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Episodes

#11566 Ask a Priest - Fr. Sebastian Walshe

2/28/2024
Questions Covered: 11:24 – If you leave the Church due to lack of knowledge, is that sinful? 18:45 – After returning to the Church after 5 decades, was it ok for a priest to forgive me from past sins even those that I might not have been aware of? 25:06 – Is it licit for the congregation to sing an amen after the gospel? 31:30 – How did we get from receiving communion reverently at the altar rail to receive communion in the hand and in line? 37:25 – Were Mary and Joseph validly married since they were betrothed? Did Mary die? 41:33 – Is it allowed for there to be no music during the preparation of gifts at mass so the congregations can hear the prayers the priest is saying? 45:48 – What’s the Catholic perspective on Jn 14:2 regarding eternal security? 49:19 – How much historical evidence for the crucifixion is there? 53:45 – Is there an obligation to go to your closest parish? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11565 Addiction & Healing - Scott Weeman

2/28/2024
Questions Covered: 17:15 – My daughter has been heavily drinking after her twin brother committed suicide. 31:34 – I’ve been in AA for 12 years. How did you move forward with recovery and mix Catholicism with the 12 steps? 28:45 – I’m a Catholic and 43 years in recovery. Where can I find your group and help? 37:13 – How do I deal with spiritual desolation through addiction? 44:42 – I’m in CIR and celebrating 1 year of sobriety today! 47:50 – Do you have codependent meetings? 49:46 – Do you have meetings for people with food addictions? 51:50 – I’ve been in AA for 16 years and have a lust addiction and have not been successful in the latter. How is desperation to quit a grace? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11564 Open Forum - null

2/27/2024
Questions Covered: 05:22 – Why do Christian Zionists evangelicals believe in Israel the way that they do? 14:07 – Why didn’t Jesus write the New Testament himself? 16:30 – I comes from a materialist background. I struggle with the concept of the soul. What’s the best way to understand it with my background? 22:05 – I pray the rosary daily. How do we justify including Mar in the last two glorious mysteries without it feeling like we’re worshiping her? 31:19 – When we pray to saints in heaven, they know of the pain and sorrows of earth, how can that be heaven? 34:54 – Can the identity of the pope be infallibly known? 47:40 – Are angels male and female or just male? 49:55 – What is the Church teaching on Mary as Co-Redemptrix? 52:10 – What are sins of the heart and of the spirit as said in the 12 year prayer to St. Bridget? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11563 Open Forum - Tim Staples

2/27/2024
Questions Covered: 06:47 – Are there any independent sources of the murder of the Holy Innocence? 12:23 – Should the Saturday vigil mass only be for those who can’t go to mass on Sundays in a strict sense such as paramedics etc.? 18:17 – What does it mean to retain sins? 31:10 – Regarding the Church’s stance on abortion. What does the Church stand when it comes to rape, incest and the life of the mother? 45:35 – How do I respond to my protestant friend who claims the early Church quickly fell into error? His evidence is that in the New Testament Paul was already correcting errors, and that the Old Testament says God’s people are continually falling away. 52:30 – Mt.16:24, What did Jesus mean when he said that everyone needed to pick up their cross and follow him if he had not yet been crucified when he said it? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11562 Open Forum for Non-Catholics - Tim Staples

2/27/2024
Questions Covered: 03:55 – My cousin is considering leaving Catholicism. What is going on regarding the 7 churches in Revelations? Why do Protestants use this to justify different Churches? 14:58 – I’ve lived 52 years as a Lutheran. Why did Luther “water down” the Eucharist and make it less of a pure miracle than it is? 29:10 – In the book of John during the trial of Barabas, the Jewish mob says, “His blood be upon us and all our generations.” Is that a legally binding statement? 49:32 – How is it that the Church of the Jews suddenly became the Roman Catholic Church of Esau? If the Jews come from Jacob, then how did Catholics come to be of Esau? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11560 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

2/24/2024
Questions Covered: 03:10 – Was the Ethiopian Eunuch responsible for starting a Church in Africa. How would this be possible if he wasn’t a bishop? 05:29 – Why don’t angels preach the gospel to humans? 08:14 – How would you approach someone who says that Christianity sounds great but sounds unbelievable? 17:23 – Could you explain why the Old Testament is reasonable to believe in? 40:35 – What’s the best way to explain purgatory to protestants without invoking anger? 47:03 – What do you say to the question, if one holds to the old earth creationist view, how could there be death and disease prior to the fall? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11560 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

