from the saints? How did you do your research for “Things the Saints Never Said”?  32:15 – Is Jesus’ death not enough to purchase our salvation? How do Catholics differ on this from evangelicals?   41:12 – Can I use the Old Testament sain...more

  • #9437 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Jimmy Akin

    Feb 04 2020

    Non-Catholic callers are welcome to call and ask any question about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 04:08 – I was baptized as an infant and am currently in RCIA. What will happen if I die before I am confirmed?  14:28 – How do you explain the Inquisition, when Catholics were killing Protestants?  22:58 – How can God exist when there is evil and suffering in the world? God created people knowing that some will choose hell. How can this be?  37:04 – What does...more

  • #9436 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Steve Ray

    Feb 03 2020

    Non-Catholic callers are welcome to call and ask any question about the Catholic Church. Questions Covered: 04:20 – If the papacy is not the antichrist, who or what is it?  07:33 – Did Mary have pain during childbirth? If she did, that means she was not free from original sin.  14:12 – I am attracted to the Catholic faith but I am concerned that it could be the harlot of revelation.  22:26 – Where in the Bible does it say that Catholics are supposed to go to confes...more

  • #9435 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

    Feb 01 2020

    Grab a friend and play along with the most exciting Catholic radio game show of all time! …

  • #9434 Overcoming Obstacles to Truth - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 31 2020

    Karlo Broussard tackles tough questions about the truth of Jesus and the Catholic faith. Questions Covered: 19:01 – Why should I believe in Christianity when the Old Testament was written 4,000 years ago and many hundreds of years elapsed before that?  35:40 – Why don’t Jews accept Jesus as the messiah and how do I answer them?  45:30 – How do I answer someone who doesn’t believe in the truth of Jesus’ claims?  50:00 – How do we communicate using reason with someone ...more

  • #9433 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 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: 02:25 – What form did John the Baptist use to perform his baptisms?  06:48 – What is the difference between imputed righteousness and infused righteousness?  16:44 – What evidence does the Church have for the Ascension of Mary?  22:40 – D...more

  • #9432 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 30 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:04 – How does concupiscence compare with the Protestant idea of a “fallen nature” or a “sin nature”?  12:03 – Why are there so many people who believe in science fiction rather than believing in God?  17:13 – In Matthew 12:32, why does Jesus ...more

  • #9431 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Stephanie Gray

    Jan 30 2020

    Stephanie Gray answers everything from when life begins to infanticide while she discusses the right to life with pro-choice callers. Questions Covered: 05:51 – I am pro-choice because I feel like it’s not my business if someone wants an abortion.  20:21 – I am pro-choice because I am not in favor of reversing abortion laws to make it illegal. I do agree with the Church’s teaching about when life begins, but I don’t want to criminalize abortion.  31:23 – I am pro-choice b...more

  • #9430 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Stephanie Gray

    Jan 29 2020

    Stephanie Gray answers everything from when life begins to infanticide while she discusses the right to life with pro-choice callers. Questions Covered: 06:52 – I am pro-choice because the world’s population has doubled in the last 70 years, even with abortion and contraception.  18:10 – I am pro-choice because I’m not religious.  29:20 – I am in the middle on the life issue. God gives us all a choice. I also feel unsure about things like the morning after pill.  35:20 &...more

  • #9429 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 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: 00:34 – Is it okay to live in the neocatechumenal way?  05:49 – With the Lunar New Year currently being celebrated, what are your thoughts on offering incense to the dead in a Mass setting?  11:48 – Did God command the Israelites to commit genoc...more

  • #9428 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 28 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:55 – What was the earliest record of the idea of the papacy?   15:06 – What does 1 Cor. 1:17 mean?  21:13 – Do you recommend the Alpha program?  29:58 – What will distinguish the final trials of the Church from the trials that the Chur...more

  • #9427 Jesus: True God, True Man - Marcellino D'Ambrosio

    Jan 28 2020

    The Catholic Church teaches that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. Listen in to find out why. Questions Covered: 09:19 – When Jesus suffered and died on the Cross, he did not use his divinity to save himself. A normal man might have died before reaching the Cross, though. Did he use his divinity to endure his suffering and stay alive until his death on the Cross?  18:32 – Thank you Dr. D’Ambrosio for “Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life” study program. I am using it i...more

