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#339 Who Is the Anti-Christ? - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Focus

We couldn’t get him to name any names, but we did get Jimmy Akin to explain what the Bible has to say about the nature of the anti-Christ. Without doubt many will be surprised by just how little the anti-Christ is mentioned in the Bible, and that it is probably more accurate to talk about “anti-Christs.”What does the Bible really say about the antichrist? Jimmy Akin next. Kind of continuing our end times theme from our last episode with Jimmy Akin, where we talked about the mark of the beast, in the modern world, we also have these figures who arise. There’s figures l…

31 Mar 2021

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#9999 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Live

Questions Covered:03:51 – Have you ever heard that St. Joseph is the son of Queen Cleopatra the 7? Is this true? 12:07 – Many people say that Luke 11:27 is a command to not venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary. Is that true? 17:53 – If you have a stomachache or fall or something, does God feel that pain, too? 19:06 – When Jesus prays for the cup of suffering to pass him in the garden, does that cup have anything to do with the Passover meal? Or is he truly trying to give the responsibility away? 24:05 – What is the viability of there being alien life with a Christian outlook on life? 28:20 – How can I better defend my faith against born-again Christians who are really knowledgeable about Scripture? Do you have a book recommendation?  31:35 – What are the two trees in the garden mentioned in Genesis 2? 36:18 – I am close to joining the Church but the one hang up is that Catholics claim to worship the same God as Muslims. Can you clarify this for me? 43:30 – I am a confirmed Catholic, but I am not feeling any connection to the Church. Why is this? What can I do? 49:33 – What does Hebrews 12:15-17 mean? I am a little confused about the USCCB commentary on it. Resources Mentioned:Ep 55 JAMW…

3 Mar 2021

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#9998 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Live

Questions Covered:04:19 – Why did God make the devil? 06:03 – Canon 29 forbids on the Sabbath and Judaizing at the Council of Laodicea. What does that mean? Why? 11:06 – How did Hildegard become doctor of the Church? 13:05 – Is the Septuagint older than the Maccabees? 16:50 – Why didn’t the Pharisees believe Jesus after he did all his miraculous signs and why did they hate him? 20:14 – Is there a non-literal way to interpret the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac in Genesis 22? 30:09 – I have a new Jehovah’s Witness friend. He says the soul dies with the body. How can I respond to this? 35:00 – Why did we go from the word “cup” to “chalice” in the liturgy? 37:43 – What does Jesus mean when he says, “Give to God what is God’s, and give to Caesar what is Caesar’s”? 42:55 – We know that Mary is the only human to have ever lived without sin, but do we have any evidence of St. Joseph sinning? Could he have been sinless as well? 46:00 – I have heard a lot of complaints that the Church is just oppressive and doesn’t allow individual freedom. How can I respond to that? 50:54 – What is God really saying in Revelation 18:4-5? Resources Mentioned:A Daily DefenseHunting the Whore of Babylon by Jimmy Akin…

2 Mar 2021

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#9992 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Live

Questions Covered:03:09 – Is the old tradition of the early Church the same as Roman Catholic tradition? 10:30 – What is the reality of matter if it requires consciousness to be defined? He mentioned the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. 14:40 – Who are the Eudist fathers? Are they legitimate? I just went to confession with one of their order the other day. 16:40 – How long have nuns existed in the Church and who started the tradition of religious sisters?  22:11 – How much responsibility do we have to educate younger Catholics on moral topics in the Church, like the ideas of cooperation with evil, the precepts of the Church, etc? 29:15 – How would you advise me? I am afraid of complete commitment to God. 33:00 – How does paragraph 2010 in CCC relate to the parable in Luke 18:9-14 about the tax collector and the temple? 41:38 – Why do bad things happen to good people? 46:48 – Can saints and angels hear silent prayers? …

25 Feb 2021

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#323 Does God Change His Mind? - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Focus

The Bible seems conflicted on whether God can change his mind. Can he? And if he cannot, how do we explain those pesky Bible passages? Also, why pray if God can’t change his mind? Jimmy Akin tackles these tough questions for us.Cy Kellett:Can God change his mind? Jimmy Akin, next.Cy Kellett:Hello and welcome to Focus, the Catholic answers podcast for living, understanding, and defending your Catholic faith. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. And this time we take a question that came from a listener. We’re delighted that people have been sending us questions. By the way, you can…

