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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

by Steve Ray on 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 sins to a priest instead of just to God?

3. Where do Catholics get their Bible?

4. I’m a Lutheran, fallen-away Catholic. I fell away because I feel that Catholics give too much emphasis to Mary.

5. I’m a former Catholic and wondering: If the Catholic Church keeps changing its teaching over the years, how can it be the one true Church?

6. I have a dilemma. I teach classes at my Evangelical church, starting a series on the Catholic Church, BUT I find myself agreeing with the Church on most things. Where can I go to learn more and should I teach the class?

7. The book of Hebrews says that “Christ died once for all.” How does that mesh with the teaching that the Mass is truly Christ’s Body and Blood being sacrificed over and over again?

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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. They are now disagreeing especially about praying to Mary. What is the truth about this?

 Why can’t I take Communion? I have been visiting a Catholic Mass with a friend and the book says I cannot take the Eucharist. It makes me sad. Why can’t I?

 Children coming across the border from Mexico. Why is the bishop (bishops) approving of this and not trying to stop it for our safety and security? 

Mary co-redeemer? My Catholic friend tells me that Mary redeems us too. What is this about? 

Shacking up. Our family was all raised Bible Christian and now my son is marrying a Catholic and taking classes to become Catholic. Yet, they are living together. What is the Church’s teaching on this and why are they letting them marry if they already live together?

Defining the word Atheist. One of the guests on this show improperly defined “atheist.” I want to explain what it really means and set you all staight.


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 through with killing Isaac?

2) Why was Isaac willing to go through with this and let his father kill him?

Steve sacrificing a ram in Israel

3) Why wasn’t God disappointed with Abraham’s adultery with Hagar?

4) It seems strange to me that Catholics practice “offering it up” with their sufferings. What is all that about if Christ’s already suffered for us?

5) Why would God ask Abraham to commit a mortal sin? And why would Abraham believe that God would ask him to do that? How can you justify this sacrifice?

6) I don’t understand why Hagar was punished? What did she do wrong?

7) It seems like you are justifying Abraham’s affair with Hagar because of the customs of the time. Wouldn’t it be wrong for him to have intercourse with Hagar no matter what the customs of his time were?

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