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Clear, concise teaching on all matters of the Catholic Faith. Lots of fun too!

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#9341 Contraception and Catholicism - Angela Franks

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13:43 – Thank you for writing your books. I am a healthcare provider. Do you see any changes being made in the medical field regarding education about birth control?  
17:30 – I have a daughter who left the Catholic Church who is getting married in May and I am trying to explain contraception to her. How can I help her to understand how any medicine or barrier is denying God’s plan? How can I explain that NFP is not just a Catholic version of a condom? 
21:00 – Why would you advocate for teaching abstinence in schools when it is not as effective in preventing pregnancy as contraception teaching schools? 
29:45 – Isn’t it better to have contraceptive options rather than having more abortions? Is the morning after pill okay? 
34:20 – Is contraception biologically altering our environment and the men in our environment?  
43:42 – I have heard that birth control is an abortifacient in that it does not prevent the pregnancy but forces the rupture of the uterine lining. Is this true? 
47:00 – Since Margaret Sanger wanted to protect women from their fertility, what has been the result of the increased utilitarian view of men and women as objects? Which is more serious- the attack on fertility or this objectification of people? 
52:25 – Is contraception dehumanizing to children? 

Nov 28 2019

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

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04:13 – I’m not Catholic because I don’t believe in praying to Mary because I don’t see it in Scripture. 
16:31 – I’m not Catholic because I find religion to be immoral and the act of worship to be immoral. Religion primes a community to need a dear leader to save them from ourselves since we’re broken.  
How can I respond to my ex-Catholic, now orthodox, friend who says the early Church fathers did not agree on the papacy?  
42:43 – I am not Catholic because I’m a Christian and I don’t believe in the worship of the saints. Also, Catholics don’t believe in the Rapture. Why? 
 I am not Catholic because Catholics break the first Commandment. The current pope allows idols and idol worship into Catholic Churches, like the Pachamama statue in Rome right now. 

Oct 19 2019

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

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05:05 – I am not Catholic. I took a lot of religion classes and I like the Catholic Church, but I have some problems with it that keeps me from converting. For example, the Bible says to call no man father and you call your priests ‘Father’. 
16:23 – I am not Catholic because some of the rituals that Catholics follow don’t fit the KJV of the Bible, for example, praying to Mary. 
29:18 – I am an atheist because I believe that everything is one and one is everything. Why we are catholic! 
46:54 – I am not Catholic because there is so much Labyrinthian logic. For example, you told someone that people have to have formation before they can be baptized, and yet, you want to baptize infants without formation. 

Oct 29 2019

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#9291 Tips for Defending the Faith - Trent Horn

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Oct 24 2019

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#9337 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

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03:23 – In Revelation 9:11, there is an angel called Abaddon. Is he an angel of God or a fallen angel? 
06:45 – Why is the Pope convinced that Phoebe was a deacon? 
17:29 – Is 2 Timothy 3:16-17 a valuable verse to help my kids with all the troubles that are happening in the Church? 
24:00 – The Hebrew word “avad” or “abodah” means work and worship, meaning that by working, one was worshiping God. The concentration camps in WWII had signs that said, “Work will set you free.” Is this idea true that work and worship are synonymous? How can we understand this? 
32:04 – In Wisdom 7:26-29, it speaks of her as light. In Proverbs 8, it says she was the first of God’s creations. When God said, “Let there be light,” in Genesis, was he creating Wisdom? 
40:18 – If Jude quotes from Enoch, why isn’t Enoch part of the canon of Scripture? 
47:37 – Were there people writing down what Christ said as he preached during his ministry? 
50:37 – In the Old Testament, in Amos, it says they put horns with blood on the altar. What is the significance of the horns? 

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 

Nov 26 2019

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

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07:13 – I am not Catholic because I reject the Catholic understanding of authority. 
17:04 – I am not Catholic. I was for 52 years. My wife and I fell in love with a non-denominational Church where we heard things we had never heard before. Then we actually gave our lives to Christ, making a public declaration. We were born-again. 
29:24 – I am visiting churches right now trying to figure out where I belong. I’ve been in a non-denominational church. 
36:09 – I am not Catholic because God makes large non-Catholic families of all faiths and he doesn’t make mistakes. 
45:50 – I am not Catholic, but I was Catholic. I believe we are saved by grace, not works.  

