Why God Still Matters (CA Live)

Why God Still Matters (CA Live)

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Questions Covered:

  • 16:10 – If there is no God and we have no deity to whom we look for answers and guidance, then what morally grounds us as people and as a nation?
  • 21:10 – If God loves all of us, why do we have to suffer through so much?
  • 35:00 – What if someone doesn’t care about the intellectual arguments about why God matters, and they have an emotional barrier. How can I help them to understand why He matters?
  • 42:48 – How is it that you can claim that God has always existed, yet you can’t claim that the universe has always existed?

 

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Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism

Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism

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What obstacles are in the way of you fully embracing the Catholic Faith? In this episode of Catholic Answers Live, I help callers overcome intellectual and moral impediments.

Questions Covered:

  • 15:52 – How do I communicate with Catholic believers who embrace a world view rather than a biblical view on abortion or homosexuality?
  • 21:57 – I do not believe that Mary was ever-virgin. I also have an issue with the sexual scandals and how they were covered up. Can you explain?
  • 35:23 – What do you mean when you say we are “brothers in Christ?”
  • 45:00 – I have a friend who has an issue with justification by faith alone mentioned in Romans 4:1-8. Can you please explain this?
The Bible Blueprint for the Church

The Bible Blueprint for the Church

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Questions and Topics Covered:

  • 15:32 – Recently, there was a priest who stood up and declared himself gay. Where’s the Church discipline? I’m a recent convert and I sometimes don’t see the difference between authority in the Catholic Church and with Protestantism.
  • 23:08 – When Jesus said “when two or three are gathered in my name.” What does Jesus’ “name” mean in this context?
  • 28:25 – I have an observation about Church discipline in the Protestant world: My evangelical church is very much into Matthew 18, and I don’t recognize the picture you are painting.
  • 37:25 – In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said if you hear my words and do them, you build your house on the rock. I don’t think that means you have to necessarily be Catholic.
  • 46:10 – With your understanding of the biblical blueprints of the Church, why do some people still think the Catholic Church is heretical?
  • 52:00 – Sometimes the pope is infallible, sometimes not–where do we get that in the Bible?
The Whys of Catholic Belief

The Whys of Catholic Belief

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Questions Covered:

  • 04:07 – Why do you believe in Jesus?
  • 17:13 – Why is transubstantiation so important to us as Catholics?
  • 12:32 – Why do Catholics believe that the pope is infallible regarding moral teaching?
  • 21:35 – Why do Catholics believe that a perfect act of contrition can replace confession?
  • 24:17 – Is transubstantiation supported in the bible? How can I respond to a friend who says the Catholic belief in transubstantiation would require an acceptance of Aristotle’s teaching that is beyond the bible?
  • 35:00 – I am a revert to the Church. I love the Lord. Why do I sometimes doubt if the Catholic Church is true?
  • 45:43 – My older brother questions why my mom has to do the rosary. He says prayers should go straight to God, not to Mary. How can I answer him?
  • 52:50 – How can we best be equipped to address the Catholic teaching on marriage?
Why Jesus Matters

Why Jesus Matters

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In this episode of Catholic Answers Live, I challenge the idea that Christ is just a teacher among other great religious teachers, and help explain the importance of Jesus in the cosmos and in our individual lives.

Questions Covered:

  • 15:16 – If we repent of our sins does Jesus wash them away like they never happened?
  • 21:00 – My friend does not believe in the Eucharist because he sees bad fruit being produced from the Church. What do I say?
  • 29:01 – I have a family member that argues that God sent Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, etc. and as long as we follow a religion we will be saved. What is your defense?
  • 41:08 – Does Jesus matter in terms of racism and racial reconciliation?
  • 47:25 – If you have wiped the slate clean through confession why would you need to do that all over again?
Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

Which Catholic Doctrine Troubles You?

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Do you have a Catholic doctrine or maybe a few Catholic doctrines that you struggle with? In this episode of Catholic Answers Live, I invite callers to share their doctrinal road-blocks to Catholic Faith.

Questions Covered:

  • 13:33 – Why does the Church believe in Natural Family Planning but not birth control?
  • 20:34 – It troubles me that Matthew 18 states to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and then in Acts it states baptize in the name of Jesus. Why do these verses contradict themselves? How do I explain this?
  • 28:29 – I do not understand the high regard for the poor? Is it noble to be poor?
  • 33:45 – Why would the Catholic Church allow the division of a person into relics? I believe this to be disrespectful?
  • 42:38 – I have an issue with the age of the Earth as stated by the Bible. Can you explain this?
  • 48:52 – According to Catholic Doctrine do Atheists not go to Heaven?

 

Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism

Overcoming Obstacles to Catholicism

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Questions Covered:

  • 06:15 – When Catholics pray to the Virgin Mary, I’m wondering how it ties in to “having no graven images”? Why do Catholics pray to Mary?
  • 14:07 – Can you clarify the “teaching” regarding the atonement not including physical healings of people? What is the Catholic position on this?
  • 23:27 – I had a vasectomy. The Church teaches against it? How can I return to become a Catholic?
  • 31:05 – Jesus told his apostles that he no longer calls them slaves, but now he calls them friends. How can I come to understand that the God of the universe can call us friends and wants a personal relationship when his power and love is so vast we find it hard to grasp. Can you help me understand how I am a “friend” and yet a son of the Most High?
  • 37:55 – What does the Bible teach about same-sex relationships in young children who have identity issues?
  • 52:26 – When we die, if we’re Catholic, we have to stand in judgment for all of our sins. If someone is not Catholic, do they go right to heaven since they don’t have to go to confession? Will they still be held accountable for their sins? Will they go to Purgatory?
Overcoming Obstacles to Truth

Overcoming Obstacles to Truth

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The modern idea that truth changes from culture to culture or person to person is not true. In this episode of Catholic Answers Live, I explain why that is the case, and help callers overcome their obstacles to the truth.

Questions Covered:

  • 15:19 – We have a mixed religious family. How do we know who’s right?
  • 23:35 – Is faith a reliable pathway to truth?
  • 48:00 – What is the definition of truth?

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