  • #9426 Joyful Evangelization - Fr. Anthony Dorsa

    Jan 27 2020

    Can spread the good news of Christ in a time of difficulty and confusion in the Church? Fr. Anthony Dorsa says yes, and helps listeners to navigate evangelization. Questions Covered: 05:21 – Where in the Bible does it say that we should evangelize?  13:31 – How do we joyfully evangelize amid the sexual abuse crisis, scandal in the Vatican, and other concerning clerical behavior? There are many things that worry me.   23:10 – How can I respond to a Pentacostal who was Cath...more

  • #9425 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Jan 25 2020

    Today is for non-Catholics to ask any question about the Catholic faith! Questions Covered: 04:12 – I enjoy the Catholic faith until about the Middle Ages. How do you reconcile with those bad times?  13:08 – Aren’t all presbyters and bishops the same?   19:31 – I read Behold Your Mother and love it. My question is, is Eve symbolic or real? If she is symbolic, how can Mary, who is very real, be the New Eve?  28:30 – I have been receiving the Eucharist at Mass for 30...more

  • #9424 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

    Jan 24 2020

    Today is for non-Catholics to ask any question about the Catholic faith! Questions Covered: 06:22 – I was baptized a Lutheran but want to become Catholic. Will I receive all the sacraments at Easter? Can I have the sacraments at another time of the year?  14:41 – Out of the 10 plagues, which was the most effective?  16:56 – Do Catholics believe that all animals go to heaven?  28:37 – Why is it that the Catholics place so much focus on the Virgin Mary?  36:45 ̵...more

  • #9423 Open Forum - Jim Blackburn

    Jan 24 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:09 – How did the Church Fathers know when to take Scripture literally and when to take it figuratively?  07:12 – Does the name “deuterocanon” mean that those books are somehow less inspired than the rest of Scripture?  11:55 – If someone gets civilly divorced and has no children, can he get an annulment and become a priest?  17:00 – Does a divorced and remarried person (without annulment) automatically go to hell if they’re still remarried when...more

  • #9422 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 23 2020

    Questions Covered: 04:03 – How can I reply to the charge that the passage in John 10, “My sheep hear my voice…no one shall snatch them from my hand,” proves “Once saved, always saved?”  07:15 – When Jesus responds to the question “who is my neighbor” with the parable of the Good Samaritan, he seems to be saying that only one person is our neighbor; yet the Catechism says the whole world is our neighbor. How do I reconcile these?  15:21 – The Council of Trent seems to...more

  • #9419 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

    Jan 22 2020

    Questions Covered: 08:21 – I have a brother who is civilly married to a Muslim, not through the Church. Is he allowed to receive Communion?  15:14 – How do we distinguish between prayer to the saints and pray to God? How can we know which is worship and which is not?  18:17 – Is the symbol of the bent cross, like the one that JPII used to carry, a negative symbol for a Catholic to have?  22:15 – My husband has recently come back to the Catholic Church. How can I res...more

  • #9418 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 21 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:26 – When was Moses born?  06:19 – Did Moses use hallucinogens to speak to God in the burning bush?  11:54 – I am currently a Lutheran but am contemplating the Catholic faith. Something that is holding me back is the assurance of salvation that I get in the Lutheran Church. How can I better understand this?  23:16 – Does the Catholic Church approve of a woman taking vitamins and teas to help her overcome her infertility?  28:44 – I have ...more

  • #9417 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

    Jan 21 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: 05:18 – I am pro-choice because I believe that there is not a consciousness for life in the early stages of embryonic development.  13:24 – I am pro-choice because a woman has a second amendment right to defend herself against her reproductive system.  21:53 – If a woman is raped an...more

  • #9416 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

    Jan 20 2020

    Is in vitro fertilization ethical? If someone is in great pain, can their life be ended? Find out today, with Fr. Tad Pacholczyk. Questions Covered: 15:22 – What is the best way to explain to people why we chose to conceive via NFP rather than in vitro fertilization? How can I explain the scientific benefit of it, rather than the Catholic side of it?  22:12 – Does the embryo in the IVF process have a soul right away, or only as it develops?  31:18 – When someone is very s...more

  • #9415 Kids’ Show - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 18 2020

    Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are welcome to call with their questions about the faith. Tune in for an hour of thoughtful and intelligent questions from the youngest members of the Church.  Questions Covered: 03:05 – Did God create hell?  05:40 – Did the angel of light actually appear to the Mohamed?  12:54 – In the Old Testament, what happened to Lot’s wife’s soul when she was turned into a pillar of salt?  18:15 – Why is Saladin who defeated King Richard ...more