Oct 28 2019

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#9305 Panel Show - Trent Horn

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Nov 02 2019

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#9335 Which Catholic Teaching Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

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07:57 – I am Catholic but I disagree with Catholic doctrine on remoteness, for example, saying that people don’t have culpability when they are removed from direct immorality.  
20:59 – I struggle with Catholic doctrine on tubal ligation. Our hospital is Catholic and does not allow it anymore. How can I explain this to non-Catholic doctors? 
28:40 – My son just came back to the faith and he struggles with Transubstantiation. How can I help him to understand this? 
36:42 – I have trouble holding Mary in such high regard. 
46:23 – My wife is troubled by Confession. How can I explain this sacrament to her? 
52:25 – I don’t understand the “Hail, Holy Queen” prayer which says that Mary is “our life.” 

Nov 23 2019

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#9277 Your Bible Questions - Jimmy Akin

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06:44 – What is the Catholic opinion of Smith Wigglesworth? Apparently, he rose people from the dead. 
17:27 – In John 16, Jesus refers to the Spirit “taking” from him. What could this mean? 
22:23 – Colossians 2 seems to be against penitential actions like fasting. Is this true? If so, how does this affect us? 
28:28 – Was there any standard canon for the Syriac Christians before the decision of Pope Damasus to establish the canon that we have today? 
35:08 – Can we interpret the story of Nicodemus as a reason for being born again? 
44:35 – Is there a definitive order that the gospels were written in? 
49:10 – Why is it important for us to know when Revelation was written? 

Resources Mentioned:

The Biblical Canon: Its Origin, Transmission, and Authority by Lee McDonald

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 

Oct 15 2019

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#9311 Setting Boundaries - Dr. Ray Guarendi

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17:44 – My mother is in assisted living. Sometimes she asks me if she can come home, and when I say she can’t, she says things like “Oh, you don’t want me.” I was going to set a boundary with the things she says, but it sounds like Dr. Ray’s saying I shouldn’t. What should I do? 
29:40 – How can I talk with my wife about her habits that are destructive for her health? 
41:48 – My wife and I are separated. I want to repair the marriage, but what boundaries should I set in the process? 
48:00 – My whole family is on Facebook, but I’m not because I don’t want to know everyone’s business. Am I setting too strong a boundary there? Am I being too judgemental? 
51:54 – I want to adopt a child but my wife doesn’t and thinks it’s wrong. How do I talk to her about this? 

Resources mentioned:

Adoption: Choosing It, Living It, Loving It by Dr. Ray Guarendi

Nov 07 2019

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#9295 Kids’ Show - Trent Horn

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02:52 – I am wondering if my baby cat named Thunder is going to go to heaven. 
07:14 – What’s the first place you to when you die? 
12:33 – Is Jesus a saint? 
18:43 – If God defeated the devil, then why are people still bad? 
21:17 – What is race of Adam and Eve? 
29:03 – What country is the Garden of Eden from? 
31:40 – Can a guardian angel be an archangel? 
34:56 – How do we know for sure who Mary’s parents are?  
36:30 – Why do people have to die? 
42:33 – In the Bible, John says, “I baptize you with water, but one much greater than I will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Does this mean all baptisms are invalid? 
45:25 – Does Jesus love Satan? 
49:34 – If Jesus is the King and Mary is the Queen, then what is Joseph?   
52:44 – Were there any places in the world, like Mt. Everest, that were not covered by the great flood? 

Oct 26 2019

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#9340 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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02:26 – On what grounds does the Catholic Church accept the Apocrypha, when almost no other denomination does? 
10:58 – My wife needs to reconcile with her dying brother. How can I help her to forgive him? 
16:00 – How can we know that Mary was assumed into heaven? Where do Catholics get this idea? 
24:10 – The Holy Spirit enters us permanently at Baptism and Confirmation. Does that mean that Christ goes to hell with a soul that has been baptized? 
31:15 – What is the Catholic view of justification? 
35:35 is there any way to trace if the Virgin Mary was a descendant of King David, also? 
36:30 – A Protestant told me that they believe the Catholic Church is influenced by Satan. How can I respond to this? 
44:51 – Is it true that when our loved ones die, they are still on earth for 7 days? My brother with down-syndrome died recently.
Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Want more from Tim Staples? 

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines 
Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic 
Catholic Answers to Common Objections 
The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings 
Living Bread (CD) 
Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell 

Nov 27 2019

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#9303 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

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01:35 – Would Mary’s sinlessness keep her from growing in wisdom? 
06:22 – How can I explain papal authority to eastern orthodox friends? They say the only Church Fathers to accept it were in Rome. 
16:59 – In the Gospels, there are times when Jesus’ words were left untranslated. Why? 
22:10 – Where did Elijah and Isaiah go? 
28:58 – What is the difference between confidence and pride?  
31:13 – Protestants have told me that All Souls and All Saints days are pagan holidays. How can I respond to this? 
36:30 – If you were baptized Catholic but left the Church because of poor catechism, then would you still have a chance at salvation? 
44:35 – What is going on with the Pachamama statues and why are they inside a Catholic Church during a council? 

