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Tips for Defending the Faith – Live from the Legatus Summit in Orange County California

Questions Covered:

  • 02:50 – Where did Protestants wanting to convert Catholics come from?
  • 09:03 – My daughter-in-law considers herself to be a humanist and doesn’t believe in God. She once said, “I guess I’m going to hell because I haven’t been baptized.” What would you say to her?
  • 18:05 – What is the role of Catholic schools in evangelization?
  • 31:51 – Apologists, what is the toughest question you’ve ever had?
  • 34:57 – Protestants ask me what I think of the Pope because they think he’s terribly political. What would you say to them?
  • 42:13 – How can I help parents at my parish school who are detached from the faith?
  • 46:00 – What is the best way to argue religion with someone who professes to be non-denominational?
  • 50:00 – I am very confused about the concept of prayer. If it is a conversation, why are there not always answers back? What is the purpose of repetitive prayers? What is the difference between prayer and meditation? Is there a difference between 1 person praying and 10 million people praying?

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Soshestvie-vo-adWe had a great time on Wednesday discussing Old Testament saints. Where were they before Christ died and rose, did Mary have OT heroes, are Adam and Eve saints and much more. I hope you enjoy this podcast.

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“The patriarchs, prophets, and certain other Old Testament figures have been and always will be honored as saints in all the Church’s liturgical traditions.” CCC 61

Questions Covered:

  • 16:11 – Are there people from thousands of years ago who didn’t know God who went to heaven?
  • 20:54 – How can someone (like Adam or Eve) become a saint without knowing Christ?
  • 23:34 – Do you consider Solomon to be a saint? Why or why not?
  • 31:08 – Why don’t we speak more about saints like Lazarus?
  • 34:54 – What sort of hope did the Old Testament saints have? Did they hope for heaven?
  • 37:22 – How did women enter the old covenant when the men were entered in by circumcision?
  • 44:18 – Where is it in the Bible that Lucifer thought he was the chosen one, but that Jesus was sent in his stead?
  • 46:15 – Is Eve considered to be a saint?
  • 48:53 – Were the people in Abraham’s day considered to be cavemen, or were cavemen before Abraham?
  • 51:05 – You used to be Baptist and lived a Christian life and believed you were saved. Now that you’re Catholic, do you still believe that?

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Here are the questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live. You can listen HERE.

Questions are only taken from Non-Catholics:

1. I am an Anglican with respect for Apostolic Tradition. How can I apply this in the midst of Evangelical influence?

2. In Revelation 20 it mentions “a thousand year period,” what is that referring to?

3. Does the Catholic Church believe in full immersion and why does it accept sprinkling and pouring?

4. In Hebrews 10:29 what does it mean when it says “when he was made holy”? It is a reference to Jesus or the believer?

5. How is Catholic communion different from non-denominational communion. Why do I have to go through RCIA first?

6. Jesus criticizes the Pharisees for lots of laws and traditions. Doesn’t the Catholic Church do that today?

7. If an infant is baptized and then dies, does the baby go to heaven?

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Multiplication of Loaves a Miracle or Just a Lesson in Sharing?

July 29, 2018

When confronted with this at Mass a while ago I wrote a letter to the priest which became an article in Catholic Answers Magazine. Article HERE. The priest said there was no miracle when Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish. All he did was teach selfish people to share and they pulled extra loaves and fish from […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

May 11, 2018

Audio Link I know it shows Tim Staples and Jerry Usher, but the first half of this video is my show Q & A for Non-Catholics. For other listening options, click here. From those who oppose the Catholic Church to those who are thinking about entering, in this show, we take a break from talking […]

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Are You Born Again? Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

March 23, 2018

You can click here to listen to the show or click here for other listening options. Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Topic: “Are You Born Again?” 1.   What do you say if someone asks “Are you born again”?  What is the Catholic understanding of being Born Again? 2.   A former Catholic, now Evangelical […]

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Are You Born Again?

March 21, 2018

I posted this for the listeners of Catholic Answers Live on Wednesday evening, March 21. I will post the audio link as soon as it is available and a list of all the questions we answered. It seems that God is kind of predictable in a way :-) since He always starts new things in the […]

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Questions I Answered for Non-Catholics on Catholic Answers Live

January 23, 2018

On Friday we took to the phone to answer questions from non-Catholics. We had some great calls and responses. One in particular in which I defended the priesthood and seminarians against a charge that most were homosexuals. The Church Militant’s videos were referred to as reason this caller was not willing to become Catholic. Hope […]

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My Show on Catholic Answers Live: “Nativity from Joseph’s Perspective”

December 26, 2017

It was a lot of fun discussing the Nativity from a new angle — from St. Joseph’s perspective. Enjoy! https://www.catholic.com/audio/cal/8331

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

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 […]

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Steve on Catholic Answers Live

October 9, 2017
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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live: Martin Luther & the “Reformation”

September 20, 2017

Martin Luther and the Protestant “Reformation” – or rather, “the Deformation”  Just back from a trip to Martin Luther sites in Germany, Steve Ray discusses the man, his ideas, and his effect on the Church. (PICTURE: Steve posting “500 Reasons to Be Catholic” on the Wittenberg Door in Wittenberg Germany. To watch the 2-minute video […]

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

August 22, 2017

Click HERE to listen to the show. It was fun with some longer answers with some very nice responses… 1) Liberal Critic: How can the Catholic mission be more about feeding the hungry and ending war as opposed to orthodoxy? 2) Sedevacantist: Do we have a higher obligation to follow the Church as it stands […]

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Questions I Answered On Catholic Answers Live – got a bit feisty at times!

July 20, 2017

Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live Wednesday. Topic: Scripture & Tradition -and Water & Infant Baptism Introductory Questions: Give us an update on filming your new documentary on Elijah and Elisha. What was the authority accepted by the first Christians? How is authority in New Testament based on authority in the Old Testament? Questions […]

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Defending the Eucharist: Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

June 14, 2017

This month my topic on Catholic Answers Live was “Defending the Eucharist.” You can listen here. Questions I Answered: 1. What did you believe about the Eucharist before you became Catholic? 2. What helped you understand the fullness of the teaching and why did you change? 3. The Bible also says Jesus is door, the […]

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Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live about the Resurrection

April 18, 2017

Questions I Answered on the Resurrection on Catholic Answers Live. You can listen on-line here or download podcasts here.  1.  Why does Paul say Peter was the first to see Jesus when the Gospels say it was Mary Magdalen? 2. Why did you call a priest a heretic? Or, was the resurrection a real physical […]

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