Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Forum for Non-Catholics

by Steve Ray on October 11, 2017

To listen to the show where I answered questions from Non-Catholics, click HERE. For more listening options, click HERE.

Questions Covered:

  • 04:01 – How does someone like me begin to believe? How can you prove to me that God is real?
  • 14:47 – How much money does the Catholic Church want you to contribute into the offering plate? Is it a requirement to put money in?
  • 17:55 – What is the difference between Catholics and other Christians?
  • 20:42 – You believe that your own father, an ardent Protestant, is in heaven despite the frequent conversations and disputations between you two. Therefore you believe no needs to be Catholic to get to heaven.
  • 27:45 – If our sins are forgiven by Christ, are they also removed from us?
  • 29:10 – I was divorced and remarried and my second husband died of cancer 6 years ago. I am dating a Catholic now and would like to know if there is an impediment to my marrying this man.
  • 32:18 – How was it recorded that those men you listed earlier followed Peter as pope? His real contention was that he did not believe in the Trinity and was very sneaky about it.
  • 41:02 – I listened to a Protestant show discussing a genocide of the Midianites. The pastor said that this was a just thing. It’s what God had wanted. Why? What could justify this?
  • 45:30 – How do I begin down the road to becoming Catholic?
  • 50:43 – What is the between divorce and annulment?

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Coit Templeton January 4, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Asking for a friend. He found out his wife was married by a priest in the catholic church in another country and now after many years she said it doesn’t matter because it happened many years ago. She was given money by the church to help her and her first husband start life but failed to disclose this information. Advice please.

Celeste February 14, 2020 at 10:17 AM

Did Pope John Paul Ever Consecrate Russia 2-Our Blessed Mother Or Has Any Other Pope Ever Consecrated Russia?
Thank You, Celeste

Paul Finn February 15, 2020 at 6:12 PM

If someone is near death but lucid and there is no priest available to hear his or her confession can another serious Catholic hear that person's confession. Can this person absolve this dying person of his-her sins?
Thank you.
Paul Finn

STEVE RAY HERE: I Do you not think that is effective. Confession must be made to an ordained priest. However, a sincere act of contrition in emergency will do the job.

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