Nov 01 2019

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#9284 Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls - John Bergsma

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

Oct 18 2019

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#9275 Cardinal Newman and Catholic Education - David Deavel

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Catholic education entails a lot more than religion class and uniforms. In this episode we discuss Cardinal John Henry Newman’s thoughts on education.
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14:31 – Our parish school has declining enrollment. What might Newman advise us?
30:30 – Do you think there are parallels between education moving toward utilitarianism and the people being more casual with worship?
32:25 – What did Newman think about training in classical languages?
36:34 – Did Newman write anything about conversion to Catholicism or about transgenderism?
42:45 – How can a believer at a university engage in conversation and friendship with a non-believer to encourage him to think about faith?
45:10 – How can we get our school curriculums more in line with Newman’s ideal?
47:15 – I teach catechists. What should I tell them their students absolutely must know before they go off to university?
50:02 – I’m a parent of a college student who is pursuing liberal education. But I’m also worried about his prospects of finding a job after graduating.

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John Henry Newman, The Idea of a University

Oct 12 2019

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

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Where does the idea that we are made it God’s image and likeness come from?
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11:50 – I have some cuts on my wrists from a serious depression that I went through. Am I forgiven for hurting myself like that? Am I still in the image of God? 
19:15 – How can we understand original sin and being made in the image and likeness of God? 
33:42 – If we are made in the image of God, why are we so prone to sin?  
43:20 – I think tattoos can be a way to beautify the body. How is it an evil or different from piercing the ears? 
48:50 – Is it wrong for an aborted fetus to be used for scientific progress? 
52:04 – How did your father’s pro-life view affect you?

Nov 09 2019

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#9357 Another Australian Open Forum - Karlo Broussard

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Dec 10 2019

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#9356 Another Australian Open Forum - Stacy Trasancos

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Dec 09 2019

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#9355 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

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Jimmy Akin, senior apologist at Catholic Answers, selects from weird and wacky questions submitted via the internet and tackles them head on in this episode of “Weird Questions.” If you have a mysterious, fantastic, or otherworldly query, please email it to radio@catholic.com.  
Questions Covered:

01:20 – There are certain acts which have an indulgence attached to them.  Let’s say that a woman named Mary is in the habit of a particular prayer at a particular place and time.  One day Mary explains her habit to Martha.  Martha exclaims “Did you know there’s an indulgence attached to that”.  “No, I didn’t”, Mary replies. My weird question is: Does Mary receive those indulgences retroactively with this knowledge and desire?  Or has she been unconsciously receiving them all along?  Or is it the case that only going forward, she will receive the indulgence?
06:30 – My understanding is that during the canonization process the body of the potential saint is exhumed and if their body has not suffered corruption that plays a role in their path towards sainthood. The question has to do with cremation. With the rise in acceptance and practice of cremation for Catholics, how would someone being a future incorruptible interact with the act of cremation? Would the body burn at all? If it would, are we destroying future incorruptibles by practicing cremation?
11:15 – I was wondering if Jimmy could speculate on a presupposed notion on the salvation of Erwin Rommel. Rommel was a Catholic German General during WWII and supposedly involved in the plot to kill Hitler. Because of the nature of the cause he fought for, would his Catholic faith have (assuming he stayed true to its tenants) be sufficient for his salvation?
17:35 – If someone went into a church and removed the consecrated Eucharist from the church.  Would it be a matter of kidnapping or theft?
21:20 – Saint Apollonia leaped into a fire. They would have tossed her in anyway, because she wouldn’t renounce her faith. Where do you draw the line between martyrdom and suicide?
34:30 –  I have heard a theory that alien abductions could be demons pretending to be aliens. This is supported by the fact that in a lot of these cases anti-religious messages are given by the aliens. Could this be possible? I have also been intrigued by the theory that gods worshiped in antiquity (specifically Mayan and Sumerian) may have been demons also. Would this fit the Catholic belief system? How would God allow this if true?
43:25 – Are you familiar with Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Last Question”? How do you understand the final sentence with in the whole of the story? And what was the message Isaac was trying to convey?
50:10 – I’ve been trying to read about the theological implications of finding out that aliens exist. How might we determine if any aliens we had met were fallen, once we knew they had souls?

