Catholic Answers Live

Topic: Open Forum Q & A for Non-Catholics

You can listen on-line here, for podcast and other info click here.

1.  How can you say the Church is one and visible when Christians make up so many different denominations?

2.  Evangelical (I think):  How does the Catholic Church come to believe in the Immaculate Conception? Did Christians always believe this? 

3.  Greek Orthodox:  What about the Catholic obsession with defining everything and not leaving things simply as “mystery”?

4.  Follow up:  Why did I chose Catholic over Orthodox?

5.  Evangelical:  I am hanging on to Salvation by Faith Alone for dear life but starting to question it. Can you explain how we are saved and what you think of “Faith Alone”?

6.  Fallen Away, Renegade Catholic:  What is the penalty for homosexuals? What is the difference between mortal and venial sins. (He ended by saying that he thinks I changed him from being a renegade Catholic).

7.  Non-denominational:  Does the Catholic Church allow gays to marry?

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Raising of the Cross by Rembrandt

The topic was “The Crucifixion of Jesus.” Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live on Wednesday.

You can listen on-line here or download the podcast here.

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1)  Did Judas simply point out Jesus or did he accuse Jesus of a criminal act?

2)  Can you clarify how the Passover in Exodus relates to the Passion of Christ and the Eucharist?

3)  I have heard that Jesus was crucified on a tree rather than a cross. What is your opinion?

4)  During the trial Jesus was the subject of jeering and mocking. That hurts me very much. Why did he have to be mocked?

5)  How much of Judas’ betrayal was based on his free will and how much was predestined by God? Was Judas programmed to betray Jesus?

6)  It seems that Jesus was “nailed” to the cross whereas the two thieves were attached by ropes. Is this true and why?

7) A young boy asked, If Jesus died on the Cross, how did he bring himself back to life?

8)  Matthew and Mark say that the two thieves mocked Jesus but Luke says that one of the thieves speak kindly to Jesus. Is this a discrepancy or contradiction?

9)  I always thought it was Temple Guards who came to arrest Jesus but the Bible seems to say it was Roman soldiers. Can you clarify this for me?

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QUESTIONS I ANSWERED – It was a very lively show, what one listener called “smashing.”

1. What is the remedy when teenagers start having their “own personalities” and begin struggle with committing to the Catholic Church?

 2. What should a parent do when they catch their teenager committing mortal sin? What do we do when they abuse the freedom we give them?

3.  I’ve been a trucker for the past 15 years. My wife has left me and taken my daughters. The youngest told me not to come to her graduation because she said I had neglected the family. What should I do?

 4. I have a 6 and 3 year old. What steps can I take to help prepare them of the things they will encounter when they get older?

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“Was St. Paul a Catholic?” – Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

January 26, 2016

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live of Friday, January 23, 2016. Click here to listen on-line; for podcast or more listening options click here. 1.  Opened with a discussion of St. Paul life before conversion, his life and radical ministry and the facts and issues surrounding his martyrdom. 2.  In 1 Corinthians St. Paul [...]

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Are You Born Again?

January 5, 2016

 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 about Christmas I Answered Wednesday on Catholic Answers Live

December 24, 2015

Fun, fun, fun! I love doing the Catholic Answers Live call-in show. Wednesday the topic was Bethlehem and the Nativity. We started out with my description of what it was like for Mary and Joseph to arrive in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago.  You can listen on-line HERE; for other listening options like podcast, click HERE. [...]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live from Malta: “Who was St. Paul?”

October 7, 2015

It was great doing the Catholic Answers Live show on St. Paul from the Island of Malta. Here are the questions I answered in a very lively hour. To listen on-line listen here. To download the Podcast click here. **************************************** 1. What are you doing on the Island of Malta and tell us of St. [...]

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Links to Audio of Questions Steve Answered on Catholic Answers Live Friday

September 20, 2015

Questions I answered Friday on Catholic Answers Live “Q & A for Non-Catholics“  We took a bit of time to answer each question. Great fun with this show and the excellent callers. To listen ON-LINE click here. To download the PODCAST or for more info here.  In RCIA:  My wife grew up Catholic but became lukewarm [...]

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Catholic Answers Live Tonight: “A Day in the Life of the Holy Family”

August 10, 2015

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. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1. What did Jesus and Joseph do as carpenters? 2. What [...]

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Questions I Answered On Catholic Answers Live…

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. ************************************ 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? [...]

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Questions Steve Ray answered on Catholic Answers Live Monday: Q & A Forum for Non-Catholics

June 8, 2015

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 [...]

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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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