2/24/2024
Questions Covered: 03:10 – Was the Ethiopian Eunuch responsible for starting a Church in Africa. How would this be possible if he wasn’t a bishop? 05:29 – Why don’t angels preach the gospel to humans? 08:14 – How would you approach someone who says that Christianity sounds great but sounds unbelievable? 17:23 – Could you explain why the Old Testament is reasonable to believe in? 40:35 – What’s the best way to explain purgatory to protestants without invoking anger? 47:03 – What do you say to the question, if one holds to the old earth creationist view, how could there be death and disease prior to the fall? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11559 Grounds for Divorce - Rose Sweet

2/24/2024
Questions Covered: 18:26 – If you get married civilly then divorced, are you married in the eyes of the Church? 20:45 – I have a family member who married in the Church and her husband was abusive. She divorced him and now she feels pushed out of the Church. What are her options? 24:14 – Is addiction a valid reason for divorce and annulment? 31:12 – Is divorce illegal in the Church? Is it punishable by sin? 35:12 – My husband divorced me when I became Catholic. I know I can’t remarry but I know some others have. This feels like the Church is inconsistent. 42:21 – Under the circumstances where divorce is allowed, would one still need to confess their divorce? 45:33 – How do I explain to my stepdaughter that an annulment would not affect the legitimacy of her children? 48:55 – I’m on my second marriage. My priest just told me that it’s not valid. What are your thoughts? 52:09 – My sibling received an annulment. She hasn’t gone to confession. Do you think it’s important for her to go? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11558 Open Forum - Joe Heschmeyer

2/23/2024
Questions Covered: 02:56 – Hebrew 10 says the blood of bulls and goats can’t take away sin. Why then does Leviticus say that it does? 06:00 – I heard that a red heifer was going to be sacrificed in Israel this year for Passover. Is this significant and what is the Church’s opinion of this? 14:44 – I’m in RCIA. I’m getting conflicting information. Who wrote the gospels? 23:17 – I had a seizure and was placed on meds. I started to hear a voice in my head saying I was going straight to hell. Once I started to pray the rosary, the voice immediately went away. What do you make of this? 29:10 – The bible has a lot of reference to demons. Were there a lot more demons during Christ time than ours? 32:34 – How do I understand images and apparitions of pain and suffering? I thought there was no more pain and suffering in heaven? 35:38 – Is there sometimes when more than one rosary is needed in our possession? 40:11 – Why is it that you can EM in one diocese but not another? In the Fatima apparitions it was said that one girl would be in purgatory until the end of time. If we pray for her, can we change that? 44:45 – Regarding Daniel 9:24; is Jesus the new temple? 49:58 – Why doesn’t CA produce books in mass like Matthew Kelly does? I feel like we are missing out. …

Duration:00:54:58

#11557 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

2/23/2024
Questions Covered: 04:04 – What backs up the claim that revelation ended with the last apostles? 9:47 – How do you respond to the problem of angelic hiddenness? 12:57 – When God says in Genesis, let us make man in our image, is it a reference to the Trinity? 18:40 – Is the Council of Chalcedon an illegitimate council as the Oriental Orthodox claims? If not, what’s the defense? 22:49 – Is it okay for Catholics to practice martial arts? 28:47 – St. Thomas Aquinas says the fires of purgatory are the same as the fires. How would the soul know whether they are in purgatory or hell? 35:34 – What is the oldest manuscript of the bible we have? Is our current translation the most accurate one? 40:59 – What are your thoughts on Israel only preterism? 47:09 – My college age child is attending a charismatic retreat this weekend. Should we be concerned especially with the tendency to encourage the gifts? 52:28 – Was the marriage between Mary and Joseph only a legal marriage and not a sacramental one? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11556 Ask a Priest - Fr. Paul Keller O.P.

2/22/2024
Questions Covered: 04:10 – Is it ok to study religions outside of the Catholic Church? 09:49 – Are babies capable of faith even without understanding? 14:35 – What happens to people who have never heard of Jesus? 19:01 – Is it permissible to take communion at a Protestant church? 24:16 – When the Eucharist is broken, a lot of priests elevate the host spreading crumbs everywhere. Is this valid to do? 30:00 – I was invited to a neighbor’s second wedding. Could I attend? She’s a divorced baptized Catholic and this ceremony is at a winery. 40:41 – What advice would you give to a person who said that they prayed to God, and they didn’t answer so they concluded that he didn’t exist? 45:23 – Is there going to be a formal response from the Church now that the former president is calling for a 16-week abortion ban? 53:05 – Is receiving communion at another church a mortal sin and should it be confessed? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11555 My Body For You - Stephanie Gray Connors