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 

Dec 07 2019

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#9354 St. Nicholas and Arianism - Tim Staples

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Tim explains the true life of St. Nicholas on his feast day, including his work combating heresies.
Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. 
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Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines 
Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic 
Catholic Answers to Common Objections 
The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings 
Living Bread (CD) 
Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell 

Dec 06 2019

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#9353 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. 
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05:40 – What is purgatory? Wasn’t Christ’s sacrifice good enough to save people the first time?  
22:43 – A lady in my craft guild at Church made a dreamcatcher and someone else objected to it. Is this a pagan object? Is it dangerous? 
31:54 – Why does Jesus tell his disciples that they shouldn’t tell anyone he is the Christ in Matthew 16:13-20? 
39:45 – How can I better understand why some people don’t accept Vatican II?  
49:36 – How can I respond to Protestants who say that Catholics don’t speak in tongues?  
52:14 – When did the Church stop writing Roman Catholic on their missals and other materials?

Dec 06 2019

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#9352 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. 
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02:49 – What is a good book for my friend to read who is Buddhist and is looking for happiness? He met a Catholic priest through me recently and said, I want what he has. 
06:52 – I am an Orthodox Christian. Does that mean that I cannot be saved? 
12:44 – Why aren’t the Eucharistic miracles used as evidence in arguments for the True Presence? 
19:22 – I recently received a beaded bracelet from my friend who said it was blessed by a monk. Is it okay for me to wear such a thing as a Catholic? 
21:52 – What are some things that I can do to grow in my faith, even though I can’t become Catholic yet? 
29:30 – Mary and Joseph lost Jesus and had to find him in the temple. Why did Jesus remain behind and make his parents look for him? What was the meaning of this? 
33:15 – Sirius XM 130…Recently, my wife and I have had some ectopic pregnancies. How can I love my wife through this very difficult time? 
43:25 – How can we respond when people say that the Latin Mass is the real Mass and that the Novus Ordo is not? 
49:19 – Why does the Catholic accept all the orthodox sacraments as valid? Why isn’t the patriarch of Antioch as special as the Pope of Rome? 

Dec 05 2019

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

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

Dec 05 2019

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#9350 The Mission of the Church - Archbishop Alexander Sample

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

Dec 04 2019

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#9349 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. 
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00:59 – A Protestant told me that Catholics took books out of the Latin Vulgate. Is this true? 
06:11 – How do we reconcile ourselves with slavery in the Old Testament? 
14:08 – Must we receive the Eucharist in both species? 
17:32 – Can you help me understand purgatory better? I really want to become Catholic, but this is holding me up. 
28:56 – What is the significance of the mortar board that is placed on top of the chalice at Mass? 
31:45 – My godson was killed in a motorcycle accident this year. Everyone has been asking me, how can this be God’s will? How can I respond? 
41:01 – I had this conversation with a Jehovah’s Witness who asked me why Catholics don’t call God by his name, Jehovah. How could I respond to this? 
49:30 – How can I explain original sin to a non-Catholic? 

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Tim Staples? 

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines 
Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic 
Catholic Answers to Common Objections 
The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings 
Living Bread (CD) 
Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell 

Dec 04 2019

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#9348 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. 
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04:41 – How can I refute someone who says that suicide is promoted in Scripture? 
12:32 – Do we have a fallible Church for an infallible source? 
24:09 – How can I explain why we call our worship service “Mass”? 
28:43 – What is the belief of the Catholic Church about the “new Earth”? Who will live there? 
36:44 – If you are in heaven, it is perfect and pure bliss. Would you have knowledge of your loved ones who went to hell? Wouldn’t that make you sad? 
45:10 – When did the Magi visit Jesus? Was it in Nazareth or Bethlehem? 
49:40 – What exactly is a blessing? 

Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. 
Want more from Tim Staples? 

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines 
Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic 
Catholic Answers to Common Objections 
The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings 
Living Bread (CD) 
Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell 

Dec 03 2019

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#9347 The Advent of Christ - Edward Sri

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17:23 – What is the tradition of the Advent wreath? What prayers should be said? What is the origin of it?  
29:00 – Why do Christians celebrate Christmas when it doesn’t say to celebrate it anywhere in the Bible? 
31:30 – What is the distinction between early Advent and late Advent? 
33:25 – I recently came back to the Church and I have no idea what Advent is or how I should be celebrating it. What should I do?  
39:52 – I lead two groups. Do you have any suggestions for spiritual reading for my men’s group for Advent? 
44:08 – Why is there one pink candle in the Advent wreath? 
46:20 – When should we be putting our trees and decorations up? 

