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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Our remaining four open pilgrimages in 2014 are selling fast –

Only one seat left for Holy Land leaving August 31. Two have signed up in the last week. Full bus!

Ireland has a few seats left leaving September 29. Going with Patrick Coffin and Irish priest Fr. Conlin.

St. Paul Mediterranean Pilgrimage-Cruise “Seminar at Sea” with Bishop Conley and Spirit Catholic Radio and open registration. Only a few cabins left.

Family Holy Land pilgrimage over Christmas break. Join other families with kids – influence them for a lifetime.

To see all of these and the amazing trips we have planned for 2015 visit http://www.footprintsofgodpilgrimages.com/upcoming-pilgrimages

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Our sufferings today are the prelude of those you, Europeans and Western Christians, will also suffer in the near future. I lost my diocese. The physical setting of my apostolate has been occupied by Islamic radicals who want us converted or dead. But my community is still alive.
 
 Please, try to understand us. Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger.
 
 You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal, but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home.
Archbishop Amel Nona
Chaldean Catholic Archeparch of Mosul, now exiled in Erbil
August 9, 2014

For the whole article, click here.

Read my article: Prepare for the Skyline of the Future

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Where are Muslims Happy and Unhappy?

August 19, 2014

Posted as a comment on one of my posts. Thought it was interesting. MUSLIMS… They’re not happy in Gaza .. They’re not happy in Egypt .. They’re not happy in Libya .. They’re not happy in Morocco .. They’re not happy in Iran .. They’re not happy in Iraq .. They’re not happy in Yemen [...]

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Looking for the Robin Williams’ Good-bye Video? It’s a Scam!

August 18, 2014

If you’re on social media today, you’ll likely see a Facebook link claiming to show a goodbye video message from Robin Williams to his fans. Don’t fall for it. The video, which claims to show the actor shortly before his suicide Aug. 11, is a hoax, internet experts say. The link – which has been [...]

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Are You Born Again?

August 18, 2014

Here is a short segment of one of my talks at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Hope you enjoy it. During the talk I mention Logos Bible Software which you can test drive at www.Verbum.com/Steve  How does one get born again? Catholics are born again the “Bible way”! Doing a Bible Study on what “water and [...]

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Interesting Explanation of Baptism from Protestant Dictionary – “baptism…in itself is unimportant”

August 18, 2014

I was looking up Greek definitions of the word baptism and found this interesting “definition.” This dictionary is usually very good but I found this summary of biblical passages on baptism very intriguing and disingenuous. Take a look at this definition and think about it for yourself. Analyze it and the verses used. Notice how they [...]

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My 11-Year Old Grandson Joshua Ray Playing Piano at Mass Today!

August 17, 2014

We were very proud of Joshua. He has a gift from God and loves to share it. He also does concerts for Retirement Homes and the elderly people love him. Enjoy!

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“Why do you Catholics believe Mary ascended into heaven?”

August 13, 2014

Nice article from LifeTeen: About twelve years ago a teen named Billy asked me this question, “Why do you Catholics believe that Mary ascended into heaven, when it’s not even in the Bible?” He said “you Catholics” because he went to a local Bible Church but had been coming to a Life Teen Summer Bible [...]

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Queens in the Old Testament – They Were Mothers

August 13, 2014

While on the radio this morning a man called in to say my argument for the Assumption of Mary from the Old Testament was wrong. I had quoted 1 Kings 2:19 where Solomon had raised his mother to Queen of the Kingdom was the ONLY case of a mother being queen in the Old Testament. [...]

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Islam a Religion of Peace? Why the Silence?

August 12, 2014

Islam a religion of peace? Is so, where are American Muslims protesting and speaking out against genocide of Christians by ISIS Muslims in Iraq? Children beheaded, women raped, Christians slaughtered as animals, many starving as they flee the terror and Muslims are saying nothing. Are they sending money and supplies? Why the silence? Will prominent [...]

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Archbishop Sako’s Disappointment with Response to Iraq’s Disaster

August 12, 2014

Patriarch Sako: Refugee Situation Escalating, U.S. Military Action Disappointing Says Iraq’s Christians Face Hard Dilemma: Emigrate or Stay By Staff Reporter VATICAN CITY, August 11, 2014 (Zenit.org) – The Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon has highlighted the extent of the refugee situation in northern Iraq, warned of “escalating” humanitarian needs, and said the hardships facing Iraqis [...]

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My Prayer for Today :-)

August 11, 2014

Lord, grant me a mug of coffee for the things I can change and a glass of wine for the things I cannot change.

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Adopt a Christian in Mosul – I just did!

August 9, 2014

Visit Asia News at http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Adopt-a-Christian-from-Mosul-to-respond-directly-to-Iraq’s-emergency-31845.html AsiaNews is launching a fundraiser to support Christians targeted by the Islamic State, thus responding to a request by the Patriarch of Baghdad and Pope Francis’s urgent appeal “to guarantee all necessary assistance – especially the most urgently needed aid – to the great multitude of people who have been driven [...]

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Patriarch of Iraq YELLS at the World; “Where are You?” His Words Here – Steve to discuss this topic today on Al Kresta Show

August 8, 2014

Steve will join the Al Kresta Show on Ave Maria Radio from 5:20 – 6:00 to discuss the slaughter of Christians in Iraq and the silence of the world. Iraq’s Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako: a Voice in the Desert Catholic Leader Appeals to Pope, Brother Bishops: ‘Speeches Are Good for Nothing’ ROME, August 08, 2014 [...]

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Christians Fleeing Nineveh as ISIS Muslims Destroy their Cities – Where is the West??

August 7, 2014

UPDATE: Glad the Pope finally calls on the world to step in and “end the crisis” and help the Christians being slaughtered and displaced in Iraq. I hope this means more than just following along behind ISIS to pick up the dead bodies, feed and care for the raped and starving: (Reuters) – Pope Francis [...]

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