  • #9414 Screen Time: Catholics & Film - Steven D. Greydanus

    Jan 17 2020

    Which were the best movies of the last year? Questions Covered: 15:35 – What is best Catholic movie of all time?  20:11 – What is the difference between the intent of the artist making the movie and the objective nudity or violence in a film?  31:56 – What do you think of movie franchises and the seeming inability for a movie to end? It seems like there is such an emphasis on making a series go on forever.   42:00 – What are your thoughts on the movie called “Silen...more

  • #9413 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 17 2020

    Questions Covered: 03:06 – What is the Catholic interpretation of Romans 3:23?  12:54 – Is splitting conjoined twins the same as abortion since the chance of death is high?   19:53 – What is your advice for a beginner’s level apologetics ministry at my Church? Do you have any resource suggestions for group study?   23:47 – What is the best Catholic Bible? I am Protestant but very interested in the Church.   31:20 – Can Catholics attend a Byzantine Churc...more

  • #9412 Being Man of the Household - John Cuddeback

    Jan 16 2020

    What does being the man of the household mean? Find out here, with Prof. John Cuddeback. Questions Covered: 18:24 – I am a divorced father with two children, 10 and 12. My ex-wife has left the faith. My kids are being very rebellious. How can I best be a father, not pushing the faith on them, but drawing them towards it?  23:33 – What practical advice do you have for a couple who can’t afford to have the wife stay at home? How can the couple maintain this husband/wife balance wh...more

  • #9411 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 16 2020

    Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible. Questions Covered: 06:30 – I have a Protestant friend who doesn’t believe there is a scriptural basis for celibacy in the priesthood. How can I respond to this?  15:55 – Protestants ask me why Jesus would give us his real Body and Blood. How can I answer this?  22:00 – As a Protestant, I understand blessings to be gifts from God. What is the Catholic und...more

  • #9410 Meeting the Protestant Challenge - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 15 2020

    Karlo accepts challenges from Protestant callers (and Catholics) on Catholic beliefs that seem to contradict the Bible. Questions Covered: 16:06 – Why do Catholics call priests “Father” when Scripture clearly says not to?  22:14 – I am a Protestant and I don’t understand or believe in Transubstantiation.   31:50 – Why don’t Catholics believe in assurance when Scripture tells us to in 1 John 5:13?  45:00 – I am a Protestant. When my mother died, a Catholic friend to...more

  • #9409 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 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: 04:27 – St. Irenaeus says that Eve and Mary, the New Eve, are both virgins. How can this be?  16:58 – If you go to confession and the priest says, “I forgive you,” instead of the traditional absolution, is it valid? Are there any variations of the abso...more

  • #9408 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

    Jan 14 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 03:25 – As technology is progressing, will virtual reality baptism something that could become valid?  12:23 – At the end of time, will the persecution against Christians be violent?  16:20 – What is the Catholic stance on abortion?  34:58 R...more

  • #9407 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Jan 14 2020

    Trent Horn explains why we’re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree. Questions Covered: 01:21 – I am almost ready to be Catholic but Mary really holds me back.  16:19 – I’ve never been Catholic. I’m not Catholic because of the current issues with the Church.  24:36 – I am Oriental Orthodox because I see problems with the philosophy of Roman Catholicism.  42:08 – I am not Catholic because I have studied historical...more

  • #9406 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

    Jan 13 2020

    Trent Horn explains why we’re Catholic- our reason for faith, hope, and love, and responds to callers who disagree. Questions Covered: 12:27 – I was Catholic until the 1980s when I left for the evangelical Christian church. What happened during that time period that drew so many people away from the Catholic Church?  20:03 – I feel compelled to convert to Catholicism but I feel that it will upset my family greatly.  29:25 – I am not Catholic because I am a Christian...more

  • #9405 Understanding Genesis - Mary Healy

    Jan 11 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:48 – Was the Garden of Eden heaven? And are people in Heaven in a re-made Garden of Eden? 19:22 – Who actually wrote Genesis? When was it written? 30:23 – Is Genesis metaphorical or historical? 35:54 – Some Jewish groups use the first five books of the bible to say that Jesus didn’t have the pedigree to be messiah. But why do they not consider the rest of the Old Testament? 43:13 – A priest told me that we don’t have to believe the sacri...more

  • #9404 Answering Atheism - Trent Horn

    Jan 10 2020

    Questions Covered: 15:15 – What is the formal declaration of an atheist? Do they just believe there is no God? 19:47 – How do you prove to an atheist that God doesn’t make mistakes? 29:07 – Can you explain the proof by Aquinas for God’s existence? 34:10 – What resources can you recommend for kids who are having questions about atheism? 44:35 – Why does the burden of proof lie on the atheist? …

