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Catholic Answers Live

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

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

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Amazing podcast

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I learn so much about my Faith every show

I love this show

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No easier way to learn more about your Catholic faith. I absolutely love this show.

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Amazing podcast

By catholicgeek92 - Apr 29 2020
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I learn so much about my Faith every show

I love this show

By AMM1125 - Jan 05 2020
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No easier way to learn more about your Catholic faith. I absolutely love this show.
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Catholic Answers Live

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

Rank #1: #9601 Religion: Why Should I Care? - Karlo Broussard

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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 homage to priests and bishops than worshipping Jesus. 

May 28 2020

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Rank #2: #9557 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

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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 pastor says the early Church went off the rails almost immediately. What is true? 
28:41 – I am a part of the Church of Christ. How is Communion in my Church different from the Eucharist in the Catholic Church? 
32:17 – I was supposed to be baptized and come into the Church at Easter, but everything was canceled. Can I be baptized by a Protestant preacher? No one in the Catholic Church seems to know when I’ll be able to be baptized. 
41:35 – I am concerned about the use of medals, rosaries, and scapulars. Do you pray to them? Do they give you power? Why are they mandated by the Church? 
52:17 – What are your thoughts on the animal sacrifices that continued to take place in Ezekiel and Zechariah, when Jesus is the true sacrifice? 

Apr 28 2020

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Rank #3: #9597 St. Joan of Arc - Christopher Check

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

May 26 2020

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Rank #4: #9577 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

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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 a woman’s body. 

May 12 2020

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Rank #5: #9576 Why Are You Pro-Choice? - Trent Horn

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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 people should have the legal choice.  

May 11 2020

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Rank #6: #9556 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

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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 – Where do I go from here? I have done lots of research and read some books. Also, what is a resource for me to learn about the early Church Fathers and their teachings?  
46:23 – How can Catholics believe that going to confession will save or not save someone? 

Apr 27 2020

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Rank #7: #9563 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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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” in his description of the Mass. What is he referring to?
16:52 – Should we take everything Jesus says in Scripture literally or as parables? Is it truly his Body he refers to or is he being metaphorical?
24:30 – Why are there differences between the different gospel accounts? How can we know that the Bible is inerrant if it has these variances?
35:17 – What is the Church’s stance on cremation?
41:59 – Where does an atheist who is a good person go after they die?
45:55 – What are your thoughts on biosecurity measures to be taken in the Church, for example, sanitizer in the holy water, etc.?
51:26 – How many times can the Eucharist be received in the day? Can you receive spiritual communion several times a day?

May 01 2020

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Rank #8: #9603 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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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 get rid of a generational curse? I was involved with Free Masonry. 
17:09 – Can priests deny you the Eucharist on the tongue? 
21:41 – Why do Catholics require and encourage infant baptism, despite it being a sacrament of faith? 
33:00 – Is it true that all denominations work together to build up the Church of God? 
40:53 – Do we have a personal relationship with the saints? 
45:55 – The apostles were told to go out and baptize, but were the apostles baptized with water? 
50:49 – Why does the Latin Vulgate have three more books following the New Testament? 

Resources Mentioned:

Why We’re Catholic: Our Reasons for Faith, Hope, And Love by Trent Horn 

The Great Disappointment by Tim Staples
Want more from Jimmy Akin? 

Secrets of Star Trek (Podcast)
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 

May 29 2020

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Rank #9: #9555 Open Forum - Trent Horn

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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 evolve our nervous systems to create moral truths. 
28:52 – Does Thomas Aquinas differ from the Catholic view on predestination? 
42:45 – Why don’t debaters use Revelation 5:13 as evidence for Mary being able to hear multiple prayers? 
47:50 – Mother Teresa encouraged people to pray, “Mary, Mother of Jesus, take away all sin from my life.”  My Protestant mother wants to know, how can Catholics pray this when it is Jesus who takes away sin? 
52:07 – I am a member of the Church of Christ, but I’m married to a Catholic. She has told me that the communion at the Church of Christ doesn’t mean anything, that the Eucharist in the Catholic Church is the real thing. How can I better understand this and how can we talk about this? How is my communion different from the Eucharist? 

Apr 25 2020

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Rank #10: #9567 Keeping Your Kids Catholic - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

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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 kids Catholic and what did they do to keep their kids Catholic? 
37:40 – I agree with Fr. Walshe that faith formation starts at home with the parents and family. 
45:35 – How can I best teach the kids in my parish so that they stay Catholic?  
50:27 – How can I explain to a person the importance of authority and obedience?

