Catholic Answers Live

Here are the questions I answered today on Catholic Answers Live. The topic was: A Day in the Life of the Holy Family.

I will provide the links to listen on-line and download as a podcast as soon as the links are available.

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1. What did Jesus and Joseph do as carpenters?

2. What was the first thing the Holy Family did every morning?

3. What kind of house did they live in and what was their food like?

4. Why is Joseph always portrayed so elderly and so effeminately? What was he really like?

5. Would Jesus have been a builder of boats?

6. What did the women wear in terms of undergarments? In the movies men are shown with a cloth wrap.

7. Where did the Holy Family worship and what is the difference between a temple and a synagogue? How far did they have to walk to get there?

8. When was Jesus lost in the Temple and when did he decide to start his earthly ministry? How was Mary involved?

9. Where was Mary born and how did she end up in Nazareth?

10. How would the city of Nazareth be guarded in olden times? There were wild animals and thieves. How did cities protect themselves?

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Questions I Answered On Catholic Answers Live…

by Steve Ray on July 13, 2015

… with my usual “Open Forum for Non-Catholics.”

Here are the questions I answered. Listen on-line here; see other listening options such as podcasts here.

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1. Why do Catholics think that gay marriage should be illegal but not birth control and fornication?

2. What is meant by grace that Catholics receive in the sacraments? Does each sacrament give you a different grace?

3. How do we know which gospels about Jesus are valid and should be included in the Bible and which ones should be considered heresy and dismissed?

4. With all the different religions out there, why Catholicism?

5. Since the Reformation has the Catholic Church changed any of the things that Martin Luther objected to?

6. I grew up in an Assemblies of God family. Is salvation the most basic tenet of Catholicism that is shared by all Christians?

7. I am reading your amazing book book of your conversion — Crossing the Tiber. What is the last big obstacle for you in your conversion? Did you have any second thoughts when you went to your first Mass?

8. I am a Lutheran but my Episcopalian friend wanted communion last Sunday so he went to a Catholic Church and received communion. What do you think of that 

9. As a non-Catholic I wonder why does the authority of the Catholic Church usurp the authority of other local churches?

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Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Monday evening. You can listen on-live here or use other listening options, like podcasts, here:

1. If God is good, why is there evil and why do bad things happen to good people?

2. Why do Catholics think their Mass is a sacrifice when the Bible says Jesus was crucified only once for our sins?

3. What does the Catholic Church teach about conscientious objectors?

4. Why are there so many Catholic laws in the Canon Law? What is it for anyway?

5. Did the Catholic Church ever add books or remove books from the Bible?

6. Is the story of Barabbas in the Gospels mythical or historical (he argued that it was mythical)?

7. Why was the Book of Enoch and other ancient writings not included in the Bible?

8. Please expand on your thoughts on why God allows bad things to happen.

9. Can you expand on your comments about the Mass being like inside a bubble?

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Are You Born Again?

May 19, 2015

 Since we are all renewing our Baptismal Vows at the Jordan River today, thought this post from a year ago might be appropriate :-) It seems that God is kind of predictable in a way :-) since He always starts new things in the same way – with “water and the Spirit“. Consider the following: 1) The [...]

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Questions I Answered this Week on Catholic Answers Live Q & A for Non-Catholics

May 5, 2015

It was a rousing hour with great questions. Hope you enjoy it. To listen on-line, click here. To download as a podcast or other listening options, click here. ***************** Can I take RCIA classes and still have my planned wedding in a Protestant church this fall? Shouldn’t Christians be uniting in volunteer missionary activity rather [...]

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Are You Born Again? A Few of the Questions I Answered Wednesday on Catholic Answers Live

April 23, 2015

A Few of the Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live — Are You Born Again? To listen on-line, click here. For Podcasts and other options, click here.  **************************************** 1. As a Baptist, what did you used to believe about being born again? 2. How do you now answer if someone asks you if you [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: Q & A with Non-Catholics

March 19, 2015

Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Monday evening. Not a lot of questions by number – but we spent a lot of time on some of the excellent conversations. Fun show! Here is the link to listen on-line: http://www.catholic.com/audio-player/28639  Here is the link for downloading the podcast: http://www.catholic.com/radio/shows/open-forum-for-non-catholics-28639# **************************** 1 – [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – Raising Sons

February 17, 2015

These are the questions I answered about Raising Sons on Catholic Answers Live. It was a fun show with great questions. Click here for the LINK to listen on-line. Click here for the PODCAST or other information. *************************************** 1)  I have a son who defends the Catholic Church to the death but won’t go to [...]

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Karl Keating Steps Down at Catholic Answers

February 3, 2015

This is good news for Catholic Answers and will open up a lot of new possibilities. Christopher Check is now President — a good move. You can read the official announcement here: http://www.catholic.com/news/catholic-answers-names-new-president

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Questions I Answered for 2 Hours on Catholic Answers Live with Non-Catholics

January 28, 2015

 I took my own hour and filled in for Jimmy Akin for the 2nd hour — taking questions from Non-Catholic for two hours on Catholic Answers Live.  First Hour: First hour listen on on line here: http://www.catholic.com/audio-player/27630 For podcasts, click here: http://www.catholic.com/radio/shows/open-forum-for-non-catholics-27630  Second Hour: Second hour listen on line here: http://www.catholic.com/audio-player/27631   Podcast here: http://www.catholic.com/radio/shows/open-forum-for-non-catholics-27631#  QUESTIONS I [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live on Monday

December 17, 2014

Here is a link to listen on-line to Steve’s Open Line for Non-Catholics: Click here  For other options like podcasts, click here Here are the questions Steve answered: 1) Some on Catholic radio said there must be a God because people who do not believe in God can’t prove the he doesn’t exist. How come [...]

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Link Available: Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

November 28, 2014

Topic: St. Paul Teaches Us to Run the Race on Catholic Answers Live  Questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live tonight. You can access the link to listen on-line or to download as a podcast – as soon as the links are available. Listen here. 1. St. Paul speaks rather strongly regarding women’s participation in [...]

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Raising Daughters: Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – links added

September 10, 2014

My first comment was: the most important thing for a girl is the love of a strong father and that the father love the girl’s mother. We talked about raising daughters and some of my philosophy after having done raised three daughters and a son — all wonderful. And, my youngest, a daughter is getting [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

August 20, 2014

Here is the link to listen on-line. Here is a link for other listening options like a podcast. 1. When Catholics are promoting celibacy and chastity to homosexuals, are there different guidelines depending on if the messenger is gay or straight, married or single? 2. Why do Catholics feel it is necessary to confess their [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live on Monday

July 16, 2014

It was a Q & A for Non-Catholics. We got good questions and I had a blast answering. Here is a link to listen on-line and here is a link for other listening options like Podcasts. *********************************** I am a Bible Christian and my husband is fallen away Catholic starting a home church and friends. [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live – Link Now Available

June 25, 2014

It was one of the funnest and fastest shows ever! Great questions and lively discussion. Here are the questions I answered. The topic was “Abraham: Father of Faith and Works.” Here is the link for listening on-line and here for downloading as a podcast. 1) Did Abraham know that God wouldn’t have him actually go [...]

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