2/22/2024
Questions Covered: 13:05 – What’s the most effective way to fight back against the abortion pills being delivered via mail? 17:55 – I’m a college student. It feels like I’m the only pro-lifer in my classes. What do you think I can do without endangering my grade in class? 23:35 – I was tricked into taking an abortion pill. Are you familiar with them tricking women into taking a pill for ‘menstrual extraction’? 28:30 – What about abortion in the case of ectopic pregnancy? Is that okay? 35:05 – How do we know that conception is when the soul gets created? I don’t think it’s from scripture, right? Is it Aquinas? I hear there’s often miscarriages in early pregnancy that don’t even get noticed. So, are all those lost souls? 40:14 – Lots of abolition laws have been introduced that include punishing women who had abortions. Where does the Church stand on this? 43:40 – Do you think the prolife movement needs to rebrand after the overturning of Roe V Wade? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11554 Open Forum - Tim Staples

2/21/2024
Questions Covered: 02:43 – When my wife comes to Mass, she goes up to receive a blessing from the priest, but when I go to protestant service with her and do not go up for a blessing, she gets mad– how do I reconcile this? 10:59 – If you go to confession and confess 2/3 mortal sins in the confessional but then die, can those 2 confessed sins be used against you in your judgment? 19:44 – If a married priest becomes a widower, can he then become a Bishop? 21:44 – Which Protestant denominations are Calvinist? 29:28 – Why might a church not have a relic in the Altar? 40:58 – Why do Orthodox believe that we believe the Pope is infallible? 45:41 – If Adam and Eve hadn’t sinned, but a descendant sinned, everyone still have original sin? 48:08 – What is the Catholic evidence for Apostolic succession? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11553 Open Forum - Colin Donovan

2/21/2024
Questions Covered: 03:14 – How many levels of hell are there? 04:57 – Can you help me reconcile these two verses? Sirach 12: 4-7 “give to the devout but do not give to the sinner” and Proverbs 25: 21 11:55 – How does the baptism of infants work when the infant is not capable of understanding? 16:35 – If someone with a mental illness (such as schizophrenia) is struggling with sins of impurity, are they still morally culpable? 20:00 – I converted to Catholicism, if I go to protestant service with my family can I receive the “communion” at their service? 23:27 – Hypothetical question– If a priest were to die during the consecration and only consecrated the body, not the blood, is the transformation still complete? 29:12 – If you are new to the Catholic faith should you wait to start studying apologetics or dive right in? 38:58 – is it okay to support the scouts? 44:32 – How explicit should you get with your sins in confession? 47:40 – How do I explain Christ’s humanity to people who don’t understand Christ was both man and God. 51:33 – if you don’t know you’re committing a sin are you still accountable for that sin? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11552 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

2/20/2024
Questions Covered: 02:18 – How can I stay Catholic with all the changes from Rome? 10:21 – Does the appointment of only men imply that women are not called to spread the gospel in the same way men do? 14:53 – I heard that whatever you offer up for fasting on Fridays can also be given up. 16:16 – I’m concerned about the fewness of the saved. Is it an infallible teaching? 21:16 – Would God being perfect be necessary for him to be God? 28:57 – Can a Catholic convert to Judaism to be more like Jesus? 32:57 – Is there a list of infallible teachings? 40:16 – My daughter thinks that creation surprised God and that means that he isn’t all knowing. What is the Church response? 44:38 – Why does the Latin Church not use the host and chalice for mass anymore? 48:30 – When we talk to someone who isn’t Catholic and they question us, what should we do? 52:34 – How do we know what’s divine tradition vs man-made tradition? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11551 Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You? - Karlo Broussard

2/20/2024
Questions Covered: 05:09 – Papal Infallibility bothers me. 14:30 – Can you explain Transubstantiation? 20:34 – I’m a convert and a former pastor. Can the Church change teaching via ex cathedra? 34:12 – If you believe in a God that would send unbaptized babies to hell then I guess we don’t worship the same God. 38:28 – I’m a protestant and I want to convert. Why are we asked to give up meat for lent? Why does fish not count as meat? 48:40 – Are mortal sins infallibly defined? …

Duration:00:54:58

#11550 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

2/17/2024

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#11549 Weird Questions - Jimmy Akin

2/17/2024

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#11548 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

2/16/2024

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#11547 Open Forum - Jimmy Akin

2/16/2024

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