May 05 2020

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Rank #11: #9575 Ask a Priest - Fr. Anthony Dorsa

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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 the validity of baptizing a newborn as a layperson if a priest is not available? Will she receive all the same graces? 
32:32 – What is the official Church teaching on the gift of speaking in tongues? A lot of Protestants claim to have the gift, but it sounds like gibberish to me.  
35:55 – How do I explain to my Protestant friends that the Catholic Church is the first and true Church of Christ?   
43:25 – What is your advice for overcoming the extreme loneliness of this difficult time? 
47:09 – I left my husband because he was physically abusing me, but I am still married because I struggle with divorce. What should I do? 
49:55 – Is it ever acceptable to have a Mass or a wedding outside? 

May 09 2020

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Rank #12: #9586 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

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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 Shema, why don’t we do that today?  
29:00 – Is there biblical evidence for the teaching that the priest is in persona Christi? 
36:12 – Is there biblical evidence that tells us that angels are more intelligent than humans? 
43:27 – What does it mean that the meek will inherit the earth and why would they want to? 
46:10 – When Jesus came into the apostles and broke the bread after the experience on the road to Emmaus, then disappeared, was this him teaching us that he is present in the Eucharist even though we can’t see him? 
50:03 – Does the Bible mention anywhere the intercession of the saints and Mother Mary? 

May 18 2020

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Rank #13: #9600 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

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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 against materialism and naturalism? 
49:18 – How can I deal with Protestant who just jackhammer questions at me? 

May 27 2020

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Rank #14: #9566 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

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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 correct faith? He thinks all holidays are pagan.  
51:06 – Is it my duty to save my brother’s soul? He is Jehovah’s Witness now and does not want a Catholic burial. What can I say to him? 

May 04 2020

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Rank #15: #9599 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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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 Church councils? 
28:33 – What is the difference between a soul and a spirit? Are they the same thing? 
39:55 – I thought that if we received communion and had confession by Divine Mercy Sunday, our sins and the eternal punishment would be removed from us. Is this true? 
49:03 – Can a Catholic be a vegan? 

May 27 2020

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Rank #16: #9595 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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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 Gospel, but Levi in Luke and Mark? 
14:26 – Approximately what year did the altar rail stop being used? Was there actually a time, for say a decade or more, when no one at all was receiving Holy Communion at an altar rail? Worldwide? Or for instance, was there a place here or there in Europe which never did away with the altar rail/kneeling reception of Eucharist? 
16:52 – Do you think sleep paralysis has a spiritual component? It’s frightening. Awful. 
21:35 – If 1st Clement was included in the New Testament Canon would it be likely for Protestant and Orthodox arguments against Papal authority be nonexistent since that letter deals with Pope Saint Clement using his authority to deal with a problem in the Corinthian Church? 
28:33 – Could you discuss the practice of “canonical coronation”. Doesn’t this practice which started in the 17th century appear to non-Catholics to be idolatry? When Saint Joseph is wearing a crown, exactly what is his kingdom? 
32:53 – I saw someone mention that they couldn’t baptize their child, due to the current situation, and decided that they were going to baptize their child on their own. Is there an official way of doing this, like Spiritual Communion? 
39:44 – How do pure spirits act on the material world? Why are humans limited in direct manipulation of external matter? Will this limitation be removed once we are in a glorified state? 
44:40 – Jimmy, does God punish? Yes, not? In what sense can we understand this problem? 
49:06 – A Protestant friend refers to singing Christian songs as her ‘worship’. As a Catholic I tend to identify worship pretty much solely in a liturgical context (Mass, Benediction). I wouldn’t regard private prayer, or even communal prayer as ‘worship’. What does the Church say? 
51:00 – Should the de auxiliis controversy still be considered off-limits for theologians? 

May 23 2020

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Rank #17: #9587 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

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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 the Bible, Jesus gave us both his Body and Blood at the Last Supper. Why is it acceptable to only receive the Body? 
45:40 – Why are there statements in the Bible that seem to contradict each other or seem incorrect? How is the Bible inerrant with this being the case? 
52:43 – The flaw that I find with documentary theory is what the Jews were doing up until about 700 AD. They were desperately trying to document their oral traditions. There is a section of the Talmud that discusses Jesus’ trial. Different writers contribute to this section of the Talmud, trying to justify some of the things that happened. Do you agree with my assessment? 