Dec 03 2019

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#9346 Who Inculturates Who? - R. Jared Staudt

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20:22 – What happens when a culture starts out Christian and then deteriorates back toward pagan culture? 
35:02 – Where did you hear that there was paint put on Our Lady of Guadalupe’s tilma? I thought this was a miracle.  
41:55 – Has there ever been a situation when the culture was too strongly incorporated and altered the truths of the faith? 
45:50 – How and why was December 25 chosen for the feast of our Lord’s birth?  
48:56 – I disagree with what you said about bombing cities from the air. If you’re talking about Nagasaki, it was just war.  

Dec 02 2019

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#9345 Open Forum Australia - Stacy Trasancos

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

Nov 30 2019

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#9344 Open Forum Australia - Tim Staples

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

Nov 29 2019

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#9343 Things to Be Thankful For - Tim Ryland

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

Nov 29 2019

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#9342 Things to Be Thankful For - Tim Ryland

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

Nov 28 2019

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#9341 Contraception and Catholicism - Angela Franks

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13:43 – Thank you for writing your books. I am a healthcare provider. Do you see any changes being made in the medical field regarding education about birth control?  
17:30 – I have a daughter who left the Catholic Church who is getting married in May and I am trying to explain contraception to her. How can I help her to understand how any medicine or barrier is denying God’s plan? How can I explain that NFP is not just a Catholic version of a condom? 
21:00 – Why would you advocate for teaching abstinence in schools when it is not as effective in preventing pregnancy as contraception teaching schools? 
29:45 – Isn’t it better to have contraceptive options rather than having more abortions? Is the morning after pill okay? 
34:20 – Is contraception biologically altering our environment and the men in our environment?  
43:42 – I have heard that birth control is an abortifacient in that it does not prevent the pregnancy but forces the rupture of the uterine lining. Is this true? 
47:00 – Since Margaret Sanger wanted to protect women from their fertility, what has been the result of the increased utilitarian view of men and women as objects? Which is more serious- the attack on fertility or this objectification of people? 
52:25 – Is contraception dehumanizing to children? 

Nov 28 2019

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#9340 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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02:26 – On what grounds does the Catholic Church accept the Apocrypha, when almost no other denomination does? 
10:58 – My wife needs to reconcile with her dying brother. How can I help her to forgive him? 
16:00 – How can we know that Mary was assumed into heaven? Where do Catholics get this idea? 
24:10 – The Holy Spirit enters us permanently at Baptism and Confirmation. Does that mean that Christ goes to hell with a soul that has been baptized? 
31:15 – What is the Catholic view of justification? 
35:35 is there any way to trace if the Virgin Mary was a descendant of King David, also? 
36:30 – A Protestant told me that they believe the Catholic Church is influenced by Satan. How can I respond to this? 
44:51 – Is it true that when our loved ones die, they are still on earth for 7 days? My brother with down-syndrome died recently.
Book Tim to speak at your parish or next event. Want more from Tim Staples? 

Behold Your Mother: A Biblical and Historical Defense of the Marian Doctrines 
Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic 
Catholic Answers to Common Objections 
The Sword of the Spirit: Defending Six Central Catholic Teachings 
Living Bread (CD) 
Last Call: The Catholic Teaching on Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell 

Nov 27 2019

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Questions Covered:

02:28 – Can you explain faith and works? 
07:48 – I am in a relationship with someone who is non-denominational. We are serious, but I am struggling to navigate the future question of raising children in the faith. He strongly wants them to be non-denominational. What can I do? 
14:51 – What is the relationship between self-improvement and the spiritual life? 
18:35 – Does the Catholic Church believe in ghosts and, if so, what defines a ghost? 
21:44 – What is Catholic teaching on Adam and Eve? 
30:23 – How do Catholics see the Rapture? 
35:50 – How can Catholics believe in purgatory when there is no evidence for it?  
42:43 – Is the Novus Ordo legitimate? Someone told me that only the Latin Mass is valid.  
49:55 – I am coming into the Church at Easter and my husband is so against it that we are separated. I feel so much joy at knowing the truth, but he is miserable. What can I do? 

Nov 27 2019

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#9338 Open Forum - Tim Staples

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03:55 – Who is the first bishop of the Church, James or Peter? 
11:47 – My parish has been urging our bishop to bring women into the permanent diaconate. What can I do about this? 
20:02 – I have a child out of wedlock and am thinking about pursuing marriage with another woman. What are my responsibilities as a father? Am I free to marry someone else even though I have a child? 
28:46 – Should we be pledging allegiance to the Christian flag? I just heard of this. 
30:56 – How can I overcome spiritual dryness or numbness regarding the Eucharist? 
42:00 – Can you help me to understand Matthew 26:31-35?  
49:14 – One of the common challenges from Seventh Day Adventists is that we should move the Sabbath to Sunday. How can we refute this? 

Nov 26 2019

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