3 Feb 2021

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#320 How the Holy Spirit Guides the Church - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Focus

Especially in times of upset within the Church, we might well ask just what the Holy Spirit is doing. Does the Spirit really lead the Church? And if so, why so many problems and confusions? Jimmy Akin responds.Cy Kellett:How does the Holy Spirit lead the church? Jimmy Akin next. Hello, and welcome to Focus, the Catholic Answers podcast for living, understanding, and defending your Catholic faith. I’m Cy Kellett, your host. And the question came to us via the email about just how does the Holy Spirit lead the church? And I think that it’s obvious to anybody why this question woul…

25 Jan 2021

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240: Vatican on Covid Vaccines w/ Jimmy Akin

Pints With Aquinas

Today, I chat with Jimmy Akin about whether it is moral for Catholics (and anyone for that matter) to get covid-19 vaccines. The main document we will be referencing is "Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines": http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20201221_nota-vaccini-anticovid_en.html Jimmy Akin’s Mysterious World: https://sqpn.com/category/podcasts/akin/ FURTHER RESOURCES Excellent podcast by Trent Horn: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/386-covid-19-vaccines-and-the-usccb/id1354647807?i=1000502716188 SPONSORS EL Investments: https://www.elinvestments.net/pints Exodus 90: https://exodus90.com/mattfradd/ Hallow: http://hallow.app/mattfradd  STRIVE: https://www.strive21.com/ GIVING Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mattfradd This show (and all the plans we have in store) wouldn't be possible without you. I can't thank those of you who support me enough. Seriously! Thanks for essentially being a co-producer coproducer of the show. LINKS Website: https://pintswithaquinas.com/ Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/matt-fradd FREE 21 Day Detox From Porn Course: https://www.strive21.com/ SOCIAL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattfradd Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattfradd Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattfradd MY BOOKS Does God Exist: https://www.amazon.com/Does-God-Exist-Socratic-Dialogue-ebook/dp/B081ZGYJW3/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586377974&sr=8-9 Marian Consecration With Aquinas: https://www.amazon.com/Marian-Consecration-Aquinas-Growing-Closer-ebook/dp/B083XRQMTF/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=fradd&qid=1586379026&sr=8-4 The Porn Myth: https://www.ignatius.com/The-Porn-Myth-P1985.aspx CONTACT Book me to speak: https://www.mattfradd.com/speakerrequestform

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12 Jan 2021

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#9865 Internet Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Live

Cy Kellett and senior apologist, Jimmy Akin, discuss a variety of questions submitted via email and social media. If you have a question you’d like to submit for the next internet open forum, please email it to radio@catholic.com.  Want more from Jimmy Akin? The Bible Is A Catholic Book Teaching with Authority A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church …

28 Nov 2020

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#9853 Open Forum About Jesus - Jimmy Akin

Catholic Answers Live

Who was Jesus?Questions Covered:02:11 – When Jesus breathed on the apostles and they received the Spirit, how is that different from Pentecost? 07:20 – What is the strongest evidence against Jesus’ Resurrection and how can it be refuted? 15:06 – Was Jesus the only condemned person who had to carry his own cross? 19:20 – Does Zecheriah 14 prove that Jesus is coming soon? 24:16 – Why didn’t Jesus allow Mary to touch him before he ascended to his Father? 28:51 – What is the most important gift that Jesus gave to us? 32:00 – I read a theory that the 2nd coming has already occurred, using Matthew 16:28 as evidence. What are your thoughts on this? 36:04 – How do you respond to Unitarians who deny that Jesus was a person of the Trinity? 42:57 – Why do a priest and a congregation need to pray for their sacrifice to be accepted when the sacrifice has already been made by Christ? 47:20 – At what age did Jesus know that he was God? 51:29 – In biblical stories, there is a gap in Jesus’ life that is not documented. What happened during those years? …

20 Nov 2020

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#364 – Mysteries of the American South (with Jimmy Akin)

The Counsel of Trent

In this free-for-all-Friday, Trent sits down with Jimmy Akin to discuss Southern mysteries like the Georgia guide stones, monsters in Arkansas and West Virginia, and hidden Confederate gold.


2 Oct 2020