Resources Mentioned:

Gary Rendsburg – The Redaction of Genesis
The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis 
The Bible Is A Catholic Book by Jimmy Akin
A Daily Defense: 365 Days (plus one) to Becoming a Better Apologist by Jimmy Akin

May 19 2020

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Rank #18: #9564 Why Should I Believe in Sacred Tradition? - Gary Michuta

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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 – Why is it important that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son? 
48:36 – What and where is the oldest copy of the Bible Manuscript that is still intact and preserved for Old and New Testament? 

May 01 2020

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Rank #19: #9584 How John Paul II Changed the World - Patrick Novecosky

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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? 

May 15 2020

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Rank #20: #9553 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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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 50% Catholic, the second coming would be near. Is there any truth in this? 
17:06 – Is it possible that there was human death before the fall? Is this compatible with Catholic teaching? 
22:47 – How do we know that Mary was lifted into heaven at the Assumption? 
29:14 – How are all people made equally by God when some people are made with mental or physical disabilities? 
34:10 – How is true that Mary could be conceived without original sin? 
40:30 – How did the people’s feelings toward Jesus change so quickly, from Palm Sunday to the Crucifixion? 
46:20 – Are we reducing Christ’s suffering by praying about the Passion? 
49:45 – What is the process of the particular and general judgements after you die? 
52:04 – What is the Illumination of Conscience? Is this a real thing that will take place? 

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JimmyAkin.Com

Apr 24 2020

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#9661 Bioethics - Fr. Tad Pacholczyk

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What does the Catholic Church teach about life?
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14:46 – How can we give a non-Christian an argument against contraception? 
19:26 – With conjoined twins or partially formed twins, how many souls are present? How many persons are present? 
29:19 – How can a Catholic explain to a non-Catholic why end-of-life care, suffering, and dignity is so important? 
42:15 – What does the Catholic Church teach about adopting frozen embryos?  
49:15 – What is the difference between ethics and morals? 
50:51 – My biology book says that life begins at the completion of meiosis. Why doesn’t the Church ban abortion after myosis?

Jul 09 2020

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#9660 The Bible Blueprint for Confession - Karlo Broussard

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Why do Catholics believe that they must confess their sins to a priest? Find out here, with Karlo Broussard.
Questions Covered:

13:09 – Doesn’t the Bible tell us to confess our sins to each other? 
20:08 – If a person commits mortal sins and doesn’t confess to a priest, what is the state of his souls when he dies? 
29:57 – If a penitent is baptized, but has never received his first Holy Communion or Confession, can they decide to go to Confession and receive absolution? 
40:55 – I do not believe in confessing to a priest because I never left confession feeling convicted. I don’t believe it leads to true grace or repentance. 
50:18 – How can we be forgiven if we don’t have access to a priest? 

Jul 08 2020

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#9659 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 
Questions Covered:

03:56 – Is praying in public acceptable or appropriate? I’d like to say the rosary in the corner of my breakroom. 
13:42 – How did the apostles know what Jesus said when he was alone in the Garden of Gethsemane? 
17:04 – How can I be certain that Matthew 16:19 is referring to Isaiah 22:22 and not to Revelation 3:7?  
20:37 – How can I describe mortal and venial sin to my Protestant friends? 
35:12 – God gives some people supernatural grace that they do not deserve. How is this fair? 
47:20 – What is the right context or viewpoint to read the Old Testament? 
50:44 – Can I get some advice on talking to my dad about Mary being the Mother of God? 

Jul 08 2020

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#9658 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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Callers choose the topics during Open Forum, peppering our guests with questions on every aspect of Catholic life and faith, the moral life, and even philosophical topics that touch on general religious belief. 
Questions Covered:

06:22 – In the books of Ezekiel and Revelation, who are the figures who represent Gog and Magog? 
14:19 – If Catholicism is the true faith, why are Protestants called to be preachers in their churches? 
20:54 – What is the difference between the host in the monstrance and the host we receive in Mass? 
28:58 – Can you help me to understand 1 John 4:2-4? 
37:26 – If the Pope promotes religious pluralism, then why would he evangelize? 
44:40 – How reliable are the non-Christian writings about Jesus? 
49:40 – How can I be expected to have so many children when I had a nervous breakdown after my second child? I am Catholic. 