  • #9403 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 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: 04:25 – How do I know who is speaking the truth in a world with so many voices claiming to be true?  11:47 – How much of the Council of Constance is still valid?  15:51 – What is the chronology and places of the events from Christ’s infancy to e...more

  • #9402 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 09 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 02:10 – In the Nicene Creed, what does it mean when it says that Jesus is “consubstantial with the Father”?  04:52 – What does the Catholic Church teach about being a professional gambler?  08:20 – What is the interpretation of 2 Cor. 5:21?  15...more

  • #9401 Does Theology Help or Harm Faith? - Mark Brumley

    Jan 09 2020

    Many argue that a simpler faith without lots of theologizing is closer to true Christianity. Mark explains why that is not necessarily so. Questions Covered: 07:50 – I think theology harms faith. There are so many false theologies.  22:27 – I think that theology is important to faith. I was an agnostic and was unbaptized. I was first led to faith through the Episcopal church, but theology helped me to find Truth in the Catholic faith.  33:00 – Theology classes, depending ...more

  • #9400 Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? - Tim Staples

    Jan 08 2020

    How do we answer those who say that faith saves and baptism is merely symbolic or merely a public manifestation of an inner reality? Questions Covered: 17:28 – What is the real difference between a baptized and non-baptized person?  22:55 – If I baptize my son Catholic and someday, he chooses to leave the Church, what will happen to him? Should we wait to baptize him until it is his choice?  34:31 – How can a Baptist baptism be valid if they don’t believe a baptism is reg...more

  • #9399 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Jan 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: 02:51 – Can you explain how Catholics present the Scripture (esp. the gospels)? How is it different from how Protestants would present it?  13:54 – What are the gnostic gospels? Why are they not in the Canon of Scripture?  19:44 – My father was ...more

  • #9398 Open Forum - Trent Horn

    Jan 07 2020

    Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief.  Questions Covered: 07:32 – What is the Catholic perspective on righteousness? How do we obtain it?  16:59 – How can we know if a teaching from the early Church was passed on orally and recorded in Scripture or if it came from Scripture?  21:50 – How can I deal wit...more

  • #9397 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 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: 03:14 – What exactly was the Enlightenment and how does it relate to church teaching?  10:22 – Why does each diocese sets the age to receive confirmation? Why do some parishes take it even further to require activities and hours to attain the sacrament...more

  • #9396 Eastern Catholicism - Fr. Deacon Daniel G. Dozier

    Jan 07 2020

    What do Byzantine, Maronite, and Chaldean churches have in common with Rome? They’re all Catholic! Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier is here to explain the beauty of a diverse Catholic Church. …

  • #9395 The Bible Blueprint for Purgatory - Karlo Broussard

    Jan 04 2020

    Questions Covered: 13:30 – Is there any possible way to completely avoid purgatory after death and go straight to heaven?  19:18 – I know that we should pray for the souls that are in purgatory. Can we do this for the souls in hell so that they can go to purgatory, then heaven?  23:13 – Where is purgatory?  28:40 – How does a prayer affect someone in purgatory?  35:07 – Is purgatory a metaphysical place or a process?  42:38 – How can I explain to my Pr...more

  • #9394 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 03 2020

    Questions Covered: 06:11 – Is it true that Mary remained a virgin? In the gospel of Matthew, it sounds like she had relations with Joseph after Jesus was born.  16:55 – I got married in the Presbyterian church but was raised Catholic. Am I in mortal sin because I am no longer Catholic?  23:14 – I have trouble with the God of the Bible. Why would God make the universe so large and time so vast?   40:58 – How do you know if God is speaking to you or if it is just your...more

  • #9393 Open Forum (Encore) - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 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.  …

  • #9392 Christmas Continues After Christmas (Encore) - Jimmy Akin

    Jan 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.  …

  • #9391 Setting and Meeting Goals - Gregory Popcak

    Jan 02 2020

    What kinds of goals should Catholics focus on this year? Greg and Lisa Popcak help to navigate New Years resolutions. …

  • #9390 Our Lady in History - Christopher Check

    Jan 01 2020

    In celebration of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, we reflect on Mary’s role in world history. The president of Catholic Answers takes us from Loretto to Mexico, from Vienna and Lepanto to Fatima to examine how Mary keeps getting involved in earthly affairs. …

  • #9389 Year in Review - Tim Staples

    Jan 01 2020

    It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …

  • #9388 Year in Review - Trent Horn

    Dec 31 2019

    It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …

  • #9387 Year in Review - Christopher Check

    Dec 31 2019

    It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …

  • #9386 Year in Review - Christopher Check

    Dec 30 2019

    It was a pretty weird year, including Pachamama. We review the highs and lows of 2019 from a Catholic perspective. …

  • #9385 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 28 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.  …

  • #9384 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 27 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.  …

  • #9383 The Holy Family - Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem.

