Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

by Steve Ray on August 21, 2009

On Friday evening I took questions from non-Catholics on Catholic Answers Live. It was great fun and we had excellent questions.
Here is the link to the RealAudio link. Other listening options can be found here.
I will be on again September 18 to to answer more questions from non-Catholics.

1 – The Bible refers to “the brothers” of Jesus. Why does the Catholic Church teach that Mary had no other children when the Bible says Jesus had brothers? (In this regard  I suggest reading the Catholic Answers tracts here and here and the Treatise by St. Jerome (345–420 AD)).
2 – Another question pushing the issue further wondering why these “brothers” were so concerned about Mary if they were not her sons.
3 – Where does the Bible say we should pray to dead saints?
4 – A Baptist who was taught the earth was created in seven literal days. What is the Catholic teaching on creation?
5 – Why do Catholics pray for people in Purgatory to get out early if it is time in purgatory that purifies?
6 – Faith and Works. Why do Catholics think they are saved by works when the Bible says we are saved by faith?
7 – One more that I cannot remember – sorry!

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Dan August 25, 2009 at 11:29 PM


Thanks for answering these questions for people. I’m sure you must roll your eyes when you hear — for the thousandth time — the “brothers of Jesus” question and others like that. Yet, it’s important to help our brothers and sisters understand the Catholic faith. Again, thanks and God bless you and your family.


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