Jul 07 2020

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#9657 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

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What is keeping you from the Catholic Church?
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02:24 – I am not Catholic because the gospels are entirely different from each other. 
15:52 – I am not Catholic, I am Baptist, but am very interested in the Catholic Church. Can you explain purgatory to me? 
21:24 – I am not Catholic because Catholics don’t believe for certain that they’ll go to heaven – send why were catholic 
29:35 – I am not Catholic because Catholics believe that Mary must be pure and holy to give birth to Jesus.  
42:42 – I am not Catholic because I am still learning about Catholicism. One stumbling block for me is that I heard that Catholics will not allow gay men to be priests. 
50:31 – I am not Catholic because I did not find peace in the Catholic Church. 

Resources Mentioned:

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines 

Jul 07 2020

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#9656 Why Aren’t You Catholic? - Trent Horn

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What is keeping you from the Catholic Church?
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05:26 – I am not Catholic because Mary is equal to Christ. Also, you do not have to go to a priest for forgiveness. 
16:48 – I am not Catholic because the God of the Pentateuch is not the creator of the universe. 
29:36 – I am leaving the Church because it doesn’t allow the laity to have a voice or role in important Church decisions or prayers. 
35:30 – I am not Catholic because I don’t believe in the Bible. It’s a bunch of fairy tales. If Jesus was, why wouldn’t he reveal himself today? I am atheist, and a former Catholic.  
49:56 – I am not Catholic because of the Marian dogmas. 

Jul 06 2020

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

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

Jul 04 2020

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

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

Jul 03 2020

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#9653 Open Forum - Mark Brumley

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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 sin? What happens to your relationship with the Holy Spirit when you commit a mortal sin? 
36:02 – My Pentecostal friends claim that 1 Cor. 14:2 proves that their speaking in tongues is valid and holy. Is this true? 
45:30 – I was very angry at God and told him I was leaving the Church. I don’t want to be a part of the Church, but I do talk to God sometimes. Can you help me to sort this out? 
49:06 – How does free will work in relation to God’s providence and omniscience? 

Jul 03 2020

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#9652 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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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 anywhere in the Bible that the promises of the New Covenant are given to the Catholic Church. Where do you find evidence for it? 
36:23 – Can you give me an idea of what the Church believes when it comes to metaphysical views, such as substance dualism? 
43:50 – What do you think of geocentrism versus heliocentrism? 
50:09 – I have a lot of anxiety about salvation. I didn’t ask to be born into this game where the stakes are so high- damnation or heaven. How can I have more peace about this? 

Jul 02 2020

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

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What is the spiritual meaning behind the labourers who came late in Matthew 20:1–16?
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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 times in the parable and in life? What is the merit of showing up early? 
44:06 – Mother Angelica said that there are different levels of glory in heaven. Is this true? If so, are the workers earning different levels of glory? 
47:47 – What you have been talking about has really caused me to reflect on my life and to be so thankful for God’s mercy. 
51:20 – I am a person who came late, and I see so much merit in coming early. I wish I had known the truth much sooner.  

Resources Mentioned:

Secrets From Heaven by Fr. Sebastian Walshe

Jul 01 2020

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#9649 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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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 communion, so people are carrying the Eucharist away in their hands and consuming it elsewhere. What can I do? I do not want to disrespect the Eucharist. 
18:50 – Can you explain Romans 13? 
29:03 – I am an Anglican, considering the Catholic Church. Why does apostolic succession matter? 
44:47 – Thank you for helping me to come into the Church. What is a quick response to my Protestant family who use John 3:16 against faith and works? 

Jul 01 2020

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#9648 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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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 you believe that you’re earning salvation, which is wrong. 
50:01 – The Church teaches a lot about John 3:16. Is 1 John 3:16 in support of John 3:16? 

Jun 30 2020

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

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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 conscience. 
47:38 – I reject the Catholic Church’s teaching on illegal immigration. 
52:32 – Please explain why the Catholic Church teaches that IVF is wrong. 