    Dec 27 2019

    Fr. Hugh Barbour takes a look at who the members of the Holy Family were and the significance of Christ coming to earth as a human being. …

  • #9382 The God in the Cave - Dale Ahlquist

    Dec 26 2019

    Dale Ahlquist tells the true story of the Nativity. …

  • #9378 No, Christmas Is Not Pagan - Jon Sorensen

    Dec 24 2019

    Jon Sorenson debunks the popular belief that Christmas descends from pagan ritual. What is the origin of Christmas? Christ’s birth. …

  • #9377 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 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: 01:47 – Is it necessary to say the number and kind of sin when you make a confession?  06:04 – If we know that our tax dollars are going to fund abortions, do we have to pay taxes?  14:21 – How welcome are Orthodox Christians to receive the Euch...more

  • #9376 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 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: 03:53 – As a divorced Catholic, where is my place in the Church?  16:46 – How could Joseph have divorced Mary quietly? Wouldn’t their entire town have known what happened?  22:22 – What is the seamless garment theology?  32:35 – Why is Jo...more

  • #9375 Open Forum - Tim Staples

    Dec 21 2019

    Questions Covered: 05:57 – I’ve been a Catholic for a few years now and I still don’t understand how we can offer up our suffering. Can you explain this to me?  16:00 – If believing in God is so important, then why doesn’t He make it more obvious to us? If God knows all things, then why did he create people who would go to hell?  36:15 – I recently bought a print of an icon from a company that turned out to be a heretical company. Do I need to get the icon blessed or somet...more

  • #9374 Screen Time: Catholics and Film - Steven D. Greydanus

    Dec 20 2019

    Steven Greydanus tackles the latest in film, from a Catholic perspective. Questions Covered: 13:43 – Is it hard to put faith in a movie?  …

  • #9373 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 20 2019

    Questions Covered: 03:53 – Is it okay to sing “Mary, Did You Know” before I am a Catholic?  12:07 – How does the Catholic Church determine which miracles or apparitions to investigate?  21:44 – I want to suggest to the President that he proclaim that all unborn babies are citizens of the United States. Do you think him doing that could solve some of the abortion issues?  28:54 – How can males be the bride of Christ after they get their bodies back at the Resurrectio...more

  • #9372 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 19 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:10 – Does Mary talk to you through the Eucharist?  12:59 – What was the first Church?  29:23 – Does the Big Bang theory suggest that all things are quantum mechanically entangled? If so, what does this imply?  36:55 – In the Bible, it seems like there are parts of Scripture that contradict the 10 Commandments. How can I reconcile this?  44:05 – Why doesn’t the Catholic Church baptize in Jesus’ name in the way that the Bible says to?   4...more

  • #9371 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

    Dec 19 2019

    Questions Covered: 06:08 – Why do Protestants reject the seven deuterocanonical books?   16:15 – My daughter’s boyfriend says that hell is not in the Bible, so he doesn’t believe in it. How can I respond to that?  21:55 – Is there anything in the Bible that points us toward the use of indulgences?  29:53 – St. John said when he baptized Jesus, “Behold the Lamb of God.” Later, he directs his disciples to ask Jesus if he was the Messiah. Isn’t this a contradiction?  ...more

  • #9370 Characters of the Nativity - Steve Ray

    Dec 18 2019

    Who were the Magi? What did the birth of Jesus actually look like? Find out here, with Steve Ray. Questions Covered: 19:26 – What do you know about the Magi? Who were they? Why would they bring a baby gold, frankincense, and myrrh?  30:52 – Why is Jesus’ genealogy traced through St. Joseph?  35:13 – Did Mary suffer the pains of childbirth?  42:15 – When we hear the prayer, “Hail Mary,” I understand that comes from Scripture. Is that what the angel said? How would w...more

  • #9366 The Theology of Giving - Joe Heschmeyer

    Dec 16 2019

    How much are Catholics required to give? What is the difference between tithing and alms-giving? Find out from Joe Heschmeyer. Questions Covered: 15:00 – People are wondering where their gifts to Church are going.  20:58 – What is the rule of thumb for how much to give? Should it be painful?  28:52 – I am trying to discern how much money to set aside for retirement. How can I determine how much to give and how much to save for that?  32:00 – Is there any validity n...more