The Whys of Catholic Belief

We Catholics have a lot of doctrines. (It’s one of the things people criticize us for). In this edition of Catholic Answers Live, I answer questions about the reasoning behind the doctrines we Catholics believe. http://karlobroussard.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ca170616b.mp3 Audio Download Questions Covered: 14:31 – Why do we have Masses said for people who were given last rites? Also, have you heard the idea …

Does Being Catholic Matter?

Catholics claim Christ constituted his church as a visible society with a hierarchical structure. And as Dominus Iesusteaches, this society “subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him” (16). Catholics also claim membership in this visible and hierarchical society is necessary. And yet Jesus’ teaching in Luke 9:49-50 seems to …