Resources Mentioned:

Teaching with Authority  by Jimmy Akin

Jun 30 2020

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

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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 

Inseparable: Five Perspectives on Sex, Life, and Love in Defense of Humanae Vitae

Jun 29 2020

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#9645 Catholic Answers Quiz Show - Karlo Broussard

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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 powerful healer that people laid the sick out in places where they thought Peter’s shadow might fall on them
b) He only healed when all the Apostles were gathered together
c) He showed no evidence of being a healer

 5) The Apostle Paul was a:

a) Sadducee
b) Temple Priest
c) Pharisee

6)  The bishops of the Orthodox Churches are:
a.) Not successors of the Apostles as Catholic bishops are
b.) Successors of the Apostles
c.) Successors only of St. Paul but not of St. Peter
 
ROUND 2 Sacrament of Marriage Questions
1) Even married couples may not resort to Invitro Fertilization because:
a.) God creates life without our cooperation, and we cannot interfere with that
b.) IVF separates a child’s conception from the conjugal act of its parents
c.) There is no certainty that an artificially conceived person will have a soul
 
2) Catholics believe that marriage is:

a) An eternal bond
b) A life-long bond
c) A life-long bond except in cases of annulment
3) When a baptized Protestant marries a baptized Catholic:
a.) Their marriage is sacramental
b.) Their marriage is valid but not sacramental
c.) There marriage is not valid
 
4) Marriage is the only sacrament:
a.) That was already an institution before Christ raised it to the status of sacrament
b.) That no priest of the Catholic Church can receive
c.) That the government has the right to deny
 
5) It is a grave offense against marriage:
a.) For spouses to attempt to regulate the spacing of children
b.) For governments to coerce parents to have fewer children
c.) For a person to seek an annulment if the spouse does not want it
 
6) The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls marriage:
a.) “a union of God with the human race”
b.) “a collaboration for raising children”
c.) “a partnership of the whole of life”
 
ROUND 3
True or False

True The earliest non-biblical Christian text is sometimes referred to as Teaching of the Twelve Apostles and is also called the Didache
FALSE The Gospel of Luke is probably based on the preaching of St Paul
TRUE The Gospel of Mark is probably based on the preaching of St Peter
TRUE In the First Letter to the Corinthians, St Paul argued forcefully that Christians should not be suing each other in Roman courts (1 Corinthians 6:1-1a)
FALSE The Apostolic Fathers were Peter, James, and John
TRUE St Paul urged his fellow Christians to work out their salvation in fear and trembling
TRUE Peter said that some things in the letters of St. Paul are hard to understand.

Jun 27 2020

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

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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 is not God. How do you respond to that? 

Jun 26 2020

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#9643 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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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 psychosis? 
17:07 – My parish priest comes to our book club and dominates the conversation. We don’t mind him coming, if he comes as a guest and respects the rules of the club. How can we ask him to stop doing this? 
24:26 – Why do people claim that the Latin Mass is the only valid rite of the Mass? 
36:18 – A coworker told me that Jesus is referenced as the Son of God many times in the gospels, but only referred to as divine once or twice, so refuting the Trinitarian God. How can I defend the Trinity? 
43:56 – How can we know that we are interpreting Scripture appropriately? 
48:30 – What is the Church’s teaching on the illumination of conscience? 
51:13 – Living in a Christian community, so many people around me believe in the Rapture. Is this really going to happen? 
52:34 – Can Catholics try to pray someone out of purgatory? 

Resources Mentioned:

Drray.comcatholiccounselors.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 

Jun 26 2020

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#9642 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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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 or bodily temptations. How can I respond to that? 
24:20 – Why does God harden people’s hearts in the Old Testament? 
34:10 – Will the Church identify the anti-Christ when he comes? 
35:50 – I am a practicing Catholic but my wife is not a baptized Christian. She comes to Mass with me every week. Does she have a chance of going to heaven? 
42:00 – How should a Catholic approach politics, media, etc.? Do we have to take a “side” or can we just approve of certain things and not of others? 
48:42 – Why do we follow the successor of Rome and not of Antioch? 
52:17 – I have an old Bible that is falling apart. How should I dispose of it? 

Resources Mentioned:

What Jesus Really Said about the End of the World by David Curry 
20 Answers Biblical Prophecy
Why We’re Catholic by Trent Horn
20 Answers Catholic Social Teaching 

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 

Jun 25 2020

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#9641 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

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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? 
24:16 – Is there any reference in the Bible to skin color or race? 
31:58 – In Romans, Paul writes about treating your body as a temple. In the temple, they used incense. I like to smoke cigarettes. Could that be me to incensing my temple? Or should I quit smoking? 
38:30 – When were the books of the Bible dogmatically defined?  
46:35 – There are times in the Bible when it seems like God “changes” his mind (like when Mary changes Jesus’ mind at Cana), but God is unchangeable. How can this be reconciled? 
51:44 – Jesus talks about himself metaphorically, calling himself living water, so why would talking about himself in the Eucharist not also be metaphorical?

Resources Mentioned:

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 

Jun 25 2020

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